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Schools And Statistics

At the end of November County Manager Jaime Laughter and county staff presented a variety of statistics on the county school system. The selection of statistics and how they are presented can influence anyone’s perspective. And there are always oth...

 

Margaret Hunt Broke Glass Ceiling

Margaret Hunt is closing her legal practice to retire. With my late brother, we were fortunate to be represented by this fine attorney. She was ever gracious, humble, intelligent, diligent, fair and always displayed the epitome of integrity. She was...

 

Picturing The Past: Library Has Christmas Card Collection

The first Christmas card was created by Sir Henry Cole in England in 1843. Cole was looking for an efficient way to respond to hundreds of Christmas letters. He asked artist John Horsley to design a...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    December 11, 2017 

Stack Chosen To Coach In High School All-Star Game

The 2017 high school football season is officially complete, but Rosman head coach Matt Stack will be back on the sidelines one more time this Saturday as he leads a group of seniors from all across...

 

Gearing Up For Winter Fly Fishing

Winter fly fishing is much more gear intensive than wading up a summer stream in your flip flops with a pocket full of elk hair caddis and parachute adams. This kind of fishing is not for the...

 

New At The Library: Legacy And Spirituality Are Foundations Of Joy

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Edrich, Louise. “Future Home of the Living God.” The world is ending, killing itself by reversing evolution so that women are giving birth to babies that are primitive...

 

Everyday Education: Taiko Drumming Keeps Kids In School - Pisgah Forest, NC

"I tell everyone that Taiko drumming at Davidson River is the only reason I am still in school and will graduate this semester!" said Chris Alley's student assistant. Alley is the music teacher and...

 

Legal Notices for December 11, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 17-E-363 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of Nina S.... Full story

 

Support Group Meetings In Transylvania County

AA Meetings - every day of week: for information on meeting, places and times. 885-2788 • www.aabrevardnc.org. AA Meeting - Fireside Group, Sundays 11 a.m. at United Commu-nity Bank Building, Straus Park, 1225 Asheville Highway. 885-2788. AA... Full story

 

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... Full story

 
 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...

 

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

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 4, 2017

Cradle Group Loses Forest Contract - Pisgah Forest, NC

The Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association (CFAIA), the concession vendor in charge of managing several sites in Pisgah National Forest, lost the bid for the contract, and effective Jan. 1, a new vendor, Pisgah Hospitality Partners, LLC, will...

 

County Approves Building Contract

The contract to build a new 60,750-square-foot light industrial building in Brevard was approved last week by the Board of Commissioners during their regular meeting. Commissioners awarded the contract to the Harper Corporation, which had the lowest...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    December 4, 2017

Davidson River Initial Attack Celebrates 10 Years - Pisgah Forest, NC

The Davidson River (DVR) Initial Attack program recently celebrated its 10th year with an anniversary celebration at the Cradle of Forestry. As part of the Schenck Job Corps, this advanced fire training program has been touching lives, giving...

 

First United Methodist Church To Host Christmas Organ Recital - Brevard, NC

Brevard First United Methodist Church will present Corey Powell of Asheville, who will perform a 40-minute program of Christmas music on the church's pipe organ on Friday, Dec. 8, at 12:25 p.m....

 

Cyclocross Events Held Across The Country

Cyclocross racing is all about preparing – for the conditions, for the effort, and for the logistics of the season. After a myriad of states and several trips up and down the east coast, through...

 

Picturing The Past: Growing, Decorating Christmas Trees Provided Cash, Fun

The modern Christmas tree, which found its way to the United States with German immigrants in the early 1800s, dates from 16th century Germany. By 1900, one in five American families decorated trees...

 

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