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New Conference Room To Honor Dr. Barbara Boerner

Last week, dozens of Dr. Barbara Boerner's former colleagues and students crowded into a newly renovated space adjacent to the dining room in Myers Hall at Brevard College. They were gathered to...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 4, 2019

County Considering New EMS Station

During a presentation, county staff showed a new EMS base station is needed because the current building is too small, has several structural and site issues, and is in a dangerous location. The EMS...

 

'Steel Magnolias' To Take Stage

Hendersonville Community Theatre presents Robert Harling's stage and screen classic "Steel Magnolias," March 8-17, on the theatre's main stage. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, and 2...

 

Everyday Education: Smart Start Prepares Children For School

When you mention the organization Smart Start to people, the reaction is often one of familiar confusion. The name sounds familiar. It reminds us of the federally funded child care program Head Start, an organization with whom Smart Start works but...

 

Making An Impact For BRCC Students

Blue Ridge Community College is awarding 500 scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000, to high school students who continue their education at BRCC. Students must be graduating from a Henderson or...

 

Learn To Play Bridge

A Beginning Bridge class will start on March 12 at the French Broad Community Center at 281 E. French Broad St. in Brevard. The two hour class will be held every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., every week, for eight weeks. Pre-registration...

 

Mixed Media

"Cypress Forest In Winter," will be part of Jane Todd Butcher's "Creative Landscape Painting in Mixed Media" presentation to the Transylvania Art Guild on Thursday, March 7, at the Transylvania Parks...

 

News Of Organizations

Parkinson's Support Group The Brevard Hendersonville Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Tuesday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. Our topic is “Anxiety: Calming the Anxious Mind,” presented by Joanne DeSarle, RN, ADN, Geriatric and Adult...

 

New At The Library: Mysteries Lead Way

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Castellani, Christopher. “Leading Men.” As Frank Merlo lies on his deathbed, he thinks back on a beautiful party he and Tennessee Williams attended a decade before. It...

 

Birth Announcement: Jameson Rayden Romesberg

J.R. Romesberg and Susan Mahala Romesberg, of Penrose, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jameson Rayden Romesberg, born Feb. 9, 2019, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. He weighed 5...

 

Mountain Skies: Wives And Hungry Husbands In The Winter Sky

The Stars The bright stars of the winter skies still dominate the evening. As mentioned last month, the central figure, Orion, the hunter, stands high in the south as the sun sets. Using the belt of Orion as a pointer, we can draw a line to the west...

 

BLT Sets Auditions Set For 'Stories From The Mothers Of The Brides'

Auditions for “Stories from the Mothers of the Brides,” (MOB), will be held at Brevard Little Theatre, 55 E. Jordan St. on Sunday, March 10, from 2-4 p.m. Join the existing ensemble of 24 actors, some experienced and some novices, performing in...

 

FUMC Hosts Chamber Music Concert On Friday

The Dead Eduards Chamber Society will be performing a concert of chamber music on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Brevard. The group features Andrea Pettigrew, violin, Jim Lestock, cello, Brian Seaton, oboe, and Vance...

 

Free Mental Health Seminar To Be Held On March 14

Silvermont Opportunity Center is partnering with Vaya Health in Asheville to provide free seminars to Transylvania County residents. The monthly seminars will be led by a member of Vaya’s Geriatric and Adult Specialty Team, which travels...

 

United Way Repeats Commitment To MyFreeTaxes.com

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) announced the launch of this tax season's www.MyFreeTaxes.com site. This marks the 10th year that United Way and H&R Block have partnered to provide free tax...

 

Daisy Burch Blythe

Daisy Burch Blythe, 81, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. She was the daughter of the late C.H. and Elizabeth Coleman Burch. Her husband, Carl E. Blythe and son, James E....

 

Rebekah "Becky" Leonard Gentry

Rebekah Leonard Gentry, "Nana," 68, of Bogata, Texas, Red River County, passed away Jan. 15, 2019, at her home. Born Aug. 8, 1950, in Greenville, S.C., she is predeceased by her parents, William and...

 

Jewell Owen McCall

Jewell Owen McCall, 92, of Brevard passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.       She was the daughter of the late Julius and Florence McCall Owen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray V....

 

John Wiley Pierce

John Wiley Pierce, 74, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. He was born Sept. 8, 1944, in Weldon, N.C. to the late Bixby and Marjorie Dixon Pierce. He was a veteran of the United States...

 

Betty Jean Teague

Betty Jean Teague, 91, died at Kingsbridge House in Brevard, Feb. 21, 2019. Born Aug. 16, 1927, she was adopted in Charlotte, N.C. at the Junior League Baby Home by Odilon Duclos and Maggie McCall...

 

Jameson Adair Courtine

Jameson Adair Courtine, 9, of Pisgah Forest, a third grade student at Brevard Elementary School, passed away at home after a sudden illness Feb. 27, 2019. Born Sept. 6, 2009, in Raleigh, he was the loving and much-loved son of Dan and Erica...

 

Paul Richard Pierson

Paul Richard Pierson, 73, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. He was born Aug. 2, 1945, to the late Charlie and Beulah Pierson. One sister, Irene Hughey, and two nephews, Thomas Green and Lamar Green, preceded him in...

 

Hugh Herbert Taylor

Hugh Herbert Taylor, 81, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. He was the son of the late Casper and Freda Beattie. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Doris Billings, and two grandsons, Christopher and Brian. Survivors include...

 

McCoy Gets Complete Game Victory In Tornados' Debut

The Brevard College softball team (3-4) split a doubleheader with Methodist (4-8) on Saturday afternoon at Ives-Lemel Field. The Tornados rebounded with an impressive 5-1 win after dropping game one...

 
 By Joseph Marvin    Sports    March 4, 2019

Bishops Sweep Tornados On Diamond

The Brevard College Tornados baseball team (3-9, 0-5 USAS) fell in a Saturday afternoon doubleheader against the Battling Bishops of N.C. Wesleyan (7-3, 3-2 USAS) at Big League Camp in Marion, N.C. The Battling Bishops used high-octane offensive...

 

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