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Articles from the May 7, 2018 edition

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Patricia (Pat) Galbraith Austin

A memorial service for Patricia (Pat) Galbraith Austin, 90, native Brevard musician and photographer who went to eternal rest April 12, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at St, Philip’s Episcopal Church, 256 E. Main... — Updated 5/9/2018


Brevard Ballet Students Raise Funds To Attend Master Class

Just as soon as they put away their costumes from a June 3 recital, 13 Brevard Ballet students will travel to New York City for a ballet examination and master class with the... — Updated 5/7/2018


Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference Set

The Transylvania County Library Foundation and Brevard College are once again serving as co-hosts for the Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference, May 17-20. The conference takes... — Updated 5/7/2018


Get Caffeinated At Pisgah Coffee Roasters

Pisgah Coffee Roasters, a family owned business, has just opened a new coffee shop and drive through at 6283 Asheville Highway in Pisgah Forest. The metal building includes a coffee... — Updated 5/7/2018


Kennedy R. Nissen

Kennedy R. Nissen, 87, of Appleton, Wis., passed away unexpectedly April 28, 2018. The eldest son of Raymond L. and Sarah Norma Nissen (nee Cody), he was born Nov. 4, 1930, in... — Updated 5/7/2018


Ellen Evette Ayers Goulet

Ellen Evette Ayers Goulet, 58, of Sapphire, went home to be with her Lord and Savior May 6, 2018, surrounded by her large and loving family. Born Feb. 27, 1960, she was a... — Updated 5/7/2018


Fisher Realty Welcomes Dearbaugh To The Firm

Adam Dearbaugh has joined the sales team at Fisher Realty. A native of Chicago, Dearbaugh relocated to Scottsdale, Ariz., where he studied business management at the University of... — Updated 5/7/2018


Whitfield-Cargile Certified As Candidate

Davis Whitfield-Cargile has been certified by the Board of Elections to appear on the ballot in November as a candidate for county commissioner. As an unaffiliated candidate, North... — Updated 5/7/2018


Legal Notices for April 7, 2018


 By Park Baker    News

Different Perspectives Get Heard During Guns Discussion

Recently, roughly 130 community members gathered for a discussion about gun control, mental health and legal loopholes present in both the federal government and state laws concerning access to firearms. The discussion was put... — Updated 5/7/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Ex-Tax Chief Gets Prison Term

Annette Raines, the county’s former tax administrator, was sentenced in court to five and 15 months in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to embezzling up to $93,000 from the Transylvania County Rescue Squad between 2009 to... — Updated 5/7/2018


Primary Election Set For Tuesday

Early voting for the Tuesday primary ended this past Saturday, with a total of 1,519 votes being cast. This included 921 in the Republican primary and 598 in the Democratic primary. On Tuesday, the polls will be open from 6:30... — Updated 5/7/2018


Brevard College Graduates Start New Path

This past Saturday, 106 students walked across the stage to receive their certificates of degree in Brevard College's 165th commencement ceremony. And while graduations can be fun... — Updated 5/7/2018


Pickleball Competition Marks Conclusion To Senior Games

The competition portion of the 2018 Senior Games came to an end last week, as competitors descended on the Transylvania County Recreation Department for a day of pickleball last... — Updated 5/7/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Blue Devil Boys' Tennis Team Breezes Into Second Round

Despite going up against an undefeated opponent in last Wednesday's first round playoff match, the Brevard Blue Devils continued their dominant run this season, dispatching the... — Updated 5/7/2018

 By Cindy Bland    Education

Helping Children Through Traumatic Experiences

Young children who experience traumatic events in their lives may have long lasting cognitive, emotional, behavioral and health issues as a result. The Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition’s Through Their Eyes program states,... — Updated 5/7/2018

 By Park Baker    Education

Brevard Elementary Enjoys Color Run Fun!

The Brevard Elementary School Color Run took place Friday afternoon during the Health Fair. Students and parents endured laps around the school track while being doused with... — Updated 5/7/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Lady Tigers Fall To Swain, Brevard Loses At Pisgah In Regular Season Finales

The Brevard Blue Devils and Rosman Lady Tigers hit the road for their regular season finales last week, but unfortunately neither side was able to return home with a victory. Rosman lost, 8-4, to Swain County, while Brevard lost,... — Updated 5/7/2018


Tigers' Relay Team Takes First In SMC

The Rosman Tiger track team came away with some fine performances at last week’s Smoky Mountain Conference championship track meet. Highlighting the results was the boys’ 4x800 meter relay team – Jonathan Ray, Joshua Voris, C... — Updated 5/7/2018


Children's Story Focuses On Blue Ghost Fireflies

Once upon a time in May on a dark night without a moon, two young children were lost in the state forest and they ran across strange glowing blue lights low to the ground. What did... — Updated 5/7/2018

 By Tristan Cowie    Outdoors

Don't Take These Amazing Woods And Mountains For Granted

I'm relaxing on the beach, slipping off to sleep while listening to the sound of waves crashing against the shore. Traveling is a great way to spend time and explore. But for me, th... — Updated 5/7/2018


New At The Library: Things Are Better Than Most People Think

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Frumkin, Rebekah. “The Comedown.” Reggie, a street savvy drug dealer doesn’t particularly like Leland. Leland, however, worships Reggie, who provid... — Updated 5/7/2018

 By Park Baker    Outdoors

Weed Patch Mountain Trail Opens For Hikers, Bikers, Climbers

The new Weed Patch Mountain Trail invites people into a stunning backcountry wilderness-traversing a 1,327-acre tract that was recently added to the Town of Lake Lure's Buffalo... — Updated 5/7/2018


Juanita Mildred "Nita" Wentz Barton

Juanita Mildred “Nita” Wentz Barton, 74, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018, at the home of her daughter in Pisgah Forest. She is preceded in death by her father, Lloyd Oren Wentz; mother, Mildred Rachel Wilcox Wentz; husband,... — Updated 5/7/2018


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