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Boys & Girls Club Having A Busy Summer - Brevard, NC

School bells may be silent these days, but there are plenty of sounds coming from the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club during its busy summer program. There, crowds of children are having fun and...

 

Transylvania Art Guild Showcase On Display - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Arts Council is currently featuring a variety of mixed media pieces by members of the Transylvania Art Guild. The showcase of the Transylvania Arts Guild is on display through July...

 

Sandy Blythe Gets Prison Time After Pleading Guilty To Voluntary Manslaughter-Brevard NC

Sandy Blythe has been sentenced to roughly six to eight years in prison after she pleaded guilty to the voluntary manslaughter of her husband, Tim Grant, on Dec. 5, 2015. Blythe initially pleaded...

 

BMC Festival To Present 'E.T.' With Symphony This July 8 - Brevard, NC

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s iconic movie — “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” — the Brevard Music Center (BMC) proudly presents the complete film with live symphony orchestra led by Maestro Constantine...

 

Connestee Art League Presents Art In The Park

The 12th annual Art in the Park, sponsored by the Connestee Art League, will be held on July 8, with a rain date of July 9. This event will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. outside Connestee Falls in the Connestee Park area on U.S. 276 next to...

 

Jessica Gallagher Announces Candidacy For City Council

Editor's Note: The city of Brevard mayor's office and two Brevard council seats will be on the ballot on Nov. 7. Also on the ballot are three town of Rosman Aldermen seats. Filing for the election...

 

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest Presents Grants To Organizations - Pisgah Forest, NC

The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest presented 25 community grants at its weekly breakfast meeting at the Pisgah Fish Camp on Wednesday, June 21. Club President Jim Cruickshank welcomed the many guests wh...

 

DAR Good Citizens Award Given To Seniors

The Waightstill Avery Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) participates yearly in the Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Program. Twelfth graders attending accredited high schools are nominated by their...

 

Wade, Legislative Bill Will Limit Public Access

The poor, elderly and rural citizens who don’t have access to Internet will no longer have access to public notices in Guilford County; however, if recent legislative action is any indication this is only the first step to remove public notices...

 

Everyone Pointing To Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse - Brevard, NC

Communities in the zone of totality for the upcoming total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 will experience an amazing phenomenon: stars being visible overhead in the middle of the afternoon. It's just one...

 

Forgotten Soldiers

According to a new study, every 20 days a veteran commits suicide. Many of them return from the battlefield with extreme physical and mental damage. Limbs are lost, and burns can be incompatible with life. PTSD can take over a soldier’s life,...

 

Chicken Or The Egg?

Finally, a local writer has displayed his limited knowledge of the Muslim dilemma. His account begins with the usual 11th though 13th centuries European crusades to Jerusalem and the Holy Land. This, ostensibly, is the reason for the antipathy Islam...

 

Have We Peaked Yet?

I’m sure most would agree the last political season and this year have ushered in a new kind of dialogue…a rougher, coarser type of behavior and verbiage. Some may attribute it to anger, disappointment and/or meanness. Perhaps another...

 

Really Dumb Idea; Big Time Stupid

I see where the president and some of his Congressional cronies want to repeal ACA first and then go find a replacement. This may be the dumbest idea so far in what has been a presidency remarkable for its stupidity. Here’s why. Once ACA is...

 

Congrats America!

Congratulation to us all! America celebrates its 241st birthday on the Fourth of July! Long live our Constitutional Republic form of government! Arthur Raynolds Lake Toxaway...

 

Cavalry Baptist Takes Softball Title

After a long season and a grueling tournament, the Cavalry Baptist co-ed softball team defeated Affirmative Word to take the league championship....

 
 By John Wood    Lifestyles    July 3, 2017

Korean War Vets Honored With Flights

Sandwiched between World War II and the Vietnam War, the Korean War often is viewed as America's "forgotten war." But Hendersonville resident Jeff Miller, the founder of the Honor Air program, now...

 

Travelers Close Out Season With Tournament Title

The Carolina Travelers, a local 8-and-under baseball team made up of players from Brevard and Mills River, recently closed out their spring and summer schedule by winning the Mountain State...

 

Rec League All-Star Participants Announced For July 17

It was a busy week for the summer recreation basketball league as Hometown Hardware continued their dominant regular season run, moving to 6-0, and officials announced participants for the league’s all-star festivities. Hometown Hardware kept their...

 

James P. Brennan

A memorial service for James P. Brennan, of Brevard, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 7, 2017, at Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations, with Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Transylvania County Honor Guard....

 

Varsity Oxford House To Open In Early July - Brevard, NC

Oxford House of North Carolina and United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) are proud to announce the opening of the Varsity Oxford House in early July. There will be an open house event in the near...

 

Michael Richard Fisher

Michael Richard Fisher, 66, of Brevard, entered into eternal rest July 1, 2017, at The Oaks of Brevard. Born Aug. 4, 1950, he was the son of the late Russell and Emily Hinkle Fisher. In addition to...

 

Nicholas M. Mihalas

Nicholas M. Mihalas passed away June 26, 2017. He was born in Norfolk, Va., in 1937. As the son of Greek immigrants, he did not learn to speak English until the first grade. His father died when he...

 

Clarence R. "Pat" Patty Jr.

Clarence R. “Pat” Patty Jr., 99, of Hendersonville, passed away June 7, 2017, at the Carolina Village Medical Center. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 29, 1917, to the late Clarence R. Patty and Mary Catherine Reder Patty. In addition to his...

 

Belva Telola Monteith

Belva Telola Monteith, 86, of Johnson City, Tenn., passed away Monday, June 26, 2017, which would have been her late husband's 87th birthday, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. A native of Tuxedo,...

 

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