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Ask Us: White Squirrel Dogs

Did White Squirrel Festival organizers make a change in the rule this year to allow dogs at the festival? The city does not officially allow dogs at the festival. Heath Seymour, executive director of the Heart of Brevard, said he... — Updated 5/30/2017


Good News For Brevard

As reported last Thursday, June 2, downtown Brevard is a busy place. Buildings are being constructed and renovated and business space is at a premium. According to Heath Seymour, executive director of the Heart of Brevard, about... — Updated 6/7/2016

 By John Lanier    Features

Different Paths Lead To, From Rosman High – Rosman NC

Both Tyler Petit and Shay Combs have taken two different paths to their leadership positions at Rosman High School and both plan to take distinctly different paths once they... — Updated 6/6/2016

 By Randall Stewart    Sports

Tornados' Safety Marcus Lunsford Vying For NFL Spot – Brevard NC

A quarterback from Oregon. A running back from Boise State. An Oklahoma offensive lineman. A defensive back from Brevard. A Michigan State tight end. Does anything seem out of place... — Updated 6/6/2016


White Squirrel 5K, 10K Full Race Results

The following are the results from the White Squirrel 5K and 10K races held last Saturday in downtown Brevard. The event was sponsored by the Brevard Rotary Club. Results are listed by age category and include the participant’s... — Updated 6/6/2016


Looking Glass 50, 100 Mile Races Set For Saturday – Brevard NC

On Saturday, our local roads will be the course for bicyclists competing in the 3rd Annual Looking Glass Tour. Starting and finishing at Oskar Blues Brewery, there will be a 50 mile and 100 mile course for participants to choose... — Updated 6/6/2016


Graham Qualifies For National Track Competition – Brevard NC

Brevard junior Noah Graham qualified for New Balance Outdoor National Track and Field Championships late Saturday night after running 4:17.43 for the full mile at the NC/SC Border Clash. Graham did this despite a two-hour severe... — Updated 6/6/2016

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Dotson, Foster Sign To Play For Brevard College – Brevard NC

Brevard College added some local flair to its baseball team with the signing of Rosman's Cam Dotson and Brevard's Bryce Foster last Thursday. The pair served important leadership... — Updated 6/6/2016


Robert Hamilton Was The First Sheriff Of Transylvania County

The early minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Transylvania County contain a wealth of information about the development of the county during the Civil War and... — Updated 6/6/2016


Study Finds Boys & Girls Clubs A Good Investment – Brevard NC

A study commissioned by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) has found that its local clubs, such as Transylvania County's Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club, provide nearly $10... — Updated 6/6/2016


News Of Organizations

Brevard Hearing Loss Association The Brevard Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) will hold its monthly meeting Saturday, June 11, at 1 p.m. in the Carlson Conference Room of the Transylvania Regional Hospital... — Updated 6/6/2016


Honoring Local Veterans

Veterans, members of the VFW Auxiliary and members of Boy Scout Troop 613 and Cub Scout Pack 613 pose at the veterans monument in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens... — Updated 6/6/2016

 By John Lanier    Features

Students Find BHS Challenging And Nurturing – Brevard NC

Harris and Jessie Thrower, Brevard High School has provided a nurturing environment where they have been able to realize their potential as students and leaders. Harris, who spent... — Updated 6/6/2016


Flying By

Flying The 13th annual Fletcher Flyer was held in the "Cycling Capital of the South" on Sunday. Hundreds of riders started, and finished, at Oskar Blues Brewery. The event included... — Updated 6/6/2016


Singing The Blues

Friday and Saturday's blues festival at Brevard Music Center featured the sounds of The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bettye Lavette and others. (Courtesy photos by Dan... — Updated 6/6/2016


BMC Announces Gillian Welch To Play As Part Of 80th Celebration-Brevard NC

The celebration of Brevard Music Center's 80th Anniversary has added a BMC Presents concert starring Gillian Welch at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium.... — Updated 6/6/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Another Fatality Reported At Local Waterfall -Brevard NC

A Mill Springs man is dead after attempting to climb High Falls in DuPont State Recreational Forest and falling on Saturday evening. Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney said... — Updated 6/6/2016


John Michael Sanders

John Michael Sanders, 55, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., husband of Cynthia Aspinwall Sanders, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016. His funeral service was held Monday, June 6, 2016 at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, 302 Hibben Street, at 4... — Updated 6/6/2016


Leighton W. "Chick" Martin

Leighton "Chick" Martin, 87, died June 3, 2016, following a year of declining health. Born in Montgomery County, N.C., he was the son of the late Charles Howell and Mary Wright... — Updated 6/6/2016


Patricia Jean Dells Doster

Patricia Jean Dells Doster, 85, of Asheville, died Monday, May 30, 2016, at the Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Health Care Center.     A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, she was... — Updated 6/6/2016


Legal Notices for June 6, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA CREDITORS’ NOTICE   Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Carl J. Atkins, deceased, of the County of Transylvania, State of North Carolina, this is to notify all persons,... — Updated 6/6/2016 Full story

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Deputy Shoots Aggressive Bear In Lake Toxaway - Brevard NC

A Transylvania County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a mother black bear after it became aggressive toward two Lake Toxaway residents last month, leaving three small cubs as orphans. Sheriff David Mahoney said a deputy was... — Updated 6/6/2016


Favors The Ecusta Trail

The Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club would like to align itself with the members of the county Planning Board who favor retaining the creation of the Ecusta Trail in the long-term comprehensive planning document for Transylvania... — Updated 6/6/2016


All Voters Have A Ballot In Tuesday's Primary - Brevard NC

In Tuesday’s primary in Transylvania County, there will be a Democratic ballot, with the partisan office of U.S. House of Representatives District 11 race and the nonpartisan office of N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice. “I w... — Updated 6/6/2016


Keep Electronics Recycling Laws

The North Carolina Senate is considering legislation that would repeal the state’s electronics recycling program and end a 2010 ban on electronics in landfills. Such legislation is short-sighted and dangerous. One of the reasons... — Updated 6/6/2016


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