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Waldrop Reunion Set For Saturday – Rosman NC

Descendants of William David “Mannie” and Sallie Bracken Waldrop will meet Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Quebec Community Center for their annual reunion. Lunch will be at 1 p.m., but come anytime after 11 a.m. Bring a basket of food and drink, and...

 

Student Bus Drivers Have Tales To Tell

With school starting today, it is a good time to remind drivers to be alert around school buses and in school zones. Transylvania County Schools have been using school buses for around 90 years. An...

 

Connestee Falls Program Helps Students On Journey

By Bruce Winfield Lao-tzu, the sixth century B.C. Chinese philosopher, once said, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Over 2,500 years later that saying still holds true. For...

 

Public Invited To Friends Of PARI Annual Meeting – Rosman NC

Friends of PARI, the group of donors and volunteers supporting the mission and programs of the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), will host its annual meeting Friday, Sept. 12. This year...

 

'Stuff The Bus" Draws Donations

tuff The Bus" Draws Donations Comporium's Pioneer Club volunteer (left to right) Catherine Porter, Bobi Gillespie, Shane Kidd and Braedon Kidd organize donations in front of the bus parked behind...

 

BMC Recognizes Its Top Two Volunteers – Brevard NC

On Aug. 1, the Brevard Music Center recognized this season's volunteers at a reception following the evening's concert. During the event, the Brevard Music Center Association (BMCA) honored individual...

 

'Back Channel' Based On '60s Missile Crisis

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Atkins, Ace. “The Forsaken.” (A Quinn Colson Novel). Evidence is mounting that a man accused of rape and murder in a small Mississippi town 36 years ago is innocent....

 

Traditions Continue At Tsukiji Fish Market

(Editor John Lanier spent several days in Tokyo earlier this summer. This is the second article in a series about his visit.) Although the Japanese account for just 2 percent of the world's...

 

Beginning The School Year By Giving Back – Brevard NC

Members of Brevard College's incoming class spent their first Monday on campus giving back to the community that they now call home. Groups of new BC students could be found painting, sprucing up...

 

How To Support Public Education This Year

Welcome to school year 2014/2015! Public education is what makes America special and strong. It’s what makes our democracy work and keeps the wheels of our economy turning. That big yellow school bus gives all children the opportunity to get an...

 

History Repeats

Last year the Tigers claimed the crown of Transylvania County football. This year they defended it with a convincing 28-14 victory over their neighbors 10 miles down the road. And like last year, Rosm...

 

Tornados Prepare For Upcoming Seasons

BC's Kelly Turbeville wins the ball over a Warren Wilson player in Sunday's jayvee scrimmage....

 

The Boys Of Summer

While most teams are in preparation for their fall seasons, the Brevard College baseball team took some time Saturday to assess talent in a fall camp featuring baseball players from all over the...

 

Blue Devil Soccer Tops Highlands By 2-1 Score – Brevard NC

Nathan Pierron stops a ball in front of Highlands' net Thursday night. The Blue Devils won 2-1 over the visiting Highlanders. (Times photos by Robbie Robertson)...

 

Lady Devils Top Polk, Tigers Open SMC Play With Win – Brevard NC

The Brevard and Rosman volleyball teams resumed regular season play after Tuesday night’s emotional match-up, with both teams recording wins. Brevard topped Polk 3-1 in non-conference action, while Rosman opened Smoky Mountain Conference play with...

 

BC Men's Cross Country Picked Fourth In SAC Poll – Brevard NC

The South Atlantic Conference released its annual preseason men’s and women’s cross country polls this morning, with Brevard voted into a tie for fourth on the men’s side while the women will enter the season in the No. 6 spot. The men’s...

 

Tornado Pair Face Off For Fastpitch Softball Title – Brevard NC

With the National Pro Fastpitch season coming to a close this week, both members of Brevard's softball coaching staff will be competing for the league title. Head coach Amanda Kamekona and new...

 

Straley Howard "Boots" Morris

Straley Howard “Boots” Morris, 97, of Etowah, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. He was born in McDowell County to the late James and Lula Moore Morris. In addition to his parents, seven sisters and two brothers also preceded him in death. He...

 

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