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Col. Bruce Hampton To Headline Weekend Shows – Brevard NC

Col. Bruce Hampton will perform with the Jeff Sipe Trio Saturday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. 185 King Street in Brevard. Two-time Grammy nominee Sipe brings together Mike Seal on guitar and Taylor Lee on bass...

 

World-renowned Photographer Platon To Speak March 12 – Brevard NC

Gifted storyteller and world-renowned portrait photographer Platon will be the spring 2015 J. R. McDowell Speaker, sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation in partnership with Brevard C...

 

Mountain Roots, Inc. Announces Spring Pottery Classes At TC Arts – Brevard NC

Mountain Roots, Inc. and the Transylvania Community Arts Council have partnered to offer pottery classes for youth and adults for the spring season. Tammy Hopkins, executive director at TC Arts said,...

 

CMLC To Host Headwaters State Forest Presentation Feb. 26 – Transylvania County NC

Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) Thursday, Feb. 26, for a presentation featuring the Headwaters State Forest. Learn how the 8,000-acre conservation project at the East Fork Headwaters got its start, the history of the property, and how...

 

State Education Official Makes A Visit To Brevard Academy – Brevard NC

Due to financial improprieties and other problems at various charter schools throughout the state, the division of charter schools within the state Department of Public Instruction has begun visiting charter schools throughout the state. The...

 

Habitat Begins Work On 57th Home – Brevard NC

Transylvania Habitat for Humanity has started home number 57 in the county and will be looking for qualified families interested in becoming new homeowners. This new home is in the Oscar Chapel area...

 

C.A.R.E. Members Learned New Drug Strategies At National Meeting – Transylvania County NC

Representatives from Transylvania County’s C.A.R.E. (Community Awareness Recovery Effort) Coalition spent last week in the Washington, D.C. area to join more than 2,500 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from throughout the...

 

Prescribed Burn Planned For Pisgah – Pisgah Forest NC

The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn by mid-April in the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest. The Pisgah Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest is planning a 1,000-acre prescribed burn in the Bear Pen area....

 

Michael Frank Duckworth

Michael Frank Duckworth, 31, of Brevard, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, as a result of an automobile accident. Born June 18, 1983 at the Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, Calif., he is the son of Frank...

 

Alma Ricker Owenby

Alma Ricker Owenby, 93, died Feb. 8, 2015, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. A native of Hot Springs and resident of Transylvania County since 1940, she was the daughter of the late Adley Ricker and Fannie Lawson Ricker. In addition to...

 

William "Bill" Lyday Osteen

William “Bill” Lyday Osteen, 86, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. He was the son of the late Thomas Zachary and Sallie Owens Osteen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Tom, Joe and Phillip...

 

Joyce Elaine Powell Reese

Joyce Elaine Powell Reese, 65, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Roman and Ressie Whitmire Powell. She was a member of East Fork Baptist Church. She...

 

Elsie June Ryan

Elsie June Ryan, 91, of Babson Park, Fla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at the Good Shephard Sommers Hospice facility in Sebring, Fla. following a period of illness. Born April 27, 1923, in Sco...

 

Josie Thomas Snipes

Josie Thomas Snipes, 87, of Rock Hill, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Westminster Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel in Rockhill, with burial at Grandview Mem...

 

Students Earn Places On County Honor Rolls – Transylvania County NC

Pisgah Forest Elementary The following students were named to the Pisgah Forest Elementary School Honor Roll for the second quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. Third Grade A Honor Roll Ellen Cabin, Kinslee Clark, Jack Dinsdale, Austin Dodd, Maddie...

 

Transylvania Students Earn District Band Seats – Transylvania County NC

The students listed below earned seats during auditions for the Western District Bands, held at Tuscola High School on Jan. 22 (high school) and Jan. 24 (middle school). Western District Band winners...

 

Tornado Women Make It Four In A Row – Brevard NC

The Brevard College women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to four games by defeating Converse, 66-54, in non-conference action on Monday night in the Sally Abney Rose Complex. The Tornados matched their longest winning streak since th...

 

Tornados Win In Lacrosse Opener – Brevard NC

The Brevard College men’s lacrosse team won its season opener on the road against Shorter University, 10-6, at Ben Brady Field on Tuesday afternoon in a non-conference tilt. Matthew Dropuljic led the Tornados (1-0) with three goals while dishing...

 

Sporting Sign-Ups Scheduled Soon – Transylvania County NC

Youth And Adult Volleyball Sign-ups are underway for volleyball programs sponsored by Transylvania County Parks and Recreation. Spring Girls Youth Volleyball sign-ups began Jan. 26 and will run through Feb. 27. League plan runs from March 3 until...

 

BC's Madison Lenox Named To Academic All-America Team – Brevard NC

Sophomore guard Madison Lenox of the Brevard College women's basketball team has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District team, making her the second student-athlete at Brevard College...

 

Williams Honored For Play – Brevard NC

Katie Williams has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week, as she helped guide the Tornados to a 2-0 week. The junior guard began the week with a 24 point performance during an 80-63 win over Mars Hill on Wednesday befo...

 

Emily Josephine Owen Rhinehart

Emily Josephine Owen Rhinehart, 82, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. She was known by her friends as “Betty.” A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Louise Landreth Owen and was the...

 

Winter Storm Warning In Effect From 7a.m. Monday To 7a.m. EST Tuesday.

Locations: The central and southern Mountains of North Carolina, the South Carolina Mountains. Hazards: heavy ice accumulation along with light accumulations of snow and sleet. Timing: precipitation is expected to develop across the area shortly... Full story

 

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