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 News    May 21, 2018 

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,...

 
 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors    May 21, 2018 

Nymph Fishing Western North Carolina Streams

In the current fly fishing world it seems that all the glory has shifted to fishing dry flies to large gaudy streamers that look like a small chicken being drug through the water. While that will...

 

Wentraub To Discuss Film At Sierra Club

The Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club welcomes western North Carolina filmmaker David Weintraub, creator of "Call of the Ancient Mariner," a new documentary which will be shown at the monthly meeting...

 

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...

 

Jill Hoggard Green Named Top 25 COO In Health Care

Jill Hoggard Green, Ph.D., R.N., Mission Health's Chief Operating Officer (COO) and president of Mission Hospital, has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of 2017's Top 25 COOs in health care....

 

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...

 

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...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 17, 2018

Birders Get An Eyeful During Tour

"Chick-bree. Chick-bree. Chick-bree." At the sound, Michael Plauche paused his group of fellow birders who were on the lookout for the scarlet tanager, a medium-sized American songbird. For the past...

 

Muddy Sneakers

With the ubiquity of electronic devices– video games, cell phones, tablets, television, etc. – many youth rarely spend time outdoors. The prevalence and immoderate use of such devices and some of their negative impacts on children has been well...

 

BRCC Graduates Come Full Circle To Co-Teach

Poke your head in Allan Smith's office any time during the week and you are likely to see a student hanging out with the very approachable Blue Ridge biology instructor. J.C. McCarson had many...

 

TCS Educational Foundation Welcomes New Director

Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) has announced the hiring of a new executive director, Shannon Meadows Allison. Allison is a native of western North Carolina and a resident...

 

Tinsley Journalism Scholarships Available

The Transylvania County Schools Educat-ional Foundation (TCSEF) is seeking applicants for its Jim Bob and Dottie Tinsley Journalism Scholarship to be awarded for the 2018/2019 school year. Applicants must be graduates of the Transylvania County...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 14, 2018

BRCC Offers Students An Alternative

Thirty-six students from Transylvania County participated in the Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) ceremonies this past weekend. Some of them will go directly into the workforce while others, such...

 

The Pisgah Project 2018: A Bike Raffle Benefiting The Pisgah Conservancy

Local cycling component manufacturers Cane Creek Cycling Components, Industry Nine, REEB Cycles,Thomson Bike Products, Maxxis tires, Find Your Line Bike Shop, Oskar Blues Brewery and the REEB Ranch...

 

Muddy Sneakers To Celebrate 10 Years On May 11 At Lumberyard

In the summer of 2007, two local camp owners, Chuck McGrady (Falling Creek) and Sandy Schenck (Green River Preserve), along with Aleen Steinberg, a conservationist and advocate behind the protection...

 

School Board Picks Two New Principals

On Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education by a 4-0 vote approved Carrie Norris as the new principal for Brevard Elementary School and Scott Strickler as the new principal for Rosma...

 

Muddy Sneakers To Celebrate 10 Years On May 11

In the summer of 2007, two local camp owners, Chuck McGrady (Falling Creek) and Sandy Schenck (Green River Preserve), along with Aleen Steinberg, a conservationist and advocate behind the protection...

 

Free Mental Health Seminar To Be Held At Silvermont

Silvermont Opportunity Center is partnering with Vaya Health in Asheville to provide free seminars to Transylvania County residents. The monthly seminars will be led by a member of Vaya’s Geriatric and Adult Specialty Team, which travels...

 

BHS Girls' XC, Boys' Tennis Honored At WNC Sports Banquet

Brevard High School won two major awards Sunday night at the 57th annual WNC Sports Award Banquet. Held at the Grove Park Inn and presented by the Mountain Amateur Athletic Club, the formal affair...

 
 Arts    May 7, 2018

Children's Story Focuses On Blue Ghost Fireflies

Once upon a time in May on a dark night without a moon, two young children were lost in the state forest and they ran across strange glowing blue lights low to the ground. What did they see? An...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 7, 2018

Ex-Tax Chief Gets Prison Term

Annette Raines, the county’s former tax administrator, was sentenced in court to five and 15 months in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to embezzling up to $93,000 from the Transylvania County Rescue Squad between 2009 to 2016. Judge Mark...

 

Get Caffeinated At Pisgah Coffee Roasters

Pisgah Coffee Roasters, a family owned business, has just opened a new coffee shop and drive through at 6283 Asheville Highway in Pisgah Forest. The metal building includes a coffee bar area and open...

 
 By Keith Parker    Opinion    May 7, 2018

True Education Versus Subtle Indoctrination

Over the past years I have watched with interest in, and increasing horror over, the attacks on education in our land. Often subtle, at times aggressive, these attacks continue to be supposedly “justified” by lawmakers and politicians. The strike...

 
 News    May 3, 2018

Congressman Meadows Visits Brevard Academy – Brevard NC

U.S. Congressman Mark Meadows got a tour of Brevard Academy in action on Tuesday morning. School Director Ted Duncan led Meadows through the school. "What we try to do is each time I'm back in the...

 

Fred M. Osteen Jr.

Fred M. Osteen Jr., 79, of Brevard, passed Friday, April 27, 2018. A native of Greenville, S.C., he was the son of the late Fred and Lillian Osteen. In addition to his parents, his nephew, Scott...

 

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