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BHS Band Leader Will Not Face Criminal Charges - Brevard NC

James Leatherwood, Brevard High School’s band leader, will not face any criminal charges, according to the office of District Attorney Greg Newman. Leatherwood had been placed on administrative leave pending the results of an... — Updated 8/30/2016


Spiers To Feature Nevins' Art – Brevard NC

Brevard College’s first art exhibition of the year kicks off Friday, Sept. 2 in the Sims Art Building’s Spiers Gallery. The show, “Daniel Nevins / a retrospective” opens with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday and runs... — Updated 8/29/2016


Author Explores People Who Fake Their Deaths

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Evanovich, Janet. “Curious Minds.” On the one hand, Emerson Knight is shy and awkward, but on the other he is rich and handsome. Riley Moon is a... — Updated 8/29/2016


Second Authors' Forum Scheduled For Sept. 1 – Brevard NC

On Thursday, Sept. 1, The Friends of The Transylvania County Public Library will host its second authors' forum in conjunction with The Brevard Authors Guild. As with the first... — Updated 8/29/2016


Blue, Orange Pride On Show Friday Night – Transylvania County NC

Brevard High School may have beaten Rosman High School 41-7 Friday night on the football field, but the honors were pretty equal, as far as school spirit, between both sets of... — Updated 8/29/2016


Back To School

Transylvania County students head back to school today. Photos show students from Brevard Middle School and Pisgah Forest Elementary School. (Times photos by Park Baker and Derek... — Updated 8/29/2016


Brandenburg To Lead Youth Strings - Brevard NC

Stefanie Brandenburg has been named the new administrator for Transylvania Youth Strings. Brandenburg and her husband, Jim, who used to work at Gaia Herbs and is now the head of... — Updated 8/29/2016


Driver License Mobile Unit Now In Place- Brevard NC

A mobile unit is now open to the public at the site of the Brevard Driver License Office. The DMV mobile unit is located in the parking lot of the Brevard office at 50 Commerce St.... — Updated 8/29/2016


Commissioners OK 50,000-Square-Foot New Building Plan - Brevard NC

Transylvania commissioners have approved a project that will help create jobs and, they believe, ultimately generate funds to reinvest in economic development efforts in the... — Updated 8/29/2016


Richard Blake Zingre

Richard Blake Zingre, 96, of Brevard, whom most of us know as "Dick," "Mr. Jingles" or the "Chief," passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of... — Updated 8/29/2016


Maye Ledford Winget

Maye Ledford Winget, 99, of Brevard, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at her home. She was a daughter of the late Colon Alonzo Ledford and Creola Guffey Ledford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death... — Updated 8/29/2016


Mary Lou Galloway Summey

Mary Lou Galloway Summey, 81, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Lesco and Ruby Masters Galloway. She was also preceded in death by a... — Updated 8/29/2016


Carolyn Pollie

Carolyn Pollie, nee Carolyn Jeanne Merion, died at home in Virginia Beach July 28, 2016. She was 89. She was predeceased by her parents, Nathaniel and Gladys Hitchcock Merion; her... — Updated 8/29/2016


Loretta Merlene (Young) Payton

Loretta Merlene (Young) Payton, born Tuesday, April 4, 1961 at Carlswell AFB in Fort Worth, Texas to Loren Arthur Young Sr. and Julia Merlene (Redden) Young, passed from this life Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, after a lengthy time with... — Updated 8/29/2016


Lionel McCall

Lionel McCall, 86, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016.    Arrangements are incomplete.    Moody-Connolly Funeral Home is caring for the family.... — Updated 8/29/2016


Paul E. Koenig

Paul E. Koenig, of Brevard, most recently Penrose, died Aug. 20, 2016, at the age of 87, after struggling with Parkinson's. He was born May 30, 1929 in Gallup, N.M. to Marie and Leo... — Updated 8/29/2016


Beatrice Harris Hemphill

Beatrice Harris Hemphill, 89, of Marion, N.C., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Rose Hill Retirement Community. Born in McDowell County, Nov. 8, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Joshua Hall H... — Updated 8/29/2016


A Most Fitting Tribute

Last Friday night prior to the Brevard-Rosman football game, a ceremony was held naming the football field at Rosman’s Silversteen Stadium the William J. “Coach” Cathey Jr. Athletic Field. It was a most fitting attribute.... — Updated 8/29/2016


Legal Notices for August 29, 2016

NOTICE OF THE RELOCATION OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE Notice is hereby given that the Transylvania County Board of Elections office will be relocated to the Transylvania County Election Center located at, 150 South Gaston... — Updated 8/29/2016 Full story


Chamber Hosting Candidate Forum At The Library - Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates’ forum at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, in the library’s Rogow Room. Candidates for the Board of Education Board, N.C. House of Representatives (District... — Updated 8/29/2016


Say No To Bypass

Regarding Mike Di Rocco’s excellent letter (and other writers previously) about the proposed West Loop, I wonder why our elected officials aren’t busy trying to save taxpayer money rather than spend it? The proposed West Loop... — Updated 8/29/2016


Where's The 'Beef' For Internet In Plan?

It took several Internet searches, but I was finally able to find a draft of the 2025 Comprehensive Plan dated Aug. 11, 2016. Page 17 is devoted to Communication and reflects that Transylvania County has insufficient Internet, not... — Updated 8/29/2016


Transformed And Forgotten

I am diminished when, for your own purposes, you call me a minority and suggest that I am incapable of getting myself to the voting booth without you. I am diminished when, for your own purposes, you call me uneducated and suggest... — Updated 8/29/2016


Insurance Companies Are Quite Profitable

In his letter discussing “the slow demise” of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, Charles Brendle (Aug. 25) claims the reason for the “defection is simple” – insurance companies “cannot sustain profits.” Really?... — Updated 8/29/2016


Highway 280

In the past few weeks there have been two horrific accidents on Highway 280 in the area of Little Mountain. Miraculously, no one was killed in either of those accidents, even though some of the vehicles were crushed like a... — Updated 8/29/2016


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