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 By Matt McGregor    News    May 28, 2018

Spectators Injured During Box Derby Races At Festival

A box derby car swerved into a group of people watching a race Sunday evening during the White Squirrel Festival, causing several injuries. The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. as two racers were going down North Broad Street in Brevard. “One of t...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 28, 2018

Pisgah Forest Options: Traffic Light, Roundabout

Improvements to the intersections at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest and the Forest Gate Shopping Center will include either roundabouts or traffic lights, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT). DOT officials say the project...

 

Flash Flooding Possible As Rain Continues To Fall

As of Monday morning, a flood warning was in effect in Transylvania County until Wednesday because of sub-tropical storm Alberto circulating past the Florida panhandle, according to he National...

 

Staged Waterfall Rescue Planned At Cove Creek

With vacationers arriving throughout outdoor destinations in western North Carolina, park, forest and emergency management leaders will gather to talk about waterfall safety at 10 a.m., Thursday, at Cove Creek Group Campground in Pisgah National...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 28, 2018

TNRC Gets To See Courthouse Creek Logging Project Up Close

A recent field trip with the Transylvania County Natural Resources Council (TNRC) to the logging project off Courthouse Creek Road highlighted the "active management" that some have been talking...

 

Peggy Langa Recognized For 70 Years Of DAR Service

As a young woman living in Jersey City, N.J., Margaret "Peggy" Alma Fish decided that she wanted something to do. She was interested in joining a service organization. On Jan. 26, 1948, her...

 

Troop 703 Honors Veterans At Davidson River Cemetery

Scout Troop 703 and members of the Davidson River Board of Trustees placed 94 American flags at the graves of veterans buried at Davidson River Cemetery on Armed Forces Day. Armed Forces Day, which...

 

Sara Champion Receives The Liston B. Ramsey Award

The Transylvania County Democratic Party has announced that Sara Champion, chair of the Transylvania County Board of Elections, is the recipient of the Liston B. Ramsey Award for Democrat of the Year...

 

Brevard Blues and Barbecue Festival Returns To Music Center June 1-2

Friday and Saturday, June 1 – 2, the Brevard Music Center, in collaboration with 185 Productions, presents the 5th annual Brevard Blues and BBQ Festival. The festival this year boasts a lineup consisting of national and regional blues acts, and...

 

Picturing The Past: War Memorial Dedicated At Camp Straus

Memorial Day, also known as Decoration Day, is a day to remember those who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. The tradition of decorating soldiers' graves with flowers dates back to ancient...

 

Transylvania Public Health Earns Reaccreditation

Transylvania Public Health was one of nine local health departments awarded reaccreditation status by the N.C. Local Health Department Accre-ditation Board on May 18. N.C. is the first state in the country to mandate accreditation for its local...

 

Grandfather Mountain Open Despite U.S. 221 Closure

Heavy rains and flash flooding washed out a portion of U.S. 221 between Linville and Blowing Rock, approximately 2 miles north of the Grand-father Mountain Entrance Gate. According to officials, the damaged section of the highway will be closed indef...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    May 28, 2018

Celebrate National Trails Day This Saturday

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the National Trails System, and on Saturday the American Hiking Society is celebrating its 26 year celebrating National Trails Day, a...

 

RHS Sponsors 17th Annual After-Prom Lock-In

"Have you seen my dress?" "Did you buy your tickets yet?" "Will you be on my 3x3 team? We're going to beat everyone else!" "I hope I win that kayak or the PS4!" "Did you hear we're having laser tag...

 

TCTDA Sees Applicants For Local Tourism Grants

The Transylvania County Tourism Development Auth-ority has finalized its 2018/19 fiscal year Tourism Grant Program and is inviting local organizations to apply. Applications are now available on the Land of Waterfalls website at: www.visitwaterfalls....

 

Connestee Falls Program Awards Scholarship Announced

By Nona Walker The Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program awarded 15 scholarships at the 35th recognition evening for Transylvania County Schools, which was held on Thursday, May 17, in the...

 

Soil & Water District Hosts Awards Banquet

Around 60 people gathered in the Rogow Room of the library to attend the Transylvania Soil and Water Conservation District's (SWCD) annual appreciation and awards banquet. The district hosts this...

 

Legal notices: May 28, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO: 18-E-166 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CALMER ANTHONY ERSNESS, JR. EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as...

 

Perfect Balance Announces New Trainer, Programs

Perfect Balance Physical Therapy has announced the newest addition to its team, personal trainer Jimmy Burger. Burger is from Englewood, Fla., where he previously served as the Sky Family YMCA...

 

Uber And Lyft Resume Airport Service

The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) has announced that an agreement has been reached to return ride share services to the airport. The airport is amending its ground transportation operating procedures to allow ride share...

 

Sarah Rhuemma Miller

Sarah Rhuemma Miller, 79, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018. She was born Nov. 1, 1938, to the late Valry and Allie Belle Townsend Carter. She was and will always be the beloved mot...

 

Kenneth Lee Curto

Kenneth Lee Curto, 63, of Pisgah Forest, known to family and friends a "Ken" or "Petey," passed peacefully at Mission St. Joseph Hospital, Friday, May 25, 2018, after a brief illness. He was preceded...

 

Park Ridge Health Foundation Gala Raises $180,000

The 25th Annual Park Ridge Health Foundation Gala transported guests back to the era of classic movies to "Experience the Silver Screen." More than 400 people enjoyed the evening of sophisticated fun...

 

Europe Leads On Tech Privacy

Nearly 20 years ago, in January of 1999, Scott McNealy, the chief executive officer of Sun Microsystems, said consumer privacy issues are a “red herring.” “You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it,” McNealy said. While many were aghast at...

 

Make A Difference

There are many reasons Brevard and Transylvania County are remarkable. One of the most notable is the spirit of volunteerism. Community outreach through nonprofit organizations and churches provide many essential services for disadvantaged families....

 

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