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Aerial Water Drops Planned For Wildfire Training

During the week of May 4, crew and pilots will train and prepare for the 2015 wildfire season in Greenville, S.C., with practice water drops on several local national forests.... — Updated 5/1/2015


Brevard's Dory Walrath Signs To Play Soccer For BC

Lady Blue Devil senior Dory Walrath became the latest signee to play soccer for the Tornados of Brevard College. She signed a letter of intent recently, surrounded by family,... — Updated 4/29/2015


Blue Devils Compete At Conference Tourney – Brevard NC

A pair of Blue Devil golfers competed for a WNC Athletic Conference championship Tuesday, earning a chance at a regional title along the way. Will Byrd finished third overall with... — Updated 4/29/2015


Tigers Get Important League Victory At Robbinsville – Rosman NC

The Rosman varsity baseball team scored runs in five of seven innings to beat Robbinsville 8-3 Tuesday in a key away Smoky Mountain Conference game. The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first and administered the... — Updated 4/29/2015


Rosman's Megan Lewandowski Signs With Mars Hill – Rosman NC

Lady Tiger senior sprinter Megan Lewandowski became the most recent signee to continue her athletic career, signing with Mars Hill University to run track next spring. Lewandowski,... — Updated 4/29/2015


Lady Devils Win 1-0 Thriller – Brevard NC

It was a pitcher’s duel between Brevard High School and West Henderson Tuesday afternoon, and the game came down to one crucial hit. Maykayla McNeill had one of the Lady Blue Devils’ two hits on the afternoon, but it was a... — Updated 4/29/2015


16 vs. 16

Lady Blue Devil Aubrea Holland (left) battles with West Henderson's Vivian Rodriguez in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Lady Falcons. Brevard hosted Smoky Mountain Wednesday, April 29,... — Updated 4/29/2015


West Tops Brevard – Brevard NC

The Falcons jumped out to a 7-0 lead over Brevard and never looked back in their 9-2 baseball victory Tuesday night at home. The Blue Devils scored both of their runs in the top of the fifth, but were already behind 8-0. Bryce... — Updated 4/29/2015


Blue Devil Tennis Opens Playoffs With 6-0 Win – Brevard NC

The Blue Devil boys' tennis team opened the state 2-A dual-team tournament Tuesday with a 6-0 victory over visiting Surrey Central. The first two singles matches went Brevard's way... — Updated 4/29/2015


Austin Jenkins Receives Bonnie Cone Award At UNC-C – Brevard NC

Austin Jenkins has been awarded the 2015 Bonnie Cone Award, UNC Charlotte's most prestigious award each year to a member of the university's senior class. Jenkins, who will... — Updated 4/29/2015


Rosman FFA Will Host Annual Auction Saturday – Rosman NC

The Rosman High School chapter of Future Farmers of America is hosting its third annual chicken and farm auction Saturday. Anyone may bring items to sell at the auction. All healthy poultry are welcome – chickens, hens,... — Updated 4/29/2015


Transylvania Kindergarten Orientation Underway – Transylvania County NC

Students and parents in Transylvania County continue to take their first steps as members of the Class of 2028. Over a two-week period, the community's newest students are... — Updated 4/29/2015


Senior Games Kick Off With Fleet Feet, Flying

Husband and wife duo, Don (right) and Camille Ziegler race down Brevard College's track in Tuesday's 400-meter dash. (Times photos by Robbie Robertson)... — Updated 4/29/2015


Bojangles Cuts The Ribbon

Bojangles held its official ribbon cutting on Earth Day, April 24. From left to right are Frank Debiase, Amber Nelson, Amanda Housand, Jimmy Harris, Jeff Chase, Megan Hicks, Doug... — Updated 4/29/2015


Council On Aging Makes Plans

Vicki Jennings, Robert Anderson, Sylvia Petit, Sheila Galloway, and Paula Bennett Paddick, members on the Council on Aging, are shown making plans for Transylvania County's Older Americans Month. The celebration will take place on... — Updated 4/29/2015


DAR Donates $7,000 Toward Silvermont Renovations – Brevard NC

At the April 13 meeting of the Waightstill Avery Chapter NSDAR, members voted to contribute $4,500 to the Transylvania County Historical Society toward the cost of installing a new heating and cooling system at Silvermont mansion... — Updated 4/29/2015


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Blantyre Baptist Mark 209, a Southern Gospel Quartet from Nashville, Tenn. will be in concert Saturday at 7 p.m. at Blantyre Baptist Church. Pastor Ron Nelson and the congregation invite the public to attend. Brevard Friends Brevar... — Updated 4/29/2015


Wet Weather Doesn't Stop Hopeful Runners – Brevard NC

Saturday, April 25, hundreds of runners and walkers from the Brevard community inspired hope by participating in the 3rd annual Legacy Run presented by Hunter Subaru, Food Matters... — Updated 4/29/2015


Communities Raise More Than $7,000 For Michelle Wilkins At Oskar Blues Breweries – Brevard NC

The communities of Longmont, Colo. and Brevard, both homes to Michelle Wilkins, came together this past Saturday to support her and her family and help raise funds for Michelle's recovery. In addition to an initial $10,000 from Osk... — Updated 4/29/2015


Project Aims To Raise Funds For Prison Ministry – Brevard NC

As part of her senior project, Lauren Cornett will be hosting a “raffle off” at this Friday’s softball and baseball games at Brevard High School. The tickets are $10 and the prizes range from a free two-night stay at a bed... — Updated 4/29/2015


St. Philip's Grants Support The Community – Brevard NC

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and its Outreach Committee made grants totaling $64,000 for the year 2015. The grants were awarded to 18 agencies in Transylvania County that meet the criteria of... — Updated 4/29/2015


Hearing Loss Expo Slated For May 7 At N.C. Ag Center – Brevard NC

The Brevard Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) President Rosemary Tuite has announced the chapter’s participation in the upcoming Hearing Loss and Accessibility Expo scheduled for Thursday, May 7. The... — Updated 4/29/2015


News of Organizations

AARP AARP Chapter 8 will have their “lunch-out” meeting at Olive Garden on Airport Road, in Arden, May 13 at 11:15 a.m. Visitors are welcome, however, reservations (Dutch Treat) are required. Chapter 8 is the oldest chapter in... — Updated 4/29/2015


County Democratic Women Host Annual Meeting – Brevard NC

Approximately 50 people representing 12 counties of western North Carolina attended the Region 1 Annual Meeting of the Democratic Women of North Carolina. The meeting was held in... — Updated 4/29/2015


The Dubber Brings His Blues To 185 King Street May 1 – Brevard NC

The Dubber will perform Friday, May 1, at 8 p.m. at 185 King Street in Brevard. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. In the tradition of the Mississippi Delta Bluesmen, The Dubber confronts the world with only his words... — Updated 4/29/2015


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