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Courthouse Tree To Stay-Brevard NC

Transylvania County government has announced that the evaluation of the Norway Spruce tree at the courthouse is complete and the tree will remain a fixture on the courthouse site.... — Updated 4/17/2018


Real Battle For Survival

Thirty-two years. That is not very long, particularly in the life of mankind. But that is how long it is before mankind’s population approaches 10 billion, the ultimate number of people the earth can support as it is presently... — Updated 4/17/2018


24th Annual Transylvania Garden Groups Spring Plant Sale April 28

The annual spring plant sale by the Transylvania Master Gardeners, The Transylvania Garden Club, The French Broad Garden Club and the Heritage Museum will be held Saturday, April... — Updated 4/16/2018

 By Staff Reports    News

Early Voting Starts Thursday

Early voting for the May 8 primary begins this Thursday. The following races will be on the ballot: •Will Cathey, David Guice and Danny Hein are running for two seats in the Republican Party primary for the Transylvania County... — Updated 4/16/2018

 By Josh Kelly    Outdoors

The Unique Flora, Fauna Of The Southern Blue Ridge

Geographers call the fantastic area where we live the Southern Blue Ridge. The Southern Blue Ridge is narrow near its northern terminus at Roanoke, Va., but broader southwards, and... — Updated 4/16/2018


Six Tornado Athletes Receive Sportsmanship Awards

Six Brevard College student-athletes were selected to the USA South All-Sportsmanship team for their respective sports in the spring 2018 season. Among them included Drake Black (baseball), Margaret Correll (women’s tennis),... — Updated 4/16/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Chase Steals Draw With Late Goal Against Brevard

After a hard-fought game, it looked like the Brevard Lady Blue Devils were going to pull out a close victory, but a goal in the final moments forced Brevard to settle for a 2-2... — Updated 4/16/2018


Brevard, Rosman Track Compete At Frank Patton Classic

Co-hosting an invitational meet at the recently renovated track on the Brevard College campus, Brevard and Rosman gave their home crowds plenty to cheer about at the second annual... — Updated 4/16/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Lady Blue Devils Score Sixth Straight Win Over Rosman

The Brevard Lady Blue Devils left little room for debate last Wednesday as they soundly defeated the Rosman Lady Tigers 16-1 to score the sweep over their county rivals. Brevard... — Updated 4/16/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Brevard Defeats Rosman To Sweep County Rivalry

Solid starting pitching. Good defense. Timely hitting. The formula for the Brevard Blue Devils was very much the same and it worked yet again last Thursday as they visited the... — Updated 4/16/2018


Prep Roundup

Lady Blue Devils Notch Sixth Straight Win The Brevard softball team kept the steamroller going last Friday as they wiped out the Hendersonville Bearcats by a final of 20-0. The win marked the Lady Blue Devils’ sixth straight win... — Updated 4/16/2018


To Benefit The Boys & Girls Club: 'Smokin' On The River' To Offer Tasty Treats And Music

The outdoor cookout season will get off to a savory and musical start this month when the Key Falls Inn next to the French Broad River will host its third annual "Smokin' on the... — Updated 4/16/2018


United Way And VFW Combine Strengths To Help Local Projects

United Way of Transylvania County's Early Childhood Education Mobile Unit Fund and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4309 Local Veterans' Relief Fund each benefitted from the... — Updated 4/16/2018


New At The Library: Man Facing Death Row Finally Finds Freedom

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Delury, Jane. “The Balcony.” The past and present inhabitants of an estate in Paris, including the servants’ cottages, are the cast of characters... — Updated 4/16/2018


Highland Books Celebrates Indie Book Store Day April 28

This month, bookstores across the country will be celebrating Indie Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 28. Many of these stores will be asked what that means – “indie bookstore.” Being “indie” simply means we are... — Updated 4/16/2018


Guest Column: Pending Hospital Move Is A Cause For Sincere Concern

By Robert W. Purcell The recent announcement that Mission Health intends to pursue joining HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) comes in a relatively short time following the merger of our local hospital into the Mission Health... — Updated 4/16/2018


SHIIP Remains Afloat

Good news. Congress did not eliminate funding for the nationwide SHIIP programs. It only made sense that the federal government, which created this complicated Medicare system, would continue to pay for a proven program that helps... — Updated 4/16/2018


Time To Restrict Bicyclists

On an almost daily basis, I witness the good people of Transylvania County and forced to make evasive maneuvers to avoid a road bicyclist out for a leisurely ride while locals are attempting to get children to school and... — Updated 4/16/2018


Ashe Supports Successor

As the former Clerk of Superior Court, I would like to let everyone know what a great person Kristi B. Brown is. I worked with Kristi for 16 years, first as a co-worker and then with me serving as Clerk of Superior Court. She is a... — Updated 4/16/2018


Kristi Brown For Superior Court Clerk

Actual court clerk experience really does matter. Kristi Brown has 18 years of hands-on dedicated work experience in the Superior Court clerk’s office, clearly making her the only candidate truly qualified to continue to provide... — Updated 4/16/2018

 By Park Baker    News

Third Pisgah Pride Day Set For May 5

The Pisgah Conservancy, U.S. Forest Service and a host of supporting organizations have announced their third annual "Pisgah Pride Day 2018," which will be held on May 5. Most work... — Updated 4/16/2018


Gun Discussion Planned

What concerns do you have about the current state of gun ownership in our society, or in our community? What steps would you take to address any of your concerns regarding gun ownership? What factors should we consider in... — Updated 4/16/2018

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Approves Funding For SROs

The Board of Commissioners has approved the funding for 11 school resource officers (SROs) in the county for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. During its regular meeting last week, commissioners approved $685,672 in... — Updated 4/16/2018

 By Matt McGregor    Features

Kindergarten Readiness Is Key - Rally Puts Emphasis On Getting Children Ready

More than 30 different nonprofit organizations gathered this past Thursday to promote kindergarten preparation during Western Carolina Community Action's (WCCA) third annual... — Updated 4/16/2018

 By John Lanier    News

Ballard: Humankind's Survival Rests In The Seas

If humankind is to survive, the solution is in the seas, not the stars. That was one of several messages renowned oceanographic discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard delivered to a packed house at Brevard College’s Porter Center for Perf... — Updated 4/16/2018


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