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 By Park Baker    News    June 22, 2017 

Platt Architecture To Feature On TV Show

Brevard’s Platt Architecture will be featured on the TV show “Barnwood Builders” this Sunday at 9 p.m. on the DIY Network. Parker Platt, with Platt Architecture, and Mark Bowe, of Antique Cabins and Barns, LLC, will highlight salvaged...

 

SylvanSport Hosts Owner Rally At PARI For This Summer's Total Solar Eclipse

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will stretch across the United States, turning day into night for 2 minutes and 40 seconds. This will be the first total solar eclipse to be seen only in the United States since 1776 and the first one to stretch...

 

Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship Winners Announced

The 5th annual award for the Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship has been presented to 13 graduates of Rosman High School and Brevard High School. This scholarship fund was established in 2012 by the city of Brevard to honor previous finance director,...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church Music can move and inspire like nothing else, but its most meaningful expression is when it is an offering of praise to God. Come Sunday, June 25, to hear Keith Thompson’s message, “When in our Music...

 

Ball Joins CAN'd Aid To Provide Clean Drinking Water

Ball Corporation and the CAN’d Aid Foundation are growing their partnership to provide clean drinking water to U.S. communities in the wake of disasters. Ball is donating one million aluminum cans to the CAN’d Aid Foundation, which will be...

 

Greg Bernardi Joins Blue Ridge Health In Brevard

Blue Ridge Health (BRH) has announced that Greg Bernardi, physician's assistant, has joined their team as a medical provider at their practice in Brevard. Originally from Milwaukee, Wis., Bernardi's d...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 22, 2017 

Rescuers Recall Search For Missing Child

Last Thursday’s successful search for a missing 10-year-old autistic boy in the Turkey Pen Road area of Pisgah National Forest brought several departments from Transylvania and Henderson counties together to flex their cooperative muscle. “It...

 

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

 

Upper French Broad Riverfest Returns Saturday, June 24 - Rosman, NC

The second annual celebration of Transylvania's Upper French Broad River is Saturday, June 24. The Transylvania French Broad Stewards, a local volunteer citizens' group, the town of Rosman and...

 

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 24 in honor of National Pollinator Week. From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. activities and displays around the Cradle’s Forest Discovery Center...

 

Pickard Competes For The 2017 National America Miss Title

Mackenzie Jane Pickard, age 11, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National America Miss for the state of North Carolina. She is the daughter of Carole and Bill Pickard of Brevard. The...

 

Robert Leonard Scharsich

Robert Leo-nard Scharsich, 82, of Connestee Falls, in Brevard, died suddenly June 15, 2017. The son of William Richard Scharsich and Ruth Corcoran Scharsich, he was born Feb. 18, 1935, in Chicago, Ill. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lois...

 

Legal Notices For June 19, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO: 13-E-43 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF NORCILLE NORMAND COX EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the... Full story

 
 By Josh Kelly    Outdoors    June 19, 2017

As Emerald Ash Borer Spreads In North Carolina, A Call Goes Out For Landowners To Help Save Trees

Western North Carolina has been hit hard by exotic tree pests and diseases. We all know the story of chestnut blight that wiped out the most numerous and important tree in our forests in the early...

 

Special Olympians Garner 23 Gold Medals

Special Olympians from Transylvania County won 23 gold medals at the Special Olympics North Carolina state competition held in Raleigh June 4-9. The Summer Games is the largest state-level event for...

 

Picturing The Past: Library Houses Silversteen Family Collection - Brevard, NC

Picturing the Past typically features photographs from the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room collection at the Transylvania County Library. In addition to photographs, the North Carolina Room has...

 

Leaders Fail On Gun Violence

The United States has the worst record by far for gun violence among industrialized, democratic nations. A “mass shooting” is defined as an incident in which four or more people (excluding the assailant) are shot or killed. In the first 165 days...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 19, 2017

Library Comes Up With Goals

Improving outreach efforts and getting the word out about all the things the Transylvania County Library offers are among the goals the staff has set for itself. During their regular meeting last week, the Transylvania Board of Commissioners...

 

Young Seeks 3rd Trial

Jason Young, a former medical software salesman from Wake County and a Brevard High School graduate, contends the defense team that led to a first-degree murder verdict in bludgeoning death of his pregnant wife was ineffective, according to the...

 

July 19 Deadline Set To Enter Ginseng Harvest Permit Lottery- Brevard NC

The Nantahala and Pisgah national forests have announced that forest visitors have until July 19 to submit contact information to a ranger district office to participate in the lottery to receive a ginseng harvest permit this year. Visitors must...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 15, 2017

Dog Bite Victim Left With Hefty Bill-Brevard NC

Brevard College graduate Travis Wireback was running on the North Slope Trail last week when he came up on a hiker with two dogs on what he said were “broken retractable leashes.” Wireback said that one of the dogs bit him on the knee as he...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 15, 2017

Public Silent At County Budget Hearing - Brevard, NC

No one spoke during the public hearing Tuesday for the 2017/2018 fiscal year budget for Transylvania County. The Board of Commissioners is now scheduled to approve the budget at its June 26 meeting. The budget will go into effect July 1. County...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 15, 2017

Community Meets To Discuss Racial Incident - Brevard, NC

Tommy Kilgore, president of the Transylvania County branch of the NAACP, said Tuesday he wanted to not just address the recent situation at Brevard High School but come up with solutions. Kilgore was...

 

Number 7 Arts Gallery Features Four Artists During Gallery Walk - Brevard, NC

The Number 7 Arts Gallery is highlighting four of its new artists: Joe Bruneau, basketry; Rose Haynes, colored pencil, ink and scratchboard; Dave Lasseter, furniture-making; and Jerry Maxey, basketry and wood. They will be on hand Friday, June 23,...

 

News of Organizations

Basic Apple Group The next Basic Apple Group meeting will be Monday, June 19, in the fellowship hall of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard. Beginning at 10 until 11:15 a.m. for all Apple computers users, then 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m....

 

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