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Picturing The Past: Bus Service Connected Nearby Cities - Brevard, NC

In May 1921 it was announced that Red Bus Line would operate bet-ween Brevard, Henderson-ville and Asheville. They offered four trips daily, making it possible for businessmen to... — Updated 8/24/2018


Florence Thompson Jeffers

Florence Thomson Jeffers, 86, of Brevard, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Modest Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband,... — Updated 6/7/2017


Historical Society Resumes Speaker Series Sunday, June 11

The Transylvania County Historical Society once again offers its Sunday Speaker Series at the Allison-Deaver barn during the summer months. On Sunday, June 11, at 2 p.m. "The 18th C... — Updated 6/5/2017


News of Organizations

Brevard Chapter HLAA The Brevard Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, June 10, at 1 p.m. in the Carlson Conference Room of the Transylvania Regional Hospital in... — Updated 6/5/2017


Betty Gwynn Boyd

Betty Gwynn Boyd, 85, of Winter Park, Fla., formerly of Black Mountain and Brevard, died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, May 27, 2017. Born March 21, 1932, she grew up in... — Updated 6/5/2017

 By Gary Peeples    Outdoors

The Rare & Endangered Bog Turtle - Brevard, NC

At first blush, it didn't seem like prime wildlife habitat. It was a cow pasture, with cows, and it was ringed by a barbed wire fence, with nary a deer track in site. But it was... — Updated 6/5/2017


Belting Out The Blues - Brevard, NC

National, regional and local bands performed Friday and Saturday at the 4th annual Brevard Blues & BBQ Festival held at the Brevard Music Center. The festival was held at... — Updated 6/5/2017


Transylvanians In College

North Carolina State University Mark Andrew Turner of Matthews, N.C. (formerly of Brevard), graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina State University with a bachelor of... — Updated 6/5/2017


Everyday Education: Passing The Torch: Advice To New Educators From Transylvania's Teachers Of The Year

Teaching is not a good career choice. What do you think? At the end of the semester in May, a Brevard College freshman walked into my office and said, "I think I want to be a... — Updated 6/5/2017


Bonnie Rivera

Bonnie Rivera, of Concord, N.C., completed her final challenge May 10, 2017. She fought a heroic 16-year battle with cancer. Giving into despair was never an attribute she... — Updated 6/5/2017


Joyce Marie Murphy Reese

Joyce Marie Murphy Reese, 57, passed away May 7, 2017. Her husband James Steven Reese, 62, passed away just 10 days prior on April 27, 2017. As they were together in life, they also were in death, to be reunited in Heaven. Both... — Updated 6/5/2017


Thomas Earl "Tommy" Payne Jr.

Thomas Earl “Tommy” Payne Jr., of Easley, S.C., formerly of Brevard, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017. A native of Transyl-vania County, he was the son of the late Thomas Earl Payne Sr. and the late Lillie Gravley Payne Blackwe... — Updated 6/5/2017


Summer Reading Program For Youth Begins June 9 - Brevard, NC

Beginning June 9, children and teens ages birth to 18 can rise to the reading challenge with this year’s summer reading incentive program “Build a Better World” at the Transylvania County Library. A key goal of the Summer Rea... — Updated 6/5/2017


Library's Summer Concerts Begin - Brevard, NC

The Friends of the Library are once again supporting the popular Summer Concert Series at the Transylvania County Library. The concerts will celebrate the music of local and regional artists. Concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m.... — Updated 6/5/2017


New At The Library: Gardener's Guide To A Full Pantry All Year

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Chancellor, Bryn. “Sycamore.” While hiking in Sycamore, Ariz., a newcomer to town finds a human skeleton in a desert canyon. The fear in the... — Updated 6/5/2017


Ride Draws Hundreds: WNC Flyer Riders Pedal Throughout Valley - Brevard, NC

The WNC Flyer, formally known as The Fletcher Flyer, was held Sunday. The ride, which offered four courses running through the French Broad River Valley from Rosman to Mills River,... — Updated 6/5/2017


Picone To Discuss 'Food Is Our Medicine' - Brevard, NC

On Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Connestee Falls will host Dr. Joseph V. Picone of Foothills Wellness Center. Picone’s topic will be “Food is our Medicine.” Food gives our bodies the information and materials... — Updated 6/5/2017


Local Boy Scouts Place American Flags On Veterans' Gravesites

Boy Scouts of America Troop 703 placed 86 American flags at the graves of veterans buried at Davidson River Cemetery on May 20, Armed Forces Day. The day is set aside to honor... — Updated 6/5/2017


Renner To Discuss Revolutions In The World Of Organic Gardening - Brevard, nC

So often gardeners start out with the wonderful goal of growing everything, especially vegetables, organically. It seems like a win-win situation. Fresh vegetables and fruits from your own garden with no harmful pesticides... — Updated 6/5/2017


Cradle To Host Woodsy Owl's Curiosity Club

The Cradle of Forestry in America today announced that it will hold a nature and educational series titled “Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club” every Thursday this summer, beginning June 15 and ending August 10. Programs are held... — Updated 6/5/2017

 By Tristan Cowie    Outdoors

Gearing Up For Race Season - Brevard, NC

Springtime can be a tricky beast. Sometimes it can be warm and nice, with a cool breeze stirring the bright green leaves on nearby trees. Sometimes it can be cool and wet with... — Updated 6/5/2017


Mulally Wins U.S. Open

Brevard mountain biker Neko Mulally won the U.S. Open downhill race last weekend in New Jersey. Athletes raced the clock from the top of the mountain, and the event brought in... — Updated 6/5/2017


The Pantry Is Packed!

A host of volunteers from area churches, civic groups, Pisgah Forest Rotary Club and Sharing House collected and processed donations of food and cash from Transylvania shoppers on... — Updated 6/5/2017


Talmadges Celebrate 69 Years of Marriage

Stephen A. and Maisie Talmadge, of Pisgah Forest, will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary Tuesday, June 6, 2017. They were married June 6, 1948, in Clayton, Ga. They have two... — Updated 6/5/2017


Chapman, Hibbs Exchange Vows

Natalie S. Chapman, of Fletcher and Thomas Joseph Hibbs, also of Fletcher, were united in marriage May 29, 2016, at 5 p.m. at the Mountain Lodge and Conference Center, in Flat... — Updated 6/5/2017


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