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Pisgah Pete: 6 More Weeks Of Winter - Brevard, NC

It's official – Pisgah Pete, Brevard's own white squirrel meteorologist, has predicted six more weeks of winter. The news was a disappointment to the crowd, which included two area TV news crews,...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 5, 2018

Gas Station Robbed - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that took place at 8 p.m., Sunday, at Triangle Stop Number 205 on the New Hendersonville Highway. A white male entered the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 5, 2018

Teens Facing Felony Assault - Brevard, NC

A 16-year-old male has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury on Jan. 27, according to the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office. Because the alleged assailant is a juvenile, his name has not been released....

 

Jobless Rate Reaches 4.4 Percent In Latest Release

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in December was 4.4 percent, up from 4.3 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released last week from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account...

 

Man Accused Of Attacking Another With A Machete - Pisgah Forest, NC

A man faces a felony charge after a report of an assault in which a machete was allegedly used as the weapon at 6:45 p.m., Sunday, on the Asheville Highway, according to Transylvania County Sheriff...

 

Taking The Plunge - Brevard, NC

A number of brave souls Saturday took part in the Polar Plunge at Lake Atagahi in Connestee Falls. The event is a fundraiser for the Transylvania County Special Olympics....

 

Ask Us

Does the city of Brevard have rules about panhandling? Daniel Cobb, the city’s planning director, provided the following response: The short answer is, yes, the city does have rules about panhandling. The following may be found in city code:...

 

BMC Season Schedule Released - Brevard, NC

R.E.M's Mike Mills (left) and Robert McDuffie (right), a Brevard Music Center (BMC) alum, will perform a Rock Violin Concerto on Saturday, July 7, during BMC's 2018 Summer Festival...

 

BMC Looks Toward Its 'Best' Season - Brevard, NC

"Stupendous," "extraordinary," "astonishing," "exciting." Those are just some of the words Mark Weinstein used to describe the upcoming summer festival at the Brevard Music Center. "I've never been...

 

The Economy In Context

Based on several numbers, the U.S. economy is doing quite well right now. The stock market has risen to record highs and unemployment is the lowest since the turn of the century. But those positive numbers do not reflect how the U.S. is performing...

 

Ruth And Delilah

After reading Dr. Campbell’s article about Samson and Delilah, I felt the need to comment on the (good and bad foreigners) attributed to God’s law. The article portrays each of these ladies as either a good or bad foreigner. The difference...

 

Shouldn't We Have A Vote

The Feb. 1 editorial, “A Referendum For Courthouse,” gave clear and concise options for Transylvanians to consider when we, as taxpayers, will be paying the bill for renovating the public schools or building a new courthouse. Apparently the...

 

Train Depot Is Great Idea

I read the Monday, Jan. 29, opinion by Hayley Putnam, and I respect that Hayley is concerned for many good organizations. Our Mayor (Jimmy Harris) and his children all volunteer at several establishments, most recently at the Bread of Life, where...

 

Beginning Bridge Class Will Start On March 6

Ever feel your brain is slipping away? Bridge is a wonderful way to exercise your brain, and it is the goal of Brevard Duplicate Bridge Club to have everyone in Brevard playing bridge. Therefore, Brevard Duplicate Bridge Club will start a beginning...

 

News Of Organizations

Hearing Loss Association The Brevard Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Carlson Conference Room of the Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. Area residents of...

 

Healing Community Action Circles Next Meeting Thurs., Feb. 8, At Brevard College

Healing Community Action Circles, or HCAC, is a follow-up to the “Healing the Heart of Democracy” series launched spring of 2017 by The Center for Spiritual Wisdom (https://center4spiritualwisdom.org/) and Brevard College. The fifth of six...

 

Owens Drops 23 In Blue Devils' Loss To Bearcats

The Hendersonville Bearcats showed why they are one the top teams in the Mountain Six (M6) – and one of the best 2A teams in the western part of the state – Friday night as they got a pair of doub...

 

Brevard Suffers Another Tough Mountain Six Loss

It was a roller-coaster night for the Brevard Lady Blue Devils, but the ride unfortunately ended with another tough conference loss Friday night as they fell 68-57 to Hendersonville. The Bearcats...

 

Tornados Open Spring Tennis Action Against Warriors

Tom Mittring highlighted the Brevard College men's tennis team, brandishing a 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 victory in singles action over Urs Widow. The Tornados also got solid performances from Will Christiansen,...

 

Interior Dominance Leads Mountaineers Over Tornados - Brevard, NC

Bri Lanham scored a game-high 16 points and was one of five Berea players to top the double figure mark as the Mountaineers earned a 78-46 victory over Brevard College in women's basketball action at...

 

BC Drops Pair Of Road Games To Pfeiffer, Greensboro

Jevon Patton tallied 15 of his team-high 19 points in the second half as Pfeiffer posted an 82-74 victory over Brevard College in men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Merner Gym. The Tornados, who knocked down 15-of-25 (60 percent)...

 

In Brevard: New Manual Physical Therapy Clinic Opens

Marisa Merrill Bryson has wanted to work in health care since she was a young girl. Her first introduction to physical therapy happened when she tore her ACL and MCL knee ligaments during a college sk...

 

Picturing The Past: Cotton And Logging Mills Employed Many - Brevard, NC

The largest manufacturer near downtown Brevard in the early 1900s was Brevard Cotton Mill. The mill, located on Whitmire Street just west of the depot, was constructed in 1909. An article in the Sylva...

 

BC Music Students To Give Joint Recital This Sunday - Brevard, NC

Soprano Natalee Highman and tubist Stephen Healy will perform their junior recitals together on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m. in the Porter Center for Performing Arts. Both are music majors at Brevard...

 

New At The Library: Timing Is Crucial To Having Great Success

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Drake, Rebecca. “Just Between Us.” For Julie, Heather, Sarah, and Alison, life is near perfect in their suburban neighborhood, but each woman carries a dirty secret...

 

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