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Balsam Grove News

Community Club Meeting There will be a community club meeting at the community center at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6. County Commissioner Page Lemel and some county staff will do a presentation on funding options for fire departments... — Updated 1/3/2020


Chamber Of Commerce Announces 2020 Board Of Directors – Brevard, NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2020 Board of Directors. The board was recently finalized with the election of five individuals for the 2020-2022 term, including newly elected Bill Medl (Connestee Fal... — Updated 1/3/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

United Way Of Transylvania Closing Its Doors – Transylvania County, NC

The Board of Directors of United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) will dissolve the organization after it distributes its remaining funds to the 15 local programs to which it was committed. The 15 programs are connected to 53... — Updated 1/3/2020


Cedar Mountain News

Blood Drive In spite of the holiday weekend, there were 25 pints of blood, including two doubles, at our last blood drive on Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Cedar Mountain Fire Department. When a double red cell donation is given, the... — Updated 1/2/2020


Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us in worship on the First Sunday of the New Year as we celebrate the Epiphany of our Lord. Just as the Magi brought gifts to our Lord Jesus Christ, we too have gifts we have been called to... — Updated 1/2/2020


What Is A Compelling New Year's Resolution?

North Carolinian William R. Davie was a delegate to the Federal Convention and a proponent of the impeachment clause in the Constitution. He said that, “If he (the president) be not impeachable whilst in office, he will spare no... — Updated 1/2/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Tigers Start Hot, Falter Late In Home Loss To Vikings

Despite one of their better starts to a game this season that saw the score tied at 20 after the first quarter, the Rosman Tigers couldn't keep up the pace the rest of the night, as... — Updated 1/2/2020


Lady Tigers Snap Skid With 64-48 Win Over Avery County

A solid defensive effort and a big night from senior Ashlyn Dodson helped the Rosman Lady Tigers get back into the win column on Monday with a 64-48 victory over Avery County.... — Updated 1/2/2020


'Walking Around The World' Available At The Library

During 2019 a project was undertaken to survey the African American heritage related resources of Brevard and Transylvania County. A retired Western Kentucky University folk... — Updated 1/2/2020


Luther Hooper Norton

Luther Hooper Norton, 91, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. He was the son of the late Lemuel and Violet Mae Hooper Norton, of Cullowhee. His loving wife of 65 years, Lucy Evatt Norton, preceded him in death,... — Updated 1/2/2020


Geraldine Shelton Whitmire

Geraldine Shelton Whitmire, 88, of Brevard, went home to be with our Lord Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. She was the daughter of the late Wilburn and... — Updated 1/2/2020


Jerry Douglas Orr

Jerry Douglas Orr, 73, of Sapphire, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at the Charles George V.A. Medical Center in Asheville. Born in California, he was the son of the late Glenn... — Updated 1/2/2020


Thomas (Tom) Cleve Kitchen

Thomas (Tom) Cleve Kitchen, 88, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. He was born Nov. 13, 1931, in Balsam Grove at the Kitchen homeplace to the late Reginald and... — Updated 1/2/2020


Lois C. Hunley

Lois C. Hunley, 90, peacefully passed with grace from this earthly life Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. A private family graveside service was held at the Old Monroe, N.C. Cemetery. A... — Updated 1/2/2020


Patrick Hale Galloway

Patrick Hale Galloway, 46, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. Born in Henderson County, he was the son of Waymon and Irene Altizer Galloway. Devoted husband and father, he was a self-employed, home improvement... — Updated 1/2/2020


Delta Kappa Gamma Wraps Up Year

Members of Gamma Upsilon of Delta Kappa Gamma International of Brevard enjoyed fun and fellowship at their December meeting. Plans were discussed for the 2020 year, including... — Updated 1/2/2020


Stuck Inside? Easy Tips To Freshen Up Your Living Space

Winter weather means more time living indoors - working, playing, relaxing and staying warm. It's important to keep your home fresh by staying ahead of the continual buildup of... — Updated 1/2/2020


The DAR Community Service Award Given To Polly Averette

Polly Averette was recognized by the DAR for her volunteerism in Transylvania County. A certificate signed by Dayna Pollett, local regent, and Denise Doring VanBuren, president gene... — Updated 1/2/2020


Rosenwald News

The DFR was hopping on Friday night, Dec. 20. The occasion was a "Black On White" dance party. If you don't know me well enough by now, one of the things that I enjoy creating, or... — Updated 1/2/2020


Scenes From The Sidelines – Sports In Action 2019

Sports Editor Jeremiah Reed looks back through the 2019 local year in sports.... — Updated 1/2/2020


Turning Lives Around

“For it is in giving that we receive.” -Francis of Assisi One of the most inspirational stories we published in 2019 was that of Emily Lowery and Thomas Medlock. A decade ago Lowery’s life was in shambles. She abused... — Updated 1/2/2020


The Shop Of St. Philip's Moving To South Caldwell Street – Brevard, NC

The Shop of St. Philip’s is moving to a new, larger and more accessible location in the new year. The resale store is a mission of the Women of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and uses profits from the shop to support their... — Updated 1/2/2020


Figueroa Campaigning For N.C. District 48 Seat – Transylvania County, NC

Henderson County native Cristal Figueroa is one of three candidates who have filed in the Democratic Party primary for the N.C. Senate District 48 seat currently occupied by Republi... — Updated 1/2/2020


Habitat For Humanity Planning To Build 10 Homes In Rosman – Rosman, NC

Transylvania Habitat for Humanity has committed to build 10 new Habitat homes in Rosman, according to a press release. An anonymous donor, the release said, has contributed more than half the funds necessary to buy the land and... — Updated 1/2/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Catholic Diocese Names Priests Accused Of Abuse – Brevard, NC

Deceased former Catholic priest Andre Anthony Corbin Jr., who spent time in Brevard in the 1960s, was among those named in a list published Monday by the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte of 14 clergy accused of child sexual abuse in... — Updated 1/2/2020


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