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Picturing The Past: Franklin Park Was Once A Lake By A Hotel

The Franklin Hotel, built by J. Frances Hays around 1900 on East Main St., was surrounded by an expansive lawn, acres of trees, and a small lake. In 1909 Hays sold the hotel and 80... — Updated 8/24/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Breast Cancer Survivor Recalls Battles For Her Life

When Nancy Stricker got hit with her second diagnosis of breast cancer in 2012, 14 years after her first, she knew she needed to prepare herself for battle. "There is a fine line... — Updated 10/16/2017


Brevard-Davidson River: Preschool Celebrates Sixtieth Anniversary

For 60 years, the Brevard-Davidson River Weekday Preschool has provided young children in the community with a safe, loving environment in which to learn and grow. Today's preschool... — Updated 10/16/2017

 By John Lanier    News

Drug Addiction Solution: Connection

More than 100 people attended a program entitled “Everything You Think You Know About Drug Addiction Is Wrong” at the Unitarian Universalist Church Wednesday evening. “Tonight, we are going to try to undue some of the myths a... — Updated 10/16/2017

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Approves Contract With Economic Alliance

The Transylvania Economic Alliance’s contract with the county has been changed to a yearly one, with slightly different expectations and requirements. The county’s initial contract with the Alliance, which was signed in... — Updated 10/16/2017


Mary Ruth Snow Shipman

Mary Ruth Snow Shipman, 94, passed away peacefully at FirstHealth Hospice House Oct. 12, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held at Bethesda Presbyterian Church Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. A reception will follow in the... — Updated 10/16/2017


Charles Russell Petit

Charles Russell Petit, 90, of Rosman, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. He was the son of the late Oto and Ida Whitmire Petit. He was preceded in death by his... — Updated 10/16/2017


Ted Jahu McCall

Ted Jahu McCall, 68, of Lake Toxaway, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at the Elizabeth House. He was the son of the late Flemming and Grace Galloway McCall. He... — Updated 10/16/2017


Sherman Knox

The Lord was observing things around him Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, when he realized someone was missing. He told the angels to go place a visit to Sherman Knox at his earthly home located at 217 Duckworth Ave. in Brevard. God knew... — Updated 10/16/2017


The Lengthening Of Shadows

The air was warm, and the sun on our backs made for a comfortable fall day casting to deep pools and long runs of broken water on an October trout stream. It was the kind of day... — Updated 10/16/2017


Legal Notices for October 16, 2017



Guest Column: Is Prostate Cancer Screening Necessary?

For nearly three decades, our county has placed a high emphasis on the importance of screenings, and particularly on prostate screenings for men. One might ask why we continue to draw so much attention to and promote awareness of... — Updated 10/16/2017


Agriculture Rodeo

Did you know that Transylvania County has various pieces of agriculture equipment available for the public to rent or borrow? Such pieces include a lime spreader, weed wiper, a... — Updated 10/16/2017


Down By The Barn: Stories And Music Continues Oct. 21

Enjoy a family evening of fall fun on Saturday, Oct. 21, with mountain tales, slightly spooky stories and old-time songs told by local storyteller and musician Gary Greene at the Allison-Deaver Barn. Bring a chair or blanket, for... — Updated 10/16/2017


Marines To Celebrate Birthday

The old adage “once a Marine, always a Marine” will be invoked again in Brevard on Nov. 10. The occasion will be the 242nd anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps, as celebrated by the Mountain Marines, an unofficial group of... — Updated 10/16/2017


Guest Column: Making The Transition To Middle School

Have you ever wondered what the transition to middle school is like in the eyes of a sixth grader? As a former Rosman Elementary student, middle school is known as “moving across the river.” This phrase comes from the French... — Updated 10/16/2017

 By Cora Niver    Education

Arts Sale To Help Somalian Hope Village School - Brevard, NC

Long-time Brevard resident and retired educator Yangchin Yang is spearheading a local fundraiser for the Hope Village School in Somalia. The event will be an Arts and Crafts Sale... — Updated 10/16/2017


Everyday Education: Inspiring Greatness, One Child At A Time - Rosman, NC

The 2016-17 school year was not just a year for focusing on the planning and delivery of stronger reading, writing and math lessons at Rosman Elementary School, not just a year for making sure the social and emotional needs of our... — Updated 10/16/2017


Panthers And United Way Host Playbook LIVE Event - Brevard, NC

Carolina Panthers' alum Chris Draft and United Way of Transylvania County will host a new virtual classroom experience called Character Playbook LIVE on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at... — Updated 10/16/2017


VFW And Auxiliary Hold Bicycle Rodeo/Costume Contest Oct. 21

For more than 10 years, VFW 4309 and its Auxiliary have held a Halloween Fair that included a Bicycle Rodeo. It will be held again this year on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Bike Rodeo is an event to promote... — Updated 10/16/2017


New At The Library: Wiley Cash Recalls Life In N.C. Mills

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Brown, Dan. “Origin.” Harvard’s religious iconology professor Robert Langdon is attending a presentation on a discovery that could “change the... — Updated 10/16/2017


St. Philip's To Present Organ Recital Friday - Brevard, NC

St. Philip's Episcopal Church will present Dr. Harvey Miller and Adelaide Kersh in a program of sacred music on Friday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. in the church located at 256 E. Main St.... — Updated 10/16/2017

 By Bethany Rundell    Arts

'A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court' Opens - Brevard, NC

Theater Review By Bethany Rundell As a recent honored graduate of engineering, Hank Bennett – a self-proclaimed "Yankee" from Hartford – believes the concept of time is... — Updated 10/16/2017


Cradle Of Forestry Presents 'The Legend Of Tommy Hodges' - Pisgah Forest, NC

The Cradle of Forestry will entertain audiences with the annual outdoor drama, “The Legend of Tommy Hodges,” on Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21, with shows at 6:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. Evergreen Packaging is the... — Updated 10/16/2017


Number 7 Arts Gallery To Feature Six Diverse Artists - Brevard, NC

Number 7 Arts Gallery features six artists this October: Marcia Brennan – papier mache and watercolor, Peter Chumbley – acrylics, Elda Brown - fiber, Brenda Cameron -fiber, Diane Kuehn - fiber and brooches, Holland Van Gores -... — Updated 10/16/2017


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