Articles from the January 23, 2020 edition

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

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration was held Monday at Brevard College's Porter Center.... — Updated 1/24/2020


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... — Updated 1/24/2020


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... — Updated 1/22/2020


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-,... — Updated 1/22/2020


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... — Updated 1/22/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

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... — Updated 1/22/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

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... — Updated 1/22/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

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.... — Updated 1/22/2020


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.... — Updated 1/22/2020


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... — Updated 1/22/2020


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... — Updated 1/22/2020


Golden LEAF Scholarship Applications Due March 1

Golden LEAF Scholarship information and applications for 2020-21 are now available at A total of 215 awards will be offered to first-time recipients from qualifying counties for the 2020-21 academic year.... — Updated 1/22/2020


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 applica... — Updated 1/22/2020


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... — Updated 1/22/2020


Legal Notices: January 23, 2020


 By Lakin Jones    Lifestyles

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... — Updated 1/22/2020


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 w... — Updated 1/22/2020


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... — Updated 1/22/2020


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... — Updated 1/22/2020


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... — Updated 1/22/2020


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... — Updated 1/22/2020


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... — Updated 1/22/2020


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... — Updated 1/22/2020

 By John Lanier    News

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... — Updated 1/22/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

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... — Updated 1/22/2020


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