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Crippling Blow To Democracy

  The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision last Thursday that allows gerrymandering based on party affiliation is a crippling blow to our democracy. The court’s decision, as written by Chief Justice John Roberts, again breaks... — Updated 7/5/2019


Adylan Ryan Lanning

Adylan Ryan Lanning, two years old, of Sapphire, gained her angel wings, June 22, 2019. She endured six months of pure hell before she lost her battle to kidney cancer. During this... — Updated 7/2/2019


Connestee's 'Art In The Park' Opens At New Location

The 15th annual “Art in the Park,” featuring more than 20 local artists, will be held Saturday, July 6, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at a new location, Brevard Elementary School, which is located on U.S. 276 near the Boys & Girls... — Updated 7/2/2019


UPDATE: Missing Girls From Camp Found-Lake Toxaway, NC

Officials say that the two teenaged girls reported missing from the Lake Toxaway area on late Sunday night have been found and are safe and back in the custody of Trails Carolina... — Updated 7/2/2019

 By Alex Perri    News

County's Domestic Violence Investigator Faces Challenges-Transylvania County, NC

The issue of domestic violence as a criminal matter is getting a lot more attention in Transylvania County thanks to the funding of a position dedicated to addressing it. The position was created in 2017 to serve as the... — Updated 7/2/2019


Do You Know: Why Is Independence Day Is Celebrated On July 4th?

The Continental Congress declared its independence from Great Britain on July 2, 1776. If that date raises an eyebrow, it should. Independence Day in the United States has long... — Updated 7/2/2019


Brevard Philharmonic Announces Schedule-Brevard, NC

Season tickets are on sale now for Brevard’s own orchestra’s six concert 2019-2020 series. A varied, dynamic and high-quality guest artist lineup has been booked, including a... — Updated 7/1/2019


BMC Presents Aaron Copland Festival-Brevard, NC

Brevard Music Center (BMC) will present a special two-week “Festival Within a Festival” celebrating the works of beloved American composer Aaron Copland as part of its 2019... — Updated 7/1/2019

 By Derek McKissock    News

Museum Seeking Two-Year County Lease-Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners is moving toward approving a two-year lease for the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas, which is located in the former county administration building beside the courthouse.... — Updated 7/1/2019


Edgar William Daves

Edgar William Daves, 86, of Rosman, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, June 27, 2019. A lifelong resident of Transylvania County, he was the son of Evangel and Rhoda Owen Daves... — Updated 7/1/2019


Lt. Col. (Ret.) Thomas (Tom) Walter Glazener

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Thomas (Tom) Walter Glazener, 75, of Fayetteville, Tenn., passed away June 26, 2019, at Lincoln Medical Center. Born Jan. 14, 1944, in Transylvania County, he was a son of the late Walter and Mary Blanche Arrowood... — Updated 7/1/2019

 By Janet Lute    Features

Master Gardener: How To Grow Fresh Air

The public often tends to associate air pollution with outside environments but the inside of homes or offices may have poor air quality, too. If ventilation is not adequate,... — Updated 7/1/2019


Legal Notices: July 1, 2019



What Is Family-to-Family?

“I have lived with a cloud over my head for many years: constantly worrying about my daughter and her struggle with depression, feeling helpless with no real answers, feeling isolated and ashamed to tell my family and friends... — Updated 7/1/2019


Free Mental Health Seminar To Be Held At Silvermont

Silvermont Opportunity Center has been partnering with Vaya Health in Asheville for the past two years in order to bring free mental health seminars to Transylvania County residents. The seminars are led by a member of Vaya’s... — Updated 7/1/2019


Mountain Skies: Moon And Two Planets Appear Before July 4 Fireworks

The Planets Mercury and Mars are quickly disappearing from the evening sky along with Venus in the predawn sky. As the earth continues to pull away from Mars, that brilliant red... — Updated 7/1/2019


Connestee Falls Scholarships Integral To Bone Brothers Success

In 1974, John Bone, a pilot for Eastern Airlines, happened to fly over western North Carolina. He was impressed with what he saw. The next week he drove to the area from his home... — Updated 7/1/2019

 By Patrick Hall    Education

BC Student-Athletes Paddle Neuse River

To kick off the 2019 summer, seven Brevard College student-athletes embarked on an outdoor adventure of a lifetime. The challenging expedition, known as “Voice of the Rivers,” i... — Updated 7/1/2019


Top 5 Grilling Safety Tips For July 4th

July 4th is a day for embracing your patriotic side, setting off fireworks, and, of course, grilling like it’s your civic duty. According to a survey by the Hearth, Patio &... — Updated 7/1/2019


'Old Age' Can Be The Best Time Of One's Life

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Candlish, Louise. “Those People.” When Darren and Jodie buy their home in Lowland Ways, they are thrilled to be in the perfect neighborhood. The... — Updated 7/1/2019


Dogs Need A Day Out

At a County Commissioners meeting last fall, one of the agenda topics was “Doggy Day Out,” a program whereby trained volunteers take shelter dogs out for a few hours. Speakers explained how the program can increase dogs... — Updated 7/1/2019


Samuel's Haven Needs Help

Since I have a love for second-hand stores, I have gone to Samuel’s Haven several times in the past few months. As a new resident, I found a few things I needed and the low cost has helped since I have a limited income. As I bega... — Updated 7/1/2019


A Matter Of Patriotism And Respect

I have never been so dismayed as when I read about the city manager’s recent actions and firings. What kind of leadership do we have running our town as one who has such blatant disrespect for military uniform? I served in the... — Updated 7/1/2019


Is Brevard's Water Safe To Drink?

Recently, I witnessed digging and probing at the closed firing range at the Brevard water treatment plant in the Cathey’s Creek area. I believe this is part of a Division of Water Quality investigation of the lead left in the... — Updated 7/1/2019


Lake Toxaway Hosting Special Heritage Day Event Saturday

On Saturday, the Lake Toxaway Community Center is planning a special Heritage Day event to recognize and honor all county veterans and their families. The plans for the day, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., include having... — Updated 7/1/2019


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