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Portion of Parkway Closed-Brevard NC

Several storm related closures are still in effect along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Parkway officials are asking for cooperation in particular at the closure from Milepost 402.7 to Milepost 408.4, where a significant washout was discovered along the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 23, 2017

New Boys & Girls Teen Center Opens - Brevard, NC

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County had a double celebration last week: the opening of a new teen center and the recognition of one of its staff members, Emily Taylor. A...

 

New At The Library: Tom Hanks Releases 17 Short Stories

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Boyd, Natasha. “The Indigo Girl.” When she is only 16, Eliza Lucas is left to take care of three family plantations that have been bled dry. It is 1739 in South...

 

Local Author Releases 'Water Wears The Bones' - Brevard, NC

Local author Richard Schram said of his recently published mystery novel "Water Wears The Bones." "Gestation for a baby elephant requires about two years. Writing this book took three times as long, b...

 

Friday Gallery Walk Kicks Off Halloweenfest - Brevard, NC

It’s going to be a spook-tackular weekend in Brevard. Start your Halloween festivities with the Brevard Fourth Friday Gallery Walk on Friday, Oct. 27, from 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy an evening stroll in downtown as you explore art, music, wine, and beer...

 

Steep Canyon Rangers Inducted Into Music Hall Of Fame

Steep Canyon Rangers were inducted into the N.C. Music Hall of Fame Thursday during a ceremony in Kannapolis. "It was an amazing honor to be inducted into the Hall of Fame," said Woody Platt, the...

 

Lovelace To Speak To Pisgah Rotary

At the Oct. 25 meeting of the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest, the speaker will be Clark Lovelace, executive director of Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority. The TCTDA is responsible for promoting Transylvania County to the wider world. Fu...

 

Shop Of St. Philip's Honors Volunteers At Luncheon - Brevard, NC

On Thursday, Oct. 12, the Shop of St. Philip’s was closed for the day. Instead, a luncheon at the church honored and thanked the almost 100 volunteers who make it possible for the Shop to be open and run smoothly. Each table was decorated in a...

 

BHS Class Of '67 Holds Reunion - Brevard, NC

The Brevard High School Class of 1967 celebrated its 50th year class reunion with a dinner/dance at Lola's Old Hickory House. Two hundred and twelve students graduated from BHS in 1967. Of this...

 

DuCote To Hold Booksigning - Brevard, NC

Lee DuCote, an international finalist in comedy, will be discussing and signing his newest novel “Beach Space” at Highland Books on Oct. 28, from 1-3 p.m. In a page-turning blend of outlandish fiascos, hilarious revenge, memorable tears and...

 

Alarm Clock Conspiracy To Play - Brevard, NC

On Friday, Oct. 27, from 6-8:30 p.m. during the 4th Friday Gallery Walk, Alarm Clock Conspiracy plays a free acoustic music set at The DFR Room, located downstairs under Jaime's Restaurant. Alarm...

 

Brevard Falters In Home Finale, Smoky Steals Win

It wasn't the game that most expected and it certainly wasn't the result the home fans were looking for. On a night where the Brevard Blue Devils were able to slow down the high-flying passing game...

 

Knights Knock Out Lady Blue Devils In First Round - Brevard, NC

The 2017 volleyball season came to an end for Brevard High School on Saturday, but not without a good fight against a seasoned North Lincoln squad. The Lady Blue Devils entered the 2A playoffs as a 15...

 

Museum To Host Children's Armed Forces Appreciation Day - Brevard, NC

On Oct. 28 the WNC Military History Museum will feature a day of fun and educational activities for children. The entertainment includes coloring pictures for the troops, which the museum will send to deployed units around the globe. Those children...

 

Local Agencies Aim To Aid Youth Recreational Funding

A recent partnership between two local organizations is hoping to provide more opportunities for increased funding for recreational youth opportunities in the county. Beginning this past spring, the Transylvania Youth Association (TYA) joined forces...

 

Panthers Hold On To Late Lead In Win Over Tornados

Brad Green’s field goal at the 14:54 mark of the fourth quarter provided Ferrum with a three-point edge that it would not relinquish as the Panthers escaped with a 27-24 win at Brevard on Saturday afternoon at Brevard Memorial Stadium. Ferrum...

 

Tornados Pull Off Saturday Sweep Over Panthers, Scots

Whitney DeMoss drove home a match-high 14 kills and was one of four Brevard hitters with double figure kills as the Tornados downed LaGrange by scores of 25-17, 24-26, 25-18 and 25-13 on Saturday afternoon. DeMoss was joined on offense by the trio...

 

Strauss Attorney Win Softball Crown

Strauss Attorney once again won the regular season of the Isaac Homes Youth Shelter Softball League with a 7-1 record and also came away with 1st in the tournament. Second place in regular season and...

 

At Buffalo Cove: Mountain Sun Students Learn Primitive Skills

For four days and three nights Mountain Sun Community School students were immersed in the ways of living for the Cherokee Indians and Gaelic settlers in the 1700-1750s. The sixth annual trip to...

 

BES Uses Hammocks As A Learning Incentive - Brevard, NC

Students at Brevard Elementary School (BES) now have the opportunity to enjoy reading quite a ways away from their classroom desks - and they are happily getting in the swing of it. Three tri-stands,...

 

BC Soccer Completes Perfect Run Over The Weekend - Brevard, NC

After 87 minutes of scoreless action, Adam Spencer found the back of the net in the final stages of the match to give Brevard College the 1-0 victory over Ferrum Saturday afternoon. The win improves Brevard’s record to 5-7 on the season, and the...

 

Guidry To Speak To Pisgah Sierra Club

The Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Jason Guidry, forest supervisor at DuPont State Recreational Forest, on Oct. 26. Guidry will present an overview of DuPont State Recreational Forest,...

 

Robert Hall Hunter

Robert Hall Hunter, 88, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Fred Craig Hunter and Gladys Clevenger Hunter. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Wiley Hunter; three sons, Robert Cleveland Hunter...

 

Educational Program To Treat Hemlocks

On Friday, Oct. 27, at 3:30 p.m. the Transylvania Cooperative Extension staff will be hosting a hands-on training for homeowners interested in treating hemlocks on their own or getting information on...

 

Maisie H. Talmadge

Maisie H. Talmadge, 87, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, while surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pisgah National Forest, she was the daughter of the late Fred Jarret Holden and Aileen Davis Holden. In addition to her...

 

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