Articles from the February 6, 2020 edition

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Schools Closing At Noon; Additional Closings

Transylvania County Schools has announced that schools will dismiss at noon on Thursday, Feb. 6 due to weather. "Forecasts and radar show heavier rain on the way, and we want every student, staffer, and family to remain safe on... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

'E.T.'s' Dee Wallace Stars In Brevard Filmmaker's Latest Movie – Brevard, NC

Dee Wallace, who starred in movies such as "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Cujo" and "The Howling," took her lunch break last week in her trailer after a day of shooting inside a... — Updated 2/6/2020


James Britt Hemphill

On the evening of Feb. 1, 2020, James Britt Hemphill, 91 of Marion, and formerly of Brevard, departed from this world to be home with his Lord and Savior, at Mountain Ridge Health... — Updated 2/6/2020


Ruth Cech

Ruth Cech departed this world to live in paradise with Christ Jesus on Jan. 31, 2020. Born in Chicago, Ill., Dec. 9, 1931, she lived in Florida for 21 years, and was a resident of T... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Local Pool League Draws Good Times, Stiff Competition

For a small town scene, there is plenty of action heating up on Thursday nights at the local Blue Ridge APA pool league. Hosted weekly by Rockin' Bowl, the Blue Ridge... — Updated 2/6/2020


Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us this Sunday as the as the 20/20 Sermon Series continues with “20/20 When It Comes to Happiness Pt. 2.” The text will be Matthew 5:7-10. Nursery care is provided. All are welcome.... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Blue Devils' Comeback Bid Falls Short Against Panthers

Despite outscoring the visiting Franklin Panthers in three of four quarters Monday night, the Brevard Blue Devils couldn't dig themselves out of an early hole as they suffered a... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Lady Blue Devils Earn Big Conference Win Against Panthers

With only two games left in the regular season, the Brevard Lady Blue Devils are peaking at just the right time. On Monday, Brevard knocked off the visiting Franklin Panthers, a... — Updated 2/6/2020


Lake Toxaway News

North Toxaway Baptist Church Food Bank The food bank will be open from 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Feb. 8. New clients must show proof of current address in Lake Toxaway, Sapphire and Quebec communities. They are located in the... — Updated 2/6/2020


Why Roses Are Such A Must-Have On Valentine's Day

Many things are symbolic of Valentine’s Day. In the 1800s, heart-shaped boxes of candy became wildly popular ways for sweethearts to express their affection for each other, and... — Updated 2/6/2020


Parkinson's Support Group

The Brevard-Hendersonville Parkinson’s Support Group meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main St. in Brevard. The speaker will be Kirstin Webster, BS, BSN, MSN, ANP,... — Updated 2/6/2020


Sunny Days Are Here Again, Thanks To Dried Summer Stone Fruit

If you have read any of my cookbooks, or eaten in my restaurants, you may have noticed that I have a certain fondness for dried fruit. You’ll find them in my desserts, of course. But you’ll also find them turning up in many sav... — Updated 2/6/2020


Legal Notices: February 6, 2020



Cathey's Creek News

Selica UMC Selica United Methodist Church will observe the first event of our 100 years of heart-warming Methodism at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, with a program on the church’s history. All interested persons are cordially invited... — Updated 2/6/2020


Students Benefit With Cradle Of Forestry Collaboration

El Centro and the Cradle of Forestry will again work together to offer enrichment activities to the students and families of El Centro. Bobby King, a volunteer with El Centro who coordinates enrichment activities, and I met with... — Updated 2/6/2020


Habitat Invites Artists To First Art Event And Auction

Transylvania Habitat for Humanity is extending an invitation to local artists to participate in the first "Home is Where the ART Is," a re-use, upcycle art event and auction. "We... — Updated 2/6/2020


BMC To Present ABBA The Concert On June 27 – Brevard, NC

21st Century Artists will present their hit Abba The Concert tribute show on Saturday, June 27, at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. at Brevard Music Center (BMC). This thrilling concert will be part of the opening weekend... — Updated 2/6/2020


Brevard College Theatre To Stage 'The Life Of Galileo'

On Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m., Brevard College Theatre will open the third production of the 2019-2020 season with “The Life of Galileo,” directed by guest director and former faculty adjunct, Catherine Barrick-low. The show... — Updated 2/6/2020


Herman And Emmitt Of Leftover Salmon To Play

On a late October evening in 1989 Vince Herman wandered into the Walrus Saloon in Boulder, Colo., after being enticed by a sign reading "Bluegrass Music Here Tonight," and met Drew... — Updated 2/6/2020


Questionable Billing

This letter is in response to Mission Hospital article on Jan. 27. Medicare and Medicare Advantage claims are being billed as Asheville Anesthesiology so senior citizens are having to pay speciality doctor co-pays instead of... — Updated 2/6/2020


Feeding Schoolchildren

At the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday evening, Carolyn Barton, director of School Nutrition Services, informed the school board the state of North Carolina does not contribute any funding to provide food to... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Schools Make Sure All Children Are Fed – Transylvania County, NC

Despite not receiving any money from the state to provide meals to schoolchildren, Transyl-vania County Schools makes sure every child who does not bring his own food is provided a nutritious meal. “Times are tough and funding... — Updated 2/6/2020


Science, Music Meld In New School Program – Transylvania County, NC

Science and music joined forces at Transylvania County middle schools this week to entertain students and to reinforce classroom learning. Thanks to the latest grant received by... — Updated 2/5/2020


Unaffiliated Candidate To Speak At Rogow Room – Transylvania County, NC

Polk County chiropractor, business owner and health legislative advocate Dr. Winn Sams, who is running as an unaffiliated candidate for N.C.’s Congressional District 11, will be hosting a talk entitled Conscious Voting. The... — Updated 2/5/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Dollar General Store Permits Approved – Transylvania County, NC

All of the necessary submittals for local regulations have been received, according to County Manager Jaime Laughter, and permits under county jurisdiction have been issued for the construction process to begin on the proposed... — Updated 2/5/2020


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