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Births In Transylvania

Alex Lee Gorman Shawn and Jessica Gorman, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Alex Lee Gorman, born Jan. 11. 2012, at Mission Hospitals in Asheville. He... — Updated 2/22/2012


Elementary School Student Found

On Feb. 7, at roughly 11:15 am, a 12-year-old male student walked away from T C Henderson Elementary School. After a brief search by school personnel, the child could not be located and law enforcement was notified. The... — Updated 2/7/2012


Mary Amalia Winchester

Mary Amalia Winchester, 80, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. A native of Transylvania County, she was a daughter of the late Leo... — Updated 2/7/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

Sierra Nevada Looked Here

The former Ecusta site was briefly looked at by the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., which recently announced it would locate its East Coast manufacturing and distribution operation in Mills River. The selection process began last year... — Updated 2/7/2012


Tigers Win Thriller Over Blue Devils In OT

It is nearly always entertaining when the Tigers and Blue Devils square off in basketball action, and Wednesday night was no exception. The game did not have quite the cachet of... — Updated 2/6/2012

 By Carly Allen    Features

Schenck’s Type II Fire Crew Returns From Assignment

The Type II fire crew from Schenck Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center just returned from a fire assignment at Alligator River, near Manteo, N.C. Mike Coren and two squad... — Updated 2/6/2012


Cain Discusses ‘The Power Of Introverts’

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Doran, T. M. “Toward the Gleam.” Professor John Hill discovers an ancient manuscript housed in a cunningly crafted metal box. He cannot identify the... — Updated 2/6/2012


BC Presents ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” directed by Michael Lilly with musical direction by associate professor of music Kathryn Gresham, is currently in rehearsals at... — Updated 2/6/2012


Cox To Read, Sign New Book

Author and artist Terah Cox will be at Highland Books from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, for a Valentine presentation of her new illustrated edition of “The Story of Love & Truth,” which is described as “an inspiring love story... — Updated 2/6/2012


Brevard College Student To Hold Solo Multimedia Art Show

Brevard College senior Danielle Burch will hold a one-night solo, multi-media art show on Friday, Feb. 17, in the Porter Center for Performing Arts. “Denouement: Four Years... — Updated 2/6/2012


Our People, Our Past: Moltz Lumber Co.

The manuscript for Transylvania Genealogy Group’s soon to be released book, “The Heritage of Transylvania County, North Carolina, Volume III,” holds a diverse collection of st... — Updated 2/6/2012


Board To Visit County Schools This Month

The Transylvania County Board of Education will hold special meetings on Wednesday, Feb. 8 and Thursday, Feb. 9 in order to tour school facility needs.  The Board will depart from the Morris Education at 7:45 a.m. each day and... — Updated 2/6/2012


DRS Honor Roll Students Named

The following students from Davidson River School were named to the honor roll for the first semester. A Honor Roll Evan McDowell and Katie Horvath. A-B Honor Roll Joshua Galloway, Stephanie Godlove, Christina Green, Samuel... — Updated 2/6/2012


BES Second Quarter Honor Roll Released

The following students were named to the honor roll for the second quarter at Brevard Elementary School: Third Grade A Honor Roll Lilah Altemose, Kendrick Austin, Paul Cabin, Marli Cohen, Abigail Crowder, Molly Fennessy, Madelyn... — Updated 2/6/2012


Sharpsteen Wins BMS NGS Geographic Bee

Matthew Sharpsteen, a sixth grade student at Brevard Middle School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 13 and a chance at a $25,000 college... — Updated 2/6/2012


Heritage Museum To Continue History Celebration

Transylvania County is rolling into 2012 after an extensive year of celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of Transylvania County. Last year was filled with historical... — Updated 2/6/2012


Law And Order

Felony Arrests On Feb. 3, Daniel Bryan Butler, 32, of Rosman, was arrested for one felony count of maintaining a place to keep a controlled substance, one felony count of sell and deliver a controlled substance and one felony... — Updated 2/6/2012


Aiken To Mark 90th Birthday

Arthur Aiken Sr. will turn 90 on Feb. 11, 2012. A community celebration is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. that day at Midway Bible Baptist Church in Brevard. All members of the community... — Updated 2/6/2012


News of Organizations

Parkinson’s Support Group The Brevard-Hendersonville Parkinson’s Sup-port Group will meet Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church on South Main Street in Brevard. After... — Updated 2/6/2012


Brevard City Council To Host Annual Retreat

The Brevard City Council will host its annual retreat this week, beginning on Thursday at Shenck Job Corps in the Pisgah National Forest. The retreat is a follow-up to the community development workshops that the council held this... — Updated 2/6/2012


Census Bureau Commemorates Black History Month

To commemorate the contributions to the nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second... — Updated 2/6/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

Virus Cases On The Upswing

Residents of Transylvania County who have come down with a case of Norovirus, which is known more commonly as the stomach flu, know firsthand the wretched symptoms that usually accompany the virus. Across the state in recent... — Updated 2/6/2012

 By Mark Todd    News

‘Citizen’ Joe Pickelsimer Remembered

Joseph “Joe” E. Pickelsimer, who played a leading role in the development of the Brevard Fire Department and Citizens Telephone, now known as Comporium, was memorialized on Saturday. Fire Chief Craig Budzinski said Pickelsimer... — Updated 2/6/2012


Charles Vincent Brookshire Sr.

Charles Vincent Brookshire Sr., 82, formerly of Brevard, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at his residence in Rutherford County. He was born Jan. 27, 1929, in Tampa, Fla. to the late Clarence and Annie Tollison Brookshire. In addition... — Updated 2/6/2012


Fusako Perry

Fusako Perry, 92, of Brevard, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. Asheville Mortuary Services is searching for Ms. Perry’s family. If you have any information, call (828) 254-0566.... — Updated 2/6/2012


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