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Gorges Closed To Allow Staff To Fight Wildfires-Brevard NC

Several state parks, including Gorges, in western North Carolina have been closed to allow additional staff and resources to be deployed to fight wildfires in South Mountains State Park and in and around Chimney Rock State Park, the N.C. Division of...

 

Portion Of Old 64 To Close For Several Weeks-Brevard NC

On Monday, Old Highway 64 will be closed from Osborne Road to Chestnut Street in Brevard as work continues on the replacement of sewer pipe in the area. One lane of Neely Road will also reopen to through traffic on Monday. From Monday through Jan. 20...

 

McCrory Declares State Of Emergency-Brevard NC

Gov. Pat McCrory has declared a State of Emergency to help the state combat more than 20 active wildfires in western North Carolina prompted by the lingering drought that has impacted the region since late spring. “As eastern North Carolina was...

 

Drought Makes Fires A Big Concern

Transylvania County remains in exceptional drought conditions, or D3, according to the United States Drought Monitor. The drought is not affecting water levels and recreation as much as it is harming agricultural production and contributing to fire o...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 10, 2016

Veterans Experience Bike Power

A Colorado-based nonprofit that empowers military veterans has recently expanded its outdoor recreation programming to western North Carolina. Peace of Adventure works with the disabled through a...

 

John R. "Jack" Hudson Jr.

John R. "Jack" Hudson Jr., 85, died at home Nov. 6, 2016. He was predeceased by his parents, John Randolph Hudson and Martha Edmond Breese Hudson and sister Martha Lee Hudson Scruggs. He is survived...

 

Trump Takes Transylvania, North Carolina, Nation

Republican President-Elect Donald Trump won locally, statewide and nationally Tuesday. In Transylvania County, Trump received 10,441 votes to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 6,520. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 479 votes. Statewide, Trump received...

 

Kiviniemi, McCoy, Wellborn Elected To Board

Alice Wellborn will join incumbents Tawny McCoy and Ron Kiviniemi on the Transylvania County Board of Education. Out of four candidates seeking three seats on the board, McCoy was the top vote-getter...

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Announces Fire Restrictions-Brevard NC

The Blue Ridge Parkway announces fire restrictions in both the North Carolina and Virginia sections because of extremely dry conditions, high fire danger and little chance of rain in the immediate forecast. The following fire restrictions are in...

 

Cody Henson, Chuck Edwards Heading To Raleigh

Republican Cody Henson was elected Tuesday to represent N.C. House of Representatives District 113, and Republican Chuck Edwards was elected to represent N.C. Senate District 48. In Transylvania...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 10, 2016

Republicans Dominate Statewide Races Election Night

While Republicans dominated in Transylvania County in the Council of State races, Democrats managed to win three of the nine races statewide. In the race for Lieutenant Governor, Dan Forest (R) won both the county and state respectively with 10,105...

 

Brevard College To Stage 'The Laramie Project'

In October 1998, a young man was kidnapped, tied to a fence and left to die on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyo. Brevard College Theatre’s 2016-2017 season continues with its upcoming production of “The Laramie Project,” the true story of a...

 

Scenes From The Second Annual Bluegrass Bash

The Slick Fisher Boys and the Darin & Brooke Aldridge Band were two acts that performed Saturday night at the second annual Roy Chapman and Joe Byers Memorial Bluegrass Bash in...

 

Blake Ellege And The Country Resonators To Debut Album

Blake Ellege and The Country Resonators take the stage at 185 King St. on Friday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m for their album release party. Blake Ellege and The Country Resonators are a vintage...

 

Shining A Light On Human Trafficking - Part Two

The Brevard Branch of AAUW and the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd are co-sponsoring a second presentation on human trafficking on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd...

 

Lois Kellar Turns 100, Brevard NC

Lois Barnette Kellar recently celebrated her 100th birthday Nov. 3, 2016, at a drop-in birthday party with her family and friends at Cedar Hill Apartments, where she now lives. She was born Nov. 3,...

 

College Receives $100,000 To Upgrade Library

Students at Brevard College will soon have a modern, comfortable and technologically savvy space to study and learn. The college's J.A. Jones Library is the recipient of a $100,000 federal grant for...

 

Mountain Sun Embarks On Autumn Backpacking Trip

By Kayla C. Leed Mountain Sun Com-munity School students in the sixth and seventh grades had the opportunity to be heroes on their backpacking trip that began at Butter Gap trailhead and ended on Brev...

 

DAR Members Clean Tombstones As Service Project

In spite of what was expected to be a windy and cold day, 13 members of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of DAR met at the Davidson River Cemetery on Oct. 22 to clean tombstones. This was chosen as the...

 

Brevard High Announces First Quarter Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Brevard High School Honor Roll for the first quarter of 2016-17 school year. 9th Grade A Honor Roll Samantha Ballard, Tristen Berry, John Brewer, Ryanne Burton, Thomas Collins, Peter Corn, Anna de la Torre,...

 

Brevard Middle Announces First Quarter Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Brevard Middle School Honor Roll for the first quarter of 2016-17 school year. 6th Grade A Honor Roll Zorabella Adrignola, Emberlynn Asbell, Alexis Bailey, Mackensie Baldridge, Ansly Baynard, Callie...

 

Meredith Barton Commits To Tusculum Golf Team

After three consecutive appearances in the state 2A girls' golf finals and being named the WNC Athletic Conference female Golfer of the Year as a senior, Meredith Barton signed her letter of intent...

 

Garcia, Turner Named To SAC All-Tournament Team

Tornados' senior goalkeeper Heath Turner (Kansas City, Mo.) and junior midfielder Gabriel Garcia (Vinhedo, Brazil) were named to the SAC All-Tournament team following Brevard's impressive run in the...

 

Pangle Inducted Into RHS Hall of Fame

Longtime Parks and Recreation director Rick Pangle was inducted into the Rosman High School Hall of Fame last Friday. Pangle, a school alumni, was inducted as part of the Career Success...

 

Final Results Of 2016 Fall Softball League

The following are the results of the 2016 fall recreation softball league. The team of Strauss Attorney of Brevard won the league, finishing with a 12-1 record. The remaining teams that finished were: Nimrod (8-5); LIT (6-6); Chestnut Horse Farm...

 

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