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C.A.R.E. Coalition: C.A.R.E. Members Attend And Present At National Conference

Members of the C.A.R.E. Coalition attended the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) forum in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 5-8. CADCA represents the interests of more than 5,000 coalitions fr...

 

News Of Organizations

Stiches Of Love Stitches of Love (formerly the WNC Knitters and Crocheters for Others in Arden) is a group of people who have created and donated more than 22,000 handmade articles to local charities in the past eleven years. They meet monthly at...

 

Picturing The Past: New Schools Accommodated Growing Population

This week Picturing the Past continues the history of Brevard schools through the mid-20th century. After the old 1908 schoolhouse was declared unsafe during the summer of 1936, all 536 elementary...

 

OnTrack WNC Offers Free Credit Reports & Score Event In Brevard

On Monday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling will team up with First Citizens Bank Brevard Office at 96 S. Broad St. to offer free credit reports and FICO scores. This event is open to the public and no...

 

Sharing House Diary: Wheels To Work Helps Overcome Obstacles

During the past two years, our Wheels to Work program has paired 20 vehicles with hard-working individuals, including two cars already transferred in 2018. The people of Transylvania County are most...

 

Brooke LaRowe Honored By DAR

Brooke LaRowe was honored by the members of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at their February meeting. Brooke, a fifth grade student at Brevard Elementary...

 

Stepp Enjoys Being A Senior Companion

Shortly after Transylvania County native Barbara Stepp retired from 30 years spent working at Transylvania Vocational Services, she realized that just hanging out with Harley, her pet sugar glider, wasn’t going to cut it. “Sugar gliders are...

 

News Of Organizations

Ikenobo Ikebana Society The Ikenobo Ikebana Society, Blue Ridge Chapter, will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Hendersonville, located at 1735 Fifth Ave. West. Laura Felt will lead a...

 

VFW And United Way Team Up: Trivia And Dance Event To Benefit Local Funds

There are still tickets available for the Trivia Challenge and Dance on Saturday, March 10. The event represents a collaboration between United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) and Veterans of...

 

Mallett To Discuss Impact Of Alcohol And Drug Addiction

Kathleen Mallet, a clinical counselor specializing in addiction, will speak on "The Impact of Alcohol and Drug Addiction on Our Community" at the next AAUW meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at noon at the...

 

Habitat Begins 65th Home

A cold drizzle met the Jennings Builders Supply and Hardware crew that volunteered to help build the latest home for Transylvania Habitat for Humanity in the Rosman Trails Subdivision. This will be...

 

DAR Brings Production Of 'First Ladies' To Elementary Students

The Waightstill Avery Chapter of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) in Brevard is bringing to life the imagery and influence of key early American First Ladies in historical performances for local elementary students. Five early president’s...

 

News Of Organizations

Alzheimer’s Support Group Nationally known author-psychologist Dr. Lani Leary will speak at the Feb. 22, meeting of the Transylvania County Alzheimer’s Support Group. Her topic and title of her latest book is “No One Has To Die Alone:...

 

Free Mental Health Seminar To Be Held At Silvermont Opportunity Center Feb. 15

Silvermont Opportunity Center is partnering with Vaya Health in Asheville to provide free seminars to Transylvania County residents. The seminars will be led by a member of Vaya’s geriatric and adult specialty team, which travels throughout...

 

El Centro Comunitario Hispano-Americano: Students Work With Clay, Explore Outdoors

Visit To Brevard Clay On Feb. 1, nine girls from Homework Club accompanied by five volunteers visited the Brevard Clay Pottery Studio. The owner and studio manager, Stuart Howe, gave the girls an orientation on how to paint ceramics. Then the girls c...

 

Democratic Party Announces Saturday Precinct Meetings

David Smith, chair of the Democratic Party of Transylvania County, has announced the 2018 annual precinct meetings, which are to be held this Saturday, Feb. 10, in Transylvania County. All registered Demo-crats are welcome to attend and are eligible...

 

Beginning Bridge Class Will Start On March 6

Ever feel your brain is slipping away? Bridge is a wonderful way to exercise your brain, and it is the goal of Brevard Duplicate Bridge Club to have everyone in Brevard playing bridge. Therefore, Brevard Duplicate Bridge Club will start a beginning...

 

News Of Organizations

Hearing Loss Association The Brevard Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Carlson Conference Room of the Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. Area residents of...

 

Healing Community Action Circles Next Meeting Thurs., Feb. 8, At Brevard College

Healing Community Action Circles, or HCAC, is a follow-up to the “Healing the Heart of Democracy” series launched spring of 2017 by The Center for Spiritual Wisdom (https://center4spiritualwisdom.org/) and Brevard College. The fifth of six...

 

Picturing The Past: Cotton And Logging Mills Employed Many - Brevard, NC

The largest manufacturer near downtown Brevard in the early 1900s was Brevard Cotton Mill. The mill, located on Whitmire Street just west of the depot, was constructed in 1909. An article in the Sylva...

 

2018 Great Decisions Program Series To Kick Off At Brevard College, Feb. 7

In the first of the 2018 Great Decision Program series hosted by Brevard College, Tom Sanders, professor emeritus of religious studies and of international studies at the College for Seniors, UNCA, will use the current situation in Turkey as a case...

 

Brevard VFW Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser To Be Held Feb. 17 - Brevard, NC

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4309 at 50 Veterans Circle in Brevard is holding a Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser at the post on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 5:30 p.m. The theme is “Bumped Off on Bourbon Street,” with Mardi Gras décor, Low Country...

 

News Of Organizations

AARP AARP, Chapter 8, will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 11:15 a.m. at Bay Breeze Restaurant, located at 1830 Asheville Highway in Hendersonville. The guest speaker will be Denise O’Neill, sales director of the Landings assisted living facility in...

 

Transylvania Democratic Party Announces Annual Precinct Meetings

David Smith, chair of the Democratic Party of Transylvania County, has announced the 2018 annual precinct meetings, which are to be held in each of the county’s precincts in February. All registered Demo-crats are welcome to attend and are...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Larry McCall: From Rosman To Rice Paddies

John "Larry" McCall graduated from Rosman High School in 1967 and was drafted into the Army in 1968 at age 19. He and nine other young men from this area reported to Fort Bragg for basic training and...

 

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