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Articles from the January 10, 2019 edition

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 By Staff Reports    News

County Announces Top Employee, Department Head

Pam Newman has been named as Transylvania County government's 2018 Employee of the Year, while Kevin Shook was named as Department Head of the Year. Newman has been employed with Tr... — Updated 1/13/2019

 By Matt McGregor    News

Local Emerges With Sword 'Forged In Fire'

Jason Brown, a Brevard local, recently entered the intense heat of competition on season five of the History Channel's television series "Forged in Fire," and he emerged with a... — Updated 1/11/2019


Cedar Mountain News

Community Center Soup Cook Off By Suzanne Lawson Calling all “soup chefs.” It’s that time of year again. The 2nd Annual Cedar Mountain Community Center Soup Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24. Get your favorite soup... — Updated 1/11/2019


Legal Notices: January 10, 2019

The Transylvania County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) announces the availability of $104,212 in intervention and prevention funds for services to youths most at risk of court involvement. JCPC funds require a local cash... — Updated 1/9/2019


Blue Ridge Announces Spring Continuing Education Classes

Blue Community College is now offering continuing education classes for the spring semester. The following classes are now open for registration: Advanced Manufacturing Basic... — Updated 1/9/2019


Keary Mull

Keary Mull 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;... — Updated 1/9/2019


UWTC Invites Local Nonprofits To Apply For 2019-20 Funding

Nonprofit agencies are invited to apply to the United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) competitive grant process for the 2019-2020 funding cycle. The process begins with the Request for Proposal (RFP) Agency Information Meeting... — Updated 1/9/2019

 By Park Baker    News

New Laws, Including Income Tax Rate, Go Into Effect For 2019

With a new year under way, several new laws have gone into effect in North Carolina, including changes in the personal income tax rate. Starting Jan. 1, the state’s personal income tax rate dropped from 5.499 percent to 5.25... — Updated 1/9/2019


'Almost Cured' Now Available

My film, “Almost Cured,” about the 1963 integrated Brevard High football team coached by Cliff Brookshire, is now available online through my new website at You can also borrow a DVD copy from the... — Updated 1/9/2019


Dunn's Rock News

Inside Work There have been a lot of busy beavers at the Dunn's Rock Community Center this week. Dewey Aiken, his grandson, Reese Ratcliff, and Janet Robertson cleaned out the... — Updated 1/9/2019


'Faces Of Freedom' Exhibit To Open At TC Arts Jan. 11

A community of local artists invites the public to experience "Freedom" through an artistic lens at the Transylvania Community Arts Council from Jan. 11-31. Organizer and curator... — Updated 1/9/2019


Winner Appreciates Chamber

As one of the winners of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce 2018 Holiday Giveaway, I would like to thank the chamber and the local businesses for promoting participation in local shopping. As a firm believer in shopping... — Updated 1/9/2019


Shut Down The Shutdown

Sadly and needlessly, the federal government shutdown is entering its third week. With each passing day, the impacts of the shutdown are being felt not only by federal employees, but also those who receive federal revenues, such... — Updated 1/9/2019


Rosenwald News

Tomorrow, our Faces Of Freedom exhibit will open. This marks the fifth annual show, and I am so grateful to Tammy Hopkins and the Transylvania Community Arts Council for generously... — Updated 1/9/2019


Irene R. Smathers

Irene Agnes Russell "Rene" Smathers, of Canton, passed away peacefully Jan. 2, 2019, at Haywood Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her family. A native of Haywood County in the... — Updated 1/9/2019


Fred "Titus" Smith

Fred “Titus” Smith, born Sept. 17, 1949, in Brevard, passed away Dec. 14, 2018 in Tacoma, Wash. “Titus,” as he was known, was the second son born to the late Edward Henry Smith Sr. and the late Mary Jane Mackey-Smith. His... — Updated 1/9/2019


Church Activities

Brevard Community Church Brevard Community Church will be the site for a Hunger Banquet hosted by Nyx Siniard Saturday, Jan. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Siniard is a senior at Brevard High School and attends Brevard Community Church. She... — Updated 1/9/2019


Elizabeth Brown Sellers

Elizabeth Brown Sellers, 94, of Wallace, N.C., passed away peacefully in her home Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Born Aug. 8, 1924, in Brevard, she was the daughter of the late John and... — Updated 1/9/2019


David Eston Phillips

David Eston Phillips, born Dec. 18, 1943, in Transylvania County, passed away Jan. 5, 2019, after a long illness. A graduate of Brevard High School and Chowan College, he was... — Updated 1/9/2019


Area Hospital Celebrates New Life, Name Change

Brynlee Kay Puttick is the first baby for her parents, Lauren Norris and Gage Puttick, the first grandbaby in her family, and she is also the first baby girl born at AdventHealth... — Updated 1/9/2019

 By Dean Crebbin    Features

New Library Exhibit Focuses On Alcoholism

Problems With Alcohol? Help Is in The Library! So declares the banner for the new display in the Transylvania County Library that appeared on Jan. 2 and just in time for New Year's... — Updated 1/9/2019


Beverly-Hanks Debuts New Logo And Branding

Beverly-Hanks, Realtors has officially debuted its new logo and branding style across its 15 offices in western North Carolina. This update is designed to strengthen the real... — Updated 1/9/2019

 By Derek McKissock    News

Support Given To Update Farmland Ordinance

There was unanimous support among those who spoke during a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed update of the county’s Voluntary Agriculture District (VAD) ordinance. The public hearing was held during the Transylvania County... — Updated 1/9/2019


Transylvanians In College

Bob Jones University Bob Jones University named approximately 900 students to the dean’s list for high academic achievement during the fall 2018 semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.0-3.74 grade poin... — Updated 1/9/2019


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