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New: Rich Mountain Road To Be Closed Feb. 15 For Construction Work-Brevard NC

The N.C. Department of Transportation has announced that Rich Mountain Road will be closed for construction work beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 15.... — Updated 2/3/2016


The I-77 Fiasco

The plans to convert part of I-77 just north of Charlotte to a toll road exemplify government waste, poor planning, authoritarianism and crony capitalism at its worst. This fiasco may very well cost state taxpayers millions of... — Updated 2/3/2016


VIDEO - See Pisgah Pete's Prognostication On Groundhog Day

What did Pisgah Pete prognosticate today? Brevard’s very own white squirrel made his own prognostication today, on Ground Hog Day. See what he predicted. Six more weeks of Winter? Spring? Will the Panthers win the Super Bowl?... — Updated 2/2/2016


VIDEO - Mayor Harris Declares Groundhog Day As White Squirrel Day - Brevard, NC

Mayor Jimmy Harris declared the re-designation of "Groundhog Day" as "White Squirrel Day” today, Feb. 2, 2016 in Brevard.... — Updated 2/2/2016


Commissioners Vote Not To Study Third Courthouse Option-Brevard NC

The Board of Commissioners Monday voted 3-2 against funding $25,000 toward a study that would have included looking at the option for a new courthouse being located on property... — Updated 2/2/2016


DuPont Closes Most Trails - Brevard NC

DuPont State Recreation Forest officials have determined that the recent snow has made DuPont's trail extremely susceptible to damage from users and has temporarily closed... — Updated 2/1/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Chamber Hosts Annual Gala - Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce held its annual gala on Friday night, recognizing the exact reason the group exists. "This is about you," said Clark Lovelace,... — Updated 2/1/2016


BLT Announces New Officers

The Brevard Little Theatre recently announced its new officers for the coming season. Above, outgoing Brevard Little Theatre President Julie Vorus, passes the gavel to incoming... — Updated 2/1/2016

 By Park Baker    Features

Speaker Looks At National Forest's Legal History – Transylvania County NC

Last month's Bag Lunch Speaker series at the county library focused on events that began in 1775, the year before the American Revolutionary War. While Don Jordan wasn't alive then,... — Updated 2/1/2016

 By Park Baker    News

Jacobs Competing At National Bouldering Competition - Brevard NC

The rock climbing community is sending another young athlete to a national level competition. Dawson Jacobs, 15, has been training hard for the Bouldering Youth National... — Updated 2/1/2016


Elethia "Lisa" Dean Weinkam

Elethia Weinkam, 66, formerly of Balsam Grove, a former popular cosmetologist at Belk Department Store, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at Care Partners Hospice in Asheville. She... — Updated 2/1/2016


Joel Walden Townsend

Joel Walden Townsend, 81, of Pisgah Forest, died Jan. 30, 2016. He passed away in Asheville following a brief illness. Born April 1, 1934, in Columbia, S.C., he was the son of Joel Davis and Mary Ruth Walden Townsend. In addition... — Updated 2/1/2016


Harold Eugene Mitchell

Harold Eugene Mitchell, 81, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Glen Daniel and Evon Anders Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his wife,... — Updated 2/1/2016


Geran Howard Miller

Geran Howard Miller, 77, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Jan. 28, 2016, at the John Keever Solace Center in Asheville. A native of Genesee, Mich., he was the son of the late Howard and Irene Austin Miller. His loving survivors... — Updated 2/1/2016

 By David McNeill    Opinion

County Staff Worked Hard During Recent Storm

While we still have several roads in the county that are snow and ice covered, I would like to take a minute to communicate my gratitude to the paid and volunteer emergency services agencies, maintenance staff, recreation staff for... — Updated 2/1/2016



The world holds its breath while a thrice-married, four-time bankrupt, carrot-topped millionaire dithers about whether or not, he will debate the Democratic presidential nominee. It’s come down to this: vote your prejudices or... — Updated 2/1/2016


Schenck Job Corps Hosting Open House And Dinner - Brevard NC

The Community Relations Committee of Schenck Job Corps is having an Open House and Dinner Monday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. in the dining hall at Schenck Job Corps. The purpose is to help make the residents of Transylvania County more... — Updated 2/1/2016


County Hosting Emergency Planning Meeting - Brevard NC

Transylvania County will hold a meeting Feb. 11 to solicit public input on the county’s new Emergency Services Master Plan. The master plan is being developed by Public Safety Solutions (PSS), Inc., which was hired by the county... — Updated 2/1/2016


Income Inequality Is The Issue

Lee Hamilton’s excellent op-ed on income inequality in Monday’s edition. It made me want to stand up and cheer, for it is the defining issue of our time. For 30 years conservatives have been promising that the wealth... — Updated 2/1/2016


Explore Rosenwald

“The Rosenwald area in Brevard. Where it that?” I asked that question 14 years ago when I first moved here from the Chicago area. I had seen a February display at the tiny, local library. Why could no one tell me about that... — Updated 2/1/2016


Hathaway Provides Large Donation - Brevard NC

Brevard resident Ruth Hathaway remembered Transylvania County in her estate plans and, as a result, the Transylvania Endowment received a gift of nearly $334,000, bringing the endowment to roughly $1.2 million. The Endowment’s... — Updated 2/1/2016


Renew Solar Tax Credit

Within the past two years, North Carolina has become a regional and national leader in solar energy. North Carolina is currently ranked fourth nationally for solar capacity, creating an estimated 22,995 jobs. Considering the recent... — Updated 2/1/2016


Scraping The Bottom Of The Barrel

Donald Trump has been endorsed by Sarah Palin. I have been patiently waiting for the American people to put this side show in its place and let it die a natural death. Trump’s campaign has taken on the aura of a bad reality TV... — Updated 2/1/2016


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