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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 meeting — the first for...

 

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 County, citizens, county...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 13, 2018

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 3.3 on the Richter...

 

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 with our organization...

 

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 Resort in Asheville....

 

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 they want to work...

 

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, emergency personnel,...

 

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 things… like flush...

 

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 other in Transylvania...

 

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 great sense of humor....

 

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 Sprouse.  In addition...

 

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 School and Rosman Hig...

 

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 Betty Truelove;...

 

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 Banther and Shirley...

 

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 addition to her...

 

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 to his parents, he...

 

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 Cotterell; and brother, Bob...

 

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 taught two previous...

 

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 and Mud Dabbers...

 

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 country star whose...

 

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 from 5-7 p.m....

 

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 lived in Pisgah...

 

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 purpose and direction...

 

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 from a Henderson...

 

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 their educations, the...

 

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