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Commissioners Cease Courthouse Plans, Drop Tax Increase

As well as approving its 2019 fiscal year budget Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners ceased its plans to build a new courthouse on Morris Road or to impose a 2.5-cents property tax increase. Read more in... — Updated 6/26/2018


Library To Offer Free Children's Programs In July And August

The Transylvania County Library is offering a variety of free children’s programs and activities to promote fun and learning throughout July and August. The summer reading incentive program, “Libraries Rock!” is ongoing, and... — Updated 6/26/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Council Hears Complaints About Confederate Flag

Brevard City Council will hear its legal options at a later date after listening to concerns about the Confederate flags that were displayed during the Memorial Day parade this year. Local NAACP officials and others expressed conce... — Updated 6/26/2018


School Safety Report Positive

The Transylvania County Board of Education received good news regarding school safety at a meeting held at Rosman High School last Monday night. “Everything I’ve got to report today is positive,” said Alan Justice, director o... — Updated 6/25/2018


Tina Duncan Solo Exhibit At Grace Centre Gallery

An exhibit of 16 North Carolina waterfall paintings by award winning artist Tina Duncan will be on display at the Grace Centre Gallery, off Highway 280 in Mills River. The show... — Updated 6/25/2018


Find Waldo Local Kicks Off In Brevard

Where’s Waldo? In Brevard, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 25 local businesses throughout the community this July. Find Waldo Local is a... — Updated 6/25/2018


UNC-A Students To Read 'The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates'

This summer, UNC Asheville's new first year students are reading "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates," by bestselling author and social entrepreneur Wes Moore, as part of the... — Updated 6/25/2018


Connestee Falls Scholarship Winner Chris Norton Plans For The Future

Chris Norton is a man of many talents. After his 2002 graduation from Brevard High School, he worked in construction as a laborer, then a carpenter’s helper and then a carpenter. Next, he obtained his contractor’s license,... — Updated 6/25/2018


Local Educators Attend NCCAT

Several local educators recently attended programs held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for our state’s teachers. Participating... — Updated 6/25/2018


Ben Rector Brings 'Magic: The Tour' To The Peace Center

Independent pop singer-songwriter Ben Rector presents “Magic: The Tour” this fall. The 28-date national headlining tour brings the spellbinding, piano-fueled pop of his latest album, “Magic” to life. The tour will play the... — Updated 6/25/2018


Healthy Feet And Skin Workshop At Silvermont

Carol Gerson, certified Ageless Grace educator, announces the second offering by Silvermont Opportunity Center of the Healthy Feet and Dry Skin Brushing workshop, which will be held from 2:30-3:20 p.m., June 27. The June 13... — Updated 6/25/2018


New DVDs At The Library: Movies Include Westerns, Sci-Fi And Drama

The following DVDs have been added to the library’s collection: “Black Panther.” Starring Chadwick Bose-man, Angela Bassett and Michael B. Jordan, among other Hollywood elite. This is the story of the King of Wakanda rising... — Updated 6/25/2018


We Should Be Ashamed

Republicans love to boast about saving babies, being pro-life and pro-family, yet they sit back and play political football with the lives of children and their parents in the current immigration crisis. They have allowed Donald... — Updated 6/25/2018


Where Are We Going In This Crazy Handbasket?

How much longer are those loose-cannon, fake preaching and political people going to use social and religious bigotry to promote themselves to high and mighty status? The weaker, shallow, insecure, misinformed, fearful people have... — Updated 6/25/2018


No Integrity Without Love

Thank you for your timely editorial on Thursday, June 21, on separating families who have entered the United States illegally. Because people across the country who have spoken out, President Trump issued an executive order ending... — Updated 6/25/2018


What Will Happen With Empty Offices?

Now that our county commissioners have ruled that we must have a new courthouse along with a tax increase, they have other decisions to make. The old library on one corner of Broad and Morgan streets and the old primary school... — Updated 6/25/2018


Families Are Still Separated

This is unbelievable — except that it’s true. Under Trump administration policy, our government is still holding more than 2,300 children, including infants and toddlers. They were taken from their parents and sent to detention... — Updated 6/25/2018


WNC Military History Museum A Real Gem

I read with great interest the front-page story about the D-Day commemoration held at the WNC Military Museum on June 6, the 74th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by American and Allied forces. Whether a radio operator in the fuse... — Updated 6/25/2018


Southern Heritage

This letter is in response to the article titled “Offensive Symbols Should Not Be Paraded,” referring to the people who carried the Confederate flag in the Memorial Day parade. I am totally impressed with their amazing ability... — Updated 6/25/2018


Denying The Right To Vote

A decision made earlier this month by the U.S. Supreme Court could, in the future, deny hundreds of thousands of registered voters the right to vote. By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute... — Updated 6/25/2018


Henderson County Seeks Artists

The Arts Council of Henderson County is seeking artists to demonstrate and sell their art/ craft at the upcoming 59th annual Art on Main Festival. The festival will be held in downtown Hendersonville on historic Main Street Sept.... — Updated 6/25/2018


Asheville Gallery Of Art To Host 'Bright & Bold'

Asheville Gallery of Art's July show, "Bright & Bold," will feature the work of Bee Adams, whose dynamic, colorful paintings simultaneously tease and delight the eye. The show... — Updated 6/25/2018


Law & Order: June 25, 2018

The following arrests were reported by the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office •Robert Ivy Jeffers, 28, was arrested on June 13 for one felony count of obtaining money by false pretense. He was placed in the Transylvania... — Updated 6/25/2018

 By Derek McKissock    News

Fire Dept. Funding Under Review

With county commiss-ioners expected to approve a $51.2 million budget tonight, the funding of the county’s fire departments has been widely discussed during the budget process. At their June 12 meeting, commissioners approved... — Updated 6/25/2018


Man Dies Visiting Rainbow Falls

A 42-year-old from Charleston, S.C., John Schaffer, died Saturday at Rainbow Falls after he tried to rescue his dog who fell in the water. Lake Toxaway Fire Rescue Chief Carmon West said they got the call for service at 10:30 a.m.... — Updated 6/25/2018


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