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Basic Apple Group Come to the next meeting of the Basic Apple Group on Monday, Feb. 20, and learn helpful tips to change your passwords and user names to make you life easier and safer on all your Apple devices. Meet in the... — Updated 2/14/2017

 By Kae Parker    Education

Child's Play… Is It Important?

As adults we sometimes no longer get it that play is important in the life of a child. Maybe we should call it by another name... research, experimentation, or experiential learning. Whatever you call it, play is Child’s Work. Ev... — Updated 2/13/2017


Shepherd, McCoy And Wilander Tie For Top Agent – Brevard NC

Jason Shepherd, Billy McCoy, and Paul Wilander tied with 21 buyer-represented sales in Transylvania County for 2016. According to MLS statistics, these three brokers closed a... — Updated 2/13/2017

 By Carol Hamann    Arts

'Almost, Maine' Is A Certain Hit – Brevard NC

In our lives, all of us play various roles, beginning as helpless infants and ending as fragile senior citizens. In between, we are terrible toddlers, innocent children, troubled... — Updated 2/13/2017


President Eisenhower Is 'Underappreciated'

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Hauser, Emily. “For the Most Beautiful.” This is the story of Achilles’ fury and the gods of Olympus during the Trojan War told from the... — Updated 2/13/2017

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Seven Area Wrestlers Qualify For State Championships – Transylvania County NC

From school records to 100th career victories to regional first-place winners, this past weekend's individual regional wrestling tournaments had a little bit of everything ... — Updated 2/13/2017

 By Philip Latter    News

Graham Dominates Competition, Wins Three State Titles – Brevard NC

Seven. That's the number of state championships Noah Graham now holds after he led a resurgent Brevard boys' program to a third-place finish at the 1A/2A Indoor Track State... — Updated 2/13/2017


Controlled Burns Planned – Pisgah Forest NC

Over the next several months as weather allows, the U.S. Forest Service will conduct several controlled burns across the four National Forests in North Carolina — Pisgah, Croatan, Uwharrie and Nantahala. The agency will notify... — Updated 2/13/2017

 By Matt McGregor    News

Couples Share Their Valentine's Secrets – Brevard NC

To make a marriage stand the test of time, and to keep celebrating St. Valentine's Day, sharing the same values and having a sense of humor are just a few of the secret ingredients... — Updated 2/13/2017

 By Derek McKissock    News

Henson's Bill Would Allow Schools To Begin Earlier – Brevard NC

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson is a primary sponsor of a bill that would allow school districts to begin the school year earlier. Henson, a Transylvania County resident who represents... — Updated 2/13/2017

 By John Lanier    News

Academy Board Receives Calendar Options – Brevard NC

The Board of Directors of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy received two draft options for the 2017-18 school calendar at their monthly meeting last Wednesday. While both options have teachers returning to school on... — Updated 2/13/2017

 By John Lanier    News

Board Hears Plans For School Buildings – Brevard NC

Last Monday night the Transylvania County Board of Education was presented the latest version of capital projects, including new multi-story buildings for Brevard High and Rosman High/Middle schools, that could be part of the... — Updated 2/13/2017


Susie Hoxit Maybin

Susie Hoxit Maybin, 74, of Penrose, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Rachel Alexander Hoxit and was the wife of the late Fred... — Updated 2/13/2017


Loran Robert Smith

Loran Robert Smith, 79, of Columbus, N.C., formerly of Connestee Falls, Brevard, passed away Jan. 24, 2017. He was born to Lucile Tilton Smith and Donald Kenneth Smith June 25, 1937 in Rochester, N.Y., where he grew up. He... — Updated 2/13/2017


Carolyn M. Henley

Carolyn M. Henley, 85, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. A native of South Bend, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Gordon Sinclair and Kathryn Cummins Crispin.... — Updated 2/13/2017


Regulations Protect Us

We have been bombarded by right-wing tirades against “big government” and “regulations.” President Trump decrees dropping two regulations for every new one enacted. Assuming he makes this executive order stick, the... — Updated 2/13/2017


Trump Is Doing A Good Job

A couple weeks ago I penned a letter about the hypocrisy being spewed by liberals. But, I ultimately made a decision to write about the job that our president is doing. I will admit up front that his tactics are, at times,... — Updated 2/13/2017


Change, Not Repeal, ACA

More than eight of 10 primary care doctors want Congress to make changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rather than outright repeal. Two-thirds of health care executives do not want the ACA repealed. These results are from... — Updated 2/13/2017


Transylvania Has Heart!

Nestled off U.S. 64 in Lake Toxaway is a home-like, cage free, 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable animal sanctuary called the Friends for Life Forever Farm. It shows love, compassion and hope for senior and special needs animals of... — Updated 2/13/2017


Defunding Public Schools

Both of our N.C. Senators voted for a Secretary of Education nominee who wants to take federal money away from our public schools to provide vouchers for private schools. Neither of these men represent the people who voted for... — Updated 2/13/2017


Authoritarian Tendencies

Authoritarian is defined as “showing a lack of concern for the wishes or opinions of others; domineering; dictatorial.” One of the more troubling aspects of Donald Trump’s nascent administration is their authoritarian tendenc... — Updated 2/13/2017


Meridian Behavioral Health Launches New Service, ERT – Brevard NC

Meridian Behavioral Health Services has announced that a new program was added to their continuum of services on Nov. 1, 2016. The Early Recovery Team or ERT is an alternative community-based team approach that specializes in... — Updated 2/13/2017


Foster Grandparents Needed In Transylvania County – Brevard NC

Foster grandparents are trusted mentors, confidants and friends to children in need. Foster grandparents are 55 years of age or older and volunteer 20 hours of time a week. Their... — Updated 2/13/2017


Morgan Plans To Boost United Way Awareness – Brevard NC

Paul Morgan, a retired journalist and retired journalism professor, has signed on to volunteer with United Way of Transylvania County. His goal is to increase awareness and understa... — Updated 2/13/2017


Legal Notices for February 13, 2017

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY   Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Carla Craige Buchanan and Elizabeth I. Glenn a/k/a Elizabeth Ilene... — Updated 2/13/2017 Full story


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