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 By Gary Peeples    Outdoors    April 2, 2018

Endangered Mussel Making Comeback In French Broad

In 1834, a freshwater mussel collected near the convergence of the Swannanoa and French Broad Rivers was recognized as a new species– the Appalachian elktoe. Eighty years later, Carnegie Museum...

 

Bike Trail Report

Weekly Trail Report •The following gravel forest service roads are closed: 477, 1206 and Turkey Pen Rd •Tree down on Trace Ridge trail •Trees down on Vineyard Gap trail •Trees down on Bradley Creek trail •Trees down on Clawhammer Cove...

 

At Grove Park Inn: Local Honor Guard Performs Flag Ceremony

On Tuesday, March 27, the Transylvania County Honor Guard provided flag services for the opening ceremony of the North Carolina Airports Assoc-iation (NCAA) annual conference at the Grove Park Inn in...

 

New Class To Benefit Local Veterans With Diabetes Risk

The Transylvania County Public Health Department has a diabetes prevention program that can help veterans make lifestyle changes that will help prevent type 2 diabetes. The program consists of group classes (starting May 17, 2018) and individual...

 

Activities Abound During National Library Week

The Transylvania County Library will celebrate National Library Week 2018 with a variety of programs. Author Paul Bogard will be the speaker for the 2018 National Library Week event on Monday, April...

 
 By Shannon Summitt    Arts    April 2, 2018

BC Theatre Seniors Present Capstone Projects April 7

Four Brevard College theatre seniors will present their capstone projects on April 7 at 2:30 p.m. in Scott Commons of the Porter Center for Performing Arts. Henry Crowder, Faith Alexander, Lily Bartleson and Amanda Heskett will each spend 10-20...

 

Transylvania Choral Society To Hold Spring Concert April 19

The Transylvania Choral Society, joined by the Brevard College Chamber Singers, will present its spring concert on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Paul Porter Center for the Performing Arts. “Requiem in D Minor” by Gabriel Faure will be the...

 

'Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike' To Open April 20

Brevard Little Theatre has started rehearsing for its next production, Christopher Durang's two-act, six-character comedy, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." This award-winning play, which...

 

Brevard College To Showcase Student Performers April 4

On Wednesday, April 4, the Brevard College Music Department will showcase some of its finest student performers in a recital at 7:30 p.m. in The Porter Center for Performing Arts. This event will be the conclusion for the college’s campus-wide...

 

New At The Library: Certain Foods Improve Brain

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Lloyd, Amy. “The Innocent Wife.” After two decades spent in prison for the murder of a young child, Dennis is being released. It turns out he was “wrongly convicted....

 

Brevard High School Musicians Compete For District Honors

The following musicians represented Brevard High School during the All-District Band Clinic at Western Carolina University on Feb. 9 and 10. Those with an asterisk (*) also qualified to audition for...

 

Everyday Education: The Value Of Art, Music And Phys Ed

“Specials,” “essentials,” “extracurriculars,” or “enhancement subjects.” Regardless of the name, the bottom line still exists that music, art and physical education are very important parts of a student’s school day. The reasons...

 

BA Students To Build Paludarium

The Brevard Academy Science Club will be designing and building a special type of fish tank called a paludarium. Where the traditional aquarium is filled with water and fish, a paludarium is a tank...

 

Morning Glory Inspirations Opens For Business

Morning Glory Inspirations officially opened for business last week with the customary Open House and Ribbon Cutting ceremony. "Thanks to Brevard/ Transylvania Chamber Of Commerce and the Transylvania...

 

Ribbon Cutting Held For The Nutritionist Group

On March 26, The Nutritionist Group hosted a ribbon cutting at its office in the Water Oaks Suite in Brevard to begin nutrition services, advice, education, and vitamin and supplement fulfillment to...

 

Bromfield Inn Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held for The Bromfield Inn, located on Woodside Drive in Brevard....

 

Betty Horton McIlwain

Betty Horton McIlwain, 94, of Brevard passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. She was born in Lancaster, S.C. to James Pierce Horton Sr. and Ida Grace Cauthen Horton, both of whom preceded her in death. In addition...

 

Michael Lee Nelson

Michael Lee Nelson, 60, widower of Era Carolyn Crum Nelson, formerly of Transylvania County, passed away March 28, 2018. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Albert and Estelle Arrington Nelson, he was a U.S. Navy veteran. Surviving are his...

 

Inez Owen

Inez Owen, 87 of Lake Toxaway, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018. She was born in Buncombe County to the late Byron and Edna Davis Ducker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray S. Owen; son, John R. Owen; sister, Betty Lytle; and brothers,...

 

Legal Notices for April 2, 2018

Public Notice Certificate of Need On 4/1/18 Certificate of Need review began for Brevard Dialysis Proj ID# B-11488-18 Add 2 dialy sta. Written comments are due to the Agency by 5/1/18. A public hearing will only be scheduled if requested in writing... Full story

 

Ida "Cornelia" Breedlove Stewart

Ida "Cornelia" Breedlove Stewart, 89, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was born in Jackson County Aug. 10, 1928, to the late Walker and Ida Hall Breedlove. She...

 

Rachel Breedlove Swangim

Rachel Breedlove Swangim, 69, of Pisgah Forest passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Howard and Betty Jean Bryson Breedlove. In addition to her parents, she was...

 

Shirley Clark Tomlin

Shirley Clark Tomlin, 81, of Brevard passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018. A native of Florida, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Winifred Clark, of St. Petersburg, Fla. In addition to her parents, her beloved husband, Reginald Marshall T...

 

Joan (Cornwell) Griffin Whitehead

Joan (Cornwell) Griffin Whitehead, was born July 2, 1935 to Allen H. and Ruth C. Griffin (Cornwell). The proud grandparents were Allen D. and Eleanor Griffin (Hendrickson) and Carl C. and Helen Cornwell (Gibbs). She spent her childhood in Wareham,...

 

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