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 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports 

Tigers' Cross Country Amibitious Entering 2020 Season

The Rosman High School cross country team got their first taste of competition last Wednesday, opening up the season with a meet against Swain County and Cherokee. Marley Metcalf was the top performer for the Lady Tigers, finishing... — Updated 11/23/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports 

Lady Blue Devils Fall 3-0 To Panthers In Home Opener

Playing in front of a sparsely crowded gymnasium, the Brevard Lady Blue Devils dropped their home opener to the Franklin Panthers last Thursday. Despite the Panthers winning 3-0, th... — Updated 11/23/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Injuries Force Cancellation Of Rosman JV Volleyball

With the 2020 prep volleyball season officially starting today, the injury bug has already bit the Rosman Lady Tigers and cost the jayvee team its season. Head coach Ashton Williams said the jayvee team had some injuries over the... — Updated 11/16/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

College Students Being Isolated – Brevard, NC

As of Wednesday morning, 52 Brevard College students are in quarantine, with two students isolating after testing positive for COVID-19. Last Friday, a mass email was sent out to the student body alerting them of the situation. At... — Updated 11/5/2020


Local Officials Report Smooth Election Process – Transylvania County, NC

Despite an Election Day unlike any in local history, and with the presidential election still up for grabs, local election officials say things went smoothly in Transylvania County. “We were very pleased with the processes in... — Updated 11/4/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Memories Shared About Halloween Events – Brevard, NC

When you live in Transylvania County, Halloween festivities are often taken to the next level –– from decorated houses to elaborate costumes to busy streets awash with... — Updated 10/28/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Transylvania Alcohol Sales Increase During COVID-19 – Transylvania County, NC

While restaurants, bars and other venues that sell alcohol have seen downturns in profit due to COVID-19 shutdowns earlier in the year and continued capacity restrictions, the sale of liquor at ABC stores has been booming locally... — Updated 10/28/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Fan Restrictions Could Hurt School Sports Budgets – Transylvania County, NC

In a little less than a month, after nearly a 250-day hiatus, high school sports are scheduled to return. The players will play. The coaches will coach. The officials will... — Updated 10/21/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    COVID-19

Tests Produce Few Positives – Brevard, NC

As public COVID-19 testing continues at Brevard Music Center, results show a substantially low amount of positives –– both for the coronavirus and for antibodies. Since testing began in mid-July, BMC, in coordination with the... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Gyms Open But Still Face Challenges – Brevard, NC

It's been just over a month since North Carolina entered Phase 2.5 of reopening, which allowed gyms and fitness facilities to finally welcome members back and start working out... — Updated 10/12/2020


2020 Election: Safety on Election Day

With COVID-19 continuing to afflict the nation, and with a heated election season expected to fuel high voter turnout, local election officials say they’re doing everything they can to ensure the safety of voters and poll... — Updated 10/5/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Features

Clint Roberts Releases Debut Single 'Nero's Waltz'

"Welcome to paradise, take off your coat/Well find yourself seated and enjoy the show." With those opening lyrics, Brevard native Clint Roberts introduces fans to the newest... — Updated 9/23/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

NCHSAA Releases Modified Playoff Schedule For 2020-21

The long-awaited answer as to whether high school sports would have a playoff system for 2020-21 was provided last week, as the N.C. High School Athletic Association released its modified playoff calendar. With the exception of... — Updated 9/16/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

School Administrators Say Virtual Learning Going Well – Transylvania County, NC

It’s been exactly one month since Transylvania County Schools opened their doors to students, staff and faculty, and despite many challenges, particularly for those opting to pursue virtual learning, TCS administrators say things... — Updated 9/16/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Dalton, Miller Seeking Commission Seat – Transylvania County, NC

Editor's Note: Last Thursday, the Brevard-Transylvania Chamber of Commerce held its annual candidate forum, but with a difference, reflecting the times – no live audience and... — Updated 9/14/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

In The Age Of COVID-19, The Cleaning Business Has Gone To Another Level – Brevard, NC

Cleanliness has always been a matter of business for Alan Crite. As the owner and operator of AC Janitorial Service – a family-owned business started by his father in the early... — Updated 9/9/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Internet Providers Facing Hurdles – Transylvania County, NC

With the ever-increasing demand for expanded broadband internet service, particularly in rural areas of the county, tele-communications and government officials say they’re doing everything they can to expand the scope of... — Updated 9/7/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Disc Golf League Embraces New Course At Brevard College

It's 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the campus of Brevard College, just adjacent to the tennis courts. The afternoon rain has left the grass heavy with mud. It's humid, but a gentle breeze... — Updated 9/2/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Features

Camping During COVID – A Voyage To Big Ridge State Park

Located just over two-and-a-half hours northwest of Transylvania County, about 30 minutes north of Knoxville, Tenn., Big Ridge State Park lies on 3,700 acres of pristine Tennessee f... — Updated 9/2/2020


Lawmakers Take Questions At Recent Chamber Event

Editor’s Note: Recently, N.C. State Sen. Chuck Edwards and N.C. House Rep. Jake Johnson during a Zoom meeting hosted by the Transylvania and Henderson County chambers of commerce gave legislative update and answered questions. A... — Updated 8/26/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

College Begins Testing Students For Virus

Sitting in a small room inside Stamey Hall, Brevard College President Dr. David Joyce lowered his mask, leaned his head back and was the first person to be officially tested for... — Updated 8/26/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

'Ballerina' Dances Into Town – Brevard, NC

A new sculpture installation at the Railroad Avenue Depot Park hopes to bring some modernity to the downtown Brevard art scene. On Tuesday, members of the community gathered to... — Updated 8/19/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Better Than Nothing – The Sports Calendar Isn't Perfect, But It Works

At a time when there are no easy answers, and no one-size-fits-all, silver-bullet solutions, the proposed athletic calendar put forth by the N.C. High School Athletic Association is about as good as sports fans could have hoped... — Updated 8/17/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

NCHSAA Commissioner Explains Factors Behind Calendar

As a follow-up to last week’s article outlining the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s amended athletic calendar for the 2020-21 academic year, the following is an abbreviated outline of comments from NCHSAA commissioner... — Updated 8/17/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

NCHSAA Unveils Sports Calendar, Football Set For February

High school sports will move forward in 2020-21, but they will look nothing like the past. On Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m., N.C. High School Athletic Association Commissioner Que Tucker unveiled an amended sports calendar that... — Updated 8/12/2020


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