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Parades, Twilight Look To The Skies - Brevard NC

Despite a 50 percent chance of rain this Saturday and temperatures forecast to climb only into the low 50s, Brevard’s Christmas Parade and Twilight Tour are going ahead as planned. The annual Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of... — Updated 12/6/2013 Full story


Santa Scheduled To Visit Farmers Market This Saturday – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Farmers Market has announced that Santa Claus will be visiting their Holiday Fest Saturday, Dec. 7. Holiday Fest runs from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and Santa is expected to arrive at 9:30 a.m. to meet children and pose for... — Updated 12/6/2013 Full story


Put Mankind Before Money

“The thirst for power and possessions knows no limits.” -Pope Francis Two events last week reveal the ongoing conflict in modern capitalist societies: the beginning of the holiday shopping spree and the release of Pope... — Updated 12/5/2013


BC Presents Concert

Brevard College's Department of Music will present its annual Festival of the Season concert Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Porter Center for Performing Arts. The free... — Updated 12/4/2013


BLT To Hold Auditions For 'Southern Hospitality' – Brevard NC

Cast auditions for “Southern Hospitality,” another hilarious play by playwrights Jones, Hope and Wooten, and director Jim Robinson of “Dixie Swim Club” and “Red Velvet Cake War,” will be Saturday, Dec. 7, from 2-4 p.m.... — Updated 12/4/2013


Arts Council To Host Holiday Kickoff Party – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council will host its annual Holiday Kickoff Party Thursday, Dec. 12, from 5-7 p.m. This event will take place in the private home of Susi and... — Updated 12/4/2013


Brevard High Hosts Madrigal Dinners – Brevard NC

Hear ye! Hear ye! The public is invited to celebrate the Christmas season by attending the Brevard High School Madrigal Dinners on Dec. 12 and 13 at 6:45 p.m. The festivities will... — Updated 12/4/2013


Goldsmith To Perform – Brevard NC

Lynn Goldsmith will be performing from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. this Saturday in The Green Room Café & Coffee House, across from Mast General Store in Hendersonville.... — Updated 12/4/2013


Brevard Philharmonic To Celebrate Holidays With Community Concert – Brevard NC

Many members of the Brevard Community will perform in "Home For The Holidays," the Brevard Philharmonic concert to be presented at the Porter Center Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:30... — Updated 12/4/2013


Adopt A Family Elf

Sharing House Adopt A Family volunteer Marilynn Weber of Whiskey Creek reports that more than 200 families are waiting to be adopted for Christmas. Each year individuals, families,... — Updated 12/4/2013


Law and Order – Transylvania County

Felony Arrests William Christopher Engelson, 55, of Pisgah Forest, was arrested Nov. 30 and charged with one felony count of being a fugitive from justice. Engelson was wanted in Oregon for one count of unlawful delivery of... — Updated 12/4/2013


ATOM Returns To Brevard – Brevard NC

The world-renowned Aluminum Tree & Aesthetically Challenged Seasonal Ornament Museum and Research Center (commonly known as ATOM) will be on exhibit again this year at the local Transylvania Heritage Museum. Many examples of the... — Updated 12/4/2013


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Cathey’s Creek Baptist Cathey’s Creek Baptist Church will hold revival services beginning Monday, Dec. 9. Brother Tony Finney, pastor of First Baptist Church of Conestee, S.C., will be preaching Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and... — Updated 12/4/2013


Johnsons To Celebrate 71 Years

Malcolm and Barbara Johnson will celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary Dec. 12, 2013. They were married Dec. 12, 1942, in Washington, D.C. They have two sons, Malcolm Blair... — Updated 12/4/2013


Operation Christmas Child Gifts On Their Way – Brevard NC

Operation Christmas Child efforts in Transylvania County have ended, with 2,434 shoe boxes full of gifts collected and on their way to needy children in the world. "Good News.... — Updated 12/4/2013


New Adventure Gets New Director-Brevard NC

The New Adventure Learning Center (NALC) in Brevard welcomes a new director, Lisa West, to the staff. NALC is a five-star developmental day center with pre-kindergarten classes integrated into its program. NALC serves children 12... — Updated 12/4/2013

 By Derek McKissock    News

Council Members, Mayor Take Oath - Brevard NC

Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris called Monday night "bitter sweet." It was "sweet" to welcome Ann Hollingsworth and Mac Morrow onto the council, said Harris minutes after she, Morrow... — Updated 12/4/2013

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Holiday Sales Start Strong -Brevard NC

The countdown has officially begun and with only 20 shopping days left until Christmas local retailers say the holiday season got off to a great start last week with plenty of foot traffic and sales. “This is the best... — Updated 12/4/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

Commissioners Discuss Land Use Options - Brevard NC

In the months ahead, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will be taking a closer look at several options heard during a special workshop Monday that would, if approved, effectively limit high impact land uses in the... — Updated 12/4/2013


Legal Notices for Dec .5, 2013



Protecting Others Property

I really liked what commissioner Larry Chapman said at the workshop on the high impact/zoning issues Monday night. He observed that private property rights were extremely important and must be respected, but then went on to point... — Updated 12/4/2013


Police Scanners

Did you know if you call 911 for an emergency, no matter how personal, that many residents with police scanners may hear every word? It is a fact. I had a recent emergency and that same afternoon I had a call from a friend... — Updated 12/4/2013


SHIPP Knows Medicare

I am writing this to send heartfelt gratitude to the people at SHIPP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program. For anyone navigating the maze that is Medicare, I strongly suggest that you call them. They have all the... — Updated 12/4/2013


Good Neighbors

I have lived in Brevard 18 years and have heard and read various comments about the relationships between those who have called this place home for generations and “newcomers” like myself. On Friday, one of the former, Euna... — Updated 12/4/2013


Trial Coverage Was Excellent

Thank you for your excellent and thorough coverage of the Picklesimer trial. Some have been critical, but I think it was a valuable public service for two reasons. First, it was a useful reminder that wealth does not inoculate agai... — Updated 12/4/2013


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