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Brevard City Council Approves Budget; Utility Bills To Increase

Brevard City Council Monday approved its budget for the 2014/2015 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The budget includes no property tax increase, but water and sewer customers will... — Updated 6/17/2014


Hunger Games™ Fan Tours Hosts Summer Adventures – Brevard NC

Looking for a unique summer family getaway or girls' weekend? Join movie and book fans from around the globe for this ultimate immersive experience as featured on NBC, ABC, Today... — Updated 6/17/2014


Trio Of Blue Devils Named All-Conference – Brevard NC

Three members of the Blue Devil varsity baseball team earned all-conference honors for their performances in 2014. Alec Dubreuil, Nick Mehalic and Johnny Stamey were named to the... — Updated 6/16/2014


Julia Crain Serves As Page In Raleigh For State House – Rosman NC

Julia Crain, a student at Rosman High School, recently served as a page for the N.C. House of Representatives. She is the daughter of Janet Crain of Brevard and was sponsored by... — Updated 6/16/2014


BRCC Announces Dean's List – Brevard NC

The following Transylvania County students listed were named to the Dean’s List at Blue Ridge Community College for Spring Semester 2014. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must be full-time students with a minimum... — Updated 6/16/2014


BMS 6th Grader Ramirez Wins 'Action' Writing Award – Brevard NC

Brevard Middle School 6th grader Armando Ramirez won a writing contest sponsored by Scholastic, Inc. "Action" magazine, published by Scholastic, invited students to share their... — Updated 6/16/2014


TCH Basketball Fundraiser – Rosman NC

T.C. Henderson Elementary ended the year with a Jump Rope for Heart basketball game to celebrate a successful service project for the American Heart Association. Every student that... — Updated 6/16/2014


Izzard's Artwork Included In State Exhibition – Brevard NC

Teah Izzard, second grader at Brevard Elementary School, was one of 16 artists from around N.C. recognized for her artistic talents at a reception in Raleigh. The NC General... — Updated 6/16/2014


BES Hosts Cancer Society Bark For Life – Brevard NC

The American Cancer Society will host the first Transylvania County Bark for Life fundraising event at Brevard Elementary on Saturday, June 28 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The American Cancer Society Bark for Life is a fundraising event... — Updated 6/16/2014


DeBruin To Discuss Alpine Climbing – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Library will be hosting the slideshow "A Long Way from Home and A Long Way to Go: Lessons Learned Alpine Climbing" with presenter Derek DeBruin Tuesday,... — Updated 6/16/2014

 By William Douglas    Arts

'Don't Dress For Dinner' Brings Laughter Galore To BLT Stage – Brevard NC

From the pen of Marc Camoletti comes Brevard Little Theatre’s next production, as they present the hilarious farce, “Don’t Dress For Dinner.” This could be the shortest theatre review I’ve written in quite some time by... — Updated 6/16/2014


Swing Dance Classes At 185 King Street – Brevard NC

East Coast Swing is a fun, accessible form of partner dance almost anybody can learn. With just a few basic moves, people can have a great time on the dance floor. A three-week class will begin Tuesday, June 24, at 8 p.m. at 185... — Updated 6/16/2014


John Q. Adams Was A Visionary

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Lib-rary: Fiction Cussler, Clive. “Ghost Ship” (The Numa Files). Kurt wakes with pieces of his memory after he tries to save passengers and crew from a sinking... — Updated 6/16/2014


Brown, Haynes And Rosenthal Featured At Number 7 Gallery – Brevard NC

Number 7 Arts Gallery is featuring the jewelry of Elda Brown, the pen and inks and colored pencils of Rose Haynes and the ceramic sculptures of Nancy Rosenthal during this month... — Updated 6/16/2014


With The Services

Justin A. Wynn Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin A. Wynn graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an... — Updated 6/16/2014


TRH Foundation Hosts Annual Appreciation Event For Donors – Brevard NC

It is an honor to speak to this wonderful group of people today. You have helped us build a world-class hospital for the patients in our community and the people of Transylvania... — Updated 6/16/2014


Special Olympics Swimming Planned – Rosman NC

Special Olympics will host swimming at Champion Park Pool in Rosman on Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. The program will run from June 14 to Aug. 16. Anyone with questions or who would like to get involved should call Janelle... — Updated 6/16/2014


Brevard Trail Featured In New Mobile Hiking App – Brevard NC

revard has been included in Great Hikes of the Southern Appalachians, a new iPhone and Android app for hikers. The app lists over 300 hikes in the mountains of western North Carolina, north Georgia, Upstate South Carolina,... — Updated 6/16/2014


Prominent Citizens Owned Glen Cannon

Williamson Creek was named for Richard William-son, who was granted 500 acres of land on Jan. 7, 1794 along both sides of the French Broad River tributary. In 1853 McKewn... — Updated 6/16/2014


News of Organizations

Democratic Party The Transylvania County Democratic Party Executive Committee will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room of the County Community Services Building located on the corner of... — Updated 6/16/2014


Births In Transylvania

Olivia Louise Jones Allyson Caldwell and Maurice Jones, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Louise Jones, born June 10, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She weighed 7... — Updated 6/16/2014


McNeely, Owens Engagement Announced

Brian and Carla Owens, of Etowah, are proud to announce the engagement of their son, Cody James Owens, of Etowah, to Jordan Leigh McNeely, of Cherryville, N.C., daughter of Brent... — Updated 6/16/2014


Time To Invest

We appreciate and support the June 9 guest column by Transylvania County Commissioners Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins. The time has come for significant planning and investment in our county. Do we want to be a county with marginal... — Updated 6/16/2014


Profiles In Courage

Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins deserve a new chapter in “Profiles in Courage” by calling for higher property tax rates to fund essential infrastructure needs in our county. Their article provides both a factual history of how our... — Updated 6/16/2014


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