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New At The Library: In High-Tech World, Liberal Arts Education Is Not Useless - Brevard, NC

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Carr, Robyn. “The Summer that Made Us.” Before the accident, the Hempsteads spent every summer by the lake. Everyone had fun and no one thought about the outside world....

 

Picturing The Past: Erle Stillwell Designed Local Movie Theaters

Erle Stillwell built a successful architectural design agency in the early 1900s. However, like the businessmen he designed homes and businesses for, Stillwell struggled to stay in business following...

 

'As The Crow Flies' To Open Sept. 22 - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council is proud to present this invitational art exhibit with Christine Kosiba, Shannon Whitworth, Hayley Davison, Gina Louthian Stanley, Karen Newgard, and Kirsten...

 

Number 7 Features Five Artists - Brevard, NC

Number 7 Arts Gallery is featuring five artists for September: David Adler, parquetr; Gwen Flinn, painter; Rodney Leftwich, potter; Nancy Richards, painter; and Tom Sims, woodworker. Come by during Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walk on Friday,...

 

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans A Huge Success - Brevard, NC

The partnership of VFW Auxiliary 4309, American Legion Auxiliary 88 and the Waightstill-Avery Chapter of the DAR resulted in an attendance of more than 430 veterans, their families and guests. One...

 

News of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest For its Sept. 27 meeting, the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s guest speaker will be Hunter Marks, president of the Ecusta Trail. The presentation will be an update on the Ecusta Trail effort. For the month of September...

 

Library To Host Dementia Presentation - Brevard, NC

The Alzheimer’s Association-Western North Carolina Chapter and the Transylvania County Library are offering a presentation on Alzheimer’s awareness in the Rogow Room at the Library on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. Alzheimer’s Association...

 

Area Businesses Support Scholarship Program

According to an unknown author, "You learn, you earn, you return." The local business supporters of the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program are great examples of this adage. Among these...

 

Odom Receives National Honor - Brevard, NC

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) has announced student Jenna Andreanna Odom from Brevard, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The society recognizes...

 

BC Alumni Board Names Top Faculty And Alumni - Brevard, NC

Members of the Brevard College Alumni Association Board met on the campus last weekend to welcome freshmen and help them move in. The board also held its first meeting of the new academic year. The BCAA Board announced the recipients of the...

 

United Way's TRAIN Workshop Boosts Local Non-Profits - Brevard, NC

United Way of Tran-sylvania County's TRAIN (Transylvania Resource Access and Information Network) hosted a workshop created especially to boost local nonprofit agencies' public relations and...

 

Everyday Education: Legislative Action At Odds With Public's Wishes

Two education reports about education ended up in my inbox this week side by side. The first was a report on the results of the 49th PDK/Gallup Poll, a well well-respected national survey offering key insights into public opinion of important educati...

 

Celebrating Community And Choice In A Conversation With Dr. Atul Gawande

Mountain Neighbors Network of Brevard has announced that renowned surgeon, public health researcher and writer Dr. Atul Gawande will be the guest speaker on Monday, Sept. 25 at the 15th Celebration...

 

Mountain Sun: Coyotes Embark On Journey - Brevard, NC

At Mountain Sun Community School, learning about the history of Transylvania County and its natural resources is not confined to the classroom and textbooks. The middle school students, also known as...

 

Benjamin Strikes Twice To Lead Brevard Past Owen - Brevard, NC

At its best, television is a medium made for drama. The Brevard Blue Devils made sure the fans at Memorial Stadium, as well as those watching at home, were thoroughly entertained last Thursday as...

 

CMLC And PAC Join To Become Conserving Carolina

After many months of hard work, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC and Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) have announced they have consolidated and are now Conserving Carolina. The neighboring land...

 

Tigers Get Resounding Win In Shutout Over Knights - Rosman, NC

Passion for the process. Those words have been the foundation of Matt Stack's philosophy ever since he took over as head coach of the Rosman Tiger football team back in the spring. While the passion p...

 

George Patrick (Pat) Bohan Jr.

George Patrick Bohan Jr. passed away Sept. 13, 2017. He was born to George and Mary Bohan in Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 10, 1926. A resident of Brevard since 1966, he was a member of Sacred Heart Church....

 

Sadie Carlson (Sara Edith Mansell Carlson)

Sadie Carlson (Sara Edith Mansell Carlson), 99, passed away Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Well Spring Retirement Community in Greensboro, N.C. Born Jan. 7, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Otho...

 

Deacon Charles Cole Dietsch

Deacon Charles C. Dietsch was called home to heaven Aug. 31, 2017, from his home in Brevard, in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in...

 

Mary Hannah Elswick

Mary Hannah Elswick, 36, passed from her earthly life to peace, healing and wholeness, Sept. 8, 2017, at her home in Asheville. She never knew a stranger, was extremely generous and had a great love of nature and all of God’s creations. Born in...

 

Calvin Pernell Galloway

Calvin Pernell Galloway, 56, formerly of Rosman, passed away Aug. 18, 2017, at Grace Hospital in Morganton, N.C. The funeral service was held Aug. 22 at Moore-Blanchard Funeral Home & Cremations in Brevard. A memorial service was held Sept. 8 at J....

 

Sheila Snyder

Sheila Snyder, 66, of Hendersonville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Elizabeth Foster; a brother, Dewey Foster Jr. and sister, Annie Elizabeth. Everyone affectionately called her “Grandma...

 

Ema Miriam Stone

Ema Miriam Stone, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at her home. She is survived by her daughter, Margie, and grandchildren, Emily (17), Matthew (14) and Abigail (12). She is also...

 

Carter Hurls Five TDs As Tornados Clobber The Pride - Brevard, NC

Brevard quarterback O’Shay Carter threw for 277 yards and Bubba Craven added 169 receiving yards as the Tornados earned a 63-7 victory, marking the first win in Bill Khayat era on Saturday afternoon at Jamieson Stadium. It marks the first road win...

 

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