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Charters To Read And Discuss Novel – Brevard NC

Highland Books will welcome Jeanne Charters Friday, Dec. 18, at 1 p.m. Charters, WNC Woman magazine's featured columnist will do a reading and discussion of her novel, "Shanty Gold," a finalist for...

 

Orchestra Ready For 'Holiday Magic' Pops

The Brevard Philharmonic and Brevard Ballet will be joined by the Hendersonville Chorale to make a joyful noise Thursday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Porter Center at Brevard College. The concert...

 

Inside Look At George H. Bush

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Blondel, Jean-Philippe. “The 6:41 to Paris.” Middle-aged Cecile boards a train to return home from a visit with her parents near Paris. She is exhausted and stressed....

 

Blue Devils Suffer Pair Of Close Home Losses – Brevard NC

It's been a tough start to the season for the Brevard Blue Devil basketball team after dropping two close home games that went down to the wire. The first game, which took place last Wednesday,...

 

Lady Blue Devils Starting Season With A Bang – Brevard NC

It's less than two weeks into the season but the Brevard Lady Blue Devils have already shown improvements over last year. Brevard split two home games with T.C. Roberson and Franklin last week,...

 

Tigers Sweep Mitchell, Blue Ridge In Home Contests – Rosman NC

The Rosman Tiger basketball community has plenty of reason for optimism after the boys' and girls' teams have got off to quick starts to the 2015 season. Both teams swept their opponents in two home...

 

Helping Hands Meet Demands – Brevard NC

The BMS library is usually dead silent, but tonight there are hundreds of loud, excited people. Tonight is the celebration night for the seventh grade service projects. All of the seventh grade...

 

Embracing Diversity In Public Schools

As I walked into Rosman Middle School last week, I noticed a large poster on the wall with the following words: “We don’t all have to be the same, think the same, believe the same. But we do have to respect differences and protect ourselves and o...

 

Tornados Use Late Run To Defeat Coker 69-64 – Brevard NC

Brevard pulled off an improbable comeback over the final 3:29 of Saturday’s South Atlantic Conference tilt at Coker, notching a 69-64 victory and repeating a script that has become very familiar to observers of Tornados’ basketball over the past...

 

BC Women's Basketball Comes Up Short Against Coker – Brevard NC

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Brevard College's women's basketball team outscored the host Coker in the second half, but the late rally fell short as the Tornados lost 81-66. Brevard drops to 1-5 on the season...

 

Tornado Volleyball Duo Earns NCCSIA All-State Honors – Brevard NC

For the first time in school history, two Brevard volleyball players have earned College Division All-State recognition by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association. Sophomore sette...

 

Rev. John Campbell Lathrop

The Very Rev. John Campbell Lathrop, 84, of Pisgah Forest, Dean of Appal-achia and retired Rector of St. Matthews Anglican Church in Weaverville, N.C., passed away due to complications from surgery...

 

Helen Naomi Tucker

Helen Naomi Tucker, born Jan. 9, 1921, in Mocksville, N.C., died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at the Oaks of Brevard where she had been a resident since March of 2008. She was the daughter of the late Simeon and Bertha Elizabeth Williams Mock. She had 10 b...

 

Anna Cajka Geierman

Anna Cajka Geierman, 79, of Sapphire, passed away Dec. 9, 2015. A native of Michigan, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Frances Fojik Cajka. Two sisters, Lillian Gintak and Irene Kuehnlein, also...

 

Essie Galloway Whitmire

Essie Galloway Whitmire, 95, was gently lifted on angel’s wings into Heaven’s arms Wednesday evening, Dec. 9, 2015. A native and lifelong resident of Transylvania County, she was born Oct. 22, 1920. She retired from the Ecusta Corporation in...

 

John Richard Murray

John Richard Murray, 94, of Brevard and Ontonagon, Mich., passed away peacefully at his home in Brevard Dec. 9, 2015. Born Oct. 6, 1921, in Chicago, Ill. to Olive (Kimmet) and William G. Murray, he...

 

Nighttime Walk To Celebrate The Winter Solstice Dec. 20

MountainTrue has announced the 23rd Annual Winter Solstice Hike to celebrate the longest night of the year. A nighttime walk to Hooker Falls will be hosted by MountainTrue on Sunday, Dec. 20, in DuPont State Forest, from 7-9 p.m. Meet at the Hooker...

 

Smathers Was Household Business Name

Paul Smathers worked in the automotive and machine business in Transylvania and Buncombe counties. In 1913 he started an auto transfer business in Brevard with his father-in-law, T.W. Whitmire....

 

Chamber Of Commerce Conducts Surprise Patrol – Brevard NC

Representatives of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce surprised five local businesses during the week of Dec. 7. The businesses selected received cookies from Blue Ridge Bakery, balloons,...

 

Meany Wins Holiday Giveaway – Brevard NC

Local resident Kim Meany won the second weekly drawing for the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce 2015 Holiday Promotion Giveaway. She entered the drawing at The Proper Pot, located at 36 West...

 

WNC Adventure Tours Holds Ribbon Cutting – Brevard NC

WNC Adventure Tours held a ribbon cutting Friday at Sycamore Cycles in Pisgah Forest. On hand were Layton Parker, Justin Miles, WNC Adventure Tours guide Jayne Fought, business owners Stephanie and...

 

Transylvania Regional Hospital Cooks Up Chili – Brevard NC

Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) employees toured a world of chili lunch options in the hospital lobby Thursday, Dec. 3. The event was a workplace event fundraiser for United Way of Transylvania...

 

VIZ Students Learn About County

Students from 2015-2016 V Leadership class visited throughout the community for their Nov. 18 meeting centering on the topic "Transylvania County: A Great Place to Lead." Those pictured above...

 

Hawkins and Lemel To Seek Another Term On Board of Commissioners-Brevard NC

Incumbents Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel said Monday they do plan to file to run in the March Republican primary for the Board of Commissioners. Hawkins and Lemel made the announcement during the board's regular meeting. There will be more about the...

 

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