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Vlad The Impaler, The Real Dracula

When you think of the name Dracula, you probably think of the dashing Dracula you’ve seen at the movies, or at home on television. But have you ever wondered where the “movie” Dracula comes from? Dracula dates back many more centuries than the...

 

Other Halloween Events Happening In Transylvania

The following are some of the other Halloween-related events in Transylvania County: •Literary Pumpkin Decorating at the county library. All ages! Decorate your literary pumpkin at home and bring it to the library to be on display! Pumpkins can be...

 
 By Rob Owen    Features    October 26, 2017

Transylvania County Ghost Stories: Williamson Creek Ghost Was A Yankee Soldier

I lived in Transylvania County on and off all of my life, and I’ve heard and seen some strange and interesting things about my birthplace. The strangest by far has to be the legend of the headless man on Williamson Creek. I have not seen it but...

 

Silvermont Pumpkin Patch - Brevard, NC

The Silvermont Patch & Revenge of the White Squirrels will make its last appearances of the year this Friday (Oct. 27) and Saturday (Oct. 28). From roughly 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., the public can walk the paths of the historic Silvermont grounds on East...

 

Literary Pumpkin Decorating - Brevard, NC

All Ages! Decorate your literary pumpkin at home and bring it to the Library to be on display. Pumpkins can be dropped off by Oct. 31. Anyone who brings in a literary pumpkin will be entered into a...

 

Flight Of The Vampire - Brevard, NC

The Rotary Club of Brevard will host the opening event of this year's Halloweenfest festival with the running of the Flight of the Vampire 5K, 10K and 1K fun run at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Runners of all...

 

Heart of Brevard Costume And Decorating Contests - Brevard, NC

Downtown Brevard merchants have a chance to get involved in the Halloween fun by taking part in the Heart of Brevard’s Decorating and Costume contests. The merchants have until the end of the day Saturday, Oct. 28, to send electronic photos of...

 

Halloweenfest Ready To Scare Up Fun This Saturday - Brevard, NC

With a name like Transylvania County, it's no wonder that Halloween is a big deal here. In downtown Brevard, the annual Halloweenfest is a fun-filled day, celebrating dressing up, candy and...

 

VFW, Auxiliary Host Halloween Fair - Brevard, NC

VFW 4309 and its Auxiliary held a Halloween Fair and Bicycle Rodeo Saturday at its Nicholson Creek Road headquarters. The event included raffling off four bicycles and a best costume contest. There...

 

Silvermont Pumpkin Patch Returns! - Brevard, NC

The Silvermont Pumpkin Patch & Revenge of the White Squirrels is back on the grounds of the historic home on East Main Street in Brevard. Brevard High School Thespians are helping out. The event...

 

Tigers Crown Homecoming Queen - Rosman, NC

On Friday night, Rosman High School picked its Homecoming Queen - Abby Buchanan - and her court....

 

DVD To Feature Inspiring Children's Tunes

The Mullett family from Penrose, with the help of many volunteers, has been filming in the area recently, with the goal of releasing an inspiring children's music DVD. Eight-year-old Chantaya Mullett...

 

Woodsmen Compete During Forest Festival - Pisgah Forest, NC

The Forest Festival Day Saturday at the Cradle of Forestry included the 22nd Annual John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen's Meet, plus activities for the public, such as using a traditional cross...

 

Rosman Heritage Day Celebrated Saturday - Rosman, NC

Rosman Heritage Day was held Saturday and featured music, food, games, historic displays and other activities....

 

Harvestfest's Games, Goodies Make For A Lively Day - Brevard, NC

Harvestfest, a fund-raising event focused on autumn fun, attracted scores of kids and adults Saturday for a day of fun and games at the Masonic Lodge on East Main Street in Brevard. There were hula...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    October 5, 2017

Kayak Maker Prefers Traditional Methods - Brevard, NC

Chad Quinn knows a thing or two about paddling. He has used nearly every boat there is - from cheaper one-man kayaks all the way up to a $6,000 fiberglass model that he was terrified to unload....

 

Fall Festivals Feature Fun Filled Events - Brevard, NC

Fall Festivals at Brevard Academy and the Masonic Lodge Feature Fun Filled Events....

 

Locals Celebrate Multiple Wins During Fair

Transylvania County residents won big during the 10-day N.C. Mountain State Fair this year, including the members of the Rosman Elementary 4-H Club. According to Heather McNeely, the agricultural...

 

Brevard Clay Will Offer Art, Pottery Painting - Brevard, NC

Downtown Brevard will soon have its own pottery store, including a gallery, studio and a place for potters to paint their work. Stuart Howe will open Brevard Clay on West Main Street in the former...

 

Children Learn All About Hunting, Fishing

There were a lot of fun and educational activities on display Saturday during the National Hunting and Fishing Day event at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education....

 

Exhibit Captures Transylvania's Natural Beauty - Brevard, NC

The Hollingsworth Gallery at 147 E. Main St. in Brevard will soon be exhibiting images from six local photographers, all members of the Land of Waterfalls Camera Club. This annual show features fine...

 

Fall Beauty Here

Fall officially begins Friday, but the colors, particularly in higher elevations such as at Graveyards Fields and off the Blue Ridge Parkway, are already spectacular....

 

24th N.C. Mountain State Fair Ends Its Run

The 24th N.C. Mountain State Fair wrapped up its annual run at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher on Sunday. The 2017 fair entertained 166,583 visitors with livestock shows, agricultural...

 

Iona, Scotland - An Oasis In A Chaotic World

"Those who come to Iona will come, not once, but three times." - Gaelic Saying These words are lettered in black on a soft white wall inside the Iona Abbey in Scotland. For some of us, the words are...

 

Festival Goers Enjoy Mountain Music - Brevard, NC

The Steep Canyon Rangers were joined by Steve Martin on the Mountain Song Festival stage Saturday. The three-day festival at the Brevard Music Center is a fundraiser for the local Boys & Girls...

 

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