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Violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley To Perform

Asheville-native Noah Bendix-Balgley the first concertmaster of the world-renowned Berlin Philharmonic, will perform his own composition, "Fidl-Fantazye: A Klezmer Concerto," on... — Updated 7/26/2018

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Doggy Day Out Ready To Take The Lead - Brevard NC

The life of a dog in a shelter is stressful and lonely, which is why Joleen Brannigan is seeking approval for a "Doggy Day Out" program, which would allow for dogs to leave the... — Updated 7/24/2018


Blue Ridge Offers 'Cutting Edge' Opportunities

Well-paying jobs in the area are waiting for trained employees to fill them. Blue Ridge Community college offers a computer integrated machining program to train students as... — Updated 7/23/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Brawn Over Brains: Fedora's Remarks About Football, CTE

Larry Tinfoilhat. No, it doesn’t have the same ring to it, but given his recent statements, it’s more befitting for a man whose surname is a type of headgear and whose beliefs fly in the face of facts. Last week, during the... — Updated 7/23/2018


McCurry Named All-Star Game MVP

A game-high 27-point performance, part of a double-double on the night, was enough for Taylor McCurry to win the coveted all-star game MVP award during last Thursday's all-star... — Updated 7/23/2018


Cradle To Host Smokey Bear's Birthday Party

The Cradle of Forestry invites children of all ages to Smokey Bear's Birthday Party on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Smokey Bear turns 74 this year. The fire prevention... — Updated 7/23/2018


Transylvania Students Named To BRCC Spring Dean's List

The following Transylvania County students listed with their program of study were named to the dean’s list at Blue Ridge Community College for the spring semester of 2018. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must be a... — Updated 7/23/2018


Ask Us Answered

What is the status of hiring a new Transylvania County Animal Services director? Transylvania County Manager Jamie Laughter responded: Elma Rae Greene resigned as the director in November 2017. The job was posted in January, and... — Updated 7/23/2018

 By Park Baker    News

Filmmaker Wins Southeast Emmy - Brevard NC

Brevard freelance filmmaker TC Webb won Outstanding Director for a Short Film Category in the Southeast Emmys on Monday. His short film, “Concrete Knows Your Schedule,” was filmed at the Silverstein basketball court using... — Updated 7/23/2018


Community College Offers Continuing Education Classes

Blue Ridge Community College will offer the following continuing edu-cation classes in Transylvania County beginning in August. How to Take Better Pictures: Meets Aug. 15-29, Wednes... — Updated 7/23/2018

 By John Lanier    News

Delay Forces Board To Pay For Trauma Kits And Training -Brevard NC

A delay in funding from the state government prompted the Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday evening to take $126,950 from its fund balance to pay for trauma kits and training. The battle-field type trauma kits... — Updated 7/23/2018


Living Wages Benefit All

Tuesday, July 24, marks the anniversary of the last time the federal minimum wage raised in 2009, and North Carolina has the same $7.25/hour minimum wage as the federal wage. Housing costs alone in Transylvania County have signific... — Updated 7/23/2018

 By Erin Massey    Lifestyles

Why Buying Local Food Is Better For Everyone

Why buy local? What are the benefits of increasing the amount of food purchased from local growers? When a fruit or vegetable is in season, the produce has peak nutritional value... — Updated 7/23/2018


Starfangled Press To Host Talk

Starfangled Press invites visual artists to attend a talk with Joy Poe about building your business skills as an artist. Joy is an artist, and she is currently pursuing her masters in Entrepreneurship at Western Carolina... — Updated 7/23/2018


Friday Gallery Walk Adds Another Destination

Explore art, music and wine at Brevard's Fourth Friday Gallery Walk on July 27 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Thirty-four downtown art galleries, retail stores and restaurants will be... — Updated 7/23/2018


Volunteers Dedicated To Hard Work At Davidson River Cemetery

Several dedicated volunteers have taken on the task of cleaning up the fence line that runs along the Davidson River Cemetery on Jessie Mackey Road. The volunteers worked for two... — Updated 7/23/2018


Raymond Cecil Sawyer

Raymond Cecil Sawyer, 92, died July 14, 2018 in Brevard. He was born in Elizabeth City, N.C., to the late Delia and George Sawyer. He is survived by his children, David Sawyer, of... — Updated 7/23/2018


Lynne Brandenburg Foster

Lynne Brandenburg Foster, 69, of Brevard, passed away quietly in her sleep Monday, July 16, 2018. She was born April 13, 1949, in Burlington, N.C,. to the late Jeannette and Frank B... — Updated 7/23/2018


Alice Louise (King) Morgan

Alice Louise (King) Morgan, 91, died peacefully at her Brevard home, July 19, 2018. She grew up in Wallburg, N.C., and graduated from Mars Hill College and Vanderbilt University... — Updated 7/23/2018


James Robert "Jimmy" Coggins

James Robert "Jimmy" Coggins, 74, of Tuxedo, N.C., passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he... — Updated 7/23/2018


Tragic To Watch Nation Self-Destruct

Donald Trump is to the presidency what a rogue elephant is to a china shop. He creates chaos and destruction everywhere he goes because that’s all he is capable of doing. He confuses friends with enemies and is criminally... — Updated 7/23/2018



A synonym for futile is pointless. Why do some of us keep thinking that the Democrats will ever give the president any credit for anything? It is pointless to hold out hope. They won’t. It’s been obvious since his inauguration... — Updated 7/23/2018


Get Your MAGA Hat

Folks, be sure to get your red MAGA hat now while you can. No doubt the liberals will try to take those away like they want to take away bump stocks. You can support private enterprise up to one billion dollars to lock kids up in... — Updated 7/23/2018



At the July 16 Board of Education meeting, board member Alice Wellborn said she was “uncomfortable” with having to spend money for quasi-battlefield trauma kits that supposedly will be paid for by the state. Her discomfort was... — Updated 7/23/2018


The Night Move Band To Play

Hendersonville’s Music on Main Street concert on Friday, Aug. 3, will feature a wide variety of music performed by The Night Move Band, based out of Taylorsville, N.C. The band has shared the stage with many regional and... — Updated 7/23/2018


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