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State Unemployment Rate For October Inches Up-Brevard NC

The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, increasing 0.2 of a percentage point from September’s revised rate, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce. The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to...

 

UPDATE: Commissioners Declare State Of Emergency,Property Owners Being Assisted -Brevard NC

According to Transylvania 911, Emergency Services, ground units are assisting property owners with pretreatment and protection of structures on Dolly Masters Road in order to be prepared should the fire make it that far. Additional ground units are...

 

Legal Notices for November 17, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 16-E-172 NOTICE TO CREDITORS I have qualified as Executor of the Estate of George Thomas Chapman, Jr., Deceased, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All persons, firms, and... Full story

 

Vocalist Norman To Perform At Christmas Gala – Brevard NC

The Children's Center of Transylvania County is moving its annual holiday season gala to the largest venue since its Festival of Trees days and adding local pop vocalist W.K. Norman to entertain diner...

 

Rosman To Hold Christmas Parade – Rosman NC

On Sunday, Dec. 4, Rosman will be holding its annual parade. No registration is required, and there’s no admission fee, but limitations have been put in place. There will be no four-wheelers, dirt bikes, or ATVs allowed. There will also be no...

 

Post-Election Forum For The 'Brokenhearted' Is Nov. 20 – Brevard NC

Community members are invited to attend “A Gathering for the Dispossssed & Brokenhearted,” a forum to reflect on the spiritual, social and communal impact of the U.S. general election on Nov. 8 The event is intended especially for those who feel...

 

Film Spotlights Bullying – Brevard NC

Schenck Job Corps students are collaborating with Hollywood veteran, production designer and Brevard resident Stephen Marsh to make a film on the different forms of bullying and the harm it causes....

 

Commissioners Want More Study Done On Recreation Options – Brevard NC

Five options are currently on the table as work continues on ways to improve recreation services in the county, including Brevard and Rosman. The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners was presented the options during its regular meeting Monday....

 

Hawkins Reappointed To State Economic Development Board – Brevard NC

Transylvania County Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins has been reappointed to a second term as board director of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC). The EDPNC was formed in...

 

Air Quality Forecast at 'Code Red' For Friday-Brevard NC

The air quality forecast for today (Friday) is "Code Red,"or “Unhealthy” conditions, according to Transylvania Public Health. All people should limit prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors. Children, older adults, active people, and those with...

 

Rita Ashe Retiring As Clerk Of Superior Court – Brevard NC

Rita A. Ashe, the Transylvania County Clerk of Superior Court, has announced her retirement, which will be effective on Dec. 1. Kristi B. Brown is set to be appointed to serve out Ashe's current...

 

Public Health Monitoring Air Quality – Brevard NC

With the air quality diminished because of the wildfires in the area, Transylvania Public Health is addressing what residents should and shouldn’t do. The air quality forecast for Wednesday in Transylvania County was Code Orange, or “Unhealthy...

 

City Employee Injured In Wednesday Morning Accident – Brevard NC

At 6:10 a.m., Wednesday, 27-year-old Thomas James Aldridge, who works for the city of Brevard’s Public Works Department, was blowing leaves when a vehicle driven by 43-year-old Jeb Bracken hit him. “The driver was going southbound on North Broad...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 17, 2016

Brevard Academy Projecting Budget Surplus This Year – Brevard NC

Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy projects it will have a budget surplus this year of more than $81,00. Combined with previous years’ savings, the school’s board of directors anticipates having $860,305 on hand by June 30, 2017. At...

 

Good Deeds

Monday was the start of national collection week for Operation Christmas Child. In Transylvania County, there are two locations to drop off shoeboxes filled with gifts for needy children: Brevard...

 

Firefighters Planning 'Burnout' At Pinnacle Mountain

Firefighters are planning a large-scale burnout operation on the Pinnacle Mountain fire today, according to the S.C. Forestry Commission. This burning operation, undertaken to bring the wildfire under control, will encompass both sides of Table Rock...

 

Common Ground

“I think it’s always a mistake to misread your mandate, and frequently new majorities think it’s going to be forever. Nothing is forever in this country. We’ve been given a temporary lease on power, if you will. And I think we need to use it...

 

What I Was Thinking

A reader recently asked what veterans were thinking on Friday, the 11th day of the 11th month. I’ll tell you what one of them was thinking. First, I was not reliving the completion of yet another election cycle, however contentious it may have...

 

Give Trump A Chance

I was disappointed in the elections in 2008 and 2012. I did not protest in the streets. I am ashamed! If you put Mike Pence in as president would it be any different or the same? If you said the same I am pretty sure where your allegiance lays. Give...

 

We Have Our Country Back

In spite of all the ubiquitous Transylvania County road signs inundating Brevard and the countywide signs supporting Hillary Clinton and all the other Democratic candidates, in spite of all the usual liberal letters to the editor, in spite of all...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County NC

Brevard- Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, Nov. 20, Keith Thompson will finish his two-part series on The Lord’s Prayer. Music for worship will be provided by the Chancel Choir. Every third Sunday B-DRPC receives the 5¢-A-Meal Offering to...

 

Public Schools Honor American Education Week – Brevard NC

This week, Transylvania County Schools is joining in the celebration of American Education Week, from Nov. 14-18. The theme for 2016 is “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.” The annual celebration always takes place the we...

 

Pisgah Forest Announces First Quarter Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Pisgah Forest Elementary School Honor Roll for the first quarter of 2016-17 school year. 3rd Grade A Honor Roll Ashlyn All, Emma Anders, Nadia Azra, Victoria Brown, Asher Causby, Paige Dinsdale, Kenadie...

 

Rosman Elem. Announces First Quarter Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Rosman Elementary School Honor Roll for the first quarter of 2016-17 school year. 3rd Grade A Honor Roll McKinley Barton, Lee Birchfield, Serena Gurganious, Ryan Lamb, Kayne Mitchell and Becca Queen. 3rd...

 

Patricia Ann Cantrell

Patricia Ann Cantrell, 53, of Columbus, Ga., died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Gentiva Hospice. A memorial service was held Nov. 4, 2016, at The Little Church in the County, Cataula, Ga. A memorial...

 

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