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Joe Penland To Open Songcatchers Series

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. The Cradle of Forestry in America today announced that ballad singer and storyteller Joe Penland will kick off the 2012 Songcatchers Music Series on July 1. The series, now in its ninth year, features... — Updated 6/25/2012


Hornaday Bio Chronicles Wildlife Conservation Pioneer

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Bakopoulos, Natalie. “The Green Shore.” This novel depicts the 1967 Greek military coup and its aftermath as experienced by four family members ... — Updated 6/25/2012


Museum Partners With BMC

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. In conjunction with the Brevard Music Center’s Summer Festival (now in its 76th season), the Asheville Art Museum will partner with BMC to bring museum members and guests a summertime series of three... — Updated 6/25/2012


BLT Stages July 4th Melodrama

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. Get out of sun for a while during the Fourth of July Festival and come boo, hiss and cheer while you enjoy a good old fashioned American melodrama on July 4 with performances at noon, 2 and 4 p.m.... — Updated 6/25/2012

 By Bill Harrah    News

Graham Ganner’s Tales From The Front

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. Our Client Services Manager, Graham Ganner, keeps a journal with vignettes of what he hears from clients. See what he has to say about their situations... — Updated 6/25/2012 Full story


Local Veteran Buried At Arlington

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — Lt. Col. Wayne A. Babb, USMC retired, was laid to rest Wednesday, June 13, at Arlington National Cemetery. The highly decorated Marine officer was given full military honors at Arlington in... — Updated 6/25/2012


Music Center Season Opens

The new season at Brevard Music Center opened Friday with a performance by the Brevard Music Center Orchestra. JoAnn Falletta was the conductor while Norman Krieger performed on... — Updated 6/25/2012


Pedestrian In Critical Condition After Accident

BREVARD, N.C. A Saturday night traffic accident on Asheville Highway has left a Florida woman in critical condition at Mission Hospital. At approximately 10:00 p.m. Coleen Wallis, 53, of Vero Beach, Fla., was struck by a vehicle... — Updated 6/25/2012


Mabel “Mimi” Souther Herzberg

Mabel “Mimi” Souther Herzberg, 92, of Brevard, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at her residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced. Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Services are caring for the fa... — Updated 6/25/2012


Joan Teague Jackson

Joan Teague Jackson, 76, of Brevard, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012 at Tore’s Home. She was born to the late Millard Christopher and Kathleen Lominac Teague. She was a member... — Updated 6/25/2012


Stewart T. Moran

Stewart T. Moran, 92, died peacefully June 19, 2012, in Atlanta, Ga. He was born in Saulte Ste. Marie, Mich. in 1919 where he also grew up. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1941 and married the former Jean S. Ryerson... — Updated 6/25/2012


George Graham Madgwick

George Graham Madgwick, 80, died Monday, June 18, 2012, of a recurrence of Merkel Cell Carcinoma. He and his beloved, Margaret, were married 55 years, and he was the proud father of Susan, Karen, and Robin. Born in Sydney,... — Updated 6/25/2012


Betty Bynum Esping

Betty Bynum Esping, 85, of Sunset, S.C. and Sapphire, died on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. Born in Stonefort, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Francis Marion and Mabel Murphy Bynum.... — Updated 6/25/2012


John W. Duncan

John W. Duncan, 77, of Brevard, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the Elizabeth House in Fletcher. He was born in Burnsville, N.C. to the late William A. and Zettie Letterman Duncan. He was also preceded in death by his w... — Updated 6/25/2012


Legal Notices For 6 -25-12

2 SP 30 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Randall Richard McCall and Brenda H. McCall to LSI A Division of... — Updated 6/25/2012


Local United Way Launches Discount Card To Help With Medicine Costs

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — United Way of Transylvania County is making it easier for everyone to get medical help, both online and off. Now, just text the word “family” to 700700 to save up to 75 person on the cost of your... — Updated 6/25/2012


Transylvania’s May Jobless Numbers Increase

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — Transylvania County’s jobless rate increased from 9.5 percent in April to 9.6 percent in May, according to the latest figures from the state Division of Employment Security (DES). The statewide rate... — Updated 6/25/2012


New Frequency Gets WCQS Back On Air

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — A new frequency for WCQS restores service to listeners in Transylvania County, according to a news release. WCQS can now be heard on 105.1 FM. This replaces WCQS’ old frequency at 91.9, which has... — Updated 6/25/2012


One-Stop Voting Begins Thursday

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — One-stop early voting for the Democratic and Republican second primaries begins Thursday at the Board of Elections Office. The office will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. It will... — Updated 6/25/2012


Election Filing Coming To An End

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. —As of this morning, three candidates have filed for a seat on the Board of Education. Incumbent board members Tawny McCoy and Cindy Petit have joined Cedar Mountain resident Michael Shelton in filing.... — Updated 6/25/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

Pet Dog Causes Accident

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — A Brevard woman was airlifted to Asheville’s Mission Hospital last Wednesday afternoon after a single motor vehicle accident on Old Toxaway Road. According to N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper William... — Updated 6/25/2012

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Proposed Concealed Weapon Law Worries Some

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — A proposed N.C. House Bill expanding the rights of gun owners to carry concealed weapons in restaurants and public parks has some local business owners wary of the possible consequences. House Bill... — Updated 6/25/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

Cause Of Hemphill Death Remains Unclear

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — The cause of death for Derrick Hemphill, a 20-year-old former Brevard resident and Naval officer who died in police custody in Norfolk, Va., on April 3, was ruled undetermined by the Virginia Medical... — Updated 6/25/2012


Births In Transylvania

Henry Alexander Fueger Patrick and Abbey Fueger, of Carmel, Ind., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Henry Alexander Fueger, born March 31, 2012, at St. Vincent’s... — Updated 6/25/2012


News of Organizations

TEA Party The Transylvania TEA Party will hold its next meeting on Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m. in the Community Services Buil-ding Conference Room on Morgan Street. The speakers at the event will be U.S. House of Representatives... — Updated 6/25/2012


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