Articles from the February 28, 2019 edition

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Another Hero

I am writing in regards to your Vietnam Veterans article that is published every two weeks. I really enjoy reading about our soldiers that, to some have been forgotten but to others remain heroes. One of the heroes is my grandfather, Sgt. 1st Class...

 

Second Annual Songsmith Gathering Coming

Mountain Song Productions, LLC, will present the 2nd Annual Songsmith Gathering, Saturday, May 18, at Brevard Music Center. "Songsmith Gathering is being developed as the springtime version of...

 

Conserving Carolina Has Protected More Than 45,000 Acres

Conserving Carolina protected another 1,070 acres in 2018, bringing the total acreage that the land trust has helped protect to more than 45,000 acres. These protected lands are located in Transylvani...

 

Fellenbaum Excited About March POPS Concert

When James Fellenbaum, artistic director and conductor of the Brevard Philharmonic, stepped onto the Porter Center stage two Thursday mornings ago, he faced an audience of chattering fifth graders...

 

Negrón Initiates United Way Fireside Chats In Community

Louis Negrón, chief executive officer of United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) invites members of the community to his inaugural Fireside Chats in March. During three Wednesdays in March he will...

 

BMC Presents Violinist Sung, Pianist Kalhous

Brevard Music Center (BMC), in association with Brevard College in Brevard and Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra (HSO) in Hendersonville, has announced its program for March. "This month, we are...

 

Local Program Gets $400,000 Grant To Connect Workers With The Necessary Job Skills

Six local partnerships across North Carolina have won grants totaling almost $1.5 million to support efforts to connect people with the skills they need to get good-paying jobs, Gov. Roy Cooper announced. He made the announcement at the N.C....

 

Songs From The Road Band To Perform March 2

Songs From the Road Band will perform Saturday, March 2, at 8 p.m. at 185 King Street. Songs From The Road Band is comprised of Mark Schimick (mandolin), Sam Wharton (guitar), James Schlender (fiddle)...

 

Weaver Named Assistant Schools Supt.

Superintendent Jeff McDaris has named Dr. Brian Weaver as assistant superintendent for Transylvania County Schools. McDaris said that growing leaders in Transylvania County Schools (TCS) has always be...

 

Butcher To Speak To Art Guild

Popular landscape artist and workshop instructor Jane Todd Butcher will demonstrate her unusual techniques and style at the next Transylvania Arts Guild meeting, which will be held on Thursday, March 7, at 1 p.m. The meeting is open to the public...

 

Red Cross Reports Severe Shortage Of Type O Blood

The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors – as well as eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types – to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted this winter. Type O blood is...

 

Memoir Writing Sessions To Resume Thursday, March 14

The spring session of memoir writing classes at Silvermont, "Telling Our Stories: Memoir And Lifewriting," begins Thursday, March 14, from 1 until 3 p.m. and runs six weeks through April 25....

 

'Mad Hot Ballroom' Documentary To Kick Off Film Festival March 10

“Mad Hot Ballroom” kicks off The UUTC Inspirational Documentary Film Festival! on Sunday, March 10, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Transylvania County, which is located at 24 Varsity St. in downtown Brevard. “Mad Hot...

 

Library To Offer Ukulele Circle Every Second Thursday

Starting on March 14, the Transylvania County Library will be hosting a Ukulele Circle every second Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. led by staff members Laura Gardner and Heather Reedy. This...

 

Cedar Mountain News

Small Area Planning Committee The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from interested persons to serve on a Small Area Planning Committee. Applicants must be residents...

 

3M Sued By Veterans Over Military-Grade Earplugs

The Transylvania County Veterans Service Office has learned that a number of veterans have filed lawsuits against 3M Company of Minnesota because of defective earplugs sold to the U.S. military. The lawsuits allege that 3M Company designed the...

 

BRCC's Student Success Center Here To Help

At Blue Ridge Community College, the Student Success Center plays a central role in the academic climate. From tutoring to providing access to valuable resources, the Student Success Center oversees...

 

Educators Enhance Futures

Members and guests of the Gamma Upsilon Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met recently at College Walk to enjoy fellowship and enhance futures. Attendees brought their favorite dishes and enjoyed a shared epicurean feast hosted...

 

Ruth Jones Scholarships Are Available For Brevard And Rosman High School Students

Transylvania County high school seniors can now apply for the Ruth Jones Scholarships, which provide funding for higher education in the fields of health or environmental science. Two students, one from Brevard High School and one from Rosman High...

 

BRCC's Phi Theta Kappa Welcomes New Members

  Sixty-six students from Blue Ridge Community College were recently inducted into the Alpha Rho Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Blue Ridge Community College. “We are very proud of the accomplishments of these...

 

Connestee Falls News

Elimination Competition You don't have to be crazy to enter an outhouse race (maybe a little eccentric, though), but it certainly helps. To prove the point, a group of intrepid Connestee Falls...

 

Spring Sports Underway For Blue Devils, Tigers

With the winter sports season complete, area teams are quickly leaping into action and getting back outside for spring sports. Both Brevard and Rosman were set to open their baseball and softball schedules this week, but delays held up the season...

 

Tornado Cyclists Earn Spot On Academic All-Star List

Seven Brevard College Cycling student-athletes – Hannah Arensman, Carson Beckett, Tyler Clark, Dalton Collins, Hannah Dickson, Tyler Orschel and Nicole Rusden – have been named to USA Cycling’s fall class of Collegiate Academic All-Stars. In or...

 

Fifth Annual Get In Gear Fest Set For March 23 At Salvage Station

The Outdoor Gear Builders are kicking off the start of Spring with the 5th Annual Get In Gear Fest. The Annual Get in Gear Fest is the go-to Spring event for gathering the outdoor community that is the heart of Asheville and the surrounding region....

 

Lady Blue Devils Fall To Surry Central In Playoffs

The Brevard girls’ basketball team’s tremendous season came to an end Tuesday night, as the Lady Blue Devils lost in the first round of the 2A playoffs, 42-29, to Surry Central. Brevard managed to take a 9-8 lead over the Golden Eagles at the...

 

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