Articles from the April 9, 2018 edition

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Holder, Manditch Engaged

Rev. and Mrs. W. Michael Holder, of Brevard, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashleigh Elizabeth Holder, also of Brevard, to Luke Norman Manditch, of Cedar Mountain. The...

 

Everyday Education: The Performing Arts Enliven Learning At BHS

The Theatre Department at Brevard High School has grown by leaps and bounds lately. During the tenure of Mary Beth Shumate, she developed the strength of the choral and drama programs at BHS to the...

 

News Of Organizations

Art Guild Artist Cason Rankin will give a demonstration on “Painting the Figure” from a photograph at the next Transylvania Art Guild meeting to be held Thursday, April 12, at 1 p.m. at the Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Center off...

 

Writers' Reading Features BC's Ken Chamlee

Brevard College faculty Ken Chamlee will read from his body of published poetry at the Third Annual Working Writers' Reading. The event will take place on April 19 at 7 p.m. in McLarty-Goodson Room...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Grady Jackson – Search And Rescue In North Vietnam

In May 1972, Lieut-enant Commander Grady Jackson was the senior bombardier/navigator in Navy VA-75 A-6 squadron, home-ported in Norfolk, Va. The squadron had just completed a deployment to the...

 

Brevard Workout Anytime Celebrates Grand Opening

Brevard's recently open-ed Workout Anytime celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, April 5, at 115 Forest Gate Drive in Pisgah Forest. Owners Jim and Charity Smith invited the entire Brevard...

 

Chamber Of Commerce Surprises Member Businesses

The Surprise Patrol Team at the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce conducted its first mission of 2018 on Friday, March 23. Armed with noise makers, silly accessories and some goodies, Chamber...

 

Hike To Courthouse Falls With RiverLink And Carolina Mountain Club April 14

Plunging 50 feet, Courthouse Falls is the most dramatic feature of the headwaters of the French Broad River. Hike to the falls with Garrett Artz, executive director of RiverLink, and Marcia Bromberg with the Carolina Mountain Club on April 14....

 
 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors    April 9, 2018

Tips For Finding Out What The Fish Are Eating

Through the years I have been amazed at how often I arrive to the stream to find fish actively feeding only to struggle to catch a fish. We have all been there fishing away to rising fish which show...

 

Harold Frank Ball

Harold Frank Ball, 79, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 5, 2018. He was born Feb. 20, 1939 in Brevard to the late Frank Oscar Ball and Levi Perry Ball. In addition to his parents, he was...

 

Thomas H. "Tom" Brewster

Thomas H. "Tom" Brewster, beloved husband and father, passed away March 28, 2018. He was born July 24, 1941, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to Gilbert S. Brewster and Adelaide Berberich. In addition to his...

 

Travis Robert Miller

Travis Robert Miller, 25, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018. Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Pisgah Forest Baptist Church. Online condolences may be left at www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com....

 

Ronald W. Daum

Ronald W. Daum, of Brevard, an only child, was born July 22, 1934, in Oil City, Penn., to the late William and Dorothy Daum. He left us all to be with the Lord April 6, 2018. In addition to his...

 

Betty Johnson Harrison

Betty Johnson Harrison, 94, of Brevard, passed away peacefully March 30, 2018, at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, in Valdese, N.C., after a short illness. Born in West Haven, Conn., Nov. 28, 1923,...

 

Carolyn Hemphill Simpson

Carolyn Hemphill Simp-son, 66, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Saturday April 7, 2018, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald I. Roseboro Funeral and Cremation Service....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 9, 2018

Assault Draws Riders Near, Far

Gregg Ballew travelled all the way from Dallas, Texas, to ride Saturday in the 19th Annual Assault on the Carolinas. More than a thousand riders came from across the country and beyond to take part...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 9, 2018

Six Road Projects Set For The Next 10 Years

The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) has six projects, including improvements to Wilson Road, scheduled over the next 10 years in Transylvania County. The six projects are part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). “We are...

 

Hein Seeking GOP Nod For County

Danny Hein said he is running for Transylvania County commissioner "to serve and to elevate the prospects of all Transylvanians." Hein is one of three Republicans running for two seats in the May 2...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 9, 2018

Latest Census Shows Population Growth

Transylvania County’s population grew about 2.6 percent between 2010 and 2017, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. That reflects a nationwide trend of rural counties growing and attracting younger generations of people. Rur...

 

Volunteers Sought To Show 'Brevard Cares'

Brevard volunteers are invited to a community cleanup day on Saturday, April 28. This will be the seventh annual “Brevard Cares” event. Community volunteers are invited to gather to assist elderly, disabled, or neighbors who otherwise need...

 

Grants In Memory Of Jones Given To Local Community Organizations

Conserving Carolina is awarding grants to two organizations within the Cedar Mountain community. The Rocky Hill Baptist Church and Cedar Mountain Community Center will each receive a one-time award...

 

Picturing The Past: Ecusta Employed Hundreds Of Women

In the first half of the 20th century the percentage of women in the U.S. workforce and the types of jobs available to them varied greatly. In 1900 just 19 percent of working age women were employed...

 

Red Cross Announces Local Blood Drives

The Red Cross will be holding blood drives during the month of April at the following times and places in Transylvania County: •Saturday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Cedar Mountain Fire/Rescue, located at 8725 Cascade Lake...

 

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