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Rhododendron Society The Southeastern Chap-ter, American Rhododend-ron Society is holding a cutting exchange and discussion on propagation, on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m., at St. John in the Wilderness Parish Hall in Flat Rock. Members will bring...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    September 15, 2011

Revaluation May Be Delayed Until 2016

The next revaluation of property in Transylvania County may be delayed by three years, from 2013 to 2016. County Tax Administrator David Reid made the proposal to county commissioners Monday, saying values in the county remain relatively unchanged...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    September 15, 2011

State Leader Pledges Support For DuPont

“It’s good to be out of Raleigh and to be in such a beautiful place as this,” said Steve Troxler, the state commissioner of agriculture, last week as he looked at High Falls in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Troxler and other Department of...

 

Terry Scruggs Dies After Resigning From City

Terry Scruggs, the long-time finance director for the city of Brevard, was found dead early Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, Scruggs resigned from his position as finance director, according to a city press release. No reason for the resignation was...

 

Local Activist Fay Walker Passes Away

Longtime community activist Fay Coker Walker, of Brevard, died Wednesday at Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Walker is known for her work for social justice and racial reconciliation in the community. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. this Sunday at...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    September 15, 2011

County Prefers New N.C. 215 Route

They’ve said it before, and they are saying it again. Transylvania County commissioners prefer construction of a new route for N.C. 215 between Balsam Grove and Rosman. Replacement or improvement of the winding, narrow highway has been a priority f...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    September 15, 2011

TVS Exporting Food Product To Help Haiti

Two days after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti in January of 2010, Karl Eastlak, president of World Hope International, stood in the midst of the devastation and held a young infant. As he prepared to leave, the child’s father insisted that...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 15, 2011

Former Police Chief To Investigate Attempts To Buy Vitalie Property

Former Brevard Police Chief Dennis Wilde is investigating whether or not there was any wrongdoing when the town of Rosman attempted to purchase the former Peter Vitalie property. Rosman Town Attorney Donald Barton told the audience at Tuesday...

 

Civitans Honor Members, Announce New Officers

The Transylvania Civi-tan Club held their annual Awards and Officers’ Induction Banquet at the Sagebrush Restaurant on Sept. 12. Drew Nelson, presiding president, presented a plaque to Edie...

 

Democratic Women To Support ‘Joining Forces’

Transylvania Democrat-ic Women will participate in the North Carolina State Democratic Women’s 2011 Convention which convenes this weekend in Greenville, N.C. A special focus of this year’s meeting centers on answering the call to support the...

 

Chefs’ Best Dishes Benefit Local Schools

The annual Taste of Transylvania event held on the grounds of the Brevard Music Center drew a large crowd Tuesday evening, Sept. 13. The Taste of Transylvania has long been the primary fundraiser for...

 

Faith-Science Dialog Continues At Church

“Heart & Mind: A Faith-Science Dialog” series continues exploring the relationship between human nature and religious beliefs. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, Rev. Richard Hands-chin will present a discussion that explores how the image of Jesus shapes...

 

Church Activities

Brevard Jewish Community The Brevard Jewish Community will observe the High Holiday services at the following times and locations. Erev Rosh Hashanah will be observed on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church on Brian Berg Lane in Brevard. Rosh...

 

Church To Present Challenges Of Aging

Data from the 2010 national census indicates that the population of Transylvania County includes 7,303 people ages 60 – 74 and 3,903 ages 75 and up. That total of 11,206 individuals represents 34 percent of the local population. When the 2000...

 

Sharing House Auction

When Steve Martin ordered some items from Duck Pond Pottery, Nick Friedman got a wild idea and fashioned these busts of Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, which he donated to Sharing House for its silent auction at Songfest. The auction raised...

 

‘King Of The Moonshiners: Lewis Redmond’ Is Library Topic

The Transylvania County Library’s Bag Lunch Arts Series continues on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at noon in the Rogow Room of Library with a presentation in support of Transylvania County’s Sesquicentennial entitled “King of the Moonshiners: Lewis Redmo...

 

Library Plans Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Transylvania County Library will begin their annual used book sale on Saturday, Oct. 8 in the Rogow Room at the library. Thousands of used books will be available for sale, including best sellers, history, cookbooks, classic...

 

Children’s Art Classes Offered

Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Department will be offering youth art classes again this fall with instructor Alisha Swicegood. Students will learn about the seven elements of art, along with hands on projects of their own. Classes for...

 

Silvermont Begins Reader’s Theater

An exciting, new program is being offered on Mondays from 1-2 p.m. at Silvermont Opportunity Center, 364 E. Main St. in Brevard. A Reader’s Theater Program will be led by local actress Julie Vorus. The format is to meet once weekly for one hour...

 

Blue Devils Prep For Powerful Panther Team

The Blue Devil football team is showing improvement just in time to face perhaps their toughest competition of the year in Franklin. The Blue Devils lost by two at Mitchell last week but showed sparks of the Brevard of yore. They had a pair of goal-l...

 

Tigers To Face Potent Bulldog Attack On Friday

Ten miles up the mountain in Rosman, the road (literally) doesn’t get any easier for the Tigers, as they make the long trip to Murphy, one of the top 1-A programs in the state. The Bulldogs’ record at 1-3 belies their reputation. They opened 0-3...

 

Blue Devils To Honor Former All-Americans At Halftime Of Friday Night’s Football Game

During Friday night’s game against Franklin, the Brevard High School Blue Devil Club will honor the three football players who were named All Americans in 1958 and 1960. Cecil Lowery and Dr. Jerry Cabe made the selection in 1958, with Denny...

 

Tornados Introduce New Coach Mark Prosser

Brevard College officially introduced new men’s basketball coach Mark Prosser to the community at a press conference held Tuesday afternoon. Prosser, an assistant at Division I Wofford College,...

 

Sporting Sign-Ups Slated

Gymnastics Registration The Parks and Recreation Department is announcing registration for the fall session of gymnastics. Children ages 3 and up are eligible to participate. Classes will be held on Tuesday or Thursday beginning Sept. 6 and continue...

 

Lady Devils Win 9-0

The Lady Blue Devil tennis team gave up just three games in singles play, five overall, in defeating North Henderson 9-0 on Monday afternoon. Hunter Hall won 6-1, 6-1 at number-one singles. Taylor Snowdon, Emma McLeod, Allie Williams and Anna Fuller...

 

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