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DuPont Forest Extends Certain Trail Closures Through At Least June 3- Brevard NC

Officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) have determined that the continuing rainfall from Tropical Storm Alberto has left trails susceptible to damage from trail users. Closures for all DSRF single-track trails and... — Updated 6/1/2018


Judge Denies Stroupe's Motion To Move Trial, But Trial Date Will Be Reset

Superior Court Judge Robert Bell has denied the defendant Philip Michael Stroupe II’s motion to move his first-degree murder trial out of Henderson County. Lawyers for Stroupe argued that excessive pre-trial publicity makes it al... — Updated 6/1/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Transylvania Spared The Worst Of Rainfall

Though Transylvania County has gotten drenched in rain, in comparison to adjacent counties it hasn't got hit the hardest. "Overall, since Monday, Brevard has received 3.9 inches of... — Updated 5/31/2018


Ginseng Harvest Permits To Be Determined Again By Lottery

The Nantahala and Pisgah national forests announced Wednesday that this year’s ginseng harvest permits will be determined again by lottery, with an application period from June 4 to July 20. A permit is required to collect wild g... — Updated 5/30/2018

 By Derek McKissock    News

Kelly's Restaurant Returns To Brevard After Long Absence

At Kelly's Family Restaurant there is a special item on the menu. It's called Thelma's Country Breakfast and includes eggs, country ham, grits and red-eye gravy. Brother and... — Updated 5/30/2018

 By John Lanier    News

State Supreme Court Justices Working To Educate The Public

Many North Carolinians are not very knowledgeable about state government, especially the judicial branch. N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice Paul Newby and his peers are working to change that. Newby was in Brevard and other... — Updated 5/30/2018


Legal notices: May 31, 2018



Richard "Dick" Dran

Richard "Dick" Dran, 85, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Pat Dran. They have lived in Pisgah Forest for 16 years.... — Updated 5/30/2018


Lucille Henson Silvers

Lucille Henson Silvers, 97, of Brevard, passed away May 26, 2018, at Givens Estates, where she was a resident for the past eight months. She was the daughter of the late Lloyd and... — Updated 5/30/2018


Jessie Mae Owen Thomas

Jessie Mae Owen Thomas, 70, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018. A lifelong resident of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Rufus and Ida... — Updated 5/30/2018


Sissel Nilsen Holland

Sissel Nilsen Holland passed away peacefully with her children by her side Tuesday morning, May 29, 2018, at the age of 71. She is survived by her former husband, Rusty Holland;... — Updated 5/30/2018


Brevard Academy Releases Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Brevard Academy Honor Roll for the fourth quarter of 2017-18 school year. 2nd Grade A Honor Roll Bryson Basting, Emaline Brown, Evie Brown, Libby Gaston, Alenna Nitcher, Victoria Ramsey,... — Updated 5/30/2018


Brevard High FFA Club Honors Winners, Officers

It has been a busy year for the Brevard FFA Chapter. On Thursday, May 24, the chapter held its annual end of year banquet. Not only did members celebrate the chapter's 90th annivers... — Updated 5/30/2018


VFW Auxiliary Awards Patriotic Art Winners

The VFW Auxiliary has a Young American Creative Patriotic Art Program that awards a scholarship on national level in the amount of $10,000. Each year high school students are asked... — Updated 5/30/2018


County 4-H'ers Qualify For State 4-H Horse Show

Two members of Transylvania County's Creekside Riders 4-H Club competed in the West District 4-H Horse Show at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center on May 6. Both Abigail... — Updated 5/30/2018


DAR's First Ladies Entertain Students

A talented troupe of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution recently entertained and educated Transylvania County fourth graders with a historically a... — Updated 5/30/2018


How Can One Have Pride In This President?

This letter is in response to recent letters in support of President Trump: How can people take pride in a president who: •Has had over 3,000 lies, misstatements and untruths during his first 466 days in office? •Has never serv... — Updated 5/30/2018


Government: Good And Bad

In the past few weeks, the actions of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the state General Assembly have revealed two decidedly different ways in which government officials treat transparency and the concep... — Updated 5/30/2018


Adult Summer Reading Program At Transylvania County Library

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... — Updated 5/30/2018


Brandi Carlile To Play The Peace Center Sept. 25

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile will play the Peace Center on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. Carlile's current tour celebrates her acclaimed new album, "By The... — Updated 5/30/2018


Summer Singalong At McGaha Chapel June 2

The Annual Summer Singalong at the historic McGaha Chapel will be Saturday, June 2, at 2:30 p.m. Sing the old songs your great-grandparents sang at this cheerful, relaxed gathering. Forty-five minutes of songs about travel, work,... — Updated 5/30/2018


Ryanhood To Play At Library Summer Outdoor Concert Series

The duo Ryanhood is on tour promoting their latest album "Yearbook" and will perform at the amphitheater at the Transylvania County Library on Friday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. This is... — Updated 5/30/2018


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