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 By Derek McKissock    News    December 13, 2018 

County Land Deal On Hold - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ previous move to buy the roughly 55 acres behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard is not a done deal just yet. Last Friday at a special called meeting — the first for...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 13, 2018 

A Welcome Shelter From The Storm - Brevard NC

Though movies and television shows in popular culture often tell a story of people turning on each other after the modern conveniences of society break down, in Transylvania County, citizens, county...

 
 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...

 

Real Estate Companies Announce They Are 'Joining Hands' - Brevard NC

Steve Owen & Associates and Beverly-Hanks & Associates, Realtors, are joining hands to further serve the real estate needs of Transylvania County. “We are proud to have Steve and Jeremy Owen and their team of agents affiliated with our organization...

 

Cooperating On Projects

Two actions at the local level show encouraging signs of cooperation between different boards and people of different political affiliations. Last Tuesday, the members of the Transylvania County Board of Education made it clear they want to work...

 

Responding To Bad Weather

As of Wednesday morning, there were many people in this county without power or stranded at home because their roads are impassable. That, however, is not due to any lack of effort by local fire/rescue squads, law enforcement, emergency personnel,...

 

Incredible People

Late Saturday evening my home lost electricity. That was not unusual here in Transylvania County. Lots of our neighbors found themselves living back in the 19th century. We had to gather up snow to melt for doing the most mundane things… like flush...

 
 By Page Lemel    Opinion    December 13, 2018 

True Fulfillment: The Giving Of Ourselves To Others

Transylvania County is truly a special place to live. During this season from Thanksgiving to Hannukah, and then to Christmas, I have found myself reflecting on my gratitude for the uniqueness of our county. We take care of each other in Transylvania...

 

Obituary: Timothy Charles Garber

Timothy Charles Garber, 52, of Hendersonville, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. A native of Transylvania County and a resident of Life Span in Hendersonville, he was the son of the late Charlie Lee and Brenda Garber. He had a great sense of humor....

 

Obituary: Patricia Holland Hall

Patricia Holland Hall, 86, of Brevard passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Born Sept. 12, 1932, in Macon County, she moved to Transylvania County at age 6 and attended Lake Toxaway School and Rosman Hig...

 

Obituary: Rev. Robert Glen Owen

Rev. Robert Glen Owen, 77, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Glen Owen. He was preceded in death by one brother, Leonard Owen, and two sisters, Lola Mae Banther and Shirley...

 

Obituary: Larry Gale Stiles

Larry Gale Stiles, 71, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. Born in Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Hal Verlin Stiles and Beulah Lee Worley Stiles. In addition to his parents, he...

 

Brevard Potters' Row To Hold Open House Dec. 14-16 - Brevard NC

Brevard’s Potters’ Row will hold its annual Holiday Open House Dec. 14-16. Hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 1-5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Shops participating include Duckpond Pottery, Mountain Forest Studio and Mud Dabbers...

 

Marguerite Laws Celebrates 92nd Birthday

Marguerite was born Dec. 15, 1926, in Pisgah Forest. She is the daughter of the late Myrtle Frady McCann and the granddaughter of the late George T. and Emma J. Frady. Marguerite lived in Pisgah...

 

Blue Ridge Announces 2018 Employee Awards - Brevard NC

At Blue Ridge Community College, employees play a significant role in their students' lives - as teachers, advisors and mentors. Our faculty and staff assist students in finding purpose and direction...

 

BRCC To Award $500,000 In IMPACT Scholarships - Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Community College has announced that it plans to award 500 new $1,000 scholarships totaling $500,000 to graduating seniors in Henderson and Transylvania counties. IMPACT scholarships are available to students graduating from a Henderson...

 

Scholarship Program Benefits Local Students - Connestee Falls NC

Yet again, the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program has set a fundraising record. Last year, in its 30 year of raising money to help Transylvania County students further their educations, the...

 

Church Activities: Dec. 13, 2018

Brevard FUMC The Music Ministry of Brevard First United Methodist Church is excited to present “What Sweeter Music; A Cantata For Christmas” by John Leavitt on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the 8:45 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. worship services. The public is...

 

Local Seniors Put Up Top Marks At 2018 State Games

Transylvania County had some fine representation at the 2018 North Carolina Senior Games State Finals recently, as 27 of 52 local participants brought home medals. All participants qualified for the s...

 

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

 

Legal Notices: Dec. 13, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 18E273 EXECUTOR’S —- ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of James Rodney Hammer-smith of Transylvania...

 

Digging Out, Out Playing - Brevard NC

As of 9 a.m., today, 6,302 Duke Energy customers and 1,920 Haywood EMC customers in Transylvania County were still without power. The outages came after snow dumped as much as 2 feet in the Lake...

 

'Assault' Celebrates Its 20th Bike Ride - Brevard NC

­­­ Past, present and current sponsors of the Assault on the Carolinas ride were honored last Thursday at a reception to thank those who have supported the ride over the past 20 years. The event to...

 

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