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Picturing The Past: Pisgah Builders Supply Was Once A Local Icon

Pisgah Builders Supply, Inc. announced its formal opening in Pisgah Forest on Feb. 28, 1946. The business carried a wide range of supplies, including lumber, wall board, brick, cement, shingles,...

 

Savvy Senior: How To Save Money On Your Medication

Dear Savvy Senior, I take several medications for multiple health conditions and the prices keep going up, even with insurance. Can you recommend any tips that can help me save? Price-Gouged Patty Dear Patty, The rising cost of prescription drugs is...

 

New At The Library: Hunting The Tiger That Killed 436 People

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Johnston, Tim. “The Current.” On a freezing winter night in Minnesota, two young women are pulled from an icy river. One is dead, the other barely alive. After the...

 

Local Gallery To Host African Soul Crafts

African Soul Crafts will feature art and craft through the end of February at the Hollingsworth Gallery in downtown Brevard. Linni Skinner, of Brevard, is originally from Zimbabwe in Africa. She once...

 

Madison Murr Named 'Super Kid'

Brevard's Madison Murr and four other college students from across North Carolina, were named a "Super Kid" by the Super Kids Foundation in Raleigh. Her parents are Angie Lance and Chris Murr....

 

Everyday Education: Some Students Face Language Challenges

Take a moment and think back about a first day of school from your past. The feelings of excitement to see other students, worries about finding the right classrooms, nerves upon meeting your teachers for the first time, and wondering if you have...

 

PFE Announces Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Pisgah Forest Elementary School Honor Roll for the second quarter of 2018-19 school year. 4th Grade A Honor Roll James Brooks, Keaton Campbell, Aaron Cipriano, Canseco Contreraz, Abigail Dodd, Adeline...

 

Moving To Conservers To Host Seed Swap

With spring and warm weather just around the corner, it’s hard not to start planning this year’s garden, or even getting out and doing some early “spring cleaning.” Thrifty gardeners will be checking their seed supplies and perusing the...

 

News Of Organizations

Williamson Creek Precinct Democrats The annual precinct meeting for the Williamson Creek Democrats will be held on Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. at the Transylvania County Board of Elections located at 150 Gaston St. The public is invited to arrive at 9:30...

 

Library To Present Climate Stories NC Program Feb. 14

Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is celebrated by communicating our love and affection to partners, family and friends. We buy gifts, write poetry, plan romantic adventures, even orchestrate grand gestures to demonstrate our feelings for those we...

 

Kane Deshauteurs Commits To Tusculum Football

It's not easy being the son of a local gridiron legend, but as a senior defensive end on one of the best defensive units in the state, Kane Deshauteurs made a name all his own last fall and now hopes...

 

BC Women's Lacrosse Opens Season With 14-5 Victory

The Brevard College women's lacrosse team (1-0) won its season opener in impressive fashion with a 14-5 victory over visiting Brenau (0-1) on Saturday afternoon at Ives-Lemel Family Field. The...

 

Brevard's Pickford, Rosman's Ramey Qualify For State

The state finals begin Thursday and runs through Saturday in Greensboro....

 

Tornados' LAX Suffers First Loss To Birmingham Southern

The loss was the first of the season for the Tornados after starting the year 2-0....

 

Fifth Annual Transylvania Adventure Games Set For March 16

The fifth annual Transylvania Adventure Games (TAG) is set for Saturday, March 16, and registration is now open for those interested in participating in the 5K obstacle run. The event begins and ends on the Brevard Music Center campus. The 5K event...

 

Prep Hoops Wrapping Up, Conference Tourneys Up Next

The 2018-19 high school basketball season is quickly reaching its conclusion, with only a few weeks left until the playoffs begin. Both Brevard and Rosman only have one game left on their respective schedules. Last Friday, the Blue Devils split on...

 

Bollinger Sets Career 3-Point Record In Final Home Victory

In an impressive, record-breaking performance in the final home game of her career, Brevard College senior guard Annalee Bollinger exploded for 28 points, 23 of which came in the second half, to push Brevard over Pfeiffer by a final score of 67-63...

 

Late Rally Comes Up Short As Tornados Fall To Covenant

The Brevard College men’s basketball team (5-17, 2-13 USAS) fell to the leaders of the USA South Conference with a 79-67 defeat to Covenant (15-7, 14-1 USAS) on Friday night at Boshamer Gymnasium. The Tornados, who trailed by as many as 23 points,...

 

Tornados' Baseball Splits Doubleheader Against William Peace

The Brevard College Tornados Baseball team (2-1) split a Saturday doubleheader with William Peace (1-2) at the USA Baseball National Training Facility in Cary, N.C. Freshman LHP Matthew Scavotto (1-0, 0.00 ERA) pitched five scoreless innings in game...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Ron Severs, Marine Combat Engineer Trained For Trouble

"Fasten your seat belts and stay in your seats," said the stewardess on a chartered commercial flight from Okinawa to Danang, Vietnam. "We have to make a quick descent." It was 1969 as 18-year-old Ron...

 

MountainTrue Seeks To Map Whirling Disease With Innovative Technology

Whirling disease (Myxobolis cerebralis) is a parasite in the same phylum as jellyfish and is native to Eurasia. Whirling disease became infamous in North America after it harmed some of the continent'...

 

Free Turkey Hunting Seminars Offered

The N.C. Wildlife Re-sources Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation are offering 11 free turkey hunting seminars across the state in March. The seminars, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., are open on a first-come, first-served...

 

William Dallas Ball

William Dallas Ball, 89, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. He was born Feb. 12, 1929, in Madison County, N.C., to the late George Henry Ball and Rhoda James Ball. In addition to his parents, his...

 

Dorothy Louise Clague

Dorothy Louise Clague, 67, of Etowah, passed away Jan. 23, 2019, at Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. She was a daughter of Jerry Ruehle and the late Ruby Erwin Ruehle. She was a resident of Etowah for...

 

Martha Nell Corn

Martha Nell Corn, 82, native of Transylvania County and resident of Henderson County, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at Elizabeth House in Hendersonville. She was the daughter of the late...

 

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