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Pinnacle Mountain Fire 84 Percent Contained

After unsafe conditions prevented work from being done on the fire lines the last three days at the Pinnacle Mountain fire in South Carolina, crews returned to the lines this morning (Friday) to continue mop up and reinforcement of the fire lines,...

 

Patti Shankle Caldwell

Patti Shankle Caldwell, 69, a native of Durham, N.C., and a resident of Pisgah Forest since 2003, died Nov. 26, 2016, of complications related to lung cancer. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church until her recent illness....

 

Legal Notices for December 1, 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

 

John Luther Collins

John Luther Collins, 84, went home to be with our Heavenly Father Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, he was born May 13, 1932, in the Eastatoe Township, to Pinkney Monroe Collins and Dealy Gibson Collins. His parents joined in...

 

Norton G. "Bud" Pritchett Jr.

Norton G. "Bud" Pritchett Jr., of Brevard, died Nov. 18, 2016, at the age of 88. He was the elder son of Norton G. Pritchett and Mary Elizabeth Watts. Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Ca...

 

Burning Ban To Be Lifted At 5 p.m., Today (Friday)-Brevard NC

Fire experts with the N.C. Forest Service say recent rains have helped to reduce fire danger in the North Carolina mountains, prompting the agency to lift the ban on open burning for 32 counties effective at 5 p.m., Friday. The burn ban has been lift...

 

Delaying The Inevitable

It has been nearly three weeks since the general election and the governor’s race is still being contended. After election night, Gov. Pat McCrory found himself trailing Attorney General Roy Cooper by more than 5,000 votes. At that time, it was...

 

Rain Provides Much-Needed Relief At Pinnacle Mountain Fire

The Pinnacle Mountain fire received more than an inch of rain overnight, providing much-needed relief for the drought-stricken area, for firefighters and for the blaze itself, according to the S.C. Forestry Commission. Crews are not being dispatched...

 

Ernani Roberto Silva

Ernani Roberto Silva, also known as Ernie Silva, 84, longtime Transylvania County resident, passed away Nov. 8, 2016, in San Dimas, Calif. His wife, Ann Price Silva, predeceased him. His brother, Emilio Silva, also predeceased him. He was a resident...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 28, 2016

Property Owners Team Up On River Project – Brevard NC

Two neighboring local landowners recently teamed up to return a section of the East Fork of the French Broad River to a more natural state. The severely eroded stream bank was graded back, and...

 

Rain Forecast Welcome News – Brevard NC

As of this morning, the forecast for rain on Tuesday and Wednesday is especially welcome news to those who have been tackling the wildfires during this long drought spell. “I’m hoping (the rain) will put the fires out, or contain them enough to w...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 28, 2016

Pisgah Field School Grant Will Target Elementary School Children – Pisgah Forest NC

The Pisgah Field School, an educational program of the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association (CFIA), recently received a $25,000 grant from the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation. The grant will be used, at first, for students at Rosman Elementary Scho...

 

Legal Notices for November 28, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 16-E-93 NOTICE TO CREDITORS I have qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Paul W. Bailey, Deceased, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All persons, firms, and corporations... Full story

 

Quilts Are An Important Part Of Heritage

Quilts are an important piece of our heritage. They offer insight into the social, cultural, and economic history of an area. A quilt is defined as two layers of fabric, frequently with some form of...

 

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

 

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...

 

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...

 

Alvin Boyce Gillespie

Alvin Boyce Gillespie, 83, of Asheville, passed away Nov. 12, 2016, with his wife of 55 years, Carolyn Juanita Gillespie, by his side. He was born in Rosman to the late Charles Elmer Gillespie Sr. and...

 

Blue Devils Host Speedy Cavalier Team In Second Round – Brevard NC

And the train kept a’rollin. After scoring 22 unanswered points for a late comeback win against Carver last Friday, the Brevard Blue Devils find themselves hosting a second round 2A playoff game for the first time in 10 years. In doing so, the...

 

Forest Service Gives Update On Wildfires, Related Information-Brevard NC

Due to the sheer number of uncontained and uncontrolled fires in the southern region, local, state and federal agencies have banded together in an unprecedented effort to contain and control these fires and to help communities prevent new fires from...

 

Where Business Is Headed?

One topic that strikes home with many Americans, including those who lived and worked in this county 20 years ago, is the loss of traditional manufacturing jobs. Many Americans hope those jobs will return and their communities will be rejuvenated....

 

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