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 By John Lanier    News    November 23, 2017 

Schools Expand Reach Of AIG Programs - Brevard NC

Heidi Bullock told the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night that the AIG (Academically and Intellectually Gifted) program is providing more options to students. Bullock, who is the AIG specialist/coordinator for Transylvania County...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 23, 2017 

State Officials Note Changes In Trout Population - Brevard NC

The trout fishing experience in the Davidson River has been on a steady decline in the last couple of decades, according to representatives from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWCR) and local anglers. Some local anglers say that the...

 

Local Trout Unlimited Chapters Win Big - Brevard, NC

The Pisgah and Land O' Sky chapters of Trout Unlimited joined forces to raise a total of $4,155, given by donors from North Carolina to California, to notch a remarkable win and trigger a series of...

 

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

 

DAR Members Install WW I Exhibit In Military Museum

First Vice Regent Dayna Pollett, assisted by Second Vice Regent Nancy Davis, created a small exhibit in the Western North Carolina Military Museum. The Waightstill Avery Chapter Daughters of the...

 

Local TYSA Teams Compete In Autumn Blast At Hickory

The Transylvania Youth Soccer Association (TYSA) finished up their fall season the last Saturday in November, but soccer for 27 young players in the county didn't stop with their last game. TYSA sent...

 

Legal Notices for November 20, 2017

17 SP 55 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 Kathryn L. Haberle and Kathryn L. Haberle, Trustee of the Kathryn L. Haberle Revocable... Full story

 

Number 7 Arts Features Four Artists For Holiday Season - Brevard, NC

Number 7 Arts in Brevard features four of the area’s finest artisans this month. Sonia Arnold’s and Ruthie Cohen’s jewelry creations are both eye-catching and distinctively lovely. Jack Christfield’s camera lens captures the essence of our...

 

Four Local Linebackers Among Top Tacklers In WNC

When it comes to sniffing out the ball-carrier and bringing them to the ground, you can't get any better than a quartet of seniors from Brevard and Rosman high school. The Blue Devils' Ethan Shook...

 

Weekly Destination Hike: Cantrell Creek Lodge

Our weekly destination hike is the site of the Cantrell Creek lodge in Pisgah National Forest. Access to where the lodge once stood can be easy, with little elevation gain for hikers, or it can be...

 

Veterans Honored - Brevard, NC

The community came out Friday for the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the courthouse gazebo....

 

Everyday Education: Outdoors Provides Multiple Benefits For Children

Transylvania County is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. One of the most precious resources we have in western North Carolina is our beautiful and easily accessible natural environment. Many adults enjoy the variety of outdoor activities...

 

Kids In Camp Provides Access To More Students

The summer of 2017 was an enormous success and lots of fun for the 35 Transylvania County children who attended one-three weeks at overnight camps in western North Carolina. Fifteen camps partner...

 

Shelby McCrary Mull

Shelby McCrary Mull, 62, of Brevard, passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Born in Orlando, Fla. and raised in western North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late William Russell and Nancy Imogene Pittman McCrary. Her survivors include her partner...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 9, 2017

Proposed Federal Forests Act Sparks Debate

Concerns about the recently passed Resilient Federal Forests Act in the U.S. House have some of the key players in the ongoing Pisgah/Nantahala Plan Revision Process looking for alternatives. The measure passed the House 232 to 188 last week, and if...

 

Long-Running Swank 65 Now A Fall Classic - Pisgah Forest, NC

The Sycamore Cycles Swank 65, held this past weekend in Pisgah National Forest, is the longest running mountain bike competition in western North Carolina The race is operated by Blue Ridge...

 

VAYA Health Gives Workshop On Substance Abuse At Silvermont - Brevard, NC

Silvermont Opportunity Center (SOC) will offer a seminar on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. The topic, “Substance Abuse,” will be presented by Judith Earley of VAYA Health. This seminar is free and open to all members of the community. The...

 

Pigs TU Chapter: Trout Unlimited Receives Conservation Grant

Pisgah Trout Unlimited (Pisgah TU) has received a grant of $8,000 through the Trout Unlimited Embrace A Stream grant program for its Cantrell Creek Trail Project. Pisgah TU applied for the grant in cooperation with Asheville’s Land O’ Sky...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 6, 2017

Use Of Opioids Doubled In Past 25 Years

For much of this country’s history, opioid abuse had not been much of a problem. In the past last 25 years, however, opioid use has doubled in the United States, killing more people than automobile or gun-related accidents. Jim Hardy, coordinator...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 6, 2017

County Animal Services Director Steps Down

Elma Rae Greene has resigned as the director at Transylvania County Animal Services as of Friday. “I’ve been in government a long time, and I’ve run several animal shelters across the state and have been involved in animal services since the...

 

SOC Computer Course To Cover Social Media - Brevard, NC

Silvermont Opportunity Center has been hosting a free class on computer basics since mid-Septem-ber. Course instructor Eric Smith will be sharing tips for social media with participants at the senior center on Thursdays, Nov. 9 and Nov. 16, starting...

 

Branagan Wins Regional Award

School social workers often do their best work behind the scenes, supporting students and families at moments of need. It's no secret how important they are to our schools, however, and Transylvania C...

 

Lady Blue Devils Claim Regional Title, Advance To State

Living in the wettest county east of Oregon, the Blue Devils didn't flinch when large gray clouds started rolling in along the Swannanoa River right before the beginning of the 2A West Regional cross...

 

Building A Local Conservation Coalition

Over the past four years, I have had the privilege of representing sportsman as the Chair of The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Council (FWCC) covering the 18 Counties in western North Carolina. My...

 

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