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 By Jane Wrath    Features    September 8, 2014

County Library Marks National Recovery Month – Brevard NC

September marks the 25th Anniversary of National Recovery Month, with this year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out” in a display at the Transylvania County Library. A nationwide observance, Recovery Month emphasizes...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    September 4, 2014

Cyclist Eyes Another Chance To Ride 'The Tour' – Brevard NC

Brevard cyclist Matthew Busche has returned from a full season of road racing, including the highlight of his season: the Tour de France. The Tour started on July 5 and ran through July 27, and then...

 
 Features    September 4, 2014

Connestee Throws 'Stuffing Party' For United Way – Connestee Falls NC

A team of Connestee Falls Community neighbors threw what they call a "stuffing party" for United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC). Tuesday, Aug. 26, they stuffed letters and UWTC pledge cards into...

 
 Features    August 28, 2014

Brevard High Senior Experiences India – Brevard NC

Editor's Note: Brevard High School senior Maddy Cook recently made a Rotary International trip to India. The following are her first-person recollections and impressions of the trip. I wake up in a...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    August 25, 2014

Schenck Job Corps Celebrates 50th Anniversary – Pisgah Forest NC

Last Friday morning, Schenck Job Corps held its 50th anniversary as part of a national celebration for helping low-income and troubled youth ages 16 to 24 end the cycle of poverty through education...

 
 Features    August 25, 2014

Traditions Continue At Tsukiji Fish Market

(Editor John Lanier spent several days in Tokyo earlier this summer. This is the second article in a series about his visit.) Although the Japanese account for just 2 percent of the world's...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    August 21, 2014

Mountain Song Festival In Its 9th Year – Brevard NC

Mountain Song Productions will hold its annual fundraiser for the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County, Sept. 12-13. The Mountain Song Festival features live music from various...

 
 By John Lanier    Features    August 14, 2014

Japan's Natural Beauty And A Fantasy Fulfilled

(Editor's Note: Recently editor John Lanier and his wife traveled to Japan to visit his sister, who has worked there for 28 years. The following is the first in a series of observations made from his...

 
 Features    August 11, 2014

Emergency Officials Host National Night Out – Brevard NC

Last Tuesday between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., the Brevard Police Department sponsored a National Night Out event. National Night Out promotes crime prevention, community policing and neighborhood...

 
 Features    August 7, 2014

BC Alumnus Joining NASCAR Hall Of Fame – Brevard NC

Brevard College alumnus and longtime motorsports writer Tom Higgins will soon join the ranks of racing legends like drivers Richard Petty, Junior Johnson and the late Dale Earnhardt in the NASCAR...

 
 By Robbie Robertson    Features    July 28, 2014

U-2 Pilot Recounts Time In Top-Secret Plane – Brevard NC

Silent - practically invisible at 60,000 feet - - the U-2 "spy plane" perhaps more than anything else symbolizes the Cold War. Designed to fly in the upper reaches of the atmosphere and highly...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    July 24, 2014

Outlaw Shares His Message With Children – Brevard NC

Critically acclaimed vocalist Sydney Outlaw gave a visit to The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County Monday morning and gave a pep talk to the children. Outlaw, a Brevard native,...

 
 Features    July 24, 2014

Veteran's Desk Set Being Returned To Family – Brevard NC

Editor's Note: The following was submitted by Howard A. "Sarge" Thiele of Red Fox Lane in Transylvania County. One day last year, while visiting some friends, the wife showed me an old item in their...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    July 21, 2014

Community Partners Gather At Garden – Brevard NC

The garden at St. Timothy United Methodist Church is just one of many ways that church members spend their time giving back to the local community. Even non-members of the church, located at the...

 
 Features    July 21, 2014

Rotary Club Bids 'Adieu' To Exchange Student – Brevard NC

Charlotte Frechard addressed the Rotary Club of Brevard with tears in her eyes as she said goodbye after her year in Brevard. According to the French native, "Rotary Youth Exchange is not a year in a...

 
 Features    July 10, 2014

Rotary Youth Learn Leadership Skills At Camp – Brevard NC

Do you ever wonder what our local youth and teens do during the summer? Do most of them sit around, plugged in, or do they get out and about? Perhaps a bit of both, but for a group of teens in...

 
 By Robbie Robertson    Features    June 30, 2014

Nurse Headed To CrossFit World Championships – Brevard NC

"I go 'til I fail," said Marcie Wells, as the barbell with six discs of weight bounced and settled onto the exercise mat. She's in the midst of "thrusters," a combination of clings and squats that...

 
 Features    June 26, 2014

Teachers Tell Of Thailand Adventure – Brevard NC

By Carol Gardner and Ann Landis For The Transylvania Times Martial law. Military coup. Curfew. Television suspended. Facebook shut down. Blistering heat. Strange food. Wonderful students. Gracious...

 
 Features    June 23, 2014

Maddy Cook Is Home From A Year In India – Brevard NC

Maddy Cook, looking tired after a 40 hour trip to get home, arrived at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 16 at the Asheville airport after almost a year in India. Her parents, brother, family and Rotarians...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    June 19, 2014

Greystone Inn Is Now A 'Natural Retreat' – Lake Toxaway NC

The Greystone Inn in Lake Toxaway was abuzz with excitement last Saturday during the grand opening of the newest addition to Natural Retreats vacation resorts. The Inn is being operated by Natural...

 
 Features    June 12, 2014

D-Day Medic Recounts Historic Battle

Edwin Kendrick was a combat medic who waded ashore in Normandy three days after D-Day with nothing but a medical kit and red cross armband. His memories are the first installment in The Local's...

 
 Features    June 12, 2014

Brevard Native Serves Aboard Historic Sailing Ship

A 2008 Brevard High School graduate from is part of a hand-picked Navy crew serving on the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, the U.S.S. Constitution. Seaman Corey Essenberg serves aboard...

 
 Features    June 2, 2014

Antique Car, Motorcycle Gathering Passing Through Town Wednesday -Brevard NC

An antique car, muscle car and motorcycle gathering will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard. Hot Rod Magazine hosts an annual, long distance road rally called “The Power Tour,” with thousands of...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    June 2, 2014

Blue Devil Pair Dancing To New Adventures – Brevard NC

Allie Williams and Grace Williams both share the same last name, but they are not related. They do however share a close friendship and leadership roles at Brevard High School. Allie is the student...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    June 2, 2014

Good Friends, Tigers Taking Next Step In Life – Rosman NC

Lauren Mahoney and Candace Petit have been friends since the sixth grade and plan on walking together during Rosman High School's graduation exercise this Saturday. Both are also in the running for...

 

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