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El Centro To Host United Way 'Chat' In Spanish

El Centro Comunitario Hispano-Americano (El Centro) invites the public to meet Louis Negrón, chief executive officer of United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC), for informal conversations in Spanish on Saturday, April 13, from 10-11 a.m. The chat...

 

Jack Cleland Ellsworth

Jack Cleland Ellsworth, formerly of Pisgah Forest, born Dec. 5, 1922, in Mineral Point, Wis., to John Coker Ellsworth (Jack) and Gladys Cleland Ellsworth, died peacefully in his home in Natick, Mass.,...

 

Paul Steven Langa

Paul Steven Langa, 92, died of natural causes March 28, 2019, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. His death came barely a month after the passing of his wife of 68 years, Peggy Langa. Born in Jersey...

 

Betty Sue Parker

Betty Sue Parker, 67, passed away peacefully March 30, 2019, after a long battle with breast cancer. She was born in Franklin, N.C., to Thomas Carlton and Margaret Kathleen. She was married to the...

 

Charles Monteith

Charles Monteith, 86, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Feb. 10, 2019, in Marianna, Fla. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 10 W. Holden Road, in Brevard. A reception will follow...

 

Wilhelmenia Benjamin Gray

Wilhelmenia Benjamin Gray, born to the late Elliott and Esther Benjamin, Nov. 17, 1941 in Brevard, departed this life March 30, 2019, in Carrboro, N.C. She was married to the late William Gray Sr. for 36 years. In her early childhood, she was...

 

John Flood Kelleher

John Kelleher died at his home in Brevard Saturday, March 30, 2019. He was born in Oakland, Calif. June 29, 1923, to William Patrick and Helen Radley Kelleher, the fourth of six children of a career Army officer who served on military posts...

 

Ricky Vernon Pace

Ricky Vernon Pace, 58, of Brevard, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at his home. A memorial service will be held at Turkey Creek Baptist Church in Pisgah Forest Sunday, April 7, 2019. Visitation will be at 3 p.m. The service...

 

Rosman News

Estatoe Bingo Eastatoe Community Center will be having its monthly bingo on Saturday, April 6. Food sales start at 5 p.m., and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Take out plates will be available. If anyone would like to donate a gift or baked good, contact...

 

Crossnore School Hosts A Breakfast In Brevard

Approximately 60 attendees were present at the breakfast representing health care, schools, churches, the Department of Social Services and other interested members of the community. Additional...

 

A Kind Gesture

This past week a friend and I were enjoying lunch at one of our local eateries, having not had the opportunity to visit extensively for some time. It was about time for the lunch to be over and the waitress approached, apparently to give us our...

 

Share The Roads And The Trails

This Saturday up to 1,000 bicyclists will be riding the roads of Transylvania County as the 20th Assault on the Carolinas takes place. It will mark the unofficial beginning of bike season. Of course, there have been bicyclists on the roads and...

 
 By Jeni Welch    News    April 4, 2019

Herbert Gives Back To Country, Community

After 30 years in the Navy, retired Rear Admiral Gretchen Herbert continues giving back to communities with STEM advocacy and community involvement. "I would encourage anyone to find a way to give...

 

WWII Veterans Are Honored At Blue Ridge Bakery

When the young staff of Blue Ridge Bakery were invited to meet two World War II veterans on March 30, they came out with their hands extended to shake the hands of George Sarros and Harold...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 4, 2019

New McDonald's Building Planned

The city of Brevard's Planning Department has approved plans for the demolition and rebuilding of the Brevard McDonald's on Asheville Highway. Demolition on the current building is scheduled to begin...

 

Foundation Promotes 'Random Acts Of Kindness'

Have you recently experienced a random act of kindness in Brevard? Has someone paid for your breakfast or your coffee order without your knowledge? If so, you may have been touched by a movement in... Full story

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 4, 2019

Autopsy: Pisgah Inn Employee Strangled

Sara Ellis, The Pisgah Inn employee who was found deceased in June 2018, died from “strangulation by asphyxia in the manner of homicide,” according to an autopsy report from the N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The autopsy report...

 

Nonprofits Receive Grants

The Transylvania Endowment awarded 11 grants totaling $62,815 to nonprofits serving Transylvania County, bringing the total amount of grantmaking to more than $1 million. The endowment is an affiliate fund of The Community Foundation of Western...

 

March Arrests Reported

(Editor’s Note: The following arrest reports were provided by the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office.) •Amy Nicole Badger, 21, was arrested on March 27 for one felony count of aiding and abetting, one felony count of larceny of a firearm and...

 

Latest County Jobless Number Falls To 4.3 Percent

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in February was 4.3 percent, down from 4.6 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for...

 

Governor Appoints New Judge For District 29B

Gov. Roy Cooper has announced three judicial appointments to Judicial Districts 29A, 29B and 3B. Cooper appointed Kimberly Gasperson-Justice, of Hendersonville, as District Court Judge in Judicial District 29B, serving Transylvania, Henderson and...

 

Forest Service Seeking Advisory Committee Nominations

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking nominations to fill seven positions on the Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee to serve national forests across the Southeast. The committee is tasked with reviewing fee proposals for the forests...

 

RE/MAX Balloon Coming To Little League Opening Day

RE/MAX Land of the Waterfalls is sponsoring the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon at 5 p.m., Saturday, weather permitting, at the city of Brevard Sports Complex as part of the Little League opening day. The RE/MAX balloon is one of the most recognized...

 

Brevard Tennis Scores Conference Win Over Eagles

The Blue Devils went on to defeat East Henderson, 7-2, on Tuesday, moving their conference record to 4-0. The Blue Devils travel to Franklin on Thursday for another Mountain Six...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 4, 2019

Brevard Tied For First After Grinding Win Over Smoky

The Brevard Blue Devils are doing all the little things it takes to win ball games, and they've got a share of the Mountain Six Conference lead to show for it. Tuesday night, Brevard won their...

 

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