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Larry Chapman Named Distinguished Citizen By DAR Members

Sandy Briggs, chair of the National Defense Committee, announced at the April meeting of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution that Larry Chapman is the chapter's...

 

Brevard Community Band Announces Concerts

Two special guest soloists will highlight the Brevard Community Band's 2017 concert season. Flutist Leonard Lopatin will be the guest soloist for the band's June 11 concert at the Brevard Music...

 

Woodhull To Discuss Career - Brevard, NC

Retired Air Force Colonel Richard G. "Duke" Woodhull Jr. will discuss his military career during the Cold War years at the Transylvania County Library on Tuesday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. Woodhull is a...

 

New Owners Reopen Trade-Arama Store

Trade-Arama, located at 51 E. Main St. in downtown Brevard, quietly reopened in January after closing its doors for about a month. Heath and LeeAnn Seymour purchased the business name from Laura Gossa...

 

Lord Nelson And Joe Taylor Group To Play - Brevard, NC

Lord Nelson takes the stage at 185 King St. Lord Nelson is two brothers, one greasy trombone, backbone bass, pocket drums, dirty south guitar and a hell of a lot of fun. The band was formed in 2012 by brothers, Kai and Bram Crowe-Getty. With the...

 

BC Spring Choral Concert Friday - Brevard, NC

Brevard College’s Spring Choral Concert will take place on Friday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Porter Center for Performing Arts. The program will open with Mozart’s “Missa Brevis in G,” often called the “Pastoral Mass.” This piece...

 

News Of Organizations - Brevard, NC

TCAE The Transylvania County Association of Educators will recognize Friends of Education and retiring school personnel at their annual Friends of Education Banquet on Tuesday, May 9, at 6 p.m. in the Rogow Room of Transylvania County Library. The...

 

Where Is She Now? What Impact Did Her AAUW Scholarship Have? - Brevard, NC

These are a couple questions that the AAUW Scholarship Committee has after they've given scholarships to young girls, especially in the elementary and middle grades. Did the experience matter in...

 

BHS 'Pride Of The Hills' Earns Sweepstakes At MPA - Brevard, NC

Brevard High School Choir, "The Pride of the Hills," received a rating of Sweepstakes at their recent Music Performance Adjudication (MPA) on April 6, at Brevard College. Chorus teacher Bart...

 

Sprinkle To Serve As Middle School Teacher At Mountain Sun - Brevard, NC

Mountain Sun Community School has announced the hiring of Daniel Sprinkle as lead teacher of their Middle School program. The independent, nonprofit educational institution is excited to expand their...

 

Bethany Takes Spring Basketball Title - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County spring basketball season just wrapped up with Bethany taking the tournament championship. Bethany was coached by Matt Herbster. The league helped raise more than $700 for the...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 27, 2017

Tigers Show A Bit Of Rust In Loss To Polk County - Rosman, NC

Before Tuesday's home game against Polk County, it had been 12 days since the Rosman Tigers took the field even longer for the team's seniors, who hadn't played in nearly two-and-a-half weeks. That ti...

 

Blue Devils Defeat Falcons, Nale Named Golfer Of Year - Brevard, NC

The Brevard Blue Devils picked up their first road conference win of the season Tuesday as they beat West Henderson 4-2. Despite outhitting the Falcons 10-3, the game was tied at 2-2 for most of the evening. Tanner Ellenberger and Kyle Williams got t...

 

Downtown Brevard Hosts Legacy Run Next Saturday - Brevard, NC

On Saturday, May 6, hundreds of runners and walkers will converge in the “Heart of Brevard” to support local charity Inheritance of Hope. In its fifth year, the Hunter Subaru Legacy Run serves as a fundraiser for Inheritance of Hope, a Pisgah...

 

What To Do When The Nest Becomes Empty

Have you ever thought about going to bed, pulling up the covers and just staying there? I mean really camp out there. That is what Eva Beaver does in Sue Townsend’s novel, “The Woman Who went to Bed for a Year.” This funny and touching novel be...

 

The Hendersonville Chorale Presents 'Requiem For The Living'

The Hendersonville Chorale will present its spring concert, “Requiem for the Living” by Dan Forrest, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, at First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville. The chorale, under the direction of Mary Beth Shumate, will...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 27, 2017

School Board, Commissioners Discuss Facility Options

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners posed several questions regarding the school system’s Master Facility Plan at a joint meeting with the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening in the commission chambers. Chad...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 27, 2017

Board Offers To Donate Historic Center - Brevard, NC

The Mary C. Jenkins Board Foundation has offered to donate the property that houses the historic community center in Brevard to include in the Tannery Park project. The Brevard City Council heard about the offer Monday during a public hearing about...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 27, 2017

County OKs Radio Upgrade

Transylvania County commissioners have approved spending $530,000 to improve radio communications for fire, EMS and Sheriff’s Office dispatch. Commissioners backed the expenditure Monday during their regular meeting. Kevin Shook, the county’s com...

 

Spray To Give National Day Of Prayer Sermon - Pisgah Forest, NC

David Spray, pastor of Pisgah Forest Church, will be the keynote speaker who will deliver the sermon for the local National Day of Prayer service to be held Thursday, May 4, at noon. Pre-service...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 27, 2017

Pleas, DWI Trial Heard During Court Term - Transylvania County, NC

Pleas and a DWI trial were heard during last week’s session of Criminal Superior Court in Transylvania County. Keyshawn Trekell Smith pleaded guilty to one felony count of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, one felony count of misdemeanor...

 

Major Trail Maintenance Work In PNF Underway - Pisgah Forest, NC

A large trail maintenance project has begun in Pisgah National Forest. The “Pisgah 60,” as volunteers have dubbed it, is a wide-scale, minimalist effort to tackle some backlogged maintenance issues on trails, such as Butter Gap and Laurel...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Features    April 27, 2017

Family Place Experience Opens Volunteer's Eyes

Editor's Note: The following is a "Letter From A Volunteer," specifically Paul Morgan, a volunteer with the United Way of Transylvania County. I found my newest group of personal heroes a few days ago when I met with several energetic young moms as...

 

Cedar Mountain Baptist Church Hosts Mark209

Mark209 will be in concert at Cedar Mountain Baptist Church April 30 during the 11 a.m. worship service. The concert is open to the public. A love offering will be taken for Mark209. A covered-dish...

 

Give A Book, Help A Reader

In our technology-driven, post-industrial world, there is no skill more integral to success than reading. Not only is reading an economic necessity, but it also can provide hours of enjoyment and escape from the pressures of everyday life. The...

 

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