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 By Matt McGregor    News    December 11, 2017 

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 count...

 
 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...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 11, 2017 

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...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    December 11, 2017 

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...

 

Everyday Education: Taiko Drumming Keeps Kids In School - Pisgah Forest, NC

"I tell everyone that Taiko drumming at Davidson River is the only reason I am still in school and will graduate this semester!" said Chris Alley's student assistant. Alley is the music teacher and...

 

Legal Notices for December 11, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 17-E-363 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of Nina S.... Full story

 

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

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 7, 2017

Mountain Bikers, Equestrians React To Fee Proposal

Mountain bikers and equestrians could soon be required to pay user fees to use the trails in Pisgah National Forest, according to Dave Casey, head ranger for the Pisgah Ranger district. The proposals were announced during the most recent Transylvania...

 

Transylvania County Youth Recognized With State 4-H Award

Crista Cali, 17-year-old daughter of Charlene and Chris Cali, was presented with the North Carolina 4-H Youth Volunteer Award during the opening luncheon of the 2017 State 4-H Council Conference held...

 

Legal Notices for December 7, 2017

Brevard Housing Authority Public Hearing and January Meeting January 16, 2018 The Brevard Housing Authority will have a public hearing at 3:00 p.m. to receive comments regarding its Annual Plan. The public hearing will be followed by the regular... Full story

 

Musicke Antiqua To Give 'A Renaissance Feast'

Musicke Antiqua will present its Christmas program, “A Renaissance Feast,” at several locations this season: Hendersonville Public Library in Hendersonville, on Monday, Dec. 11, at noon; St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Asheville, on Sunday,...

 

Handcrafters Guild To Hold Show

The Transylvania County Handcrafters Guild Holiday Craft Show and Sale is Dec. 8 and 9 at the Masonic Lodge in Brevard from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet talented crafters and artists such as potter, Craig...

 

Kiviniemi Selected To Serve On N.C. School Boards Association

The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) elected new officers and seven new members to the governing Board of Directors during the delegate meeting of the 48th Annual Conference for Board...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 4, 2017

Cradle Group Loses Forest Contract - Pisgah Forest, NC

The Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association (CFAIA), the concession vendor in charge of managing several sites in Pisgah National Forest, lost the bid for the contract, and effective Jan. 1, a new vendor, Pisgah Hospitality Partners, LLC, will...

 

County Approves Building Contract

The contract to build a new 60,750-square-foot light industrial building in Brevard was approved last week by the Board of Commissioners during their regular meeting. Commissioners awarded the contract to the Harper Corporation, which had the lowest...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    December 4, 2017

Jobless Rates Remains Below Statewide Number

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in October was 3.8 percent, up from 3.7 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released last week from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those...

 

Bag Lunch Series To Offer Holiday Music - Brevard, NC

The 2017 Bag Lunch Arts Series concludes in December with two Bag Lunch programs on Dec. 5 and 19 starting at noon in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. Bag Lunch programs are made possible by the Friends of the Library. On Tuesday,...

 

Speakers To Discuss Rafting On The French Broad River - Brevard, NC

The December Discover Natural Transylvania program at the Transylvania County Library will feature the Torgerson family’s adventures rafting the French Broad River. The film, which is 75-minutes in length, will be shown in the Rogow Room beginning...

 

Boys & Girls Club: Torch Clubs Decorates Tree At Silvermont

The Torch Club, a youth leadership club for kids 11 to 13 at the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County, came to decorate the Silvermont Christmas Tree on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Club...

 

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