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 By Fran Johnson    Lifestyles 

Cathy's Creek News

The Cathey’s Creek community lost one of its own – George Ross Wilson – on Sunday, May 31. Ross was 95 years old and one of our community’s finest residents. He had one of... — Updated 6/3/2020

 By Carol Dodson    Lifestyles 

Dunn's Rock News

Garden Update After almost a solid week of rain, Dunn's Rock gardeners have been happy to return to their rows. Gail and Tom Buchanan report that their potatoes, beans, squash and... — Updated 6/3/2020


Lake Toxaway News

Bargain Barn Opening The Lake Toxaway Community Center Bargain Barn will be opening for the season, from 9 a.m. to noon, this Friday and Saturday. There will new inventory. The... — Updated 6/3/2020


Knights To Hold June 15 Blood Drive

The next Knights of Columbus/Red Cross blood drive will be Monday, June 15, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Community College, Applied Technology Building. Giving blood takes less than an hour and is a way of giving life to... — Updated 6/3/2020


Balsam Grove News

Balsam Grove Playground We are closing the Balsam Grove Community Club playground until Gov. Cooper cancels the stay-at-home order. Playgrounds were included in the order, and we... — Updated 6/3/2020


Picturing The Past: Sylvan Valley News Waged Fight Against Mail Order Catalogs Through Articles

The idea of local retailers competing with outside businesses is not unique to the era of online shopping, big box stores or malls. In the early 1900s the battle for local... — Updated 6/1/2020


WCCA Board Meeting

Western Carolina Community Action, Inc., a nonprofit human services agency administering local, state, and federally funded programs for low-income, the elderly, and children, will hold its Board of Director’s monthly meeting on... — Updated 6/1/2020


Hutchinses Celebrate 55th Anniversary

James and Dottie Hutchins recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary at a small party arranged by friends and neighbors in Connestee Falls, where they live. They were... — Updated 6/1/2020


Moore, Moore Married

Betty Grogan Moore and Micheal Ray Moore, both of Brevard, are happy to announce their marriage. She is the daughter of the late George and Agnes Grogran. He is the son of the late... — Updated 6/1/2020


Pet Of The Week And Free Food For Pets

In coordination with the ASPCA, free bags of pet food will be handed out on Friday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the county Animal Shelter parking lot. The shelter's free food... — Updated 6/1/2020


Help Nonprofits Celebrate Historic Preservation Month!

May is National Historic Preservation Month, a time when our history related organization typically celebrates with seasonal re-openings, new exhibits and special events. Sadly,... — Updated 6/1/2020


Cedar Mountain News

Rocky Hill Baptist Church A small group of Rocky Hill Baptist Church members gathered in the cemetery a few weeks ago for the annual spring cleaning of the grounds. A large oak... — Updated 6/1/2020


Lake Toxaway News

North Toxaway Baptist Food Bank The North Toxaway Baptist Church Food Bank is still open and serving the Lake Toxaway, Sapphire and Quebec communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.... — Updated 6/1/2020


Balsam Grove News

Balsam Grove Community Club Meeting The Balsam Grove Community Club will resume its monthly meetings at 7 p.m., Monday, June 1. We will meet at the community center, with social distancing, and we encourage everyone to wear masks.... — Updated 6/1/2020


Cathey's Creek News

In The Bible Mission The mission held its first in-house church service this past Sunday since the coronavirus put so many things on hold. They plan on meeting on Sundays for preaching service only for the next several weeks... — Updated 5/27/2020


Quebec News

As we start into Phase Two of opening up our state, more activities are visible with more people. The everyday rain has kept most of us inside. Somehow, I have been able to get my daily walk in and have been able to continue my... — Updated 5/27/2020


Make Your Garden Count For Monarch Butterflies This Year

In this season of social distancing, many Americans are turning to gardening, finding joy and peace in an outdoor activity that can be safely enjoyed from home. "What all gardeners... — Updated 5/27/2020


Three Ways A Deck Can Make Staying Home More Enjoyable

With so many people across the country staying put in their homes right now, a fun and functional outdoor space is more important than ever. Amusement parks and concerts are closed... — Updated 5/27/2020


Picturing The Past: Quarantine: In The Past, The Only Tool In The Fight Against Infectious Diseases

During the second decade of the 20th century North Carolina enacted a Quarantine Law requiring physicians, parents and teachers to report every case of whooping cough, measles,... — Updated 5/25/2020


Drive-By Birthday For Frank Paden

Frank Paden, pictured with his wife of 34 years, Faye, celebrated his 79th birthday on May 15 with a drive-by birthday party. He is an Army veteran and loves the Clemson Tigers.... — Updated 5/25/2020


Stay In, Grill Out And Learn To Love Skirt Steak

Step aside, strip and sirloin. If you're not grilling skirt steak this Memorial Day, you should be: It's a great cut for marinating, it cooks in minutes and it's especially beefy, t... — Updated 5/25/2020


Turn Your Backyard Into A Safe Space For Healthy Play

Kids who can no longer participate in organized sports activities or meet their friends at the park need creative ways to burn off energy at home. Unplugging and stepping outside... — Updated 5/25/2020


Blooms And Beyond: The Top Gardening Trends For 2020

Whether you have an outdoor oasis or are a nurturing indoor plant parent, gardening offers a multitude of benefits and has the power to brighten up any space or mood. Spring is the... — Updated 5/25/2020


NC Cardinal Is Live At The County Library

Beginning May 21, Transylvania County Library will enter Phase 1 of its NC Cardinal consortium membership. Once Phase 2 of the membership begins in summer 2020, this state-wide resource sharing consortium will give Transylvania... — Updated 5/20/2020


See Off News

Last Wednesday, many See Off neighbors were joined by other concerned citizens to gather at the bottom of Becky Mountain to hear more information regarding an investigation into... — Updated 5/20/2020


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