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County Departments Lay Out Achievements, Goals - Brevard NC

(Editor’s Note: Earlier this month, the Transylvania Board of Commissioners began the budget preparation process by hearing from the departments that make up Transylvania County Government. About 75 percent of county services are mandated by the...

 

Reading Time

At 3:30 p.m., every Friday, young listeners can be taken to other worlds, when Highland Books' new owner, Amanda Mosser, sits down and puts on her storytime princess hat. Children of all ages can sit...

 

Students Take To The Mat At State Championship – Transylvania County NC

It was a frenzied crowd last week at the Greensboro Coliseum as thousands attended the NCHSAA individual state wrestling championships. The event lasted from Thursday through Saturday and attracted...

 

Wrestlers Prove Their Mettle At State Finals – Transylvania County NC

After three days of intense competition, several area wrestlers emerged as some of the best in the state during the NCHSAA Individual state championships last week. Transylvania County had nine repres...

 
 By Alex Webster    Arts    February 22, 2016

Wendy Jones Quartet To Play At Brevard College This Tuesday – Brevard NC

The Wendy Jones Quartet celebrates jazz icon Duke Ellington in its upcoming concert, "Romancing the Duke: A Tribute to Duke Ellington" Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Dunham Music Center's Ingram...

 

Hilarity Reigns In Little Theatre's 'KitchenWitches' – Brevard NC

The first offering of the Brevard Little Theatre 2016 season is the laugh-filled production of “The Kitchen Witches,” by Caroline Smith and is well worth your time. Skillfully directed by theatre veteran Al Edick and produced by Maureen Edick,...

 

Second Annual Winter Bash To Benefit Brevard Philharmonic – Brevard NC

As a “thank you” to any person who gives a tax deductible gift of $75, Brevard Philharmonic is hosting a Winter Bash that will cheer donors with food, libations and dancing to a live band Friday, March 4, from 7-10 p.m. at the Lumberyard Arts...

 

TC Arts To Offer 'Writing From The Heart' Workshops In March – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council will present a class entitled “Writing from the Heart” by western North Carolina author Bobbie Pell. This class will be offered on Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, from 10 a.m. until noon at the TC...

 

News Of Organizations

Brevard Rotary Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Rotary Club of Brevard will hear from Joe Castro, the executive director of Smart Start Transylvania. His talk will focus mostly on why investing in early...

 

CAN'd Aid Supports Conservation Leadership – Brevard Nc

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has announced a new partnership with the CAN’d Aid Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Oskar Blues Brewery. CAN’d Aid is providing a $10,000 grant to launch the new Appalachian Trail Conservation Leadership...

 

Spine Workshop Set For Feb. 25 At Silvermont Opportunity Center – Brevard NC

A Youthful Spine Workshop will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Silvermont Opportunity Center in Brevard. The cost is $10 drop-in or $8 for those who prepay. How much time do you spend on electronics and stay indoors compared to...

 

'Health Talk' Series Will Feature Dr. Glenn Ingram On Heart Health – Brevard NC

Each month in 2016, Food Matters Market hosts a free Health Talk program by area experts on current topics of interest — from the newest information on nutritional supplements to disease identification/prevention, to fitness tips and eating clean,...

 

Outbuildings Served Multiple Purposes

Farms in Transylvania County, both in the past and more recently, have been relatively small and general in nature. They may have a variety of livestock including cattle, chickens and pigs. Earlier...

 

The Power Of 'Yet' For Our Children

“Cain’t never could.” “Attitude is everything.” We have all heard these pearls of wisdom before, likely from a parent, teacher, or boss. I always believed them to be true, but years of research by Stanford University psychologist Carol...

 

RHS Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll – Rosman NC

The following students were named to Rosman High School’s Second Quarter Honor Roll: Ninth Grade A Honor Roll Jayden Brown, Joshua Chandler, Cannon Clark, Emilee Kitchen, Ragan McCall, Cray McCall, Avery Grace McNeely, Jenna Odom, Grace Owen,...

 

BC To Host High School Bands February 26 – Brevard NC

Friday, Feb. 26, Brevard College opens its doors to high school concert bands from across the region for the college’s first annual College Band Invitational. The student musicians will have a chance to perform in The Porter Center for Performing A...

 

Scholarships Available To Attend BRCC In 2016-17 – Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation scholarship applications for 2016-17 are available now on the college’s website at www.blueridge. edu/scholarships. Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation awards scholarships to 2016...

 

WCU Announces Dean's List

The following students from Transylvania County made the dean’s list at Western Carolina University for the fall semester: Juan M. Bautista of Brevard; Kayla E. Byrd of, Brevard; Peter W. Christiansen of Brevard; Grayson K. Compton of Brevard;...

 

Brevard College Falls To Catawba Despite Monster Game From Threatt – Brevard NC

Brevard was unable to pick up a victory in its final road contest of the year despite the fourth 30-point effort of the season from Demarcus Threatt. The junior guard played all 40 minutes in the 85-74 Catawba (11-15, 9-11 SAC) victory, connecting...

 

Rosman Tigers Advance To Basketball Playoffs – Rosman NC

The Rosman Tiger boys’ and girls’ basketball teams have at least one more game in their 2015-2016 seasons as both advanced to the NCHSAA playoffs. The Tigers, who finished the season 16-9, earned a 16 seed and will host 17 seed East Surry Tuesday...

 
 By Eli Sirota    Sports    February 22, 2016

Tornados Drop Final Road Game Of The Season To Catawba – Brevard NC

Brevard College’s women’s basketball team played its final road game of the season on Saturday afternoon at Catawba, losing to the hosts 66-50. With the loss Brevard drops to 1-23 overall and 0-20 in South Atlantic Conference play. Entering the...

 

Pisgah Wildlife Centers Announces Free Programs During March – Pisgah Forest NC

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering 14 outdoors programs in March at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Transylvania County. The events, which are free, are open on a first-come, first-serve basis and pre-registration is...

 

Three-Run Ninth Gives Mars Hill Series Victory – Brevard NC

Following a deflating 9-6 loss to Mars Hill in Game One, Tyler Luneke threw a three-hit complete-game masterpiece to lead Brevard to a 10-0 win and doubleheader split with visiting Mars Hill. Luneke earned the win for his first collegiate decision,...

 
 By Eli Sirota    Sports    February 22, 2016

Women's Lacrosse Wins Opener, Men's Team Loses In OT

Brevard College’s women’s lacrosse team began the 2016 season on Friday evening against North Greenville, besting the Crusaders in overtime 12-11. The victory marks the second-straight victory for the program and first time they have won their...

 
 By Eli Sirota    Sports    February 22, 2016

Queens Sweeps BC In Tennis – Brevard NC

Brevard College’s men’s tennis team hosted nationally-ranked Queens in a South Atlantic Conference tilt on Saturday afternoon, falling to the No. 46 team 8-1. With the loss, Brevard drops to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in SAC play. David Taggart posted B...

 

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