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WNC Child Dies From The Flu-Brevard NC

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first child death from flu for the 2016-2017 flu season. A child in the western part of the state died Jan. 24 from complications associated with influenza... — Updated 2/3/2017


New Effort Underway To Combat Fatal Drug Use – Brevard NC

Since 1999, the rate of drug overdose deaths in Transylvania County has more than doubled. Vaya Health and community partners announced Tuesday the formation of the Western North Carolina Substance Use Alliance, a collaboration to... — Updated 2/2/2017


Brevard Little Theatre Names Plays For 2017 – Brevard NC

For more than 80 years, Brevard Little Theatre has been entertaining the people of Transylvania County with comedy, drama, mystery and music. This year will again contain six major productions between February and December, all of... — Updated 2/1/2017


Unintended Consequences

To the delight of his supporters and the dismay of his detractors, President Donald Trump signed numerous executive orders during his first week in office. Some of those orders focused on specific actions with narrow repercussions... — Updated 2/1/2017


Brevard Philharmonic Presents Joyce Yang In Concert Feb. 26 – Brevard NC

She electrified the Brevard Music Festival audience last summer, and now is your chance to see her again. On Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m., pianist and international recording artist... — Updated 2/1/2017

 By Matt McGregor    News

Fire Guts Home On Illahee Road, Two Dogs Die In Sunday Blaze – Brevard NC

A mechanical failure with a heat pump in the utility room was the likely cause of the fire to a mobile home at 295 Illahee Road this past Sunday. "From our investigation, it... — Updated 2/1/2017


Transylvania's Jobless Rate Ticks Up In December – Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in December was 4.9 percent, up from 4.8 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account... — Updated 2/1/2017

 By Park Baker    News

National Forests Broken Into Geographic Areas – Brevard NC

As part of the Pisgah/Nantahala National Forest revision plan, both national forests have been broken into several geographic areas. While this mapping is just a draft, for the U.S.... — Updated 2/1/2017

 By Park Baker    News

Jonie's Diner Rises From The Ashes – Balsam Grove NC

Jonie Galloway recently opened her new diner, Jonie's, off N.C. 215, and as the only place to grab a bite in Balsam Grove, she has been busy. The location was Galloway's Subs &... — Updated 2/1/2017

 By Matt McGregor    News

Council Seeking Action On Short-Term Rentals – Brevard NC

Brevard City Council wants a draft ordinance that explores grandfathering existing short-term rentals within the city and for a recommendation from its attorney and staff on how to proceed with the issue. During the council’s... — Updated 2/1/2017


Charlotte Baxley To Discuss 'Having It All' – Brevard NC

In her autobiography, "I Still Have It All," Charlotte Christmas Baxley shares her emotional story of God's everlasting love and protection in the midst of life's obstacles. From... — Updated 2/1/2017


Center For Spiritual Wisdom To Offer Sessions – Brevard NC

Center for Spiritual Wisdom is now offering "soul friendship" services at Elk Haven Wellness Center in Brevard. Rob Field, director of the center, offers one-on-one sessions with... — Updated 2/1/2017


Taize Service Incorporates Prayer, Chants – Brevard NC

St. Philip's Episcopal Church held a Taize Service on the evening of Jan. 29, together with an opportunity to walk the labyrinth. Taize incorporates ancient Christian traditions of... — Updated 2/1/2017


Church Activites – Transylvania County

Brevard- Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, Feb. 5, the sacrament of The Lord’s Supper will be observed at both morning services. Keith Thompson’s message will be “Listening to Jesus About Salt and Light.” Special... — Updated 2/1/2017


Howard Stansell Rahn

Howard Stansell Rahn, 69, of Leicester, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. A native of Hendersonville, he was the son of Elizabeth P. Rahn and the late Hermon Perry Rahn. He was a graduate of Brevard High School, Western Carolina... — Updated 2/1/2017


Phyllis Ann Miller Morrow

Phyllis Ann Miller Morrow, 98, of Brevard passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at her home in the College Walk Retirement Community. A native of Washington, Pa., she... — Updated 2/1/2017


Adam Casper Kramer Jr.

Adam Casper Kramer Jr., of Hendersonville and Brevard, passed away Jan. 22, 2017, and is now a free bird to continue his search for the treasures he didn't find on Earth. His... — Updated 2/1/2017


Michael P. Fotheringham

Michael P. Fotheringham, 54, of Augusta, Ga., went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Lt. Col. Herbert and Patricia Fotheringham, he was... — Updated 2/1/2017


David Hill "D.H." Chapman

David Hill “D.H.” Chapman, 84, of Rosman, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in the Moody-Connolly Funeral Home Chapel. The family will... — Updated 2/1/2017


Susan M. Cannon

Susan M. Cannon, 74, of Brevard, passed away on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at her home after a lengthy illness. A native of Daytona Beach, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Dr. E. Gaine Cannon and Helen Robinson. She graduated fro... — Updated 2/1/2017


Robert Elmer Dean "Andy" Anderson

Robert Elmer Dean "Andy" Anderson, of Brevard, passed at College Walk Jan. 24, 2017, suddenly and directly, without lingering, as he had lived his long and good life. He was 91. He... — Updated 2/1/2017


Legal Notices for February 2, 2017

ADVERTISEMENT FOR REQUEST FOR INFORMATION TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA Notice is hereby given that Transylvania County is soliciting cost information from qualified arborists for tree management services of County Pa... — Updated 2/1/2017 Full story


Give Us A Break

Denouncing the media for saying his crowds were small. What sort of midget have we elected to the presidency? He should give us a break from his ego. Bill Thomas Cedar Mountain... — Updated 2/1/2017


Bikers Pay Taxes

Several weeks ago there was a complaint that bikers do not pay taxes as bike riders and therefore do not help maintain our highways. Really? Every bike rider I know, and I am one of them, owns one or more cars, trucks, vans, etc.... — Updated 2/1/2017


Bonds Can Help America

Let’s go retro to help rebuild our infrastructure. In the past decade I have been lucky to have traveled to Europe, South America and Australia/New Zealand. However, as the result of this travel it is clear that the U.S. had... — Updated 2/1/2017


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