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Silvermont

Late last month, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners heard a presentation on new site plans for Silvermont. The design proposal calls for the eventual elimination of the site’s basketball and tennis courts. Steven Lee Johnson of...

 

CNN

I’m sure when Ted Turner founded CNN in 1978 he never intended for his network to morph into anything more than an attack dog with its only mission being to oust a sitting president. They got sucked into a firestorm with the president and could...

 

Harold Leon Crane

Harold Leon Crane, 82, of Etowah, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at The Elizabeth House. A native of Transylvania County, he was a son of the late Hayden H. and Grace M. Crane. In addition to his parents...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 9, 2018

Locals Weigh Tariff Impact -Brevard NC

Some local manufacturers, such as Oskar Blues Brewery, say they are taking a financial hit because of the recent import tariffs imposed by the Trump administration, while others aren’t sure what the long-term impact will be. The import tariffs...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 9, 2018

Officials Discuss HCA Visits – Brevard NC

Although still in the due diligence phase, the impacts of Hospital Corporation of America’s (HCA) possible purchase of Mission Health on rural communities was discussed in a recent Facebook Live forum. Karen Vernon, communications director at...

 

Homeless Advocate Shares Struggles, Redemption - Brevard NC

Brevard resident Eric Edwards knows pain, and he knows defeat. Edwards lost his son, Dylan, to leukemia two years ago, and he turned to substance abuse to cope. He also lost his wife to grief, his home and almost his life – self-medicating with...

 

Law & Order -Brevard NC

The Brevard Police Department reported the following arrests: •Dustin Hendricks, 21, was arrested on Aug. 6 for one felony count of breaking and entering and one felony count of larceny after breaking and entering. He was placed in the county...

 

Crystal Ashworth

Crystal Orr Ashworth, 53, of Brevard, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2018, at her home. A native of Brevard, she was the daughter of Thomas Paul and Barbara Reece Orr. In addition to her parents, she is...

 

Sharing House Seeking School Supplies - Brevard NC

Megan Parker of Sharing House reports that nearly half of the expected 600 students have been equipped for school by Sharing House's Back To School program. School begins Aug. 22. "Almost 300 kids...

 

For Local Resident Ted Tawney There Is No Place Like Home - Brevard NC

It’s a full-time job for Ted Tawney to help look after himself. The 66-year-old Brevard resident has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. “Everything I do, I do slowly,” Tawney said recently. Simple things, such as brushing one’s...

 

Greta Kay Kadden

Greta Kay Kadden, of Brevard, passed away peacefully Aug. 1, 2018. Kind, sincere, admired, respected, and beautiful both inside and out, she was a woman of elegance with a great flair for life. Kay,...

 

Linda Hemphill

Linda Hemphill, 68, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at Hendersonville Health and Rehab. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald I. Roseboro Funeral and Cremation Service....

 

Edward Clinton Paxton

Edward Clinton Paxton, 75, of Brevard, passed away Aug. 5, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late A.M. Paxton Jr. and the late Marie Moore Paxton. A volunteer with the Brevard Fire Department for 28 years, he also enjoyed...

 

Speaker To Discuss Trains And Transformation In WNC

Ray Rapp will be the guest speaker for the Transylvania County Historical Society’s August, Sunday History Talk. The free event will be held at the Allison-Deaver House at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12. Hear this informative and entertaining...

 

Community Band Concert Features Soloist Neal Berntsen

The Brevard Community Band will present their "Band and Brass" concert on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 3 p.m. in the Porter Center on the campus of Brevard College. The Band's special guest soloist will be...

 

Transylvania County Handcrafters Guild Holds Show And Sale

Visit the Transylvania County Handcrafters Guild's Artists and Crafters under the tent at Brevard College Aug. 10 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Meet the amazing juried artists and craft...

 

San Francisco-Based Singer-Songwriter To Perform At 185 King Street

Matt Venuti, an artist who truly defies categorization, will perform at 185 King St. on Monday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Venuti is a singer-songwriter, a one-man ensemble and modern day troubadour who to...

 

Brevard Little Theatre To Stage 'Snoopy' Musical

Just as a deed sprouts and grows into a plant, the germ of an idea inspired by a personal experience has blossomed into a local theatrical production. Co-director Brandon Gash recalled playing Linus w...

 

Mountain School Of Strings Embraces Change

Mountain School of Strings began in 2010 as Transylvania Youth Strings (TYS) by the talented fiddler Ellen Lee. Her vision was to reach out to every student in the county and get them introduced to a...

 

Legal Notices: Aug. 9, 2018

ADVERTISEMENT FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA Notice is hereby given that Transylvania County is soliciting proposals from professional firms to implement a new software system to satisfy its Financial (GL, Bank...

 

One Goal of Military Museum Is To Educate

(This is part two of a three-part update on Brevard's WNC Military History Museum as it approaches its Aug. 25 one-year anniversary at 21 E. Main St. Each part of this series will focus on one aspect...

 

Brevard FUMC Announces Retirement Of Weekday Children's Program Director, Mieke Benepe

After 21 years as director of the First United Methodist Weekday Children's Program, Mieke Benepe has announced her intention to retire from her position as director, effective Aug. 17. She found her...

 

Food Matters Market & Café Celebrates Six Years In Brevard

Food Matters Market & Cafe Brevard celebrates six years of business on Saturday, Aug. 11. The store will celebrate with samples from local vendors, a raffle, barbeque and live local music....

 

Rise & Shine Looking For More Volunteers

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of some local students? Can you spare a few hours per month to help a student with homework or a special project? Would you like to help a student be successful in school? If you answered yes” to...

 

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