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Roger Derrick Tinsley

Roger Derrick Tinsley, of Belmont, N.C., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 19, 2017, at the age of 36. He was born to Robert Jerry Tinsley and Margaret Whisnant Tinsley on Aug. 6, 1980 in...

 
 Church    May 25, 2017 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Keith Thompson will be speaking Sunday, May 28, on Naaman. When it comes to biblical characters, Naaman is hardly a household name, yet his is a compelling story of healing and hope. Special music for worship will...

 
 Arts    May 25, 2017 

Farmers' Market Offers Music And Family Fun On Saturday - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Farmers' Market is a great way for the whole family to kick off Saturday's White Squirrel Festival. Stop by from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to enjoy live music, activities for children, and a...

 

Record Turnout For 14th Annual Vision Golf Tournament

The Vision Transylvania Program hosted their 14th annual golf tournament on May 12 at Connestee Falls. The tournament was a huge success and the weather held off enough to get the tournament in. There...

 
 Church    May 25, 2017 

Church Directory

ANGLICAN ST. PATRICK’S ANGLICAN CHURCH Level B, Hollingsworth Building, 147 East Main St., Brevard Rev. Nicholas R Henderson, Vicar SUN-9:30a.m. Study;Wed–Noon Service 10:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 828-687-0115 ASSEMBLY OF GOD DESTINY CHRISTIAN... Full story

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 22, 2017

Cascade Lake Dam Needs Inspection - Brevard, NC

Recommendations that the owners of the Cascade Lake Dam hire an independent engineering firm to conduct a thorough inspection have been ignored, according to the North Carolina Department of...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 22, 2017

CTE Students Surpass Peers - Brevard, NC

Students in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes in the Transylvania County school system are performing better than their peers in the region and state. “We’ve done very well compared to the other systems in the state,” said...

 
 By Matt McGregor    Features    May 22, 2017

In War And Peace, Borgia Has Been A Fighter

It had become hard to reconcile Phil Borgia's experiences in the Vietnam War with the boredom and routine that followed. When he returned home to the Astoria section of Queens, N.Y., he sank into the...

 

Brevard High School: Merrell Wins Top Prize In Sidewalk Arts Festival - Brevard NC

Brevard High School freshman, Alana Merrell, recently claimed a top honor at the Annual Sidewalk Arts Festival in Savannah, Ga. on April 29. She traveled with a group of 9 other art students, from Bre...

 

Connestee Falls: Scholarship Program Raises More Than $900,000

On May 17, volunteers working on the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program kicked off the Program's 30th year of raising money to help Transylvania County students attend college. At the...

 

Frank Mereness Davis

Frank Mereness Davis, 101, entered eternal peace May 16, 2017, near his home in Cedar Mountain. Born May 1, 1916, in Hobart, Ind., he was the son of Frank Hampshire Davis and Lily Ann Mereness Davis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in dea...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 18, 2017

Panel Discusses Impact Of 'Fake News' - Brevard, NC

A panel of media and information specialists recently discussed the phenomenon of “Fake News.” The event was held at the Transylvania County Library. Micah Hanks, a podcaster of “Middle Theory,” which analyzes news, history, politics and...

 

The Phoenix And The Fox To Hold Grand Re-opening Friday - Brevard, NC

The Phoenix and the Fox is part love story. Joe Alexander was born and raised in Henderson County and graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in environmental health. Rebekah Watts...

 

At Highland Books: Wellborn To Discuss 'The Savvy Parent's Guide To Public Schools'

Alice Wellborn will discuss her book, “The Savvy Parent’s Guide to Public Schools: How to Make Public Education Work for Your Children,” at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, at Highland Books. Wellborn was a school psychologist for 35 years in...

 

Silvermont To Host Clogging Class - Brevard, NC

Dottie Tinsley will be offering clogging lessons at Silvermont Opportunity Center again this year. Tinsley has taught traditional mountain clogging for over 35 years in Transylvania County, including places like Brevard College, the Jim Bob Tinsley...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Sunday, May 21, Keith Thompson will bring the message, “A Hopeful Trip to the Beach.” Special music for worship will be provided by the Westminster Bells and the Chancel Choir. Every third Sunday...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 18, 2017

No Time Like The Present For Brevard Track, Tennis Teams - Brevard, NC

Between Friday morning and Saturday afternoon, roughly a 36-hour window of time, a group of well-known yet slightly shrouded student-athletes from Brevard High School have the opportunity to make athletic history for the Blue Devils. For that group o...

 

Eliza Witherspoon Receives Two Prestigious Scholarships

Brevard High School's Eliza Witherspoon may be most well-known as the anchor of the two-time 2A state championship girls' cross country team, but it's her academic excellence that recently landed her...

 

BC Football Progam Signs Apparel Deal With Adidas - Brevard, NC

“Die weltmarke mit den 3 streifen.” Translated from its humble German origins, Adidas’s signature catch phrase is: “The brand with the 3 stripes.” Brevard College Tornados Football is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement...

 

Applicants Sought For Tinsley Journalism Scholarship

The Transylvania County Schools Edu-cational Foundation (TCSEF) is seeking applicants for its Jim Bob and Dottie Tinsley Journalism Scholarship, to be awarded for the 2017/2018 school year. Applicants must be graduates of the Transylvania County...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 11, 2017

County Manager Proposes $51.2 Million Budget - Brevard, NC

No tax increase is called for in Transylvania County Manger Jaime Laughter’s proposed budget for the 2017/18 fiscal year. Laughter presented her roughly $51.2 million budget Tuesday to Transylvania County commissioners during their regular...

 

American Legion Post 88 To Sponsor Memorial Day Parade - Brevard, NC

The American Legion Post 88 has announced its continuing sponsorship of the annual Memorial Day Parade and Day of Remembrance ceremony on Saturday, May 27, at 9 a.m. American Legion Post 88 welcomes any and all veterans, military members, families,...

 
 By Park Baker    Business    May 11, 2017

Transylvania County Certified As Work Ready Community - Brevard, NC

Officials from the North Carolina Chamber Foundation have approved Transylvania County as an NC Works Certified Work Ready Community. The announcement was made last week at the Blue Ridge Community College Brevard campus to an audience of local key...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 11, 2017

Ashley McBee Joins Murray State Volleyball Team - Brevard, NC

It's been quite a road over the past few months as Brevard senior Ashley McBee – one the top volleyball players in western North Carolina – became part of a recruiting battle among some of the...

 

The Journey Inward: When The Empty Nest Becomes Crowded

(This is part two on the topic Empty Nest) In my collection of poetry entitled: “January Snow” I suggest in the poem, “Go Forth” that leaving the familiarity of home and college is a vulnerable time for young adults. “They, not yet ready...

 

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