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 By Alex Perri    News    June 20, 2019

Local Gets National Recognition For Trail

Brevard resident Chris “Shrimper” Khare was recently recognized on a national stage for his work constructing a new trail on nearby Weed Patch Mountain with local nonprofit Conserving Carolina. Kh...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 20, 2019

Report: School Crimes Decrease

Crimes and suspensions in Transylvania County Schools decreased during the 2018-19 school year. “All my news is positive. I don’t have anything negative. We had a great year this year,” Alan Justice, director of athletics, safe schools and...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 20, 2019

City Council Approves Its 2020 Budget

Brevard City Council unanimously approved a $24.3 million budget for the 2020 fiscal year Monday, including no property tax increase, a 4 percent increase in water and sewer fees and $530,000 in funding for the Railroad Depot project. Tom Whitlock,...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 20, 2019

Public Questions Brevard City Manager's Actions, Firings

During Brevard City Council’s regular meeting Monday, several people addressed City Manger Jim Fatland’s recent military uniform controversy and the subsequent firing of two part-time city fire department employees. As previously reported, the...

 

County Names New Planning, Community Development Director

Jason Stewart of Richmond, Va., has been chosen as the county’s new Planning and Community Development director. Stewart attended Virginia Tech and received a bachelor’s degree in political...

 

Free Speech And Work

Based on several of the comments made in meetings, letters, phone calls and internet postings regarding City Manager Jim Fatland’s mismatched uniform in the Memorial Day Parade and Brevard Fire Chief Bobby Cooper’s subsequent dismissal of two par...

 

Firefighters Deserve Better

The recent dismissal of two Brevard firefighters over remarks related to Memorial Day and the city manager is nothing short of outrageous. It could be their constitutional right to free speech has been violated. I have heard many people say it is a...

 

Number 7 Arts Features Three Nature Artists

Summer in Brevard is not to be missed and the same can be said for Number 7 Arts, Transylvania County’s longest continually operating art gallery. This month’s featured artists include colored...

 

Burning CAN Beer Fest Set For Aug. 9-10

Oskar Blues Brewery’s Annual Burning CAN Beer Fest will pop off on Aug. 9-10 at the scenic REEB Ranch. Burning CAN is a weekend-long craft beer throwdown complete with outdoor sports, camping, two nights of live music by internationally touring...

 
 Events   

Marcy Thompson To Speak At Allison-Deaver House Sunday

Sunday talks hosted by the Transylvania County Historical Society return to the Allison-Deaver House on Sunday, June 23, at 2 p.m. Local history librarian Marcy Thompson will speak on “Early Settlers of the Davidson River.” The valley around the...

 

Transylvania Farmers' Market Hosting Summerfest For Kids

Children of all ages are invited to attend the Transylvania Farmers’ Market in downtown Brevard this Saturday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to noon for its annual Summerfest for Kids. The morning’s free...

 

Edwards Helps Farmers In Budget

Senator Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson), recently announced that the 2019-2021 state budget would provide some much-needed relief to Henderson County farmers. Five other counties, Buncombe, Transylvania, Haywood, Polk and Rutherford — could also...

 

Cathey's Creek News

In The Bible Mission In the Bible Mission meets every Sunday morning at the Cathey’s Creek Community Center located at 131 Island Ford Road, just off U.S. 64 west. Sunday School/Bible study starts at 10am and preaching service starts at 11 a.m....

 

Nuts Give A Fresh Twist To Classic Spring Recipes

With spring in full bloom, do you find yourself looking for ways to creatively add flavor to lighter, fresher fare? The season’s fresh produce makes a fine foundation for a variety of classic...

 

Zecca, Baney United In Marriage

Shelby Rose Zecca and Mitchell David Baney were married on May 25, 2019, in Granite Falls, N.C. The bride is the daughter of Paula and Anthony Zecca, of Taylorsville, N.C., and the groom is the son...

 

BRCC Equivalency Students Connect To Succeed

Blue Ridge Community College’s Adult Education & Literacy Department (AEL) celebrated the accomplishments of its graduates from the High School Equivalency and Adult High School programs Thursday...

 

Jump Start To Kindergarten Helps Children, Teachers

Smart Start of Transylvania County (SSTC) offers a “thank you” to the generous funders of the kindergarten readiness camp called Jump Start to Kindergarten, which is hosted by local public elementary schools. Rising kindergartners attend a...

 

Scruggs Scholarship Recipients Recognized

On June 17 at the Brevard City Council meeting, Mayor Jimmy Harris recognized the 2019 recipients of the Terrell L Scruggs Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established by the city of Brevard...

 

French Broad Proves To Be A River For All Ages

Where did you find nature as a child? Susan Brown is an avid paddler who has lived in Transylvania County for the last 18 years, but she grew up in the suburbs of Detroit. These days, as a passionate advocate for the French Broad River, she meets...

 
 Events   

Monday Blood Drive To Combat Shortage

Due to a shortage of blood in the region, the Knights of Columbus is imploring both former and new donors to give blood at its next blood drive, which will be held Monday, June 24, from noon until 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Sacred Heart...

 

Rosman News

Benefit Bingo A benefit bingo will be held July 27 at Balsam Grove Community Center for the James McCall family. Food sales begin at 5 p.m. and bingo at 6 p.m. There will also be raffles, a cake auction and a 50/50. On May 29, James was in a severe...

 
 Events   

Wilkerson To Discuss 'The Aircraft Of D-Day, June 6, 1944'

On Thursday, June 27, at 2 p.m., Bob Wilkerson will be the speaker at the free program “The Aircraft of D-Day, June 6, 1944” at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas. Wilkerson, Lt. Col....

 
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Play With Shelter Dogs For Free This Saturday

The life of a shelter dog is definitely not a life of fun and games, but founder of Canine Care Pals, Jeanne Toder, is committed to changing the lives of the Transylvania County Shelter dogs so their...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us in worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Rev. Sarah Grace Montgomery will share a message from Paul’s letter to the Galatians 3:23-29. Nursery care is available for the youngest disciples. Ages 4 through...

 

Legal Notices: June 20, 2019

NOTICE TO CREDITORS The undersigned, having qualified as the Executor of the Estate of Mary F. Argus (AKA Mary Frances Argus), deceased, late of Transylvania County, North Carolina, does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having... Full story

 

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