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Byers And Chapman To Perform

Joe Byers, Roy Chapman and friends will play at the Cathey's Creek Community center on Sat-urday, Feb. 5, and Saturday, Feb. 19. Coffee and dessert will be served. Music begins at 7 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for childr...

 

Core Ensemble To Celebrate African American Women

On Feb. 11 at 7 p.m., the Core Ensemble will perform the chamber music theatre work "Ain't I a Woman!" at Moore Auditorium on the campus of Mars Hill College. The performance is free and open to the public. Chamber Music Theatre is a unique...

 

Max Brooks, Author And ‘Zombie Preparedness Expert,' Comes To Asheville

Asheville, already home to the annual Zombie Walk, will soon host author and self-proclaimed zombie expert Max Brooks. Brooks will lead a creative writing workshop, followed by a talk and book...

 

UNC-A Features Poems And Photos

UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library will present the collaborative work of poet Laura Hope-Gill and photographer John Fletcher Jr. during the month of February. An exhibit of their paired poems and photos...

 

Guitarist Yaxley To Perform At Local Restaurants

Marc Yaxley, Brevard's guitarist extraordinaire, is going to be making appearances at two downtown venues later this month. Yaxley, who specializes in jazz and classical tunes, will be appearing at...

 

BMC ‘First Mondays' Concert Begins Feb. 7

The Brevard Music Center will continue the First Mondays concert series featuring artist faculty from the Brevard Music Center on Monday, Feb. 7, at 1:30 p.m. Concerts are held at the First United...

 

News Of Organizations

AARP AARP Chapter 8 will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 9, in the fellowship hall of Hendersonville Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 2301 Asheville Highway, at 10 a.m. A social period is followed by a business meeting. Guest speakers will be Robert...

 

Jobless Numbers Go Up in December

Transylvania County's jobless rate has increased again, jumping from 8.9 percent in November to 9 percent in December, according to the latest figures from the state Employment Security Commission (ESC). The statewide rate in December was 9.7...

 

City Burglary Suspects Arrested

The Brevard Police Department has arrested two young men in connection with a rash of burglaries that occurred in the Maple Street area this past weekend. On Monday, Samuel Robert Bettencourt, 18, of Brevard, and a 16-year-old male from Pisgah...

 

Gary Hilton On Trial For His Life In Florida

Gary Michael Hilton, suspected of murdering a Hendersonville couple in 2007, is going to trial on a first-degree murder charge in Leon County in Florida, and prosecutors will pursue the death penalty. Hilton is charged with killing Cheryl Dunlap, a...

 

Locals Talk About Egypt

The political upheaval going on this week in the streets of Egypt's major cities is of special interest to some Transylvania County residents who have visited that country in the past and in some...

 

Van Horn Leaving College's Top Job

Drew Van Horn announced Tuesday he will step down on May 31 as Brevard College president. "After great thought over the holidays, I have decided to announce my resignation as president of Brevard Coll...

 

Local K-9 Unit Shows Off Its Teeth

Man's best friend can be a criminal's worst enemy as members of Transylvania County's K-9 unit demonstrated on Saturday. Kevin Holden and A.J. Sizemore, two K-9 officers with the Transylvania County S...

 

Mildred "Niki" Hovey Crowell

Niki Crowell, resident of College Walk, Brevard, died on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at her home. She was born on Jan. 18, 1914, in Cleveland, Ohio and lived in Springfield, Mass. from the age of four until she graduated from Central High School magna...

 

Eunice Ball Slagle

On Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, Eunice Ball Slagle passed away. She is survived by her husband, Albert Slagle; daughter, Brenda Slagle Wyckoff; two grandsons and their wives, Rick and Brooke Wyckoff and Henry and Camilla Wyckoff and a great-granddaughter,...

 

Ben E. Blackwell

Ben E. Blackwell Jr., 81, of Hendersonville, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at his home. He was the son of the late Ben E. Blackwell Sr. and Ruth Williams Blackwell. In addition to his parents, he is pre-ceded in death by his wife, Connie Blackwell;...

 

Sister Irene Mongrandi

Sister Irene Mongrandi, 89, (formerly Sister Marcella Marie), a Sister of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Saint Anne Villa, Convent Station, N.J. She was born in Waterbury, Conn., the daughter of Eugene and Marcella...

 

Rev. G.W. Jameson

Rev. G.W. Jameson, 88, of Waynesville, N.C., passed away on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at his residence. A native of Habersham County, Ga., he was preceded in death by his parents, S.Y. and Dessie...

 

Three Tornados Named Preseason All-SAC

By Seth Montgomery BC Sports Information A trio of BC men's tennis seniors were selected to the 2011 Preseason All-SAC Conference team and the Tornados were selected to finish fourth in the SAC Coaches' Preseason Poll as announced by the conference...

 

Blue Devils Take Key Matchup Against Falcons

Brevard traveled to West Henderson Tuesday night for a key Western North Carolina Athletic Conference matchup. The Lady Blue Devils broke a 29-29 first-half tie and won 61-53 to complete a season...

 

Rosman Wrestlers Fall To Swain For Third Place

Tuesday night in the regular season finale. A couple of hard-luck matches was the difference in the contest, according to head coach Freddie Whitman. "We gave up too many pins — you can't do...

 

Devils Fall To Falcons

The Blue Devils fell at 3-A West Henderson Tuesday night 65-49 in Western North Carolina Athletic Conference action. Brevard took a 19-14 lead at the end of the first eight minutes, but were held scoreless through the first three minutes of the...

 

YBOA Sign-Ups Slated

The Transylvania County girls basketball club, in conjunction with YBOA (Youth Basketball Organization of America) will hold an informational and sign-up session on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Rosman High School old gymnasium. The club...

 

Tornado Men Break Five-Game Losing Streak

By Seth Montgomery BC Sports Information Tornados survived an overtime thriller for the second straight season in Belk Arena, defeating the Erskine Flying Fleet on Monday night, 54-50. Jordan scored the first three points of the overtime period,...

 

Six Blue Devils To Vie For Indoor Track Title

Six runners from Brevard High School have earned a chance to compete for an indoor track state championship on Feb. 12 in Fayetteville. All four classes will be combined at the state level, meaning...

 

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