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William Ryan Gregory

William Ryan Gregory, 52, of Murrells Inlet, S.C., formerly of Brevard, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at MUSC after losing his battle with lung cancer. Heaven gained a special angel. Born in Mooresville, N.C., he was a son of... — Updated 2/7/2017


Dr. Benjamin Moseley (Mo) Waite

Dr. Benjamin Moseley (Mo) Waite, 80, a native of western North Carolina, died Feb. 3, 2017. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Helen; his daughters, Noni Waite-Kucera (Greg) and... — Updated 2/7/2017


2017 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

Protecting nature is critical to keeping our planet thriving for future generations. What better way to do that than by engaging youth to put their imaginative skills to work for... — Updated 2/6/2017


Transylvania Wildlife Program To Discuss Wildlife Photography – Brevard NC

The "Transylvania County Wildlife" series continues in the Transylvania County Library Rogow Room at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9. This week's presentation will focus on using... — Updated 2/6/2017

 By Josh Kelly    Outdoors

Guest Column: Public Land Is A Priceless Legacy

Many Americans are concerned about the fate of our national forests, national parks, and wildlife refuges. Thanks to this paper's coverage and an excellent letter to the editor by... — Updated 2/6/2017

 By Tristan Cowie    Outdoors

End Of Cyclocross Season Recap – Brevard NC

After traveling thousands of miles, the cyclocross season is done and dusted. The bikes are washed, tuned, and put away and my sights are set on plans for 2017. This year's goal... — Updated 2/6/2017


Tornados Split With Queens In Road SAC Hoops Battle – Brevard NC

Brevard College split a pair of road games Saturday against Queens with the men's team falling 72-50 and the women's team picking up a 58-49 win. Last Wednesday, the Tornados were... — Updated 2/6/2017


Tornados Start Season 1-3 After Weekend Stint Against King – Brevard NC

The Brevard College baseball team got their season underway this weekend with a pair of double-headers against King College. King swept the Tornados by scores of 12-2 and 12-6 on... — Updated 2/6/2017

 By Joseph Swanson    Sports

Tornados Torch The Hawks In Lacrosse Home Opener – Brevard NC

The Brevard College men's lacrosse team (1-0) had a dominating performance to open up the 2017 season against Shorter University (0-1). The Tornados finished with a 23-4 victory in... — Updated 2/6/2017

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

North Scores 47 In Second Half, Rolls To 78-44 Victory – Brevard NC

It took a while to get going, but once the North Henderson offense found its rhythm, they couldn't be stopped. The Knights outscored the Brevard Blue Devils by 20 points in the... — Updated 2/6/2017

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Knights Steal One In Heartbreaker Over Lady Devils – Brevard NC

The Brevard Lady Blue Devils will certainly feel they let one slip away Friday night as they were outscored 12-1 by North Henderson over the final eight minutes as the Lady Knights... — Updated 2/6/2017


Brevard Music Center Supports UWTC Donors – Brevard NC

Brevard Music Center (BMC) has a special way to live united. BMC and United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) put together a reward plan for Transylvania County School System educators who are United Way donors. BMC will provide... — Updated 2/6/2017


Beulah May Zachary Worked In Early TV

Beulah May Zachary was born in Brevard to Beulah McMinn and Woodford William Zachary on Aug. 13, 1911. She was the youngest of four children and her father died when she was just... — Updated 2/6/2017

 By Karen Cole    Arts

College Receives New Podium

Stepping up to the podium took on a whole new meaning to Dr. Eric Peterson, director of Bands at Brevard College, when he accepted delivery of an upscale custom-crafted conductor’s podium designed and constructed by Bob Cole of... — Updated 2/6/2017


Adams And Galloway Revive Early Country At 185 King St. – Brevard NC

Ray Adams and Elizabeth Galloway will bring early country classics to life at 185 King St. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. Their performance will feature a wide variety of early... — Updated 2/6/2017


'Pretty Little World' Begins To Fall Apart

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Bitto, Emily. “The Strays.” To Lily, the Trentham family is so much more interesting than her working-class, boring family. The Trenthams are... — Updated 2/6/2017


Highland Books Hosts Discussion On Homeless – Brevard NC

The problems of homelessness or those problems experienced by folks at risk for homelessness are present in virtually every community in the USA. Such problems are experienced in rural communities, including many in western North... — Updated 2/6/2017


Folk Art Exhibition To Open At TC Arts Feb. 10 – Brevard NC

"Our style of Folk Art is an homage to our ancestors who had to "make do" with what they had on hand and through our art we are attempting to breathe life back into a "throw away"... — Updated 2/6/2017


Brevard College To Stage 'There Is A War' – Brevard NC

Brevard College Theatre presents the United States premiere of “There Is A War” by Tom Basden. The show will run in The Porter Center for Performing Arts’ black box theatre, the Morrison Playhouse, Feb. 9 –11 at 7 p.m. and... — Updated 2/6/2017


Remus Leroy Roper

Remus Leroy Roper, 75, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. A native of Pickens County, S.C., he was the son of the late Remus Gilland and Clara Lee Ellen Johnson Roper. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded... — Updated 2/6/2017


Paul Kimball Higby

Paul Kimball Higby, 92, of Lexington, Ky., and formerly of Connestee Falls, in Brevard, and Saginaw, Mich., died Feb. 4, 2017, after a short illness. He was born Nov. 3, 1924, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to the late Warren J. Higby... — Updated 2/6/2017


Gaye McCoy Willix

Gaye McCoy Willix, 77, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, with her loving family by her side. She was the daughter of the late Lyle and Elsie Miller McCoy. She was preceded in death by an... — Updated 2/6/2017


Douglas Richard (Dick) Queen

Douglas Richard (Dick) Queen, 71, of Pisgah Forest, went to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. He entered the gates of heaven surrounded by the family he loved so much and who loved him beyond measure. He was the son of the lat... — Updated 2/6/2017


Arizona Jim Plemmons Jr.

Arizona "Jim" Plemmons Jr., 92, of Asheville, went to be with his Lord Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at his home. A native and lifelong resident of Buncombe County, he retired in 1981... — Updated 2/6/2017


Wayne Gilbert Hunter

Wayne G. Hunter, 70, of Grover, N.C., passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at his home. A native of Brevard, he was born Sept. 1, 1946. He was preceded in death by his parents,... — Updated 2/6/2017


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