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 Opinion    June 27, 2016

Financial Flexibility

A bill to place a constitutional amendment on November’s ballot that would permanently cap the state income tax rate at 5.5 percent is making its way through the North Carolina General Assembly. While capping the state income tax rate may be...

 Legal Notices    June 27, 2016

Legal Notices for June 27, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 16 E 218 ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Arnold Barrauch Braun of Transylvania County, North... Full story

 Obituaries    June 27, 2016

Ruth Eleanor Kahler

Ruth Eleanor Kahler, 93, of Catonsville, Md. and Brevard, passed away in her sleep, June 11, 2016. She was born in Poplar Springs, Howard County, Maryland. She graduated from Lisbon High School in...

 News    June 23, 2016 

Police Charge Man In Drive-By Shooting

Brevard Police have charged a Hendersonville man for his alleged involvement in a drive-by shooting on Monday evening. Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris said 25-year-old Marquis Logan, of 724 North...

 By Staff Reports    News    June 23, 2016 

Raines Resigns As Tax Administrator

Transylvania County Tax Administrator Annette Raines has resigned from her position. County Manager Jaime Laughter said that Raines resigned on June 20 and her effective retirement will be begin July...

 Lifestyles    June 23, 2016 

Galloway Celebrates 100th Birthday

Dorothy Wilde Gal-loway of Lake Toxaway, born on June 20, 1916, celebrated her 100th birthday with her children and grandchildren at her parents' old family farm place. Nanny Dot, as she's known to...

 Education    June 23, 2016 

Muddy Sneakers Celebrates Eighth Anniversary

In the fall of 2008, Muddy Sneakers was in its infancy and facing the reality of being an unproven start-up in a very difficult economic time. Gloria Clouse, former Board President, remembers the...

 By Randall Stewart    Sports    June 23, 2016 

Demarcus Threatt Named To NCCSIA Second Team All-State

Demarcus Threatt has been named second team all-state in the College Division by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA). A transfer from Division I Fairfield after spending two seasons at Snead State Community College,...

 Outdoors    June 23, 2016 

Cradle of Forestry Celebrates National Pollinator Week

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites all ages to come learn about insects and their relatives on Saturday, June 25, in honor of National Pollinator Week. Activities and displays around the...

 Obituaries    June 23, 2016 

Thomas "Tommy" Paul Prange

Thomas "Tommy" Paul Prange, 80, of Pittsburg, Texas, formerly of Pisgah Forest, went to be with the Lord, June 18, 2016. At the time of his death, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in...

 Obituaries    June 23, 2016 

Rev. Marian Young Starnes

Rev. Marian Young Starnes passed from this world June, 20, 2016, at the age of 89. She is survived by her oldest son, Troy Bond Starnes, of Cedar Mountain; daughter-in-law, Rev. Lianne Starnes, of...

 Opinion    June 23, 2016 

Expand Voting Hours

On Friday, July 1, at 10 a.m., the Transylvania County Board of Elections is scheduled to consider poll hours and locations for the November 2016 general election. Their decisions will determine how many of us, along with our friends and neighbors,...

 Opinion    June 23, 2016 

SHIIP Funding In Peril

In the coming days, the House Appropriations Committee will consider a bill that funds the Medicare State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIIP) and other services that older adults, individuals with disabilities, and their caregivers rely...

 Church    June 23, 2016 

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... Full story

 By Kevin Fuller    News    June 20, 2016

Police Charge Man In Drive-By

Police have charged a Hendersonville man for his alleged involvement in a drive-by shooting on Monday evening. Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris said 25-year-old Marquis Logan, of 724 North Buncombe...

 Arts & Entertainment    June 20, 2016

Béla Fleck, Washburn Return To Mountains - Brevard, NC

Some say bluegrass music was born in the mountains of Appalachia. It's fitting that the man some consider to be the greatest banjo player on earth is headed back to the mountains, thanks to local...

 Education    June 20, 2016

Samuel Kicklighter Attends West Point Summer Leaders Seminar

Samuel Luke Kicklighter, a rising senior at Brevard High School was selected to be among 1,000 attendees at West Point's prestigious Summer Lead-ers Experience (SLE) in June. More than 5,000 rising...

 Education    June 20, 2016

Transylvanians In College

NCSU Lindsay Lancaster Batson graduated May 7 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Batson is the daughter of Rod and Jamie...

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    June 20, 2016

Hughes Resigns As Lady Tigers Basketball Coach - Rosman, NC

Ashton Hughes, who took over the girls' basketball program at Rosman High School in 2009 and delivered seven straight winning seasons with the Lady Tigers, resigned last week. Hughes went 103-77 as...

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    June 20, 2016

2016 Blue Devil, Tiger Football Schedules Unveiled

The 2016 football schedules for Brevard and Rosman high schools are out and in just over eight weeks the bright lights of Friday night will shine on the gridiron once again. The Blue Devils are coming off a 2-9 campaign last season that included seve...

 Outdoors    June 20, 2016

Outdoor Destination: Schoolhouse Falls

This week's Out-door destination is Schoolhouse Falls in Panthertown Valley, a popular, easy access swimming hole in arguably one of the most beautiful places within an hour drive of Brevard....

 Opinion    June 20, 2016

Prison Reform For Youth

Prison Reform For Youth Officials in the North Carolina prison system announced last week they will no longer place young inmates in solitary confinement and will introduce a program to meet all the needs of the youngest inmates. This is a step in...

 Opinion    June 20, 2016

Taking Schools Back To Dark Ages

Chris Whitmire wants to make the Transylvania Board of Education partisan in the hope that it will become top heavy with backward thinking, fanatical Republicans who will push their personal ideologies, mainly religious, on the children of our...

 Features    June 20, 2016

Riverfest Features Wet And Wild Weekend

It was a beautiful day to enjoy the water Saturday as Rosman hosted its first Upper French Broad Riverfest. The event was organized by the French Broad River Stewards and included several activities...

 Obituaries    June 16, 2016

Ramona Jean "R.J." Cooper

Ramona Jean “R.J.” (Hansen) Lowcock Cooper let go of her body Wednesday, June 8, 2016, with her children at her side in Bella Vista, Ark., 83 days before her 88th birthday. The first-born child of Metha (Christensen) and Kris Hansen, she was...


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