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April 18 Ballet At WCU Tells Story Of Nazi Resisters

A balletic interpretation of the true story of Dutchwomen who helped Jews escape the Nazis during World War II will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Fine and Performing Arts Center on...

 

Giannini Brass To Play On April 18 In Hendersonville

Expect an afternoon of "European Classics" by Handel and Rossini, "American Classics" from the Broadway stage, music of the Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic eras plus Dixieland, jazz, swing and...

 

Parks And Recreation Offers Oil Painting For Serious Beginners

Virginia Pendergrass will teach a serious beginner oil painting class July 30 and 31 from 9 to 4 p.m. at the Transylvania County Parks and Recreation department for a fee of $100. This class will introduce issues of brushwork and edges, as they are...

 

Support Brevard Street Dances

Over the past eight years residents and visitors have had the wonderful experience of the Old Time Street Dances in downtown Brevard on eight Tuesday nights during July and August. (June 29th-Aug. 17) These dances historically go back to the...

 

Harmonica Sensation Mark Hummel Plays Poppies

Poppies Market will host harmonica sensation Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors on Tuesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. Hummel will be backed by bassist R.W. Grigsby, drummer Marty Dodson and guitarist Rusty...

 

New Music Venue Opens In Mills River

The brand new Forge Valley Event Center in Mills River has released its schedule of upcoming events, which will feature a variety of family friendly musical entertainment. The venue has already...

 

News Of Organizations

AARP Chapter 8 AARP Chapter 8 will meet on Wednesday, April 14, at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of Hendersonville Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2301 Asheville Highway. A social period is followed by a business meeting. The guest speaker will be...

 

Martinez/Altamirano Engagement

Lorena Monserrat Martinez, of Brevard, and Proto Omar Altamirano, of Brevard, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Laura S. Martinez and Juan G. Martinez, of...

 
 By Mark Todd    Front Page    April 9, 2010

Sen. Burr Visits County On Campaign Trail

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican, said Congress is not "doing what it takes" to turn around a stumbling national economy. Burr, who addressed members of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber Commerce...

 
 By Mark Todd    Front Page    April 9, 2010

Courthouse Plan Remains Unclear

The future of the historic Transylvania County courthouse was the subject of a three-hour meeting Tuesday night, as county commissioners once again struggled with the thorny problems caused by the building's functional inadequacy. The issue is...

 

Fire Forces Homeowners To Evacuate

Lew and Trilby Wallace found a roadblock Tuesday when they tried to return home to White Whiskey Way in the Round Mountain area. The roadblock had been set up for a fire that initially spread across 20 acres. It broke out around 2:30 p.m. on...

 

New Coach Is No Stranger

The Board of Education named a new football coach for Rosman High School at its Monday night meeting, and the board didn't go very far to find him — long-time assistant coach Freddie Whitman....

 

Jury Finds Deer Hunter Not Guilty

A jury Wednesday afternoon found 22-year-old Kyle Zachary Keith not guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Luciano Martinez Martinez in a fatal hunting accident in December 2008. The jury...

 

Graduate Students Lend A Hand At Free Clinic

Mention college spring break and most people may think of swimsuit-clad students partying and wreaking havoc on a Florida beach. This year, however, The Free Clinic of Transylvania County was the spri...

 

Kit Borden On A Mission To Beat MS

Kit Borden of Pisgah Forest is a woman on a mission. She wants to beat Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in her lifetime. If she can't do that, she'll settle for a cure to help future generations enjoy a life...

 

Rev. Charles Francis Lawter

Rev. Charles Francis Lawter, 73, of Lake Toxaway, died Saturday, April 3, 2010. He was born Aug. 23, 1936 in Transylvania County to the late Charles Roscoe Lawter and Frances Chastain Lawter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by hi...

 

Faustina C. Johnson

Faustina C. Johnson, 89, of Pisgah Forest, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, in Snellville, Ga. A native of Haywood County, she was a daughter of the late Matt and Margie Caldwell and the wife of the late Ray Johnson, who died in 1989. A brother, Joe Caldw...

 

Braun Seavey Hughes

Braun Seavey Hughes, 91, of Brevard, died Friday, April 2, 2010. A native of Etna, Pa., he was the son of the late Ira Hughes and Myrtle Braun Hughes and the husband of the late Grace McMann Hughes, who died Dec. 8, 2001. Mr. Hughes was a veteran of...

 

Wilma Owen Grant

Wilma Owen Grant, 81, of Pisgah Forest, died Monday, April 5, 2010. She was born Aug. 14, 1928, in Jackson County to the late Pearson and Amanda Queen Owen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her spouse, James W. Grant, one...

 

Liesel Brown

Liesel Brown, 77, of Brevard, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals. She was born on Jan. 13, 1933 in Essen, Germany to the late Wilhelm Friedrich Groeber and Lou...

 

Fly Master

Josh Stevens, right, displays the trophy and winnings from the 2010 Pisgah Fly Masters. At his right is tournament host Kevin Howell and Emilie Johnson, of the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education,...

 

Swain Co. Rallies To Top Tigers

The Tigers rallied with four runs in the fourth and one in the fifth to knot the score at five against Swain County, only to fall 12-8 Tuesday afternoon. The Maroon Devils put up six runs in the bottom of the fifth and one in the sixth to open a...

 

Lady Tornados Split With Lady Railsplitters

Sarah Carlos went yard for the first time this season, driving in two runs in the Tornados' 3-2 loss to Lincoln Memorial, followed by a 5-3 victory led by Maddie Fletcher's two run double and Liz...

 

Little League Sign-Ups Slated

Transylvania Little League will holds sign-ups on April 17 for Junior Baseball and Softball, and Senior Baseball from 1-4 p.m. at the fields on Ecusta Road. Junior Baseball for boys 13-14 sign-ups will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Field 5. Senior...

 

Tuscola Tops Brevard

The Brevard Lady Blue Devil soccer team traveled to Waynesville on Tuesday night to play the 15th ranked, 3-A Tuscola Mountaineers. Tuscola entered the match with a season record of 8-1 and an undefeated conference record of 7-0. The Mountaineers...

 

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