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Early Voting For Primary Ends This Saturday -Brevard NC

Early voting for the Tuesday, May 8, primary ends at noon this Saturday. Through Tuesday, 914 votes have been cast during early voting. This includes 575 in the Republican primary and 339 in the Democratic primary. Early voting is... — Updated 5/3/2018


Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, May 6, the Rev. Keith Thompson will be preaching. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at both morning worship services. The Westminster Bells will provide the special music.... — Updated 5/2/2018


Edwin "Eddie Boy" R. Owen

Edwin "Eddie Boy" R. Owen, 78, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Mission St. Joseph Hospital in Asheville. He was born Nov. 27, 1939 in Transylvania County, to the late... — Updated 5/2/2018


John Ramer Sherrill

John Ramer Sherrill, 77, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Robert Calvin and Grace Ramer Sherrill. He was preceded in death by his sister, Bobbie Rimmer... — Updated 5/2/2018


Dennis Owen Fisher

Dennis Owen Fisher, 65, of Pisgah Forest, passed away unexpectedly at home, May 1, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, he was born Aug. 29, 1952, to the late Cecil and Lela Mae... — Updated 5/2/2018


Earl Claude Lance

Earl Claude Lance, 75, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018. He was born in Rosman April 7, 1943, to the late Fred and Della Searcy Lance. He retired from the United States Army in 1974. Survivors include his wife, Paula O’Shields... — Updated 5/2/2018


Marilyn Tate Betz

Marilyn Tate Betz, born Aug. 9, 1937, went to be with her Lord May 1, 2018, surrounded by her children. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Callie Tate from Sandy Mush, N.C. She was a schoolteacher, a loving mother and... — Updated 5/2/2018


Get Ready To 'Eat Local Shop Local' For United Way

"Eat Local Shop Local," United Way of Transylvania County's annual focus on keeping things local, happens Saturday, May 12, this year. So far, 34 restaurants and retailers have... — Updated 5/2/2018


Master Gardener

When you think of an old-fashioned formal herb garden, it brings to mind small hedges clipped into a design like a knot. Another way to think of an herb garden is a kitchen garden... — Updated 5/2/2018


SylvanSport Welcomes Branding And Marketing Leader Craig McAnsh

SylvanSport has announced the addition of Craig McAnsh as vice president of marketing. McAnsh will lead all branding, marketing, advertising and communications for SylvanSport as... — Updated 5/2/2018


Congressman Meadows Visits Brevard Academy – Brevard NC

U.S. Congressman Mark Meadows got a tour of Brevard Academy in action on Tuesday morning. School Director Ted Duncan led Meadows through the school. "What we try to do is each time... — Updated 5/2/2018


Child Advocacy Center Being Established

Someone once said that, "April is everything awareness month," and the community has been busy honoring National Child Abuse Awareness Month, Alcohol Awareness, Mental Health... — Updated 5/2/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Family Receiving Help After House Fire Tuesday-Brevard NC

The cause of a house fire on Illahee Road Tuesday is under investigation. Adam Hughey, captain with the Brevard Fire Department (BFD), said the BFD was dispatched sometime before... — Updated 5/2/2018


#3 Precinct Will Use Paper Ballots-Brevard NC

Election day voting at one Transylvania County precinct will be very different this primary, according to the Election Center. The voters in the Brevard #3 precinct who vote at the Transylvania County Rescue Squad – Brevard Unit... — Updated 5/2/2018


Senior Games Continue With Shuffleboard, Horseshoes

The 2018 Senior Games kept rolling this week with shuffleboard and horseshoes competitions held at the Transylvania County Recreation Center.... — Updated 5/2/2018


Fred M. Osteen Jr.

Fred M. Osteen Jr., 79, of Brevard, passed Friday, April 27, 2018. A native of Greenville, S.C., he was the son of the late Fred and Lillian Osteen. In addition to his parents, his... — Updated 5/2/2018


Matthew C. Whitmire

Matthew C. Whitmire, 26, of Rosman, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of Brian K. Whitmire and Sabrina Thomas Rankin. His grandparents, J.C. and Joretta Whitmire, preceded him in... — Updated 5/2/2018


Legal Notices for May 3, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION File No: 18-E-145 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Patricia Galbraith... — Updated 5/2/2018 Full story


Jobless Rate Was 4.2 Percent In March - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in March was 4.2 percent, down from 4.4 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released Wednesday from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only... — Updated 5/2/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Teen Arrested After Schools Put On Lockdown - Brevard NC

A 17-year-old Davidson River School student was arrested after he allegedly communicated threats on the social media platform Snapchat, which resulted in a soft lockdown at several county schools on Monday. The student was located... — Updated 5/2/2018


Main Street Beauty Company Opens Downtown

On Friday, April 27, The Main Street Beauty Company held a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce, and followed that with a grand opening on... — Updated 5/2/2018


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