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Schools Hosting Freedom Walk; Roads Closed Wednesday

Transylvania County Schools is hosting a “Freedom Walk” in celebration of 50 years of integration / desegregation with Transylvania County Schools. The Freedom Walk will be held from 9AM to 10 AM on Wednesday, May 08, 2013.... — Updated 5/7/2013


Legal Notices for 5-6 -13

Crown Castle is proposing to increase the height of an existing 91-foot telecommunications tower to 120 feet at the following site: NC 800756 Shuford Mountain CCI located at 1706 Hendersonville Hwy in Brevard, NC - Lat: N 35... — Updated 5/7/2013 Full story


Volunteers Sought For The Pisgah Center – Pisgah Forest NC

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is seeking volunteers to help accommodate increased seasonal visitation. Located off U.S. 276 near Brevard alongside the Davidson River, the wildlife... — Updated 5/6/2013


'Go With Me' Tour Event To Benefit Animal Shelter – Brevard NC

Local dog owners are invited to bring their dogs to an upcoming event called lure chasing in Brevard. The event will be held Saturday, May 11, in The Meadow at Straus Park from 1-4... — Updated 5/6/2013


Jessica Gallagher Sworn In As Latest Local Attorney – Brevard NC

Jessica Gallagher, who passed the North Carolina Bar Examination earlier this year, was sworn in at the Transylvania County Courthouse as a North Carolina attorney Thurs-day. She... — Updated 5/6/2013


Our People, Our Past: Early Pisgah Forest

Spring has arrived and the first waves of summer tourists will soon arrive in earnest. And without a doubt, one of the first places many head is to Pisgah National Forest, especially the main entrance at Pisgah Forest. Highway 276... — Updated 5/6/2013


News of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Brevard Devin Gentry of the Cradle of Forestry will be guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Brevard Tuesday, May 7, at noon. Continuing the legacy of forest conservation history, the Cradle of Forestry offers a... — Updated 5/6/2013


Speaker To Tell Of A Successful Campaign To Block Mining Company – Brevard NC

“Stand Up That Mountain” is the true story of how North Carolina outdoorsman Jay Erskine Leutze teamed up with his mountain neighbors to successfully fight off a mining company and save their treasured mountain from being destr... — Updated 5/6/2013


Nanney, Cash Engagement Announced

Steven and Kim Nanney, of Brevard, are pleased announce the engagement of their daughter, Nichole Ann Nanney, to Craigan Wade Cash, son of David and Donnavee Cash, of Lake Toxaway,... — Updated 5/6/2013

 By Eric Crews    Features

Zipline Course Will Be Treetop Adventure

After nine months of work, Carl and Lois Ganner’s dream to open a zipline and canopy tour along the French Broad River is nearing completion. Since they purchased the property 11... — Updated 5/6/2013


Saturday Fun

Adam and Kyle Banks (bottom photo) get a rafting simulation from Kris Kolenut during Saturday’s Kids GO Event at South Broad Park in Brevard. (Photo top) Ryan and Ikoa Crite... — Updated 5/6/2013

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Patrol Officer Ends His Shift – Brevard NC

On Dec. 21, 1984, Rodney Stinson stood beside his patrol car as a newly sworn-in member of the N.C. Highway Patrol. This past Feb. 12, the 51-year-old Stinson again stood beside... — Updated 5/6/2013


Map Of River Paddle Trail Released - Brevard NC

The Western North Carolina Alliance (WNCA) has released the official map of the French Broad River Paddle Trail, a comprehensive guide to all the access points of interest to... — Updated 5/6/2013


Why Use Mediation?

For more than 20 years, the security, safety and harmony of Transylvania County have been advanced through the conflict resolution services of the Mediation Center in Transylvania County, formerly the Center for Dialogue. This... — Updated 5/6/2013



Why I am opposed to the proposed Penrose Bio-mas Plant? Eight years ago me and the Mrs. moved from Memphis to Brevard. After several summer visits, and a home away-from-home place to meet people and drink coffee at The Essence of... — Updated 5/6/2013


Time To Give Back To Roy

There is a fellow who has been around the park a few times and I think his odometer has gone around more than once. He is without doubt one of the best fiddle players east of the Mississippi, and probably even to the West, too. He... — Updated 5/6/2013


Don't Buy Biomess

In reference to the proposed biomass plant, this is the time to object strenuously to this plan. This is not a good addition to our wonderful, beautiful county. Some organization, perhaps the People For Clean Mountains, should... — Updated 5/6/2013


Great Evening

Great bluegrass, the good news of the Gospel, Southern humor and more! Three cheers to Flat Rock Playhouse! Their wonderful production of “Cotton Patch Gospel” is a lively musical retelling of the gospel story with the setting... — Updated 5/6/2013


Trying To Save Homes, Children

I wasn’t born here, but I got here as fast as I could. As a transplant who gazed north from Atlanta toward the mountains for years, longing to be here with all my heart, please let me say with the greatest respect that when I... — Updated 5/6/2013


We Can't Have It Both Ways

I wonder what some folks think about Transylvania County and its future. Many who preach recycling are opposed to the recycling plant without knowing what and how it works. Many who demand that individual rights be honored are... — Updated 5/6/2013


Guice Reappointed To Justice Board - Brevard NC

Department of Public Safety Commissioner W. David Guice who oversees the Division of Adult Correction has been reappointed to the Board of Directors for the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center. Guice rejoins a small,... — Updated 5/6/2013


Education Is Answer To Fear

I don’t understand the need that people seem to have to make outlandish accusations and vilify their opponents just because they disagree with them. Whether it is a biomass plant or an election, there is this disturbing tendency... — Updated 5/6/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

Plant Pause Sought – Brevard NC

After calls from local environmental group People For Clean Mountains for a moratorium on the proposed power plant in Penrose, the county is examining options to halt its progress if commissioners ultimately choose to do so.... — Updated 5/6/2013


Bill Harms Children

Members of the North Carolina General Assembly say they are helping children, but their actions say otherwise. The latest legislation to make it more difficult for some children to succeed educationally, House Bill 935, would cut... — Updated 5/6/2013

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Pre-K Changes On The Radar - Brevard NC

A new bill moving through the N.C. House would tighten the requirements for low-income families to enroll their children in NC Pre-K, a nationally lauded pre-kindergarten program. House Bill 935, sponsored by Rep. Justin Burr, a... — Updated 5/6/2013


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