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Virginia Pendergrass Is 'Seeing The World, One Drawing At A Time' – Brevard NC

"I love seeing another country through an artist's eyes," Brevard artist Virginia Pendergrass decided after a painting trip to France. "Representational painting forces you to... — Updated 1/11/2016


Volunteering Boosts Employment Opportunities – Brevard NC

It's official! People learn new skills through volunteering, and those skills and the personal connections made can help lead to future employment. According to a study by The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS),... — Updated 1/11/2016


News Of Organizations

Basic Apple Group Did you receive a new Apple product that you need help with? The Basic Apple Group in Brevard is just the place to start focusing on just the basics, with time for questions and answers without techno-speak. The... — Updated 1/11/2016


Brevard's Main Street Is A Historic District

The Main Street Historic District in Brevard was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The district is located in the center of town and covers approximately... — Updated 1/11/2016


Free School Bus Driver Training Course To Be Offered Jan. 25-27 – Transylvania County NC

Every school day, Transylvania County Schools provides bus transportation to more than 1,600 students, using 35 buses covering more than 1,500 miles daily. Transylvania County is committed to providing these students with safe,... — Updated 1/11/2016

 By Eli Sirota    Sports

Catawba Holds Wire-To-Wire Lead For Win Over BC – Brevard NC

Brevard College's women's basketball team hosted Catawba College in a televised contest on Saturday evening, losing to the visitors 70-55. With the loss Brevard drops to 1-10 on the season and 0-7 in South Atlantic Conference... — Updated 1/11/2016

 By Randall Stewart    Sports

Late Three-Pointer Dooms Tornados Against Indians – Brevard NC

Brevard and Catawba put on an excellent display of basketball for television viewers across the region on Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Gymnasium. Unfortunately for the Tornados,... — Updated 1/11/2016

 By Randall Stewart    Sports

Tornados Place Third In National Cyclocross Omnium – Brevard NC

After winning three straight national championships in both mountain biking and cyclocross, the Brevard College cycling team proved itself to be one of the nation's premier... — Updated 1/11/2016


Sports Banquet Honors Blue Devil Athletes – Brevard NC

Brevard High School held its fall sports banquet last Thursday to recognize fall athletes. Picture above is the girls' tennis team (left to right) Hannah Stansel (Most Improved),... — Updated 1/11/2016


Where Have All The Teachers Gone?

Thomas Jefferson penned the words, “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” “An educated citizenry” results from a vitally important group of dedicated individuals called teachers.... — Updated 1/11/2016


Retiree Finds Driving School Bus Rewarding Transylvania County NC

Driving a school bus in Transylvania County probably isn't very different from driving in other places. The challenges are pretty much the same. There is one exception. "I have... — Updated 1/11/2016

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Prep Roundup

North Downs Brevard, Remains Undefeated The North Henderson Knights kept their perfect record in tact Friday night with a road victory over the Brevard Blue Devils. North jumped out to a 22-12 lead after the first quarter and... — Updated 1/11/2016

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Braves' Fast-Paced Attack Proves Too Much For Tigers – Rosman NC

The Rosman Tiger basketball team ran into a barnstorm Friday night as they tried to keep up with the Cherokee Braves' relentless defense and high-tempo offense. Unfortunately for th... — Updated 1/11/2016

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Avalanche Of Cherokee Three-Pointers Buries Lady Tigers – Rosman NC

It wasn't a scoreboard malfunction. Just a nightmarish first half. Those who showed up late to the Rosman Lady Tigers game against Cherokee last Friday were undoubtedly shocked at... — Updated 1/11/2016


Legal Notices for January 11, 2016



License Plate Office To Close For Holiday

The N.C. License Plate Agency/Tag Office in Pisgah Forest will be closed for Martin Luther King holiday on Monday, Jan. 18, and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 19.... — Updated 1/11/2016


Local Resident Craig Melby Releases Real Estate Book – Brevard NC

Brevard resident Craig Melby has released his book entitled "Site Rite: Practical Ways to Boost Profits with the Right Site and Best Terms!" According to Melby, the concept for the... — Updated 1/11/2016


Father-Daughter Dance Planned – Brevard NC

The First United Methodist Church of Brevard has announced that the 20th annual Father-Daughter Dance will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, from 7-9 p.m. in the fellowship hall. This tradition was started in Massachusetts by James B.... — Updated 1/11/2016


TVS Artists Display Work

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, the Transylvania Community Arts Council hosted an opening reception for the TVS (Transylvania Vocational Services) art exhibit entitled "ICE."  More than 75... — Updated 1/11/2016


Author Details 'The Collapse Of Parenting'

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Bivald, Katarina. “The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend.” Sara has flown all the way from Sweden to Broken Wheel, Iowa to meet her pen pal. But when... — Updated 1/11/2016


Transylvania Choral Society To Sponsor Orientation Session Jan. 12 At Brevard College – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Choral Society is sponsoring a one-hour “Orientation and Welcome Back” event at the Paul Porter Center rehearsal hall at Brevard College on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 6:45 p.m. Prospective and past members will have... — Updated 1/11/2016


Local Attorney Don Jordan To Discuss Legal History Of Pisgah National Forest – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Library’s Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in January with “A Hundred Year Mess: The Legal History of the Pisgah Forest – a Tangled Web of Broken Treaties, Land Speculators, Lawsuits” presented by... — Updated 1/11/2016


Siber Opens First Show Of 2016 At BC – Brevard NC

Contemporary artist Hilary Siber kicks off the New Year for Brevard College’s Fine Arts Department with her exhibition, “Fissured Optics,” Jan. 15 in the Sims Art Building Spiers Gallery. The opening begins at 5:30 p.m. and... — Updated 1/11/2016


Brooks Releases Third Book

Local veterinarian Clyde Brooks has released his third book, "Blue Ridge Veterinarian...Vettin' in Appalachia." The book is currently available as a Kindle book on with... — Updated 1/11/2016


Essay Winners And Outstanding Teacher Awards Announced – Brevard NC

VFW Post 4309 recently held an awards dinner for the winners of the High School Voice of Democracy Essay Scholarship Contest, the Middle School Patriot's Pen Essay Scholarship... — Updated 1/11/2016


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