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 News    May 24, 2018 

Arrest Made In Death Of Child

Keyshawn Trekell Smith, 21, was arrested on Monday and charged with felony child abuse and first-degree murder in connection with the death of 4-year-old Keegan Gage Bland. Bland, who was reported to...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 24, 2018 

Manager's Budget Calls For More Education Spending

County Manager Jaime Laughter presented a $51.2 million general fund budget Monday that proposed no property tax increase and operations funding that exceeded what school officials wanted. Laughter presented her proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal ye...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 24, 2018 

City Tax Increase On The Table

Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland’s proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal year calls for a 1.5 cents property tax increase to help, among other things, pay for a new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center. Fatland presented his $22.2 million budget Monday...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 24, 2018 

School System Gets Recognition

Monday evening members of the Transylvania County Board of Education were informed of several exemplary services and programs in the local school system. Alan Justice, director of athletics, safe schools and transportation, reported that...

 
 Arts    May 24, 2018 

Duck Race to Benefit TC Arts Council's Youth Programs

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has announced that ducks are now available for sponsorship in the July 4 Duck Race. The race will be held at Brevard College near the gymnasium on Kings Creek....

 
 Arts    May 24, 2018 

Local Food, Live Music Saturday At Market

The public is invited to come by the Transylvania Farmers' Market to kick off the White Squirrel Festival on Saturday, May 26. From 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. there will be live music, activities for kids...

 
 Arts    May 24, 2018 

May 30 at Brevard Lumberyard Pisgah Pickers To Peform At JAM Jam 2018

On Wednesday, May 30, from 6-10 p.m. at the Brevard Lumberyard, the fourth annual JAM Jam will raise most of the year's budget for the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) Program at the Boys &...

 
 Arts    May 24, 2018 

Library's Adult Summer Reading Program Will Begin On June 1

Adult Summer Reading is a unique opportunity to rocket into books for pleasure, to seek out new knowledge and to explore new worlds. The library universe may lead the way to extraordinary and stellar experiences and might unleash a meteor shower of...

 

Jones Speaks At Democratic Women's Club Luncheon

"Defending Demo-cracy in North Carolina" was the resounding message and rallying cry at the Transylvania County Democratic Women's Club's May Luncheon this past Monday in the Rogow Room at the...

 

Master Gardener: To Prune Or Not To Prune, That Is The Question

By Jane M. Wheeless Master Gardener It is hard to miss the spectacular spring blooms appearing all over the county, as well as the large piles of branches and twigs at curbsides waiting to be picked up by the collection crew in Brevard. What these...

 

George Charles Stanton

George Charles Stanton, 79, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018, at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late George Francis and Mildred Ruth Johnson Stanton. He graduated from Beloit College in 1960 with a...

 

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

 
 Church    May 24, 2018 

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 Community Bank Building, Straus Park, 1225 Asheville Highway. 885-2788. AA... Full story

 

Canvass Reveals Reporting Mistake

The recent primary results were made official Friday, with news that a “reporting discrepancy” had occurred and that Will Cathey had edged out Danny Hein for the second Republican Party nomination in the Board of Commissioners’ race. The...

 

Man Arrested In 4-Year-Old's Death -Brevard NC

Keyshawn Trekell Smith, 21, was arrested on Monday and charged with felony child abuse and first degree murder in connection with the death of 4-year-old Keegan Gage Bland, who was reported to have...

 

Input Sought Thursday For Pisgah Forest Roundabout Proposal-Brevard NC

The fly-fishing is fabulous. The cycling trails are exceptional, and all of the many others draws to the Pisgah National Forest have led to high traffic volumes and increased congestion in recent years. The N.C. Department of Transportation, in...

 

Joe Castro Will Be On School Board Ballot

Joe Castro, retired executive director of Smart Start of Transylvania County, will appear on the November ballot as an unaffiliated candidate for the Transylvania County Board of Education. Castro,...

 

County Picked To Tackle Opioid Crisis

Transylvania County is one of 10 North Carolina local governments chosen to work to address the opioid crisis in their communities through an intensive two-year program. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the UNC School of Government...

 

Brevard To Host Season's Second Gallery Walk

Brevard’s a pretty wild place, surrounded by deep forests, high mountains and tumbling waters, not to mention all the wildlife that abound within. There’s black bears, ravens, quirky little white squirrels and even a bat or two. Most remarkable...

 

Habitat Showhouse Set For June 16

The 2018 Transylvania Habitat for Humanity Showhouse and Sale will be held Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Connestee Falls home of John and Barbara Walter, located at 1364 Salola La...

 

Mountain Sun School Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago, Mountain Sun Community School began when a small group of parents and teachers came together to create a unique educational environment for the children of Transylvania County. Mountain...

 

Connestee Falls Hosts 15th VISION Golf Tournament

VISION Transylvania's 15th Annual Golf Tournament at Connestee Falls drew golfers from local companies and golf enthusiasts, alike, to fund operational expenses and a tuition scholarship for the...

 

BRCC To Offer Continuing Education Classes In June

Blue Ridge Community College will offer the following continuing education classes in Transylvania County beginning in June. Yoga for Every Body meets June 5-28, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Registration fee is $56.30. Reiki Energy...

 

Anderson And Stanwood To Join WSQL Radio

WSQL has announced the addition of Ken Ander-son and Tom Stanwood to the radio station. Anderson is the station's new manager of sales, programming and new projects. Stanwood is the station's new exec...

 

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