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Updated Cancellations and Changes In Transylvania County As of 4/04/2020

The following is a list of businesses, government offices, organizations, stores, restaurants and schools that have cancelled or modified their hours or services. We invite you to... — Updated 4/4/2020 Full story


Polar Plunge To Benefit Special Olympics Held

The sixth annual Polar Plunge supporting Transyl-vania County Special Olympics took place on a sunny, cold day on Feb. 29. Forty-three brave souls leaped into Lake Atagahi on Leap Day in Leap Year. Many thanks to Connestee Falls PO... — Updated 3/25/2020

 By Jim Grodnik    Lifestyles

Connestee Falls News

Captive Couple Freed Their ordeal is over. After spending the past 12 days in motel-like confinement on Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Ga., Connesteans Jose and Victoria... — Updated 3/25/2020


UPDATED: Local Restaurants, Bars Provide Options After Governor's Ban-Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: On Tuesday afternoon. Gov. Roy Cooper ordered that all restaurants and bars close for dine-in customers, effective 5 p.m., Tuesday. Takeout and delivery orders will be allowed to continue. Fast food restaurants... — Updated 3/19/2020


Smart Start Collaborates With Multiple Groups

Smart Start of Transylvania County (SSTC) bids a heartfelt wave of gratitude to multiple funders who recently awarded grants in support of early education community programs. SSTC’s Jumpstart to Kindergarten program, GetSet... — Updated 3/16/2020


My Unexpected Surprise On Super Tuesday

I’ve got a new title to add to my resume - election worker. On Super Tuesday, I volunteered at Dunn’s Rock, one of 15 polling locations in Transylvania County. I was one of seven election volunteers at that precinct, one of... — Updated 3/9/2020


Dunn's Rock News

A Glimpse Into The Past Carroll Parker was sorting through some of his mother's papers when he found an interesting newspaper clipping dated Sept. 18, 1937. The article, written by... — Updated 3/4/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

When The Creeks Rise Up – Spring Sports In Transyl-"rainia"

And so it begins. Just like death and taxes, few things are as certain as rain wreaking havoc on spring sports in Transylvania County. Already on Tuesday, all four games on the slate – two for Brevard and two for Rosman... — Updated 3/4/2020


Connestee Falls News

Scholarship Program Gets Underway The Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program is gearing up for its 2020 fundraising effort, as the various committees that handle the tournaments and other events prepare for the campaign.... — Updated 3/3/2020


Plunge Participants Raise Funds While Chilling Out – Transylvania County, NC

Special Olympics of Transylvania County held its annual Polar Plunge event Saturday at Lake Atagahi in Connestee Falls. The fundraiser brought in $18,178.... — Updated 3/2/2020


Oh What A Lady! Look Who Just Turned 80

Patricia Lee Brown, a.k.a. "Punkin," celebrated her 80th birthday Jan. 28, 2020 at her Connestee Falls mountaintop home. She is pictured here with her daughter, Brenda, and... — Updated 2/26/2020


Brave People Sought To Make The Annual Polar Plunge – Transylvania County, NC

Feeling brave? Then, plunge into the cold waters of Lake Atagahi in Connestee Falls during the sixth annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 29, for a good cause. The Plunge is the... — Updated 2/25/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Commissioners Still Assessing Fire District Funding – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will hold a yet-to-be-scheduled board workshop to further discuss the options for funding fire and rescue services in the county. Commissioners reached this decision after hearing a... — Updated 2/17/2020


Letters And Poems

In the last several weeks, we have received several poems from readers. Some of them have been submitted to run as Opinions of the Reader while others have been submitted to run on the Arts & Entertainment pages. With one or two... — Updated 2/12/2020


Jeanne Marie Smith

Jeanne Marie Smith, 93, died Jan. 8, 2020, in Brevard. She was born Aug. 6, 1926, in Olean, N.Y., to Joseph and Dorothy Smith. She graduated from New York City’s Latin American... — Updated 1/29/2020


Connestee Falls News

Kicked Off The Bucket List So how did you celebrate your 80th birthday? Dinner out, maybe? A little party? Well, Lois O’Connor had a better idea. She marked the beginning of her ninth decade by dancing with the Radio City... — Updated 1/29/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Chamber Recognizes Top Businesses – Brevard, NC

It was an evening of celebration Saturday night as the Brevard/Transylvania County Chamber of Commerce held its annual gala event at Brevard College's Porter Center. The hallmark ev... — Updated 1/27/2020


Jacqueline "Jackie" Taylor Guryan

Jacqueline Taylor Guryan passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Brevard, at the age of 90. She was born Oct. 3, 1929, to Thomas and Maude Taylor, in Mumford, N.Y. She was the... — Updated 1/27/2020


Mission Increases Bills Without Notification

I am the HR manager of Connestee Falls Property Owners Association located in Brevard and currently offer health insurance benefits through Blue Cross Blue Shield NC. We have several employees who use the primary care physicians... — Updated 1/27/2020


"Jackie" Taylor Guryan

Jacqueline Taylor Guryan passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Brevard, at the age of 90. She was born Oct. 3, 1929, to Thomas and Maude Taylor, in Mumford, N.Y. She was the... — Updated 1/24/2020


Dunn's Rock News

A Hidden Treasure Even though Martha Ellenburg is a regular at Dunn's Rock Community Center events, you might not see her unless you venture into the kitchen. She's typically at the... — Updated 1/15/2020


AAUW Set To Put Out Yellow Boxes – Brevard, NC

The yellow boxes are coming. Some New Year’s resolutions include reducing stacks of books. In February, the Brevard chapter of AAUW will make that task easier by placing the... — Updated 1/15/2020


Chamber Of Commerce Announces 2020 Board Of Directors – Brevard, NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2020 Board of Directors. The board was recently finalized with the election of five individuals for the 2020-2022 term, including newly elected Bill Medl (Connestee Fal... — Updated 1/3/2020

 By Ben Eller    Education

Program Provides $111,000 In Scholarships

On Dec. 18 the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program presented checks to Transylvania County Schools, Brevard College and Blue Ridge Community College. Each received $37,000,... — Updated 12/26/2019

 By Jim Grodnik    Lifestyles

Rhyme Time In Connestee Falls

The day after Christmas in Connestee Falls Is a time for reflection and merry y’alls. Now to the grindstone I must put my nose It’s time to write poetry and forego the prose. So here’s to our friends in this forested glen... — Updated 12/26/2019


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