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Candidates File For Municipal Elections-Brevard NC

As of noon, Tuesday, the following local candidates have filled to run in the November municipal elections: Maurice Jones (Brevard City Council); Brian Shelton (Rosman Town Mayor)... — Updated 7/7/2015


Legal Notices For July 6, 2015

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION RE: ESTATE OF HELENA SCHAFF FILE NO. 15-E-150 Having qualified as the Executor of the Estate of Helena Schaff, the undersigned... — Updated 7/7/2015 Full story

 By Robbie Robertson    News

Business Booming For County's Outdoor Industries - Brevard NC

Summer officially began June 20, and visitors to Transylvania County arrived in plenty of time for the Memorial Day activities in late May, but with the July 4 festivities already... — Updated 7/6/2015


Regent Announces Chairs For DAR Committee – Brevard NC

Nancy Funston, Regent of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, has announced committee chairmen and the duties of each committee for 2015-17. American History – Dayna Pollett, chair; conducts... — Updated 7/6/2015


Cedar Mountain Has Been Home To Several Camps

The Cedar Mountain area has been home to numerous camps through the years. The earliest mention of Cedar Mountain campers in the Sylvan Valley News appeared on Aug. 20, 1909. It... — Updated 7/6/2015

 By Bill Harrah    Lifestyles

Getting Around Town Is Not Always Easy

The county's Department of Transportation provides van services to seniors, disabled, young children and the general public. The ride service has been ramping up over the past few years, and now provides thousands of rides every... — Updated 7/6/2015


Grants Available To Area Artists

The Arts Council of Henderson County is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artist Project Grants (RAPG) through Aug. 21. The grants are intended for individual artists in Henderson, Polk, and... — Updated 7/6/2015


Brevard Philharmonic Releases Schedule For Its 39th Season – Brevard NC

Season tickets for the 2015-16 season of Transylvania County's orchestra are now on sale. Single performance tickets will be available starting Aug. 1, but the purchase of seats... — Updated 7/6/2015


Notes From Brevard Music Center Volunteers Non-concert Committees Play Vital Role – Brevard NC

(Editor's Note: Now that the Brevard Music Center's season has started there are more than 240 volunteers on campus helping in a variety of ways. These monthly columns are sharing... — Updated 7/6/2015


Underage Drinking Is A Problem In County – Brevard NC

Underage drinking, or consumption of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21, is a significant but often overlooked problem in the United States. More teens use alcohol than tobacco or other drugs, and although adolescents and young... — Updated 7/6/2015


Mary Carolyn Raines

Mary Carolyn Raines, 83, of Brevard, passed away quietly Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Kingsbridge House in Brevard. A native of Macon, Ga., she was the daughter of the late John and Sud... — Updated 7/6/2015


William Rondal Chapman

William Rondal Chapman went to be with the Lord the morning of June 30, 2015. Born Nov. 28, 1946, to the late William Elzie and Effie Dorene Chapman, he married his high school sweetheart, Freida Green, Saturday, June 17, 1967.... — Updated 7/6/2015


William Edward Kitchen

William Edward Kitchen, 87, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, July 4, 2015. A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Reginald Jordan and Stella Owen Kitchen, and was the husband of the late Vivian Morgan Kitchen... — Updated 7/6/2015


Ashley Alexandra James

A funeral service for Ashley Alexandra James, 16, was held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, at Eastlake Community Church, 10057 Broadriver Road, in Irmo, S.C. The interment will be p... — Updated 7/6/2015


July Fourth Fun

There was a lot of patriotic fun in downtown Brevard Saturday during the July 4th celebration, including (top) a red, white and blue bicycle parade, (above right) a visit from... — Updated 7/6/2015


Hospital Welcomes A New General Surgeon - Brevard NC

Transylvania Regional Hospital has announced a new general surgeon - Daniel Hayes, M.D. - has joined Pisgah Surgical Associates. Hayes began seeing patients in June at the Pisgah... — Updated 7/6/2015


Raise Our Voices

Thanks to South Carolina Governor Haley for her clear call to the legislature to remove the S.C. Confederate flag from its prominent public place by the dome of the state house. I urge the legislators to be strong in their resolve... — Updated 7/6/2015


Loving Transylvania

This is an “‘I Love Transylvania” cheer. I wish to note my appreciation for the professional and program development of the Transylvania County Planning Board. For several years, I’ve periodically attended meetings and... — Updated 7/6/2015


Decision Protects Rights

The recent majority decision by the Supreme Court in Obergefill v. Hodges protects both individual civil rights and the right to one’s religious beliefs. At the civil rights level, the decision expands the right to marry to gays... — Updated 7/6/2015


Law and Order

• Janice Cairnes King, 53, was arrested by the Brevard Police Department on June 25 and charged with a felony possession of a stolen vehicle. She was placed on a $8,000 unsecured bond. • Mitchell Ray Owen, 47, was arrested by... — Updated 7/6/2015


Jobless Number Increases - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate increased from 4.9 percent in April to 5.7 percent in May, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who... — Updated 7/6/2015


Brevard Counseling Closes Its Doors – Brevard NC

Brevard Counseling has closed its doors after 15 years of substance abuse assessments and counseling. Robert Mesaeh and staff have conducted over 2,500 substance abuse assessments and treatments in the agency. Mesaeh can be... — Updated 7/6/2015


Silvermont Showcasing New Trail, Playground - Brevard NC

The community is invited to celebrate two new amenities at Silvermont this Thursday: a new playground and a new walking trail. The playground, with play equipment for young children, including those with disabilities, is the... — Updated 7/6/2015


6-Year-Old Finds Missing Woman - Brevard NC

Thanks to the efforts of 6-year-old Isaiah Rogers, an 82-year-old woman who had been lost and fallen in a field, was found last Tuesday afternoon. Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney said his office received a call around... — Updated 7/6/2015


Master Gardeners To Host Glenn Palmer – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Extension Master Gardeners will host Glenn Palmer for an educational, enlightening and enjoyable presentation Tuesday, July 14. At the age of 89, Palmer, a naturalist and environmentalist, is the longest ser... — Updated 7/6/2015


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