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Memorable Day

Sgt. James Golden (above) and his daughter, Dakota, had a good day Saturday at the White Squirrel Festival in downtown Brevard. Saturday morning a Memorial Day parade was held as well. Music...

 

Winners Named In Box Derby Races – Brevard NC

The following are the winners from the weekend's Squirrel Box Derby races: (8-11 years old) • 1st Place, Lagati, Hudson Grothe, 9; • 2nd Place, Freedom Flyer, Nadia Revis, 10; • 3rd Place,...

 

With The Services

Air Force Airman Caleb R. Rice graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included...

 

Local United Way Reps Take Part In 'Hill Day' – Brevard NC

A delegation from United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) trekked to Washington, DC, as part of United Way Worldwide's Capitol Hill Day May 14. The group lobbied Congress to help working families in...

 

PARI Participates In STEM Day In Raleigh – Rosman NC

The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute was represented during STEM Day at the General Assembly in Raleigh Tuesday, May 20. President Don Cline, Vice President Dave Clavier and Comm-unications...

 

DAR Awards $10,000 Grant For Silvermont – Brevard NC

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) announced that the organization will be donating $10,000 to the Transylvania County Historical Society to support the Silvermont Centennial Committee’s effort to repair and...

 
 By Gail Comer    Lifestyles    May 26, 2014

Pretty Lavender Has Many Beneficial Uses

After moving to Brevard in 2002, I discovered that our soil is what one native called “rotten rock.” The drainage was great but the soil lacked nutrition. Whatever could I grow? One of my favorite plants is lavender — attractive, fragrant, and...

 

First Brevard Short Film Festival Set For This Weekend – Brevard NC

The first annual Brevard Short Film Festival (BSFF) is scheduled to screen over 40 short films Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1 at Brevard College. Films begin at 11 a.m. Saturday and run through...

 

College Walk Hosts Musicke Antiqua – Brevard NC

Musicke Antiqua will perform in the auditorium of College Walk Retirement Community in Brevard, Saturday, June 7, at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. The program will include music...

 

CATS Will Stage Witty Murder Mystery May 29-31 – Connestee Falls NC

It's Murder! or is it? "Murder by Natural Causes," a witty, suspense-filled mystery follows the devious plot concocted by beautiful Allison Sinclair to murder her husband, world-famous mentalist Arthur Sinclair. Arthur is a very rich man who has...

 

Roberts Uses Humor In Difficult Times

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Galloway, Steven. “The Confabulist.” Martin’s fate is somehow tightly tied to the world-famous magician Harry Houdini. Part illusion, part love story this tale explor...

 

Local Author Publishes Retirement Planning Book – Brevard NC

Highland Books has announced that Janet Metzinger will be at the bookstore Thursday, May 29 at 3 p.m. to introduce her new book, "Today, Tomorrow, Hereafter: Retirement Planning and Legacy...

 

Library To Host Summer Concerts On Friday Nights – Brevard NC

The Summer Outdoor Concert Series at the Transylvania County Library is back! The public is invited every Friday in June for a lively mix of bluegrass and Americana music. Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the Transylvania County...

 

Justice Beasley Seeks Equal Justice For All – Brevarde NC

A sellout crowd filled the library last Monday for the Transylvania County Democratic Women's Ninth Annual Spring Luncheon. This year's focus was women of achievement. Special guest speaker N.C. Supre...

 

Technology Is Changing How We Teach

In my last column, I reported some of the conversations I had with Brevard and Rosman Middle School students at the end of the Golden LEAF Foundation's 1:1 Teaching and Learning grant for...

 

DeCristofaro Will Present At Harvard – Brevard NC

Brevard College adjunct faculty member and alumnus Jason DeCristofaro, along with UNC-Asheville humanities professor and Asheville Ballet director Ann Dunn, will present at the International Journal...

 

Rosman Elementary Needs Books – Rosman NC

Have you ever heard of the term summer loss? This is not a seasonal diet or exercise program, but a troubling trend in which students lose valuable literacy skills when they stop reading during their break from school. Many children are susceptible...

 

Young Scientists Advance To National Events

While competing in the 2014 North Carolina State Science and Engineering Fair, Joe Roberts and Lauren Tooley (below) won an all-expenses paid trip to Houston, Texas, to represent North Carolina at...

 

Toxaway Falls Garden Presents Six $1,000 Scholarships – Lake Toxaway NC

This is the 20th year Toxaway Falls Garden Club has presented scholarships to graduating seniors at Rosman High School. The club has given over $80,000 to 65 local students in the past 20 years. All...

 

Transylvanians In College

Emory University Monday, May 12, in Atlanta, Ga., Maglyn Brenna Wood Bertrand graduated summa cum laude from Emory University, with majors in Latin American studies and music. Bertrand grew up on the...

 

McKool Joins Food Matters Market Team – Brevard NC

Dr. Jackie McKool joins Food Matters Market team as the new manager for their health and beauty department. McKool, D.C., DABCI is a graduate of Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, S.C. where she received the Clinical Excellence Award...

 

Plaza Geribaldi Opens

Plaza Geribaldi opened in on East Main Street in Brevard last week. Left to right are Isaiah Mercado, Lily Mercado, Ezekial Mercado, Zuriel Mercado, Citlalmina Gonzalez, Olvin Lopez, Patricia...

 

Worley And Hallimore Are Designated SRES – Brevard NC

Rebecca Worley and Lynn Hallimore, brokers with Sandra Purcell & Associates, Inc. have both earned the seniors real estate specialist (SRES) designation, announced the firm's managing broker...

 

Ginger Salon And Spa Adds Staff – Brevard NC

Ginger M. Salon and Spa, on Jordan Street in Brevard, has announced the addition of four new members to its team of professional stylists and spa therapists. Joy Poe has been with the salon as a...

 

Stew's Heating And Cooling Staff Receives Certification

Brian Wilson, Adam Stewart, Matt Lawson, Derek Owen, and Chris Calaway all recently received their NATE Heat Pump certification. (Courtesy photo)...

 

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