Articles from the December 11, 2017 edition

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Picturing The Past: Library Has Christmas Card Collection

The first Christmas card was created by Sir Henry Cole in England in 1843. Cole was looking for an efficient way to respond to hundreds of Christmas letters. He asked artist John... — Updated 8/24/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Snow Causes Thousands Of Outages

The snow’s weekend visit to Transylvania County beginning Friday left many without power by Saturday morning. With reports of up to 12 inches of snow in some areas, Duke Energy and Haywood Electric reported thousands of outages... — Updated 12/14/2017


College Mourns Student's Death - Brevard, NC

Brevard College sophomore and well-beloved student Rakeem Sweezy passed away last week, according to a press release from the college. From Shelby, N.C., he was known to most of... — Updated 12/11/2017


Meals On Wheels Of Brevard Volunteers Honored - Brevard, NC

In 2017, Meals on Wheels of Brevard will deliver more than 11,000 meals to homebound seniors in this community. This is a remarkable accomplishment, made even more noteworthy by... — Updated 12/11/2017


Barkwells Opens Second Location In WNC - Pisgah Forest, NC

Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat, announces the opening of a second location near Brevard. Barkwells' luxury, dog-centric vacation rental home community has been... — Updated 12/11/2017

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Stack Chosen To Coach In High School All-Star Game

The 2017 high school football season is officially complete, but Rosman head coach Matt Stack will be back on the sidelines one more time this Saturday as he leads a group of... — Updated 12/11/2017


Works Of Grier, Hawk And Leazenby On Display - Brevard, NC

Number 7 Arts is featuring three artists this month: Sue Grier and Janet Leazenby, clay, and Barbara Hawk, oils and mixed media. Come meet these artists and more at 2 West Main... — Updated 12/11/2017


New At The Library: Legacy And Spirituality Are Foundations Of Joy

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Edrich, Louise. “Future Home of the Living God.” The world is ending, killing itself by reversing evolution so that women are giving birth to babies... — Updated 12/11/2017


Guild Member Celebrates 91st Birthday - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Arts Guild used their Christmas luncheon to surprise Ann Stoutamire on her 91st birthday. Stoutamire has been a member of the guild for over 20 years. Her oil and... — Updated 12/11/2017


Fisher Realty Welcomes Chase To The Team

Connie Chase has joined the sales force at the Brevard office of Fisher Realty. A native of Ohio, Chase grew up in San Diego and later lived in Texas before moving to Asheville in... — Updated 12/11/2017


Riverside Bar Opens - Pisgah Forest, NC

Riverside Bar in Pisgah Forest on the Hendersonville Highway recently opened. The bar, which is open daily from noon until 10 p.m. serves a large selection of craft beer and wine,... — Updated 12/11/2017


Healing Community Action Circles To Meet On Dec. 14 - Brevard, NC

Healing Community Action Circles, or HCAC, is a follow-up to the “Healing the Heart of Democracy” series launched spring of 2017 by The Center for Spiritual Wisdom (www. and Brevard College. The... — Updated 12/11/2017

 By Heath Cartee    Outdoors

Gearing Up For Winter Fly Fishing

Winter fly fishing is much more gear intensive than wading up a summer stream in your flip flops with a pocket full of elk hair caddis and parachute adams. This kind of fishing is... — Updated 12/11/2017


BC Picks Up Pair Of Weekend Wins Over Berea, Bob Jones - Brevard, NC

Brevard College’s defense forced 30 turnovers and Divese Carson led the Tornados with 16 points, as Brevard was able to pick up its first victory of the season in men’s basketball action on the road at Berea on Saturday... — Updated 12/11/2017

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

2017 Basketball Preview: Galloway Bringing New Style To Lady Tigers' Basketball - Rosman, NC

After winning as many games through the first two weeks of the 2017 season as they did during their entire 2016 campaign, there is plenty of reason for optimism surrounding the... — Updated 12/11/2017

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

2017 Basketball Preview: Tigers Look For Winning Combination Among New Players - Rosman, NC

In a year where the Rosman Tigers return the conference player of the year for his senior season, the biggest challenge facing head coach Josh Galloway might be figuring out a way t... — Updated 12/11/2017


News Of Organizations

Apple Group The last thing people need during the holidays (or anytime) is for their Apple computer, iPad, iPhone to have a problem. What do you do? Attend the Basic Apple Group Meeting on Monday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. to find out... — Updated 12/11/2017


Rebuild The Depot

Now we want to rebuild our depot. Personally, I will give $100 to rebuild it with a buy a brick donation. Please let us not let our courthouse be torn down, whether it’s used or not. It’s another great landmark. Lois Dodson... — Updated 12/11/2017


Time To Stop Courthouse Relocation

It is beginning to sink in on some of us what the county commissioners, well intentioned leaders that they are, have just done to us in this action to move the courthouse and spend $31 million. I hope that at the very least we... — Updated 12/11/2017


Margaret Hunt Broke Glass Ceiling

Margaret Hunt is closing her legal practice to retire. With my late brother, we were fortunate to be represented by this fine attorney. She was ever gracious, humble, intelligent, diligent, fair and always displayed the epitome of... — Updated 12/11/2017


Schools And Statistics

At the end of November County Manager Jaime Laughter and county staff presented a variety of statistics on the county school system. The selection of statistics and how they are presented can influence anyone’s perspective. And t... — Updated 12/11/2017


Promote War, Preserve Presidency

Is Donald Trump promoting war to distract from his unpopular, failing presidency? Perhaps! Consider: Trump’s ban on travel from various countries does not include Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt or Lebanon. Yet, a... — Updated 12/11/2017


Photos Capture County Covered In Snow, Impact

Snow brings fun and problems.... — Updated 12/11/2017

 By Matt McGregor    News

Tungsten Branding Gets Global Recognition

Tungsten Branding, a company naming and branding firm located in Brevard, has been nominated as one of the top five global branding firms by Clutch, a research firm in Washington, D.C., that ranks agencies based on consumer... — Updated 12/11/2017

 By John Lanier    News

McDaris Responds To Data From The County

Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris said in an interview last week that he appreciates the support the school system receives from the county commissioners, but that the statistics presented at a recent... — Updated 12/11/2017


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