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Facing My Long Gone Life In Vintage Vinyl

Folks like me, who are just a little older, might well identify with this sad tale. Last week, after months of sometimes heated discussion, the weighing of pros and cons, and some gnashing of teeth,...

 

Letter from a Volunteer: United Way Super Intern Ticked All The Boxes

Sometimes, when you roll the dice, both parties win. That was the case at the United Way of Transylvania County’s offices this summer as Brevard native Elijah Mullenax, a rising senior at UNC-Chapel Hill, stepped up and became that...

 
 By Paul Morgan    News    June 29, 2017

Former College Cyclist Lands His Dream Job - Brevard, NC

Once in a very great while, dreams do come true. Former national championship Brevard College cyclist Joshua Cole, an Asheville native, is in Busan, South Korea, and about to realize his...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Features    April 27, 2017

Family Place Experience Opens Volunteer's Eyes

Editor's Note: The following is a "Letter From A Volunteer," specifically Paul Morgan, a volunteer with the United Way of Transylvania County. I found my newest group of personal heroes a few days ago when I met with several energetic young moms as...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Sports    October 6, 2016

Seniors, New Coach Leading Tornados' Soccer To Fast Start – Brevard NC

The Brevard College men's soccer team is playing well as it moves into the meat of its final South Atlantic Conference season, but new Head Coach Shigeyoshi (Shug) Shinohara is taking none of the...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Sports    October 3, 2016

Tornados' Women's Soccer Face The Gauntlet Down The Stretch – Brevard NC

Rolling through its final season as an NCAA Division ll club and member of the South Atlantic Conference, the Brevard College women's soccer team is performing exceptionally well, thanks to a trio of...

 

McLaran Returns To Alma Mater To Take Over XC Program – Brevard NC

Can there be another sport as demanding of the individual as cross country? While the term warrior is much over-used in the sports world, there is no doubt that, if you are to succeed as a distance...

 

New Coach Brings High Expectations To Volleyball Team – Brevard NC

While every new sports team is a work in progress, Brevard College Head Volleyball Coach Anna Wagner is beginning to see the outline of a solid Tornado club that features a quartet of seasoned...

 

Tornados Host Cross Country Meet At Glen Cannon

With two meets under his coaching belt, Brevard College Cross Country Coach Josh Mower is a much happier camper than he was a year ago when he unexpectedly inherited a program that was young, relatively inexperienced and short on numbers, especially...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Sports    August 31, 2015

Freshman Class Hopping To Bolster Lady Tornados Soccer Brevard NC

It's business as usual this fall for veteran Brevard College women's soccer coach Shigeyoshi "Shug" Shinohara. Entering his seventh season as head of the Tornados, coach Shinohara is looking at a...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Sports    March 12, 2015

First Track Meet In A Decade Slated Saturday At BC Brevard NC

More than 10 long years have passed since Brevard College hosted an on-campus track meet, but that will change Saturday, when athletes from six area colleges converge to compete in the Tornado Relays...

 

Brevard And The Big Easy Share Connection – Brevard NC

It's a 638-mile journey from the corner of Broad and Main streets in Brevard to the corner of Royal and St. Peter streets in New Orleans' wild and wooly French Quarter, but the distance between the...

 

BC Cycling Results Released By Race Officials – Brevard NC

The members of the Brevard College Tornado cycling team are a lot quicker than the officials of the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference. And that's a good thing. The good news: The...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Sports    March 13, 2014

BC Slowly Rebuilding Its Track Program – Brevard NC

Brevard College Track Coach Adam Malloy is a man on a mission. He's determined to move beyond the school's well-established presence in cross-country and to expand the program into full-blown track...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Sports    March 3, 2014

BC Golf Again Features International Mix – Brevard NC

It looks like Brevard College Golf Coach David Nelson is at it again. His international mix of talent, led by upperclassmen, and supported by seven first year players, kicked off the 2014 season at...

 

Trio Will Bike 450 Miles To Promote BC Awareness

While the trio won’t quite ride their bikes from sea to shining sea, Brevard College President David Joyce, his wife Lynne and college trustee Phillip Jerome will hit the road Sunday for a demanding...

 

Tornados Hard At Work On The Hardcourt – Brevard NC

The 2012-13 basketball wars don’t officially start until November, but Brevard College basketball coaches Lee Burgess and Shannon Reid are already pushing their charges hard, both on the practice court and in the weight room. Burgess, who replaced...

 

Lady Tornados Off To 3-0 Start For 2012 – Brevard NC

ball Coach Brenda Skeffington is cautious by nature. She’s not given to the dramatic, much less to over-the-top predictions about her team’s upcoming South Atlantic Conference season. In her 29th...

 

Soccer Teams Put The Right Foot Forward – Brevard NC

Another fall college football season has dawned for America’s sports fans, but for the most part, more than 50 Brevard College men’s and women’s soccer players haven’t really noticed....

 

Campus Life Ready To Begin A New Year – Brevard NC

One of the most important, complex and delicate challenges at any college or university is, literally, the care and feeding of students. If a student doesn’t have a positive on-campus experience,...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Sports    June 21, 2012

Tornado Baseball Turns In Memorable 2012 Season

BREVARD, N.C. Local baseball legend Gil Coan may be 90 years old, but he rarely misses a Brevard College home game. The former major leaguer must have really liked what he saw this spring at the field of dreams named in his honor. Three years of hard...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Sports    June 11, 2012

Trio Of Tornado Trainers Patch Up BC Athletes

Once upon a time, high school football teams had what was called a manager, usually a smallish male volunteer who had a pocket full of extra cleats for shoes, a couple of towels and carried a bucket...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Features    April 30, 2012

Multi-Cultural Men’s Golf Team Improves

When it comes to spectator sports in America, golf usually ranks near the bottom of the list. That’s especially true at the college level where golf teams lurk in the shadows of football,...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Features    April 12, 2012

Hard-Hitting Simunyu Shows Softer Side

Say you were asked to guess what a Brevard College three time all conference football linebacker was majoring in. You might come up with something like exercise science, sports management, criminal ju...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Sports    March 26, 2012

Hamilton Continues To Build Football Program At BC

Brevard College Head Football Coach Paul Hamilton comes across as an intense, competitive, focused guy with two overriding goals: the first is to see his players graduate, the second is to win footbal...

 

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