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 By Park Baker    News

Ground Broken On Downtown Project - Brevard NC

Members of the community gathered Tuesday morning at the corner of Broad and Jordan streets in Brevard for a ceremonial groundbreaking of a project that will bring a new... — Updated 8/13/2015


News of Organizations

Embroiderers’ Guild The Laurel Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild America will hold it next monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 3. Sandy Washington, the chapter’s vice-president, will be teaching two Swedish stitches used in... — Updated 8/12/2015


'Precious Cargo' Campaign To Reduce Heatstroke Deaths – Brevard NC

A simple piece of paper might help reduce heatstroke deaths: that's the hope of some groups here in Transylvania County. Back in June, Chris Biecker, director of Moody-Connolly... — Updated 8/12/2015


Dave Desmelik To Play At Farmers Market Saturday – Brevard NC

Brevard musician Dave Desmelik will be playing at the Transylvania Farmers Market Saturday morning, Aug. 15. Desmelik is a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose musical focus... — Updated 8/12/2015


Eubanks Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Bobby Joe Eubanks and Carolyn McCoy were married Aug. 15, 1965, at Little Cove Mission in Brevard. They have two sons, Jeffrey and wife, Kim, and Kelley Eubanks, all of Brevard,... — Updated 8/12/2015


Aikens Celebrate 60 Years Of Marriage

Earl and Shirley Aiken, of Brevard, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 16, 2015, with a private reception. They were married Aug. 16, 1955, in Pickens, S.C. They... — Updated 8/12/2015


District 1 NCSDAR Meeting Held On August 7 – Brevard NC

The 2015 District 1 Meeting of North Carolina Society Daughters of the American Revolution was held at the Hendersonville Country Club Friday, Aug. 7. This annual meeting was... — Updated 8/12/2015


Local Dairy And Popular Bottles On Display – Brevard NC

Nothing evokes a summer memory like cracking the cap off of a cold bottle of soda. Somehow, it always seemed more special when it was in a glass bottle. Pete Raines, of Pisgah... — Updated 8/12/2015


Hair Cuts To Benefit Cancer Patient

Local residents can help defray the medical costs for the family of Gage Guffey by getting their hair cut at New Hope Salon from Aug. 18-21. Fifty percent of all hair cuts and green treatments will go to help pay Guffey’s... — Updated 8/12/2015


Community Health Centers Provide Essential Care

Even as more Americans gain health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, a serious health care problem persists nationwide: a shortage of places to go to receive the primary... — Updated 8/12/2015


Charity Challenge To Benefit Local Groups – Brevard NC

Seventeen local charities will have the chance to receive an additional $500 at Food Matters Market’s third anniversary event Aug. 15 from 1-5 p.m. Throughout the year, Food Matters Market gives back to the community through its... — Updated 8/12/2015


Dodson-Littleton Reunion Planned – Brevard NC

The 38th annual Dodson-Littleton reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, at 17 Dodson Flats in Brevard across from TVS on Old Highway 64. They will eat at 2 p.m. All friends and family of Alvin Dodson and Flora (Polly) Littleton... — Updated 8/12/2015


Comprehensive Plan Survey Deadline Is Saturday At Noon – Brevard NC

The deadline to participate in Transylvania County’s 2025 Comprehensive Plan is noon Saturday, Aug. 15. By last Friday, 2,023 surveys had been returned to the county Planning and Community Development office, which is located at... — Updated 8/12/2015


Lions Club Thanks Looking Glass Eye Center

A Certificate of Appreciation is given to Dr. Craig Secosan (middle) of Looking Glass Eye Center by Lions Club President James Hackler (left) and Secretary Ed Brackney (right) "for... — Updated 8/12/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    Features

Yoga, Paddleboards: Zen On The Water

For those looking for an activity that combines the natural challenges of yoga with the placid beauty of nature, paddleboard yoga is for you. Dancing Trees Yoga, owned and operated... — Updated 8/12/2015

 By Park Baker    News

Festival Celebrating 10 Years Of Music, Helping Local Club - Brevard NC

Ten years ago, local musicians John Felty and Woody Platt were looking for a way to raise needed money for the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County and host a... — Updated 8/12/2015


Keep Railroad Tracks

I’ve been reading about the “Rails to Trails” movement here in Transylvania County. A note of caution: once you pull up the railroad tracks, there will never again be rail service here. Do we know for sure there will never... — Updated 8/12/2015


Bad Bicyclist Behavior?

It happened to us three drivers Friday, July 31, on Gallimore Road. Another group of bicyclists not riding single file with drivers behind and running stop signs! Every time we came up behind one of these groups, they spread out... — Updated 8/12/2015


Bundling Rates

I recently had a discussion with Comporium regarding our billing when our monthly bill jumped about $40 higher per month. One of Comporium’s customer service reps told me our “bundle came off.” I asked her what that meant.... — Updated 8/12/2015


Drinking And Parental Denial

Most parents want to believe the best about their children. Parents want to believe their children are intelligent, attractive, talented, social and moral. To a degree, children need that. Not only do they need to have someone love... — Updated 8/12/2015


Haywood Electric

I believe the directors of Haywood Electric discriminate against thousands of members by refusing to permit them to compete for representation on the board. The board has passed a rule that only a person who “lives in the... — Updated 8/12/2015


Marius H. Wells

Marius H. Wells, 49, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015.         A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Dr. Marius H. and... — Updated 8/12/2015

 By John Lanier    News

Rosman Aldermen Postpone Decision On ABC Board - Brevard NC

The Rosman Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to postpone making a decision on forming an ABC Board until its next meeting. At the aldermen’s regularly scheduled July meeting, Laurie Lee, director of the Pricing Division of... — Updated 8/12/2015

 By Derek McKissock    News

City Taking Another Look At Water - Brevard NC

For the past few years, Brevard has seemed, outwardly at least, on a path to eventually build a new water plant, but since former city manager Joe Moore resigned March 31 that project’s progress is less clear. Interim City... — Updated 8/12/2015


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