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 By Derek McKissock    News    January 16, 2020 

'No Dollar In The Holler' Effort Visits Board Again – Transylvania County, NC

Just like in December, on Monday another large number of residents attended a Transylvania County Board of Commissioners' meeting to raise concerns about the proposed Dollar General store off U.S. 276...

 

BRCC Receives Record Bequest – Transylvania County, NC

The Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation has received a $1.75 million bequest from the estate of Liselotte R. Wehrheim. This bequest will provide scholarships and other program support for health care training programs at Blue Ridge...

 

Hospital Visitor Restrictions In Place – Transylvania County, NC

There has been an increase in reported influenza-like illnesses throughout North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Public Health Division, the influenza-like illness activity in the state has reached more than 6 percent, and local...

 

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 familiar yellow book...

 

Wildlife Day Included Update On Forest Plan – Transylvania County, NC

Though the rain did not relent Saturday for WNC Wildlife Day at Headwaters Outfitters, outdoor sport enthusiasts of all ages showed up in droves for the event. As part of the day, Headwaters hosted...

 

Losing Rural Health Care

A story entitled “Rural County Buys Its Own Medical Machines” on Page 9A in today’s paper about Graham County purchasing its own CT and mammogram machines reflects the complexity of issues that make rural health care problematic. Graham...

 

Local Veterans Honored At WWII Museum – Brevard, NC

Local WWII veterans Harold Wellington and George Sarros were honored at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Wellington was a member of the Merchant Marine, U.S. Army...

 

Andrea Odom Joins Fisher Realty

Andrea McCall Odom has joined the Fisher Realty sales team at its Brevard office. Odom grew up in the Cathey’s Creek area and was a Rosman High honor graduate. She received a Bachelor of Arts...

 

Alice A. Fogle

Alice A. Fogle, 103, of Brevard, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Born March 5, 1916, in Methuen, Mass., she was a fantastic mother to four children, Robert...

 

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 sink, hands in dis...

 

Legal Notices: January 16, 2020

IN THE MATTER OF: The Foreclosure by David Budd, Substitute Trustee, of Deed of Trust executed by Penrose Commercial, LLC, a North Carolina Limited Liability Company, dated May 29, 2014, recorded in Book 694, page 342, Office of the Transylvania... 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 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

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 13, 2020

Academy Reviewing Its Curriculum – Brevard, NC

School Director Ted Duncan informed the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors last Wednesday evening the school staff is reviewing how the school’s curriculum aligns with state standards. Since Brevard Academy is a...

 

First Pediatric Flu Death Reported In Western N.C. – Transylvania County, NC

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first influenza-associated pediatric death for the 2019–2020 flu season. A child in the western part of the state died in December from complications associated with...

 

Unaffiliated District 11 Candidate Seeking Signatures – Transylvania County, NC

Polk County chiropractor, business owner and health legislative advocate Dr. Winn Sams is running as an unaffiliated candidate for N.C.’s Congressional District 11, which includes Transylvania...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    January 13, 2020

A Number Of New Laws Went Into Effect At The Start Of New Year

Eighteen new laws went into effect on New Year’s Day in North Carolina covering a broad variety of topics, from storm disaster relief to new fees for hunting and fishing licenses. One law makes several changes to the statutes governing the...

 

Carolina Blue And Blue Eyed Bettys To Perform

185 King Street is hosting a weekend of incredible Bluegrass music. Carolina Blue will take the stage on Friday night, Jan. 17, followed by The Blue Eyed Bettys on Saturday, Jan. 18. Carolina Blue is...

 

African American Workers Constructed Buildings To Last

When Transylvania County undertook an architectural survey in 1990-1991 it included structures built from 1820-1941. Only a small number of buildings within the African American communities of the...

 

Understanding The Read To Achieve Program

If you are a parent of a third grader in North Carolina, you have more than likely heard about the North Carolina Read to Achieve Program. You might have been invited to a parent night explaining this program or received monthly communication...

 

Holocaust Survivor To Address Audience Of All Ages

Holocaust survivor Walter Ziffer will address an audience of all ages in Ingram Auditorium at Brevard College, this Thursday, Jan. 16, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Thanks to Brevard Middle School with support from Brevard College and the Brevard Jewish...

 

Food Lion Foundation Donates To North Toxaway Baptist Church Food Bank

The North Toxaway Baptist Church Food Bank, which services Quebec, Sapphire, and Lake Toxaway low-income families, has received $2,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help feed local residents. The North Toxaway Baptist Church Food...

 

Conservation At Risk With Fewer Hunters, Fishermen

Since the 1980s, sportsmen and women, especially in the hunting sports, have been on a participation decline, and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Council (NCWRC) is working on a way to reverse...

 

Forest Service Announces Campground Closure

Davidson River Campground, located on the Pisgah Ranger District, approximately 1- mile west of the community of Pisgah Forest, will be closed to the public from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15. Small sections of the following trails will also be closed:...

 

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