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Edney To Run For State House

Sam Edney, a candidate for the N.C. House District 113, is surveying district voters. “My opponent has failed to listen to the people he serves,” Edney said in a press release. “I want to change that. I want to know from the... — Updated 1/9/2018


Freezing Temperatures Create Spectacular Views

The freezing temperatures turned the county's rivers, creeks and waterfalls into winter wonderlands.... — Updated 1/8/2018



Spectacular ice images could be found throughout the county this weekend thanks to bone-chilling freezing temperatures.... — Updated 1/8/2018


News Of Organizations

Hearing Loss Association The Brevard Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), due to heavy snow’s forcing cancellation of its annual December holiday luncheon, will celebrate the New Year with a luncheon at 1... — Updated 1/8/2018

 By Owen Carson    Outdoors

Find Beauty In The Winter Landscape

On true winter days like today, where icy winds carve more precious degrees out of already freezing temperatures, we like to stay inside. We bundle up tight, bracing against... — Updated 1/8/2018


Flowers 'Dual Narrative' Exhibition Opens Jan. 19 - Brevard, NC

“Dual Narratives” by Mark Flowers opens Friday, Jan. 19, at the Spiers Gallery located within the Sims Art Center at Brevard College. The show opens with a reception starting at 5:30 p.m. and the show will run through Feb. 16.... — Updated 1/8/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Portable Heater Causes Fire

A portable propane heater used to thaw a water pipe resulted in a brief house fire on Carr Lumber Company Road on Thursday. "We got dispatched around 4:10 (p.m.)," said Capt. Adam... — Updated 1/8/2018


Connestee Scholarship Program Delivers Checks

Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program had another record fundraising year in 2017, which culminated in the December presentation of checks totaling $90,000 to Blue Ridge... — Updated 1/8/2018


Mountain Dulcimer Workshop And Concert Set For Jan. 10- Brevard, NC

Tull Glazener, a master dulcimer instructor and popular performer, has been sharing the music of the mountain dulcimer since 1984. On Wednesday, he will be presenting three workshops for mountain dulcimer players between 9 a.m.... — Updated 1/8/2018


New At The Library: Travel Books Help Save Time And Money

These new travel books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Travel 2018 “Bali & Lombok.” If you want to visit a tropical paradise in the new year, look no further than the islands of Bali and Lombok. This... — Updated 1/8/2018


Pisgah TU Opens 2018 Meetings With Fly Tying Event - Brevard, NC

The Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited opens its slate of 2018 meetings on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. in the DFR Room in downtown Brevard. Following a brief presentation by... — Updated 1/8/2018


Wildlife Commission Invites Public To Comment On Game Land Management Plans Through Feb. 2

After conducting a series of public meetings to gather input on developing management plans for game lands across the state, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has posted draft... — Updated 1/8/2018


Blue Devils Host Canned Food Drive

During their home game against East Henderson on Dec. 22, the Brevard Blue Devils collected canned and non-perishable food items to donate to the Sharing House of Brevard. Each... — Updated 1/8/2018


Late Rally Pushes Panthers Past Tornados For 63-57 Win

Eight free throws, including four each by Josh Dudley and D’Andre Mullen, inside the final 1:45 of the contest allowed Ferrum to edge Brevard 63-57 in men’s basketball action at Swartz Gym on Saturday afternoon. Clinging to a t... — Updated 1/8/2018


BC Women Score Pair Of Weekend Conference Wins - Brevard, NC

Brevard College used a balanced offensive attack, as 10 of the 11 players for the Tornados scored at least two points, to take down Agnes Scott, 57-43, on Saturday afternoon. Annalee Bollinger led Brevard in scoring with 11 points... — Updated 1/8/2018


Prep Roundup

Brevard Swept At Franklin The Franklin Panthers proved too much for the Brevard Blue Devils Friday night as they came away with a pair of home wins in Mountain Six hoops action. In the girls’ game, the Panthers led by just two... — Updated 1/8/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Bulldogs Survive Gritty Comeback Bid From Tigers - Rosman, NC

Desperate to snap a six-game losing streak, the Rosman Tigers left everything they had on the floor Friday night. Unfortunately, no matter what the home side dished out, it seemed... — Updated 1/8/2018


No New Courthouse

We do not need a new courthouse. What will happen to our little town? Our County Commissioners need to consider this. Who is going to pay $31 million for this? We need to pave the roads in the city. We need more jobs in our... — Updated 1/8/2018


Tillotson Was A Great Person

It is with both sadness and gratitude that I note the passing of Virginia Tillotson on Dec. 12, 2017. Ginny was the first woman conductor in the state of North Carolina and known as “Ginny,” “Tillie,” and “Miss... — Updated 1/8/2018


Fact Check Required

With all due respect, which is more than Ms. Blevins gave me, she needs to be much better informed before quoting out of context. She needs to read my letter again to see that I mentioned early on that I was not defending men at... — Updated 1/8/2018



In the Dec. 28 editorial entitled “2017: Not Your Typical Year,” we noted that Liam Baer and Cam Wilson captured the first men’s state doubles championship in tennis for Brevard High. That is incorrect. In 1990, Chris... — Updated 1/8/2018


Fund Or Halt Class Size Mandate

For the past year, school superintendents and school boards around the state have been concerned about the mandatory reduction of students per class in kindergarten through third grade. The goal of having smaller classes in those... — Updated 1/8/2018

 By Derek McKissock    News

Residents Moved After Pipe Bursts

Roughly a year after a similar incident, residents and staff members at Cedar Mountain Home had to be evacuated because of flooding caused by a burst pipe. Connestee Fire Rescue... — Updated 1/8/2018

 By Staff Reports    News

County Names New Solid Waste Director

Kenn Webb has been chosen as Transylvania County’s new Solid Waste director. Webb, who is from Summerfield in Rockingham County, has worked in the environmental services field for more than 30 years. He comes to Transylvania... — Updated 1/8/2018

 By Staff Reports    News

Jobless Numbers Go Up

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in November was 4.3 percent, up from 3.8 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released last week from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only... — Updated 1/8/2018


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