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Last month Transylvania County resident Emmett Casciato was recognized by the N.C. House and Senate for his efforts to found and maintain the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas in downtown Brevard.

The ceremony took place at the museum, where a packed house of around 100 people were present as Casciato was surprised to learn he was being presented with the certificate of recognition. The certificate was presented by N.C. Rep. Jake Johnson, Col. Larry Chapman and Brianna McMinn from N.C. Sen. Chuck Edward's office.

Democrats have lined up behind Gov. Roy Cooper's 30-day stay-at-home order — but so have many Republicans, signaling less of a partisan divide over the measure that will bring economic pain but that health officials say is necessary to save lives.

Republicans at various levels of elected office gave different opinions. One reached by the Citizen Times said more COVID-19 research should be done before such an extreme measure, while another said it should have come sooner.

Responding to a call from the N.C. Board of Cosmetic Arts Examiners, local salon Grace Nails Professional Nail Care Salon found 1,000 gloves and 100 masks to donate to frontline medical providers and researchers.

N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) picked up the supplies and delivered them to Transylvania Regional Hospital.

BREVARD, N.C. (WLOS) — Transylvania County commissioners voted Monday night to support changing the county’s federal opportunity zone. The zones were created in 2017 to attract economic growth to low-income areas. When Transylvania County’s zone was created, more than 65 percent of it was Pisgah National Forest, which cannot be developed.

Some mountain farmers have received state funds to help them recover from the floods of 2018. Of the roughly $10 million in a special aid package for Western North Carolina, nearly $6 million went to Henderson County.