Articles from the June 29, 2017 edition

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Forest Service: Fireworks Prohibited In National Forests-Brevard, NC

U.S. Forest Service officials remind residents, visitors and campers that fireworks are prohibited on national forests in North Carolina. The possession or discharge of all types of fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices is... — Updated 6/30/2017

 By Derek McKissock    News

Commissioners OK $51.2 Million General Fund Budget

Transylvania County commissioners Monday unanimously approved the 2017/18 fiscal year budget, which includes no property tax increase. The $51,243,973 general fund budget goes into effect July 1, the start of the new fiscal year.... — Updated 6/30/2017


United Way Seeks Help With Early Childhood Book Shower

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) and community partners will host an Early Childhood New Book Shower Saturday, July 29, from 11 a.m-2 p.m., at the Transylvania County... — Updated 6/29/2017


Highway Patrol Plans More Checkpoints For Holiday Period-Brevard NC

As the July 4 Holiday weekend approaches, the State Highway Patrol is encouraging motorists to focus on safety while traveling. Several festivities are planned across the state to celebrate the nation’s independence, which will... — Updated 6/29/2017


DAR Members Award DAR's Youth Citizenship Award

Members of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution have announced the 2017 winners of the Youth Citizenship Award. The award was created in 1934 to recognize those eighth grade students whose... — Updated 6/28/2017


Wag And Walk Benefit Hike Set For Saturday, July 8

The firstever Wag and Walk hosted by Carolina Mountain Land Conser-vancy (CMLC) and the Blue Ridge Humane Society (BRHS) will take place on Saturday, July 8, at 11 a.m. The 2.5-mile walk will benefit both organizations and help to... — Updated 6/28/2017


July 4 Festivities Heading Downtown - Brevard, NC

The Heart of Brevard’s community-wide Fourth of July celebration next Tuesday begins at 8 a.m. with the traditional Firecracker 5k and 10k run, and ends with a firework show at 9:30 p.m. In between, activities are numerous.... — Updated 6/28/2017

 By Park Baker    Outdoors

Planning For Pisgah/Nantahala Forests Continues

The latest on the project to provide a framework for managing the Pisgah/ Nantahala national forests during the next 10 to 15 years was heard during the recent Transylvania Natural... — Updated 6/28/2017


Tigers' 7-On-7 Marks Beginning Of Coach Stack Era - Rosman, NC

It's not July yet, but under first-year head coach Matt Stack, the Rosman Tigers are already headed in a new direction offensively and fans got their first look at the Tigers' new... — Updated 6/28/2017


Nikki Talley Opens Weekend Of Live Music At 185 King St. - Brevard, NC

Nikky Talley opens a weekend of live music at 185 King St. on Thursday, June 29, at 8 p.m. After four years of hard touring and performing 150 - 200 shows annually, Talley continues... — Updated 6/28/2017

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

New-Look Blue Devils Host First 7-On-7 Of Season - Brevard, NC

Brevard Blue Devil football fans should start learning some new names as this year's team features a bevy of fresh faces. The Blue Devils are just one year off a co-conference... — Updated 6/28/2017


Lowell A. Steinfeld M.D.

Lowell A. Steinfeld M.D. passed away June 19, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. He was 78. He was born Oct. 1, 1938, in Newark, N.J. to Manuel Steinfeld and Judy Steinfeld (nee Lempert), the... — Updated 6/28/2017


Peter John Pioli

Peter John Pioli, of Sapphire, was called to his heavenly Father Friday, June 23, 2017. He was born in The Bronx, N.Y. Dec. 10, 1947, to the late George and Renee Pioli. He is... — Updated 6/28/2017


Margaret Passmore Owen

Margaret Passmore Owen, 82, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord June 27, 2017, where she is praising and glorifying her Lord and Savior. She was the daughter of the late James Passmore and Eltis Osteen Passmore and the wife... — Updated 6/28/2017


Robert "Bo Van Bo" Conley Jr.

Robert "Bo Van Bo" Conley Jr. died June 19, 2017, in Sausalito, Calif. at the age of 70. A native of Brevard, he was preceded in death by his father, Robert Conley Sr.; mother,... — Updated 6/28/2017


Charlotte Carter Byrd

Charlotte Carter Byrd, 73, passed away peacefully June 19, 2017, in her home in Lawrenceville, Ga. She is survived by her husband, Oliver "Porky" Byrd; daughters, Tammy Barr (Andy)... — Updated 6/28/2017


James P. Brennan

James P. Brennan, 85, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, at The Oaks of Brevard.   A native of New York, he was a son of the late John and Mary Murphy Brennan. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael... — Updated 6/28/2017


Church Activities

Brevard Davidson-River Presbyterian The worship services on July 2 will feature favorite hymns of a number of U.S. presidents, including George Wash-ington, Abraham Lincoln, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower... — Updated 6/28/2017


Rotary Club Firecracker Run Kicks Off July 4 Festivities - Brevard, NC

The race committee for the Rotary Club of Brevard’s Firecracker Run had its last meeting on Tuesday. Final details were discussed preparing for another large turnout for Tuesday, July 4. Race director Paul Hoffman said, “we... — Updated 6/28/2017


Transylvania Cruisers To Host Auto Show On July 4 - Brevard, NC

In conjunction with the 45th Transylvania County Festival of the Arts, the Transylvania Cruisers antique automobile car club will be hosting its 24th July Fourth Heart of Brevard Auto Show on Tuesday, July 4, from 10 a.m. until 3... — Updated 6/28/2017


Annual Fine Arts And Crafts Showcase Is Set For Tuesday - Brevard, NC

The streets of downtown Brevard will come to life with art on Tuesday, July 4, as the Transylvania Community Arts Council celebrates its 45th annual Fine Arts and Crafts Showcase in conjunction with the Heart of Brevard’s Fourth... — Updated 6/28/2017


BMC Recognizes Champion Hills - Brevard, NC

Brevard Music Center (BMC) is awarding its Distinguished Service Award to the Champion Hills Community in recognition of more than 20 years of providing support to BMC’s Annual Scholarship Fund through the Champion Hills Gala.... — Updated 6/28/2017


Aaron Burdett Band To Close Concert Series At Transylvania County Library - Brevard, NC

The Aaron Burdett Band will be making their way to Brevard to close out the Transylvania County Library’s Summer Concert Series this Friday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. Burdett has built a solid reputation for being one of the finest... — Updated 6/28/2017


Highland Books Hosts Rose Senehi For Signing Of Her Novel 'Carolina Belle' - Brevard, NC

Award winning Southern author Rose Senehi will present and sign her new novel “Carolina Belle” at Highland Books on Saturday, July 1, at 1 p.m. Belle McKenzie is obsessed with finding the best apple anyone ever bit into and... — Updated 6/28/2017


Patrick Weaver To Discuss 'The Life Of The Davidson River' July 6 - Brevard, NC

Patrick Weaver will speak on "The Life of the Davidson River" at the Discover Natural Transylvania program in the Transylvania County Library Rogow Room on Thursday, July 6, at... — Updated 6/28/2017


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