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Cooper Signs Executive Orders In Anticipation of Gas Shortages

In anticipation of gasoline shortages caused by Hurricane Harvey, Gov. Roy Cooper issued executive orders Thursday that will help maintain gasoline supplies for North Carolina. “Hurricane Harvey’s damage to refineries in Texas... — Updated 9/1/2017

 By Matt McGregor    News

Hurricane Harvey Hits Home For Former Local - Brevard, NC

As Hurricane Harvey moves out of Houston, Texas, leaving the city with record-breaking rainfall and 30 confirmed deaths, former Brevard local Keith Whitt, who now lives in Houston,... — Updated 8/31/2017


Parker Picked As Veterans Group's President

Pisgah Forest resident Joe J. Parker has been selected by the 8,000-member Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) to serve as the organization's 41st national president. The... — Updated 8/31/2017

 By Matt McGregor    News

Tricky Turkey Causing Traffic Troubles Hard To Catch - Brevard, NC

A renegade, car-chasing turkey has been sighted paying frequent visits to Rosman Highway, wreaking mild havoc in traffic. Many fear for its safety, as well as the safety of... — Updated 8/31/2017


Farm Fair Scheduled For This Saturday - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Farmers Market will carry on the tradition of an annual Farm Fair, hosting the event Saturday, Sept. 2, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. An event that celebrates local farmer... — Updated 8/30/2017


Ranger To Discuss Protecting Homes From Wildfire Sept. 7

Transylvania County Ranger Frank (Buster) Rogers will speak on "Protecting Your Home from Wildfires" at the Discover Natural Transylvania program in the Transylvania County Library... — Updated 8/30/2017


Legal Notices For August 31, 2017



Ray Calvin Martin

Ray Calvin Martin, 84, of Lake Toxaway passed away Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. He was the son of the late Parker and Lillie Mae Hill Martin. He was preceded in death by his son, Roger... — Updated 8/30/2017


Patricia Evans McKendree

Patricia Evans McKendree, beloved wife and mother, and dear friend, went to be with her heavenly Father Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Born in Washington, D.C., she was he daughter of the late Robert Francis and Velma Irene Winters... — Updated 8/30/2017


James Edward Holpp

James Edward Holpp, 84, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. He was the son of the late Lester and Alice Wilford Holpp. His wife, Dorothy Holpp, and brothers, Bill and Carl Holpp, preceded him in death. Survivors... — Updated 8/30/2017


Virginia "Jinny" Robertson Heckert

Virginia "Jinny" Robertson Heckert, wife of the late Robert "Bob" Heckert, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, N.C. She... — Updated 8/30/2017


Victoria "Vicki" McGee Farmer

Victoria "Vicki" McGee Farmer, 70, of Hickory, passed away at her residence, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Born in Catawba County June 10, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Milton... — Updated 8/30/2017


Ruth Anita Crowe

Ruth Anita Crowe, 71, of Brevard, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at her home. Born Sept. 16, 1945, in New York, she was a daughter of the late Patrick Henry and Ruth Schults Quinlan. In addition to her parents, she... — Updated 8/30/2017


Barbara Sue Bridges

Barbara Sue Bridges, 63, passed away Aug. 29, 2017. A native of Brevard, she had lived for many years in her family home of four generations on Probart Street. She was a loving... — Updated 8/30/2017

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Lady Blue Devils Put Up Tough Fight In Loss To Lions - Brevard, NC

They didn't get the result, but the Brevard Lady Blue Devil volleyball team looked markedly improved from the beginning of the season in a 3-0 loss to undefeated Asheville Christian... — Updated 8/30/2017

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Tigers Travel To Madison Seeking First Win Of The Season - Rosman, NC

So far this season, the only thing left for the Rosman Tiger football team to do is pick up a victory. The offense exploded in week one against East Henderson and the defense buckled down after a rough start to shut out Brevard in... — Updated 8/30/2017


DAR Members Involved In Planning For Constitution Week

At the Brevard City Council meeting on Aug. 22, Mayor Jimmy Harris presented to Portia Odell, Chairwoman of DAR's Constitution Week Committee, the proclamation which states that... — Updated 8/30/2017


Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, Sept. 3, the sacrament of The Lord’s Supper will be observed at both morning services. Keith Thompson’s message for the day will be “Communion: A Closer Look.” Special music... — Updated 8/30/2017


The Journey Inward: What Wisdom Can Be Found In The 23rd Psalm?

The 23rd Psalm carries a profound message about the rhythm of life. Sometimes our cup overflows; other times we walk through the valley of the shadow of death when we feel like our very self is on the line. There are many people... — Updated 8/30/2017

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Blue Devils Look For Second Straight Win Against Wildcats - Brevard, NC

After defeating their cross-county rivals last Friday, the Brevard Blue Devils will look to keep up their success in their first ever meeting against the Draughn Wildcats. Draughn (0-2) hails from the Northwestern Foothills Confere... — Updated 8/30/2017


Raising Wages Picnic Planned For Sept. 2

The people of Transylvania County are invited to the Raising Wages Labor Day Weekend Picnic to be held Sept. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Silvermont park. Research polls show a majority of citizens in North Carolina support... — Updated 8/30/2017


Transylvanians In College

Southwestern Community College More than 385 graduates earned their associate degrees, diplomas and/or certificates from Southwestern Community College this spring. Megan Paige Richardson of Brevard received a certificate in... — Updated 8/30/2017


Young Musician Anthony To Give Organ Concert - Brevard, NC

Nolan Anthony, one of western North Carolina's most talented young musicians, will present an organ concert Sunday, Sept. 10, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Brevard.... — Updated 8/30/2017


TC Arts Council To Offer Pottery Classes - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has space on Monday and Wednesday mornings for potters to come in and work on hand building and wheel throwing. The Open Studio times are... — Updated 8/30/2017


Aaron Alderman's Sculpture Installed In Iowa

A five piece sculpture commission, entitled "Fading Cultures," by Brevard-area sculptor J. Aaron Alderman, was installed in the city of Marion, Iowa, in mid-August. The... — Updated 8/30/2017


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