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City Council Approves New Jenkins Center - Brevard, NC

Last week, Brevard City Council unanimously approved plans to build a new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center. In her last meeting as a council member, Ann Hollingsworth, who is being replaced by...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 27, 2017

Architectural Firms Look To Be School System's Choice

Last Monday evening five architectural firms made their pitch to be the lead architect for the Transylvania County Board of Education’s proposed bond referendum. The school system has several steps to take before a bond referendum is placed on...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 27, 2017

Mountain Bikers Could Face User Fees - Pisgah Forest, NC

Pisgah National Forest head ranger Dave Casey announced proposals for user fees for both mountain bikers and equestrians during the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting. The proposal comes after further budget cuts and...

 

Holiday Shopping Season Well Underway - Brevard, NC

Black Friday shopping in Brevard brought new and old retail experiences for downtown this year. "What I like most about Black Friday," said John Taylor, owner of O.P. Taylor's, "is that I get to see...

 

Rise & Shine Welcomes Public To 'Be A Guest Tutor For A Day'

At first, it looked unlikely that anything good could come out of Hurricane Irma, the remnants of which lashed Transylvania County with high winds and heavy rains in early September, forcing a...

 

2017 Gingerbread House Winners Announced

Talented gingerbread artists coast-to-coast came together last wek to showcase their intricate, tasty creations, while celebrating the Silver Anniversary of the National Gingerbread House...

 

Silvermont Board Gives Thanks For Community Support - Brevard, NC

At this time of thanks giving, the Friends of Silvermont Board wants to thank the Brevard community for their support of the Pumpkin Patch Festival. "Not only did we have hundreds of volunteers and pa...

 

Ridgeline Closings Scheduled

Ridgeline trail in DuPont State Recreational Forest will closed today through Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. according the staff at DuPont. The trail will be closed again on Dec 1, 8, 11,...

 

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Seeks Input On Easements Policy Under Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the NOAA Fisheries are actively working to engage conservation partners and the public in the search for improved and innovative ways to conserve and protect...

 

Local Churches Serve After-Thanksgiving Meal

Community Baptist Church, in conjunction with Anchor Baptist Church in Penrose, held its annual after-Thanksgiving dinner Friday. Pastor Paul Raines starts cooking the turkeys two weeks early. He...

 

New At The Library: The Unconscious Mind Has Tremendous Control - Brevard, NC

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Berg, Elizabeth. “The Story of Arthur Truluv.” Every day, Arthur tends his roses and goes to the cemetery to eat lunch with his late wife. That is until he meets...

 

Christmas Organ Recital Series To Begin Friday - Brevard, NC

The Beulah McMinn Zachary Organ Foundation of Brevard First United Methodist Church (FUMC) has announced a new Christmas Organ Recital Series for the community. The series will begin Dec. 1 and...

 

Brevard High To Present 'The Tempest: In Space' - Brevard, NC

Join Brevard High as they offer a striking production that showcases the talent of its young actors and technical students, where the Shakespearean classic “The Tempest” is reimagined in the distant future of space. Don’t miss this dramatic...

 

McGaha Chapel To Host Caroling

The annual caroling at McGaha Chapel will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2:30 pm. Everyone is invited for 45 minutes of singing the old holiday favorites. The McGaha Chapel, set on a wooded hillside along the old Johnstone Turnpike (Greenville...

 

Community Band Gives $25K In Scholarships, Grants

Band students are getting a boost to their music education thanks to the generous donations of scholarships, school grants and in-kind contributions from the Brevard Community Band (BCB). During the...

 

Picturing The Past: Christmas Parades Are Local Traditions

Community-wide holiday festivities have long been an important part of small town traditions. In Transylvania County, both Brevard and Rosman light up their main streets and hold an annual parade...

 

Friday Medal Presented To McDaris, Rural Superintendents

Each year since 2006, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation has presented the Friday Medal to honor the memory and legacy of Bill Friday, who led the UNC system as its president for 30...

 

Jean Ann Reinhold

Jean Ann Reinhold, of Brevard, was born on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1923 and passed on after 94 full years, Nov. 18, 2017. She was funny, optimistic and on her game until the end. Jean Ann wishes to have her remains cremated and a memorial service at...

 

Thomas Joseph Genaw

Thomas Joseph Genaw, age 86, of Penrose, passed away on Nov. 22, 2017. Genaw was born in Port Huron, Mich. on Jan. 14, 1931. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War where he drove a...

 

Mildred Mary Lou Gillespie Taylor

Mildred Mary Lou Gillespie Taylor, 80, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at the Laurels in Hendersonville. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Claude Elmer and Norma Estelle Brittain Gillespie. In addition...

 

Virginia Lynn Shook

Virginia Lynn Shook, 68, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. She was the daughter of the late June Kincaid McCall. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert G. McCall Jr. She was...

 

Ethel Mae Baldus Terjesen

Ethel Mae Baldus Terjesen passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Heaven just received another angel. She was born Dec. 30, 1921 in Lafayette, Iowa, and lived life to the fullest for 95...

 

Legal Notices for November 27, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 17-E-177 NOTICE TO CREDITORS I have qualified as Executor of the Estate of Walter A. Fesler, Jr., Deceased, of Volusia County, Florida. All persons, firms, and corporations having... Full story

 

Courthouse Questions

The recent decision by the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners to build a new courthouse with an estimated cost of $31 million adjacent to the Public Safety Facility off Morris Road raises more questions than it answers. To the...

 

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