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 By Derek McKissock    News    March 8, 2018

County Wants Input On Fire Dept. Funding

Property owners in the Lake Toxaway Fire Rescue district currently pay the lowest tax rate in the county — 4.79 cents — for those services, while those in the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue pay the highest — 13.78 cents. The method that determines...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 8, 2018

New Outdoors 'Czar' Visits Transylvania

David Knight, the state's newly appointed director of Outdoor Recreation, met Tuesday with local industry leaders and elected officials at SylvanSport, the makers of the popular GO trailer in...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 8, 2018

School System May Need More Money For Insurance

The Transylvania County School system could need an additional $50,000 in local funding to cover projected increases in retirement and health insurance for the 2018-19 school year. In discussing the 2018-19 budget at the Transylvania County Board of...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 8, 2018

Strange Sounds, Lights Have Down-To-Earth Answer

An unnerving buzzing and eerie glow lit the early morning sky Tuesday, Feb. 27, confounding many Pisgah Forest residents who were awakened by the phenomenon. "It was a little after 3 a.m.," said...

 

Sunken Titanic 'Discoverer' To Speak At Brevard College - Brevard, NC

Best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic, Dr. Robert Ballard will be the spring 2018 J. R. McDowell Speaker, sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation in partnership with Brevard...

 

First Mondays Concert Series Underway At BC - Brevard, NC

On Monday, the Brevard Music Center held its First Mondays Concert Series at Brevard College's Porter Center. The concert included performances by trumpeter Neal Berntsen, trombonist David Jackson...

 

Looking For Something Doughlicious, Yummy?

Bringing those shame-based nights of eating cookie dough into the light of a social acceptability, Doughlicious Yummy had its grand opening on Monday at 161 N. Broad Street in Brevard, serving an...

 

Uncontested

The candidate filing period for the upcoming May primaries has closed. Unfortunately, in three of the eight races on the ballot, the eventual winner will be selected in the primary because the Democratic Party has no candidates. No Democrats filed...

 

New Downtown Space Available For Courthouse

Well! It seems a golden opportunity has suddenly been dropped at the feet of our county administration. Land is now for sale right behind the courthouse, which should be adequate for expanded court functions, rather than building a new courthouse...

 

Arm Teachers

According to a March 1 article in the New York Times, at least 10 states already allow staff to have firearms on school property. Some schools in Texas have been quietly arming staff, including teachers, for more than a decade. Likewise Sidney, Ohio...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Features    March 8, 2018

Letter from a Volunteer: United Way's TRAIN May Be The Ultimate Cat Herder

We've all heard someone say, usually in frustration, "This is like herding cats!" With some 200 different, sometimes overlapping, nonprofit agencies and organizations in Transylvania County, it can...

 

Bowling Tourney To Benefit Children With Cancer To Be Held On March 15

Rockin’ Bowl, along with St. Baldrick’s of Transylvania County, will host the 2nd annual Strike Out Childhood Cancer bowling tournament on Thursday, March 15, at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per person, or $100 for a team up to eight. All proceeds...

 

News Of Organizations

Embroiderers’ Guild The Laurel Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will hold it next monthly meeting on Thursday, April 5. The program will be the second part of the pulled thread Biscornu Pin Cushion, being taught by Kim Sanders. The A...

 

Schenck Hosts Monthly Dinner March 12

The Community Relat-ions Committee of Schenck Job Corps is having its monthly Community Relations Council Dinner on Monday, March 12, at 6 p.m. in the dining hall at Schenck Job Corps. This is an excellent opportunity to meet some of the students...

 

Donaldson To Discuss Creativity With AAUW

Artist and writer Connie Donaldson will give a presentation on "Freeing Our Creative Selves" at the next AAUW meeting on Tuesday, March 13, at their regular 7 p.m. time at the Lutheran Church of the...

 

90th Birthday Celebration

Joyce Whitmire will celebrate her 90th birthday Saturday, March 17, 2018, with a party given in her honor in the fellowship hall of Grace Baptist Church, 10 W. Holden Road, in Brevard, from 2- 4 p.m....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 8, 2018

2018 Baseball Peview: Strong Junior Class To Bolster Blue Devils In 2018

With a core group of returning seniors and an influx of younger players hungry and ready to play at the varsity level, things look good for the Brevard Blue Devil baseball team going into 2018....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 8, 2018

2018 Softball Preview: Lady Blue Devils' Roster Highlighted With Depth

Whether it's a group of senior standouts or a pair of up-and-coming freshman, the roster for the Brevard Lady Blue Devils is full of talent at nearly every position and every grade level. Brevard goes...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 8, 2018

Briggs, Dodson Named To SMC All-Conference Team

Two members of the Rosman Lady Tigers' basketball team, Gracy Briggs and Ashlyn Dodson, were recently named to the Smoky Mountain All-Conference team. Briggs received her second all-conference nod,...

 

Prep Roundup

Rosman Comes Away With Sweep Of Hayesville The Rosman Tiger baseball team continued their red-hot start to the season while the Lady Tiger softball team picked up their first win of the year at Hayesville on Monday. The Tigers broke the 10-run mark...

 

Legal Notices for March 8, 2018

NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF JOHN KEEN BALDWIN The undersigned, having qualified as Ancillary Administratrix of the Estate of John Keen Baldwin, late of Aiken County, South Carolina also owning property in... Full story

 

Austin Fisher Leads Tornados' Golf Team To 11th Place At Rendleman Invitational

Junior Austin Fisher continues his solid play in the spring as he finished in a three-way tie for 18th at the Richard Rendleman Invitational hosted by Catawba College. Fisher, who fired an opening round 77, returned to the Country Club of Salisbury...

 

Joint Winds Ensemble To Perform At Porter Center On March 15 - Brevard, NC

Members of the Upstate Winds Concert Band will join the Brevard College Wind Ensemble on Mar. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Porter Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public....

 

Brevard Little Theatre To Present 'Stories From Mother's Of The Brides' - Brevard, NC

"Stories from Mothers of the Brides" will be performed March 23-25 at Brevard Little Theatre (BLT), located at 55 E. Jordan St. This premier production is a part of BLT's Curtain Call series....

 

Outdoor Education: Mountain Roots Awarded BOGS Grant

This year, approximately 900 Transylvania County children will have the opportunity to grow and learn in the outdoors, thanks to a Bogs' "2% for Outdoor Education Grant." As part of these nationwide...

 

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