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UPDATED - Closures For Monday, Including Transylvania County Schools

-Transylvania County Schools will be closed Monday. Students will again be operating on a Virtual Day and learning from home. -Blue Ridge Community College will be closed for day... — Updated 1/25/2016


UPDATED: Monday-Tuesday Weather Forecast-Brevard NC

The National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for mostly sunny conditions Monday, with the high around 49 and the low around 32. For Tuesday, the NWS is calling for a 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1 p.m. Cloudy, with... — Updated 1/24/2016


UPDATED: US 276 North Impassable; DOT Crews Working In Transylvania County, Across The State-Brevard NC

U.S. 276 North is impassable, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation, as of 5:15 p.m. As of noon, today (Sunday), DOT workers were continuing to work on clearing primary and secondary roads in Transylvania County.... — Updated 1/24/2016


Legal Notices for January 21, 2016



New: No Power Outages In Transylvania- Brevard NC

As of 3 p.m., Sunday, Duke Energy is reporting no power outages in Transylvania County.... — Updated 1/24/2016


Transylvania County Church Cancellations For Sunday, Jan. 24

The following churches have confirmed they will not be offering services or activities on Sunday: Brevard Community Church - All worship services/activities cancelled Brevard First United Methodist - no services Brevard-Davidson... — Updated 1/24/2016


10am Sunday Road Conditions - Reported From Around The County

Cedar Mountain: Creekside Market reports Hwy 276 is patchy but traffic is going by fine up their way. The DOT made another pass at 10pm last night scraping and that’s made a big difference. Quebec & Lake Toxaway: Lake Toxaway Fir... — Updated 1/24/2016


DOT's Snow Clearing Policy

The following is N.C. Department of Transportation's: Snow Clearing Policy It is the policy of the Division of Highways not to remove snow and ice from sidewalks, nor it is the poli... — Updated 1/24/2016


Scenes From Downtown Brevard Friday Morning

Sleet began to come down in downtown Brevard at approximately 11:20am. City workers who have been clearing the streets and sidewalks said they have been out working since 6:30am.... — Updated 1/22/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Council Approves Sidewalk Option For Probart Street – Brevard NC

Brevard City Council Tuesday approved a design option for a sidewalk along Probart Street to the Brevard Music Center entrance. The city will move forward with a plan that will... — Updated 1/20/2016


Prep Roundup

Tigers Roll Against Robbinsville The Rosman Tiger basketball team earned its second straight home win Tuesday night with an 87-66 victory over Robbinsville. Harper Reese led the Tigers with 27 points. Zach Stroup was not far behind... — Updated 1/20/2016


Tigers Claw The Opposition At Quad Match

The Rosman Tiger wrestling team held down home court Tuesday night as they defeated three area teams in a quad match. The Tigers entered Tuesday as the third-ranked 1A team in the... — Updated 1/20/2016


DAR Will Recognize American History Essay Winner Feb. 8

Monday, Feb. 8, members of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of NSDAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) will recognize the Transylvania County Winner of the 2015-2016 DAR American History Essay Contest. Dayna Pollett, chairman of... — Updated 1/20/2016


News of Organizations Pisgah Forest Rotary

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest For the month of January 2016 the speaker chair is club treasurer, Bob Coffin, and the Rotary International theme for the month is “Rotary Awareness.” The featured speaker for the Jan. 27 meeting... — Updated 1/20/2016


Dangerous Gentlemen And The Honeycutters To Play This Weekend

Americana/roots act The Honeycutters will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at 185 King Street. The Honeycutters formed in 2007 in Asheville, the town they still call home, and... — Updated 1/20/2016


Folk-Rock Group You Knew Me When To Perform At Oskar Blues

The indie folk-rock duo You Knew Me When will be performing Friday at Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Drive in Brevard at 6 p.m. After uprooting from their Nashville home and full-time jobs in June of 2012, the... — Updated 1/20/2016


New Kiosk Sign Installed In Downtown - Brevard NC

The first in a series of new visitor "kiosk" signs commissioned by the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) was installed Monday on the south wall of O.P.... — Updated 1/20/2016


Miss Bengal

The 2016 Miss Bengal pageant was held Monday at Rosman High School. Abby Buchanan (second from right) was crowned Miss Bengal. Buchanan is surrounded by her court (left to right):... — Updated 1/20/2016

 By John Lanier    News

School Board Sees Draft Calendar For 2016-2017 - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education received a draft of the school calendar for 2016-17 at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. "It's a very tight calendar," said... — Updated 1/20/2016


Virtual Days

With snow, sleet and freezing rain forecast for the end of this week, Transylvania County Schools may well have the opportunity to implement the concept of Virtual Days. The concept is rather simple. On days when schools are not... — Updated 1/20/2016


MLK Honored During Event - Brevard NC

Ed Buckley and David Carr jokingly like to refer to themselves as “Ebony and Ivory,” from the song sung by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. The two take the joke further, with Buckley, a white man, calling Carr, a black man, ... — Updated 1/20/2016

 By Park Baker    News

Rosman Seeking Grant Funds For Pool - Brevard NC

Rosman Mayor Brian Shelton said the condition of the Champion Park pool was not nearly as bad as had previously been discussed. He estimates the cost to fix the pool is about $91,000. During the Rosman Board of Aldermen’s regular... — Updated 1/20/2016


Market Seeks Help To Grow

The Transylvania Farmers’ Market is proud to have had an amazing season in 2015. Our year included a wide variety of vendors offering wonderful local products, live music, and fun events. New additions included food trucks, a... — Updated 1/20/2016


End The Assault Rifle Epidemic

Join me and other Americans who are banding together to let Washington know we have had enough. Too many people have lost members of their families due to assault rifles. Last year alone there were 355 victims of mass shootings.... — Updated 1/20/2016


Good Gas News

One of the very bright spots for consumers last year was the decline in gasoline prices. According to GasBuddy, American consumers spent $134 billion less on gasoline in 2015 than they did in 2014. That $134 billion in savings was... — Updated 1/20/2016


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