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Timmons Takes Over The Reins – Brevard NC

The Free Rein Center has a new executive center and soon will have access to a new covered riding facility Cecily Timmons recently took over as executive director at the Free Rein Center, which provid...

 

County Wants Growth Focus – Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners want the Planning Board to focus more on where should growth occur in the county and the steps needed to manage that growth. During its recent meeting, commissioners discussed what they would like the Planning Board...

 

Whitman Out As RHS Football Coach – Rosman NC

Rosman High School announced Thursday that a search has begun for a head football coach for the 2017 season, as Freddie Whitman is ending his coaching tenure with the team. Alan Justice, athletic...

 

Electrical Fire Damages Home On Cashiers Valley Road – Brevard NC

The Brevard Fire Department responded to a house fire on Cashiers Valley Road this past Wednesday evening. According to Adam Hughey, captain of the Brevard Fire Department, fire crews quickly extinguished the fire, which was caused by an electrical m...

 

Commissioners Hear Overview Of Wildfire Response – Brevard NC

During their recent meeting, Transylvania County commissioners heard an overview of last year’s wildfires and the local response. The local response was mainly focused on the wildfire that originated Nov. 9 on Pinnacle Mountain, just off the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 20, 2017

Landslide Dangers In Western North Carolina Discussed – Brevard NC

At the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting, a presentation was heard from Appalachian Landslide Consultants (ALC), a private company that provides municipalities and private individuals with data concerning areas that...

 

First Mental Health Kiosk In WNC Unveiled – Brevard NC

Transylvania County now hosts western North Carolina's first MindKare mental health screening kiosk, a touchscreen device that allows residents to learn about behavioral health conditions,...

 

Friends, Family Celebrate Eagle Scout Recognition – Brevard NC

Fourteen-year-old Nathan Mahoney of Rosman was recently presented the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in the Boy Scouts of America. Mahoney has been a member of Troop 703 in Brevard...

 

Philharmonic Adds Celebrated Conductors – Brevard NC

The first of three celebrity guest conductors will perform at the next Brevard Philharmonic concert on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. Joining the scintillating solo pianist, Joyce Yang, performing...

 

Author R.R. Brooks To Speak At Highland Books – Brevard NC

On Thursday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. Highland Books will be hosting the second Brevard Authors Guild Monthly Chat-Fest. This month’s discussion on fantasy writing will be led by local author R. R. Brooks. Along with a career in pharmaceutical research...

 

Little Theatre Launches Interactive Website – Brevard NC

The Brevard Little Theatre has a new website, TheBrevardLittleTheatre.org. This new site is easy to navigate, is frequently updated and will keep visitors informed about happenings at the theater, located at 55 E. Jordan St. in downtown Brevard....

 

BC Juried Art Exhibition Set For Feb. 24 – March 31 – Brevard NC

The Brevard College Art Department is showcasing students' original artwork in the annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. The show will run Feb. 24 through March 31 in the Spiers Art Gallery in the...

 

Area High School Bands To Perform At Brevard College – Brevard NC

Brevard College opens its doors to the Scott Concert Hall once more for the second annual Brevard College Concert Band Invitational on Friday, Feb. 24. High school bands from Brevard, Rosman, Hender-sonville and Asheville will be in attendance, and...

 

Transylvania Art Guild To Meet – Brevard NC

Local artist and Brevard native Sharyn Fogel will be the guest speaker at the Transylvania Art Guild's March meeting. The meeting will take place at 1 p.m. on March 2 at the Transylvania Parks and...

 

NSDAR Holds February Meeting – Brevard NC

The Feb. 13 meeting of the Waightstill Avery Chapter NSDAR was held in Miller Hall of Saint Philip's Episcopal Church in Brevard with 68 members and guests in attendance. Barrett Mayes, winner of the...

 

Trio Of Area Wrestlers Earn Second Place At State

Over the course of three days and nearly 1,400 matches, a trio of local wrestlers proved themselves among the cream of the crop as Brevard's Logan Roth, as well as Rosman's Tanner Whitman and Cody...

 

Still, Christiansen Pick Up First Doubles Win As Tornados – Brevard NC

Freshman Cre Still and Will Christiansen collected their first dual match win Sunday as the Brevard College men's tennis team (1-6) dropped an 8-1 decision to the Catawba College Indians (6-3) Followi...

 

Tigers Advance To Playoffs, Host Knights On Tuesday – Rosman NC

The Rosman Tiger basketball team will be the lone squad representing Transylvania County when the N.C. prep hoops playoffs begin this Tuesday. After completing an 18-7 season, with an 8-4 mark in Smoky Mountain Conference play, the Tigers earned an...

 

Indians Race Past Tornados In Final Home Hoops Contests – Brevard NC

Junior Stevie Williams finished with 21 points as the Brevard College Tornados (2-24, 0-20 SAC) dropped their final home contest of the season by a final of 77-60 to the Catawba College Indians (17-9, 11-9 SAC). Williams capped off the home finale...

 

Tornados Split Road Double-Header Against William Peace – Brevard NC

The Brevard College Tornados (4-8) split the Sunday doubleheader with the William Peace Pacers (4-5) at the USA Baseball complex in Cary, N.C. The Tornados took game one of the Sunday matinee with a 4-0 shutout of the Pacers before dropping the...

 

Tornado Lacrosse Teams Drop Pair Of Weekend Contests – Brevard NC

Despite freshman goalie Chris Stallings recording 18 saves the Brevard College Tornados (2-2) dropped their second game of the season by a final of 16-5 to the Young Harris College Mountain Lions (2-3). Offensively, the Tornados were led by five...

 

Growing Up With The Assault On The Carolinas – Brevard NC

One of my favorite events is coming up soon, The Assault on the Carolinas held right here in Brevard. This year will be the 18th annual AOTC. My store and the Assault have grown up together. I...

 

Local Wildlife Series Continues At Transylvania Library – Brevard NC

The final "Transylvania County Wildlife" presentation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 pm in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. This program will focus on species living in...

 

Outdoor Calendar

Tuesday Feb. 21 Fly-Tying at Brevard Brewing. Hosted by Headwaters Outfitters. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free. Bring own materials. (828) 877-3106. Wednesday Feb. 22 Squatch Bikes and Brews Shop ride. Meet at the shop at 6 p.m. www.squatchbikesandbrews.com....

 

Gaither's Was Brevard's Longest Operating Restaurant

Since the early 1900s, downtown Brevard has been home to numerous cafes and restaurants. The earliest mention of a local restaurant found in the Sylvan Valley News is for Jim Aiken's Restaurant and Ba...

 

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