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Crossnore Communities for Children announced the receipt of a grant from the Dogwood Health Trust for $358,600.00. This grant supports the Western North Carolina Trauma Resilient Communities (WNC-TRC) project, which promotes resilience and equity for the area’s high-risk youth and families.

Three applicants have filed certificate of need applications with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to develop acute care beds in response to a need determination in the 2022 State Medical Facilities Plan for 67 acute care beds in the Buncombe/Graham/Madison/Yancey m…

The Brevard Music Center (BMC) announced upcoming performances scheduled June 30 through July 6, beginning with the first fully-staged opera production of the season and one of the most popular operas of all time, Georges Bizet’s Carmen.

So grateful for the rain and the cloud coverage in the Little River valley over the past few days. It’s a concern when the trees and plants are in distress due to lack of rain and too much sun. So far this summer, the “land of the waterfalls” is getting very little water fall, at least in th…

AdventHealth is excited to welcome Timothy Bell, RN, as the director of surgery services for AdventHealth Hendersonville. Bell brings his exceptional leadership skills and his motivation to provide safe, competent and compassionate surgical care to his role at AdventHealth Hendersonville, sa…

The other night I spent an evening with a dear friend who is my soft place to fall. She encourages me to show up messy, tender and fully myself. She sees my creativity and generosity and my tendency to be controlling and too goal-oriented. All of me.

Mother Teresa challenged us to “always meet each other with a smile for the smile is the beginning of love.” But, what do you when you don’t like your smile because you haven’t been able to afford regular visits to the dentist, or you weren’t in a position to practice good dental hygiene thr…

After piloting the Farm Fresh Produce Prescription in 2021, ASAP has expanded the program this season to partner with multiple healthcare access points and local food outlets in Buncombe and Henderson counties, said a press release. The program allows healthcare providers to “prescribe” pati…

Coming down the mountain from the upper part of Transylvania County, the outside thermometer said 68 degrees. By the time the Juneteenth Celebration was under way last Sunday it was in the 70s. Mayor Maureen Copelof summed it up beautifully when she described it as a perfect day. It was. Thu…

Community members worked cleaning and gardening at the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery last Saturday, June 18. (Courtesy photo: Jeff Turner)

Half of 2022 is almost gone. Summer started on Tuesday and now we have beautiful summer weather.

I was visiting with a good friend last week who was feeling exhausted, frustrated and saddened that her recent family vacation was not what she had intended. “We crammed too much in, checked our work email too often and didn’t build in enough downtime," she shared. "I don’t feel like we real…

The Quilts of Valor Foundation passed a major milestone this spring--it awarded its 300,000th quilt on June 14, in Brevard. It was the privilege of the Blue Ridge Quilts of Valor Chapter to award this honorary quilt to WWII and Korean War veteran Joe Cooper. His quilt was made by Sheila Sole…

August 8, is being recognized as the third annual National Clog Dancing Day as a celebration of the contributions of the late Bill Nichols. In conjunction with this celebration, “My Mountains: The Story of Bill Nichols, the Grandfather of Modern Clogging” is now in publication, according to …

Silvermont mansion in Brevard is back in action offering a historic setting where senior citizens have opportunities to thrive and belong. The senior center’s social activities stopped when pandemic started, but since re-opening in November 2021 numbers are nearly back to pre-COVID levels.

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Thank you to everyone that made last Friday night so special. We had a great evening with lots of good memories. We appreciate the understanding of the band Byrds and Crow as there were so many people to “remember!” We miss all of those that have been such a big part of our community and we …

VISION Transylvania held its 2022 golf tournament Friday, June 10, drawing more than 100 golfers and golf enthusiasts from local businesses and other organizations to Connestee Falls Golf Course to raise money to continue providing programming and experiential learning opportunities for VISI…

The 2022 Morgan family reunion will be held June 25 in the Cathey’s Creek Church fellowship hall, beginning about 10 a.m. and including a covered dish luncheon at noon. Morgan kinfolk and friends are invited.

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Philip Baker Hall, the prolific character actor of film and theater who starred in Paul Thomas Anderson’s early movies and who memorably hunted down a long-overdue library book in “Seinfeld,” has died. He was 90. Holly Wolfle Hall, the actor’s wife of nearly 40 years, says Hall died Sunday surrounded by loved ones in Glendale, California. She says Hall had been well until a few weeks earlier, and spent his final days in warm spirits, reflecting on his life. Hall played the library detective Lt. Joe Bookman on “Seinfeld” and appeared in Anderson's “Hard Eight,” “Boogie Nights” and “Magnolia.”

Last Saturday, 16 teams played for the title of Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS) Corn Hole Champion. Richard Zollinger (left), Beth Rich and Jack Duncan officiated the games and handed out the trophies.

One mile east of Penrose, Thad Westall, retired chief warrant officer in the U.S. Army, owned and operated a vineyard from 1964 to the late 1970s along with his wife Geri. Westall grew up in Flat Rock and bought a couple of acres in Penrose for retirement in 1962. The first couple of years w…

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The Master Gardeners have created and maintained four demonstration gardens located throughout Transylvania County that highlight the plants and gardening styles that do well in this area.

Lately, I don’t feel like doing much of anything. I find I’m more interested in the sounds of the birds and the leaves rustling in the breeze than the 200 emails I need to handle. I’m craving stillness, quiet, spaciousness and time to digest everything I’ve been experiencing this year. So, t…

There is work to be done each spring and summer and pollination is definitely part of that work! Bees are at the top of the pollinator list as absolutely essential for pollination. Studies have shown that without them there would be devastating consequences for plants that depend on pollinat…

Blue Zones Project Brevard invites community members to join a Potluck Moai. A Potluck Moai, pronounced “mo-eye,” is a small group of people that gathers regularly to swap healthy recipes. Participants in the Blue Zones Project Potluck Moai will share tasty and affordable plant-based dishes.

On Tuesday, June 14, at 2 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (22 Fisher Road, Brevard) will offer a worship service during which orange cloth that has been draped in their sanctuary and on the crosses on their front lawn since Nov. 1, 2021, will be taken down. Pastor Jack Russell of …

A handmade patriotic quilt is being raffled by the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas to support the museum’s ongoing operations and its mission of honoring America’s veterans and all those currently serving. This 82” by 82” patchwork quilt of red, white and blue can be used as a wall …

Brevard Music Center (BMC) will present Dizzy Gillespie’s Afro-Latin Experience Saturday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Porter Center in Scott Concert Hall at Brevard College. This BMC Presents concert is a part of Brevard Music Center’s 2022 Summer Jazz Institute, where the sounds of Gillesp…

I was walking in a park yesterday that meandered through the connecting woods. At some point, I found my attention drawn to the details of bark on the trees. A towering giant had bark that was quite striking to me. It was rough looking and split all over, creating these interesting deep groo…