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BC Banff Mountain Film Festival Set For March 18-19

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will return to Brevard College's Porter Center for Performing Arts Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19. The two-day event, presented by Brevard College's Outing Club and Cycling Team, will feature the...

 

Bluewood Gallery To Hold Opening Reception Feb. 18

Bluewood Gallery in Brevard will host an opening reception to celebrate the new gallery formed by the January merger of Bluewood Gallery and Mountain Heart Photography Gallery. The reception will be...

 

Collge To Present ‘Lysistrata — The Sex Strike' Comedy

The Department of Theatre Studies at Brevard College will present an adaptation of Aristophanes' ancient Greek comedy "Lysistrata" this month. "Lysistrata â€" the sex strike," by Germaine Greer and...

 

News Of Organizations

Republicans The next Republican Club meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 19, at 8:30 a.m. at Hawg Wild Bar-B-Que in Pisgah Forest. The cost of breakfast is $8. Guest speaker will be Carolyn Smith, director of bands at Rosman High School. She...

 

Births In Transylvania

Andrew Patrick Bailey Patrick and Amber Bailey of Penrose are proud to announce the birth of their son, Andrew Patrick Bailey, born Jan. 3, 2011, at Mission Hospitals in Asheville. He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. His maternal grandparents are Nancy...

 

Riddle/McCall Engagement Announced

Courtney Diana Riddle, of Brevard and Michael Logan McCall, of Penrose, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Pam and Ernie Riddle of Brevard. She is a 2008...

 

Meineke Closes Doors

The Meineke Car Care and Econo Lube shop in Pisgah Forest owned by the Boyd family, operators of Boyd Chevrolet Cadillac Buick in Hendersonville, has closed its doors. Also closed is a U Haul operation on the property. Les Boyd, president of the...

 

New Elections Director Named

The Transylvania County Board of Elections has announced the hiring of Karen Brinson to replace current office director Judy Mathews, who retires in April. Brinson, who starts her new job in March, co...

 

Popular Forest Road Closed, Under Repair

Road slides and washouts have damaged many forest service roads in the Pisgah National Forest, prompting officials to close them until repairs can be completed. Forest Service Road 475, otherwise know...

 

School Board Talks Policy

Drugs, cyber bullying and cell phones were highlighted during a discussion recently by local school officials about the system's suspension policy. The Board of Education discussed the policy during its annual retreat. Superintendent Jeff McDaris...

 

Bob, Millie: A Valentine's Day Story

Shortly after leaving the Navy in 1946, Bob Wilkinson was invited to a dinner at a Methodist Church near his home. Millie, his future wife, was one of three female students from Glassboro State...

 

Gene Baker Brings Local History To Light

Gene Baker of Brevard has a deep appreciation for history, and he comes by it naturally. Baker is a descendant of the Gillespie family, which is associated with the Gillespie rifles that were...

 

Evelyn M. Orr

Evelyn M. Orr, 88, of Fletcher, formerly of Etowah, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Universal HealthCare in Fletcher. The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in...

 

Emmett K. "Colonel" Taylor Jr.

Emmett K. "Colonel" Taylor Jr., 77, of Pisgah Forest, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He was born on April 6, 1933 to the late Emmet K. and Lillian Dunn Tayl...

 

Eleanor R. King Dixon

Eleanor R. King Dixon of Brevard died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. A gathering of friends for Mrs. Dixon will be held at Moore Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, for one hour beginning at 1 p.m....

 

James Alsing

James Alsing, of Brevard, passed away peacefully surrounded by all those who loved him dearly on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. He was born on Nov. 3, 1926, and for the last week fought bravely for his life. During his life, he touched many souls and his...

 

Robert "Bob" Reeves Hyatt

Robert "Bob" Reeves Hyatt, 76, husband of Madge Carol Guffey Hyatt, of Rutherfordton, N.C., died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Willow Ridge Nursing Center. A native of Swain County, he was the son of...

 

Tornados Storm To Victory Over Catawba 90-75

By Seth Montgomery BC Sports Information Josh Jordan recorded his fourth double-double of the season and Josh Roper added 27 points as Brevard played arguably their most complete game of the year, rec...

 

Two Tigers Win Conference Wrestling Titles

A pair of Rosman wrestlers, both familiar to Tiger fans, won league championships at the Smoky Mountain Conference tournament on Feb. 5. Seniors Justin Whitman won in the 112-pound class and T. James Henderson won in the 171-pound class. Whitman...

 

Lady Devils Lose Heartbreaker In Double OT

The Lady Blue Devils lost a heartbreaker in double overtime, 78-75, to Pisgah in their regular season finale in Canton Thursday night. Senior superstar Shonese Jones scored her 2,000th point with a...

 

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