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 By Joseph Marvin    Sports    March 18, 2019

BC Men's Lacrosse Hammers Methodist 17-7

The Brevard College Tornados men’s lacrosse team (3-4, 1-1 USAS) secured its first USA South Conference victory of 2019 with a 17-7 victory over the Methodist Monarchs (5-4, 1-1 USAS) on Saturday afternoon in Fayetteville. The Tornados used an...

 

Helfried Paa

Helfried Paa, 68, of Pisgah Forest, passed away peacefully at his home, March 8, 2019, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Bunny Paa, of Pisgah Forest; mother-in-law,...

 

Jerry Samuel Bishop

Jerry Samuel Bishop, 84, of Asheville, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019, at Mission Hospital. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Annie O. Bishop. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Patterson Bishop. He...

 

Jeanne Simons

Jeanne Simons, 65, of Brevard, passed away March 13, 2019. A native of Middlesex County, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Normann and Janet Rolfe Dyremose. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph...

 

Savvy Senior: How To Choose A Good Home Stair Lift

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good stair lift companies? I have a difficult time getting up and down the stairs anymore and am interested in purchasing a stair lift for my house but could use some help choosing one. Arthritic Ann Dear...

 

BLT's 'Dancing With Our Stars' Is Saturday

Brevard Little Theatre (BLT) will present its 12th annual "Dancing With Our Stars" (DWOS) on Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at 55 E. Jordan St. This event is an annual fundraiser for BLT with the money...

 

Haywood Electric To Turn Off Power For A Few Hours

Beginning this Saturday night at 10 p.m. through Sunday, at around 5 a.m., about 5,400 Haywood Electric Membership Corporation (HEMC) members will be without electricity in Transylvania County, as well as another 25 members on Owen Mountain in...

 

Brevard FFA To Host Southern Gospel Concert On April 6

On April 6, the Brevard High School FFA Chapter will be having their 3rd annual Southern Gospel Concert at the Brevard High School Auditorium at 6 p.m. This year, Isaacs Well and The Sound will be performing. Tickets will be $10 a person and...

 

Chamber Planning Candidate Forum For Tuesday, Sept. 17

A candidate forum organized by the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce will take place this year on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Transylvania County Library Rogow Room. The chamber wants to give as much early notice as possible of the date of this...

 

Red Cross Announces Local Blood Drives

The Red Cross will be holding blood drives during the month of March at the following times and places in Transylvania County: •Thursday, March 21, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Transylvania Regional Hospital, Carlson Confer-ence Room, located at...

 

Moving To Conservers To Host Food Scrap Symposium March 30

As part of its continuing efforts to promote conservation and community resiliency, Moving to Conservers will hold a “Food Scrap Symposium” at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 30, at Just Ripe Farm at 1200 Old Hendersonville Highway in Brevard. The...

 

Everyday Education: 'Promise' Fulfilled For Students, Community

Lunch at Rosman High School has just finished and students are milling around the fabrication classroom. One young woman is asking a friend about the position of the antlers on a metal sculpture of a...

 

GALs Help Children In Need

In March of each year, the Brevard American Association of University Women (AAUW) celebrates Women's History Month by honoring local women who exemplify the national theme for this event. In 2019, th...

 

News Of Organizations

Pisgah Forest Rotary For March, the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club’s speaker chair is Heather Christensen and the Rotary International theme for the month is water and sanitation. For the March 20 meeting, the guest speaker will be Jeff Storey,...

 

Gallery To Exhibit 'Beloved Black Bears'

Blue Moon Gallery will feature selected works from Hendersonville photographers, April Johnson and Jeff Miller, in an exhibit titled, "Beloved Black Bears." The exhibit will run through May 31. Rob...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 18, 2019

Pilot Escapes Serious Injury In Crash

A pilot escaped with minor injuries last Wednesday after his plane skidded off the runway at Transylvania County Airport. The Little River Volunteer Fire Department and other local emergency services responded to a plane accident at 6 p.m. near the...

 

White Squirrel Photo Contest Seeks Entries

It's finally springtime and all your backyard white critters are scampering about. If you're able to catch them in some of their high flying acts or their persistent appearance at what you call a...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 18, 2019

County Seeking Workforce Housing Proposals

The county is seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) from companies to build workforce housing on property behind the animal shelter in Rosman. The county Board of Commissioners approved the move last week during its regular meeting. The 25-acre...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 18, 2019

Academy Approves 172-Day School Calendar

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors unanimously approved a 172-day school calendar for the 2019-20 school year at its monthly meeting last Wednesday evening. School Director Ted Duncan presented two calendars: one...

 

What's New At The Library: Raina Forced To Taste Hitler's Food For Poison

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Lalli, Sonya “The Matchmaker’s List.” Raina has always been independent and her Nani has supported her, so when it’s time for Raina’s family to choose her...

 

Library To Host Puzzle Competition

Building on the popularity of the community jigsaw puzzle, the Transylvania County Library has announced its first puzzle competition. Community members are invited to gather a team of two-four people to test their speed and recognition of shapes...

 

Al Platt Recognized As Main Street Champion

Brevard’s Al Platt was recognized Thursday as a N.C. Main Street Champion for his commitment to downtown improvements and strong communities during a ceremony in Salisbury . Forty-three “Cham-pions,” including, Platt, the owner of Platt...

 

Four Brevard College Seniors To Exhibit Work On March 29

Four Brevard College art majors demonstrate the threshold of art using painting, photography, digital media and sculpture at this year's annual Senior Art Exhibition. "Art We Artists Yet?" opens...

 

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