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 By Matt McGregor    News    December 7, 2017

Mission, Blue Cross Agreement Good News For Many

When Cindy Dennis heard the news that Mission Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina had reached an agreement, she had good reason to feel enormous gratitude. “It made the difference between me having to possibly change hospitals...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 7, 2017

Mountain Bikers, Equestrians React To Fee Proposal

Mountain bikers and equestrians could soon be required to pay user fees to use the trails in Pisgah National Forest, according to Dave Casey, head ranger for the Pisgah Ranger district. The proposals were announced during the most recent Transylvania...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 7, 2017

Perry Retires After 43 Years With City - Brevard, NC

With her retirement, Desiree Perry bids a fond farewell to a 43-year career in city government. "I was hired in 1975, and I've seen a lot of changes in Brevard," said Perry, who ended her career with...

 

Santa In Tiger Country - Rosman, NC

Santa Claus was the guest of honor Sunday during the Rosman Christmas Parade, which featured free candy given out to youngsters, plus another special appearance....

 

Bela Fleck To Lead Banjo Camp At BMC -Brevard, NC

Grammy winner Béla Fleck will present the inaugural Blue Ridge Banjo Camp to be held Aug. 15-18 at the Brevard Music Center. The camp will feature three days and four nights of diverse banjo instruction by Fleck alongside “world class banjo...

 

Rosman Christmas Parade Celebrates The Season - Rosman, NC

Under a clear sky, Sunday's Rosman Christmas Parade was a big hit, featuring (above) the Rosman High School Band and many others....

 

Transylvania County Youth Recognized With State 4-H Award

Crista Cali, 17-year-old daughter of Charlene and Chris Cali, was presented with the North Carolina 4-H Youth Volunteer Award during the opening luncheon of the 2017 State 4-H Council Conference held...

 

Legal Notices for December 7, 2017

Brevard Housing Authority Public Hearing and January Meeting January 16, 2018 The Brevard Housing Authority will have a public hearing at 3:00 p.m. to receive comments regarding its Annual Plan. The public hearing will be followed by the regular... Full story

 

Chamber of Commerce Announces Second Holiday Promotion Winner - Brevard, NC

Local resident Terry Hirsh won the second weekly drawing for the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce 2017 Holiday Promotion Giveaway. Hirsh entered the drawing at Rockin' Bowl located at 271 Rosm...

 

Fast Start Leads Cavaliers Past Blue Devils 65-47

Despite a strong effort in the second half, the Brevard Blue Devils were unable to overcome an early deficit Tuesday night as they fell at home to the East Rutherford Cavaliers, 65-47. The Cavs...

 

Prep Roundup

Rosman Sweeps Swain In SMC Openers The Rosman Tiger basketball teams opened up Smoky Mountain Conference play on the road at Swain County Tuesday night, with the boys’ team coming up with a narrow win and the girls’ side earning a 10-point...

 

Hot-Shooting Cavs Down Tornados - Brevard, NC

Alonzo Mobley scored a team-high 17 points and led three Montreat players in double figures as the Cavaliers posted a 103-78 victory over Brevard in men’s basketball action at Boshamer Gym on Tuesday evening. Mobley, who finished 7-of-9 from the...

 

Bulldogs, Pigs And Boars – A Day Of SEC Football In Athens

This past Saturday, I was fortunate enough to partake in a quasi-religious experience that for many in the South epitomizes sports and tribalism. I’m talking, of course, about SEC football. Along with a pair of friends – one of whom is a Georgia...

 

Local ROTC Students Learn History Of Iwo Jima

ROTC students from Rosman High School and Brevard High School took a field trip to the Western North Carolina Military History Museum to listen to ex-Army officer Frank Hawkins speak about the WWII...

 

BLT's 'In The Workshop' Provides Peek At Santa's Modern Operations - Brevard, NC

It's Christmas time at Santa's workshop in the North Pole. A slew of elves work countless hours, making toys, checking the proverbial "list" and fielding "inappropriate" wishes from some...

 

Musicke Antiqua To Give 'A Renaissance Feast'

Musicke Antiqua will present its Christmas program, “A Renaissance Feast,” at several locations this season: Hendersonville Public Library in Hendersonville, on Monday, Dec. 11, at noon; St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Asheville, on Sunday,...

 

Handcrafters Guild To Hold Show

The Transylvania County Handcrafters Guild Holiday Craft Show and Sale is Dec. 8 and 9 at the Masonic Lodge in Brevard from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet talented crafters and artists such as potter, Craig...

 

The Journey Inward: Another Option To Treating Addictions

If you are among the many Americans who suffer from addictions, you know recovery isn’t easy. Family members also experience anxiety about the unpredictability of their loved one’s recovery. A traditional treatment approach is to try and manage...

 

Church Activities

Brevard First UMC Brevard First United Methodist Church will host a series of organ recitals on Fridays in December, starting at 12:25 p.m. in the church sanctuary. This Friday, Corey Powell, organist at Central UMC in Asheville, will play. On Dec....

 

Kiviniemi Selected To Serve On N.C. School Boards Association

The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) elected new officers and seven new members to the governing Board of Directors during the delegate meeting of the 48th Annual Conference for Board... Full story

 

Gail (Cookie) McKnight James Kellett

Gail (Cookie) McKnight James Kellett, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at home in Brevard. An avid adventurer, talented artist and wily prankster, she was born in Kingstree, S.C. Sept. 28,...

 

Joyce B. Compton

Joyce B. Compton was called home Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Born in Miami, Fla. on Feb. 13, 1932, she and her family split their time as she grew up between Miami and Brevard, where she met her husband, Lewis. She graduated from Brevard High School in...

 

Barbara Ann McCall Willingham

Barbara Ann McCall Willingham passed on to Glory Dec. 5, 2017, after a long illness and hospice care. Visitation will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Pisgah Forest Baptist Church, with the funeral service beginning at 2:30 p.m....

 

Charles Edward Sitton

Charles Edward Sitton, 78, who loved the Lord, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. He was born in Pickens, S.C. April 7, 1939 had lived in Transylvania and Henderson counties for most of his life. He retired from DuPont and was a...

 

To Help And To Harm

This year the North Carolina General Assembly decided to reinstate a restricted version of the popular N.C. Teaching Fellows Program. Beginning next fall, five colleges and universities implementing the program will accept students who plan to...

 

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