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Commissioner Candidates Square Off – Transylvania County, NC

Seven candidates seeking three seats on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners went head to head last Thursday night during the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of... — Updated 9/22/2020

 By David Whitmire    Outdoors 

Fall 2020 Hunting Season Begins In Transylvania County

Every year, early September marks the beginning of the hunting season in North Carolina. Transylvania County has a mixture of both private and public land, where hunters can hunt... — Updated 9/21/2020


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... — Updated 9/21/2020 Full story

 By Alex Perri    Features 

Wildlife Rehabber Retires After Lifetime Of Caring

Jeanette Schmitt’s neighbors are going to miss her dearly now that she’s moved to Asheville in her retirement – her bird neighbors that is. Schmitt recently retired from her 4... — Updated 9/21/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News 

Public Works Director Charged – Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard’s Public Works director, David Lutz, has been issued a federal indictment on charges of environmental crimes related to the “handling, transportation and storage of hazardous waste” in May 2016. According... — Updated 9/21/2020


Lake Toxaway News

Lake Toxaway Reunion Canceled The Lake Toxaway School Reunion has been canceled this year due to the COVID-19. Since the reunion last year, the following classmates have passed on:... — Updated 9/16/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

'Option B' Proposed For Apartment Complex Project – Brevard, NC

In a special meeting Sept. 3, Brevard City Council inspected the site of the proposed Tore’s Home residential apartment complex that would be located along Deerlake Road, near the Deerlake Village residential community. At the... — Updated 9/16/2020


Local Cultural Center Presents World Premiere Of Its New Short Film

The Center for Cultural Preservation, western North Carolina’s documentary and history center, has announced the release of its new short film, “They Who Overcame: Stories of Hope and Resilience.” The film focuses on how... — Updated 9/14/2020


Republicans Health Insurance Disaster

Health insurance is a disaster in western North Carolina, and it is a pothole of the Republicans’ own making. The working poor are stuck in a gap of making too much for Medicaid, yet can’t afford insurance, and it’s not... — Updated 9/14/2020


Illegal And Irresponsible

Twice this month President Trump has encouraged his supporters in North Carolina to break the law and vote twice. As Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections, wrote on this page last... — Updated 9/14/2020


CFWNC Awards Grants Totaling More Than $216,000 To Nonprofits – Transylvania County, NC

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina recently approved grants totaling $216,811 to nonprofits across the region, including Smart Start of Transylvania County. The awards were made in CFWNC’s Early Childhood... — Updated 9/9/2020


Quilts Of Valor Presented To Local Veterans

In times when hugs are a premium, the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas and Blue Ridge Quilt of Valor continues to give their "quilty hugs" in small ceremonies to honor... — Updated 9/9/2020


Lake Toxaway News

Monthly Meeting Due to the Labor Day weekend schedule, the monthly meeting was postponed until next week. It will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, in front of the large... — Updated 9/9/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

In The Age Of COVID-19, The Cleaning Business Has Gone To Another Level – Brevard, NC

Cleanliness has always been a matter of business for Alan Crite. As the owner and operator of AC Janitorial Service – a family-owned business started by his father in the early... — Updated 9/9/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Local Environmentalists Worry About Changes To Clean Water Act – Transylvania County, NC

Area environmentalists are concerned about rollbacks to the Clean Water Act, announced by the Trump administration earlier this year, and the impact it could have on water quality... — Updated 9/7/2020

 By Jacob Myers    Outdoors

South Beyond 6,000 Challenge Perfect For Fall Hiking

As the temperatures begin to cool in the coming months, we start entering that annual period of hiking where the trails are littered with leaves of all colors, and the naked trees a... — Updated 9/7/2020


John Robert Mantell Jr. (Bob)

John Robert Mantell Jr. (Bob), went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, and steadfast friend. He was born May 15, 1930 to... — Updated 9/7/2020


Health Services Launches HIV Prevention Website

Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) is celebrating the launch of its HIV prevention/care website and social media outreach campaign. The new site is home to THE [email protected] and provides a central, focused... — Updated 9/7/2020


Virtual Candidate Forum Thursday – Transylvania County, NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Candidates Forum from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, virtually, due to COVID-19. The forum will be made available to the public via several options, according to a... — Updated 9/7/2020


Pisgah Legal Services Highlights Renters' Rights

As a means to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a nationwide order last week to temporarily halt evictions for millions of renters who meet certain criteria. The order... — Updated 9/7/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Internet Providers Facing Hurdles – Transylvania County, NC

With the ever-increasing demand for expanded broadband internet service, particularly in rural areas of the county, tele-communications and government officials say they’re doing everything they can to expand the scope of... — Updated 9/7/2020


Juanelle Randolph Cathey

Juanelle Randolph Cathey, 87, of Rosman, passed away Aug. 31, 2020. Born in Yancey County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Effie Hylemon Randolph. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her... — Updated 9/2/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Disc Golf League Embraces New Course At Brevard College

It's 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the campus of Brevard College, just adjacent to the tennis courts. The afternoon rain has left the grass heavy with mud. It's humid, but a gentle breeze... — Updated 9/2/2020


Pardee's Three New Clinics To Open Sept. 16 – Brevard, NC

Pardee UNC Health Care is expanding access to health care in Transylvania County with opening three new clinics in Brevard. At the new location, Pardee will offer urgent care, physical therapy and orthopedic services staffed by... — Updated 9/2/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Commissioner Candidates Square Off For First Time – Transylvania County, NC

The nine candidates for the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners discussed infrastructure, housing, child care, jobs and other topics during an online candidates’ forum held last Thursday evening. The event was sponsored... — Updated 9/2/2020


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