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Church Activities – Transylvania County NC

Brevard- Davidson River Presbyterian Sunday, Nov. 27, is the first Sunday of Advent. In observance of the beginning of Advent, the 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services on Nov. 27 will be A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent. The service will inclu...

 

Legal Notices for November 24, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 16 E 392 EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Adele L. Anderson of Transylvania County, North Carolina, this... Full story

 

Births

Eleanor Elizabeth Williams Kyle and Elizabeth Williams, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Eleanor Elizabeth Williams, born Oct. 16, 2016, at Mission Hospital in...

 

News Of Organizaitons

Embroiderer’s Guild The local chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America (EGA) is actively involved in several outreach programs. Each year they donate items to the Henderson County Library, the Literacy Council, Interfaith Ministries and...

 

Boys & Girls Club Joins #GivingTuesday Campaign – Brevard NC

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County is joining a global campaign next Tuesday, Nov. 29, that is aimed at giving people a chance to counter the retail sales commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday by donating to their...

 

Livestock Management Workshop Planned – Brevard NC

A Winter Livestock Preparation and Management Workshop will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. in the conference room in the Community Service Building located at 98 E. Morgan St. in Brevard. Workshop topics include evaluating hay supply, winter...

 

All Invited To Thanksgiving Dinner – Brevard NC

Michael Collins, the director of Bread of Life, the free community kitchen in Brevard, sees hunger not as an individual problem but for the community as a whole. When he speaks at churches and...

 

23-Year-Old Dies After Falling At Moore Cove Falls – Pisgah Forest NC

A 23-year-old Florida resident died Tuesday evening after falling from Moore Cove Falls. Walace Rice Parish, of Melbourne, Fla., was in the area visiting friends from a neighboring county. At 5:10...

 

Smoke Making Outside 'Unhealthy' – Brevard NC

Smoke has been blanketing Transylvania County recently, creating unhealthy breathing conditions. State health officials issued a "code red" (unhealthy) for Wednesday in Transylvania, with an open burn...

 

City Looking At Water Storage – Brevard NC

Brevard City Council has approved researching the feasibility of building an offline water storage system for the city. During its regular meeting Monday, council approved spending a maximum of $78,500 for the Resource Institute, Inc., to do the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 24, 2016

School Board OKs Merit-Based Pay Plan – Brevard NC

By a 3-1 vote Monday night, the Transylvania County Board of Education passed a merit-based pay plan for non-teachers. Some teacher assistants, bus drivers, custodians, office support personnel, bus garage and combination employees (those who may do...

 

Elections Board Makes Nov. 8 Results Official – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Elections completed the canvassing of votes on Monday, officially certifying the Nov. 8 general election results in the county. Canvassing had been moved from Friday to Monday due to a delay by the North Carolina...

 

Chamber Presents Holiday Promotion – Brevard NC

More than 30 businesses from Transylvania County have joined together to present the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday promotion. The program, which is in its ninth season, is designed to promote holiday spending at local...

 

Tree Decor

On Tuesday, some Transylvania County employees were busy decorating the Christmas tree on the courthouse grounds. Scott Goins and Larry Hoxit had the job of decorating the tree from the crane bucket....

 

Logging Railroads Were Vital To Industries – Transylvania County NC

Logging and tanning were two of the major industries in Transylvania County and western North Carolina in the early 1900s and railroads played an integral role in the success of those industries. The...

 

Many Reasons To Give Thanks

There are many reasons to give thanks this Thanksgiving. First, we should give thanks to those firefighters who have been battling the blazes across western North Carolina these past few weeks. They are putting their current lives and future health o...

 

Be Generous To Others

It’s that time of year again. Your mailbox is stuffed! On the one hand you have a pile of sumptuous glossy catalogs. In the other is a stack of plaintive solicitations from charities: global and national ones sending you tokens of return address...

 

Forum For The Downhearted

Last night I attended a “Forum For The Downhearted” at the Brevard Unitarian Universalist Church, a program designed to vet the frustrations of progressive voters of all stripes. In other words, voters disappointed in the election of Donald J....

 

Stand Up To Bigotry

First, let me be clear that I realize some of the people who voted for Trump did so out of very difficult financial circumstances they mistakenly believed he empathized with and would do something grand about it as soon as possible. Now that he has...

 

We Need A Fourth Alternative

The Wilson Road projects make little sense. If anything is done, it should be to increase cyclist safety, which means paved shoulders (alternative 1), but no increase in road width, which would increase traffic speeds (alternative 2). Alternative 3...

 

Happy Immigrants Are Here

Mexicans need to know that we are happy, very happy, that they selected this community as the place they hope to work and live the rest of their lives! Carolyn and Ted Fredley Brevard...

 

Rigged System Works For Trump

In response to President-elect Trump worshippers who mention that they had their country back, 62 million people did not vote for him. Secretary Clinton won the popular vote, so more voters choose Clinton than Trump. As to the request to give Trump...

 

Participation Changes The World

Thank you all for participating with the Bread of Life. In this season of Thanksgiving, we want to take a moment and thank you for your gifts, not merely your donations but your active participation. Your presence keeps this operation alive and...

 

What This Veteran Was Thinking

During the Veteran’s Day ceremony at the courthouse this veteran was thinking about how thankful I was that hundreds of thousands of men and women like myself had volunteered to enter the military to serve this great nation of ours, help preserve...

 

Grateful To Community

We are so grateful for our wonderfully supportive and giving community of Transylvania County. As a family, we have been so deeply touched by all of the friends, family, and strangers that have prayed for us, and given so generously of their time,...

 

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