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Firecracker Races Kick Off July 4th Festivities – Brevard NC

Brevard's July 4th celebration kicked off early Monday morning as hundreds of runners took to the streets of downtown to participate in the annual Firecracker 5K, 10K and kids' fun run races. Some...

 

Tar Heels Unbeaten In Rec League – Transylvania County NC

The Tar Heels remain the only undefeated squad in the county adult recreation basketball league after Old School suffered two straight losses, knocking them from the ranks of the unbeaten. The following is an updated list of stat leaders through...

 

Lady Blue Devils Softball Hosting Golf Tournament – Brevard NC

The Brevard High School softball team will host a September golf tournament with all proceeds going to the support the softball program. The tournament is set for Sept. 10 at Connestee Falls, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $60 per player,...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    July 4, 2016

Slate Rock Overlook

This week's outdoor destination is the Slate Rock overlook in Pisgah National Forest. This moderately difficult hike is a bit off the beaten path, although it is a popular stop for mountain bikers....

 

National Park Foundation Announces Study Determining Value Of America's National Parks To Be $92 Billion

Last week, the National Park Foundation (NPF) announced the first-ever study providing a comprehensive economic valuation of America's national parks and the programming provided by the National Park...

 

Special Needs Summer Swim Class Offered – Brevard NC

A summer swim class for children with special needs will be held Saturday, July 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Franklin Park Pool in Brevard. This introductory class should held children move past their...

 

Rowell Bosse Served Country, County

The Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room at the Transylvania County Library is named for local historian Rowell Bosse. Bosse was born on July 16, 1911 to William Thomas and Effie DeLong Bosse. He had two...

 

Herb Talk And Tours Of Silvermont Gardens And Mansion Are Planned – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Extension Master Gardeners and the museum at Silver-mont are hosting tours of the gardens and the second-floor at the Silvermont mansion on July 12. The garden tours will be...

 
 By Gail Comer    Lifestyles    July 4, 2016

Five Useful And Delightful Lemon-Flavor Herbs – Brevard NC

With all the hot and dry weather we are experiencing in Brevard this year, we all need something refreshing, and lemon flavors fit the bill. Many garden herbs are great sources of that lemony touch, and this article describes how to grow, harvest...

 

BHS Class Of 1966 Celebrates 50th Reunion – Brevard NC

Pictured are members of the Brevard High School Class of 1966 who recently celebrated their 50th class reunion with a picnic at Dale and Martha Blythe's Ranch in Little River. Pictured seated left to...

 

Historical Society Speaker Series Continues July 10 – Pisgah Forest NC

County Historical Society Sunday speaker series continues July 10 at 2 p.m. at the Barn on the Allison-Deaver property in Pisgah Forest. T. Dennis Glazener, third great-grandson of John Gillespie,...

 

Barbara Weathers Wood

Barbara Weathers Wood, 76, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord July 4, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Rev. James and Dallas Hammett Weathers. She was a member of Open Arms Tabernacle for more than 50 years. She adored her family. She wa...

 

Mary Margaret Keller – Wood

Mary Margaret Keller – Wood, 71 of Austin, Minn., died peacefully at her home Friday, July 1, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Born Oct. 2, 1944, in Belleville, Ill., she was the daughter of...

 

William Thomas Hayes

William Thomas Hayes, 90, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2014, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. A native of Rockville Centre, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Margaret McMahon Hayes. In addition to his parents, he was...

 

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