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Resident Leading Effort For More Crosswalks In Brevard – Brevard, NC

Resident Sarah Pooser is leading efforts to get more crosswalks with flashing beacons in Brevard. Currently, there are two: one at North Broad Street between Brevard College and First United...

 

Annual CROP Hunger Walk Set For Oct. 13

The annual Brevard area CROP Hunger Walk on city streets will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13. This year the walk will begin and end at the Brevard Middle School parking lot outside the gymnasium. The 5k (3.1 mile) walk is a family/youth/elder...

 

How Nadia Murad Turned Trauma Into Hope

You may have heard brief reports about the plight of the Yazidis and Christian groups in Iraq when Islamic State fighters raided their villages. Nadia Murad was one of the many women and children who were captured and enslaved by Isis. But her 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 St. Timothy’s... Full story

 

Doug, Ellen Harris Now Ready For New Adventures – Brevard, NC

After 21 years of business, Doug and Ellen Harris of Harris Architects on West Probart Street in Brevard have begun the design on their latest project: closing Harris Architects to seek out new...

 

DAR Constitution Week Proclaimed

Mayor Jimmy Harris officially proclaimed the week of Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in the city of Brevard. The proclamation was presented to the Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the Am...

 

Ted Duncan Leads Changes At Brevard Academy

As John Maxwell once said, “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” That is exactly what has been taking place on the Brevard...

 

Romero: From The Philippines To Brevard

Matthew Romero, a 2019 Connestee scholarship winner, was born in the Philippines 18 years ago. When he was only eight hours old, he was entrusted to the care of a family of missionaries from the...

 

BC Presents 'Southern Class' By Travis Donovan

Brevard College Fine Arts Division launches their fall calendar with "Southern Class," an exhibition of sculpture by Travis Donovan. Donovan's sculptural works draw from a range of techniques,...

 

Legal Notices: September 5, 2019

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 19E239 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Jo Anne Adams of Transylvania County,... Full story

 

Dorothy (Dottie) Kosiba

Dorothy (Dottie) Kosiba, 82, of Columbus, N.C., passed away Sept. 1, 2019, from complications with ALS. She faced this disease with grace and dignity and was an inspiration to many. Her husband, Leo,...

 

County Officials Talk Vision – Transylvania County, NC

Editor’s Note: Recently, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners held a workshop to discuss the county’s strategic plan, which includes goals and strategies that guide county departments in their day-to-day actions and, in particular, infl...

 

New Pisgah Film House Opening Tonight In Downtown – Brevard, NC

The Pisgah Film House opens tonight in the former Drew Deane Gallery space at 114 W. Main St. in Brevard, where patrons can share in the collective experience of watching award-winning independent,...

 

Legal Notices: September 2, 2019

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 19E262 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Mary Louise Chapman of Transylvania County,... Full story

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 2, 2019

Magazine Highlights Local Landmarks – Transylvania County, NC

Three Transylvania landmarks and families are featured in the September issue of Our State magazine, including the old Shuford Farm barn on Everett Road, now owned by Clay Sykes and family, the...

 

Fire Tax District Change On The Table – Transylvania County, NC

This fall, Transylvania County will host a series of public information meetings as it considers replacing the various fire tax districts in the county with one single tax district. The Board of Commissioners approved the meetings during its regular...

 

Pedestrian Bridge In Place – Brevard, NC

On Wednesday morning, a 20,000-pound pedestrian footbridge was placed over King’s Creek off Railroad Avenue in Brevard. The 10-foot-wide and 80-foot-long bridge arrived pre-constructed from Contech...

 

Our Anytown Corridor – Brevard, NC

Aesthetically, there are two commercial Brevard’s: downtown and the U.S. 64 corridor from Asheville. The downtown area is authentic and unique. Like many small southern towns, the downtown is anchored by the courthouse. Nearby are vibrant,...

 

Beautify Brevard's Gateway

Congratulations to the mayor and the city council for their support of the motion to hire a landscape architect for the landscaping of the proposed roundabout at the intersection of routes 64, 276 and 280. This is a good first step, however, there...

 

Legal Notices: August 29, 2019

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Section 5311 (ADTAP), 5310, 5339, 5307 and applicable State funding, or combination thereof. Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on the proposed Transylvania County Community Transportation Program... Full story

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 26, 2019

City To Consider Selling Land For Housing – Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard’s planning staff will research the feasibility of selling an 8-acre piece of residentially zoned land off Cashier’s Valley Road, next to the Public Works Facility, to a housing assistance company to build eight single-family...

 

Bracken Mountain Preserve Features New Trail – Brevard, NC

A new trail for hiking and mountain biking just opened in Bracken Mountain Preserve. The approximately 1.5-mile Pinnacle Trail offers a steep climb with 500 feet of elevation gain and creates a new loop. It brings the trail system in Bracken...

 

Ecusta Trail, Yeah!

Thank you, Brevard City Council and Mayor Harris, for having the vision to recreate our train depot and for finishing the Brevard end of the Ecusta Trail. Martha and I look forward to biking to Hendersonville, eating lunch, buying a light item or two...

 

Fix Vacant Buildings

The city council talks about beautifying the entrance to Brevard. What about the impression people get from vacant buildings such as Mr. Pete’s Market on Asheville Highway next to Zaxby’s? Can’t something be done to have such a derelict...

 

Patricia N. (Patty) McDonough

Patricia N. (Patty) McDonough, 85, passed away Aug. 20, 2019, at her home in Lake Toxaway. She was born June 7, 1934, in Scranton, Pa. to the late John and Dorothy Noecker. She attended Scranton...

 

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