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Picturing The Past: Stinson's Stories Give Readers A Picture Of Mountain Life

Vera Jones Stinson was born into a family of storytellers and was a natural storyteller herself. She was born and raised in Cedar Mountain, where her father was the caretaker at the hotel at Caesar's...

 

2018 National Allison Family Reunion Marking 360 Years In America Will Be Held Oct. 19-20

The 2018 National Allison Family Reunion will be held in Brevard on the weekend of Oct. 19-20 with three events spread across the two days. The 2018 reunion marks the 360th anniversary of the immigrant ancestor, Thomas Allan-son-Allison, Lord of...

 

Local United Way Assisting In Relief Efforts

“While our county got lucky in this recent storm, our sister counties close to the coast were not so lucky. United Way of Transylvania County is pleased to share ways to assist those who were hit hard by Hurricane Florence,” said CEO Steve...

 

Marcum Named New Branch Manager At United Community

United Community Bank has announced that Brittany Marcum is the new branch manager at its downtown Brevard office. Marcum will work closely with Relationship Manager Kim Green, who has been...

 

Riversong Veterinary Clinic Celebrating 10 Years Of Helping Area Animals

Riversong Veterinary Clinic is celebrating its 10th year of loving and treating the pets of Transylvania and surrounding counties with a unique integrative approach. Services available for small animals at Riversong include acupuncture, herbal...

 

Dr. Angus Graham To Discuss Joint, Shoulder And Knee Injuries

The public is invited to the upcoming “Dessert with the Doc” talks in the Carlson Conference Room at Transylvania Regional Hospital. These talks are free. Register for each talk by calling (828) 883-5130. Seating is limited to 65 people....

 

The Blue Moon Gallery Moves To Downtown

A celebratory crowd was on hand Tuesday, Sept. 25, to welcome Blue Moon Gallery to downtown Brevard. Rob Travis recently moved the gallery location from Cedar Mountain to 24 E. Main St. The official...

 

New Fitness Center To Open On Deerlake Road In Brevard

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for a new fitness center called 828 FIT, located at 50 Deerlake Road in Brevard. The 10,000-square-foot facility will include high-end and state-of-the art...

 

Wolfbrew Bottle Shop To Open At 36 Main St.

Downtown Brevard will have a new business later this fall as Wolfbrew Bottle Shop is slated to open in the alley at 36 Main St. in late 2018. A retail shop to purchase bottled and canned craft beer, t...

 

Cradle Of Forestry To Host Forest Festival Day And Woodsmen's Meet On Oct. 6

The Cradle of Forestry invites people of all ages to celebrate the forest heritage of western North Carolina during the annual Forest Festival Day from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6. This is the Cradle’s largest event of the year. This...

 

Massimino Encourages Youth To Persevere

For NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, the fourth time was a charm. Massimino, who was on two missions to repair the Hubble space telescope, flew as fast as any astronaut and inspired the role of George...

 

Information Has Been Provided

Prior to the school board meeting held at Brevard High School last Monday evening, on its Facebook page the Transylvania County Republican Party said it needed a “large number of conservatives” to attend the meeting for several reasons. Some of...

 

Like Making Sausage

I have just watched the gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing investigating Dr. Blasey Ford’s accusation against Judge Kavanaugh. Viewing their proceedings reminded me of the old adage: Watching Congress at work...

 

Put Meadows Out To Pasture

Rep. Mark Meadows has lost touch with the people of the 11th congressional district. He spends his time pimping for Trump, promoting the so-called Freedom Forum in Congress and shilling for Fox News. Meadows bills himself as a conservative, but in...

 

Amendments And Street Signs

This voting period there are six proposed North Carolina consti-tutional amendments. These amendments will cost poor people more money; ignore North Carolina’s current strong and vibrant Victim’s Rights Law; attack the separation of powers by tak...

 

Witherspoon, Club Are Great Assets

As a minor donor in support of the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County, I check in on their activities as I can from California. I was sorry to read that Jackie Witherspoon was leaving their staff, and after I read your article...

 

Concerned About 'Service Dog' Abuse

I would like to start out saying I do care about animals, but there is a time and place for them. I have been in grocery stores lately and a lady was standing at the meat department with a dog over top of the meat. This is very concerning to me....

 

Depot Is Money Drain

I agree completely with Allen Owen regarding the poor condition of city streets. The railroad depot idea is ill-conceived and will only be another money drain for local taxpayers to fund. There is no reason the city should build and pay for a...

 

Kavanaugh

Isn’t this hearing a job interview? They keep talking about due process like this was a court room. I take this hearing to be a job interview for a lifetime job. If I were interviewing Judge Kavanaugh with all this suspicious baggage, I would not...

 

Vote For Mahoney

I am writing in support of David Mahoney as sheriff of Transylvania County. I have known David for a number of years. He worked for me as a summer employee during his college years. I have found him to be a reliable, hardworking, honest employee. As...

 

Resource To Promote Resiliency

We would like to thank the C.A.R.E. Coalition of Transylvania County for providing the funding for the Trauma, Stress and Building Resiliency workshop that Meridian Behavioral Health Services staff presented at our church on Sept. 6. The program...

 

Support Local

I was around town last week soliciting donations to help restore and maintain the historic Silversteen mansion at Silvermont park. One of the perks of an early donation was an invitation to set up a table at the annual Pumpkin Fest to be held Oct....

 

Legislative Rape

Thursday’s Senate hearings on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court were palpably vivid and engrossing. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony revealed both vulnerability and courage, and it had the deep ring of truth — she...

 

Sam Edney Supports Common Sense Redistricting

Sam Edney is my choice to represent Transylvania County and the rest of District 113 in the North Carolina House of Representatives for his support of the League of Women Voters’ common sense “Fair Maps” approach to redistricting. Twenty-one...

 

Republicans Must Go

The president and his party, by their behavior, including the N.C. Legislature, have greatly simplified the normally difficult study and decisions about issues and for whom to vote. All is obvious now: Anyone with a “D” behind his/her name must...

 

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