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Thank You: From Brevard Ballet

Brevard Ballet would like to thank those who made the June 4 performance of “The Ugly Duckling & Napoli” possible. They include the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, The CAN’d Aid Foundation, Candice Owen, Bart Gilleland, Leigh Anne...

 

Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship Winners Announced

The 5th annual award for the Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship has been presented to 13 graduates of Rosman High School and Brevard High School. This scholarship fund was established in 2012 by the city of Brevard to honor previous finance director,...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church Music can move and inspire like nothing else, but its most meaningful expression is when it is an offering of praise to God. Come Sunday, June 25, to hear Keith Thompson’s message, “When in our Music...

 
 By Pam Blevins    Features    June 22, 2017 

Legacy Of Maud Powell To Be Celebrated - Brevard, NC

When we think of pioneers, images come to mind of men conquering frozen wastes, inventing airplanes, computers, the telephone or exploring science in ways that improve life for all of us. Rarely do...

 

Charlotte Leigh (Carter) Byrd

Charlotte Carter Byrd, 73, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2017, in her home, in Lawrenceville, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert T. and Bernice Criner Carter. She is survived...

 

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

 

Witherspoon Honored

On May 8, Chapter BT of PEO International held a celebratory luncheon for their latest STAR Scholarship recipient. Eliza Witherspoon (pictured with her mother) had received a $2,500 scholarship award...

 

Brevard Ballet Kicks Off Summer Programs With 'The Ugly Duckling' - Brevard, NC

Brevard Ballet performed "The Ugly Duckling & Napoli" on June 4 at Brevard High School. Seventy-five local youth and community members rounded out the cast, and local college students served as...

 

Brevard Music Center To Receive $10,000 From NEA - Brevard, NC

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works...

 

Pickard Competes For The 2017 National America Miss Title

Mackenzie Jane Pickard, age 11, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National America Miss for the state of North Carolina. She is the daughter of Carole and Bill Pickard of Brevard. The...

 

Robert Leonard Scharsich

Robert Leo-nard Scharsich, 82, of Connestee Falls, in Brevard, died suddenly June 15, 2017. The son of William Richard Scharsich and Ruth Corcoran Scharsich, he was born Feb. 18, 1935, in Chicago, Ill. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lois...

 

Special Olympians Garner 23 Gold Medals

Special Olympians from Transylvania County won 23 gold medals at the Special Olympics North Carolina state competition held in Raleigh June 4-9. The Summer Games is the largest state-level event for...

 

AAUW Book Sale Again Draws Large Numbers - Brevard, NC

The local branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) kicked off its annual book sale Saturday, with an overflowing parking lot at Brevard College, where the sale is held in the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 15, 2017

Dog Bite Victim Left With Hefty Bill-Brevard NC

Brevard College graduate Travis Wireback was running on the North Slope Trail last week when he came up on a hiker with two dogs on what he said were “broken retractable leashes.” Wireback said that one of the dogs bit him on the knee as he...

 

Scholarships

During last week’s graduation ceremonies, most speakers alluded to the graduates’ futures. Some graduates will be entering the workforce and some the military, but the majority of them plan to continue their education at either vocational,...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 15, 2017

Public Silent At County Budget Hearing - Brevard, NC

No one spoke during the public hearing Tuesday for the 2017/2018 fiscal year budget for Transylvania County. The Board of Commissioners is now scheduled to approve the budget at its June 26 meeting. The budget will go into effect July 1. County...

 

At Brevard Music Center: Opening Weekend Has Something For Everyone - Brevard, NC

The Brevard Music Center Summer Festival officially kicks off its 81st anniversary season on Friday, June 23, with a genre-blending opening weekend of performances. The extensive and diverse opening weekend concerts range from Beethoven’s Symphony...

 

News of Organizations

Basic Apple Group The next Basic Apple Group meeting will be Monday, June 19, in the fellowship hall of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard. Beginning at 10 until 11:15 a.m. for all Apple computers users, then 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m....

 

The AAUW Book Sale Opens Saturday At Boshamer Gym

Calling all book lovers. The all-you-can-eat buffet book sale awaits. It's time to splurge at the AAUW Book Sale. The doors of the Boshamer Gym on the Brevard College campus open Saturday, June 17, at...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, June 18, Keith Thompson will bring his Father’s Day message, “The Misnamed Parable.” Special music will be provided by the Chancel Choir. Every third Sunday B-DRPC receives the 5¢-A-Meal...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 15, 2017

U.S. Forest Service: Bear Canisters Required In Avery Creek Road Area

Due to increased bear habituation, the U.S. Forest Service is requiring bear canisters for campers within 1,000 feet of Avery Creek Road until Oct. 5. All food and food-related items must be stored in a hard-sided bear-resistant canister, or in the...

 

Eric McKinney Promoted To Tornados' Head LAX Coach- Brevard, NC

Brevard College Vice President for Strategic Planning & Athletic Director Juan Mascaro announced last Wednesday the hiring of Eric McKinney as the fourth men’s lacrosse coach in school history. “It is with great pleasure that I would like to anno...

 

Charles "Chuck" Dunbar

Charles "Chuck" Dunbar, 51, of Brevard, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away June 4, 2017, after a courageous, almost year-long battle with cancer. He was outgoing, dependable, honest, generous...

 

Edward Leonard Hombordy

Edward Leonard Hombordy, 88, of Brevard, passed away June 2, 2017, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Born Aug. 12, 1928, in Passaic, N.J., he was the son of Elsa and Steven Hombordy. He married his fi...

 

First Connestee Falls Scholarship Recipient Surprised

In 1987, Jon Levi was sitting in the Brevard High School auditorium listening to the names of scholarship recipients being read when, to his complete surprise, he heard his name announced as the...

 

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