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 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 8, 2017

Lady Blue Devils Take Second At Conference, Graham Earns MVP - Brevard, NC

Celia Richmond didn’t want to fail. Isabell Musser was this close to scratching on all her throws. And Ava Findlay and Eliza Witherspoon both knew that doubling and tripling while less than 100 percent could lead to disaster. On Wednesday at the...

 

FFA Students Receive Heifers From Everett Farm - Brevard, NC

Brevard High School's agriculture program has seen a lot of changes and growth over the last few years. The agriculture program is part of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) department of...

 
 By Corey Gafnea    Education    May 8, 2017

Smaller Class Sizes In K-3. What Could Go Wrong?

It has been shown that smaller class sizes benefit students of all ages and they are especially advantageous to the youngest students, those in kindergarten through third grade. This is particularly true for lower income students and minority...

 

Local Educators Attend NCCAT

Several area educators recently attended programs held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for this state’s teachers. Participating educators from...

 

BRCC Begins 4-Day Work Week May 15

Blue Ridge Community College will begin its summer schedule with a four-day work week beginning Monday, May 15. The college adopted the abbreviated work week in 2011 to support sustainability efforts. Administrative offices will be open 7:30 a.m. to...

 

Tranlsylvanians In College

Gardner-Webb University Gardner-Webb University recently honored undergraduate students for academic excellence and outstanding service and leadership. Winners of these awards exemplify the University’s core values of faith, service and leadership...

 
 By Sarah Moser    Education    May 8, 2017

Guest Column: Learning From Modern Luthier Preston Woodruff - Brevard, NC

I met my first mountain dulcimer many years ago. It was hanging on the wall in my mother-in-law's house. It was a simple Appalachian dulcimer made of walnut from the family homestead by a local...

 

Ranger Rally To Celebrate 25 Years At Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest Elementary is inviting former students and staff back to campus on Thursday, May 11, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. for the Ranger Rally. This special event celebrates the 25th anniversary of the...

 

Brevard Academy Celebrates 'Week Of The Young Child' - Brevard, NC

Students and staff at Brevard Academy reached out to community experts during the "Week of the Young Child." The Week of the Young Child is a yearly celebration hosted by the National Association for...

 
 By Josh Kelly    Outdoors    May 8, 2017

It's Firefly Season: Enjoy Nature's Lightshow Responsibly - Brevard, NC

Do you ever feel like you have lost the enchantment you had for life when you were a child? Do you ever long for proof that you live in a benign and beautiful world where miracles are possible? If...

 

Outdoor Calendar

Tuesday May 9 Master Gardener Speaker Series. At the Community Services Building. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Tuesday Night Worlds. Etowah Road Ride. Meet at Etowah Ingles at 5:45 p.m. Ladies Climb Night. At Brevard Rock Gym. Wednesday May 10 Squatch Bikes...

 

Betty Ann Jones Bryson

Betty Ann Jones Bryson, 73, of the Cathey's Creek community in Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 3, 2017, after a courageous battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). She...

 

Donna Vee Daves

Donna Vee Daves, 86, of Rosman, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, May 7, 2017. A lifelong resident of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Julius Sylvester and Dassie Stamey...

 

Eileen Frances Fortner

Eileen Frances Fortener, 73, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017. A native of Fort Wayne, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Raymond Joseph and Dorothy Frances LaFontaine Gase. In...

 

Jo Anne Keeley

Jo Anne Keeley, 77, a longtime resident of Brevard, passed away May 2, 2017. Her service was held May 6, 2017, at First United Methodist Church. She is survived by her beloved husband, Jim Keeley and...

 

Craig Vorhees Kinney

Craig Vorhees Kinney, respected and beloved husband, father and brother, Methodist pastor, Goodwill executive, World War II veteran, scholar, carpenter, hiker, accomplished musician and audiophile,...

 

Olivia Hope Landreth

Olivia Hope Landreth, 9-year-old daughter of Damon and Kimberly Baker Landreth, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017, at Children's Health Care of Atlanta. She was born Jan. 22, 2008, at Duke Hospital in...

 

Richard Leroy Webb

Richard Leroy Webb, 88, of Rosman, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017. A native of Bethel, Conn., he was the son of the late Leroy and Katherine Perun Webb. In addition to his parents, his...

 

Picturing the Past: Whitmire Motor Co. Was Once A Stable - Brevard, NC

In the 1920s Roland and Rush Whitmire operated Whitmire Motor Company in Brevard. They were the sons of T.W. Whitmire, who owned Whitmire Motor Company in Asheville from 1915-1924. The elder Whitmire...

 

Held May 3: Mountain Neighbors Network Recognizes Local Volunteers - Brevard, NC

Mountain Neighbors Network hosted its first volunteer appreciation luncheon on May 3 in the Myers Dining Hall of Brevard College. The meeting was attended by board members and volunteers who discussed what services the organization can provide to...

 

TRIAD Kick-Off Event To Be Held At Silvermont Opportunity Center - Brevard, NC

On Thursday, May 18, from 1-3 p.m., TRIAD of Transylvania County will have a kick-off event jointly hosted by Land of Sky Regional Council and Western Carolina Community Action at Silvermont Opportunity Center. TRIAD is a national partnership among...

 

Library Boards To Meet May 18 - Brevard, NC

The regular meetings of the Transylvania County Library Board of Trustees and the Transylvania County Library Foundation Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, May 18. The Library Foundation Board meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the...

 

Fostering Families Need Volunteers And Donors

Imagine a world in which the concept of "family" is turned on its head, a world in which you are forced to pack your few belongings and move to a new home and a new family. Most of the time you are...

 

Ener-Chi Healing Movement Class Workshop Offered At Silvermont

Silvermont Opportunity Center is hosting a healing movement class and workshop on May 11, from 2:45-4 p.m. People who have never taken the Ener-Chi Class or attended a workshop will be able to attend the class before the workshop for free. Come and...

 

Conservancy Groups To Consolidate

After a thoughtful and well-considered process, the board of directors and staff of Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) in Henderson, Transylvania and parts of neighboring counties in North Carolina, and the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) in...

 

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