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Love Family Closing Brevard Business - Brevard NC

For 46 years, the Love family has been helping countless people celebrate with engagement rings, providing happiness through anniversary gifts and sharing memories with their commun... — Updated 10/11/2018

 

BLT's 'Deathtrap' Provides Halloween Thrills

"Deathtrap," the sole thriller of Brevard Little Theatre's 2018 season, opens Friday, Oct. 12, at the theater in downtown Brevard. The play, running weekends Oct. 12-28, promises... — Updated 10/9/2018

 
 By Norah Davis    News

Support Group Helps Those With Incarcerated Loved Ones - Brevard NC

"How many people in our society never tell anyone that they have a family member who is in prison? And how many people with family members in jail are feeling very much alone?"... — Updated 10/9/2018

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Seeing Florence's Impact Up Close - Brevard NC

From the open cargo door of a Black Hawk helicopter flying 500 feet above southeastern North Carolina in wind and rain, Bobby Cooper, the Emergency Management Services (EMS) directo... — Updated 10/9/2018

 

Spencer To Discuss Nantahala National Forest At Transylvania County Library

The 2018 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in October with a presentation by author and naturalist Marci Spencer as she reveals the history and splendor of the Nantahala National Forest. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, Oct.... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

BC Choirs Celebrate Bernstein Centenary with 'Chichester Psalms'

The Brevard College Choir's annual fall concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Porter Center for Performing Arts on Thursday, Oct. 11. The program focuses on the theme of unity,... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

Biologists Document Widespread Fish Kills

Fisheries biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission continue to document widespread fish kills in eastern North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence. The fish kills are the result of significant declines in disso... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

Nancy Jane Cosby Albyn

Nancy Jane Cosby Albyn, 91, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2018. Widow of architect Richard K. Albyn, she is survived by her son, Keith C. Albyn and his wife, Carole (VanCleave) Albyn; her daughter, Lisa (Albyn) Drummond; four... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

Talmadge Woods

Talmadge Woods, 97, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. He was the son of the late Carl and Mary Queen Woods. He was preceded in death by his wife, Labada Maggard Woods. He worked in Indiana as an installer with an HVAC... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

Margaret Ann Hampton Teague

Margaret Ann Hampton Teague, 79, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. She was born May 11, 1939, in Transylvania County, to the late Hoyt and Lowee Fisher Hampton. Also preceding her in death are her husband, Conley Teague; her... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

Jobless Number Decreases - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in August was 3.8 percent, down from 3.9 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account thos... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

Law & Order: Oct. 8, 2018 - Brevard NC

•Carly Marie Smathers, 26, was arrested on Oct. 4 for one felony count of possession/receiving stolen goods, according to the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office. She was placed in the detention center under a $5,000 bond.... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

Small Papers Reflect Life

(The following is written in celebration of National Newspaper Week, which is Oct. 7-13.) In journalism, newspapers are often divided into two groups: dailies and community newspapers. Nearly all Americans are familiar with the... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

Whitifield-Cargile For County Commissioner

We have a candidate running for one of the two seats for county commissioners who is engaged and well informed about the issues facing Transylvania County. Davis Whitifield-Cargile has been a practicing attorney for several years i... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

Tears To My Eyes

I was witness to a recent happening that brought tears to my eyes. I was sitting in the waiting room at Perfect Balance, the exercise facility in town. I was knitting in bright colors when a gentleman approached me. He was wearing... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

Mahoney Sets High Standards

David Mahoney has served Transylvania County for 27 years. He has worked as a deputy, detective and has been our sheriff since 2006. I found him to be a man of character and high moral standards. He has set high standards for all... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

Thank God For President Trump

This letter is in response to the letter from Terry Brant in the newspaper on Oct. 4. Obviously he did not watch the hearings regarding the accusations Christine Ford made against Judge Kavanaugh. They were both in hearings... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

Monarchs and Midterms

As my husband and I finish up another season of raising, tagging and releasing Monarch butterflies, it is hard not to feel a sense of sadness at their declining numbers in North America and the part humans have played in their decl... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

Not Qualified For Lifetime Appointment

Much of the country, divided though we may be, are riveted to the Senate confirmation hearings for U.S. Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh who has been nominated to become a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Questions regarding hi... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

Mahoney Cares

Every morning shortly after 8 a.m., I receive a call from the Sheriff’s Department – Sissy during the week and Kathy on weekends – asking if I am all right, do I need any help? How reassuring to seniors who live alone and to... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

Indoor Pool Before A Depot

Thanks to the Transylvania County Recreation Department for providing an additional opportunity for community feedback regarding the proposed plan for Silvermont. Choosing the department’s headquarters on Ecusta Road was... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

Edney Supports Public Education

I am registered as an unaffiliated voter, but I am supporting Sam Edney, a Democrat, for state legislature because we both agree on the need to improve North Carolina public education. Since moving to Brevard nearly 15 years ago,... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

Edney Would Fund Rape Test Kits

Hearing those accusations in Washington of “Why did she wait so long?” must be maddening to thousands of North Carolina women who came forward immediately after their sexual assaults. Funding that would pay to test their rape... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

Presenting Rosman's Homecoming Court - Rosman NC

Rosman held its homecoming on Friday, Oct. 5.... — Updated 10/8/2018

 

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