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Tourism Grant Aims To Help French Broad Stay Clear Of Debris

Transylvania County Tourism (TCT) provided a $10,000 grant in the spring to support the efforts of Transylvania County to keep the French Broad River clear of debris that causes erosion problems and poses a threat to recreational... — Updated 7/5/2019


Ignorance Kills Independence

Today, we proudly celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It is truly a revolutionary and inspirational document. It is revolutionary in that it broke from the ages old belief that God had selected kings and... — Updated 7/5/2019


Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us this Sunday, July 7, for worship. The Rev. Keith Thompson will bring the message, “A Humbling Invitation” from John 3:16-17. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at both morning... — Updated 7/3/2019


Rosman News

Second Annual Josh McKinney Memorial Ride Come join others on July 14 at Lake Toxaway Fire Department as they ride in memory of their “Gentle Giant” Josh McKinney. All vehicles are welcome. BBQ plates will be sold starting at... — Updated 7/3/2019


Legal Notices: July 4, 2019

ADVERTISEMENT FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA Notice is hereby given that Transylvania County is will be accepting sealed bids for the Partial Renovation and HVAC Upfit to Portions of the... — Updated 7/3/2019 Full story


Dunn's Rock News

The last time I saw my neighbor Jayne Fought at a Dunn’s Rock Community Center dinner and program, she was wearing a shirt with an “Island Ford Adventures” logo on it.... — Updated 7/3/2019


Larry Thomas

Larry Thomas was the eighth child born to the late Larry O’Neal and Norma Chappell Thomas inside the current Gorges State Park. He went peacefully to join lost loved ones at the... — Updated 7/3/2019


Luther Elly Smith

Luther Elly Smith, of Pisgah Forest, passed away at Elizabeth House the morning of June 26, 2019, at the age of 71. His sister, Jayne Carrie, of Fruita, Colo.; his mother, Helen... — Updated 7/3/2019


Vol Edward "Eddie" Stamey

Vol Edward “Eddie” Stamey, 72, of Brevard, passed away Monday, July 1, 2019. Born at his family home in Rosman, he was the son of the late Volney and Eva Galloway Stamey. In addition to his parents, his brothers, Harold Stamey... — Updated 7/3/2019


Donald E. Musser

Donald E. Musser, 63, of Pisgah Forest, died Friday, June 28, 2019, at the Elizabeth House, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was a United States Army veteran. He is... — Updated 7/3/2019


Dr. George Clyde Brooks Jr., DVM

Dr. George Clyde Brooks Jr., DVM, 78, entered heaven Thursday, June 27, 2019. Preceding him were his parents, George Clyde Brooks Sr. and mother, Edna Louise Fisher Brooks; as well... — Updated 7/3/2019


Wade, Bajek Engagement Announced

Kennedy Chevalier Wade, of Mt. Pleasant, N.C. and Logan Paul Bajek, also of Mt. Pleasant, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Eddie and... — Updated 7/3/2019


Barbara Bigham

Barbara Bigham, 87, of Etowah, and previously of Watertown, Conn., died unexpectedly June 18, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Carl E. Bigham, and daughter of the late Maryann and Erich Laue. She was a graduate of Boston... — Updated 7/3/2019


Prevent Dehydration During The Dog Days Of Summer

A person’s desire to be outdoors can sometimes be at odds with the outdoors itself. The dead of winter tends to be a time of year when people know to stay indoors, but the dog... — Updated 7/3/2019


Festive Facts For July 4th

Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate the birth of their nation and independence from Great Britain. This day marks the anniversary of the presentation and acceptance of the... — Updated 7/3/2019


47th Annual Fine Arts And Crafts Opens Today

The streets of downtown Brevard will come to life with art on Thursday, July 4, as the Transylvania Community Arts Council celebrates its 47th annual Fine Arts and Crafts Showcase... — Updated 7/3/2019


Brevard Community Band To Play Aug. 11

The Brevard Community Band will present its season finale concert at The Porter Center on Sunday, Aug. 11. The Aug. 11 concert has a theme of "Sound the Horns." The program will... — Updated 7/3/2019


Still Grasping

The beat goes on, and on, and on. The Democrats continue to grasp at straws and dig their hole deeper. The debates were a joke. There’s no way around that. When every candidate raised their hand after being asked who would... — Updated 7/3/2019


Dr. Brooks Will Be Greatly Missed

Last week, Brevard lost Dr. Clyde Brooks after a severe stroke. He was a true Brevard personality who practiced veterinary medicine here for over 40 years. He was also a gifted writer publishing a children’s book about a... — Updated 7/3/2019


Those Going To The Beach Need To Stay Aware Of Rip Currents

With Independence Day celebrations extending into a long weekend for many, North Carolina’s coast will have a surge of visitors. While these trips are fun, beach-goers always should keep safety in mind. Already this year several... — Updated 7/3/2019

 By Alex Perri    News

Missing Camp Girls Found A Day Later In Jackson County

The two teenaged girls reported missing from the Lake Toxaway area late Sunday night were found safe Monday evening in Jackson County. Law enforcement officials found Gaby Caturano, 14, and Isabella Bianca, 15, around 8:30 p.m. in... — Updated 7/3/2019


Candidate Filing For Municipal Elections Begins This Friday

Candidate filing for the November elections in the city of Brevard and town of Rosman begins at noon on Friday and ends at noon on Friday, July 19. On the Nov. 5, the seats currently occupied by Brevard Councilmen Gary Daniel,... — Updated 7/3/2019

 By Alex Perri    News

River Water Quality Recorded Weekly

Water quality recently failed to meet swim standards in the French Broad River at the Wilson Road and Crab Creek Road public access points, according to the French Broad Riverkeeper. Each Thursday afternoon throughout the spring,... — Updated 7/3/2019


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