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 By Ray Tuers    Features    November 8, 2018

Annette Kilgore Turns Out Goodies For Festival - Brevard NC

She may be 82, but Annette Kilgore still has plenty of energy to produce mouth-watering baked goods in her Magic Chef gas oven. She says God guides her every move. "The love of God is all over that...

 By Ray Tuers    News    October 11, 2018

Mountain Song Festival Donates $100,000 To Club - Brevard NC

Producers of the Mountain Song Festival have donated $100,000 to the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club, their largest annual donation in the musical event’s history. The festival was established by club supporters 13 years ago to help fund the youth...


Boys & Girls Club Having A Busy Summer - Brevard, NC

School bells may be silent these days, but there are plenty of sounds coming from the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club during its busy summer program. There, crowds of children are having fun and...

 By Ray Tuers    Lifestyles    April 3, 2017

Life-like Dolls Teach Teens Parenthood Is Serious

The high school kids pick up their babies on Fridays and by Monday morning they've had a sobering dose of what it's like to take care of an infant. They're not real babies, but they cry and coo and...

 By Ray Tuers    Features    October 20, 2014

With Chili Cook-Off Boys & Girls Club Teens To Test Cooking Skills – Brevard NC

If you're looking for something to spice up your chili this weekend, try having it dished up by a zombie! That's the way the youngsters at the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club will be doing it...

 By Ray Tuers    Church    October 16, 2014

40-Year-Old Pipe Organ's Rebirth Celebrated – Brevard NC

Davidson River Presbyterian Church on East Main Street seems more noticeable these days – both inside and out – it should be no surprise. Inside, the church's 40-year-old 1,300-pipe organ is sporting a spanking new console that put the finish...

 By Ray Tuers    Arts    August 14, 2014

Connestee Connections Performs Concert At Lake Pointe Landing – Connestee Falls NC

The Connestee Connections, a group of five musicians who live in Connestee Falls, took their show on the road to perform at Lake Pointe Landing, a senior community in Hendersonville Monday, Aug. 11. It was the second time the newly formed quintet...

 By Ray Tuers    Features    July 25, 2013

Program Keeps Youth Entertained, Learning – Brevard NC

Some 300 county children are registered in this season’s summer program at the Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County. With average daily attendance running at 175, the 24 full- and part-time...

 By Ray Tuers    Features    May 2, 2013

Junior Staff Groomed For Real World Jobs – Brevard NC

It’s kind of a teenage training ground for growing up, with a focus on the practical, like how to treat others and how to get and hold a job. The Boys & Girls Club’s Junior Staff program is a...


Festival Of Trees Planning ‘Starry Starry Night’

The annual Festival of Trees, with its thousands of lights and a dazzling display of decorated Christmas trees, will usher in the holiday season when it opens its doors for a five-day run Nov. 30....


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