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Normandy And Tiananmen

Today marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy by Allied Forces that helped lead to the end of World War II in Europe. The invasion did not occur without heavy costs, particularly at Omaha and Utah beaches... — Updated 7/5/2019


City Manager Apologizes For Military Uniform Mix Up-Brevard NC

After facing criticism on social media for wearing a U.S. Air Force coat during the Memorial Day Parade at the White Squirrel Festival on May 25, Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland... — Updated 6/6/2019


Schenck Job Corps' Future Remains Unclear

The U.S. Forest Service will “withdraw” from operating the Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers (CCCs), according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Labor... — Updated 6/6/2019


Juanita Beasley Payne

Juanita Beasley Payne, 95, of Robbinsville, N.C., went home to be with the Lord Tuesday June 4, 2019. A native of Jackson County, she lived in several states and in six different counties of North Carolina. She was the daughter of... — Updated 6/6/2019


Mary Jane Huggins

Mary Jane Huggins, 95, passed away June 3, 2019, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A lifelong resident of Brevard, she was the first child of Leonard and Ada Brown. She took nursing training at hospitals in Greenville, S.C., and A... — Updated 6/6/2019


Beverly Joann Hanzal Martin

Beverly Joann Hanzal Martin died Tuesday, May 27, 2019, at Torre’s home in Brevard. Born Jan. 9, 1936, in Parshall, N.D., she was the daughter of the late John Ambrose Hanzal and Clarice Leona Julson Hanzal. She graduated high... — Updated 6/6/2019


Area Veterans Receive Quilts Of Valor

The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas hosted a ceremony Saturday by Quilts of Valor, an organization whose members produce hand-made patchwork quilts to honor veterans.... — Updated 6/6/2019


Overhaul Fire Districts

Our current fire district taxing policy is both inequitable to our taxpayers and has the potential to present a safety issue. The existing system has fire tax districts that have evolved over the years with little adjustment for ch... — Updated 6/6/2019


Transylvania County School System Honors Retirees

On Monday evening, Transylvania County Schools honored this year’s retirees with awards and dessert. Superintendent Jeff McDaris said some of the retirees have worked their... — Updated 6/6/2019

 By Nona Walker    Education

Connestee Falls Scholarship Winners Named

On Thursday, May 16, Transylvania County Schools held its 36th recognition evening in the Brevard High School Auditorium. Seventeen graduating seniors, two more than last year,... — Updated 6/6/2019


Free Vision Screening Available Saturday At Ingles Parking Lot

The Brevard Lions Club is sponsoring another visit by the Lions Vision Van on Saturday, June 8, in the Ingles parking lot from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 40-foot van from the North... — Updated 6/5/2019


Balsam Grove News

Bingo There will be bingo at the Balsam Grove Community Center on Friday, June 7, starting with food at 6 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. RHS Graduation Rosman High School will host its graduation ceremony... — Updated 6/5/2019


Master Gardener Talk Will Focus On How To Extend The Gardening Season

One of the advantages of living in this part of western North Carolina is that we have long springs and falls. This means that we can often plant earlier than in other areas and so there is an opportunity to plant a second crop... — Updated 6/5/2019


The Journey Inward: Why You Can Have Pain, But No Suffering

Several years ago, my son and I experienced severe turbulence on a flight back from Florida. He was only 10 at the time and as the plane was rocking back and forth, he asked me: “Will the plane crash?” His question is common wh... — Updated 6/5/2019


Legal Notices: June 6, 2019



Fundraiser To Benefit K-9 Unit

ReUnited CrossFit will host a fundraiser workout called “Fight Gone Bad” on June 13. All proceeds from the entry fee of $10 per athlete and business sponsorships will benefit... — Updated 6/5/2019


Clogging Classes To Be Offered At Silvermont

Traditional Mountain Clogging classes will begin on Monday, June 10. Dottie Tinsley will teach a six-session class. The second class will be on Thursday, June 13. The next four classes will be held on Monday, June 17; Thursday,... — Updated 6/5/2019


Little River News

Little River Community Yoga is here in Little River. We meet at the community center on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The cost is $10 per class. Our instructor, Lauren, is fantastic and very caring about everyone’s level and... — Updated 6/5/2019


El Centro Comunitario Hispano-Americano: Celebrating Students, Tutors Of Homework Club

On Monday of this week, the outdoor dining space of El Ranchero Restaurant was the site of the annual celebration of Homework Club. Students, parents, tutors and friends enjoyed... — Updated 6/5/2019


Transylvania Community Arts Council To Host Open Mic Nite For Writers

The Transylvania Community Arts Council will host an open mic night for poets, writers and authors on Monday, June 24, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All types of writers are invited to share their literary works. Each speaker will be... — Updated 6/5/2019


Whitworth Returns To 185 King Street With TONK

185 King Street is excited to have Shannon Whitworth back in the club with TONK at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 7. Since her days as the anchor voice and songwriter of lauded N.C.... — Updated 6/5/2019


Chee-Yun To Kick Off BMC's Summer Festival

Brevard Music Center (BMC) officially kicks off its 2019 season with an opening weekend of captivating performances from Friday, June 21, through Tuesday, June 25. The extensive... — Updated 6/5/2019


Mountain Neighbors Network Suspends Activities

After considerable discussion of the alternatives and associated ramifications at its May 6 meeting, the Mountain Neighbors Network Board of Directors made the decision to suspend operations effective June 1 for at least one year,... — Updated 6/5/2019

 By John Lanier    News

School Board Selects Firms

Monday evening the Transylvania County Board of Education selected Clark Nexsen as the architectural firm and Vannoy Construction as the CMAR (construction manager at risk) to design and complete $68 million worth of renovations... — Updated 6/5/2019


Brevard Resident Dies After Parkway Accident

Brevard resident Diane Banther Rice died Monday in a single-vehicle motor accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway, according to a National Park Service news release. At roughly 4 p.m., Monday, Blue Ridge Parkway dispatchers received a... — Updated 6/5/2019


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