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Barkers To Celebrate 50 Years Of Marriage

John and Helen Barker, of Pisgah Forest, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 22, 2018. They first met in California in 1966, when he was stationed at George Air Force Base, and she was...

 

Master Gardener: Have You Considered Planting A Fern Garden?

People in the Southeast have learned that there are a variety of ferns that can be successfully grown in the climate of warm moist weather. This is particularly true in Transylvania County, with its abundance of rainfall and prevalence of shade...

 

Mountain Skies: Asteroid Vesta Barely Visible To Naked Eye

The Planets While we have the beautiful spring constellations in our evening sky, such exciting things are happening with the planets that I can’t resist starting with them. For those of you watching the sky, you know we now have the two brightest...

 
 Arts    June 18, 2018 

Brevard Music Center Summer Festival Begins

Following its successful pre-season jazz and classical guitar concerts in early June, Brevard Music Center (BMC) officially kicks off its 2018 season with an extended opening weekend of performances f...

 

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 Lutheran Church of... Full story

 

Two Ruth Jones Memorial Scholarships Awarded

Conserving Carolina has awarded two scholarships to Julia Smith and Kaylin Lewandowski, of Brevard High School and Rosman High School, respectively. The two local graduates each received a one-time award of $1,500. The memorial scholarship was...

 

Wells Fargo Grants Funding For 'Families & Money' Collaborative

On May 12, Wells Fargo granted $6,000 to United Way of Transylvania County to fund the 'Families & Money' collaborative program. The Families & Money program is a United Way of Transylvania...

 

Military Museum Hosts D-Day, Other WWII Veterans

About 120 people gathered in the WNC Military History Museum on June 6 to commemorate the turning point of World War II and to honor two D-Day veterans and seven other World War II veterans. D-Day occurred on June 6, 1944, when the Allies invaded...

 

Bag Lunch Arts Series To Continue In June With 'Faces Of Appalachia'

The 2018 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in June with “Faces of Appalachia,” which will be presented by photographer and author Tim Barnwell. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, June 19, in the library’s Rogow Room and is made possible by th... Full story

 

Summer Adult Basketball League Officially Underway

Last week, the 2018 season for the Transylvania County adult recreation basketball league kicked off featurning a dozen teams and some of the top talent in western North Carolina. Opening night was last Monday, with followup games being played...

 

Legal notices: June 11, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 18E181 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Almeta B. Ellenburg of Transylvania...

 

Mary Helen Picklesimer

Mary Helen Picklesimer, 95, of the Little River Community, died Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Tore’s Home in Brevard, where she had received care since March. She lived by herself until December of 2017, when she was hospitalized at Transylvania...

 

More Information Needed On HCA

I have enjoyed reading the letters, articles, viewpoints, annual report 2015 (latest?), etc. concerning the proposed absorption, buy out, etc. by HCA of our Mission area hospital health system in western North Carolina. What has not been put forward...

 

Board Approves New Rosman Elementary School Principal – Brevard

At their regular meeting on Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved the recommendation by Superintendent Jeff McDaris for Robert Dinsdale to become the new principal of Rosman Elementary School. “We are pleased to...

 

Cole, DuBose Engagement Announced

Michael and Kimberly Cole, of Mills River, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Patricia Cole, to Eric Buel DuBose Jr., son of Eric and Lori DuBose, of Lexington, S.C....

 

D.D. Bullwinkel's/MooseTracks Celebrates First Year On Main Street

Last June, after eight months of an extensive building renovation, D.D. Bullwinkel's Outdoor and MooseTracks Footwear opened their doors for business in their new location on Main Street in Brevard.... Full story

 

Looking Glass Realty Welcomes Adam Skoog To The Team

Looking Glass Realty welcomes new agent, Adam Skoog, to their team of dedicated and experienced realtors. Skoog has an extensive marketing background that allows him to develop creative solutions...

 

BMC 2018 Festival Features Performances By Adam Holzman, Texas Guitar Quartet And Randy Brecker

On June 22, Brevard Music Center (BMC) officially launches its 2018 summer music festival, spanning 80 performances from June through August in the captivating Blue Ridge Mountains of western North...

 

Gary Kendrick

Gary Kendrick, 66, of Brevard, died peacefully Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Mission Hospital in Asheville following a tragic accident. His family surrounded him at the time of his death. He was born May...

 

Legal notices: June 4, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO: 18-E-166 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CALMER ANTHONY ERSNESS, JR. EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as...

 

County 4-H'ers Qualify For State 4-H Horse Show

Two members of Transylvania County's Creekside Riders 4-H Club competed in the West District 4-H Horse Show at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center on May 6. Both Abigail Gant and Abigail...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 31, 2018

State Supreme Court Justices Working To Educate The Public

Many North Carolinians are not very knowledgeable about state government, especially the judicial branch. N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice Paul Newby and his peers are working to change that. Newby was in Brevard and other parts of western North...

 

Flash Flooding Possible As Rain Continues To Fall

As of Monday morning, a flood warning was in effect in Transylvania County until Wednesday because of sub-tropical storm Alberto circulating past the Florida panhandle, according to he National...

 

Staged Waterfall Rescue Planned At Cove Creek

With vacationers arriving throughout outdoor destinations in western North Carolina, park, forest and emergency management leaders will gather to talk about waterfall safety at 10 a.m., Thursday, at Cove Creek Group Campground in Pisgah National...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    May 28, 2018

Celebrate National Trails Day This Saturday

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the National Trails System, and on Saturday the American Hiking Society is celebrating its 26 year celebrating National Trails Day, a...

 

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