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Tornados' Cycling Places Third At Big Bear Competition

Brevard College sophomore Tyler Clark won the Men's Varsity Individual Omnium national title to cap off a highly successful trip to the 2019 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National...

 

World War I On The Transylvania Home Front

Handwritten letters were the leading means of communication for hundreds of years. Correspondence of well-known historical figures have long been used for research. However, letters of everyday...

 

Allison To Lead N.C. Outdoor Recreation Industry

On Thursday in Asheville, in front of the 500 attendees at the Outdoor Economy Conference, N.C. Senate Majority Whip Rick Gunn announced the appointment of Asheville businesswoman Amy Allison as the next director of the N.C. Outdoor Recreation...

 

Farmland Preservation Grants Available Through NCDA&CS

Starting today, county governments and nonprofit groups may apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund for farmland preservation projects. This year’s request for proposals includes...

 

Group Celebrates 30th Birthday With 30 Mile Run

Morning arrived early on May 25, 2019. Too early. My girlfriend Carrie and I departed Swannanoa before the sun rose from the surrounding hills; it was 4 a.m. and time for a jog. We soon joined 13...

 

Dunn's Rock News

Bringing History Alive What started as a class project for Leslie Borhaug's students in 2005, revived an important piece of county history and inspired an award-winning documentary. The students, who...

 

Legal Notices: October 10, 2019

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION FILE NO.: 19-CVD-503 DONALD H. BARTON, Plaintiff, v. REBEKAH ISABEL, Defendant. NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION To Rebekah Isabel, the... Full story

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 10, 2019

Forest Festival Carries On Long Tradition– Transylvania County, NC

On Saturday, the Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah National Forest held the 2019 Forest Festival, where visitors gathered to watch the Woodsman Meet, a lumberjack skill competition, and to see old-time cra...

 

Brevard Runners Record Career Days At Wendy's Invitational

With the best weather of the season promised in the forecast and coming off a team retreat weekend in Beech Mountain and Boone, the Brevard cross country team entered last Saturday’s Wendy’s Invitational – one of the largest and most...

 

St. Timothy Continues AGAPE Outreach Project To Armenia

Project AGAPE (American Greater Armenian Partnership Efforts) is a collaborative effort of the North Carolina and Western NC Conferences of the United Methodist Church to partner with the Armenian...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us this Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for our annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans service. Keith Thompson will be preaching the sermon, “Why Do You Come to Church?” The Montreat Scottish Pipes and...

 

Hal Victor Cartwright

Hal Victor Cartwright died Sept. 30, 2019, at the age of 96. He is the second son of the late Zack Cartwright, an author, and Carroll Churchill Cartwright, an accomplished artist. After one year of co...

 

Jimmie Peterson Loftis Ferguson

Jimmie Peterson Loftis Ferguson, 90, of Brevard, passed from her earthly home to her heavenly home Oct. 8, 2019. She was the oldest child of the late Macie Wells Peterson and James Manuel Peterson....

 

Cedar Mountain News

Community Center Barbecue The annual barbecue dinner will be held on Monday, Oct. 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Cedar Mountain Community Center, 10635 Greenville Highway. Donation is $10 for...

 

City Seeking Skate Park Solution – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland said the city “missed a step” in the process insuring the Tannery Skate Park, but that it “remains optimistic” in finding a solution. As previously reported, volunteers raised $72,000 and spent 500 hours...

 

Legionnaires' Outbreak May Have Started In Davis Center – Transylvania County

As of Friday, 128 people, including three in Transylvania County, are confirmed to have either Legionnaires’ disease or Pontiac fever, two illnesses caused by Legionella bacteria. Last week, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported...

 

Ask Us – Transylvania County, NC

I have a 15-year-old son who I am homeschooling. Can he work during the day when other teenagers are in school? No. According to the North Carolina Department of Labor, 15-year-olds are not allowed to work during school hours. Homeschooled students...

 

Officials Warn Public About Campfires, Burning Yard Debris

As the fall wildfire season gets set to begin, the N.C. Forest Service and the USDA Forest Service urge visitors and North Carolinians to be cautious with campfires and when burning yard debris. This...

 

Destroying America's Reputation

From 1945 to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the United States committed untold resources to blunt Soviet (now Russian) expansionism. The toll included many young lives lost in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Under the rein of Vladimir Putin, Russia is...

 

Prisons Cost More Than Mental Health

Historically, prison populations have usually increased with the closure of mental health facilities. In Michigan, in the 1990s, several public mental health facilities were closed and the prison population spiked. According to The Transylvania...

 

Guest Column: First Amendment Binds All Of Our Freedoms

Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment. The blood of patriots is the seed of the Republic. The founders and those who...

 

Sandburg Focus Of Oct. 15 Bag Lunch Arts Series

The 2019 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in October with Carl Sandburg: A Wanderer’s Heart, Part 2” presented by storyteller Gary Greene. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, and is made possible by the Friends of the Library. Through...

 

Interesting Facts About Apples For Fall

Autumn is a time of year when homes get dressed up with scarecrows and jack-o-lanterns as kids plan their perfect Halloween costumes and seemingly every recipe has a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg...

 

Bridal Veil Falls A Destination For Travelers

Like High Falls featured in last week's Picturing the Past article, Bridal Veil Falls on the Little River in present day DuPont State Recreational Forest has long been a popular destination for...

 

Register Now For Energizing Rural N.C. Conference Oct. 8-9

Local economic developers and civic leaders from counties across North Carolina will gather Oct. 8-9 in Sanford to discuss strategies to retain, attract and develop workforce in the state’s rural communities. “Companies considering North...

 

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