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Arthur Schiff: 10/04/1925 - 08/06/2017

Long-time Brevard resident Arthur Schiff passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Born in 1925 in the Bronx, New York, Mr. Schiff attended James Monroe High School and studied at New York...

 

How To Make A Solar Eclipse Viewer For Aug. 21 - Brevard, NC

NASA provided the following information on how to build an Eclipse Cereal Box Viewer: Materials needed: A cereal box Piece of heavy-duty foil Piece of white cardboard cut to fit in the bottom of the...

 

New At The Library: Charlotte Bronte Led Life Hidden From Family

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Abrams, David. “Brave Deeds.” After the death of their leader Sergeant Rafe Morgan, six AWOL soldiers stealthily cross war-torn Baghdad to attend his funeral. Along...

 

Transylvania Eclipse

Next Monday's total solar eclipse may only last a minute or two depending on where you are, but preparations for the event have been going on for months. Since earlier this year, the county's...

 

Eye Safety A Key To Viewing The Solar Eclipse - Brevard, NC

Millions of Americans and thousands of Transylvanians hope for a clear view of next Monday’s solar eclipse. But the event also presents the danger of permanent damage to one’s eyes. “The sun’s UV radiation can burn the retinas, leading to...

 

Man On The Street: What are you most looking forward to about the solar eclipse on Aug. 21?

What are you most looking forward to about the solar eclipse on Aug. 21?...

 

A Meterologist's Perspective On The Total Eclipse

By all accounts a total solar eclipse is a life-changing event. I wouldn't know; I've never seen one. Fortunately for me and millions across the U.S., that will change this summer. I'm not really an e...

 

Strong Senior Class Headlines Lady Tiger Volleyball Team - Rosman, NC

After an up-and-down season in 2016 that produced a third-place conference finish and a second round playoff birth, the Rosman Lady Tiger volleyball team is primed going into this fall thanks to a...

 

New Group Of Lady Blue Devils Ready For Time To Shine - Brevard, NC

For the first time in a long time the Brevard Lady Blue Devil volleyball team finds itself in the midst of what some might consider a rebuilding year. The team enters 2017 one year after losing a...

 

'The Rainmaker' Heats Up The BLT Stage - Brevard, NC

When a stranger comes to the Curry family's ranch in drought-riddled rural America in the summer of 1934 and claims he can bring relief in the form of rain, no one expects him to succeed. But, when he...

 

Lady Blue Devils Look To Build On Strong 2016 Campaign - Brevard, NC

With three of their top four players returning from 2016 – including individual state qualifier Aly Henneberry – the Brevard Lady Blue Devils tennis team enters this season ready to make a run at...

 

Blue Devils, Tigers Take Part In Preseason Scrimmages

Blue Devils, Tigers Take Part In Preseason Scrimmages...

 

William "Bill" St. Clair Austin

William “Bill” St. Clair Austin, 96, died peacefully at his residence in College Walk, Aug. 9, 2017 after a period of declining health. Born in 1921 to William and Mildred Austin in Oneida, N.Y., he moved to Brevard with his parents and little...

 

Tornado Football Players Report In Preparation Of Opener

When Brevard College football players reported last Tuesday, they were greeted at J. A. Jones Library by virtually every department on campus, all sporting new CREEK Crew special edition solar eclipse shirts. In addition to moving into campus...

 

Susie Mae Norman

Susie Mae Norman, 82, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 at The Oaks. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald I Roseboro Funeral and Cremation Service....

 

Dr. Carol "Tad" Hyde Johnson

Dr. Carol “Tad” Hyde Johnson passed away Dec. 23, 2016. He was 85. He was the son of Bill and Nancy Wallis of Brevard. He was predeceased by his twin brothers, Rev. Robin Elliot Johnson and Rev. Allen Easley Johnson. He is survived by his former...

 

Margaret Burke Warren

Margaret Burke Warren, 87, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Dovie Gaddy Burke. She was a member of St. Timothy United Methodist Church. Survivors include...

 

Stephen Edward O'Shields

Stephen Edward O’Shields, 52, of Brevard passed away Aug. 10, 2017. He was the son of the late Edward and Carolyn O’Shields. A lifelong resident of Brevard, he will be remembered for his talents in auto restoration and custom body and framework....

 

Tips For How To Properly Photograph The Solar Eclipse

Longtime professional photographer Grant Collier offers advice on photographing the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Grant produces an annual “Starry Nights” wall calendar and is the author of “Collier’s Guide to Night Photography,” which...

 

Mountain Skies: Monday's Great American Eclipse!

The Stars And Moon There is really only one star to write about this month. That is, of course, the sun which this coming Monday will disappear from our daytime sky for up to 2 minutes 40.2 seconds depending on where we are located to observe it. I a...

 

Myths, Rituals and Legends Of The Solar Eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, people living in the continental United States will be able to see a total solar eclipse. Humans have been alternatively amused, puzzled, bewildered and sometimes even terrified at the sight of this celestial phenomenon. A range o...

 

White Squirrel Views The Eclipse

Jacob Smith-Vial, grandson of Debby Vial, drew this cartoon of the white squirrel viewing the eclipse. Jacob's grandmother said he was inspired by the eclipse T-shirt that was recently bought for...

 

Mahoney Elected Third Vice President Of Sheriff's Assoc.

Sheriff David A. Mahoney recently attended the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association’s 95th Annual Training Conference held in Brunswick County, N.C. with other sheriffs and law enforcement professionals from across the state. For the upcoming...

 

What To Do If It's Cloudy During The Solar Eclipse

It’s still a week to go before the solar eclipse, with some initial forecasts calling for a 50 percent chance of rain on Aug. 21. As we know living in the mountains, the weather can change quickly and often is difficult to predict. So what happens...

 

Program To Discuss Telephone And Internet Scams Targeting Seniors

On Aug. 17, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard, Mountain Neighbors Network will present a program on telephone and Internet scams that target senior citizens. Speakers will relate stories of family members’...

 

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