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 By Park Baker    News    December 13, 2018 

Wednesday Morning Earthquake Felt In Transylvania - Brevard NC

Locals shaken awake Wednesday morning can fear not, it was just a little earthquake, hitting 4.4 on the Richter scale. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake occurred at 4:14 a.m. A second, smaller quake, registering 3.3 on the Richter...

 

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

 

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

 

Church Directory

ANGLICAN ST. PATRICK’S ANGLICAN CHURCH Level B, Hollingsworth Building, 147 East Main St., Brevard Rev. Nicholas R Henderson, Vicar SUN-9:30a.m. Study;Wed–Noon Service 10:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 828-687-0115 ASSEMBLY OF GOD DESTINY CHRISTIAN... Full story

 

Brevard FUMC Presents Second Christmas Organ Recital - Brevard NC

The Beulah McMinn Zachary Organ Foundation of Brevard First United Methodist Church (FUMC) will present organist Edward "Ned" Tipton on Friday, Dec. 14, at 12:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to t...

 

Festival Of Trees' Best-Decorated Tree Sponsored By College Walk - Brevard NC

The People's Choice Award for best-decorated tree in the Festival of Trees went to a 7-foot Fraser fir, with an elf theme, sponsored by College Walk and decorated by its staff members. "It was...

 

Commissioners Vote 3-2 To Buy Property - Brevard NC

By a 3-2 vote, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted to buy the roughly 55 acres of property behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard, with the...

 

More Space For Manufacturing

After months of talking with local leaders and reviewing economic data, consultant Jeannette Goldsmith in February of 2013 released an “Economic Development Readiness Assessment for Transylvania County.” She wrote that one of the physical...

 

Holiday Rescue Raffle For Pets And People - Brevard NC

This holiday season Elements Spa is hosting a Rescue Raffle for Pets and People to benefit the Transylvania County Animal Shelter and Sharing House. From Dec. 1-15, Elements Spa will be collecting blankets for Sharing House and collars, sturdy rope...

 

Do We Need More Venues?

Numerous Brevard residents have expressed strong reservations about the revised plan to have the city spend more than $400,000 to construct an abbreviated facsimile of the old railroad depot. Many people supported the plan when originally presented b...

 

Exploring The Great Outdoors: Hidden Dangers And Common Sense

Twenty years ago, the worst fear you had while bare foot in our streams and forest was broken glass, a pop–top or some rusty metal. Fast forward to today, when just this past week a portable meth...

 

Weekly Outdoor Destination: Key Falls

This week's outdoor destination is Key Falls, located behind the Key Falls Inn off Crab Creek Road. This may be one of the more easily accessible waterfalls in Transylvania County, and while on...

 

Burrows Closes Chapter In Service To County - Brevard NC

Described as an advocate for the citizen, with a tireless commitment to the community, Mark Burrows closed a 30-year chapter of service to Transylvania County residents at a reception at Brevard...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 10, 2018

Health Officials Monitor Bugs - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Public Health Department has confirmed one case of La Crosse Encephalitis virus this year, according to Tara Rybka, public health educator. The Centers for Disease Control describes La Cross Encephalitis (LACV) as a virus tran...

 

Ask Us Answered-Brevard NC

Is the U.S. Army Reserve Center on East French Broad Street closing? Michael Mascari, public affairs director for the 81st Readiness Division, answered: “No. But at some point in the next six or seven years it will likely be replaced. We have...

 

Witherspoon To Leave Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club

Jackie Witherspoon, who in no small degree has been a persuasive and passionate voice for the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club for many in Transylvania County, is leaving after a decade of growing...

 

Free Rein Center Hosts The Mane Event Gala

The Free Rein Center for Therapeutic Riding and Education will host its annual "The Mane Event" fundraising gala from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the newly renovated Connestee Falls Overlook...

 

Director Gives Economic Development Update – Brevard NC

Josh Hallingse, the Transylvania Economic Alliance executive director, presented his semi-annual report to county commissioners last week. The report is a part of the contract requirements the county has with the Alliance. Hallingse talked about the...

 

New State Forest Will Be Unveiled - Brevard NC

The Conservation Fund and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will host an event Sept. 6 to celebrate the opening of North Carolina's Headwaters State Forest. Located near the...

 

Picturing The Past: Making Moonshine In The County Was Big Business

Making moonshine was common practice and a part of mountain culture during the 1800s. Nearly every home kept some form of spirits - whiskey, wine, ale or brandy - available for themselves and...

 

Explore Art, Music And Wine At Gallery Walk

Everyone is invited to explore art, music, and wine at the Brevard Fourth Friday Gallery Walk on Aug. 24 from 5-8 p.m. Thirty-four downtown art galleries, retail stores and restaurants will be partici...

 

Frederick Eugene "Gene" McCrary

Brevard loses a native son, Frederick Eugene McCrary, better known as Gene, and by his co-workers as "Mop." Born in Brevard July 5, 1938, to Ellison Kay and Lula Heath McCrary, he was raised in a two...

 

Anglers Worry About Otter Impact - Brevard NC

Local anglers are worried about the increasing impact river otters have on the trout population. Thanks to being captured on camera, otters are cleaning out the deeper holes hiding the bigger fish on...

 

Jug Gerard: From Jet Jockey To Helicopter Pilot

(Jug Gerard flew helicopters for 27 months in Vietnam. This account, in his words, covers the first six months of the time. Gerard's personal military decorations include Distinguished Flying Cross w/...

 

Picturing The Past: Little River: Home To Hogs And Gladiolus

Little River Township, located in southeastern Transylvania County, is bordered by Boyd, Brevard and Dunn's Rock townships, as well as Henderson County and South Carolina. Most of the creeks and...

 

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