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Teachers Deserve Better

Monday evening Transylvania County Schools honored its top teachers, teacher assistants, principal and others who work directly with students every day. Phrases used to describe these educators included “a gentle voice and strong heart,”...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 25, 2017 

Arrest Made In Forest Larcenies - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office arrested Travis Lamont Boyd, 39, on May 19 for one felony count of breaking and entering and larceny of vehicles parked at the Art Loeb Trail, the Coon Tree Picnic Area and Looking Glass Falls in Pisgah...

 

Legal Notices For May 25, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Brevard Board of Adjustment will meet in the Council Room of the Municipal Building located at 95 W. Main St. in Brevard, North Carolina, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. The following case will be c... Full story

 

Roger Derrick Tinsley

Roger Derrick Tinsley, of Belmont, N.C., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 19, 2017, at the age of 36. He was born to Robert Jerry Tinsley and Margaret Whisnant Tinsley on Aug. 6, 1980 in...

 
 Church    May 25, 2017 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Keith Thompson will be speaking Sunday, May 28, on Naaman. When it comes to biblical characters, Naaman is hardly a household name, yet his is a compelling story of healing and hope. Special music for worship will...

 
 Arts    May 25, 2017 

Farmers' Market Offers Music And Family Fun On Saturday - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Farmers' Market is a great way for the whole family to kick off Saturday's White Squirrel Festival. Stop by from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to enjoy live music, activities for children, and a...

 
 Arts    May 25, 2017 

Fourth Friday Gallery Walk Planned This Weekend

The Brevard Fourth Friday Gallery Walk on Friday, May 26 kicks off the 2017 White Squirrel Festival weekend in downtown Brevard. Tammy Hopkins, Executive Director, Transyl vania Community Arts...

 

News Of Organizations

AARP AARP, Chapter 8 will meet on Wednesday, June 14, at 11:15 a.m. at Bay Breeze Restaurant in Hendersonville. After a brief business meeting, the program will be “Avoiding scams” presented by James H. Kelly, president and CEO of Aging Projects...

 

Record Turnout For 14th Annual Vision Golf Tournament

The Vision Transylvania Program hosted their 14th annual golf tournament on May 12 at Connestee Falls. The tournament was a huge success and the weather held off enough to get the tournament in. There...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 22, 2017

Cascade Lake Dam Needs Inspection - Brevard, NC

Recommendations that the owners of the Cascade Lake Dam hire an independent engineering firm to conduct a thorough inspection have been ignored, according to the North Carolina Department of...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 22, 2017

CTE Students Surpass Peers - Brevard, NC

Students in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes in the Transylvania County school system are performing better than their peers in the region and state. “We’ve done very well compared to the other systems in the state,” said...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 22, 2017

Land Trust Seeks City's Help - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Community Land Trust has asked the city of Brevard to make a timeline for coming up with a plan to make it possible for workforce housing to be built in Transylvania County. Chair of the Community Land Trust Claudia Hawkins...

 

Ignoring 'The General Welfare'

According to the U.S. Constitution, one function of goverment is to “promote the general welfare.” In modern times, that has included providing assistance to Americans who have had their homes and businesses destroyed by natural disasters. In...

 

Brevard High School: Merrell Wins Top Prize In Sidewalk Arts Festival - Brevard NC

Brevard High School freshman, Alana Merrell, recently claimed a top honor at the Annual Sidewalk Arts Festival in Savannah, Ga. on April 29. She traveled with a group of 9 other art students, from Bre...

 

News of Organizations

Sierra Club The Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Ryan Olson, executive director of Muddy Sneakers, on May 25. Muddy Sneakers, which is approaching its 10th anniversary, is based in Brevard. It...

 

Mountain Sun Students Backpack The Foothills Trail - Brevard, NC

On May 2, Mountain Sun Community School's sixth and seventh graders and their teachers Kim Skeen and Nick Pearl put on their backpacks filled with all the gear and food they needed for a three-night,...

 

Legal Notices for May 22, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF BREVARD Please take notice that the City Council for the City of Brevard enacted the following Resolution on May 15, 2017. This notice is published to solicit comment from the public on the subject of the Resolution, consistent... Full story

 

Sliding Rock Opens Memorial Day Weekend, New Management

One of western North Carolina’s favorite destinations, Sliding Rock in the Pisgah National Forest, will be operated by the Cradle of Forestry Interpretative Association (CFAIA) for the 2017 season. Carlton Murrey, Executive Director of CFAIA said...

 

Picturing The Past: County Had 30 Full Service Gas Stations

When the first motorized vehicles arrived in Transylvania County in the early 1900s drivers purchased gas from businesses, such as general stores or hardware stores that had storage tanks. The first...

 

Philip J. Caccavale

Philip J. Caccavale, 95, of Hender-sonville, pass-ed away peace-fully in his home on May 19, 2017. His wife of 70 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Caccavale, preceded him in death by 10 months. He was born on...

 

Smartly United Early Childhood Collective Hires Collective Impact Facilitator

The Smartly United Early Childhood Collective (SUECC) hired Rachel Keeney as its collective impact facilitator. In this position, Keeney will encourage conversations and collaboration across the count...

 

Frank Mereness Davis

Frank Mereness Davis, 101, entered eternal peace May 16, 2017, near his home in Cedar Mountain. Born May 1, 1916, in Hobart, Ind., he was the son of Frank Hampshire Davis and Lily Ann Mereness Davis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in dea...

 

Abernethy Named New Principal At Brevard High - Brevard, NC

Dr. Bryan Abernethy has been named as the new principal at Brevard High School for the 2017-18 school year. "I am pleased to announce Dr. Bryan Abernethy as the new principal at Brevard High School,"...

 

Former GOP Leaders Knew Value Of Public Lands

Last month, Republican President Donald Trump ordered a review of the 25 parks and national monuments established over the past 20 years with the goal of removing such designation. He made it clear that his main concern was that the creation of...

 

The Phoenix And The Fox To Hold Grand Re-opening Friday - Brevard, NC

The Phoenix and the Fox is part love story. Joe Alexander was born and raised in Henderson County and graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in environmental health. Rebekah Watts...

 

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