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Lyle Lovett To Take BMC Stage

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band will make their Brevard Music Center debut on Friday, Aug. 18. This special Brevard Music Center Presents post-season performance, also produced in collaboration with...

 

Brevard College Seniors' Art Exhibition To Open April 7

The Spiers Art Gallery at Brevard College will exhibit a special set of works by senior art students beginning with an opening reception Friday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m. The Senior Exhibition is an...

 

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson Explains 'No' Vote To Repeal HB 2

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson said there were "multiple reasons" why he voted against the bill to repeal House Bill 2, which is also known as the "bathroom bill." House Bill (HB) 142, for one, repeals the...

 

New At The Library: The Axeman Was Never Caught

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Perry, Anne. “Murder on the Serpentine.” The Queen’s confidant, Sir John Halberd, is found floating in the Serpentine at Hyde Park. She asks Thomas and Charlotte...

 

Magazine Picks Brevard As Top Retirement Destination-Brevard NC

Brevard has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Brevard is profiled in a feature titled “8 Invigorating Outdoorsy Towns...

 

BC Students To Present Music From Great Operas And Broadway Shows This Saturday

The opera workshop class at Brevard College will present its spring scenes program on Saturday night, April 8, in Ingram Auditorium of the Dunham Music Building. The performance will begin at 7:30...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 3, 2017

County Supports Study Of N.C. 280 – Brevard, N.C.

Transylvania County commissioners have approved a resolution supporting efforts to evaluate the feasibility of a N.C. 280 multi-use path between Mills River and Brevard. During the commissioners’ recent meeting, County Manager Jaime Laughter...

 

Seasoned Actresses Take Stage For 'Agnes Of God' - Brevard, NC

When a community theatre attracts talent who just can't get enough of the stage, you know you're in for a stellar performance. For its upcoming production of the Broadway hit drama "Agnes of God," by...

 

During National Library Week: Library To Offer Variety Of Programs

The Transylvania County Library will celebrate National Library Week 2017 with a variety of programs. Author Taylor Brown will be the speaker for the annual National Library Week event on Monday,...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 3, 2017

Board Approves Comprehensive Plan

After more than two years of work, Transylvania County commissioners unanimously approved the 2025 Comprehensive Plan last week during their regular meeting. The 42-page document will guide policy...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 3, 2017

Officials Recap Historic Fire Season This Fall

This past fall’s historic fire season was one of the topics of conversation at the recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting. Both Jason Guidry, the DuPont State Recreational Forest supervisor, and Frank “Buster” Rogers, the...

 
 By Ray Tuers    Lifestyles    April 3, 2017

Life-like Dolls Teach Teens Parenthood Is Serious

The high school kids pick up their babies on Fridays and by Monday morning they've had a sobering dose of what it's like to take care of an infant. They're not real babies, but they cry and coo and...

 

News of Organizations

Hearing Loss Association The Brevard Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, April 8, at 1 p.m. in the Carlson Conference Room of the Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. For further...

 

Hatchery Trout Waters Now Open To Anglers

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission opened Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 1. The season runs through Feb. 28, 2018. While fishing on Hatchery-Supported...

 

Prep Roundup

Blue Devils Shutout At Tuscola The Brevard Blue Devils’ bats never got rolling last Thursday as they mustered just one hit in a defensive struggle against Tuscola. Starting pitcher Kyle Williams went the distance, giving up just a pair of runs in...

 

Rise & Shine 'Motown Memories' Fundraiser Set

Enjoy a night of fabulous food catered by Mayberry's and non-stop dancing to Motown classics while raising money for Rise & Shine - recently recognized by the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of...

 

Master Gardener: To Prune Or Not To Prune? That Is The Question

It is hard to miss the spectacular spring blooms appearing all over the county, as well as the large piles of branches and twigs at curbsides waiting to be picked up by the collection crew in Brevard. What these sightings mean to gardeners is now is...

 

Job Corps Holds Community Relations Dinner April 10

The Community Relat-ions Committee of Schenck Job Corps is having its monthly Community Relat-ions Council Dinner on Monday, April 10, at 6 p.m. in the Dining Hall at Schenck Job Corps. This is an excellent opportunity to meet some of the students...

 

Everyday Education: Private School Vouchers And Re-Segregation

By Betsy Burrows One of my most memorable teachers was Helen Hall: Ms. Hall was my seventh-grade teacher at Lenoir Junior High School. She was the most intelligent teacher I had ever met, the teacher who introduced me to Victor Hugo’s “Les...

 

Plans Proceed For 2017 Taste Of Transylvania Event

On May 2, the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF), in partnership with First Citizens Bank, will host the 2017 Taste of Transylvania. As the main fundraising event for TCSEF,...

 

Pisgah Forest Elementary Will Host Rockin' Ranger Jamboree On April 8

Pisgah Forest Elementary School invites the public to their Rockin’ Ranger Jamboree on Saturday, April 8, from 4-6:30 p.m. This event is to benefit the school’s “no child left inside” initiative. Among some of the free entertainment are...

 

All-County Chorus Presents April 11 Concert

The public is invited to attend the Transylvania Elementary All-County Chorus concert on Tuesday, April 11, at 4 p.m. in the Brevard High School auditorium. More than 100 students from T.C....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 3, 2017

Bergen Khare Commits To Lees-McRae Cycling Team

After a lifetime spent on two wheels around the trails and mountains of Transylvania County, Brevard High School's Bergen Khare will continue pedaling – only now it will be in the peaks of Banner...

 

World Of Monarch Butterflies Talk Planned For April 11 – Brevard, N.C.

Have you ever wondered about the orange colored butterflies flying through the Blue Ridge en route to or from Mexico’s warmer climate? The Monarch butterfly is commonly seen in this area and is one of the few butterflies that migrate seasonally...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 3, 2017

Lions Sweep Tornados In Weekend Diamond Series

After posting a 19-run victory to begin the week, the Brevard College Tornados (9-25, 1-12 SAC) dropped a South Atlantic Conference Saturday doubleheader to the Mars Hill Lions (19-17, 7-7 SAC) by...

 

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