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Swimmers Take The Opportunity To Beat The Heat At The Pool

It was the perfect day for an afternoon at the pool on Tuesday as members of the Brevard Racquet Club took to the water to beat the heat. The Racquet Club reopened its pool... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Park Baker    Features

Stranded In Kenya: 89 Days And Counting

It has been 89 days since I have been stuck in Kenya due to the international flight ban, although, sources say, that the Kenyan government is going to lift the ban on June 9. We... — Updated 6/8/2020


Pets For Adoption

The following pets are available for adoption at the county Animal Services Department on the Old Rosman Highway. For more information, call (828) 883-3713.... — Updated 6/3/2020


My Pet World: Conditioning A Dog Around Skateboards, Fixing A Cat During A Pandemic

Dear Cathy, My eight-year-old, 80-pound boxer/pit mix reacts horribly to skateboards. I have tried everything. A recent column of yours addressed methods of stopping dog fighting. One example was spraying citronella to deescalate.... — Updated 6/3/2020


County Residents Receive Governor's Award

The N.C. Governor's Volunteer Service Awards, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, is an annual program that recognizes outstanding volunteers in North Carolina. The... — Updated 6/1/2020


Landscaping Project Underway At Depot-Brevard NC

Things are happening at the Railroad Avenue Depot Park. The Transylvania Garden Club (TGC) has embarked on a plan to landscape the area surrounding the pedestrian bridge and other... — Updated 6/1/2020

 By Hal Herring    Features

Lighthouse Shows The Way In The Mountains - Brevard NC

Last December I began working as a construction assistant on a project on Williamson Creek that would turn out to be a beacon of light for the community during dark times. After sev... — Updated 5/29/2020


Bridge Club Members, Family Celebrate A Birthday -Brevard NC

On Sunday members of the Brevard Duplicate Bridge Club's held a caravan birthday party for one of its members, Betty Boers, who was celebrating her 97th birthday. For the big event... — Updated 5/27/2020

 By Matt McGregor    Features

County To Return To The Drive-In World Saturday - Brevard NC

The drive-in movie theater began with the Theatre De Gaudalupe in Las Cruces, N.M., in 1915, where the short, silent film "Bags of Gold" was shown. Though it only lasted a year,... — Updated 5/27/2020


Veterans Honored At Davidson River Cemetery

The Davidson River Cemetery Board of Trustees and friends placed more than a hundred flags at the gravesites of veterans on Friday, May 15. The flags will be left in honor through... — Updated 5/18/2020


Mountain Skies: The Big Dipper Dominates The Far North Sky

The Stars This is a good time of the year to observe the Big Dipper, also known as the Drinking Gourd. Early in the evening, we can find it high in the north lying with the dipper... — Updated 5/18/2020

 By Alex Perri    Features

John Buford Wants To Keep On Teaching, Learning-Brevard NC

The last time Brevard College professor John Buford retired, he had no plans of slowing down. The same thing can be said for his second time around as he says goodbye to 11 years... — Updated 5/13/2020

 By Alex Perri    Features

Carter: Outdoor Education Needed More Than Ever-Brevard NC

Educators around the country are returning to their schools for the first time in weeks to carry out the chore of cleaning out their classrooms and offices, unsure of when they'll... — Updated 5/11/2020


Lake Toxaway Is The Largest Man-Made Lake In The Appalachian Mountains

A May 8, 1903, Sylvan Valley News article titled, "A Visit to Lake Toxaway" provides a vivid picture of scenery, both natural and man-made, surrounding Transylvania's Toxaway Inn... — Updated 5/11/2020


Good Deed

Recently, 8-year-old Kennedy Owen, daughter of Jonathan and Ashley Owen, a third-grade student at Pisgah Forest Elementary, made cards to take to those living at The Oaks of... — Updated 5/4/2020


Brevard Music Center To Host Drive-In Movies-Brevard NC

As soon as it receives approval by local authorities and the North Carolina Governor's office, Brevard Music Center (BMC) will launch Brevard Music Center @ The Drive-In Movies on... — Updated 4/30/2020 Full story


Cars Line Up To Provide Birthday Wishes-Brevard NC

A seemingly endless line of cars caravaned on Tinsley Road Tuesday to give Martha Tinsley a drive-by, 90th birthday greeting from a safe distance as she watched with family from... — Updated 4/29/2020

 By Ray Tuers    Features

Sarah Rae St. Marie Grows Into Club's Top Job-Brevard NC

Since the day when Sarah Rae St. Marie came to the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club as a bright new face seven years ago, she has grown with the club, climbing up the leadership... — Updated 4/27/2020


Picturing The Past: Goat Cart Photos Income Idea For Photographers

After coming across old photographs of children in small wood carts pulled by a goat Kim Anderson and Ian Dunn with the Special Collections Section of the State Archives of North... — Updated 4/27/2020

 By Matt McGregor    Features

Ann DerGara Named 'Main Street Champion'- Brevard NC

Amid economic hardship in Transylvania in the early 2000s due to the loss of the county's manufacturing industry, internationally recognized artist Ann DerGara, owner of Red Wolf... — Updated 4/24/2020


Transylvania County GOP Votes To Provide Aid

During a special virtual meeting, the Transylvania County Republican Party voted to provide monetary support to five local service organizations in support of their many efforts to assist county residents. The following service... — Updated 4/20/2020

 By Carol Dodson    Features

Brevard Ballerinas Continue To Dance

While some activities might have come to a sudden halt with the advent of COVID-19 restrictions, the dancers of Brevard Ballet have kept their leotards and ballet slippers on. When... — Updated 4/15/2020


Chase Plays Dark Character On Netflix's 'Ozark'

Brevard's own Tyler Chase manifests an intense presence, as well as carries his own weight among a frenetic rhythm of high-octane performances in the third season of the Emmy... — Updated 4/14/2020


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