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Sheedy A Positive Force

Last Tuesday evening, approximately 50 people braved the snow covered roads and icy winds to surprise and thank Brian Sheedy as he leaves Brevard College cycling team’s head coaching position for a job in the private sector.... — Updated 2/10/2014


Ideas For Glen Cannon

A few comments on Mr. Bradford’s letter of Feb. 3. First: Low income housing development is a splendid idea. It will increase the local population, increase the number of schools required, increase the medical services required,... — Updated 2/10/2014


Chemical Spills

Last week a 48-inch storm water pipe from Duke Energy’s closed power plant at Eden broke, dumping more than 82,000 tons of coal ash into Dan River. It was not the first nor most serious spill along the eastern U.S. this year. In... — Updated 2/10/2014


New At The Library: Gates' Memoirs Look At Controversies

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Cook, Robin. “Cell.” The newest cell phone app has been released and it is changing lives everywhere, including radiology resident, George Wilson,... — Updated 2/10/2014


Bowl 4 Art 'Fun' Raiser For Arts Council Will Be March 3

The Transylvania Com-munity Arts Council will hold a “fun” raiser Monday, March 3, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Rockin’ Bowl. This event is being organized by Molly Jenkins, board member of the TC Arts Council, and Elda Brown an... — Updated 2/10/2014


BMC Volunteers Gear Up For 2014 Season

The Brevard Music Center Association (BMCA), the volunteer support group for the Brevard Music Center (BMC), is getting ready for the upcoming season which begins this year on June... — Updated 2/10/2014 Full story


BLT Presents 'A Murder Is Announced'

Brevard Little Theatre’s first production of the season is an Agatha Christie whodunit, featuring her beloved character, Miss Marple. When an announcement that a murder will take place on that very evening appears in the local... — Updated 2/10/2014


Jim Hardy To Discuss 'Henry David Thoreau - The Man Behind The Myths'

The Transylvania County Library’s Bag Lunch Arts Series continues Tuesday, Feb. 18, at noon in the Rogow Room of the Library with the presentation “Henry David Thoreau – The Man Behind the Myths” presented by Jim Hardy.... — Updated 2/10/2014


Community Choral Society Seeks Additional Singers

Every new concert, the Transylvania Choral Society (TCS) welcomes new singers to the group. TCS is in the third and final week of open enrollment this coming Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 7-8:30 p.m. Rehearsals are held at the... — Updated 2/10/2014


Library Hosts Daddy Daughter Date Night On Valentine's Day

A special Valentines Day program and an annual favorite will offer Dads and daughters a fancy night of fun together at the library. The library will roll out the red carpet once again for the third annual Daddy Daughter Date Night... — Updated 2/10/2014


Benefit To Help Abused Women

Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. V-Day Asheville will present a one-night only benefit reading of Eve Ensler's award winning play "The Vagina Monologues" at The Orange Peel. This production is a... — Updated 2/10/2014


Ramps Season Is Here With Festivals Planned

While attending the University of Tennessee, in the early ‘70s, I can remember seeing announcements for early spring ramps festivals in small mountain towns of eastern Tennessee. Born and raised in the Bronx, I had no idea what... — Updated 2/10/2014


United Way Collaborates To Provide Free Income Tax Assistance

United Way of Transyl-vania County encourages eligible residents to file their taxes for free. MyFreeTaxes provides free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance, both online and in-person, to eligible households... — Updated 2/10/2014


Asheville Regional Airport Jumps 7 Percent In Passenger Traffic In 2013

The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority reported a 7 percent increase in passenger traffic for the 2013 calendar year, which was the third highest number of annual passengers reported in the past decade. While traffic... — Updated 2/10/2014


Sweet Potato Commission Unveils New Promotion At Ingles Stores

In honor of Sweet Potato Month, the N.C. Sweet Potato Commission and N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are unveiling a new promotion at Ingles stores in western North Carolina in February. The promotion, 52 Ways... — Updated 2/10/2014


Meditation Workshop To Be Offered Feb. 25

Mary Margaret Camalo will conduct a six-week meditation workshop every Tuesday from Feb. 25 through April 1 at La Petite Spa & Wellness on the Rosman Highway. The time for the workshops is from 10-11 a.m. Camalo is a meditation... — Updated 2/10/2014


James McLeod Joins Fisher Realty's Brevard Office

James McLeod has joined the sales force at Fisher Realty. A 10-year resident of Brevard, McLeod is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in... — Updated 2/10/2014


Skillful Solutions Offers Team Building Activities

Skillful Solutions offers an extensive assortment team building activities and events. These activities can be custom designed for the specific needs of a group, and can be offered... — Updated 2/10/2014


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Regional Bound

These six members of the Brevard High School wrestling team qualified for regional competition thanks to their efforts at the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference wrestling... — Updated 2/10/2014


Sports Sign-Ups Slated

Transylvania County Girls Basketball Club Transylvania County Girls Basketball Club will hold an informational and sign-up meeting Sunday, Feb. 16, from 2-4 p.m. in the Rosman High School old gymnasium. For more information,... — Updated 2/10/2014

 By Michael Adelman    Sports

Six-Run Rally Lifts Tornados Over Montreat

The Brevard College baseball team pushed across six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead on their way to an 11-3 win over the Montreat College Cavaliers in the 20... — Updated 2/10/2014


Blue Devils Split With Knights

The Blue Devil boys’ basketball team built an early lead at North Henderson Friday night, then held off a furious Knights’ rally to win by two, 50-48. Brevard took a 9-3 lead in the first quarter and led 22-17 at the break.... — Updated 2/10/2014


Blue Devil David Shelton Signs Letter Of Intent

Signing day came and went Wednesday with one area athlete becoming the first to take his game to the next level. Brevard senior David Shelton signed to play football for Brevard... — Updated 2/10/2014


Ask Us Questions Answered

What’s with The Clock of Brevard restaurant? I heard they lost their lease and will have to move. Why? According to Kristie Cantrell, an employee with The Clock, the restaurant’s owners, who live in Greenville, are negotiating... — Updated 2/10/2014


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