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County To Seek USDA Loan For $31 Million- Brevard NC

To pay for the proposed $31 million new courthouse, Transylvania County commissioners have approved beginning the process to secure a 40-year loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Commissioners unanimously accepted staff’s...

 

UPDATE: Sheriff's Office Deputy Involved In Accident -Brevard NC

A Transylvania County Sheriff's Office deputy faces charges after a traffic accident on Thursday in Asheville. The two-car accident occurred on Biltmore Avenue just before 11 p.m. The following comes from the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office...

 

Hands On Learning - Working with Clay

The Transylvania Community Arts Council's Arts In Schools program places an artist at each public school for a one-week residency. This week, Ali Lien, with Mountain Roots, is teaching pottery to...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 25, 2018

Missing Man Found - Pisgah Forest, NC

John Fullbright, the 37-year-old male who had been reported missing in Pisgah National Forest since early Tuesday, has been found alive and well. He was found at 4 p.m. about a mile from his campsite...

 

Prescribed Burn Planned Friday On Round Mountain

The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn Friday, weather permitting, in the Nantahala Ranger District. The 1,762-acre burn is planned in the Round Mountain area south of Cashiers in Jackson County on the state line with South...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 25, 2018

Origins Of Cherokee Society Discussed At Meeting

Once called “the principled people,” the Cherokee were the largest tribe of the southern Native Americans. About 25,000 strong, the Cherokee were part of the Five Civilized Tribes, along with the Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and the Seminole...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 25, 2018

Rural School Funding Decrease Explained

School Superintendent Jeff McDaris said he received an explanation from U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows’ office as to why Transylvania County is no longer eligible for rural school funding, even though counties with larger populations receive such money....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 25, 2018

New Laws In Place For 2018

The New Year brought new laws that went into effect in North Carolina on Jan. 1. The following are some of those that became law: •Senate Bill (SB) 656: “The Electoral Freedom Act” reduces the amount of signatures “required on the petition...

 

'Faces Of Freedom' Found At Arts Council Exhibit - Brevard, NC

As part of the city of Brevard's 150th birthday celebration, the Transylvania Community Arts Council is hosting the 4th annual "Faces of Freedom" exhibition. The exhibit will be on display through...

 

Sandra Newton Collins

Sandra Newton Collins, 70, of Campobello, S.C., went to be with her heavenly Father on Monday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2018. She was born in Brevard and was a devoted wife, loving mother, sister, an...

 

Why Florida And Not N.C.?

On Jan. 4, Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke announced the next steps for the National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. Under that proposal, areas off the east and west coasts of the United States would be opened for oil and gas...

 

Charles L. Bunch Jr.

Charles L. Bunch Jr., of Statesville. N.C., died Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at the Gordan Hospice House, with his family by his side, after a year-long battle with cancer. Born in Iredell County, Nov. 17, 1935, to Charles and Katherine Bunch, he was the...

 

Retiree Supports School Board

Kimsey Jackson’s opposition to the school board’s proposed school bond issue is his own viewpoint and does not represent the viewpoint of his generation, in spite of his colorful, attention-getting, self-proclaimed designation as representing...

 

John Alney Cox Jr.

John Alney Cox Jr., 90, of Balsam Grove, passed away Jan. 20, 2018, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. He was the son of the late John Alney Cox and Bessie Bell Pearson Cox. He was also preceded in...

 

Correction

The first line in the editorial, “Generational Interdependence,” should have read “Board of Education,” not “Board of Elections.” We apologize for the error....

 

Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass To Perform Feb. 2 - Brevard, NC

The Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass (BRSB), conducted by Maestro Jamie Hafner will play on Friday, Feb. 2, at the Brevard First United Methodist Church. The BRSB, a 28 piece brass choir, is dedicated to bringing the symphonic brass repertoire to music...

 

East Tennessee State Choirs To Sing At Brevard College - Brevard, NC

The choirs from East Tennessee State University, in Johnson City, Tenn. will present a concert at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church on Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature music by...

 

Speaker To Give Tips On 'Hiking With Your Dog' - Brevard, NC

With the start of a new year, comes the start of new resolutions. For those looking for an activity with their canine buddy, look no further than hiking. Angela Prodrick, community outreach director at the Blue Ridge Humane Society, will speak on...

 

TAG Members' Exhibition On Display At Grammy's 3.0 - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Art Guild highlighted the one-year anniversary of its art display at Grammy's 3.0 Restaurant by putting up an entirely new display of original pieces by 12 members. The eatery,...

 

Transylvania County Resource Center To Serve Victims Of Domestic And Sexual Violence

On Jan. 11, 15 local agencies came together to create the Transylvania County Resource Center. Funded by four grants and the Women for Women foundation, this center will support victims of domestic and sexual violence. The collaborative impact model...

 

Brevard Prepares To Celebrate Groundhog Day

For the fourth year in a row, Brevard’s beloved ambassador white squirrel, Pisgah Pete, will take the helm at the city’s Feb. 2, Groundhog Day festivities in an event dubbed by local residents, “White Squirrel Day.” Event organizers say the...

 

Nutrition Works

Ronald Norman (left) and Carol Buchanan, both of Brevard, were among 60 neighbors who came to Sharing House for MANNA's free quarterly produce and groceries Express Days. MANNA's Amy Harmon taught...

 

Smoky Rallies From Early Deficit To Defeat Brevard - Brevard, NC

Despite a fast start Monday night, the Brevard Blue Devils couldn't hold on to an early lead as the Smoky Mountain Mustangs moved ahead before halftime and never trailed again, going on to win by a...

 

Mustangs Race Past Lady Blue Devils In Second Half - Brevard, NC

For the first half on Monday night, the Brevard Lady Blue Devils gave the Smoky Mountain Mustangs everything they could handle and trailed by just six points at the half. But over the final two...

 

Briggs' Buzzer-Beater Gives Tigers Win Over Wildcats - Rosman, NC

With the game on the line and less than five seconds to play, Rosman junior Gracy Briggs raced down the court, stopped at the top of the key and launched a long three-pointer. You didn't need to see...

 

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