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Celebrating Five Generations

For great-great grandmother Jerri Raxter Paxton (seated right), the birth of Leyton Myles McAbee in 2018 brought about five living generations in her family. Pictured with McAbee and Raxter are the...

 

Brevard AAUW Explores Outdoor Adventures

Jayne Fought is among several other Transylvania residents who consider Pisgah Forest their backyard. Fortunately, she has discovered and explored many other “back yards” in the United States as an outdoor adventure specialist for almost three...

 

News Of Organizations

Parkinson's Support Group The Brevard-Hendersonville Parkinson’s Support Group meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church located at 249 E. Main St., Brevard. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. with light...

 

AAUW Yellow Boxes Ready For Used Book Donations

AAUW yellow boxes are back. Look for them in convenient locations throughout Brevard and surrounding communities. For the 50th year, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is asking for donations of used books to raise money at its...

 

News Of Organizations

Stitches Of Love Stitches of Love is a group of people who have created and donated more than 23,000 handmade articles (quilts, lap robes, knitted and crocheted items) to local charities in the past 12 years. Stitches of Love meets at the New Hope Pr...

 

Connestee Falls News

A Fond Farewell Connestee Falls resident Fred Greene, who passed away at his home Jan. 18, was the recipient of a warm-hearted "roast" in the Blue Ridge Lounge on Monday, Jan. 28. Following a funeral...

 

Volunteers Needed To Spark Downtown Revitalization

The Heart of Brevard is looking for people who want to be involved in decorating the downtown Brevard area for seasonal and holiday events. A committee of about eight to 12 individuals is needed to plan and execute downtown decorations for about...

 

Meteorologist To Discuss Record-Breaking Rainfall

This past year ended with record rainfall totals across much of North Carolina and the entire southeastern United States. At the Asheville Airport about 80 inches of precipitation was recorded in 2018 — a new record. In Transylvania County, the tot...

 

Rosman News

Editor’s Note: The following are the names and date of death of local military personnel who died while serving. This is the database as of Jan. 25, 2019: Alexander, Bowen, 10/23/1918, Hamburg Cemetery, Jackson County; Alexander, Carl L.,...

 

Workshop On Cemetery Preservation Planned

The Transylvania County Library is offering an opportunity for cemetery board members and individuals to learn more about the care and preservation of cemeteries. Jason Harpe, historic preservation...

 

Dunn's Rock News

Community Center Update There's still a lot of cleaning, painting, building and rearranging going on at the Dunn's Rock Community Center. It's looking good folks. We'll have a big celebration to show...

 

Cathey's Creek News

I sure did enjoy the Dunn’s Rock News last week. Carol wrote about school bus drivers and some of their adventures. My husband drove a school bus while he was in high school and so did my two daughters while in high school. Each had stories to...

 

Cedar Mountain News

SoupCook-Off By Patty Stahl A large and hungry crowd gathered at the Cedar Mountain Community on Saturday evening to enjoy soup, salad, bread and desserts. Fifteen wonderful cooks brought and entered...

 

Balsam Grove News

Weather We hope that all of our readers are doing well during this cold spell. Just be sure to keep check on water pipes, pets outside during the night and also remember to check on the elderly in your neighborhood. They might need a little help...

 

See Off News

Good news for those of us that are watching for signs of spring already: this week marks the official midpoint of winter. I am trying hard to learn to appreciate every season for it’s own worth, but winter is certainly the biggest challenge for...

 

Cooperative Extension Has Free Radon Testing Equipment

As the turning of the seasons brings colder weather to North Carolina, and families close windows to keep warm, it is an excellent time to make plans for radon testing in your home. Radon is the odorless, colorless gas that is the second leading caus...

 

New Wheelchair Swing Installed At Silvermont Park

Transylvania County Parks & Recreation has installed a new wheelchair accessible swing for Silvermont Park. According to Parks & Recreation Director, Jared Mull, "This new swing will be a...

 

Williamses Celebrated 50 Years Together

Ronnie and Wanda Williams recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Jan. 19, 1969, in Wahalla, S.C., by Judge John D. Long. They have two daughters, Tammy W. Staton, of...

 

Transylvania Public Health Dept. Offers Prevention And Treatment Recommendations - Brevard, NC

Influenza is a serious respiratory illness that can cause fever, headache, extreme tiredness and body aches lasting for a week or more. Flu is contagious, and complications can be serious, especially...

 

TRH Announces DAISY Award Winners - Brevard, NC

Congratulations to Transylvania Regional Hospital's 2018 DAISY Award recipients Janet Allen, RN, outpatient nursing, and Karen DeWitte, RN, BSN, of the Brevard Cancer and Infusion Center. The awards...

 

VFW To Host Trivia Night Fundraiser

VFW Post 4309 on Nicholson Creek Road in Brevard is holding a Trivia Night fundraiser that everyone in the community is invited to participate in. It will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, with the doors opening at 7 p.m. The game entry fee is $10 for...

 

VFW Post 4309 Awards Students And Teachers On Jan. 14

Every year beginning with the new school year, the VFW conducts scholarship and teacher recognition programs. The scholarships are offered to middle school and high school students nationwide and the...

 

News Of Organizations

Sierra Club This month's Sierra Club speaker will be Pisgah Group member Ali Holroyd Lien. Lien will discuss "10 Years of Experiential Outdoor Education at Mountain Roots." Lien is the co-founder and...

 

Free Class On Essential Healing Oils Offered

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. La Petite Spa and Wellness is offering a free class on healing with essential oils, with Melissa McCall-Owen, N.D. There will be free magazines and oil samples, a...

 

Burlin and Ernestine McCall Married Seventy Years

Burlin and Ernestine McCall, of Brevard, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, Jan. 14, 2019. They were married Jan. 14, 1949, "by a one-armed judge in Pickens," (S.C.), as they liked to say. He...

 

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