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 News    June 21, 2018 

Local Ataxia Benefit Set

A fundraiser to benefit the National Ataxia Foundation will be held Saturday, June 23, at the Transylvania County Recreation Center. The goal of the “Western North Carolina Walk n’ Roll To Cure Ataxia” is to raise awareness, participation and d...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

Health Officials Warn About Heat

Public health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are urging people to take steps to protect themselves from heat-related illnesses, with sweltering heat expected to impact parts of North Carolina this week....

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

State Pushing Smoke Alarm Canvass

As the number of fire deaths continues to rise in North Carolina, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who also serves as the State Fire Marshal, has organized a team of firefighters and volunteers to be out in force on Saturday — not to battle a...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

Report: Opioids Devastating Families

The opioid epidemic has devastated North Carolina families, driving thousands of children into foster care, according to a new report by NC Child. Statewide, parental substance misuse was a contributing factor to children entering foster care in 39 p...

 
 Arts    June 21, 2018 

Malcolm Holcombe To Play At 185 King Street

Malcolm Holcombe will perform at 185 King Street on Saturday, June 23, at 8 p.m. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Holcombe is possessed by a singular sort of solitary genius that,...

 

Brevard College Teachers Make The Grade

While all educators deserve respect and gratitude, two of Brevard College's graduates from the teacher licensure program have done some amazing things in their careers thus far. Brevard College's...

 

RES Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Rosman Elementary School Honor Roll for the fourth quarter of 2017-18 school year. 3rd Grade A Honor Roll Amarah Hall, Kameron Hendricks, Blake Lee and Kiahna Sexton. 3rd Grade A/B Honor Roll Corbin Bradley,...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

Brevard's Tuesday Night Street Dances Begin

Old time street dances return to Brevard and Main Street will be transformed into a large dance floor. Old time street dances opened Tuesday, June 19, and will run every Tuesday through Aug. 7, with...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

WCU Mourns The Loss, Celebrates Chancellor David Belcher

The Western Carolina University community is mourning the loss of Chancellor David O. Belcher, who died Sunday, June 17, at the age of 60 after a more than two-year battle with brain cancer. WCU's...

 
 By Brooke Burrows    Outdoors    June 21, 2018 

Focus On The French Broad – A Paddling Place For All

In both symbolic and tangible terms, the French Broad River is a connective force with a current that sweeps across industry and agriculture, science and wildlife, recreation and sport. It has carved...

 

Burlingame Country Club Completes Renovation

The members of Burlingame Country Club have announced the completion of a major renovation within the clubhouse. The expansion follows a period of renewed growth, with nearly 40 new families joining t...

 

Devonne Johnson Joins Local Realty Team

Jan Newsome with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Great Smokys Realty announces the addition of Devonne Johnson to their downtown Brevard office. Spanning a 20-plus-year career, Johnson brings a...

 

Support Group Meetings In Transylvania County

AA Meetings - every day of week: for information on meeting, places and times. 885-2788 • www.aabrevardnc.org. AA Meeting - Fireside Group, Sundays 11 a.m. at United Community Bank Building, Straus Park, 1225 Asheville Highway. 885-2788. AA... Full story

 

Clubs And Organizations In Transylvania County

American Legion & Auxiliary, meets first Monday of each month, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, Legion Hall, 55 E. Jordan St. Now a non-smoking facility. American Association of University Women AAUW branch meetings are held at the Lutheran Church of... Full story

 

Legal Notices: June 21, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 18E194 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Co-Administrators of the Estate of Carolyn McCall Austin of...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 18, 2018

School Board, County Spar Over Capital Spending

In her recommended budget for the 2019 fiscal year, County Manager Jaime Laughter said all future school system capital projects at $50,000 or more will require school officials to submit draft contracts or purchase orders and then the county would...

 

Candidate Filing For Judicial Seats Begins Today

The candidate filing period for judicial seats in the 2018 general election began at noon, today, and will end at noon on June 29. Statewide judicial seats on ballots Nov. 6 will include one N.C. Supreme Court seat and three N.C. Court of Appeals...

 

State Elections Board Recognizes Constitution Party

The Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement voted unan-imously last Wednesday to recognize the Constitution Party of North Carolina as the state’s newest political party. That means voters in North Carolina can register as...

 

While The World Looked East

While the world looked east to Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un, we may have expected theatrics, but instead we got smiles and handshakes. A signing of a document, short on details, followed by Trump’s fatuous reassurance that we could all sleep...

 

Author's Treks In Remote Lands Inspire Insights, Self-Reliance

Faced with a prognosis of late-in-life osteoporosis, Aleen Steinberg responded by adapting a vigorous exercise regimen and fulfilling a life-long dream of adventuring to distant lands. Determined to...

 

Anne Morris Receives American Legion Auxiliary National Award

Anne Morris has been selected as the National Volunteer of the year by the American Legion Auxiliary office in Indianapolis, Ind. Her name was submitted by the chief of voluntary service at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. She has...

 

Barkers To Celebrate 50 Years Of Marriage

John and Helen Barker, of Pisgah Forest, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 22, 2018. They first met in California in 1966, when he was stationed at George Air Force Base, and she was...

 

Master Gardener: Have You Considered Planting A Fern Garden?

People in the Southeast have learned that there are a variety of ferns that can be successfully grown in the climate of warm moist weather. This is particularly true in Transylvania County, with its abundance of rainfall and prevalence of shade...

 
 By Jermiah Reed    Sports    June 18, 2018

Lynch Notches Double-Double In Win

Thanks to a huge performance from Markese Lynch, Carolina Crossover picked up a big win over Sexton Brothers Construction to move to 2-1 on the year in the Transylvania County adult recreation basketball league. Lynch finished with 36 points, 16...

 

Brevard Music Center Summer Festival Begins

Following its successful pre-season jazz and classical guitar concerts in early June, Brevard Music Center (BMC) officially kicks off its 2018 season with an extended opening weekend of performances f...

 

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