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Exhibit Captures Transylvania's Natural Beauty - Brevard, NC

The Hollingsworth Gallery at 147 E. Main St. in Brevard will soon be exhibiting images from six local photographers, all members of the Land of Waterfalls Camera Club. This annual show features fine...

 

Fall Beauty Here

Fall officially begins Friday, but the colors, particularly in higher elevations such as at Graveyards Fields and off the Blue Ridge Parkway, are already spectacular....

 

24th N.C. Mountain State Fair Ends Its Run

The 24th N.C. Mountain State Fair wrapped up its annual run at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher on Sunday. The 2017 fair entertained 166,583 visitors with livestock shows, agricultural...

 

Iona, Scotland - An Oasis In A Chaotic World

"Those who come to Iona will come, not once, but three times." - Gaelic Saying These words are lettered in black on a soft white wall inside the Iona Abbey in Scotland. For some of us, the words are...

 

Festival Goers Enjoy Mountain Music - Brevard, NC

The Steep Canyon Rangers were joined by Steve Martin on the Mountain Song Festival stage Saturday. The three-day festival at the Brevard Music Center is a fundraiser for the local Boys & Girls...

 

Photographers Challenged To Find Locations

The Local History Room of the Transylvania County Library and the Land of Waterfalls Camera Club are inviting members of the public to grab a camera or cell phone and take a picture of "Yesterday's...

 

Stepping Back In Time At Founders Day Fair - Brevard, NC

During Saturday's Founders Day Fair at the Transylvania Heritage Museum there was music from Creekside Crawfish, a chance to be photographed as "hitched" and games . Those who perform traditional...

 

Annual Farm Fair Held At Farmers' Market - Brevard, NC

Farm Fair at the Transylvania Farmers' Market Saturday included competitions, such as watermelon seed spitting and an egg and spoon race. There was also face painting and the chance to get up close...

 

Picturing The Past: Stillwell Designed Many Older Homes

Erle Stillwell moved to Hendersonville as a young man in the early 1900s. In January 1904 he invested in property near Laurel Park. Over the next few years he studied architecture at Cornell Universit...

 

Vietnam Era Veterans Honored At Ceremony

Members of the public, local elected officials, veterans and their families gathered last Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4309 on Nicholson Creek Road in Brevard for the 50th...

 

Rice Street Gardeners Build Strawberry Pyramids - Brevard, NC

At the Rice Street Community Garden, the strawberries are out of control. The garden's volunteers, however, are fighting back. The garden is located on a small piece of land owned by St. Philip's...

 

Local Camp Provides Enriching Experiences - Brevard, NC

It's lunch time at Gwynn Valley Camp. About 220 campers are situated around large, round tables in the newly constructed dining hall. Each table has a counselor who acts as the head of the table, serv...

 

Attendees Eat Well, Raise Money During Art Spark - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council' summer fundraiser, Art Spark 2017, was held Sunday at the Brevard Lumberyard, which is located off King Street and Railroad Avenue. As well as food and drink,...

 

Local Pottery Family Keeps Dabbing Away

Though a progeny of potters, 12-year-old Jessie Dodson prefers ballet to ceramics. But family tradition can be hard to override, even with the reluctance of youth. Jessie, daughter of Carol and John...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    August 10, 2017

Thomas And Mary McEntire Finally Retire

Thomas and Mary McEntire are enjoying their first summer of retirement after 42 years of running the Pines Country Inn on Hart Road. Both are in their early 90 and may have the record for one of the...

 

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,...

 

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