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Kmart Store To Close-Brevard NC

Brevard's Kmart store will close in July. Sears Holdings announced Thursday that the company will close 68 Kmart and 10 Sears stores this summer. In February, the company said that it would accelerate the closing of unprofitable... — Updated 4/22/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Murder-For-Hire Darrell Melton Sentenced -Brevard NC

Darrell Melton, who was found guilty of attempted first-degree murder and solicitation of murder, was sentenced Thursday to a minimum of 13 years and a maximum of roughly 17 years... — Updated 4/22/2016


Dolores Ploszay Returns 'Home' To Brevard - Brevard NC

I, Dolores H. Ploszay (I also go by D or "DD") have returned home to where my heart is. I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and lived in many foreign countries until my family... — Updated 4/21/2016

 By Park Baker    News

DuPont Proposes Charging Access Fees – Brevard NC

Access fees have been proposed for DuPont State Recreational Forest to help offset, officials say, a lack of funding and increased visitation. More than 800,000 visitors are... — Updated 4/21/2016

 By William Douglas    Arts

BLT's Angel Street' Is A 'Must See' Production

Theatre Review of BLT’s Angel Street: The first offering of the Brevard Little Theatre 2016 season was a laugh-filled production that was thoroughly enjoyed by the audiences. And although the second show of the season is a 180... — Updated 4/21/2016


Oskar Blues' Burning CAN Festival To Return

Oskar Blues Brewery's Burning CAN (Not Just A) Beer Festival returns with a vengeance in 2016 to the REEB Ranch at the foot of DuPont State Forest July 15 and 16. The weekend-long... — Updated 4/21/2016


Legal Notices for April 21, 2016

NOTICE OF JUNE 7, 2016 CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA Notice is hereby given pursuant to GS 163-33(8) that a congressional primary election will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in Transylvania County,... — Updated 4/21/2016


Richard Lowry Tuttle

Richard Lowry Tuttle, 85, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016. A native of Indianap-olis, Ind., he was the son of the late Gurney Lester Raymond Tuttle and the late... — Updated 4/21/2016


ETA Aquarid Meteors To Be Visible In May

Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Resear-ch Institute (PARI) remind the public of the annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower in May. Meteors result from particles of dust causing the atmosphere to glow as the particles enter the... — Updated 4/21/2016


Paul Robert McKerahan

Paul Robert McKerahan passed away March 26, 2016, at Eckerd Living Center in High-lands, N.C. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. March 30, 1923, he was the second son of the late Maud Louise Compton and Robert Clark McKerahan, of Springs,... — Updated 4/21/2016


Brenda Joyce Shook Durant

Brenda Joyce Shook Durant, 68, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Brevard, she was the daughter of the... — Updated 4/21/2016

 By Randall Stewart    Sports

Atkison's Walk-Off Lifts Tornados Over The Trojans

Jamie Hrobak established a new single-season record with her 250th strikeout and Paige Atkison doubled home Brittan Miller, both in the seventh inning of game one, to highlight a... — Updated 4/21/2016


Tornados Wrap Up SAC Championship At Etowah

Brevard College's men's golf team concluded play in the 2016 South Atlantic Conference men's golf championship on Tuesday, posting a 298 team score to finish the 54 hole... — Updated 4/21/2016


Blue Devils Roll Over West Henderson Falcons

The Brevard High School boys’ tennis team continued their impressive run in WNC Athletic Conference play on Tuesday as they defeated the West Henderson Falcons in a home match.... — Updated 4/21/2016


Prep Roundup

Tuscola Beats Brevard By 3-1 Final The Tuscola Mountaineers scored a run in the third inning and a security run in the sixth inning on Tuesday afternoon to earn a close win over Brevard by a 3-1 final. The game was tied 1-1 after t... — Updated 4/21/2016


News of Organizations

Democratic Women At its meeting at the Pisgah Fish Camp Monday, April 25 at 11 a.m., the Democratic Women’s Club of Transylvania County will discuss voting matters, especially the new rules put in place by the North Carolina... — Updated 4/21/2016


Taste of Transylvania Restaurant Profile: Hobnob

Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation would like to thank Hobnob for participating in Taste of Transylvania again this year. Hobnob offers an eclectic menu, featuring... — Updated 4/21/2016


Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser To Be Held By Theophilus This Thursday

Theophilus is hosting the 3rd annual Women 101 event, "Shop and Socialize," at 66 East Main St. in Brevard. The event will be held Thursday, April 21, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. There will... — Updated 4/21/2016


Holland Shares Her Love Of Honey Bees

The program, "Buzz in and Meet the Honey Bee," at the April 11 meeting of DAR was presented by Shelia Holland, co-owner of Bee Cool Bee Supply. She and her husband, Marvin, are... — Updated 4/21/2016


Homeless In Transylvania

Transylvania County has a homeless problem and it’s getting worse. That is evident based on the information shared at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday night. In just the last month, the number of... — Updated 4/21/2016


City: Property Owners Need Permits When Renovating - Brevard NC

This time of year is a busy time as many homeowners are beginning renovation projects. City of Brevard officials want to remind the public to secure a permit from the Planning Department as well as the Transylvania County Building... — Updated 4/21/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

City Residents Continue To Advocate For Dog Park - Brevard NC

A growing group of residents in Brevard continue to advocate for a dog park within the city limits. During the regularly scheduled Brevard City Council meeting Monday, several members of a group calling itself Barks and Recreation... — Updated 4/21/2016


After Six Years, Brevard's Army Strong Center Is Closing - Brevard NC

The U.S. Army Reserve Command has announced it will not be renewing the contract for six Army Strong Community Centers that were part of a U.S. Army Reserve pilot program, including the site in Brevard. Services provided by the... — Updated 4/21/2016


Farmers' Market Opens Saturday For The Season - Brevard NC

This Saturday is the “Opening Day & Earth Day Celebration” for the Transylvania Farmers’ Market. Organizers are promising a morning of fun for the whole family as the market resumes its regular season hours from 8 a.m. until... — Updated 4/21/2016

 By John Lanier    News

Number Of Homeless Students Increases - Brevard NC

“We literally have people living in Pisgah National Forest in tents with their children,” Arleca Chapman, director of Career-Technical Education and Student Services, told the Transylvania County Board of Education at its meeti... — Updated 4/21/2016


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