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Mary Virginia "Ginny" Hill Van Orman

Mary Virginia “Ginny” Hill Van Orman, 91, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Matthew and Clara Hill. In addition to her parents, her sisters, Rita Henry, Catherine Harding, Anne Boehm, Clara Conlon and Ruth... Full story

 

What Students Say About Using Technology

On March 5 and 6, I had the privilege of talking to both students and the adults who teach them at Brevard and Rosman middle schools. The county's Golden LEAF Foundation 1:1 Teaching and Learning...

 

BC Professor Has Paper Published In International Science Journal – Brevard NC

Brevard College Geology Professor Dr. James Reynolds has had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of South American Earth Sciences titled "Tectonic controls on the evolution of the Andean Cenozoic foreland basin: evidence from fluvial... Full story

 

City Employees Raise More Funds For Local United Way – Brevard NC

A group of 37 city of Brevard employees donated $260 to United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) during their "Southern Breakfast" event Friday, March 21. Foods donated by city employees and...

 

TRH To Host Free Series On Medicare – Brevard NC

The Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counsels Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers with free and unbiased information about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage,...

 

County Students Learn About Local Government – Brevard NC

Participants in Viz Transylvania celebrated and learned about local governance in Transylvania County at a program, designed with youth in mind on March 12. The class of juniors from the county's... Full story

 

Pisgah Forest Hosts Final Ranger Reading Café – Brevard NC

Trudi Wetli, fifth grade teacher, hosted the final Ranger Reading Café for the 2013/2014 school year in the media center at Pisgah Forest Elementary. Students who read and demonstrated mastery of the... Full story

 

Technology To Replace Lawyers, Truck Drivers

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Butler, Nickolas. “Shotgun Lovesongs.” Four friends from a small Wisconsin town reunite for a wedding. One is in trade commodities, one is a rodeo rider, one is a rock...

 

Land Of Waterfalls Camera Club Exhibits Work At Spa – Brevard NC

The Elements Spa Gallery is currently showing an exhibit of images which will run through May and which were captured by eight local photographers, all members of the Land of Waterfalls Camera Club....

 

BC To Present 'Medea' – Brevard NC

What happens when powerful people believe that they are above retribution? Brevard College’s modern take on the Greek classic, “Medea,” is a wild Hollywood mash-up asking just this question. Playwright Mary-Kay Gammel brings a fresh new voice...

 

Brevard Little Theatre Announces New Officers And 2013 Awards – Brevard NC

The Brevard Little Theatre (BLT) held its annual meeting and awards event Friday, March 14, at St. Philips Episcopal Church. There was a catered dinner followed by special entertainment. Kathy...

 

Award-Winning Author Marjorie Hudson To Read At BC March 27 – Brevard NC

Brevard College's English Department Visiting Writers' Series will present a reading by award-winning author Marjorie Hudson at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27. The reading, which is free and open to...

 

Habitat For Humanity Adds Four New Board Members – Brevard NC

The local Habitat for Humanity recently welcomed four new board members: Ron Kolstedt, Mary Meseck, Sandy Blackman and Jan Dryse-lius. Kolstedt was employed by AT&T and Bell Labs for 32 years. His...

 

Fosnight To Discuss Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence – Brevard NC

According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), an American is sexually assaulted every two minutes. April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month, during which activists raise awarenes...

 

NAACP To Celebrate Formation Of Transylvania Branch March 30 – Brevard NC

More than 200 members of the newly-formed Transylvania County branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) will celebrate their achievements and advance their mission for equality at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, in...

 

Lady Blue Devils Handle The 4-A Rams 4-1 – Brevard NC

In an effort to get the Lady Blue Devils ready for the 2-A playoffs, head coach David McNeill sought out the top talent in western North Carolina for non-conference match-ups. Brevard had already...

 

Tornados Fall In Extra Innings To Pfeiffer Falcons – Brevard NC

Brevard College forced extra innings with three runs in the bottom of the 9th before Pfeiffer scored two in the top of the 10th in a 7-5 win for the Falcons Wednesday afternoon at Gil Coan Field. The...

 

Oskar Blues 4-Mile Race Winners

Dan Phistry (left photo) won the Oskar Blues 4-mile race. Katy White (right photo) was the first female to cross the finish line. She was fifth overall with a time of 25:19. (Courtesy photos by Steve...

 

Tiger Baseball Romps To 12-2 Victory – Rosman NC

The Tiger baseball team scored all the runs they would need by the second inning, but kept the pressure on to send visiting Robbinsville home in five innings Friday in a 12-2 win. Josh Rice and Noah...

 

Lady Tigers Rally To Top Robbinsville 7-5 Friday – Rosman NC

The Lady Tigers scored first, but had to rally from a 5-3 deficit to beat Robbinsville in their final at-bat Friday afternoon at home. Morgan Sisk put Rosman up early with a double. She advanced to th...

 

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