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Person Injured During Box Derby Race Dies-Brevard NC

Gary Kendrick, one of the six people injured May 27 during the box derby race at the White Squirrel Festival, has died. Kendrick, 66, died Saturday at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Brevard Police...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 4, 2018

Teacher Of The Year Goes To Missy West

Missy West of Rosman Middle School was named Teacher of the Year at an awards ceremony held in the Rogow Room of the Transylvania County Library last Thursday evening. Rhonda Whitmire, who presented...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 4, 2018

Board Backs 2.5-Cents Tax Hike For Courthouse

A 2.5-cents property tax increase to help pay for the proposed new courthouse is scheduled to be approved as part of the county’s 2019 fiscal year budget. During this past Thursday’s budget workshop, the Board of Commissioners reached unanimous c...

 

Stroupe Murder Trial Delayed

Superior Court Judge Robert Bell has denied Phillip Michael Stroupe II’s motion to move his first-degree murder trial out of Henderson County. Bell did grant the defense motion to continue the trial from the current date of July 23. Defense...

 

Charlie Whitmire Recalls Life On The Road

What's it like to tour the country singing soul tunes for packed clubs on the tail of the Civil Rights movement? Just ask Charlie Whitmire, Brevard's very own octogenarian soul singer. Whitmire, 85, h...

 

Castro Receives Rotary's Highest Honor

Joe Castro, Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest member, recently received Rotary International's highest honor, the Service Above Self Award. This honor recognizes Rotarians who demonstrate Rotary's motto,...

 

Picturing The Past: Historical Perspective Of Hogback Township

Hogback is one of eight townships in Transylvania County. It covers approximately 60 square miles in the southwestern potion of the county. The area is bordered by Jackson County to the west and...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    June 4, 2018

Mike Vandegrift Retires As Blue Devil Tennis Coach

After more than two decades, during which he built one of the most successful and consistent athletic programs in the state, Brevard High School tennis coach Mike Vandegrift decided it was time to...

 

Brevard College Releases 2018 Men's Soccer Schedule

Brevard College men’s soccer head coach Bob Winch recently released the team’s 2018 schedule, which includes nine home games at Ives-Lemel Field. The Tornados begin the regular season on Sept. 1 with a trip to West Point, Ga., to take on Point...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    June 4, 2018

Slew Of Tigers Named To SMC All-Conference Team

The Rosman Tiger baseball team was one of the best in the Smoky Mountain Conference this past season, and that showed when the annual all-conference roster was recently released. In total, eight...

 
 By Davd Whitmire    Outdoors    June 4, 2018

French Broad River Users Must Beware Debris

Recently, others and myself rescued a 12-year-old girl who had been stuck on a downed tree across the French Broad. This young woman could not even swim, and she was tubing on high water. This was...

 

Woodsy Owl Looking For Club Members

The Cradle of Forestry in America announces their summer nature and educational series, “Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club” every Wednesday and Thursday, beginning June 13 and ending Aug. 2. Programs are held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Curiosity...

 

Season Opener To Celebrate Leonard Berstein

The Brevard Com-munity Band celebrates the music of Leonard Bernstein at its opening concert on Sunday, June 10, at 3 p.m. in the Brevard Music Center's Straus Auditorium. To honor the centenary of...

 

Summer Youth Reading Program Begins June 7

Beginning June 7, children and teens can rise to the reading challenge with this year’s summer reading incentive program “Libraries Rock!” at the Transylvania County Library. A key goal of the Summer Reading program is to maintain reading...

 

BMC 2018 Festival Features Performances By Adam Holzman, Texas Guitar Quartet And Randy Brecker

On June 22, Brevard Music Center (BMC) officially launches its 2018 summer music festival, spanning 80 performances from June through August in the captivating Blue Ridge Mountains of western North...

 

Vietnam Veterans: James Boatwright Supported Fellow Marines

When asked about his tour in Vietnam, Purvis James Boatwright Jr. responds with a mixture of enthusiasm and regret. During the war, Boatwright was a captain in the Marine Corps, serving as a radar intercept operator (RIO) on the F-4 Phantom, a...

 

United Way's TRAIN Hosts Volunteer Fair For Agencies

United Way of Tran-sylvania County's TRAIN program and the Transyl-vania Public Library hosted a "Celebration of Volun-teers" on Monday, May 14, in the library's Rogow Room. Attendees toured the...

 

Art Informs Environmental Focus At PFE

Have you driven past Pisgah Forest Elementary School lately? Have you wondered what those unusual sculptures are on the front lawn? What have they got to do with the school's focus on the...

 

Vernon Alfred Bishop

Vernon Alfred Bishop, 76, of Lake Toxaway, passed away June 1, 2018. He was born Aug. 1, 1941, in Patrick County, Va., to the late Barzy and Essie Anderson Bishop. He was a 1960 graduate of Big Creek High School in War, W.Va. He was employed by...

 

Gary Kendrick

Gary Kendrick, 66, of Brevard, died peacefully Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Mission Hospital in Asheville following a tragic accident. His family surrounded him at the time of his death. He was born May...

 

David Sheridan McCoy

David Sheridan McCoy, 71, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Brian Center. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Joseph Grant and Elsie Brooks McCoy. In...

 

Judy Lavonia Mashburn

Judy Lavonda Mashburn, 79, went to be with her Lord, and reunited with her loving husband, on June 2, 2018, at Mission St. Joseph Hospital. A native of Waynesville, she resided on Hart Road in Little River from 1976 until her death. She was the...

 

Teaching More Than Academics

On the front page of today’s B section, readers will find two stories about the senior class presidents and student body presidents at Brevard and Rosman high schools. While their stories reflect their self-confidence and academic preparation for...

 

The Beat Goes On

As good things continue to happen (he is signing a bill that will allow terminally ill patients to be administered experimental drugs not approved by the FDA. I look at that as positive and I’m sure many families will as well) and president Trump...

 

Another Step Toward Destroying Democracy

The majority of us who oppose the Presidency of Donald Trump awake each morning to see what his administration has unleashed on the most vulnerable in our society; what new assaults have been made on our environment; what scientific agencies have...

 

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