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Forest Service Releasing 'Draft Building Blocks' Of Forest Plan-Brevard NC

Starting this month, the U.S. Forest Service will provide an opportunity for the public and partners to see draft building blocks of the Nantahala and Pisgah Forest Plan as they... — Updated 3/4/2016

 

Scott Evan Ellis

Scott Evan Ellis, 51, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2015. He and his work buddy, David Swan, were the two victims killed in the EF3 tornado in Convent, La. He was the... — Updated 3/1/2016

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News

O'Shields Gets Life In Prison - Brevard NC

When talking about the Charles O'Shields murder trial, there's no longer a need to use the word "alleged" when referring to the crime. That's because after a nine-day trial 12... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

Transylvania County Medication Assistance Program Adds Coverage

The Medication Assistance Program of Transylvania County (MAP) is designed to help uninsured low income individuals determine their eligibility for medication assistance, discuss which types of income documentation are required to... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

Ready, Set, Go…Preschool To Kindergarten

An evening of dialogue among preschool and kindergarten teachers was held Monday, Feb. 22, at First United Methodist Church. Jointly sponsored by Smart Start of Transylvania County and The Family Place, the forum for discussion... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

Prep Roundup

The playoffs came to an end last Thursday for the Rosman boys’ and girls’ basketball teams as both squads lost second round matchups on the road. The Tigers lost to the top-seeded Avery County Vikings by a final of 68-55.... — Updated 2/29/2016

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Five Local Wrestlers Named All-Conference

After standout seasons, five area wrestlers have been recognized for their accomplishments by being named to the all-conference team. For Rosman, four Tigers including Ethan Orr, Andres Villagomez, Tristan Praytor and Landon... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

Real Digital Productions Wins At Asheville ADDY Awards

Heath Cowart, creative director and directory of photography at Real Digital Productions, has announ-ced his team won a Silver award at the 2016 Asheville ADDY awards. The American Advertising Federation created the American... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

The Heart Of Brevard Recognizes Achievements - Brevard NC

Heart of Brevard's (HOB) members met last week night at Marco's Trattoria for their annual meeting. The rain didn't deter the roughly 60 people who attended the evening and were... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

Hospital Now A Provider For Aetna Health Insurance - Brevard NC

Transylvania Regional Hospital is now an in-network provider for Aetna health insurance products. “We have been working diligently for several years on behalf of patients in our community to obtain in-network status for our... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

New Ophthalmologist Speaks On Common Eye Ailments

It's important to think about common vision problems as one ages, from cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration to dry eyes and excess eyelid skin. Knowledge of what's normal... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

Mike West Chosen As Planning Chairman - Brevard NC

Mike West is the new chairman of the Transylvania County Planning Board, but his ascendancy wasn’t universally supported. During the board’s Feb. 18 meeting, the previous chairman, Wayne Hennie, declined to be considered again... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

Film Footage Sought Of Historic Local Event - Brevard NC

“Almost Cured” is a short film documentary in late production that will tell the story of a historic local event. In 1963, Brevard High School (BHS) fielded its first racially-integrated high school football team, that went on... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

Brevard Philharmonic Adds May Pops Concert

ganza" for 7 p.m., Friday, May 6, at the Porter Center at Brevard College. The concert will feature a rich selection of the most memorable music from the Academy Award winning,... — Updated 2/29/2016

 
 By John Lanier    News

Schools Report High Crime Rate - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools has the highest crime rates in the state, according to statistics released by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Transylvania county reported 37 crimes, for a reportable crime rate of... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

Nancy Lee Strotheid

Nancy Lee Strotheid, 79, of Tucson, Ariz. passed away Sept. 29, 2014. She was a daughter of the late Frey David Williams and Addie Mae Green Williams. In addition to her parents,... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

Lois Ann Michael Leightner

Lois Ann Michael Leightner, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. She was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Fort Wayne, Ind. to George Leonard Michael and... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

Lyndon Donald Moore

Lyndon Donald Moore, 84, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Norman and Mary Jane Hoxit Moore. His sister and brother-in-law, Audrey and Alvin... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

Seven Days Til Midnight Hosts VIP Party

The cast and crew from Seven Days Til Midnight hosted a VIP party at Jaime's Creole Brasserie. The event was sponsored by Jaime's and Domokur Architects.... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

News of Organizations: Transylvania Art Guild

Randy Molton, a cartoonist, will present a program on drawing cartoons and caricatures at the March 3 meeting of the Transylvania Art Guild. The public is invited. The guild will meet at 1 p.m. in the Transylvania Parks and... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

Reappraisal Notices To Be Sent Out Today

Transylvania County is conducting a county-wide reappraisal for 2016. Notices of assessed value will be mailed Monday, Feb. 29, to all property owners. These new property values will be reflected on your 2016 tax bill. Property... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

BMC Presents Free March Community Concerts

Brevard Music Center (BMC), in partnership with Brevard College, the Osher Lifelong Learning Center (OLLI) in Asheville, and Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra in Hendersonville, has announced its March program of chamber concerts... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

Hunter To Sign Book At Highland Books

Highland Books invites the community to a presentation Saturday, March 5, at 1 p.m. by author E.B. Hunter about his new book, “The Chronicles of Dillon & Fuzzy - The Bullying Edition.” This is the first book in an upcoming... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

Brevard Philharmonic Adds May Pops Concert

The Brevard Philharmonic has announced a "John Williams Extrava-ganza" for 7 p.m., Friday, May 6, at the Porter Center at Brevard College. The concert will feature a rich selection of the most memorable music from the Academy... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

New At The Library - Marquis Recalls 10,000 Mile Journey On Foot

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Archer, Jeffrey. “Cometh the Hour: Clifton Chronicles 6.” The contents of a suicide letter profoundly impacts the lives of four people. Giles... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

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