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Police: Holes In Ingles Roof Were Deliberate-Brevard NC

The Brevard Police Department is investigating criminal damage to the Ingles Market roof that was reported Wednesday. Initially, an official at Ingles reported the leaks were the result of the rain...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 17, 2018

Transylvania Battered By Heavy Rains

Transylvania County survived an onslaught of rain Wednesday morning, a few accidents and some flooding. Wilson Road was also badly damaged. "Wilson Road (between U.S. 276 and Elm Bend Road) has been t...

 

Will Cathey Edges Out Danny Hein After Provisional Ballot Count-Brevard NC

After the counting of provisional ballots Friday, Will Cathey has come out ahead of Danny Hein for the second Republican Party nomination in the Board of Commissioners' race. During today's canvass, the Board of Elections reported that David Guice...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 17, 2018

Volunteers Complete Multiple Projects In Pisgah

For the recent Pisgah Pride Day 2018, there were 300 volunteers working on 19 projects across the Pisgah Ranger District. During the day, the volunteers: •installed a new sign at the Ranger Station; •cleared brush from 27 miles of trails;...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 17, 2018

Academy Approves Budget For FY19

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors unanimously approved the school budget for fiscal year 2019, which begins July 1, 2018. The projected net surplus for Brevard Academy for FY19 is $23,442. Board Vice Chair and...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 17, 2018

Birders Get An Eyeful During Tour

"Chick-bree. Chick-bree. Chick-bree." At the sound, Michael Plauche paused his group of fellow birders who were on the lookout for the scarlet tanager, a medium-sized American songbird. For the past...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 17, 2018

Brevard Music Center Receives $15,000 Grant

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is a $15,000 art works grant to Brevard...

 

Muddy Sneakers

With the ubiquity of electronic devices– video games, cell phones, tablets, television, etc. – many youth rarely spend time outdoors. The prevalence and immoderate use of such devices and some of their negative impacts on children has been well...

 

No More Upscale Restaurants

Now that Jaime’s restaurant has closed, I am hoping that our city officials will give more careful consideration to the next restaurant which they approve. We need a good, affordable family restaurant with a varied menu in our city. We do not need...

 

Area Is A Floral Eden

Recently I have seen over 30 species of wild flowers on one hike north of Cashiers, a constant changing variety of wild spring flowers on the Estatoe Trail, stands of Oconee bell northwest of Brevard, and an amazing display of hundreds of lady...

 

Kudos

Kudos to the staff at Transylvania Regional Hospital. We are fortunate in having such dedicated people in our local hospital. Applause to all. Bernice Arnold Brevard...

 

June House Concert To Feature Three World Class Musicians

On June 7 a very intimate event with three world-class musicians will be held at the Brevard home of John and Kristine Candler. The concert will feature Paul Huang, violin; Danbi Um, violin; and...

 

"Color Our World" For June At Asheville Gallery Of Art

Asheville Gallery of Art’s June show, “Color Our World,” will feature the work of Reda Kay whose use of vividly bold color and symbolism captures the essence of time and place. The show runs June 1-30 during gallery hours, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mo...

 

UNCA Authors To Read At Malaprop's May 20

Contributing writers to UNC Asheville's literary magazine, The Great Smokies Review, will share their works when the monthly Writers at Home series has its final public reading of the spring at 3 p.m....

 

House Of Hamill To Take Stage At ISIS Music Hall

House of Hamill, a musical duo described as “Radiohead meets Riverdance,” will perform at the Isis Music Hall on Saturday, June 2. Asheville audiences may recognize Brian Buchanan, one of the front men with the Celtic folk-rock band, Enter the...

 

AAUW Concludes Spring With Celebrations Of Its Educational Mission

The series of mission celebrations started off with two of the three Brevard College scholarship recipients coming to thank AAUW members for their scholarships. These two graduating seniors were...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 17, 2018

Brevard's Ava Findlay Commits To UNC-Greensboro

For the past four years, Ava Findlay has been one the most consistent runners on the Brevard High School cross country and track team. Now, she will hope to continue that success at the next level...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 17, 2018

Blue Devils One Win Away From Trip To State Finals

Facing their first true test of the playoffs, the Brevard Blue Devils passed with flying colors on Monday and are now just one game away from making a trip to their fifth straight 2A state...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 17, 2018

Katelyn McKinney Joins Tornado Volleyball Team

When it came time for Rosman senior Katelyn McKinney to choose a school, and a new team to play for, after graduating, she decided to stay close to home. After three years as a member of the Lady...

 

Blue Devils Send A Dozen Qualifiers To State Track Meet

Brevard will need a full size bus for their trip to Greensboro this weekend after a memorable meet at the 2A West Region saw them qualify 12 athletes for state. The Blue Devils opened the meet well, qualifying both the boys and girls 4 x 800-meter...

 

Cow Patty Bingo At BHS On Saturday Night

The Brevard High School Blue Devil Club is hosting Cow Patty Bingo this Saturday and is encouraging the public to come out for an evening of fun. The event begins at 5 p.m. on the Blue Devil baseball field, rain or shine. There will food, drinks...

 

Rosman Hosting Sports Physicals On Thursday

Rosman High School is hosting a day of sports physicals for athletes Thursday afternoon at the RHS gym. The event runs from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is free to any rising middle or high student at Rosman. Physicals will take place at the new...

 

Delayed Trout Harvest Streams To Open June 2

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open 34 trout streams and two lakes classified as delayed harvest to trout harvest on June 2 through Sept. 30. From 6 a.m. until 11:59 a.m., delayed harvest waters are open only to anglers 17 years old and...

 

BRCC Graduates Come Full Circle To Co-Teach

Poke your head in Allan Smith's office any time during the week and you are likely to see a student hanging out with the very approachable Blue Ridge biology instructor. J.C. McCarson had many...

 

TCS Educational Foundation Welcomes New Director

Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) has announced the hiring of a new executive director, Shannon Meadows Allison. Allison is a native of western North Carolina and a resident...

 

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