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Articles from the January 31, 2019 edition

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'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 an accomplished...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 31, 2019

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 of 14 girls and one...

 

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 meeting Monday, com...

 

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 at the New Hope Pr...

 

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 squirrels there really are...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 31, 2019

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 Nepal. Birrell is...

 

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 decided it's time for a...

 

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. Following a funeral...

 

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 decorations for about...

 

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 Transylvania County, the tot...

 

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; Alexander, Carl L.,...

 

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 or in-kind match...

 

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 the late Dr. France...

 

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 “Bill” Russell Jr.;...

 

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 Chicago, IL, and Helen B...

 

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 took top honors in...

 

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, historic preservation...

 

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 celebration to show...

 

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 had stories to...

 

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 refrain, are you...

 

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 celebration of love...

 

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 brought and entered...

 

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 need a little help...

 

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 biggest challenge for...

 

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 would agree to expand...

 

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