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Coty Ferguson Files For Republican Primary - Brevard NC

Transylvania County resident Coty Ferguson has filed to run in the Republican primary for the N.C. House District 113 seat. "When my wife, Sarah, and I decided to make western... — Updated 3/2/2016


Remember The Children

In the past few weeks, we have witnessed children smiling as they watched and waved to Santa Claus in the Christmas parade or sat on his lap telling him the gifts they would like to receive. For a child, Christmas is a time of... — Updated 12/21/2015


Maureen Copelof Will Run For House Seat 113 - Brevard NC

Maureen Mahan Copelof, a registered voter in Transylvania County since 1993, has filed as a Democratic candidate for the N.C. House District 113 seat. A retired Navy captain,... — Updated 12/21/2015

 By Kevin Fuller    News

DuPont Forest Celebrates 15 Years - Brevard NC

Aleen Steinberg sums up the last 15 years of her life with a Margaret Mead quote. Although she paraphrases it, the quote reads: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,... — Updated 12/21/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Bevy Of Tigers Named Smoky Mountain All-Conference – Rosman NC

Five players off the Rosman Tiger 2015 football team were recently selected as part of the Smoky Mountain All-Conference team. Gage Orr was the Tigers' standout offensive threat... — Updated 12/21/2015

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Brevard Man, S.C. Woman Facing Felony Charges - Brevard NC

A Brevard man and South Carolina woman are facing several charges after allegedly breaking into a Brevard building and stealing whiskey. Robert T. Leonard, 37, of 1122 Cove Wood Road, and Danielle C. Uccetta, 21, of Greenville,... — Updated 12/21/2015


Filing Ends For Primary - Brevard NC

Filing at the Transylvania Board of Elections for the March 15 primary ended at noon today. As of going to press, the following candidates have filed: •Incumbent Cindy Ownbey for the Democratic primary for Register of Deeds; •T... — Updated 12/21/2015


Economic Alliance Launches Website - Brevard NC

The Transylvania Economic Alliance has launched its website, a significant tool for attracting new businesses and investment, according to its executive director, Josh Hallingse. A website is increasingly becoming the first point... — Updated 12/21/2015

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Chase, Shootout Ends In Fatality - Brevard NC

A man has died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after exchanging gunfire with police and leading multiple police agencies on a high-speed chase through Transylvania and Henderson counties. According to Major Frank... — Updated 12/21/2015


Author Explains Complicated Things In Simplest Words

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Hyde, Catherine Ryan. “Ask Him Why.” Teenagers Ruth and Aubrey are devastated when older brother Joseph ships off to Iraq; but it is his return... — Updated 12/21/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Owen Records Double-Double As Tigers Stay Perfect –Rosman NC

The Rosman Lady Tigers basketball team continued their hot start to the season defeating the Highlands Highlanders 54-38, moving to 5-0 on the year last Friday night. Rosman took... — Updated 12/21/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Tigers Nail 17 3-Pointers In Rout Over Highlands – Rosman NC

Some days are diamonds and some days are stones. Last Friday night the Rosman Tiger basketball team shined brighter than any possible expectations, dismantling the Highlands... — Updated 12/21/2015


How Can We Outsmart The Internet?

Is Google making us stupid? Author Nicholas Carr asked that question in an article of the same name published in The Atlantic in 2008. So, is it? Is Google making us dumber? The answer is a little more complex than a simple yes or... — Updated 12/21/2015


Kiviniemi Elected To NCSBA Board – Brevard NC

The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) elected new officers and five new members to the governing Board of Directors during the delegate meeting of the 46th Annual Con... — Updated 12/21/2015


Jean M. Young

Jean M. Young, 91, passed away Nov. 15, 2015. Born in Queens, N.Y., she moved to Pisgah Forest in 1985. She was a talented artist, astrologist and seamstress. She was a member of the Ladies Guild of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.... — Updated 12/21/2015


Kenneth Ray O'Shields

Kenneth Ray O'Shields, 72, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday morning, Dec. 19, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. A native and lifelong resident of Transylvania... — Updated 12/21/2015


Virginia Check Lutgens

Virginia Check Lutgens, 83, died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at Mission Health Hospital in Asheville. The daughter of Thomas Eak and Mary Eak (Karmazin), of Avenel, N.J., she wa... — Updated 12/21/2015


Jeffrey Michael Leibold

Jeffrey Michael Leibold, 43, passed away peacefully in his home in Brevard Dec. 12, 2015. He is survived by his parents, John and Pat Leibold, of Travelers Rest, S.C.; his sister, Laura Honnold, of Hudson, Ohio; and his brothers,... — Updated 12/21/2015


Wendell Green

Wendell Green, 57, of Brevard, passed away Dec. 16, 2015, at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation of Brevard. He was known for his outgoing personality and wonderful sense of humor, and will be missed by all who knew him. No... — Updated 12/21/2015


Linda L. Jamerson Wilgen Jennings Carland

Linda L. Jamerson Wilgen Jennings Carland, 61, of Brevard, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, at the Charles George Veteran’s Hospital in Asheville after a lengthy... — Updated 12/21/2015


UWTC Shares Community Impact Statistics – Brevard NC

United Way of Trasylvania County recently released Community Impact statistics for its fiscal year 2013-2014. The report demonstrates that more than 10,000 individuals were... — Updated 12/21/2015


Legal Notices for December 21, 2015

12 SP 150  AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY   Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Virginia O. Dellinger to William R Echols,... — Updated 12/21/2015 Full story


Do We Need Books, Papers And A Library?

Do we really need books, newspapers, a library or book stores in this modern technological age? The short answer is “absolutely yes!” But why? The school kids have their textbooks on Chromebook notebooks, we can get news on... — Updated 12/21/2015


Time To Act On Homelessness

All we seem to talk about lately in the country is racism and Syrians and Muslims. We are spending so much time and effort fighting about an issue that doesn’t even affect most Americans. We need to be talking about something... — Updated 12/21/2015


Evil Will Not Defeat Evil

Our candidates for president seem to agree on one thing- the evil of ISIS must be met by “bombing the hell out of them.” While that is our traditional approach to dealing with violence, maybe it is time to realize that... — Updated 12/21/2015


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