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Lineup Announced For Flat Rock Music Festival

The Flat Rock Music Festival's fall lineup is going to bring plenty of people and musicians back to the mountains. Gates for the festival at Camp Ton-A-Wandah open at noon on Friday, Sept. 25. Every festival-goer receives a free camping pass with...

 

Cherokee Bluegrass Festival Set Aug. 20-22

The 27th Annual Cherokee Bluegrass Festival will again be held at Happy Holiday Campground, 4 miles East of Cherokee, on Hwy 19 North toward Maggie Valley. The three-day event begins Thursday, Aug. 20, at noon and continues until 10 p.m. daily. Open...

 

WCU Presents Southern-Fried Musical ‘Grits' At Performing Arts Center

The ladies of "Grits: The Musical" will take the stage at Western Carolina University's Fine and Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, to open the 2009-10 Galaxy of Stars Series. This...

 

TCS Seeks New Members

The Transylvania Choral Society invites interested persons to join them. Rehearsals for the winter concert begin Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church and continue every Tuesday evening after that at 7 p.m. There are...

 

BLT Youth Troupe Will Host A Pooh Party On Saturday

On Saturday, Aug. 22, the Brevard Little Theatre Youth Troupe will host a Pooh Party as a fundraiser in conjunction with Saturday's matinee performance of "Winnie the Pooh" at the BLT Theatre in the American Legion building located on Jordan and...

 

Brevard Community Band To Close Out Season

The Brevard Community Band will close its 2009 season on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m. at the Porter Center. Rita Hayes, flutist with the Asheville Symphony, will be featured soloist. Tickets for the...

 

50th Wedding Anniversary

Jerry and Nancy Mathis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 23, 2009. They were married Aug. 23, 1959 in Bloomington, Ill. Their children are Lorri Freed, of Michigan, Michelle Bloom, of Illinois, and Kim Mathis, of Florida. They...

 

Powell's To Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Ernest and Jo Powell, of Rosman, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 17, 2009. They were married Aug. 17. 1949, in Clayton, Ga. They have one daughter, Beth and Jerry Ihme, of Rosman,...

 

26th Wedding Anniversary

Bob and Katherine Palmer, of Brevard, recently celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary Aug. 5, 2009. They were married in Brevard Aug. 5, 1983. The Rev. John Boggs officiated and also took both...

 

News Of Organizations

Democratic Women Kathy Bub, executive director of Friends for Life animal sanctuary, will be guest speaker at the Transylvania County Democratic Women's August meeting Monday, Aug. 24, at the Pisgah Fish Camp at 11 a.m. She will explain the special...

 

Engagement Announced

Lindsey Camden, of Batavia, Ill., and Josh Martin, of Yuma, Ariz., are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect's parents are Tom and Debbie Camden, of Batavia, Ill. She received a B.S....

 

Rice Marries Hooper

Kelly Rice, of Brevard, and T.J. Hooper, of Little River, were united in marriage July 11, 209, 5 p.m., at Faith Chapel, in Cedar Mountain. Bobby Howard officiated. The matron of honor was Stephanie...

 

Memorial Erected For 'Old Schools'

To many residents of the Brevard area, the land that now houses the Transylvania County Library and a couple of other nearby buildings is very special. It once housed three public schools that were us...

 

See You Next Year

Last Tuesday was the last night of the weekly downtown Brevard street dances. Roy Chapman and the True Bluegrass Band (above) provided the music during the more than eight-week run of the street...

 

Brevard Listed As Tops For Raising ‘Outdoor Kids'

Brevard is listed as one of the top 25 cities in the nation to "raise an outdoor kid," according to Backpacker Magazine. Brevard was listed at number 20 in a story that appeared in the magazine's August edition. Among the factors that got Brevard...

 

Dialysis Facility Placed On Hold

Unforeseen difficulties, including the current economic climate, in the developing and construction process have delayed the start date for a planned dialysis facility that would serve 16 Transylvania County residents. Last year, the N.C. Division...

 

Group Targets Drop Outs

A task force has been created to identify why some Transylvania County students may not graduate. Scott Elliot, director of secondary education, told the Board of Education Monday the task force was asked a series of questions to identify what leads...

 

Rosman Mayor Charged

Rosman Mayor Brian Elliott Shelton was arrested Wednesday by the Transylvania County Sher-iff's Office for misdemeanor charges of assault on a female and communicating threats. The 40-year-old Shelton appeared Wednesday afternoon before the judge in...

 

Virus May Be Present When School Begins

Students return to the classroom on Tuesday, and schools can expect to be welcoming some with the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, according to Steve Smith, the Transylvania County health director. Smith gave School Board members an introduction to H1N1...

 

DARE Students Rewarded With Camp Treat

Around 21 Transylvania County students were rewarded for saying no to drugs with a memorable camping adventure. For the first time, DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program took 21 children...

 

Sallie Clark Reese

Sallie Clark Reese, 93, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 17, 2009 at the Brian Center. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Porter Clark and Lucy Ada Gr...

 

Lady Blue Devils Looking To Defend Title

After a brief hiatus from league champs two years ago, the Lady Blue Devils tennis team bounced back to re-take the conference title in 2008. They look to successfully defend their title in 2009, desp...

 

Lady Tigers Open 2009 Season With Win Over East Henderson

The Lady Tigers opened the 2009 season with a 3-1 win over 3-A East Henderson High School Tuesday night. Rosman fell in the first game 20-25, but dominated in game two to win 25-15. They followed with a pair of squeaker wins, 25-23 in the final two...

 

Lady Devils Swat Warriors In 3-0 Win

As soon as the Lady Blue Devils got rid of opening game jitters, they made short work of visiting Veritas Christian Academy Tuesday night in the 2009 season opener. The teams played a couple of tight...

 

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