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N.C. DOT Hosting A Transportation Summit

The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) is kicking off 2019 by hosting the first ever N.C. Transportation Summit on Jan. 9-10 in Raleigh. Transportation industry leaders from around the world will discuss the future of... — Updated 1/7/2019


Planned Giving Series To Be Offered

Western Carolina University's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will be offering a Planned Giving Implementation Series Jan. 25, Feb. 8 and Feb. 22 at the university's... — Updated 1/7/2019


Picturing The Past: Royal Café Has Become Lily T Clothing Company

This week's featured photograph dates to the second decade of the 20th century and was likely taken around 1915. Although the image does not include enough of the building to... — Updated 1/7/2019


Blue Ridge Chapter Of SAR Held Its Holiday Awards Luncheon - Brevard NC

The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) recently held its 2018 Annual Holiday Luncheon/Business Meeting at the Arden Woods Club House. Activities... — Updated 1/7/2019

 By Bob Hayward    Features

Mountain Skies: Total Lunar Eclipse Visible In The Mountains

Jan. 20-21 Total Lunar Eclipse Lunar eclipses can occur a little less than six months apart, so there could be as many as three in a calendar year. The last year that happened was 2016. Not all lunar eclipses are total, i.e.,... — Updated 1/7/2019


Blue Ridge Orchestra To Present Special 'BRO Revels' Concert

The Blue Ridge Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Milton Crotts presents “BRO Revels!,” on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 5 p.m. in Lipinsky Auditorium on the campus of UNC Asheville. This unique winter celebration features internationa... — Updated 1/7/2019


Brevard FUMC To Present Organ Concert

The Beulah McMinn Zachary Organ Foundation of Brevard First United Methodist Church (FUMC) will present organist Charlie Frost in recital on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. The concert... — Updated 1/7/2019


2019 Bag Lunch Series Kicks Off With The 'Art Of Recycling' Jan. 15

The 2019 Bag Lunch Arts Series kicks off in January with “The Art of Recycling.” The program begins at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library and is made possible by the Friends of the Li... — Updated 1/7/2019


Kruger Brothers To Perform On Jan. 26

The Center for Cultural Preservation is proud to announce that the Kruger Brothers will be the featured performers at the Center’s Keeping the Fires Burning series in January. Jens and Uwe Kruger, native Swiss musicians, had a... — Updated 1/7/2019


'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof' Set For Jan. 20

The Western Carolina University Bardo Arts Center Sunday Cinema Series presents “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. This is a pre-recorded, encore screening from the National Theatre in London, presented in... — Updated 1/7/2019


Obituary: R.C. Galloway

R.C. Galloway died Friday, Jan. 4, 2018, at his home in Hendersonville. He was 87 years old. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force with 24 years of service. He is... — Updated 1/7/2019


Obituary: Keary Mull

Keary Mull, 49, passed away Jan. 2, 2019, at his home in Georgetown, S.C., after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Teri Nicole Mull; son, Austin Mull; daughter, Ramey Elizabeth Mull; parents, Andy and... — Updated 1/7/2019


Obituary: David Carl Brown

David Carl Brown, 66, of Pisgah Forest, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Lona Elizabeth Fussell and Weaver Vestus Brown. He... — Updated 1/7/2019


Obituary: Mary Katherine Merrill Bradley

Mary Katherine Merrill Bradley joined her Savior and loved ones who have previously passed in heaven, Jan. 3, 2019, after celebrating Christmas at home with her family. She loved... — Updated 1/7/2019


Meadows Is Hurting County

Like the shut-down that he orchestrated in 2013, Mark Meadows has no problem hurting the constituents of his district in order to support his far-right ideology. According to Saturday’s Washington Post, Meadows says that he was... — Updated 1/7/2019


Ignoring Trump's Offenses

Last this week, for the second time in a month, American troops fired tear gas across our border into a foreign country, Mexico. Their target? Defenseless civilians, including children. It is but the latest example of the depths in... — Updated 1/7/2019


Paid Parental Leave Is Affordable, Civilized

I had to smile – albeit briefly – when I read Henri Erti’s reference to the “radicalized Democratic Party” and its attempt to “lure voters” with their proposed “fiscally irresponsible” policies, in this case... — Updated 1/7/2019


Get The 9th Right

Last Thursday, the 116th session of Congress convened with one vacant seat, that of the representative of the 9th Congressional District in North Carolina. In November, Republican Mark Harris appeared to defeat Democrat Dan... — Updated 1/7/2019


Fort Raleigh Site Protected After Transaction

In late December, the final step in a plan to preserve the historic and natural landscape surr-ounding the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in Manteo was achieved when The Conservation Fund transferred ownership of 20 acres of... — Updated 1/7/2019


Driver Taken To Hospital After Head-On Collision Friday On 276 - Brevard NC

A head-on vehicle collision on U.S. 276 Friday left one person who was injured and then transported to Mission Hospital. According to Chris Jeffries with the N.C. Highway Patrol, the call for service came at 11:44 a.m. A Cantrell... — Updated 1/7/2019


City, County Officials Look Back To 2018 And The Year Ahead - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: City of Brevard and Board of Commissioner members were contacted for comment about 2018 and the year ahead. The following responded: •Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris — “The city of Brevard had a great year with... — Updated 1/7/2019


Area Hospitals Limiting Visitor Visits Because Of The Flu - Brevard NC

Mission Health and AdventHealth Hendersonville are implementing visitor limitation policies because of reported increases in flu activity throughout the state. Mission Health is asking visitors younger than 12 and those who do not... — Updated 1/7/2019


Transylvania's Latest Jobless Rate Stands At 3.4 Percent - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in November was 3.4 percent, up from 3.3 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account... — Updated 1/7/2019

 By Matt McGregor    News

Rescues Required During Torrential Rains - Brevard NC

The torrential rains the county suffered at the end of 2018 led to the rescue of a woman and two donkeys in separate incidents. On Friday, Dec. 28, a woman drove around a barricade... — Updated 1/7/2019


Public Input Sought On Bike Planning - Brevard NC

The public will get four chances this month to give input on a Transylvania County bicycle plan. The ultimate goal is to put together a comprehensive plan that a stakeholders group... — Updated 1/7/2019


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