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Council OKs Skate Park Funding – Brevard, NC

In moving forward with opening the temporary skate park, while building a new, concrete park, Brevard City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a $120,000 budget recommendation from staff. Of the amount, $100,000 will go to Pillar Design Studios,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 23, 2020

Board Hears Draft School Calendar – Transylvania County, NC

Assistant Superintendent Brian Weaver presented a draft of the school calendar for the 2020-21 school year to the Board of Education Tuesday evening. Weaver said the calendar is aligned with last year, but some teachers preferred starting on Monday,...

 

Latest Sheriff's Office Arrests Reported – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests and incidents in December and January. Arrests •Lela Dione Henson, 28, was arrested for felony conditional discharge on Jan. 14. She was placed in the detention center under...

 

Blue Zones Aims For A Healthier Community – Brevard, NC

The environment, the people and policy are fundamental in creating a healthy community, according to the philosophy of the Blue Zones Project – Brevard (BZPB). And that’s where the BZPB team of Tammy Hopkins, Mark Burrows and Trent Humphreys...

 

St. Philip's ECW Awards Nonprofit Grants – Brevard, NC

The year 2020 is on track to be a busy and joyful one for the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. They have been able to award grants totaling $71,350 to nonprofit groups serving families in Transylvania County. These...

 

Dates To Note For Upcoming Primary Election – Transylvania County, NC

Election day for the 2020 primary is Tuesday, March 3, and will feature a number of local, state and national races. The following are some important dates, according to the Transylvania County Election Center: •Absentee by mail voting began on...

 

Celebration Promotes 'Unity In The Community' – Brevard, NC

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration was held Monday at Brevard College's Porter Center....

 

Shortchanging Public Education

For the past three years, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-led General Assembly have sparred over whether or not enough money is being spent on public education. Cooper has asked the state to spend more money while the Republican leaders...

 

Stunning Ignorance

There was a letter in the paper a few weeks ago that blamed the pursuit of profits for all our problems. The words exhibited a major lack of understanding for the real world. The writer claimed that we “wage war” when it’s profitable. Really?...

 

Farmers' Market Seeks Residents' Input

As we look forward to some great new features at the market in 2020, The Transylvania Farmers’ Market would like to take a moment to thank everyone who supported us in 2019. Our year-round market included a wide variety of vendors offering...

 

Pisgah Film House To Screen Short Films By Local Filmmakers – Brevard, NC

Pisgah Film House and Tamara "Tammy" Hopkins with FilmBrevardNC invite the community to come out for a screening of short films produced by Brevard-area filmmakers. The screenings will be held on Thur...

 

Williamson Creek News

This is the first news of reorganization of the Williamson Creek Community Center. As there have been rumored worries regarding the center's closure we are proud to announce that is all they were ...

 

Legal Notices: January 23, 2020

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 20E17 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Charles Sidney Elliott of Transylvania...

 

Celebrate The Chinese New Year On Jan. 25

Each year at the turn of the lunisolar Chinese calendar, celebrants gather for a festival that remains one of the most significant social and economic holidays for those of Chinese descent. According...

 

Schumacher Named Staff Person Of The Year

Blue Ridge registrar Sara Schumacher was recently named recipient of the 2020 North Carolina Community College System Staff of the Year Award. Schumacher was chosen after an application and interview...

 

Golden LEAF Scholarship Applications Due March 1

Golden LEAF Scholarship information and applications for 2020-21 are now available at CFNC.org/goldenleaf. A total of 215 awards will be offered to first-time recipients from qualifying counties for the 2020-21 academic year. Applications are due...

 

Blue Ridge To Offer SHRM Exam Prep Course In February

Continuing to help its students reach their summit, Blue Ridge Community College now offers a Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) exam prep course taught by its very own human resources director, SHRM member and SHRM-SCP, Lorri Allison....

 

Balsam Grove News

God’s Way Food Pantry We are no longer able to allow after hours pick-up. The food pantry is held every other Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. If there is an urgent need, contact a pantry volunteer to arrange to meet you. The next food...

 

RES Is Collecting Used Books

Rosman Elementary School (RES) is currently collecting new and gently used books for its seventh annual Give 5, Read 5 book drive. Books collected go home with RES students to build their personal, at-home libraries. The hope is to collect at least...

 

Lady Tigers Roll Past Wildcats 68-31 In SMC Contest

The Rosman Lady Tigers won 68-31 against the Andrews Wildcats on their home court....

 

Brevard, Rosman Prep For Conference Tourneys

Brevard and Rosman high schools are set to be the stage for the Mountain Six wrestling tournament and the Smoky Mountain basketball tournament, respectively. The Blue Devils are hosting the conference wrestling tournament this Friday, featuring...

 

Wildcats Claw Past Tigers' Comeback Bid To Win 66-39

For a moment on Tuesday night, it looked like the Rosman Tigers might pull off an upset over the visiting Andrews Wildcats. But after outscoring the Wildcats 17-9 in the second quarter to cut the...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us this Sunday as award-winning sportscaster Ernie Johnson Jr. will be our special guest speaker. There will be only one service at 11 a.m. All are welcome. Brevard First Baptist Pastor Jeff’s sermon for...

 

Cedar Mountain News

Souper Saturday Cook-Off Mark your calendars and get those recipes ready for the Cedar Mountain Community Center’s Souper Saturday Soup Cook-Off and (new this year) Dessert Cook-Off at 5 p.m., Jan. 25. There will be first-, second- and third-place...

 

Cathey's Creek News

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Patricia Elaine Goings Wells, 77, on Saturday, Jan. 18. Her husband, Russell, passed away in 2016. Also, her parents, George and Lila Goings, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, David and...

 

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