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Fletcher Flyer Swoops Into Brevard Sunday-Brevard NC

Nearly 1,000 cyclists are expected Sunday to take part in the 12th annual Fletcher Flyer, which beings and ends in Brevard. Specifically, the riders will start (at 8 a.m.) and... — Updated 6/5/2015


Blue Ridge Parkway To Feature On New Quarter-Brevard NC

After an intensive review and design process by state and federal officials, an iconic scene from the Blue Ridge Parkway was selected to be represented on the 28th coin released in the United States Mint America the Beautiful... — Updated 6/5/2015


New Addition To Multi-Use Path To Be Unveiled-Brevard NC

Brevard's new Cherry Street Greenway Extension, the newest addition to the city's bike and hike path, will be unveiled at a dedication at 4 p.m., Thursday, June 11. The event will be held at the trailhead next to Oscar Blues... — Updated 6/4/2015


Duck Race To Benefit TC Arts Council's Kreative Kids

The Transylvania Community Arts Council's summer fundraiser is the July 4 Duck Race for Kreative Kids. Ducks launch at 6 p.m. at Brevard College near the gymnasium on Kings Creek.... — Updated 6/4/2015


Legal Notices For June 4, 2015

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 15-E-95 NOTICE TO CREDITORS I have qualified as Executor of the Estate of J. (James) Ogden Owens, Deceased, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All persons,... — Updated 6/4/2015 Full story

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Court Repairs Going Ahead - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Courthouse will soon receive much needed structural repairs after county commissioners approved a repair budget totaling $49,500 at last week's regular... — Updated 6/3/2015


Couple Challenges Givers – Brevard NC

Kathy and Tom Stocklen of Brevard are challenging Transylvanians to send a donation to the Sharing House pantry where they volunteer during winter and spring months. If their names are familiar it’s because she taught French at... — Updated 6/3/2015


Ethel Townsend Rahn

Ethel Townsend Rahn, 78, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late William Howard and Mildred Lillian Barton... — Updated 6/3/2015


Farmers' Market Hosts Health Fair This Saturday – Brevard NC

Thanks to market sponsor Healthy Harvest Natural Foods, free health screenings, free mini-massages, a free exercise class, cooking demonstration, produce sampling, live music, and... — Updated 6/3/2015


Knights To Host Blood Drive Monday – Brevard NC

The next Knights of Columbus blood drive is Monday, June 8, from noon to 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Giving blood takes less than an hour and is a way of giving life to those in need. Calls will... — Updated 6/3/2015


White Squirrel Car Wash Hires New Management – Brevard NC

Craig Melby has announced the hiring of local resident Mary Connelly as new manager for the White Squirrel Car Wash. "I couldn't be happier that we have found the perfect person to keep things tuned up and running perfectly all... — Updated 6/3/2015


Rackley To Attend JrNYLC Conference – Brevard NC

Brevard Academy student Evie Rackley will take part in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. Middle school students from across the United States will take part in a leadership development experience, the... — Updated 6/3/2015


Connestee Scholarships Awarded – Connestee Falls NC

On May 21, eight Transylvania County students were named winners of academic scholarships from the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship program. The scholarships, totaling $17,000, w... — Updated 6/3/2015

 By John Lanier    News

Former Ambassador Talks Diplomacy - Brevard NC

Few, if any people, know more about foreign affairs and diplomacy in the Middle East and Africa than Laurence Pope, who was called out of retirement to run the U.S. Embassy in Bengh... — Updated 6/3/2015


Trial Date Set For Howard's Rock Case - Brevard NC

The case involving the vandalism of Howard’s Rock at Clemson University’s Frank Howard Field is moving forward, with a trial date now set for July 20, according to The Associated Press. Local resident Micah Rogers, 20, is accus... — Updated 6/3/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Budget Work Nearing The End - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners completed their budget workshops Monday night after approving motions regarding four budget items. Monday’s workshop came one week after County Manager Jaime Laughter presented commissioners... — Updated 6/3/2015


News of Organizations

Beekeeping Club The Transylvania Beekeeping Club will hold its monthly meeting Monday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at the Community Service Center in Brevard. This will be a general meeting with questions and answers. Bring any bee-related... — Updated 6/3/2015


Joseph Stanley Wise

Joseph Stan-ley Wise, 56, of Hendersonville, who has won his battle with cancer and is now sitting at the feet of Jesus, passed May 27, 2015 at The Elizabeth House. His mother, sister and special brother-in-law, Sammy, were by his... — Updated 6/3/2015


Waldron Baird Rogers

Waldron Baird Rogers, of Brevard, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015. He was born in Weaverville, N.C. in 1935 to the late Vernon Peter and Estoy Baird Rogers. In addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by his sisters... — Updated 6/3/2015


Gertrude Venable Johnson Mckee

Gertrude Venable Johnson McKee, 92, of Brevard, passed away peacefully at her home May 29, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 31, 1923 in Charleston, W.Va. She earned... — Updated 6/3/2015


Joseph Letterman

Joseph Letterman, 92, of Candler, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late A.C. and Pansy Fox Letterman. He served his country in... — Updated 6/3/2015


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard Friends Brevard Friends will gather for Meeting for Worship at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 7, in the activities room of College Walk Retirement Community. After the rise of worship, those present stand in a circle, hands clasped,... — Updated 6/3/2015



Nepotism is the practice of those in power of favoring friends or relatives, especially when it comes to handing out jobs. Nepotism in the State of North Carolina is defined as (State Human Resources Manual, sec. 2, page 35,... — Updated 6/3/2015


The Rich And Christians

The Haven of Transylvania County was built without any government money. The Haven has provided not only physical shelter, but career and social services guidance to “125 of the county’s homeless population” according to Sibl... — Updated 6/3/2015


Tanning Beds

The decision by the General Assembly to ban anyone under 18 from using a tanning bed was the right call. Long term it should decrease the number of people who have skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, individuals... — Updated 6/3/2015


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