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Arrest Made In Death Of Child

Keyshawn Trekell Smith, 21, was arrested on Monday and charged with felony child abuse and first-degree murder in connection with the death of 4-year-old Keegan Gage Bland. Bland, who was reported to...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 24, 2018

Manager's Budget Calls For More Education Spending

County Manager Jaime Laughter presented a $51.2 million general fund budget Monday that proposed no property tax increase and operations funding that exceeded what school officials wanted. Laughter presented her proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal ye...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 24, 2018

'Top Secret' Car To Be Revealed

Students at Brevard middle and high schools have been building traditional and state-of-the-art box cars to enter into the Squirrel Box Derby Race during this weekend's White Squirrel Festival....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 24, 2018

City Tax Increase On The Table

Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland’s proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal year calls for a 1.5 cents property tax increase to help, among other things, pay for a new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center. Fatland presented his $22.2 million budget Monday...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 24, 2018

School System Gets Recognition

Monday evening members of the Transylvania County Board of Education were informed of several exemplary services and programs in the local school system. Alan Justice, director of athletics, safe schools and transportation, reported that...

 

BRCC Announces New Campaign

At its annual donor appreciation breakfast Wednesday, Dr. Laura B. Leatherwood, president of Blue Ridge Community College, along with Trustee member John McCormick, announced a new annual campaign to raise $2 million by June 30, 2019, with an...

 

Duck Race to Benefit TC Arts Council's Youth Programs

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has announced that ducks are now available for sponsorship in the July 4 Duck Race. The race will be held at Brevard College near the gymnasium on Kings Creek....

 

Dillsboro Presents The Front Street Arts & Crafts Show

On June 16, the town of Dillsboro will glow with homespun talent, for Front Street will be filled with fine arts and crafts from local artisans. The vendors on Front Street will feature pottery,...

 

Local Food, Live Music Saturday At Market

The public is invited to come by the Transylvania Farmers' Market to kick off the White Squirrel Festival on Saturday, May 26. From 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. there will be live music, activities for kids...

 

May 30 at Brevard Lumberyard Pisgah Pickers To Peform At JAM Jam 2018

On Wednesday, May 30, from 6-10 p.m. at the Brevard Lumberyard, the fourth annual JAM Jam will raise most of the year's budget for the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) Program at the Boys &...

 

Library's Adult Summer Reading Program Will Begin On June 1

Adult Summer Reading is a unique opportunity to rocket into books for pleasure, to seek out new knowledge and to explore new worlds. The library universe may lead the way to extraordinary and stellar experiences and might unleash a meteor shower of...

 

Jones Speaks At Democratic Women's Club Luncheon

"Defending Demo-cracy in North Carolina" was the resounding message and rallying cry at the Transylvania County Democratic Women's Club's May Luncheon this past Monday in the Rogow Room at the...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 24, 2018

Will Byrd To Tee It Up For Mars Hill Golf Team -Brevard NC

For Brevard High School senior Will Byrd, golf has been his passion over the past four years. Now, that passion will continue, only at the collegiate level, as Byrd commited to the Mars Hill men's...

 

Grimm Receives Eagle Scout Award

Douglas Grimm, a member of BSA Troop 703 of Brevard, was awarded the Eagle Scout award on Sunday, May 6, at St. Philip's Episcopal Church. Grimm is a senior at Brevard High School from which he'll...

 

Reid, Crain Engagement Announced

Marty and Sarah Reid, of Cedar Mountain, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Blakely Lauren Reid, to Jerod Emmanuel Crain, son of Janet Crain and the late Doug Crain, of Rosman....

 

Master Gardener: To Prune Or Not To Prune, That Is The Question

By Jane M. Wheeless Master Gardener It is hard to miss the spectacular spring blooms appearing all over the county, as well as the large piles of branches and twigs at curbsides waiting to be picked up by the collection crew in Brevard. What these...

 

Pisgah Wildlife Center Announces Free June Workshops -Brevard NC

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of May. Online registration is required for the workshops, which...

 

First Baptist To Celebrate 50 Years Of W.E.E. School

Through the vision and planning of Barbara Smart-Smith and the assistance of other church leaders, the First Baptist Church Weekday Early Education Program opened its doors in the fall of 1968. The fi...

 

Margaret Westervelt (Peg) Hall

Margaret Westervelt (Peg) Hall, 68, died peacefully in her Cedar Mountain home Tuesday, May 15, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018, at UUTC. Her wish was that anyone wanting to honor her memory would make a...

 

Katrina Ann Miller (Ahlstrom)

Katrina Ann Miller (Ahlstrom), born Oct. 24, 1929, in Weymouth, Mass., died May 20, 2018, in Atlanta, Ga. She grew up in Aroostook County, Maine, went to school in Quebec, Canada, and attended Davidson College in Davidson, N.C. She married in New...

 

Elizabeth "Betty" Raulerson

Elizabeth “Betty” Rauler-son, 95, of Hendersonville, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018. A native of Wauchula, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Albert Werner and Eula Mae Ricketts Fitzgerald. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded...

 

Aubrey Odell Rowe "Granddaddy"

Aubrey Odell Rowe, "Granddaddy," 91, was called home Thursday, May 17, 2018, surrounded by his daughters at Charles W. George VA Medical Center in Asheville. He was born Jan. 9, 1927, in Alabama to...

 

Louise Ann Rogers

Louise Ann Rogers, 59, formerly of Brevard, passed away Mother's Day, May 13, 2018, at the VA hospital in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., due to unexpected health complications. She is survived by her husband,...

 

Ada Lee Carland Smith

Ada Lee Carland Smith, 99, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018, at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was born in Buncombe County to the late Henson and Ellen Byers Carland. She was also preced...

 

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