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An Advocate For Public Education?

Whenever people are elected to leadership positions, it is part of their job to advocate for their departments and employees so they, in turn, can provide better services to their constituents. For example, Transylvania County... — Updated 7/5/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Award Helping 'Cucumber' Get Made

A 2019 film award granted to Tammy Hopkins, executive director of the Transylvania County Arts Council, provides fertile soil to grow an old script - "Cucumber" – into a locally... — Updated 5/16/2019

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Seniors Report Released

It’s probably not news to most county residents that more than a quarter of Transylvania’s population of roughly 34,000 are over 65 years old, with the percentage expected to increase to 31 percent by 2035. But it may not be... — Updated 5/16/2019


Legal Notices: May 16, 2019



Fast-Growing Vegetables For The Impatient Gardener

Stepping outdoors and picking a freshly grown vegetable is a joy for many homeowners who like to garden. Growing vegetables at home offers many benefits. In addition to providing a... — Updated 5/15/2019


BRCC Students Prepare To Become EMTs

Training is underway at the Blue Ridge Transylvania campus through the Continuing Education program to prepare students to work in the emergency medical field. The 200 hour EMT... — Updated 5/15/2019


Transylvanians In College: Nariah Shanice Conley

Nariah Shanice Conley, of Arden, graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, May 11, 2019. She attended T.C. Roberson High School in Arden and is a 2015 gradua... — Updated 5/15/2019


How Memorial Day And Veterans Day Are Different

Memorial Day and Veterans Day each honor the military, though the two holidays are not the same. Memorial Day, which is celebrated annually on the last Monday in May, honors the... — Updated 5/15/2019


Local Student Batson Receives AAUW Scholarship

Carli Batson, of Lake Toxaway, attended Rosman High School and is now a senior at Brevard College. Batson graduated this spring with a degree in health sciences. Batson plans on... — Updated 5/15/2019


Surprising Facts About Fleas And Ticks

Fleas and ticks rely on blood for food. They are the vampires of the pet realm, silently stalking companion animals wherever they go. Once fleas and ticks find a victim, they are bound to stay around for a while, enjoying the free... — Updated 5/15/2019


Blue Ridge Ringers To Perform May 19

The Blue Ridge Ringers, an auditioned handbell choir, are presenting their annual Spring Concert.  They will be performing Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. in Brevard at the Brevard First Baptist Church, located at 94 S. Gaston St. in... — Updated 5/15/2019


Choral Society Concert Starts At 4

“With a Voice of Singing,” the Transylvania Choral Society Spring Concert will be presented on Sunday, May 19, at the Paul Porter Center on the Brevard College campus. The start time for the concert has been moved to 4 p.m. The... — Updated 5/15/2019


The Big Band Theory To Play At 185 King St.

The Big Band Theory featuring Patrick Smith and Noel Felty are bringing their many years from the jam circuit to 185 King St. on Friday, May 17, at 8 p.m. They will be joined by Mark McDaniel and Howie Johnson. Smith’s music is... — Updated 5/15/2019


Library Bag Lunch Series To Offer 'What's Old Is New'

The 2019 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in May with “What’s Old is New,” a series of plays presented by members of Lookinglass Playhouse. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, May 21, in the library’s Rogow Room and is... — Updated 5/15/2019


HCT To Stage Comedic 'August: Osage County'

Hendersonville Com-munity Theatre continues its critically-acclaimed 53rd season with Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, “August: Osage County.... — Updated 5/15/2019


Thurston To Perform At Farmers' Market

This Saturday, May 18, will be a morning filled with lots of vendors offering great local produce and products, fun activities for the kids, a celebration of Beef and Dairy Month plus original live music as Laura Thurston plays at... — Updated 5/15/2019


Locals Volunteer To Help Refugees

On Monday, May 20, at 5:30 at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, Ellen Dozier and Judy Nebrig will report to the community about their two weeks of volunteering at a shelter for refugee families in El... — Updated 5/15/2019


Dunn's Rock News

Monday was an almost perfect day in Dunn’s Rock. Cool, comfortable temperatures, deep blue skies and the bright greening of trees – which bring with it the joy of pollen. As I... — Updated 5/15/2019


Free Workshops Offered At Pisgah Center In June

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education (PCWE) is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout... — Updated 5/15/2019


Brevard Ballet To Present Spring Recital June 1

Brevard Ballet students have been polishing their technique and are ready to show how they've blossomed this year during their spring recital. "Flower Festival and Other Works"... — Updated 5/15/2019


Biden And China

The latest addition to the list of Democratic presidential candidates recently made an amazing statement that once again proves how out of touch he is. He believes that China is no competition for the United States. He must have... — Updated 5/15/2019

 By Staff Reports    News

Rosman Chooses Essenberg To Lead Team This Fall

Rosman High School has chosen Dan Essenberg to become the interim head football coach through the 2019-20 football season. He will be recommended for appointment to the Board of Education during its May 20 meeting. Essenberg... — Updated 5/15/2019


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