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Philharmonic Presents Award-Winning Pianist

Spring is finally here and what could be more celebratory than a performance of Beethoven's full "Pastorale" symphony? Opening the program and capping off the Brevard Philharmonic's vibrant 42nd...

 

What's New At The Library: Book Reveals Barbara Bush's Diverse Views

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Beattie, Ann. “A Wonderful Stroke of Luck.” Just as Ben is beginning to feel some respite from the stress in his life, and is starting to mend relationships with his...

 

Movie 'Burned' To Be Shown At County Library Friday

The award-winning documentary “Burned: Are Trees the New Coal?” will make its debut in Brevard at the Transylvania County Library on Friday, April 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. “Burned” tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of...

 

Award-Winning Author Kwame Alexander To Speak At Library

Author Kwame Alexander will appear at the Transylvania County Library on Monday, April 29. Guest musician Randy Preston will accompany him to perform original music inspired by Alexander's books. The...

 

BC Wind Ensemble To Perform With BRSB Thursday

The Brevard College Wind Ensemble presents its last concert of the season on Thursday evening, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will also feature special guests the Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass (BRSB). The BRSB is a 28-piece brass ensemble with...

 

Garden Groups Spring Plant Sale

The annual spring plant sale by the Transylvania Extension Master Gardeners, The Transylvania Garden Club, The French Broad Garden Club and the Heritage Museum will be held Saturday, April 27, from 8...

 

News Of Organizations

Sierra Club In an effort to facilitate the city of Brevard and Transylvania County in the transition of government operations to renewable energy, the Pisgah Group of the North Carolina Sierra Club will present Amber Weaver, chief sustainability offi...

 

Brevard College Holds Honors, Awards Ceremony

Brevard College held its annual Honors and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 16, to honor students, faculty and staff achievement in academics and leadership. Dr. Scott Sheffield, Vice President for...

 

Everyday Education: How Are The Children? How Are Their Teachers?

In her 2016 book, “Educating African-American Students: And How are the Children,” educator Gloria Boutte, relates the standard greeting used among the Masai people of Kenya. Instead of the typical, “Hello, How are you?,” the Masai people...

 

Bee City USA Renews Blue Ridge Community College's Certification

Bee City USA has renewed Blue Ridge Community College’s certification for 2019 following a rigorous renewal application process. This completed the efforts of the College’s Sustainability Committee to accomplish this re-certification, the facilit...

 

Luther H. "Bud" Lawing Jr.

Luther H. "Bud" Lawing Jr. died Tuesday, April 9, 2019, after a period of declining health. He was a devoted son, husband, father and friend, who will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He was...

 

Eugene (Gene) Elwin Shonka

Eugene (Gene) Elwin Shonka left this life April 17, 2019. He was born April 26, 1927, in Schuyler, Neb., the third child of Mathew and Elsie Schroeder Shonka. He was a lifelong Christian, and was of...

 

Betty Morris Fletcher

Heaven is rejoicing today, for a courageous, kind, loving servant of God went home to meet her heavenly father. Betty Morris Fletcher, 66, native of Brevard, died at her home April 13, 2019, after battling pancreatic cancer. Born Jan. 5, 1953, to...

 

Anne Marie Rector

Anne Marie Rector, 73, recently of Easley, S.C., formerly of Brevard and Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., died April 16, 2019. She was born in Detroit, Mich. Sept. 23, 1945, to Paul and Noreen Hirzel. The second eldest of eight children, she attended...

 

Roger Bryan Stamey

Roger Bryan Stamey, 53, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 17, 2019. He was the son of the late Lester and Mildred Shelton Stamey. He was a dedicated family man, loving husband and father. He was young at heart and enjoyed...

 

Eli Griffin Takes Part In SkillsUSA Competition

North Transylvania Fire Rescue has announced that one of its Junior Volunteer Firefighters, Eli Griffin, placed fourth in the SkillsUSA Firefighting Competition in Greensboro, N.C. Griffin is a junior at West Henderson High School. Through his...

 

Legal Notices: April 22, 201

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 19-E-115 EXECUTOR’S —- ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of Katharine Dreier of...

 

Join Conserving Carolina For A Members Hike At Johnson Branch Conservation Easement

Join Conserving Carolina on Saturday, May 11, on a Members Hike at Johnson Branch conservation easement. Located in Transylvania County on the slopes of Becky Mountain, Johnson Branch was protected fo...

 

Fourth Annual Pisgah Pride Day On April 27

The Pisgah Conservancy, U.S. Forest Service, and a host of supporting organizations have announced their fourth annual broad-based volunteer workday in the Pisgah Ranger District called “Pisgah Pride Day 2019,” which will be held on April 27....

 

Eleven-Year-Old Jayden Stephenson Honored

On March 6, a very surprised 11-year-old Jayden Stephenson stood before a standing ovation of military veterans at Brevard's American Legion Post 88. It was a remarkable situation, but Jayden is a...

 

Free Rein Center, Connestee Falls Host Derby Day Party

The public is invited to celebrate the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby with Free Rein Center and Connestee Falls at a Derby Day party from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at the Connestee Falls...

 

Guest Tutor Days At Rise & Shine – April 24 And May 2

How would you like to be part of a program making a difference in the lives of local elementary school students and their families? How would you like to help a student achieve academic goals and build a sense of themselves and their community? If...

 

Mountain Skies: Jupiter And Saturn Shift Into Reverse

The Stars We know spring is now in full swing as we watch Leo, the lion, climb higher in the eastern sky each night. See if you can spot a pattern traditionally referred to as the sickle. This marks the head and mane of the magnificent lion. The...

 

Picturing The Past: Community Clubs: An Essential Part For Developing Communities

As community clubs throughout the Transylvania County grew in the mid-20th century they worked to develop programs for all ages. Community dinners, holiday parties and other entertainments were...

 

Veterans Museum To Present Free Lecture: 'Scramble The Seawolves'

On Thursday, April 25, at 2 p.m., the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas will present a lecture by Brevard resident David Smale titled "Scramble the Seawolves." Smale was a door gunner and crew...

 

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