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Picturing The Past: Book Offers Picture Of Connestee And Carson Creek Area

In the preface of his book, "Shadows of the Past: Return to Reba," Ed Comer wrote, "Long before the Connestee Falls community existed, its land held pockets of hardy souls that built their homes...

 

Legal Notices: Oct. 15, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 18E339 EXECUTOR’S —- ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Renate Pitowski Chapman of Transylvania...

 

Mihalas Recognized By Trout Unlimited For Service

Brevard resident Zoë Mihalas was recognized at the 2018 National Meeting of Trout Unlimited (TU), receiving the organization's prestigious National Award for Distinguished Service in Youth...

 

Local Lutheran Church Provides Several Grants

This year, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard announced a total of $27,500 in grants to the following organizations: •Bread of Life Free Community Kitchen’s mission is “to share our food with those in need in Transylvania...

 

Edney Will Uphold Fundamental Truths

We hold these truths to be self-evident… It has become the challenge of our current time to reaffirm the fundamental truths we have shared since the beginning of our republic and to work toward a more effective and responsive government at every...

 

Legal Notices: Oct. 11, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 16-E-424 NOTICE TO CREDITORS I have qualified as Executor of the Estate of Preston Harold Rahn, Deceased, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All persons, firms, and...

 

County Talks About Bond Impact - Brevard NC

The county has faced several questions from the public about the upcoming $68 million bond referendum and its potential financial impact. During the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday, Finance Director Jonathan Griffin addressed some...

 

TNRC To Meet Friday, Oct. 12

Here in the land of waterfalls, many people pride themselves on their appreciation and preservation of natural resources. Since 2004, the Transylvania Natural Resource Council (TNRC) has diligently studied, reviewed and taken an inventory of...

 

Church Activities: Oct. 11, 2018

Brevard First UMC It is “Laity Sunday” at Brevard First UMC. During the three worship services, the church will recognize and honor those in the congregation who give of their time and talents to serve both church and community. It also...

 
 By Willow Walker    News    October 11, 2018

Food For The Soil: Reducing Waste Through Composting

Welcome back to our series about waste and material management in Transylvania County. On Sept. 27, we looked at the landfill and the costs associated with long-term disposal of waste. Last week, we e...

 

Love Family Closing Brevard Business - Brevard NC

For 46 years, the Love family has been helping countless people celebrate with engagement rings, providing happiness through anniversary gifts and sharing memories with their community. The Loves, how...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 8, 2018

Seeing Florence's Impact Up Close - Brevard NC

From the open cargo door of a Black Hawk helicopter flying 500 feet above southeastern North Carolina in wind and rain, Bobby Cooper, the Emergency Management Services (EMS) director for Transylvania...

 
 By Norah Davis    News    October 8, 2018

Support Group Helps Those With Incarcerated Loved Ones - Brevard NC

"How many people in our society never tell anyone that they have a family member who is in prison? And how many people with family members in jail are feeling very much alone?" Susan Martin raised...

 

Edney Would Fund Rape Test Kits

Hearing those accusations in Washington of “Why did she wait so long?” must be maddening to thousands of North Carolina women who came forward immediately after their sexual assaults. Funding that would pay to test their rape kits has been...

 

Edney Supports Public Education

I am registered as an unaffiliated voter, but I am supporting Sam Edney, a Democrat, for state legislature because we both agree on the need to improve North Carolina public education. Since moving to Brevard nearly 15 years ago, I have watched...

 

Monarchs and Midterms

As my husband and I finish up another season of raising, tagging and releasing Monarch butterflies, it is hard not to feel a sense of sadness at their declining numbers in North America and the part humans have played in their decline. Although sever...

 

Whitifield-Cargile For County Commissioner

We have a candidate running for one of the two seats for county commissioners who is engaged and well informed about the issues facing Transylvania County. Davis Whitifield-Cargile has been a practicing attorney for several years in Transylvania Coun...

 

Nancy Jane Cosby Albyn

Nancy Jane Cosby Albyn, 91, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2018. Widow of architect Richard K. Albyn, she is survived by her son, Keith C. Albyn and his wife, Carole (VanCleave) Albyn; her daughter, Lisa (Albyn) Drummond; four grandchildren and three...

 

Biologists Document Widespread Fish Kills

Fisheries biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission continue to document widespread fish kills in eastern North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence. The fish kills are the result of significant declines in dissolved oxygen. As of...

 

Spencer To Discuss Nantahala National Forest At Transylvania County Library

The 2018 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in October with a presentation by author and naturalist Marci Spencer as she reveals the history and splendor of the Nantahala National Forest. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Rogow...

 

DerGara, Spencer To Exhibit Work In Tryon

Two artists and friends, Ann DerGara and Keith Spencer, are exhibiting new work at The Depot, located at 22 Depot St. in Tryon, beginning Oct 5. The public is invited to an opening reception hosted by the artists on Friday, Oct. 12, from 5-7 p.m....

 

Everyday Education: This Old School Needs Some Extensive Work

I’m sure at least some of you have tuned in to the Public Television show “This Old House” at some time or another. Basically, it’s a show that follows a group of handymen as they rehab old houses. As is often the case, renovations are a...

 

Forum On State Constitutional Amendments Set For Oct. 16

A forum on the proposed amendments to the N.C. Constitution will be held on Tues, Oct. 16, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 22 Fisher Road in Brevard. The evening, which will begin with a spaghetti supper, is being...

 

Free Mental Health Seminar To Be Held At Silvermont

Silvermont Opportunity Center is be partnering with Vaya Health (formerly Smoky Mountain MCO) in Asheville to provide free seminars to Transylvania County residents. The seminars will be led by a member of Vaya’s Geriatric and Adult Specialty...

 

Picturing The Past: 'Transylvania Memories' Captures Oral History

"Transylvania Memories," published in 2011, captured the stories of some of Transylvania County's older residents through oral interviews. Peggy Hansen recorded their memories of growing up in the...

 

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