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Articles from the January 31, 2019 edition

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Dunn's Rock News

Community Center Update There's still a lot of cleaning, painting, building and rearranging going on at the Dunn's Rock Community Center. It's looking good folks. We'll have a big... — Updated 1/30/2019

 By Jim Grodnik    Lifestyles

Connestee Falls News

A Fond Farewell Connestee Falls resident Fred Greene, who passed away at his home Jan. 18, was the recipient of a warm-hearted "roast" in the Blue Ridge Lounge on Monday, Jan. 28.... — Updated 1/30/2019


Cedar Mountain News

SoupCook-Off By Patty Stahl A large and hungry crowd gathered at the Cedar Mountain Community on Saturday evening to enjoy soup, salad, bread and desserts. Fifteen wonderful cooks... — Updated 1/30/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Pisgah Pete Set To Predict, Squirrel Count Returning

Brevard's white squirrel ambassador, Pisgah Pete, returns this Saturday to predict whether there will be six more weeks of winter, but have you ever wondered how many white squirrel... — Updated 1/30/2019

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Undefeated Team Gathers 50 Years Later

It was a special gathering last Friday, as eight friends and former teammates came together with their beloved coach to celebrate a remarkable 50-year milestone. In 1969, a group... — Updated 1/30/2019


Filling The Insurance Gap

Thousands of people in North Carolina who live below the federal poverty level are receiving no assistance when it comes to health insurance. When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed, proponents of the plan assumed states... — Updated 1/30/2019


See Off News

Good news for those of us that are watching for signs of spring already: this week marks the official midpoint of winter. I am trying hard to learn to appreciate every season for it’s own worth, but winter is certainly the... — Updated 1/30/2019


Balsam Grove News

Weather We hope that all of our readers are doing well during this cold spell. Just be sure to keep check on water pipes, pets outside during the night and also remember to check on the elderly in your neighborhood. They might... — Updated 1/30/2019


Church Activities

Brevard Community Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience centered on God’s love for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. This is a worldwide movement that is changing Valentine’s Day from simply a... — Updated 1/30/2019


The Journey Inward: Is Loneliness A Gateway To Growth?

“Are You Lonesome Tonight?” Elvis Presley asks, “Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again? Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?” Elvis is tugging at the heartstrings of a lover. Picking up Elvis’s... — Updated 1/30/2019


Cathey's Creek News

I sure did enjoy the Dunn’s Rock News last week. Carol wrote about school bus drivers and some of their adventures. My husband drove a school bus while he was in high school and so did my two daughters while in high school. Each... — Updated 1/30/2019


Workshop On Cemetery Preservation Planned

The Transylvania County Library is offering an opportunity for cemetery board members and individuals to learn more about the care and preservation of cemeteries. Jason Harpe,... — Updated 1/30/2019


Muddy Sneakers Wins Best Of The Blue Ridge Awards

Muddy Sneakers, an outdoor science education program, recently received two Best of the Blue Ridge awards. Blue Ridge Outdoors announced in its January issue that Muddy Sneakers... — Updated 1/30/2019


Patricia Jean Martini

Patricia Jean Martini, born March 5, 1940, in Northampton, Mass., passed away Jan. 24, 2019, of natural causes, in Columbus, Miss. She is preceded in death by her sister, Claire E. Martini; parents, Eugene Richard Martini, of Chica... — Updated 1/30/2019


Robert Daniel Russell

Russell Robert Daniel Russell, 63, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. He was the son of the late William and Mary Alice Russell. He was preceded in death by one sister, Dottie Russell; one brother, William... — Updated 1/30/2019


Elizabeth Jones

Elizabeth Jones, 81, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A lifelong resident of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of... — Updated 1/30/2019


Rosman News

Editor’s Note: The following are the names and date of death of local military personnel who died while serving. This is the database as of Jan. 25, 2019: Alexander, Bowen, 10/23/1918, Hamburg Cemetery, Jackson County;... — Updated 1/30/2019


Meteorologist To Discuss Record-Breaking Rainfall

This past year ended with record rainfall totals across much of North Carolina and the entire southeastern United States. At the Asheville Airport about 80 inches of precipitation was recorded in 2018 — a new record. In Transylva... — Updated 1/30/2019


Volunteers Needed To Spark Downtown Revitalization

The Heart of Brevard is looking for people who want to be involved in decorating the downtown Brevard area for seasonal and holiday events. A committee of about eight to 12 individuals is needed to plan and execute downtown... — Updated 1/30/2019

 By H. Hammond George    News

Steve Pulliam Ready For Another Change

Transylvania County is in the midst of a landmark transition. Steve Pulliam has been at the helm of United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) for more than 19 years, and he's... — Updated 1/30/2019

 By John Lanier    News

Nepal Birthing Center Nears Completion

Last September Brenda Birrell came to Brevard to visit a longtime friend, Catherine Chapman. She was also coming to see if she could raise $6,000 to build a new birthing center in... — Updated 1/30/2019

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Park Decision Delayed

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted to extend the due diligence period to Oct. 31 on whether to buy the roughly 55 acres behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard. During their regular... — Updated 1/30/2019


Legal Notices: January 31, 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 1/30/2019


News Of Organizations

Stitches Of Love Stitches of Love is a group of people who have created and donated more than 23,000 handmade articles (quilts, lap robes, knitted and crocheted items) to local charities in the past 12 years. Stitches of Love meets... — Updated 1/30/2019


'Footloose' To Cut Loose At ACT

Lose your blues for this musical version of the 1984 film! "Footloose" takes you back to the '80s with its soundtrack of hits combined with dynamic new songs all performed live by... — Updated 1/30/2019


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