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Proper Pot Owners Retiring, Highland Books Moving - Brevard NC

There are new changes coming to the streetscape in downtown Brevard. This spring, Main Street will be saying goodbye to one of its long-time local businesses and make way for another well-known...

 

Santa Visits A 'Christmas in The Park' - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Department's first annual "Christmas in the Park" festival drew a big crowd on Saturday. "In the past, we've done a Breakfast with Santa," said Jared...

 

Of Gun And Prison Reforms

Two decisions made in Washington, D.C., last week are small, but significant, steps toward reducing mass shootings and reforming prisons. Last Tuesday the Trump administration issued a new rule banning bump stocks, devices that transform...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 27, 2018

Shutdown Impacts Forest Service

An automated email reply Wednesday from Alice Cohen, a U.S. Forest Service spokesperson, reads “due to the lapse in federal government funding I am on furlough without access to email. I will return your message as soon as possible once funding...

 

Rare Bourbons Prove Popular At ABC Store Lottery - Brevard NC

For a handful of lucky aficionados, the Christmas spirit came early this year in the form of a batch of rare bourbons. On Monday, a standing-room-only crowd descended upon the Brevard ABC Store in...

 

County Seeks To Update Voluntary Agriculture District Law

A public hearing will be held on a proposed update of the county’s Voluntary Agriculture District (VAD) ordinance. The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved holding the hearing during its recent meeting. The county adopted a VAD...

 

Tread Carefully With Paid Parent Leave

After regaining political leverage, the radicalized Democratic Party is bound to lure in voters with fiscally irresponsible policy proposals such as a guaranteed paid parent leave. As a Scandinavian immigrant, I urge Americans to examine the topic ra...

 

Christmas And The Border Wall

We have Congressman Mark Meadows to thank for the government shutdown. He led the charge against a compromise that had been reached which would have prevented the shutdown. Instead he supports his far right measure that would milk us, as taxpayers,...

 

Gratitude And Praise For EMS

I am compelled to express my gratitude and praise for the EMS personnel who retrieved me from my snowbound, very cold home, transporting me to safety and comfort. As I huddled inside my home on Dec. 9, hoping my extremely low oxygen supply would...

 

Obituary: Gail Owen Fisher

Gail Owen Fisher, of Lake Toxaway, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Transylvania Regional Hospital, after a 14 -year battle with a rare cancer known as Paraganglioma. Gail was the...

 

Obituary: Irene Theresa Boynton

Irene Theresa Boynton departed this earth Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, surrounded by her family. She lived a quiet life of service to others through her presence at St. Philip's Episcopal Church and in...

 

Obituary: Eileen Glynn Hellrigel

Eileen Glynn Hellrigel, 63, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Dec. 22, 2018, at home with her family by her side. She was the daughter of the late George Daniel and Ernestine Glynn. In addition to her...

 

Obituary: Marvin Odell "Spunk" Monteith

Marvin Odell "Spunk" Monteith, 88, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. He was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Jackson County, to the late Jim and Dora Kinsey Monteith. In addition to his...

 

Obituary: Hazel Miller McClure

Hazel Miller McClure, 102, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at Life Care Center in Hendersonville. A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Edgar and Mary Mull Miller. In addition to her parents, she was also...

 

UNC-A's Great Smokies Writing Program Announces Spring Classes - Asheville NC

UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) will present 11 courses this spring for community writers, including an introductory writing workshop with acclaimed novelist Tommy Hays, and new courses like “Writing in the Age of...

 

Happy New Year Dance Planned For Jan. 5 - Hendersonville NC

Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club will hold a Happy New Year Dance on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Whitmire Activity Building, located at 310 Lily Pond Road in Hendersonville. Clothing is black and white square dance attire or casual dress....

 

The Year In Pictures: Sports Images Of 2018

Here are the best images of 2018....

 

Church Activities: Dec. 27, 2018

Brevard Wesleyan Everyone is invited to the BWC children’s presentation of the Christmas musical, “Shepherds, Sheep and a Savior,” this Sunday, Dec. 30, during the 11:15 a.m. service. God chose the shepherds to be the first ones to see the...

 

Raptors Coming To The County Library Jan. 3 - Brevard NC

The first 2019 Discover Natural Transylvania program at the Transylvania County Library at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, will feature a couple of raptors found in western North Carolina. The speaker will be Mountain Wildlife Biologist Chris Kelly,...

 

The Year In Pictures: Sports Images Of 2018 (Part 2)

Here's more of the best images of 2018....

 

The Top 10 Sports Stories That Shaped 2018 - Brevard NC

Blue Devil Football Goes On A Run For The Ages It's been talked about a lot, but it's impossible to overstate the ride the Brevard Blue Devils took their fans on this season. After finishing the...

 

Brevard Shakes Off Slow Start, Beats Rosman 65-53

After taking the Rosman Tigers' best punch in the opening eight minutes, the Brevard Blue Devils settled down and outscored their rivals over the final three quarters on their way to a 65-53 victory...

 

Lady Blue Devils Race Past Lady Tigers For Rivalry Win - Brevard NC

For the Rosman Lady Tigers, Friday night started tough and only got tougher. The Tigers fell into an 11-0 hole early, and never found a way to dig out, ultimately falling 60-29 to the Brevard Lady...

 

Flooding Closing Out 2018 - Brevard NC

As of noon, Friday, 4 to 6 inches of heavy rain, which began on Thursday afternoon, drenched Transylvania County, creating significant flooding and road closures. Photos of some of the flooding may...

 

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