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BLT Hosts World Premier Of 'In The Workshop'

Brevard Little Theatre carries on its tradition of a Christmas-themed performance this holiday season as it prepares for the world premiere of "In the Workshop," Dec. 7-10. The play, written by...

 

County: Schools Funded 'Better,' Comparatively

“By any standard, Transylvania County Government funds schools better relative to economic peers, school system peers, and neighbors in both capital and annual expenses.” That was one of the key points found, according to the county, after it did...

 

SylvanSport Presents Movie

SylvanSport will present “Losing Sight of Shore,” the extraordinary journey of four brave women, known as the “Coxless Crew,” who set out to row the Pacific Ocean from America to Australia unsupported. As they rowed more than 8,000 miles...

 

Parades, Twilight Tour Set For Weekend

Brevard and Rosman will celebrate, respectively, the traditional local kick-off to the festive season with Christmas parades this weekend. Organizers are saying the Downtown Brevard Christmas Parade & Twilight Tour will be the best yet. The...

 

Pearl Harbor Survivor To Speak

The WNC Military History Museum and the Blinded Veterans Association will present an afternoon with Pearl Harbor survivor Craig Kirkpatrick on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. at the WNC Military History Museum. Kirkpatrick was serving on the U.S.S...

 

Christmas In Rosman - Rosman, NC

The town of Rosman held its annual Christmas Tree lighting Monday and on Tuesday had a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus....

 

Local Author Releases Mystery Novel

Pisgah Forest resident Robert Brooks is the co-author of the mystery novel "The Clown Forest Murders" released in November. Written along with first-time author and son A.C. Brooks, the tale is very...

 

Rosman Welcomes A Visit From Mr. And Mrs. Claus - Rosman, NC

On Tuesday, the town of Rosman welcomed Mr. and Mrs. Claus....

 

Martin, Short, Rangers To Play Peace Center

Audiences can expect an evening of nonstop laughs on Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24, when Steve Martin and Martin Short bring “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life” to the Peace Center in Greenville. Martin and Short will...

 

Hendersonville Band To Host Holiday Concert

The Hendersonville Community Band under the direction of Winford Franklin will perform its annual “Tis the Season” holiday concert on Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. located at the Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, East Campus Dr. in Flat Rock....

 

WISE Scholarship Recipients Thank AAUW

At the Brevard AAUW Branch's November meeting, members welcomed three of the four girls who received scholarships to attend the WISE program at Clemson University this past summer. WISE stands for Wom...

 

Subsidizing The Wealthiest

On Black Friday, the net worth of Jeff Bezos surpassed $100 billion, making the 53-year-old today’s wealthiest person. In just the last year, according to Business Insider, he made $19.3 billion, the equivalent of $52 million per day or $36,000 a...

 

Tahlia Lois Wetherell

Heidi Patrie and Anthony Wetherell, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Tahlia Lois Wetherell, born Nov. 14, 2017, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. She weighed 6 pounds,...

 

Emergency

How can we, as a civil society, stand by and allow the mentally ill be robbed of treatment that is so needed. There is a downward spiral in the care of the “least of these.” Intelligent, educated people with psychiatric illnesses often do not...

 

Loneliness: The Ultimate Poverty

I wanted to do community service during the Thanksgiving holiday season because of the loving support I have been given by folks this year. My wishes came true as a friend in my church asked me to accompany her in delivering Meals on Wheels. What an...

 

Haelyn DeHaven Hoxit

Devan DeHaven Hoxit and Matthew Kent Hoxit, of Pisgah Forest, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Haelyn DeHaven Hoxit, born Nov. 9, 2017, at Park Ridge Hospital, in Fletcher. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21inches long. Her...

 

Breaking News

I titled this piece “Breaking News” because it seems that just about every day there is some new happening that deserves those words. There are plenty events from the North Korean issue to the sexual harassment saga, to the cover-ups in Washingto...

 

Support The Depot Project

Wow, let’s get the replica depot on the roll. Hats off to Mr. Hall, Dru Bridges and Jimmy Harris for realizing the great potential of bringing that beautiful historical reminder of our depot back! As a child I played at the old depot that was...

 

Tax Plan Hurts Residents

Senators Tillis and Burr, as well as Congressman Mark Meadows should listen. The tax plan proposed hurts their constituents. Those in the top 1 percent of incomes in North Carolina (making $512,000 or more) would see an average tax savings of...

 

Thank You, Commissioners

Before the board voted on the courthouse matter, but after reviewing the various options and plans posted on the county website, I wrote the commissioners offering my thoughts and recommendations. After the vote I noticed negative articles and...

 

Chamber Of Commerce Announces First Holiday Promotion Giveaway Winner

Local resident Cindy McCall won the first weekly drawing for the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce 2017 Holiday Promotion Giveaway. McCall entered the drawing at Brevard College. She won $250...

 

Ambassador John Bolton To Speak At Charles Taylor Christmas Dinner

Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton will headline the 25th Annual Charles Taylor Christmas Dinner. Bolton has served in several Republican administrations, and was appointed ambassador to the United Nations by President George W. Bush. He...

 

'Men For Change' Will Walk At Twilight Tour, Christmas Parade - Brevard, NC

‘Tis the season for giving, advocating and lending a helping hand. SAFE, Inc. of Transylvania County will have their “Men for Change” campaign join the Brevard Twilight Tour and Christmas Parade. About 100 men are expected to walk in the...

 

Legal Notices for November 30, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 17-E-355 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Odena Janice Miller of Transylvania... Full story

 

Blue Devils Dominate Second Half In Win Over Polk

Trailing by just one after two quarters, the Brevard offense came alive in the second half behind a 16-point, 12-rebound effort from Aiden Green as they rallied for a 64-50 win over the Polk County...

 

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