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Lady Blue Devils Ranked No.1-Brevard NC

The Lady Blue Devils softball team is off to a 9-0 start and is currently ranked first in the state in the 2-A classifications.... — Updated 4/8/2014


Fee Increasing At Sliding Rock-Brevard NC

The daily fee at Sliding Rock Recreation Area is increasing from $1 to $2 per person. Annual passes will remain at $25. Additional revenue is required to operate this extremely... — Updated 4/8/2014


Legal Notices for March.7 2014

ADVERTISEMENT FOR INVITATION FOR BIDS TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA Notice is hereby given that Transylvania County is soliciting bids for Phase II of the Rosman Community Park. Bid Documents will be available for... — Updated 4/8/2014 Full story


Happy Trails

Jerry Dean, owner of the Pisgah Riding Stables (above), leads a group of riders Saturday on Avery Creek. Nicole Hughes, Katie Kovaleski and Christa Cloud mosey along on their... — Updated 4/7/2014

 By Derek McKissock    News

Rick Wood Rallies Local Democrats - Brevard NC

As a former educator, Rick Wood said he's been "particularly upset" by the current state budget and its impact on public schools. Wood, the Democratic Party candidate running for... — Updated 4/7/2014


BLT To Host Auditions – Brevard NC

The Brevard Little Theatre (BLT) will be conducting auditions for “Don’t Dress For Dinner” by Marc Camoletti Saturday, April 12, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 13, at 7 p.m. The auditions will take place at 55 E Jordan Street... — Updated 4/7/2014


Brevard College Senior Art Exhibition To Open – Brevard NC

The Brevard College Art Department will host an opening reception for "Walk About," an exhibition featuring the works of five senior art majors on Friday, April 11. The opening... — Updated 4/7/2014


County Students To Exhibit Art – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council will host the annual Transylvania County Schools Student Art Exhibit from April 7-30. Enjoy artwork by students in Kindergarten through... — Updated 4/7/2014


Author, Musician Ellis To Speak – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Library will celebrate National Library Week 2014 Tuesday, April 15, in the Rogow Room by combining the April Bag Lunch with the Friends annual meeting. The... — Updated 4/7/2014


Virtuoso Violinist Catherine Cho Joins Brevard Philharmonic – Brevard NC

Catherine Cho, violin virtuoso, joins the Brevard Philharmonic Sunday, April 27, at the Porter Center at Brevard College. Cho, praised by The New York Times for her "sublime tone,"... — Updated 4/7/2014


Guardian Ad Litem Volunteers Needed – Transylvania County NC

The Guardian ad Litem program in Transylvania County is looking for volunteers to serve as child advocates for neglected and abused children in the community. Unfortunately, Transylvania County has a shortage of Guardian ad Litem... — Updated 4/7/2014


Meals On Wheels Needs Your Help – Brevard NC

Meals On Wheels (MOW) Of Brevard has been serving Transylvania County residents for over 36 years. They now need help. Not money, but a bit of time. They have an immediate need for substitute drivers. Drivers will be contacted a... — Updated 4/7/2014

 By Peter Barr    Lifestyles

Couple Saves Land, Waterfalls On Johnson Branch – Transylvania County NC

"We know you're here to talk about conservation, but you've got to have the background. There's a foundation to all of this," landowner Morgan Jones told me. Standing with him... — Updated 4/7/2014


Cedar Mountain: A True Summer Community – Cedar Mountain NC

By the 1880s Transylvania County had recovered sufficiently from the Civil War. People were once again coming to the area to enjoy the healthy, natural environment and cool... — Updated 4/7/2014


Brush Fire

A backyard brush fire off Island Ford Road got out of hand on Thursday as high winds and dry conditions accelerated the fire's spread. Local fire departments, including from... — Updated 4/7/2014


New Career As Sculptor Starting To Take Off – Brevard NC

Brevard-based sculptor Mark Connelley watched as a dream nearly five years in the making came to life. Standing at the side of a busy street, hands on his hips and eyes skyward, he... — Updated 4/7/2014


Nice Catch

Fishing season began Saturday in Transylvania County. Rebekah Tinsley (above) made a nice catch. (Times photo by Mike Rogers)... — Updated 4/7/2014


Teachers And The Great Economic Debate

In February I had the privilege of attending the Emerging Issues Forum: Teachers and the Great Economic Debate: How do we train, retain and support world-class teachers in every classroom to secure NC’s future competitiveness? Th... — Updated 4/7/2014 Full story


Keith Ruehl To Speak Thursday - Brevard NC

Keith Ruehl, a Democratic Party candidate for the U.S. Congress’ 11th District, will be the featured speaker at 7 p.m., Thursday at the Transylvania County Democratic Men’s Club meeting at the Pisgah Fish Camp. Ruehl is a... — Updated 4/7/2014

 By Park Baker    News

Local Musician To Receive Inaugural Award - Brevard NC

Local musician Mike Guggino will receive the first ever Arts Achievement Award from UNC-Asheville for his talents as the mandolin player in the Grammy winning Steep Canyon Rangers. Guggino will receive the award during the... — Updated 4/7/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Board Finishes Cell Tower Ordinance - Brevard NC

After nearly a month of work that included four meetings, three draft proposals and countless revisions, the Transylvania County Planning Board unanimously approved its drafttelecommunications tower ordinance during the board’s... — Updated 4/7/2014


Girl Scout Leaders Wanted In Lake Toxaway Area – Lake Toxaway NC

Girl Scouts recently came to T.C. Henderson Elementary to rally girls’ interest in joining a new troop that would cater directly to the families of Lake Toxaway and nearby areas. Currently, girls who participate in Girl Scouts... — Updated 4/7/2014


Births In Transylvania

Kameron Steven Riddle Steven and Nicole Riddle, of Hendersonville, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kameron Steven Riddle, born March 19, 2014, at Park Ridge Hospital... — Updated 4/7/2014

 By John Lanier    News

Analyst: Tax Burden Shifted - Brevard NC

The tax law changes passed by the North Carolina General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory last year shift more of the tax burden from the wealthy to the poor and middle class while reducing public investments.... — Updated 4/7/2014


Hudson Realty Officially Club's New Owner - Brevard NC

The 10-day upset bid period has expired, with no additional bids being submitted for Glen Cannon Country Club. The club’s new owner is now officially Great Oak Pool I, LLC, a Hudson Realty Capital corporation, which bid $840,000... — Updated 4/7/2014


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