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Articles from the May 30, 2019 edition

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Leading Our Library

  When Anna Yount became the director of the Transylvania County Library 25 years ago, the library had an exceptional staff and good programs. But the library, which was housed in what is now the County Administration Building,... — Updated 7/5/2019


Curtis Ward

Curtis Ward, 75, of Brevard, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at his residence. A native of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Richard and Annie Belle Cox Ward. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by... — Updated 5/30/2019

 By Matt McGregor    Features

Tucker Comforts The Bereaved

In that aching place where loss knocks the lives of the bereaved out of the orbit of day-to-day life, Tucker, an 11-month-old grief dog, is there to meet those mourning with a good-natured smile and a calming presence. "When he com... — Updated 5/30/2019


Thelma Elizabeth Hester Dove Kay

Thelma Elizabeth Hester Dove Kay, 92, of Bladenboro, N.C. passed away on Mond­­­­­­ay, May 27, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Adron and Mary Hester;... — Updated 5/29/2019


Roy Leon Compton

Roy Leon Compton, 90, of Fort Wayne, Ind., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 in Brevard. A Memorial Service for Roy Leon Compton will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in the chapel of Moore-Blanchard Funerals &... — Updated 5/29/2019

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Daves Leads Pack Of Rosman All-Conference Picks

From a freshman to a senior, the Rosman Lady Tigers racked up several selections for this year’s Smoky Mountain All-Conference softball team. Leading the way was freshman... — Updated 5/29/2019


Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us this Sunday, June 2, for worship. The Rev. Keith Thompson will preach on Matthew 9:18-26, “A Miraculous Interruption.” The Lord’s Supper will be served at both morning worship... — Updated 5/29/2019

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Lady Blue Devil Standouts Earn Mountain Six Honors

A group of three juniors and one sophomore that led the Brevard Lady Blue Devil softball team on the field during the season are now being recognized as among the best in the... — Updated 5/29/2019


Cathey's Creek News

In The Bible Mission In the Bible Mission meets every Sunday morning at the Cathey’s Creek Community Center, with Sunday school/Bible study beginning at 10 a.m. and preaching service begins at 11 a.m. This past Sunday, Pastor... — Updated 5/29/2019


BMS Students Learn The 'Reality Of Money'

Brevard Middle School students spent a day earlier this month learning about financial realities during the “Reality of Money” event organized by State Employees’ Credit... — Updated 5/29/2019


News of Organizations

Brevard Hearing Loss Dr. Beth Fountain will present the next program for the Brevard Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America on the topic of safety for hearing aid and cochlear implant users. Fountain has lived in the... — Updated 5/29/2019


Benefit On The VFW Post 4309 Lawn Set For June 1, Saturday

VFW Post 4309 on Nicholson Creek Road in Brevard is holding its annual “Thankin’ Our Vets” benefit on Saturday, June 1, from 2 until 8 p.m. It is a free entry event with music by URU, Keturah, the Blown Glass Band, Nuthin... — Updated 5/29/2019


CDC' Issues Tips For A Safe And Healthy Summer

Whether you are planning an overseas vacation, getting ready for a staycation, or will be working outdoors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest health tips,... — Updated 5/29/2019


Nature Photographer Bill Lea To Dispel Myths About Black Bears

What is it about the black bear that we humans find so fascinating? Is it their size? Their strength? Or could it be our fear? Nature photographer and black bear advocate Bill Lea... — Updated 5/29/2019


Rosenwald News

Pass by the Tannery Skate Park site at 200 Silversteen Road and you will see that work continues. It is diligent and consistent, with a dedicated group committed to completing the t... — Updated 5/29/2019


Summer Sing-Along To Be Held At McGaha Chapel

Nothing could be finer than an old-time summer sing-along at the McGaha Chapel. Join the Transylvania County Historical Society on Saturday, June 1, at 2:30 p.m. to sing the songs of long ago, including “Carolina in the... — Updated 5/29/2019


Library To Host Concerts Every Friday In June

The Friends of the Library have announced their continuing support of the popular Summer Concert Series at the Transylvania County Library. The amphitheater at the library provides an idyllic setting for local and regional artists... — Updated 5/29/2019


Brevard Music Center Sets Stage For Summer

Symphony, chamber and opera masterpieces by Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Chopin and others will take center stage at the Brevard Music Center (BMC) 2019 Festival, while... — Updated 5/29/2019

 By Carol Moore    Features

UU Members Visit Another Transylvania

In May, 10 members of the Unitarian Universalists of Transylvania County (UUTC) traveled to the beautiful Transylvania region of Romania to connect with other Unitarians and the... — Updated 5/29/2019


Leave Dogs At Home

This letter is to all of the festival and dog lovers of our community, If you love your dogs, and I know you do, please leave them at home when you come to our festivals in 90 degree weather. It is way too hot on that pavement for... — Updated 5/29/2019



Not the good kiss, just the Keep It Simple Stupid – KISS. I’ve just read three letters to the editor regarding pro-abortion. I’m tired of hearing about termination of pregnancy, etc. Now we should all call this termination... — Updated 5/29/2019


County's Jobless Rate Falls To 3.5 Percent In Latest State Release

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in April was 3.5 percent, down from 4.2 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account... — Updated 5/29/2019

 By Derek McKissock    News

Fire Dept. Funding An Issue For Most Counties

Last year, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved subsidizing the cost of fire services in the North Transylvania district with a $102,000 grant from the general fund budget. Prior to that decision, after reviewing... — Updated 5/29/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

City To Collect Its Own Taxes

After nearly 70 years of the county collecting property tax revenues within Brevard, the city plans to take over the responsibility. During its recent meeting, the Brevard City Council approved a recommendation from the city’s... — Updated 5/29/2019


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