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Thoughtless Bravado

I have grown tired of particular letter writers who are constantly critical of President Obama. Carping about Benghazi and using clichés such as “leading from behind” are especially annoying as much for their persistence as their ignorance....


Robert Henry Foster

Robert Henry Foster, 63, of Fort Myers, Fla., passed away at home April 22, 2014 . Born in Evansville, Ind. to Blake and Jayne Foster, he completed his bachelor’s degree at Indiana University before moving to Fort Myers in 1978. After relocating... Full story


Elisabeth Jane Young Yehling

Elisabeth Jane Young Yehling, of Rockford, Ill., died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 1, 1928 in Rosiclare, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Elbert Victor and... Full story


Observing Planets Session Are Scheduled At PARI – Rosman NC

Tips on how to best observe the planets visible to the naked eye will be discussed Friday, May 9, at PARI. The presentation is part of the monthly Evening at PARI series and is open to the public. The evening will include a tour of the PARI campus an...



Keith Dragt and Laura Gossage held a ribbon cutting on Friday for their new downtown gallery, Trade-Arama. The gallery will focus primarily on folk art and what the gallery owners call "outsider...


Ferguson Joins Fisher Realty – Brevard NC

Coty Ferguson has joined the sales team at Fisher Realty's Brevard office. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Ferguson spent his early years there. He first came to North Carolina as an Army Paratrooper...


Kids-in-the-Creek Program Helps Children, Community – Brevard NC

The popular Kids-in-the-Creek program will be held in Brevard Friday, May 2, on Norton Creek, at the Brevard Music Center. Students from area schools will participate in this active, hands-on, water...


Crowds Of All Ages Enjoy Music And Art – Brevard NC

Students in the Davidson River Taiko drummers unleash their energy during the first Gallery Walk of 2014. Sites this year included Brevard High and the Lumberyard Arts District, as well as downtown...


Jump Rope For Heart

Pisgah Forest Elementary's annual Jump Rope For Heart event benefits the American Heart Association. The school has participated in this event for more than 20 years. This year they raised $8,134.63.... Full story


Educational Foundation Announces $12,000 In Grants – Transylvania County

The Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) has announced its grant recipients for 2014. TCSEF is a volunteer based board that develops and encourages public and private support of the Transylvania County public schools. With money... Full story


Peterson Receives Balding Scholarship

Mary Beth Peterson is the recipient of a Steven Balding Memorial Scholarship award for $500. The scholarship was established in 1994 and is supported by family and friends. Peterson has worked in... Full story


Brevard Elementary School Announces Honor Rolls – Brevard NC

The following students were named to the Brevard Elementary School Honor Roll for the second and third quarters of the 2013-2014 school year. Second Quarter A Honor Roll Third Grade: Abigail Blankenship, Drew DeGarmo, Lena Guidry, Miguelina... Full story


BC Commencement Activities Set For May 2-3 – Brevard NC

Brevard College’s 2014 Commencement activities will take place May 2-3. Approximately 126 seniors will participate in the College’s 161st Commencement Exercises. A Baccalaureate and Hooding Ceremony for graduates will be held at 4:30 p.m.... Full story


Tigers Win Baseball Battle For Transylvania

The concept of a pitcher's duel may have been left in the respective locker rooms when Brevard and Rosman took the baseball diamond Wednesday night. And in the slug-fest that followed, Rosman came...


Another All-Blue Devil Tennis Final - Again – Brevard NC

In what has become an all-too familiar scenario in high school tennis, the Blue Devils dominated the conference tournament once again for an all-Brevard final Thursday afternoon. As in recent years,...


BC Softball Falls In Two Straight At SAC Tourney – Brevard NC

The Brevard College softball team fell 17-7 to the Carson-Newman Eagles in an elimination game of the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference tournament at Middlesboro High School on Friday afternoon, despite scoring seven runs over their final three...


Linda Brock Waldrop

Linda Brock Waldrop, 67, of Marion, N.C., passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville, with her loving family by her side. Born Oct. 2, 1946, in Knox County,... Full story


The U.S. Forest Is Warning Visitors To "Be Bear Aware"

The U.S. Forest is warning visitors in the Black Balsam and Shining Rock Wilderness areas of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, to be on the lookout for black bears and "Be Bear Aware... Full story


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