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Better To Give Than Receive

Better To Give Than Receive With the holiday season upon us and Christmas Eve just 10 days away, the adage “It’s better to give than receive” is quite appropriate. In fact, helping one’s fellow man, particularly those who are less fortunate,...

 

This Year Give The Gift Of Reading

We all want the best for our children and want them to grow up to be happy, healthy, build good relationships and find success in life. Reading sets them up to better succeed in these areas. Reading improves concentration, vocabulary, language...

 

VFW Post 4309 Recognizes Good Citizenship Teachers

Every year, VFW Post 4309 accepts nominations from local schools to recognize outstanding teachers who help instill in their students the meaning of good citizenship. One elementary, middle, and high...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    December 14, 2017 

County Has To Rehire Fired Worker

After the N.C. Supreme Court declined to hear a case involving a former Transylvania County Department of Social Services employee, the county will rehire the employee fired in November of 2015 and pay her roughly $163,000 in salary and benefits. On...

 

Legal Notices for December 14, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 17-E-259 NOTICE TO CREDITORS I have qualified as Executor of the Estate of John P. Brown, Jr., Deceased, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All persons, firms, and corporations... Full story

 

Christmas Parade: Thank you from the Chamber

The staff, volunteers and Board of Directors of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce would like to sincerely thank the following individuals and organizations for their help and participation in the 46th Annual Downtown Brevard Christmas...

 

Inaugural Songsmith Gathering Set For April 21 - Brevard, NC

Mountain Song Productions, LLC, is proud to present the inaugural Songsmith Gathering, Saturday, April 21 at the Brevard Music Center. For more than a decade Mountain Song Productions (MSP) has been...

 

United Way Thermometers Reaches 40 Percent Of Goal

United Way of Transylvania County's three iconic campaign thermometers are up to 40 percent of the 2018 campaign goal of $510,000. That leaves the local non-profit needing approximately $306,000 in...

 

Let It Shine Brevard: Event Raises Funds For BES

More than 300 people attended the first annual "Let It Shine Brevard" fundraiser at Brevard Elementary School, Dec. 1 to Dec. 3. The three-day event netted almost $700 for the school's ongoing effort...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian The Christmas story is so familiar that people can miss some of its most hopeful hints. This Sunday, Keith Thompson’s message will be, “Hints of Advent Hope.” Special music for morning worship services will...

 

Chamber Of Commerce Announces Third Holiday Promotion Winner! - Brevard, NC

Local resident Jade Holmes won the third weekly drawing for the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce 2017 Holiday Promotion Giveaway. Holmes entered the drawing at Transylvania Community Arts...

 

Transylvania Endowment Announces $47,750 In Grants

The Transylvania Endowment has announced $47,750 in People in Need grants to local nonprofit organizations providing critical services for economically disadvantaged people. The grants were made in partnership with The Community Foundation of...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 14, 2017 

Pleas Heard In Court

Marquis Shante Logan was sentenced to 24 to 41 months in the N.C. Department of Corrections after pleading guilty last week during Superior Criminal Court in Transylvania County. He pleaded guilty to felony assault with a deadly weapon, felonious...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    December 14, 2017 

Edwards Announces Second Term Candidacy

On Tuesday, N.C. Rep. Chuck Edwards, a Republican who represents the 48th District, announced his candidacy for a second term in office. In 2016, according to a press release, he earned 56 percent of the vote in a three-person race for the district,...

 

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

 

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

 

Snow Causes Thousands Of Outages

The snow’s weekend visit to Transylvania County beginning Friday left many without power by Saturday morning. With reports of up to 12 inches of snow in some areas, Duke Energy and Haywood Electric reported thousands of outages throughout the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 11, 2017

McDaris Responds To Data From The County

Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris said in an interview last week that he appreciates the support the school system receives from the county commissioners, but that the statistics presented at a recent county commission...

 

Tungsten Branding Gets Global Recognition

Tungsten Branding, a company naming and branding firm located in Brevard, has been nominated as one of the top five global branding firms by Clutch, a research firm in Washington, D.C., that ranks agencies based on consumer reviews, types of...

 

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...

 

News Of Organizations

Apple Group The last thing people need during the holidays (or anytime) is for their Apple computer, iPad, iPhone to have a problem. What do you do? Attend the Basic Apple Group Meeting on Monday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. to find out how to fix your...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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