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Articles from the December 13, 2018 edition

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 By Nona Walker    Education

Scholarship Program Benefits Local Students - Connestee Falls NC

Yet again, the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program has set a fundraising record. Last year, in its 30 year of raising money to help Transylvania County students further... — Updated 12/12/2018


BRCC To Award $500,000 In IMPACT Scholarships - Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Community College has announced that it plans to award 500 new $1,000 scholarships totaling $500,000 to graduating seniors in Henderson and Transylvania counties. IMPACT scholarships are available to students graduating... — Updated 12/12/2018


Blue Ridge Announces 2018 Employee Awards - Brevard NC

At Blue Ridge Community College, employees play a significant role in their students' lives - as teachers, advisors and mentors. Our faculty and staff assist students in finding... — Updated 12/12/2018


Marguerite Laws Celebrates 92nd Birthday

Marguerite was born Dec. 15, 1926, in Pisgah Forest. She is the daughter of the late Myrtle Frady McCann and the granddaughter of the late George T. and Emma J. Frady. Marguerite... — Updated 12/12/2018


Fitten Glenn To Sign New Book Friday - Brevard NC

Meet author Anne Fitten Glenn at Ecusta Brewing Co. this Friday, Dec. 14, and get an autographed copy of her second book on local beer, “Western North Carolina Beer: A Mountain Brew History.” The book signing will take place... — Updated 12/12/2018


Writer's Round To Feature Lasher, Baker And Siniard - Brevard NC

A writer's round featuring Joe Lasher Jr., Kaitlyn Baker, and Brevard's own Cody Siniard will be held Friday, Dec. 14, at 8 p.m. at 185 King Street in Brevard. Lasher is a rising... — Updated 12/12/2018


Silvermont To Host Memoir Writing Workshop - Brevard NC

"Telling Our Stories," a memoir writing workshop, begins on Jan. 10 and runs for six weeks at Silvermont Park and will be led by Connie Donaldson of Waterfall Writers. Connie has... — Updated 12/12/2018


Brevard Potters' Row To Hold Open House Dec. 14-16 - Brevard NC

Brevard’s Potters’ Row will hold its annual Holiday Open House Dec. 14-16. Hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 1-5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Shops participating include Duckpond Pottery, Mountain Forest Studio... — Updated 12/12/2018


Obituary: Brenda Kay Whitmire

Brenda Kay Whitmire, 57, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Alvin and Bessie Hamilton Teets. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Diana and Jennifer Kilgore; son, David... — Updated 12/12/2018


Obituary: Larry Gale Stiles

Larry Gale Stiles, 71, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. Born in Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Hal Verlin Stiles and Beulah Lee Worley Stiles. In addition... — Updated 12/12/2018


Obituary: Marilyn Brewer Phillips

Marilyn Brewer Phillips, 85, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Born in Hodge, La., she was the daughter of the late John Ambrose and Marie Thompson Brewer. In... — Updated 12/12/2018


Obituary: Patricia Holland Hall

Patricia Holland Hall, 86, of Brevard passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Born Sept. 12, 1932, in Macon County, she moved to Transylvania County at age 6 and attended Lake Toxaway Sc... — Updated 12/12/2018


Obituary: Rev. Robert Glen Owen

Rev. Robert Glen Owen, 77, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Glen Owen. He was preceded in death by one brother, Leonard Owen, and two sisters, Lola Mae... — Updated 12/12/2018


Obituary: Franklin "Douglas" Hart

Franklin “Douglas” Hart, 75 of Hendersonville, passed away on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.     He was the son of the late Walter and Ruby Gosnell Hart. He was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Hart; sisters, Mary Jo Hart and... — Updated 12/12/2018


Obituary: Mildred Sprouse Goodson

Mildred Sprouse Goodson, 94, was surrounded by her family as she went home to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 10, 2018.  She was born Sept. 13, 1924, to the late Willie and Mary... — Updated 12/12/2018


Obituary: Timothy Charles Garber

Timothy Charles Garber, 52, of Hendersonville, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. A native of Transylvania County and a resident of Life Span in Hendersonville, he was the son of the late Charlie Lee and Brenda Garber. He had a... — Updated 12/12/2018


Incredible People

Late Saturday evening my home lost electricity. That was not unusual here in Transylvania County. Lots of our neighbors found themselves living back in the 19th century. We had to gather up snow to melt for doing the most mundane t... — Updated 12/12/2018

 By Page Lemel    Opinion

True Fulfillment: The Giving Of Ourselves To Others

Transylvania County is truly a special place to live. During this season from Thanksgiving to Hannukah, and then to Christmas, I have found myself reflecting on my gratitude for the uniqueness of our county. We take care of each ot... — Updated 12/12/2018


Cooperating On Projects

Two actions at the local level show encouraging signs of cooperation between different boards and people of different political affiliations. Last Tuesday, the members of the Transylvania County Board of Education made it clear... — Updated 12/12/2018


Responding To Bad Weather

As of Wednesday morning, there were many people in this county without power or stranded at home because their roads are impassable. That, however, is not due to any lack of effort by local fire/rescue squads, law enforcement,... — Updated 12/12/2018


N.C. State Treasurer Will Be Master Of Ceremonies At Charles Taylor Holiday Dinner

North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the 26th annual Charles Taylor Holiday Dinner. The popular dinner will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Expo Center at the Crowne Plaza... — Updated 12/12/2018

 By Park Baker    News

Wednesday Morning Earthquake Felt In Transylvania - Brevard NC

Locals shaken awake Wednesday morning can fear not, it was just a little earthquake, hitting 4.4 on the Richter scale. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake occurred at 4:14 a.m. A second, smaller quake, registering... — Updated 12/12/2018


Real Estate Companies Announce They Are 'Joining Hands' - Brevard NC

Steve Owen & Associates and Beverly-Hanks & Associates, Realtors, are joining hands to further serve the real estate needs of Transylvania County. “We are proud to have Steve and Jeremy Owen and their team of agents affiliated wi... — Updated 12/12/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

A Welcome Shelter From The Storm - Brevard NC

Though movies and television shows in popular culture often tell a story of people turning on each other after the modern conveniences of society break down, in Transylvania... — Updated 12/12/2018

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Land Deal On Hold - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ previous move to buy the roughly 55 acres behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard is not a done deal just yet. Last Friday at a special called... — Updated 12/12/2018


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