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McCall To Discuss Diet And Disease – Brevard NC

Some common and serious diseases can be prevented or conquered via a diet change, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer and obesity. The Mayo Clinic suggests that for diabetes, losing just seven percent of one’s body weight... — Updated 5/11/2015


Downtown Brevard Changes Gradually

Over the next several weeks Picturing the Past will look at downtown Brevard - its development, what's changed, and what hasn't. When the town was originally laid out in the 1860s,... — Updated 5/11/2015


Hogsed-Raxter Reunion Planned

The annual Hogsed-Raxter reunion will be held at See-Off Community Center Sunday, May 17, at 1 p.m. This gathering reunites the descendants of some of the first families to settle on See-Off Mountain. This annual reunion has been... — Updated 5/11/2015


Sensei Frank Robinson Trains Area Karate Kids – Brevard NC

"Sensei" is a Japanese word that is literally translated as "person born before another." In general usage, it is used...with a person's name and means "teacher." Sensei Frank, as... — Updated 5/11/2015


News of Organizations

Democratic Men’s Club The Transylvania County Democratic Men’s Club will welcome Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris to its meeting Thursday, May 14. Harris will be speaking about law enforcement in Brevard in light of national... — Updated 5/11/2015


DAR To Honor Revolutionary War Patriot Davidson – Brevard NC

Daughters of the American Revolution chapters from Brevard (Waightstill Avery Chapter) and Hendersonville (Joseph McDowell Chapter) are planning a wreath laying and grave marking ceremony honoring Revolutionary War Patriot... — Updated 5/11/2015


Fannie Mae Fisher Stamey

Fannie Mae Fisher Stamey, 95, of Lake Toxaway, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, May 7, 2015, at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Bell Aiken Fisher. Her... — Updated 5/11/2015


Mary Jane Passmore Raine

Mary Jane Passmore Raines, 71, of Brevard, was called home to be with her Heavenly Father and to be together with her parents again Friday, May 8, 2015, at the John F. Keever Solace Center, in Asheville. A native of Jackson... — Updated 5/11/2015


Cindy Owens

Cindy Owens, 54, of Etowah, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015, surrounded by friends and family at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock after a short battle with cancer. Born in Henderson County, she was the daughter of Doug Owens,... — Updated 5/11/2015


Howard E. Barnes

Howard E. Barnes, 92, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of Bristol, Conn., he was a son of the late Dana and Jennie Smith... — Updated 5/11/2015


Cradle Of Forestry Hosts 'Schencko De Mayo' – Pisgah Forest NC

It was a beautiful evening last Tuesday as the Cradle of Forestry hosted the third annual "Schenck You" event. This year's event coincided with Cinco de Mayo and was aptly named... — Updated 5/11/2015


Emergency Landing

A man on his way to Etowah from Chattanooga, Tenn., made an emergency landing in Mac Owen's field along N.C. 215 Friday afternoon. When he switched gas tanks, the fuel stopped feeding the engine and he glided to the open pasture.... — Updated 5/11/2015


Goats Eat Their Way Through Invasive Plants - Brevard NC

Recently, a herd of six goats arrived apparently eager to work in the woods just above Rice Street Community Garden in an area owned by St. Philip's Episcopal Church. The targets... — Updated 5/11/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Burro Racing: Donkeys, Distance Runs - Brevard NC

While the sight of a woman running through the forests of DuPont following a donkey and holding onto the reins for dear life might be strange to some, for one local resident, it's j... — Updated 5/11/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Century Of Life Honored - Brevard NC

It was a special afternoon last Thursday as members of the Transylvania County Council on Aging gathered at Silvermont to honor Transylvanians 100 years of age and older. Robert... — Updated 5/11/2015


Hope And Change For Iran

The current discussions between the Obama Administration and the Iranian government regarding its nuclear development program may have begun as a negotiation intended to prohibit Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. But that... — Updated 5/11/2015


Awesome News

Today is May 7, and we have had an awesome touch of news today! We have been so very blessed by everyone’s love, compassion and giving! Without you we would not have even come this far. In the beginning, Feb. 20, 2015 Chaplain... — Updated 5/11/2015


Oskar Blues Presents First Ever Beer Relay - Brevard NC

Oskar Blues Brewery will launch the country’s first-ever trail running and beer drinking race series, The Beer Relay, in conjunction with the Burning Can Beer Festivals. Designed by Adventure Fit, to blend craft beer culture with... — Updated 5/11/2015



How refreshing it is to read Charles Brendle’s commentary that is so straight forward, unbiased statement of facts (Re: “Gloves Off,” plus many previously.) Keep it coming, Charles. Robert J. McGarry Pisgah... — Updated 5/11/2015


McCoy Is A Gem!

I would like to thank Billy McCoy, realtor and owner of Re/Max in Brevard, for his tremendous assistance and wonderful customer service. When Chris and I moved here from Ohio, we were blessed to find Billy as our real estate... — Updated 5/11/2015


Police Were Called

I want to thank Laurie McCrary for her comments and her compassionate attitude toward our pet family members. I will just mention that there is more to this story than meets the eye. Yes, the homeowner abandoned the house and the... — Updated 5/11/2015


New Bike Trail In Gorges Park Needs Your Vote - Brevard NC

Gorges State Park needs your vote to help it secure a $100,000 grant to fund a gravity mountain bike trail, and voting starts today. As previously reported, Gorges State Park, in collaboration with the Friends of Gorges State Park... — Updated 5/11/2015


Tom Brady

He will go down as one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all times. Unfortunately, his legacy is tarnished as a result of the Deflate Scandal. He joins the infamous fallen sport’s heroes such as Pete Rose, Lance Armstrong, and... — Updated 5/11/2015


Revenue Surpluses

The state of North Carolina received a bit of good news last week when the Office of State Budget and Management projected a $400 million revenue surplus for the fiscal year ending June 30. Some legislators, such as Senate leader... — Updated 5/11/2015


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