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 By Matt McGregor    News    October 24, 2016

Suspects In Gas Station Robbery To Be Charged – Brevard NC

Four suspects are set to be charged for the recent armed robbery Oct. 16 at the Triangle Stop on the Old Hendersonville Highway in Transylvania County. They are also suspects in robberies at the El Trebol Tienda on Spartanburg Highway and the Subway...

 

Early Voting Underway In Transylvania – Brevard NC

As of Saturday, 2,277 registered Transylvania County voters have cast ballots during one-stop voting. Of that amount, 885 Democrats, 629 Republicans, 759 unaffiliated and four Libertarians have...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 24, 2016

City Council Hears Concerns About Proposed West Loop – Brevard NC

Gil Newbury raised concerns about the proposed West Loop corridor project during last week’s Brevard City Council meeting. Newbury told council during the meeting’s public comment period that he represented 175 people who signed a petition opposi...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 24, 2016

Academy Board Looks At AIG Program – Brevard NC

An Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program was discussed recently by the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors. Beth Burney was hired last spring by the board to write a plan to submit to the state this fall....

 

Operation Christmas Child Gears Up Campaign – Brevard NC

Brevard Wesleyan Church and Oak Grove Baptist Church in Lake Toxaway are among 4,500 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children around the world through the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child —the world’s...

 

WNC Military History Museum Exhibit Opens – Brevard NC

Members of the Marine Corp Junior ROTC were among those who took part Saturday in the opening day ceremony for the "Operation Armed Forces" exhibit that will run through Nov. 11 in the Aethelwold...

 

Law & Order – Transylvania County NC

•Gary Steven Bullington, 30, was arrested on Friday, Oct. 14, by the Brevard Police Department and charged with felony possession of heroin. He was placed on a $6,000 bond. •The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18-year-old...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 24, 2016

Rosman Water Study Results Available – Rosman NC

Mayor Brian Shelton announced at the recent Rosman Board of Alderman meeting that the results of the water study are now available at the Rosman Town Hall. He said that there has not been any further discussion with the Transylvania County government...

 

Father, Son In Line For Fishing Hall Of Fame – Brevard NC

Kevin Howell, owner of Davidson River Outfitters, and his father, the deceased Don Howell, have both been nominated for induction into the newly created Southern Trout Fishing Hall of Fame. The two...

 

Annual Crop Walks Raises Money To Aid Needy – Brevard NC

One-hundred people gathered for the CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, Oct.16. Walkers came from nine local churches, one business and the community at large. The 3.5-mile walk through Brevard reminds...

 

Washington Served As A Spy In Previous War

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Benedict, Marie. “The Other Einstein.” Mitza Maric was a genius by anyone’s standards. At 22, she wasn’t a wife like most women at that time; she was studying physi...

 

Shepherd To Sign Newest Book At Highland Books – Brevard NC

Highland Books is pleased to announce a program and book signing by New York Times bestselling author, Megan Shepherd, on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. She will be discussing and signing her...

 

Lumberyard Block Party Is Planned For Nov. 5 – Brevard NC

To celebrate an incredible year of growth at the Lumberyard Arts District in Brevard, the businesses in that neighborhood will be throwing a block party from 1 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5. The public is invited to come and enjoy an afternoon of...

 

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. 28 from 5 – 8 p.m. Twenty-eight downtown art...

 

Perley, Rogers Exchange Wedding Vows

Julia Dunn Perley, of Swannanoa and Michael Henry Rogers, of Swannanoa, formerly of Brevard, were married Sunday, Oct.16, 2016, at the their townhouse in Bee Tree Village in Swannanoa. Rev. Alice...

 

Births

Kaelen Anthony Amir Lynch Justin Lynch and Alexis Robinson, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kaelen Anthony Amir Lynch, born Oct. 8, 2016, at Memorial Mission Hospital in...

 

Lookout Towers Played Role In Preserving Forests

Lookout towers played a vital role in forest history for over a half-century. In 1910 the U.S. Forest Service was devastated by the loss of 85 firefighters, 8 billion board feet of timber, and 5...

 

Mary Ehlers Wauchope

Mary Wauchope, 79, passed away peacefully Oct. 12, 2016, at Tore's Home, after a long illness. Born in Kalamazoo, Mich. April 6, 1937, her parents were Frank and Hilda (van Ree) Ehlers, immigrants...

 

Blue Devils Earn 2A Conference Title With 43-0 Rout – Brevard NC

As the Blue Devils walked off the field, a pair of Smoky Mountain players sat behind the end zone, helmets off, leaning against the goal post. The expression on their faces said it all: what just...

 

Playoffs In Full Swing: Golf Finals, Tennis, Volleyball Begin This Week – Transylvania County NC

It’s a busy week in the world of high school sports as three teams begin their playoff runs while another brings its season to a close. First, Brevard High School’s Meredith Barton will represent the Lady Blue Devils at the state 2A golf...

 

Henneberry Qualifies For State – Brevard NC

Brevard High School junior Aly Henneberry qualified for the state 2A individual tennis finals over the weekend, with a third place finish at the regional tournament held at Gardner-Webb University....

 

Whitmire Is Winner In Wendy's High School Heisman – Rosman NC

There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example - in the classroom, on the field and within the community. Wendy's High School Heisman has recognized...

 

Community-Based Service Learning At BMS

The experiences we have in middle school are often the ones we remember long after they take place. At Brevard Middle School, English teachers Renee Pagano and Daniel Sprinkle certainly hope that the experiences they ask their students to create...

 

Learning Firsthand bout Nature

Molly Gillespie, with Muddy Sneakers, led a Mills Rivers school science class in DuPont last week. Students learned how the sun's heat can be turned into energy. (Times photos by Park...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 24, 2016

Tigers Show Resiliency In Road Loss To Maroon Devils – Rosman NC

Friday night's matchup between the Rosman Tigers and the Swain Maroon Devils may have looked like another Tiger blowout, but the Tigers showed huge strides and got a few players back from the injury...

 

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