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How To Earn A College Scholarship

The cost of a college education continues to rise. The College Board says the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2015-2016 school year was $32,405 at private colleges, $9,410 for state...

 

TAG Announces Summer Arts Showcase Winners

The Transylvania Art Guild (TAG) partnered with the Transylvania Community Arts Council to present their annual Summer Arts Showcase in late June. The judge was Cathyann Burgess, an artist from the...

 

High School Classmates Are Extended Family

Hannah Camenzind and Ryan Fitzpatrick were classmates in the Brevard High School class of 2001. Both received Connestee Falls scholarships during their senior year. And now they are almost family, as...

 

Items To Consider When Outfitting A Home Gym

Home gyms can make working out more efficient, saving time driving to a fitness facility and enabling people to stick to a workout regimen during inclement weather. Having a gym at home also may...

 

Reflections On The Biden, Harris Dialogue

The Biden-Harris dispute in the first Democratic debate is old news by now. Or is it? Didn’t that moment represent something bigger about our country and ourselves? Surely, that was a stunning moment. Kamala Harris, Senator from California and...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian All are welcome for worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. this Sunday at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Sarah Grace Montgomery will preach from Luke 11:1-11, with a sermon titled “The Gift....

 

Balsam Grove News

Yard Sale There will be a huge indoor yard sale in the metal building of the Balsam Grove Community Center from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 27. Come out and shop in the comfort of air conditioning. Breakfast will be available in the brick buildi...

 

Cathey's Creek News

In The Bible Mission In the Bible Mission meets every Sunday morning at the Cathey’s Creek Community Center, Sunday school/Bible study starts at 10 a.m. and preaching service starts at 11 a.m. Folks from the church have been doing a great job of...

 

Board Right To Increase Salaries

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners are to be commended for voting unanimously to implement a new pay plan that would increase salaries for county employees. Implementation of the plan is estimated to cost $2.7 million, but the cost will...

 

President Stands Up For America

For the last few months, relentless drivel against our current president has been in the forefront on every media available. One has to wonder if this divisive garbage is ever going to cease. Many people don’t like Trump because he’s not a...

 

Lake Toxaway News

Dinner And Music For July 26 The band playing on Friday is Nick Chandler & Delivered, a hard-driving traditional bluegrass band from western North Carolina. This band has been together since...

 

BHS Class Of 1954 To Celebrate Its 65th Anniversary At Reunion

The graduation class of 1954 at Brevard High School will hold its 65th anniversary reunion on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m. at the Fish Camp. Call Becky Huggins at (828) 877-3843 (home) or (828) 553-2017 (cell) if you can attend. All classmates are...

 

Fisher Realty Welcomes Jennifer DiLemme To Its Brevard Office Team

Jennifer DiLemme has joined the sales force at Fisher Realty’s Brevard office. An eighth generation Transylvania native, DiLemme grew up in Knoxville, Tenn., but always returned to Brevard to spend...

 
 By John Lanier    Features    July 25, 2019

From International Law To Conducting: BMC's Ken Lam Offers Unique Perspective

Given the circuitous route he took to reach his current positions in the world of classical music, Ken Lam, the current resident conductor at the Brevard Music Center, has a rather unique...

 

Legal Notices: July 25, 2019

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 19E202 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Judith Bernice Bernson of Transylvania...

 
 Events   

Discover Natural Transylvania Library Program To Offer 'Birds Of WNC' On Aug. 1

Discover Natural Transylvania programs at the Transylvania County Library resume on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m. with "Birds of Western North Carolina." Mary Freudenberg with the Transylvania County...

 

Eat Local Shop Local, Support Businesses And Neighbors

Eat Local Shop Local 2019 focused on keeping things local and charted a record number of 66 sponsors participating in the event. Eateries and shops throughout the county, including locations in...

 

From County Shelter: More Pets Are Available For Adoption – Transylvania County, NC

These pets and many others are available for adoption from Transylvania County Animal Services. The shelter, which is located at 1124 Old Rosman Highway, is open from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Tuesday...

 

Cedar Mountain News

C.A.T.S. Summer Comedy Hour At 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, in the Cherokee room at Connestee there will be four short plays directed by Carol Bilger: “The Revenge of the Red Feather Ladies” by Maxine Holmgren, with June Stacy, Judy Patrick,...

 

RHS Class Of 2004 To Hold Reunion

The Rosman High School graduating class of 2004 will be celebrating their 15-year reunion Aug. 2 and 3. All classmates, their families, teachers and staff are invited to join in the celebrations. Call or email Jessica Whitmire with any questions at...

 

Dunn's Rock News

Dog-filled Evening Dunn's Rock residents gathered on Thursday to enjoy Dewey Aiken's grilled hot dogs and the bounty of local gardens – fresh corn on the cob, delicious cabbage made into coleslaw...

 

Free Workshops Offered At Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of August. Online registration is required for the workshops,...

 

Art Of The Mountains Show Opens Friday – Brevard, NC

Explore art, music and wine in downtown Brevard on Friday, July 26 at the Brevard Fourth Friday Gallery Walk. This is a free event from 5 to 8 p.m. Tammy Hopkins, executive director at the TC Arts...

 

Calvary Baptist Takes First Place In Coed Tournament

After finishing in second place during the regular season, the Calvary Baptist 2 team ran the table to close out the season and win the coed softball championship tournament Tuesday night. Coming in...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 25, 2019

Commissioners Approve $2.7 Million Pay Plan – Transylvania County, NC

The Board of Commissioners Monday unanimously approved a roughly $2.7 million pay plan the board believes will help make the county more competitive in recruiting and retaining quality employees. County employees’ pay will be adjusted in September...

 

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