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 By Matt McGregor    News    February 4, 2019

Couple's Home Lost To Fire

A couple lost all their possessions after a travel-camper fire Thursday morning at 2910 Asheville Highway gutted Josh Flood and Stephanie Galloway's home in a matter of minutes. While there were no...

 

Peyson Moss Participates In SongStudio At Carnegie Hall

Peyson Moss, Director of music for Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, recently spent a week in New York City as a participant in SongStudio, a workshop at Carnegie Hall for 10 young...

 

Brevard Academy To Be Closed Wednesday -Brevard NC

With roughly 30 percent of Brevard Academy’s students out, Ted Duncan, the school’s director, said the academy will be closed Wednesday to allow for a “deep clean at the school,” including sanitizing surfaces.” Duncan said he couldn’t...

 

Pete's Predictions

On Saturday, Pisgah Pete predicted an early spring in front of a large crowd at the Blue Ridge Bakery. Pete, however, got at least one thing wrong Saturday, picking the Rams to beat the Patriots in...

 

New At The Library: What If Anne Frank Survived The Holocaust?

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Gillham, David R. “Annelies.” David Gillham’s latest novel looks at what it would be like if Anne Frank had survived the Holocaust. After the war, Anne suffers the...

 

HCA Completes Purchase Of Mission Health

HCA Healthcare announced Friday it has completed the purchase of Mission Health, a six-hospital system, including Transylvania Regional Hospital , for approximately $1.5 billion. “The team at Mission Health has been nationally recognized for...

 

Organist Keiser To Perform

The Beulah McMinn Zachary Organ Foundation of Brevard First United Methodist Church (FUMC) will present renowned organist Marilyn Keiser in concert on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. in the church...

 

Mothers, Sons Dance For The Family Place

The Family Place of Transylvania County held its Mother+Son Dance on Sunday, Jan. 27, at Lola's Old Hickory House. With a total of 78 adults and 100 children, the celebration was a smash hit. There...

 

AAUW Yellow Boxes Ready For Used Book Donations

AAUW yellow boxes are back. Look for them in convenient locations throughout Brevard and surrounding communities. For the 50th year, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is asking for donations of used books to raise money at its...

 

Everyday Education: Youth Media Awards Announced By ALA

At the end of every year, I find myself anticipating the day that the Youth Media Awards are announced by the American Library Association, typically at its midwinter meeting. Awards, such as the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz awards,...

 

Picturing The Past: General Merchandise And Hardware Store Were The Hub Of The Brevard Community

In the early 1900s, most small communities had a general merchandise store. On the Hendersonville Road about 2.5 miles from downtown Brevard the Deaver-Patton Company's store was located at the busy...

 

Republican Executive Committee To Meet

The Transylvania County Republican Party Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. in the downstairs conference room of the Community Services Building located on Morgan Street in downtown Brevard. All Transylvania County...

 

Brevard Academy Releases Honor Roll For Second Quarter

The following students were named to the Brevard Academy Honor Roll for the second quarter of 2018-19 school year. 2nd Grade A Honor Roll Emma Brown, Lacy Burgess, Naomi Gardner, Aiden Jenkins, Avery Owens, Claire Owens, Stella Sawyers, Morgan...

 

Blue Ridge Community College Announces Continuing Ed Classes

Blue Ridge Community College has announced the following spring Continuing Education classes: Art Pastel Painting meets March 22-May 3, Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration fee is $70....

 

Charlie Whitmire Honored For 35 Years Of Coaching Brevard Youth Football

Football is a lifelong passion for Charlie "Jett" Whitmire and recently, Whitmire was recognized for coaching Brevard Youth Football for 35 years. Whitmire, who has coached every level of Brevard...

 

Transylvanians In College

Gardner-Webb University Calee M. Lance of Rosman was named to the Gardner-Webb University dean’s list for the 2018 fall semester. Lance is a freshman majoring in criminal justice and minoring in homeland security. The dean’s list is composed of...

 

RMS Lady Tigers Defeat Cherokee For Conference Title

On Jan. 24, the Rosman Middle School girls basketball team capped off an amazing season by defeating Cherokee, 42-38, to win the Smoky Mountain Conference tournament. The Lady Tigers finished the...

 

Clyde S. "Jerry" McCall Jr.

Clyde S. "Jerry" McCall Jr., 83, of Cashiers, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Rev. Clyde and Philadelphia Owen McCall Sr. He was...

 

Richard Greeley Hinchliffe

Richard Greeley Hinchliffe, of Glen Ridge, N.J., passed away Feb. 1, 2019, at his home. He was born in Springfield, Vt., Aug. 11, 1950. He grew up in Lexington, Mass., and served as class president du...

 

Second Half Surge Leads Blue Devils To Win Over Tigers

After leading by seven at the half, the Brevard Blue Devils asserted themselves over the final two quarters to defeat the Rosman Tigers 72-56 on Saturday afternoon. In many ways, the game unfolded...

 

Roy Leon Compton

Roy Leon Compton, 90, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., passed away Jan. 31, 2019. He was born July 10, 1928, in Brevard, to Freeman and Mamie (Tinsley) Compton. He played sports in high school and also on company...

 

Lopez Nets Career-High 25 Points As Brevard Beats Rosman

A career-high 25-point performance from Michelle Lopez helped lead the Brevard Lady Blue Devils to a 69-35 victory over the Rosman Lady Tigers on Saturday afternoon. Brevard built a 13-point lead by t...

 

James E. (Jim) Smith Jr.

James E. Smith Jr., 88, of Cedar Mountain, lost his long and courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis, Jan. 23, 2019. He was the only son of the late James E. Smith and Margaret Smith (Hall), of...

 

Blue Devil Swimmers Compete At Regionals In Charlotte

Last Friday, qualifying members of the Brevard High School swim team traveled to Charlotte to compete in the 2A regional competion. The meet, held at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center, featured...

 

Susan Johnson Witherspoon

Susan Johnson Witherspoon, 53, went to be with Jesus Christ Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, N.C. She was born Oct. 29, 1965, in Transylvania County to Danny and Shirley Strickland Johnson. She attended Elkin...

 

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