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Picturing The Past: Library Houses Silversteen Family Collection - Brevard, NC

Picturing the Past typically features photographs from the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room collection at the Transylvania County Library. In addition to photographs, the North... — Updated 8/24/2018


Witherspoon Honored

On May 8, Chapter BT of PEO International held a celebratory luncheon for their latest STAR Scholarship recipient. Eliza Witherspoon (pictured with her mother) had received a... — Updated 6/20/2017


Two Teens Dead After Single-Vehicle Wreck Sunday In Balsam Grove

Two Transylvania County students have died after a one-vehicle accident Sunday evening in Balsam Grove. Cole Robert Owen, 15, and Austin Lee Rhoden,15, both died after the 1994 Toyota Tacoma truck they were in overturned around... — Updated 6/19/2017


Upper French Broad Riverfest Returns Saturday, June 24 - Rosman, NC

The second annual celebration of Transylvania's Upper French Broad River is Saturday, June 24. The Transylvania French Broad Stewards, a local volunteer citizens' group, the town... — Updated 6/19/2017


Cradle Of Forestry Celebrates National Pollinator Week

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites all ages to come learn about insects and their relatives on Saturday, June 24 in honor of National Pollinator Week. From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. activities and displays around the Cradle’s... — Updated 6/19/2017

 By Josh Kelly    Outdoors

As Emerald Ash Borer Spreads In North Carolina, A Call Goes Out For Landowners To Help Save Trees

Western North Carolina has been hit hard by exotic tree pests and diseases. We all know the story of chestnut blight that wiped out the most numerous and important tree in our... — Updated 6/19/2017

 By Derek McKissock    News

Commissioners OK Most Of Recreation Plan

The Parks & Recreation Master Plan for Transylvania County and the city of Brevard was approved, in part, by the Board of Commissioners last week. During their regular meeting, commissioners approved the master plan, leaving out... — Updated 6/19/2017


Thank You: Blood Donors

The American Red Cross and the Knights of Columbus thank all who donated blood at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 13, and those who worked at the blood drive. Fifty-four people presented to donate and 51 productive... — Updated 6/19/2017


Thank You: Habitat for Humanity

Transylvania County Habitat for Humanity recently completed its second annual Designer Show House in Connestee Falls. The event was an overwhelming success raising approximately $19,000. These funds will go directly to Habitat’s... — Updated 6/19/2017


Leaders Fail On Gun Violence

The United States has the worst record by far for gun violence among industrialized, democratic nations. A “mass shooting” is defined as an incident in which four or more people (excluding the assailant) are shot or killed. In... — Updated 6/19/2017


Anti-LaCrosse Bug Spray Available At Sharing House

As summer unfolds, so does a new range of health concerns, such as the La Crosse Encephalitis (LACV) virus, which is transmitted to humans via the bite of an infected mosquito.... — Updated 6/19/2017


Patsy Ann Galloway Patterson

Patsy Ann Galloway Patterson, 75, of Brevard, passed away June 13, 2017. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Wiley Kenneth and Bessie Burrell Galloway. In addition to her parents, she was also... — Updated 6/19/2017


Richard Daniel Kidder

Richard Daniel Kidder, 87, of Brevard, passed away May 25, 2017, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. He was the son of the late Harry and Mae Kidder. He was born in Pennsylvania,... — Updated 6/19/2017


Betty J. Edwards

Betty J. Edwards, known by her many friends as “B.J.,” passed away at Tran-sylvania Regional Hospital Thursday, June 15, 2017. She had a distinguished career as a vice-president in charge of research publications at Merrill... — Updated 6/19/2017


Margaret Long Chappell

Margaret Long Chappell, 78, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, June 15, 2017. A lifelong resident of Transylvania County, she was an incredibly loving wife, mother, grandmother, second-mother and friend to so many. She devoted... — Updated 6/19/2017


Russell W. "Bill" Binder

Russell W. “Bill” Binder went to be with his Lord Jesus June 10, 2017, while a patient at Four Seasons Elizabeth House. He resided in Sweetwater Hills with his devoted wife,... — Updated 6/19/2017


Alice "Darlene" Bass

Alice "Darlene" Bass, 83, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017. She was born in Monmouth, Ill. June 16, 1933 to the late William and Freida Value Carnes. She was preceded in death by... — Updated 6/19/2017


Special Olympians Garner 23 Gold Medals

Special Olympians from Transylvania County won 23 gold medals at the Special Olympics North Carolina state competition held in Raleigh June 4-9. The Summer Games is the largest... — Updated 6/19/2017


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Robert Leonard Scharsich

Robert Leo-nard Scharsich, 82, of Connestee Falls, in Brevard, died suddenly June 15, 2017. The son of William Richard Scharsich and Ruth Corcoran Scharsich, he was born Feb. 18, 1935, in Chicago, Ill. He was preceded in death by... — Updated 6/19/2017


Pickard Competes For The 2017 National America Miss Title

Mackenzie Jane Pickard, age 11, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National America Miss for the state of North Carolina. She is the daughter of Carole and Bill Pickard of... — Updated 6/19/2017


Kinesthetic Painter Deanna Chilian To Present Work At Art Guild Meeting - Brevard, NC

Kinesthetic painter Deanna Chilian will present at the Transylvania Art Guild's meeting at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 6, at the Transylvania Parks and Recreation Center, at 1078 Ecusta... — Updated 6/19/2017


Gallery Walk Kicks Off Arts & Culture Celebration - Brevard, NC

Brevard's Fourth Friday Gallery Walk on Friday, June 23, from 5 – 8 p.m. kicks off the annual Arts & Culture Celebration that runs for two weeks leading up to the July 4 activ... — Updated 6/19/2017


Brevard Ballet Kicks Off Summer Programs With 'The Ugly Duckling' - Brevard, NC

Brevard Ballet performed "The Ugly Duckling & Napoli" on June 4 at Brevard High School. Seventy-five local youth and community members rounded out the cast, and local college... — Updated 6/19/2017


Brevard Music Center To Receive $10,000 From NEA - Brevard, NC

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement... — Updated 6/19/2017


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