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Church Activites – Transylvania County

Brevard- Davidson River Presbyterian Jesus grew up in the temple and the scriptures brought him strength and comfort in his ministry. This week’s message from Keith Thompson is “Listening With Jesus to Psalm 23.” The Chancel Choir will provide...

 

Frances Tritt Reece

Frances Tritt Reece, 91, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Dora Smith Tritt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy O. Reece; son, Jerry Lee Reece; brothers, Henry, William,...

 

Legal Notices for February 23, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 14 JA 43 In Re Juvenile: Burnette, K. D/O/B: 05/28/2006 To: Denna Owen Burgess, Transylvania County, NC.  Take notice that a petition seeking... Full story

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 23, 2017 

Transylvania School Dropout Numbers Continue To Fall – Brevard NC

The dropout rate in Transylvania County Schools dropped 42 percent in 2015-16, the latest year for which dropout data is available. Jeremy Gibbs, chief academic officer for Transylvania County Schools, told the Transylvania County Board of Education...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 23, 2017 

Students Could Return Aug. 21 – Brevard NC

School for Transylvania County School students could begin Wednesday, Aug. 21, according to the 2017-18 draft calendar presented to the local Board of Education Monday night. The last day for students would be Thursday, June 7. Brian Weaver,...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 23, 2017 

Camps Oppose School Calendar Change – Brevard NC

A bill in the N.C. General Assembly that would give school districts the option to begin the school year in early August has local summer camps concerned. If approved, House Bill (HB) 53 would move the earliest schools could begin, should they...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 23, 2017 

Local Law Enforcement Backs Gun Bill – Brevard NC

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson is co-sponsoring the bill that would allow a N.C. resident to carry a concealed handgun without having to obtain a concealed handgun permit. If approved, the bill would remove th...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 23, 2017 

City Receives 'Clean' Audit – Brevard NC

The city of Brevard received a “clean audit” report during Monday’s regular City Council meeting. Dan Mullinix, assurance manager for Gould Killian CPA Group, P.A., said there was nothing major to bring to the council’s attention. “We were...

 

Law & Order – Transylvania County

•Lana Rochelle Reese, 34, was arrested on Feb. 19 for one felony count of identity theft, one felony count of being a habitual felon and one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense, according to the Sheriff’s Office. She has been...

 
 By Rhae Mozley    Features    February 23, 2017 

Pickleball Growing In Popularity Locally – Brevard NC

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports nationwide and is alive and well in Transylvania County. Once an oddity, it has exploded across the country in popularity. Courts and clubs are...

 
 By Shannon Summitt    Arts    February 23, 2017 

Deadline To Apply For Annual Writers' Conference Is March 1 – Brevard NC

Brevard College and the Transylvania County Library Foundation will once again co-host the annual Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference May 18-21. Workshops, discussions and readings will take place...

 

County Library To Offer Food For Feedback – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Library promises good food and good conversation during their upcoming public dialogues at locations throughout Transylvania County. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and share ideas about the library’s role in helping Transylvania...

 

BES Joins A+ Schools Program For The Arts – Brevard NC

When a student earns an A+ on a test, it's cause to celebrate. That's why Brevard Elementary School is celebrating their school's acceptance into the network of A+ Schools, a North Carolina program...

 

Extension Office Seeks Scholarship Applicants – Brevard NC

Nominations are being accepted for a $750 scholarship offered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA) through March 24. The scholarship is available to North Carolina residents pursuing a...

 

NASA Taps PARI For Solar Eclipse Research – Rosman NC

In 1962, NASA chose a location in Transylvania County, North Carolina, to establish the East Coast satellite tracking station during the infancy of the U.S. space program. Fifty-five years later, NASA is returning to the site, now home to the Pisgah...

 

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

 

Increased Participation

In an effort to increase community participation at county commission meetings, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners last week voted 3-2 to hold one of their monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. The goal of having...

 

Helping Animals

I am a big animal lover. It’s probably not a surprise to also learn that I have lots of company in Brevard. Like scores of people, I was horrified and sickened by the news that a beautiful, innocent Great Pyrenees dog was starved and tossed on the...

 

Christmas Child Exceeds Goals

Operation Christmas Child exceeded its 2016 collection goals: 9,121,799 boxes were collected in the United States, exceeding the goal of nine million. The Blue Ridge area (Transylvania, Madison, Henderson and Buncombe counties) collected 24,627...

 

The Blue Line Foundation Helps Community

Sheriff David Mahoney has announced the formation of the Blue Line Foundation of Transylvania County, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to a number of activities of significant benefit to the county. Donations to the foundation are tax-deducti...

 

Legal Notices for February 20, 2017

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY   Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Carla Craige Buchanan and Elizabeth I. Glenn a/k/a Elizabeth Ilene Glenn to TRSTE, Inc.,... Full story

 

BRCC Closed Feb. 23 – Brevard NC

All day and evening operations will be closed at Blue Ridge Community College’s Henderson County Campus and Transylvania County Campus on Thursday, Feb. 23. Students will observe winter break and all faculty and staff will participate in...

 

Joseph William Benson

Joseph William Benson went home to be with his Beloved Lord Feb, 15, 2017. A native of Transylvania County, he was the eldest son of the late William Ralph and Julia Johnson Benson and was the husband of Sue Benson, the most devoted and loving wife...

 

Enoch Reese

Enoch Reese, 92, of Brevard, passed away in Travelers Rest, S.C. Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. He was born May 19, 1924, in Madison County, N.C. to the late Cecil and Esther Reese. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Ila Audrey Slagle Reese,...

 

Nathan Carl Thomas Jr.

Nathan Carl Thomas Jr., 70, of Etowah, formerly of Canton, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. He was a native of Haywood County and the son of the late Nathan Carl Thomas Sr. and Ellen Sawyer Thomas. He was also...

 

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