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County Looking For Temporary Courtroom Space – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County commissioners face major long-term and short-term decisions on the courthouse. During their regular meeting Monday, commissioners supported the formation of a committee in the next few weeks to tackle the courthouse’s long-term...

 

Fire Tax District Change On The Table – Transylvania County, NC

This fall, Transylvania County will host a series of public information meetings as it considers replacing the various fire tax districts in the county with one single tax district. The Board of Commissioners approved the meetings during its regular...

 

Transylvania's Jobless Rate At 4 Percent In Latest Release

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in July was 4 percent, down from 4.3 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for unemp...

 

Farmers' Market Will Host The Annual Farm Fair Saturday

The Transylvania Farmers’ Market will host the annual Farm Fair, an event sponsored by Transylvania County Farm Bureau, from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday. An event that celebrates local farmers and producers, Farm Fair will include a wide variety...

 

Pedestrian Bridge In Place – Brevard, NC

On Wednesday morning, a 20,000-pound pedestrian footbridge was placed over King’s Creek off Railroad Avenue in Brevard. The 10-foot-wide and 80-foot-long bridge arrived pre-constructed from Contech...

 

Our Anytown Corridor – Brevard, NC

Aesthetically, there are two commercial Brevard’s: downtown and the U.S. 64 corridor from Asheville. The downtown area is authentic and unique. Like many small southern towns, the downtown is anchored by the courthouse. Nearby are vibrant,...

 

Beautify Brevard's Gateway

Congratulations to the mayor and the city council for their support of the motion to hire a landscape architect for the landscaping of the proposed roundabout at the intersection of routes 64, 276 and 280. This is a good first step, however, there...

 

Help Save Our World

I am afraid of major things like nuclear war, climate change, population explosion, food availability for all, military-style guns and more. I’m afraid for my children, but most of all for my grandchildren. My fears are for the earth and all of...

 

Connestee Falls News

Bowling, Italian Style Talk about close! The Connestee Falls summer bocce championship was decided by just 1/8 of an inch. For those unfamiliar with bocce (ba-chee), it’s a team game, highly social...

 

Transylvania County Library Hosts 'Guardians Of Our Troubled Waters'

The Transylvania County Library presents “Guardians of Our Troubled Waters,” a David Weintraub/Center for Cultural Preservation production, in the Rogow Room at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10. What if we could smell our local rivers long before we cou...

 

Why Labor Day Is Worth Celebrating

Labor Day weekend is much-anticipated. Many people look forward to Labor Day weekend because it offers one last extended break to enjoy summer weather. Though summer does not officially end until September is nearly over, for many people Labor Day, w...

 

Officials: Prepare For The Financial Impact Of All Natural Disasters

The fury of Mother Nature's wrath is displayed in vivid color during stormy times of year, including hurricane season. And it seems no area of the planet is safe from such furor. In September 2018,...

 

News of Organizations

The Transylvania County Republican Party Executive Committee will meet Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. in the downstairs conference room of the Community Services Building located on Morgan Street. All Transylvania County Republicans are invited and...

 

Balsam Grove News

Schools Have Started Don’t forget that Transylvania County Schools have started back, so be sure to leave a little earlier in the morning to allow for school bus stops. Children will also be waiting by he side of the roads for the school bus be...

 

Brevard, Rosman Clash Friday Night At Memorial Stadium

The county battle lines will be drawn in blue and orange come Friday night, as the Brevard Blue Devils host the Rosman Tigers. Both teams are coming off week one losses, but the two programs are in very different places. For Brevard, Friday night...

 

BC Cycling Gets Strong Start At Ramblin' Race Weekend

The Brevard College cycling team opened its 2019-20 mountain biking season with a resounding flurry of podium finishes at the Ramblin Race Weekend hosted by Georgia Tech University on Saturday and Sun...

 
 By Jermiah Reed    Sports    August 29, 2019

Lady Tigers Off To Strong Start After Defeating Highlands

It's only two games into the season, but spirits are high surrounding the Rosman Lady Tigers volleyball team following a 3-0 victory over Highlands on Tuesday night. The Lady Tigers controlled the...

 

Master Gardener: Attract Good Bugs To Improve The Landscape

Good Bugs in the Landscape – a presentation by Brevard College Professor, Dr. Maureen Drinkard The word “bugs” often causes us to grimace when we think of creeping insects or stinging hornets. What on earth could be good about any bugs? But in...

 

See Off News

Hello, See Off Mountain! It has been quite a while since your friendly See Off News reporters have updated you on all the happenings on our mountain. As we kick off a new school year, we thought we’d get caught up with a “What I Did This...

 

TRH To Host 'Crush The Crisis,' Opioid Take Back Day Sept. 7

On Saturday, Sept. 7, Transylvania Regional Hospital will host “Crush the Crisis,” an opioid take back event. Law enforcement officers from the Brevard Police Department will be onsite to assist with the collection and disposal of unused...

 

Dr. Graham To Discuss Shoulder Injuries

What should one do when a shoulder is injured or starts hurting? There are several different conditions and injuries that can occur. Dr. Angus Graham, local orthopedic surgeon, is knowledgeable in shoulder injury prevention, conditioning, physical...

 

The Journey Inward: Can Redemption, Restoration Be Part Of Prison System?

The United States has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world, surpassing China, North Korea and Russia. In 2008 the United States had around 24.7 percent of the world’s 9.8 million prisoners but only 4.4 percent of the world’s pop...

 

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