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Betty Gibson Brown Strickland

Betty Gibson Brown Strickland, wife, mother, teacher, and lover of literature, passed away Jan. 17, 2017, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 84. She was born in...

 

Richard Allan "Pig" Pack

Richard Allan “ Pig” Pack, 52, of Brevard passed away suddenly Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at St. Joseph Campus of Mission Hospitals. Born Oct. 15, 1964, in Lake Wales, Fla., he was a son of Barbara Wright Parris and her spouse, Michael Kost, of Avon...

 

Linda Douglas Mullins

Linda Douglas Mullins, 73, of Athens, Tenn., died Monday morning, Jan. 23, 2017, at Starr Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Sevierville, and was a longtime resident of Athens. She was a dau...

 

Henrietta Revis Owens

Henrietta Revis Owens, born Feb. 27, 1943, went to her forever home Jan. 25, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anderson and Myrtle Revis; her grandson, Brandon Owens, and her...

 

PARI Extends Stargazing Nights Through February – Rosman NC

PARI's January Sky Trek public observing events proved to be so popular they are being reprised in February. Join PARI astro-nomers and use PARI telescopes to scan the night sky for planets, nebulae,...

 

Trio Of Tigers Place At Smoky Mountain Tournament – Rosman NC

It was a long and grueling afternoon Saturday as wrestlers from eight schools descended on Rosman High School for the Smoky Mountain Conference tournament. And while the Tigers didn't come out on...

 

Prep Roundup

Tigers Split With Andrews On The Road Rosman High School split a pair of Smoky Mountain Conference basketball games with Andrews last Friday. On the boys’ side, the Tigers managed a 51-46 victory despite being outscored 12-3 in the third quarter....

 

Connestee Program Delivers Scholarship Checks – Connestee Falls NC

By Nona Walker and Ellen O'Brien On Friday, Jan. 13, and Thursday, Jan. 19, the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program, represented by Chair Roxi Hewertson and School Liaison Bill Medl,...

 

Muddy Sneakers Launches Major N.C. Expansion – Brevard NC

This week, classes of fifth graders in the Piedmont and western North Carolina will do something they haven’t done before. They’ll spend an entire instructional day outside, learning the state science curriculum through hands-on lessons taught...

 

Scholarships Available To Attend BRCC In 2017-18

Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation scholarship applications for 2017-18 are available now on the college’s website at www.blueridge.edu/scholarships. Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation awards scholarships to 2017...

 

This Week's Outdoor Destination: Silver Run Falls

Our weekly destination hike is Silver Run Falls in neighboring Nantahala National Forest. An easy to get to, family friendly hike, this 25-foot waterfall is located just five miles south of Cashiers...

 

Outdoor Calendar

Tuesday, Jan. 31 •Fly Tying at Brevard Brewing. Hosted by Headwaters Outfitters. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free. Bring own materials. (828) 877-3106. Wednesday, Feb. 1 •Squatch Bikes and Brews Shop Ride. Meet at the shop at 6 p.m. www.squatch...

 

Coach Latter Co-Authors Sports Psychology Book – Brevard NC

The Zone. It's a rarified condition in sports where athletes are able to achieve super-human feats with a seemingly effortless ease. Think of Kobe Bryant scoring 81 points in a single game. Think of...

 

Bevy Of Blue Devils Place At WNCAC Tournament – Brevard NC

Nine members of the Brevard High School wrestling team placed at Saturday's WNCAC tournament at Smoky Mountain. Pictured are Logan Roth (first place, 160 pounds), Daniel McJunkin (second place, 152...

 

Coker Earns Sweep Over Tornados In SAC Hoops Contests – Brevard NC

Three Brevard College Tornados posted double-digit point totals in an 83-53 South Atlantic Conference loss to the Coker College Cobras (7-13, 4-10 SAC), Saturday afternoon. Junior Stevie Williams led Brevard with 14 points, while fellow juniors...

 

BC Brings ENOpod Hammocks To Campus – Brevard NC

The Student Government Association at Brevard College, made up of a variety of student leaders, recently took the opinions and desires of their peers to heart and led an effort to bring five ENOpod...

 

TCS To Hold New Science Expo Thursday, Feb. 2 – Brevard NC

Taking a traditional science fair and display of projects as its starting point, Transylvania County Schools has recently announced the new A. Mickey Church Science Expo for Thursday, Feb. 2. This new program takes place for one hour only, from 6 to...

 

County Schools Receive $18,000 In Grant Awards – Transylvania County NC

The Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) met in December to review 45 grant applications submitted from Transylvania County Schools’ teachers and staff. The grant subcommittee, comprised of approximately 12 Transylvania...

 

Transylvanians In College

Wofford College Rebecca Marie Marziale of Penrose has been named to the dean’s list at Wofford College. Marziale is a member of the class of 2020. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours of...

 

Local United Way Seeks Volunteers To Raise Funds For Nonprofit Groups – Brevard NC

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) hosted its annual Request for Proposal (RFP) information meeting Friday, Jan. 20, in the Carlson Conference Room at Transylvania Regional Hospital. Representatives from more than 17 area nonprofit agencies...

 

'Time To Talk: Public Conversations' To Begin – Brevard NC

On Thursday, Feb. 2, in response to concerns being expressed in local communities, Transylvania County’s NAACP will launch a series of public conversations, “Time to Talk,” to take place weekly over an 8-week period. Each session will include...

 

The Toxaway Inn Was Demolished In 1947

Last week Picturing the Past looked back at Transylvania County in 1912, 1927, and 1937. This week the journey to yesterday's news by decade continues with events of 1947, 1957, and 1967. The once...

 

Transylvania County Cattlemen's Association To Hold Meeting And Dinner – Brevard NC

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the Transylvania County Cattlemen’s Association will hold their annual dinner meeting and membership drive at the Transylvania County Library Rogow Room. Cooperative Extension Director Bart Renner encourages all livestock...

 

St. Philip's ECW Awards $64,000 In Grants – Brevard NC

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church awarded $64,000 in grants for the third year in a row. These 2017 grants were awarded to 20 agencies in Transylvania County that met the criteria of serving families. The funds are...

 

Robert Elmer Dean "Andy" Anderson

Robert Elmer Dean "Andy" Anderson, of Brevard, passed at College Walk Jan. 24, 2017, suddenly and directly, without lingering, as he had lived his long and good life. He was 91. He and his younger bro...

 

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