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Top Stories Of 2018 In Transylvania Revisited - Brevard NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories in Transylvania County in 2018. JANUARY •The city of Brevard announced it was working toward building a replica... — Updated 12/31/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Secret 'Elves' Bring Some Joy - Brevard NC

Volunteers drawn out through social media on the “We Are Brevard NC” Facebook page created an anonymous group of “Elves” who brought 12 days of Christmas to Accordius Health of Brevard, an assisted living facility on North... — Updated 12/31/2018


Legal Notices: Dec. 31, 2018



Obituary: Dorothy Cassell-Reed

Dorothy Cassell-Reed, born July 20, 1933, entered her heavenly home Dec. 26, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Leonard H. and Slate M. Thomas, of Lake Toxaway. She was a... — Updated 12/31/2018


WNC Repair Cafe Planning To Come Back For 4 Events In 2019 - Hendersonville NC

After a successful first year, WNC Repair Cafe returns to Living Web Farms for four events in 2019. The first event will take place Tuesday, Jan. 8, and participants will welcome the new year with hot cider, delicious baked goods... — Updated 12/31/2018


Picturing The Past: Pete Bikas Greek Restaurant Owner: Struggle And Success - Brevard NC

This week's featured photograph is looking south down Broad Street from the intersection of Broad and Main streets in Brevard. The signs along the building fronts identify long-time... — Updated 12/31/2018


Law and Order: Dec. 31, 2018 - Brevard NC

Arrests •John Conway Popson, 30, was arrested on Dec. 18 for one felony count of methamphetamine possession and one felony count of maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance. He was placed in the detention center under a $... — Updated 12/31/2018


Asian Longhorned Tick Spreading Widely In U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with public health, agricultural, and academic experts to understand the possible threat posed by the spread of the Asian... — Updated 12/31/2018


Vietnam Veterans: USMC Tunnel Rat Urges PTSD Victims To Seek Help

Building tunnels and forts with his friends in the swamps near Georgetown, S.C., offered young Earl "Flynn" Trimnal excellent conditioning for the job he would someday assume in Vie... — Updated 12/31/2018


Savvy Senior: What You Should Know About Your Aging Parents Finances

Dear Savvy Senior, My siblings and I don’t know much about our elderly parent’s financial situation or their wishes if something happens to them. When mom broke her hip last year, it got me thinking we need to be better... — Updated 12/31/2018


Block Party At Library Builds Up Youth - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Library held a Block Party on Thursday, Dec. 27.... — Updated 12/31/2018


North Carolina, Others Sue Federal Government To Stop Ocean Sound Blasts

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — North Carolina is among a group of East Coast states attempting to prevent oil and natural gas drilling off their coasts by suing to knock out the first step in the exploration process. Nine states filed a... — Updated 12/31/2018


Cambridge Education Comes To Charlotte's Suburbs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In 1864, the University of Cambridge began offering exams to students outside of Great Britain who hoped to attend the prestigious school. Today those exams — and the K-12 education program that... — Updated 12/31/2018


Brevard Academy Uses Gaggle For Safety Management

Brevard Academy and Gaggle have announced a partnership to keep students safe when they use G Suite for Education from Google. Brevard Academy will use Gaggle Safety Management for G Suite to promote student and educator... — Updated 12/31/2018


Museum To Host Session On Green Book Project - Greensboro NC

The North Carolina African American Heritage Commission will co-host an information session on its N.C. Green Book Project, Jan. 9, 6-7 p.m. at the Greensboro History Museum Auditorium, 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. “The... — Updated 12/31/2018


An Evening Of Everydays Planned For Friday, Jan. 4 - Brevard NC

Songwriter/guitarists Tim Marsh and David Zoll, appearing as The Everydays, will perform at the White Horse in Black Mountain on Friday, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. Marsh plays with Chalwa,... — Updated 12/31/2018


Root Cause Award Winners Announced For Excellence In Forestry

The sixth annual Root Cause Awards, celebrating achievement in the local forest products industry and sustainable forestry, were announced on Dec. 26. This year’s awards highlighted important issues that face our region’s... — Updated 12/31/2018


MountainTrue To Hold Annual Holiday Recycling Event - Brevard NC

MountainTrue is proud to host its annual Holiday Recycling Event at Jackson Park on Saturday, Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Area residents are invited to bring their Christmas... — Updated 12/31/2018


N.C. Insurance Commissioner Warns Public About Fraud

N.C. Insurance Comm-issioner Mike Causey recently announced the arrest of two residents of insurance fraud. Rodney L. Wilhelm, 36, of 2171 Phibbs Road, Elon, was charged with felony insurance fraud. Special agents with the N.C.... — Updated 12/31/2018


Unimpressed With Youth Vote

I am watching TV, which is summarizing the important impactful stories of 2018. One of these is about the students from the Marjory Douglas High School in Florida and their marching and organizing against gun violence. Those... — Updated 12/31/2018


2018: Calm By Comparison

Given all of the turmoil on the international and national fronts, life in Transylvania County was fairly stable and calm in 2018. However, there were some major decisions that could impact this county far into the future. One of t... — Updated 12/31/2018

 By Staff Reports    News

County Hires New Attorney - Brevard NC

Mary Ann Hollocker has been selected as the county’s new attorney, including representing the Department of Social Services (DSS). Hollocker will replace Misti Bass, who has served in the role since early 2017. Hollocker has... — Updated 12/31/2018


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