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Candidate Profiles: Clerk of Court

Incumbent Kristi Brown is facing a challenge from Jason Chappell in the Republican primary. No Democrats filed. Kristi Brown Age: 51 Family: Husband, David, and two children, Matthew and Hope. Occupat...

 

Clubs And Organizations In Transylvania County

American Legion & Auxiliary, meets first Monday of each month, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, Legion Hall, 55 E. Jordan St. Now a non-smoking facility. American Association of University Women AAUW branch meetings are held at the Lutheran Church of...

 

Church Directory

ANGLICAN ST. PATRICK’S ANGLICAN CHURCH Level B, Hollingsworth Building, 147 East Main St., Brevard Rev. Nicholas R Henderson, Vicar SUN-9:30a.m. Study;Wed–Noon Service 10:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 828-687-0115 ASSEMBLY OF GOD DESTINY CHRISTIAN...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 16, 2018

County Approves Funding For SROs

The Board of Commissioners has approved the funding for 11 school resource officers (SROs) in the county for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. During its regular meeting last week, commissioners approved $685,672 in county funds to pay for...

 

Leatherwood Participates In A Manufacturing Roundtable

Blue Ridge Community College President Dr. Laura Leatherwood recently participated in Business North Carolina Magazine’s roundtable discussion on manufacturing. Leatherwood joined a diverse, statewide panel of education, manufacturing, human...

 

Lance Goller Named Collective Impact Implementer

The Smartly United Early Childhood Collective (SmartlyUnited) hired Lance Goller as its Collective Impact implementer. In this position, Goller will encourage conversations and collaboration across th...

 

Help Unaffiliated Candidate

As some of you know, Transylvania County Board of Education elections are partisan. That means if you are a Democrat or Republican all you have to do is pay your fee and file. But if you are an unaffiliated candidate, you must get 1,008 registered...

 

Visit Local Museums

Brevard has numerous tourists, be it family, friends or new to our area visitors. We have a hidden jewel to share here in Brevard. Adjacent to the courthouse, near the gazebo is our WNC Military Museum. Even if you are a local without visitors, take...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 5, 2018

Pagano Saying Goodbye To Gorges, For Now

Steve Pagano's career began about 30 years ago with trail building, and at the end of April it will conclude with trail building. The past 19 years were spent as the first superintendent of Gorges...

 

Thompson To Discuss The Early Years Of Ecusta And The Women Who Worked There

Marcy Thompson, the local history librarian at the Transylvania County Library, will be giving a presentation on "The History of the Working Women at Ecusta" at the next AAUW meeting on Tuesday,...

 

Church Activities

Brevard FUMC The tomb is empty. Easter has come. Christ is risen! One of the first Resurrection appearances came to two disciples on their way to Emmaus that same afternoon. Luke’s Gospel says that at first, they didn’t recognize Jesus. Later, as...

 

VISION Transylvania Now Accepting Applications For 2018/19

Members of the 2017/18 VISION Class pose for a photo before graduation. VISION Transylvania, a community leadership development program that is committed to building a network of informed, capable...

 

Students Learn About BRCC

While March is a typical time for many high school seniors to have college and careers on their minds as they move toward graduation, younger students are usually thinking about other things. Blue...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 22, 2018

School Dropout Rate Hits An All-Time Low

The dropout rate for Transylvania County Schools hit 0.7 percent last year, an all-time low for the county and one of the lowest in the state for the 2016-17 school year. A dropout is defined by the state of North Carolina as “any student who...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 19, 2018

BRCC Makes Budget Request

Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) is seeking an increase in its operating budget for the Transylvania County campus, plus funds to make improvements to the building. Dr. Laura Leatherwood, BRCC’s president, presented the proposed 2018/19 fiscal...

 

AAUW Yellow Boxes Ready For Used Book Donations

AAUW yellow boxes are back. Look for them in convenient locations throughout Brevard and surrounding communities. For the 49th year, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is asking for...

 

Pianist Zachary Lopes To Perform

The Blue Ridge Community College Concert Series will present pianist Zachary Lopes on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Thomas Auditorium. The program will feature works by Haydn, Rachmaninoff,...

 

Series Of National Forest Meetings Planned

This month, experts representing a diverse group of conservation, recreation and business interests will take part in a series of special panel events on the future of the Nantahala and Pisgah...

 

Donaldson To Discuss Creativity With AAUW

Artist and writer Connie Donaldson will give a presentation on "Freeing Our Creative Selves" at the next AAUW meeting on Tuesday, March 13, at their regular 7 p.m. time at the Lutheran Church of the...

 

Hemphill Seeking Sheriff's Position

William Hemphill has filed in the Democratic Party primary for Transylvania County Sheriff, saying he would appreciate the public’s support. “Over the last four years, we have faced tough times as a community, and it is time that we do something...

 

United Way Recognizes Employee Contributions

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) and its event sponsor, The Phoenix and the Fox, dished up breakfast and appreciation to representatives of local workplace giving sites Friday, Feb. 23. As...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 1, 2018

Misheard Conversation Sparks Lockdowns

Brevard College's two-and-a-half hour lockdown on Tuesday began as the result of a concerned grandmother's call to the college because she overheard her granddaughter discussing a five-month-old...

 

At BMC Free Concert: David Gilliland To Play

Brevard Music Center (BMC), in association with Brevard College and Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, has announced its March program of chamber concerts as part of BMC's free Community Concerts...

 

BRCC Hosts Event For High School Students

Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) will host an event on Tuesday, March 6, for all high school students and parents interested in BRCC offerings. From enrolling while students are still in high school to attending BRCC after graduation, this event...

 

Chappell Files For Clerk Position

Jason Robert Chappell has announced he will seek the Republican Party nomination in the May 8 primary for the office of Clerk of Superior Court in Transylvania County. Chappell, who currently serves as a county commissioner, has filed along with incu...

 

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