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Brevard Native Hosey Tackles XTERRA Triathlon – Brevard NC

Typically, a trip to Hawaii brings to mind visions of a tropical paradise complete with sandy beaches, beautiful sunsets and a tasty drink topped off with an umbrella. For Michael Hosey things will be...

 

Silvermont Pumpkin Patch Provides Ghoulish Family Fun – Brevard NC

The "Lighted Pumpkin Patch & Revenge of the White Squirrels" Halloween spectacular opened at Silvermont Park in Brevard last weekend to the delight of over 700 visitors. The extensive collection...

 

Amit Peled To Perform On Pablo Casals' Cello – Brevard NC

When Israeli-American cellist, Amit Peled, takes the Porter Center stage on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m., he will bring with him his artistry, his charisma and the actual 1733 Goffriller cello once play...

 

Cradle Of Forestry To Present 'The Legend Of Tommy Hodges' – Pisgah Forest NC

The Cradle of Forestry will entertain audiences with the annual outdoor drama, “The Legend of Tommy Hodges,” on Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22, with shows at 6:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. During the outdoor performance, audiences will...

 

AAUW Members And IWIL Students Build Stronger Bonds – Brevard NC

At the October branch meeting of AAUW, members welcomed Brevard College's IWIL (Institute for Women in Leadership) students to engage in dialogue across the generations, participating in small group...

 

Local Democratic Women To Be Honored At Convention – Brevard NC

Two members of the Transylvania Democratic Women’s Club will be honored as STARS by Democratic Women of North Carolina (DWNC). The DWNC is a coalition of county women’s clubs throughout the state. Jackie Hovey and Eileen Marshall were nominated...

 

News Of Organizaitons

Alzheimer’s Support Group The Transylvania Alzheimer’s Support Group will welcome Dr. Lana Riemann at the Oct. 27, meeting. She will speak on palliative care and pre-planning issues. The group meets at CarePartners Adult Day Care from 5-7 p.m. De...

 

Blue Devils Look To Tame Mustangs, Punch Playoff Ticket – Brevard NC

By all accounts, the playoff system for high school football in North Carolina can be a bit confusing. But this week for Brevard, the formula is simple. Win and you’re in. In a road match featuring a battle between two 6-2 squads, a Brevard win...

 

Rosman Lady Tigers Fall 3-1 To Murphy On Senior Night – Rosman NC

The Lady Tigers fought valiantly, but slow starts in three of their four sets proved too much to overcome as they lost to Murphy, 3-1, in their regular season home finale. Tuesday's match was a...

 

Connestee Hosts Annual Vernon Gardner Memorial Tournament – Connestee Falls NC

The Transylvania Youth Council (TYC) held its 12th annual Vernon Gardner Memorial Golf Tournament on Oct. 14 at Connestee Golf Club. It was a great success! The TYC and the Parks and Recreation...

 

Tigers Face Difficult Road Test Against Maroon Devils – Rosman NC

It’s been a tough year for the Rosman Tiger football team and it won’t get any easier this Friday. Rosman (1-7) will try to find a way to break out of a four-game losing streak against Swain County (3-5) who started the year 0-5 only to dominate...

 

Lady Blue Devils Claim Second Straight XC Conference Title

Lillie Siniard wasn't interested in any type of consolation prize. The sophomore had shown flashes of brilliance all season long, but often suffered in the heat. With warmer temperatures forecast for...

 

Toxaway Plans $5 Million Clubhouse Renovation – Lake Toxaway NC

After completing more than $10 million of golf course improvements since 2007, Lake Toxaway Country Club (LTCC), www.lake toxawaycc.com, has announced it will begin a $5 million clubhouse renovation...

 

Oskar Blues Expands Overseas – Brevard NC

The craft beer-in-a-can pioneers are hopping overseas once again to quench international thirst for Oskar Blues Brewery. After experiencing explosive domestic growth in the past year, achieving 50-state distribution by adding Montana, Oskar Blues...

 

Election Information

“The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate.” -Thomas Jefferson Every election Americans are encouraged to go to the polls and vote. It is equally important for those voting to be educated about the candidates...

 

Citizens Academy Is Awesome

I just completed the 2016 Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy, and it was absolutely awesome! Their motto is, “Dedicated to doing the right thing, the right way, for the right reasons.” In each session this noble premise...

 

A Vote For Henson Makes Sense

I have had the unique opportunity to work with both candidates for House District 113. They are both interested in serving this district. The difference is not in their dedication, but in their philosophy and approach to government. In a time when...

 

Copelof Is A Proven Leader

North Carolina faces serious challenges in the next few years. We in Transylvania County are coping with aging infrastructure and the need to attract business investment among others. These issues challenge even experienced leaders. Although it is...

 

Brevard Is A Special Place

In regard to the article “Transylvanians Help Save Charleston Couple’s ‘Big Day,’” I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the good folks in Brevard for the hospitality and accommodations that they provided to our families...

 

Dump Alternative Three

I wish to add several additional problems with Alternative 3 to the editorial regarding the three alternative proposals to reconstruct Wilson Road. I live in Middle Mount, whose only access is from Wilson Road, and have driven that road several...

 

America Must Win

So many in our country have a sports team mentality; my team must win over yours. It’s time to drop that approach and recognize, as we had in the Olympics, America is the team that must win. For the survival of our America as a democratic...

 

Copelof Needed In House

As our election date quickly approaches, I urge the citizens of Transylvania, Henderson and Polk counties to consider Maureen Copelof for NC House 113. Copelof is well positioned for this seat in the state legislature. Her 30 years in the Navy have...

 

Palmer More Than Great Golfer

As many of the golf world know, we lost a golf legend, Arnold Palmer, this month. I have a connection to Arnold Palmer that involves more than the usual fanatical awe of his golf talent I’d like to share. At the time my son, his wife and his...

 

We Should Want The Best For Every Child

Transylvania County Schools is an excellent traditional public school system. We have a long history of academic excellence and strong community support. I am proud to have been a part of Transylvania County Schools for 35 years, and consider myself...

 

Richard "Dick" Liebe

Richard “Dick” Liebe, of Brevard, passed away Oct. 18, 2016, in Asheville. He was born May 26, 1932, in Norwalk, Conn. and raised in Killingworth, Conn. He graduated from Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine, in 1954 and served in the United States...

 

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