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Summer Festival Begins With Beethoven, Brahms - Brevard, NC

Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra played Friday, kicking off the annual summer music festival. The orchestra performed Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and Brahms Piano...

 
 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...

 

'Book Art' On Display At County Library - Brevard, NC

The Book Arts Collective of WNC (BPAC) has a collection of work by its members on display this month at the county library. The BPAC is a community of book arts and print makers. Artists' books are...

 

Soil & Water District Hosts Awards Banquet - Brevard, NC

Around 90 people recently gathered in the library's Rogow Room to attend the Transylvania Soil and Water Conservation District's (SWCD) annual appreciation and awards banquet. The district hosts this...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    June 8, 2017

Program Dedicated To Wilderness Stewards

Managing public lands is a constantly evolving endeavor. Each year there are new infrastructure needs, access issues, educational opportunities and, of course, there is trail work to be done. All of t...

 
 By John Lanier    Features    June 5, 2017

Bodie, Graham Ready To Pursue Their Careers - Brevard, NC

Diana Bodie, Brevard High School's Student Body President, and Madison Graham, the school's Senior Class President, are two confident young ladies thankful for their experiences at Brevard High but...

 
 By John Lanier    Features    June 5, 2017

Hooper And Owen Come Out Of Their 'Shells' - Rosman, NC

High school can transform a person. Drey Owen and Jeremiah Hooper are proof. When the two entered Rosman High School as freshmen, they were somewhat reserved. Four years later, they are affable,...

 

Local DAR Involved In Memorial Day Activities - Brevard, NC

Sharon Jenkins was installed as Regent of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on May 8 and wasted no time in getting the chapter involved with all of the...

 

At Hollingsworth Gallery: Local Photographers To Display Work - Brevard, NC

Once a year the Land of Waterfalls Camera Club exhibits a "Photo Inspirations" show, featuring the photographic visions of six local fine art photographers. This year the show will be held at the Holl...

 
 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...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    May 18, 2017

Plan For Headwaters State Forest Moves Forward

The joke on last week's walking tour of the soon-to-be Headwaters State Forest was that the county will soon be fenced in by state or federal land. With just a few more parcels to acquire along the...

 

Residents Celebrate Silvermont's Centennial - Brevard, NC

Redsidents Celebrate Silvermont's Centennial...

 

Picturing The Past: Car Dealerships Offered Several Services - Brevard, NC

Over the past two weeks Picturing the Past has looked at two of Transyl-vania's automobile dealerships. Whitmire Motor operated in the 1920s and McCrary Auto from the early 1930s through the...

 

Building A Bridge Between Two Transylvanias - Brevard, NC

My recent visit to Romania, in the region of Transylvania, allowed me to discover that many of the same issues facing our community, Brevard, are the issues that my new friends in Bihor County,...

 

A Taste Of Transylvania, With No Leftovers - Brevard, NC

The annual Taste of Transylvania was held Tuesday at The Lumberyard. The Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation, in partnership with First Citizens Bank, put on the event, which raises...

 

Womens' Business Showcase Draws A Crowd

The Women's Business Showcase Saturday at the Connestee Falls Clubhouse featured a number of local businesses, plus events and giveaways. The Showcase is sponsored by SCORE, Transylvania Economic...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Features    April 27, 2017

Family Place Experience Opens Volunteer's Eyes

Editor's Note: The following is a "Letter From A Volunteer," specifically Paul Morgan, a volunteer with the United Way of Transylvania County. I found my newest group of personal heroes a few days ago when I met with several energetic young moms as...

 

Ready For Women's Business Showcase

The Women's Business Showcase, being held in Connestee Falls this Saturday, features 48 women-owned business exhibits, pickle ball and putting contests, paddling opportunities on Lake Atagahi and...

 

Food, Beer And Music Come Trucking In

Gina Morrison, MarLa Jones, Kirk Gipson and Jonathan Cutler (left to right) were among the crowd who came from all over Saturday to enjoy food, beer and music on a nice day at Oskar Blues Brewery's...

 

WWII Veterans Sign Books Of Their Stories

Nine veterans of World War II and one widow of a veteran gathered in the library's Rogow Room and signed books containing the veterans' stories in their own words last week. The veterans were...

 

Picturing The Past: Brevard Jewelry Stores Also Sold Eye Glasses

Brevard has been the home of a number of jewelry shops since the early 1900s. The earliest mention of a jewelry shop in the Sylvan Valley News was for Hawkin's Jewelry Store in 1903. The 1900 Federal...

 

Donated Cars Mean More choices, Resources

The Sharing House's Wheels to Work Program is exactly what it says it is-an innovative way to supply critical transportation needs for hard working people. We have a critical need for donations of...

 

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