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PARI To Host PanSTARRS Program March 8

The public is invited to a special program concerning the Comet PanSTARRS Friday, March 8, at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). The evening’s activities will include a tour of the PARI campus and celestial... — Updated 2/25/2013


Law and Order – Transylvania County

Felony Arrests On Feb. 20, Jacob Charles Baumberger, 18, of Hendersonville, was arrested and charged with one felony count of larceny. Bond was set at $5,000 secured. On Feb. 20, following a joint investigation with the Henderson... — Updated 2/25/2013


News Of Organizations

Episcopal Church Women The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. Philip’s welcome Master Gardener Kathy Zimmerman to the 11 a.m. March 7 general meeting and luncheon. Zimmerman designed the new demonstration gardens at Silvermont.... — Updated 2/25/2013


Births In Transylvania

Lilianna Christine Rivera Joshua and Whitney Rivera are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Lilianna Christine Rivera, born 8:12 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at... — Updated 2/25/2013


Rotary To Examine How To End Religious Violence – Brevard NC

Sam Wazan will be the speaker for the Rotary Club, of Brevard Feb. 26 at noon at the Brevard College Cafeteria. His topic is “Ending Religious Violence: The Journey to Peace.... — Updated 2/25/2013


National Forest Logging On Sierra Club’s Agenda – Brevard NC

Logging in the Pisgah National Forest is bound to be one topic that comes up when District Ranger Derek J.S. Ibarguen speaks at the Thursday, Feb. 28, meeting of the Pisgah group of... — Updated 2/25/2013

 By Jeremiah Reed    Features

Mayberry’s Just Good Sauces Wins Contest – Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s fourth annual Business Development contest came to a conclusion Thursday night in the county library’s Rogow Room, with Kelli and Jonathan McLeod, of... — Updated 2/25/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

Consultant Shares What It Takes To Be Successful - Brevard NC

Editor’s note: Jeanette Goldsmith presented recommendations last week on ways to improve local economic development efforts. In her 18 years of experience in economic development... — Updated 2/25/2013

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Day Care Closing Has Many Asking, ‘Why?’ — Brevard NC

The sudden closing of the child care facility Where Dreams Come True has left many unanswered questions and local parents scrambling to find care for their children. Where Dreams... — Updated 2/25/2013


The Sequester

In 2008 when George W. Bush’s deficit was $459 billion, candidate Barack Obama called the president’s deficit spending and national debt accumulation “unpatriotic.” Even with the slowdown in spending mandated by the... — Updated 2/25/2013


Economic Malpractice

The recent decision by Gov. McCrory and our state legislature to refuse federal funds that would expand Medicaid services to an estimated 500,000 North Carolina citizens amounts to economic malpractice. Forget the tragic human... — Updated 2/25/2013


Amazing Production

We just returned home from one of the best productions we’ve seen at the Brevard Little Theater since moving to Brevard less than two years ago. “You Can’t Take It With You” played to a very appreciative audience in a... — Updated 2/25/2013


A Solid Report

After interviewing more than 70 individuals, Jeannette Goldsmith reported her findings and recommendations to a full house at the Rogow Room Tuesday night. She delivered a solid, objective report. Many of the items included in the... — Updated 2/25/2013


Margaret Ann Shipman Brock

Margaret Ann Shipman Brock passed away at her home in Pensacola, Fla. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. A native of Brevard, she was born April 20, 1938. Growing up in the mountains of western North Carolina, she enjoyed being part of a... — Updated 2/25/2013


Edna Lucille Chapman

Edna Lucille Chapman, 84, of Rosman, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. She was born Nov. 27, 1928, in Transylvania County to the late Walter Monroe and Ola Galloway. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,... — Updated 2/25/2013


Gary Vernon Dills

Gary Vernon Dills, 62, of Swannanoa, N.C., passed away at his home, Feb. 17, 2013. He was born and raised in Brevard and lived here many years. He was wonderful person, an... — Updated 2/25/2013


Public Wants More Open Green Space – Brevard NC

Creating a farmers’ market was part of a discussion by Brevard City Council during its recent retreat about public space needs in downtown. Staff is in the middle of conducting a space needs study for the whole city As part of... — Updated 2/25/2013


Council Keen On Farmers’ Market For City - Brevard NC

On Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, the Brevard City Council held its annual planning retreat at Glen Cannon Country Club. This story is the fourth in a series about the issues discussed and actions taken during the retreat. The city is moving... — Updated 2/25/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

Economic Report Receives Mostly Positive Reaction — Brevard NC

Jeannette Goldsmith’s economic development assessment received generally positive feedback from several local elected officials and business leaders. Among Goldsmith’s recommendations, which were presented to a packed audience... — Updated 2/25/2013


Brevard Middle School Will Host Charity Basketball Game – Brevard NC

Brevard Middle School Student Council will host a staff vs. basketball teams basketball game March 1 from 4-6 p.m. at the school’s gym. This is to benefit Ashley Shaw, an eighth grade student, recently diagnosed with... — Updated 2/25/2013


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Joint Middle School County Chorus Will Perform Feb. 28 – Brevard NC

On Feb. 28 choirs from Rosman Middle and Brevard Middle Schools will join together at The Porter Center for the Performing Arts for the 2013 Middle School All-County Chorus. The groups will be under the direction of guest... — Updated 2/25/2013


Transylvania Educators Attend NCCAT Development Seminars – Transylvania County NC

Several area educators recently attended seminars held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for our state’s teachers. Participating... — Updated 2/25/2013


Brevardier Wins Awards – Brevard NC

Last year, the Brevard High School yearbook, Brevardier, received some outstanding awards from our state. All awards are decided by the NC-Chapel Hill and the NC Scholastic Media Association. Brevard High won 2nd place in Coverage... — Updated 2/25/2013

 By Lee Mc Minn    Education

CTE Programs Help Build For The Future

“Home prices finally make rebound,” according to a recent headline. Exactly what this might mean to Transylvania County isn’t clear but home construction and renovation of existing homes has been a mainstay of our broader... — Updated 2/25/2013


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