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Motorcyclist Killed On U.S. 276-Brevard NC

Bradley Aaron Phillips of Charlotte was killed Thursday evening after his 2016 Indian Scout Motorcycle collided with a Toyota Yaris on U.S. 276 in Pisgah National Forest. N.C. Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the scene... — Updated 9/11/2017


State Prepares While Current Hurricane Track Indicates More Westward

While Hurricane Irma’s current track appears more favorable for North Carolina, the potential remains for dangerous weather across the state Monday through Tuesday, and Gov. Roy Cooper urged residents to continue with their... — Updated 9/8/2017


County Monitoring Hurricane Irma, Provides Checklist

Transylvania County Emergency Management is collaborating with North Carolina State Emergency Management to monitor projections on the path of Hurricane Irma. While it is not yet known what path the storm will take once it makes... — Updated 9/8/2017

 By Staff Reports    News

Mountain Song Festival Returns Friday For 12th Time

The weather forecast is good and there are only a few tickets available for the 12th Annual Mountain Song Festival this Friday through Sunday The festival, a fundraiser for The... — Updated 9/8/2017


TDA Worried About Government Shutdown

The Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) has reached out to Congressman Mark Meadows to express the organization’s concern about the possible threat of a government shutdown and its impact on the Transylvania... — Updated 9/6/2017

 By Park Baker    News

Experts: Fall Webworms Harmless To Trees

Every fall the webworms come back, but this year, in particular, it seems like they are everywhere. In the western North Carolina region, they favor trees like sourwood and sweet... — Updated 9/6/2017


Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, Keith Thompson’s sermon will be, “The Hard Truth about Neighbors.” Join us in responding to the needs of those recovering from Hurricane Harvey through the Presbyterian Disaste... — Updated 9/6/2017


Celebrate The Constitution

Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invites Transylvania County residents to join in the celebration of Constitution Week Sept. 17-23. The goal is to remind ourselves of the many freedoms we... — Updated 9/6/2017


Legal Notices for August 7, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION File No: 17-E-260 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Robert F. Jaggard of... — Updated 9/6/2017 Full story


Clara "Sue" Messer Taylor

Clara “Sue” Messer Taylor, 77, of Brevard, left her earthly tent for her heavenly rewards in the presence of her husband of 61 years, James “Ed” Taylor, and son, James E. Taylor. She was the daughter of the late Herbert L.... — Updated 9/6/2017


Robert Andrew Thompson III

Robert Andrew Thompson III, beloved husband of Jill Roberts for 30 years, passed to his new life Thursday, June 29, 2017, after a brief battle with untreatable cancer that had broug... — Updated 9/6/2017


Phyliss Ann Talley

Phyliss Ann Talley, born Jan. 22, 1960, past away May 23, 2017. A native of Brevard, she is predeceased by one son. She leaves behind two children and four grandchildren. A Celebration of Life service will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.... — Updated 9/6/2017


Thomas Avery Hawkins

Thomas Avery Hawkins, 78, a native of Brevard, passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, after a 23-year battle with kidney cancer. He was the son of the late James Lamar and Kathleen... — Updated 9/6/2017


Library Boards To Meet Sept. 21

The regular meetings of the Transylvania County Library Board of Trustees and the Transylvania County Library Foundation Board of Directors will be on Thursday, Sept. 21. The meetings will be held in the Connestee Conference Room... — Updated 9/6/2017


Dennis Lee Ausburn

Dennis Lee Ausburn, 66, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. He was the son of the late Donald and Marie Chastian Ausburn. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Stiles Ausburn; son, Justin Ausburn; daughter, Sarah Ausburn;... — Updated 9/6/2017


BC Tennis Fundraiser Set For Saturday

The Brevard College tennis team is proud to announce its 3rd annual BC Tennis Breakfast Mixer and Social this Saturday, Sept. 9, at 9:30 a.m. at the McCoy Tennis Complex on the... — Updated 9/6/2017

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Tiger Defense Faces Tough Task In Shutting Down Cougars

There is no rest for the weary and there won’t be much reprieve for the Rosman Tigers’ defense. One week after giving up nearly 600 rushing yards to Madison, the Tigers face an equally difficult challenge in slowing down the... — Updated 9/6/2017


Lutherans Celebrate By Burning Mortgage Papers

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd inaugurated its Place of Grace campaign in July 2016. The campaign's goal was to retire both of the church's mortgages: the larger with... — Updated 9/6/2017


Main Street Mile Hits Downtown Brevard On Saturday - Brevard, NC

The third annual Main Street Mile returns to Brevard this Saturday at 10 a.m. as part of the Mountain Song Festival. Proceeds from the race will directly benefit the Cindy Platt... — Updated 9/6/2017

 By Philip Latter    Sports

Blue Devils XC Team Puts Together Top 10 Showing At Eye Opener Invtl. - Brevard, NC

Will Coye entered his junior year with two main goals: break 17 minutes for the 5K distance (3.1 miles) and help the boys cross country team qualify for the 2A State Meet. After Saturday’s spectacular race in Spartanburg, Coye... — Updated 9/6/2017

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Blue Devils All Business As They Travel To Face Patriots - Brevard, NC

Much like the death of a childhood pet or a first romance that ended in heartbreak, Brevard football fans will never forget last year’s game against Madison for all the wrong reasons. On that fateful September night, the... — Updated 9/6/2017


Pisgah Foresty Rotary To Meet Sept. 13

Kae Parker, vice chair of the Board of Directors of Smart Start of Transylvania County, will be the guest at the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s Sept. 13 meeting. Early childhood is considered the years from birth to entering... — Updated 9/6/2017


Library To Show Appalachian Music Film - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Library will show David Weintraub's new film on the history of Appalachian music at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Rogow Room. The documentary, "A... — Updated 9/6/2017


Volunteers Prepare For Library's Annual Book Sale - Brevard, NC

Putting on a big book sale every year like the one held by the Transylvania County Library may appear to be a pretty easy, routine affair. For the patrons, you simply walk in the door, browse through thousands of books... — Updated 9/6/2017


Artist Alec Hall Leads Painting Workshop

Painter Alec Hall will lead a presentation and hands on workshop on Sept. 9 at Grace Community Church at 10 a.m. The morning presentation “Animals in Fine Art” will include a Power Point Presentation covering a brief history... — Updated 9/6/2017


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