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 By Derek McKissock    News    February 15, 2018 

Departments Talk Accomplishments, Goals

Transylvania County government departments Tuesday gave their semi-annual reports on accomplishments, trends and goals. The reports were made during the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting and signaled the beginning of the budget process for... 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

 

Taxes

Why do I have to maneuver through dangerous potholes and other unsafe road conditions in our county and city? Inadequate taxation. Why are our schools so far behind — two generations — where they should be in both upkeep and in modernization to...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Wendell 'Ray' Alcorn: Seven Years As A POW

(Ray Alcorn grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. He served 30 years in the U.S. Navy including seven years as a prisoner of war. His last assignment before retirement as a captain was as Dean of Student...

 

Legal Notices for February 12, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 18 E 54 ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Robert Lee Caldwell of Transylvania County, North Caro... Full story

 

Adlai Marquez Ready To Rock In Salt Lake City

Fifteen-year-old Adlai Marquez, a local rock climber, has made it to the national stage. Marquez, his mom and grandmother leave today for Salt Lake City, Utah, for the 2018 USA Climbing Bouldering...

 

Helping Rural Areas

It’s no secret that North Carolina has an urban-rural divide that seems to grow larger by the day. Most of the population and economic growth in the state is occurring in the Piedmont, particularly in the Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro and...

 

At Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian: Massey And Brooks To Perform On Feb. 18 - Brevard, NC

On Sunday afternoon, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m., Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, located at 249 E. Main St. in Brevard will present in concert Angela Massey, flutist, and Dr. Annie Brooks,...

 

Pisgah Pete: 6 More Weeks Of Winter - Brevard, NC

It's official – Pisgah Pete, Brevard's own white squirrel meteorologist, has predicted six more weeks of winter. The news was a disappointment to the crowd, which included two area TV news crews,...

 

Ask Us

Does the city of Brevard have rules about panhandling? Daniel Cobb, the city’s planning director, provided the following response: The short answer is, yes, the city does have rules about panhandling. The following may be found in city code:...

 

Legal Notices for February 5, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA CREDITORS’ NOTICE Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Patricia Mary Dowling, deceased, of the County of Transylvania, State of North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and... Full story

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 1, 2018

Rosman Welcomes Wi-Fi - Rosman, NC

The town of Rosman now has four Wi-Fi access points thanks to a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The $5,780 grant, which was matched by local funds from Comporium as a community economic investment, is part of a $272,000 pilot pr...

 

Local Students Win Pair Of Bikes From Sycamore Cycles

Recently, Brevard Elementary students Tianna Townsend and Weston Blythe, pictured above, were the lucky recipients of two new bicycles, courtesy of Sycamore Cycles. The bikes were given away in...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday afternoon, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m., Sarah Grace Montgomery will be ordained and installed as the new associate pastor of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church. Montgomery will also assist in worship...

 

Tim Coffey Is Newest Addition To Tornados' Cycling - Brevard, NC

Brevard cycling coach Brad Perley announced the addition of Tim Coffey to the program for the 2018-19 season. The addition of Coffey, who is in his senior year at Cadillac High School in Cadillac,...

 

Fire/ Rescue Options To Be Presented

During the upcoming budget process, Transylvania County staff plans to recommend strategies and options for the county’s fire/rescue services, including how these services are funded. During its recent regular meeting, the Board of Commissioners...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 29, 2018

New Restaurant, Grocery Store Planned - Brevard, NC

An ALDI grocery store is planned for the former Mr. Pete's Market site on the Asheville Highway in Brevard, while plans for a Cook Out restaurant are moving ahead. Thom Behtz, the vice president of...

 

At Brevard College: Diversity Forum To Begin Thursday, Feb. 1

Brevard College’s 4th annual Diversity Forum will kick off on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. on campus in McLarty-Goodson room 125. Sponsored by BC’s Teacher Licensure program, this year’s sessions will tackle topics such as dyslexia, autism, and...

 

Local Art Students Receive Prestigious Awards

Seven students from Transylvania County Schools recently received a total of two Gold Keys, two Silver Keys, and nine honorable mentions in the prestigious Regional Scholastic Art Awards program, a...

 

East Tennessee State Choirs To Sing At Brevard College - Brevard, NC

The choirs from East Tennessee State University, in Johnson City, Tenn. will present a concert at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church on Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature music by...

 

Brevard Prepares To Celebrate Groundhog Day

For the fourth year in a row, Brevard’s beloved ambassador white squirrel, Pisgah Pete, will take the helm at the city’s Feb. 2, Groundhog Day festivities in an event dubbed by local residents, “White Squirrel Day.” Event organizers say the...

 

Dr. Frederick Tuttle Ormand

Dr. Frederick Tuttle Ormand died peacefully in Asheville Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at the age of 85. His family was at his side at the CarePartners Keever Solace Center. He is survived by his son, Brian Ormand, of Bessemer City, N.C., and daughter, Joyc...

 

Ruby J. Baynard Rigdon

Ruby J. Baynard Rigdon, 94, of Forest City, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Walter and Irisie Ball Baynard. She was preceded in...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 22, 2018

Chamber Recognizes Businesses, Others During Gala

It was a night of celebration Saturday at Brevard College’s Porter Center as the Brevard/Transylvania County Chamber of Commerce held its annual gala. The night involved chamber members and officials coming together to recognize achievements of...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 22, 2018

Groundbreaking Held For Ecusta Road Project - Pisgah Forest, NC

There was a big gathering of city, county and state officials for the Transylvania Economic Alliance’s groundbreaking event on Friday afternoon for the Ecusta Road Industrial Project, in which SylvanSport, the recreational manufacturer presently...

 

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