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Local Quilters Showcase Talents

In order to promote and celebrate the art of quilting, the Western North Carolina Quilters Guild (WNCQG) Brevard chapter/Area 5 is sponsoring a quilt show. “Rows of Quilts” will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd located at 22...

 

Public Asked To Report Hellbender Sightings - Pisgah Forest, NC

With fall fishing in full swing, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public, in particular anglers, to report any sightings of hellbenders (water dogs) to the agency. Reported...

 

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

 
 By Philip Latter    Sports    October 18, 2018 

Brevard Captures Boys, Girls XC Mountain Six Titles

Steady rains and endless puddles may have slowed the times at the Mountain Six Conference championships on Tuesday, but they did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the Blue Devils after they swept...

 

Flight Of The Vampire 5K Set For Saturday, Oct. 27 - Brevard, NC

The annual Flight of the Vampire 5K and Fun Run will kick off Brevard's 2018 Halloweenfest next Saturday at 9 a.m. Immediately after the 5K runners have started, the Fun Run will take place. Race day...

 

Local Quilters Showcase Talents

In order to promote and celebrate the art of quilting, the Western North Carolina Quilters Guild (WNCQG) Brevard chapter/Area 5 is sponsoring a quilt show. “Rows of Quilts” will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd located at 22...

 

Eckler Joins Steve Owen & Associates Downtown

Steve Owen & Associates has welcomed Liz Eckler as a new real estate agent to the downtown office. Eckler has more than 25 years of prior real estate experience and was twice named the People's...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 15, 2018

State Denies School Building Grants - Brevard NC

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction denied a request by Transylvania County Schools for more than $19 million in capital needs grants. Last Monday evening, Graham Wilson of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction sent an...

 

Bobby Cooper Named Brevard Fire Chief

Bobby Cooper has been named as the city of Brevard's first full-time fire chief. "Bobby Cooper's experience with Transylvania County EMS, Brevard Fire Department and Lake Toxaway Fire Department will...

 

Help Save Our Hemlocks

Until recently, hemlock trees were some of the largest and most common trees in the North Carolina mountains. Often referred to as the “redwood of the East,” these towering, long-lived trees once gave western North Carolina its familiar, forested...

 

'Shred Day' Comes To United Community Bank

United Community Bank has announced that it will host a free “Shred Day” event on Tuesday, Oct. 16, to help protect citizens against identity theft. Individuals are invited to bring confidential files to shred at no charge from 9 a.m. until 11...

 

Hawkins To Discuss 'World War II - The Forgotten Russian Front'

The public is invited to a free lecture at the WNC Military History Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. for historian Frank Hawkins' presentation, "World War II – The Forgotten Russian Front."...

 

Jordan Clark Joins Looking Glass Realty

Originally from Atlanta, Jordan Clark graduated from the University of Vermont and then served in the U.S. Peace Corps in a remote village in Guatemala. After Peace Corps, he returned to the U.S. and...

 

Local Lutheran Church Provides Several Grants

This year, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard announced a total of $27,500 in grants to the following organizations: •Bread of Life Free Community Kitchen’s mission is “to share our food with those in need in Transylvania...

 

Holding The Powerful Accountable

American politicians have often criticized the press. Usually politicians criticize those journalists, newspapers or TV stations that point out the formers’ hypocrisy, incompetence, corruption, deceitfulness or other unworthy traits. As Thomas...

 

Edney Will Uphold Fundamental Truths

We hold these truths to be self-evident… It has become the challenge of our current time to reaffirm the fundamental truths we have shared since the beginning of our republic and to work toward a more effective and responsive government at every...

 

County Talks About Bond Impact - Brevard NC

The county has faced several questions from the public about the upcoming $68 million bond referendum and its potential financial impact. During the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday, Finance Director Jonathan Griffin addressed some...

 

TNRC To Meet Friday, Oct. 12

Here in the land of waterfalls, many people pride themselves on their appreciation and preservation of natural resources. Since 2004, the Transylvania Natural Resource Council (TNRC) has diligently studied, reviewed and taken an inventory of...

 

Monarchs and Midterms

As my husband and I finish up another season of raising, tagging and releasing Monarch butterflies, it is hard not to feel a sense of sadness at their declining numbers in North America and the part humans have played in their decline. Although sever...

 

DerGara, Spencer To Exhibit Work In Tryon

Two artists and friends, Ann DerGara and Keith Spencer, are exhibiting new work at The Depot, located at 22 Depot St. in Tryon, beginning Oct 5. The public is invited to an opening reception hosted by the artists on Friday, Oct. 12, from 5-7 p.m....

 

Everyday Education: This Old School Needs Some Extensive Work

I’m sure at least some of you have tuned in to the Public Television show “This Old House” at some time or another. Basically, it’s a show that follows a group of handymen as they rehab old houses. As is often the case, renovations are a...

 

Free Mental Health Seminar To Be Held At Silvermont

Silvermont Opportunity Center is be partnering with Vaya Health (formerly Smoky Mountain MCO) in Asheville to provide free seminars to Transylvania County residents. The seminars will be led by a member of Vaya’s Geriatric and Adult Specialty...

 

Mountain Skies: The Arch Of Planets Begins To Disappear

The Planets Throughout the summer we have had an arch or bridge in the early evening formed in the south by all five of the naked-eye planets (although a maximum of four at a time). As the nights have progressed, this parade of planets has been...

 

Transylvania's 'Natural Heritage' Discussed At TNRC Meeting - Brevard NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) reconvened after a summer hiatus recently to discuss, among other things, the N.C. Natural Heritage Program. The TNRC is a monthly roundtable meeting...

 

Mayes, Mia Rose Lynne To Perform At 185 King Street - Brevard NC

Matt Mayes and John Meyer of Jupiter Coyote will perform live at 185 King Street on Friday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Mayes is the co-founder of the popular Jam...

 

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