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 By Katie Rogers    Sports

Tornado Track And Field Opens 2014 Season At Tiger Relays – Brevard NC

The Brevard College track and field team opened its outdoor season at the Savannah State University Tiger Relays last weekend. The Tornado women’s distance medley team of Heidi Kaartinen, China Davis, Ashley Lowe and Madison... — Updated 3/12/2014

 By Paul Morgan    Sports

BC Slowly Rebuilding Its Track Program – Brevard NC

Brevard College Track Coach Adam Malloy is a man on a mission. He's determined to move beyond the school's well-established presence in cross-country and to expand the program into... — Updated 3/12/2014


Blue Devil Tennis Title Hopes Are High – Brevard NC

Perhaps no team in western North Carolina - certainly no tennis team - has enjoyed the success Brevard High School has experienced. In 14 years under the tutelage of Mike... — Updated 3/12/2014


Lady Devils End Match In 0-0 Tie With Highlands – Brevard NC

Defense is often a hallmark in a 0-0 tie on the soccer field, and Monday night's match between Brevard and visiting Highlands was no exception. This early in the season squads are... — Updated 3/12/2014


Tiger Baseball Wins 16-10 Slug-Fest Over Murphy – Rosman NC

The Rosman Tigers rallied from a deficits of 7-3 and 10-6 to defeat Murphy Tuesday afternoon in Smoky Mountain Conference baseball action. Rosman took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Josh Rice and Dillon Zachary were each hit... — Updated 3/12/2014


Lady Blue Devils Rally To Win 9-3 Over Polk – Brevard NC

The Lady Blue Devils rallied from a 3-1 deficit to defeat visiting Polk County 9-3 in softball action Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Wolverines touched Brevard starter Casey Gilbert fo... — Updated 3/12/2014


Transylvanians In College

UNC Chapel Hill During the fall semester, 6,540 University of North Carolina students were recognized for outstanding academic achievement through their selection for the Dean’s List. Dean’s list recognition requires full-time... — Updated 3/12/2014 Full story


Local Students Going To Denmark

A group of Brevard High School students is going to Denmark for a spring break trip. Sixteen students and four adults will be going to Hobro, Denmark, as part of an exchange program that began last year when a group of Danish... — Updated 3/12/2014 Full story


Marketing For Creative Businesses Seminar Planned – Brevard NC

Aaron Wesley Means and Joan VanOrman will present “Marketing for Creative Businesses” on Tuesday, March 18 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the Brevard Conference Center. The seminar is designed to offer businesses practical marketing... — Updated 3/12/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    Business

Pescado's Restaurant Under New Ownership – Brevard NC

Whether they love the salsa bar, the steak quesadilla or the famous fish burrito, for many local residents Wednesday meant the end of a culinary hiatus as one of Brevard's more... — Updated 3/12/2014


Stumbling From Behind

In his vacuous response to the Russian takeover of Crimea, President Obama has demonstrated once again that he is little more than an empty suit, especially with regard to foreign policy. If his detachment from reality weren’t... — Updated 3/12/2014


Check Out ACA Enrollment

You owe it to your family, yourself and your community! Whatever you’ve heard, you ought to at least know what the Affordable Care Act might mean for you. It takes less than 30 minutes to “window shop” the available plans... — Updated 3/12/2014


Scofflaw Drivers III

Yogi Berra (New York Yankee catcher) was once quoted as saying, “It’s like deja vu all over again.” I don’t recall what it was in reference to, but it is an apt phrase for this letter. As usual, I am writing about Brevard... — Updated 3/12/2014


The Harsh Realities

There are thousands of things that are wonderful about Transylvania County – the natural beauty, the educational opportunities, outdoor recreation, good medical care, friendly and helpful people, etc. The list would be quite... — Updated 3/12/2014


Claire Waller To Discuss Photographing Rescued Dogs – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Library’s Bag Lunch Arts Series continues Tuesday, March 18, at noon in the Rogow Room of the library with the photo essay presentation “Rescue Me: Photographing the Joy of the Rescued” presented by... — Updated 3/12/2014


Transylvania Native To Open Arts Store In Rosman March 15 – Rosman NC

Transylvania County native Ammie Orr is opening Shades of Appalachia, an art studio. The original concept for Shades of Appalachia reflects the heritage of her county ancestors and the colors of the surrounding environment. “I... — Updated 3/12/2014


Johnny Neel To Play In Brevard – Brevard NC

Johnny Neel, formerly of The Allman Brothers, will perform at 185 King Street in Brevard Friday, March 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Tickets... — Updated 3/12/2014


BC Hosts Juried Student Art Show Opening March 14 – Brevard NC

The Brevard College Art Department will host an opening reception for its juried student art exhibition Friday, March 14. The opening reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Brevard College’s Spiers Gallery in the... — Updated 3/12/2014


Jugglers, Acrobats To Join Brevard Philharmonic – Brevard NC

An orchestra concert provides plenty to watch – the strings intensely bowing, the brass players rising to shine, the bold moves of the percussionists and the conductor guiding... — Updated 3/12/2014


BC Students Present Junior Voice Recital This Sunday – Brevard NC

Three Brevard College music majors will present a combined junior recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 16 in the Porter Center for Performing Arts. The students include sopranos Rachel Anthony and Katie Smathers, students of Dr.... — Updated 3/12/2014


Local Author Publishes Unique Reference Book

The 257-page “Supple-ment To Connecticut Rocks!” has just been published by author Paul Bezanker. This book updates and complements Bezanker’s 444-page book, “Connecticut Rocks! The History of Connecticut Rock ‘N... — Updated 3/12/2014


Brevard Moose Lodge To Host Karaoke Contest – Brevard NC

The Brevard Moose Lodge, located on Fisher Road, will host a karaoke contest fundraiser for three weekends in March with the finals the first weekend in April. The grand prize winner will receive $100. Registration for the contest... — Updated 3/12/2014


Special Olympics Basketball Teams Win Medals In Charlotte Tournament – Brevard NC

The local Special Olympics basketball teams travelled to Charlotte for the state basketball tournament Saturday, March 8. The Transylvania Team consists of two 3-on-3 teams and a te... — Updated 3/12/2014


BRCC Launches New Phlebotomy Program – Brevard NC

Beginning August 2014, Blue Ridge Community College will launch a new continuing education program in phlebotomy. The program will be offered during the day on the Henderson County campus and in the evening on the Transylvania... — Updated 3/12/2014


News of Organizations

Ikenobo Ikebana The Ikenobo Ikebana Society, Blue Ridge Chapter, will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, March 20, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at First Congregational Church of Hendersonville, 1735 Fifth Avenue West in... — Updated 3/12/2014


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