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Articles from the June 12, 2017 edition

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'New' Retail Stores Coming

It's not easy to renovate a 77-year-old building, but according to local retail business owners' Dee Dee and Jimmy Perkins, the effort has been well worth it. The couple, along with... — Updated 6/13/2017

 By John Lanier    Education

BHS Graduates Come Together As 'Family'

Overcoming adversity, supporting one another and creating one's future were the common themes of those speaking before 153 graduates at Brevard High's commencement ceremony Friday... — Updated 6/13/2017


Brevard College Honors Lifetime Supporters

On May 18, in a unique ceremony that traces its roots to pre-medieval Europe, Brevard College showed appreciation to those who quietly and consistently change the lives of its... — Updated 6/12/2017


Ruth Elaine Jones Memorial Scholarship Expanded - Transylvania County, NC

In 2017, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) expanded the Ruth Jones Memorial Scholarship to make two $1,500 awards each year - one for a graduating senior at Brevard High... — Updated 6/12/2017


Edward Leonard Hombordy

Edward Leonard Hombordy, 88, of Brevard, passed away June 2, 2017, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Born Aug. 12, 1928, in Passaic, N.J., he was the son of Elsa and Steven Hombordy... — Updated 6/12/2017


John Tremba Sr.

John Tremba Sr., 87, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017. A native of Carteret, N.J., he was a son of the late Paul Tremba and Mary Condas Tremba. In addition to... — Updated 6/12/2017


Charles "Chuck" Dunbar

Charles "Chuck" Dunbar, 51, of Brevard, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away June 4, 2017, after a courageous, almost year-long battle with cancer. He was outgoing, dependable,... — Updated 6/12/2017


Geneva Jones Thomas

Geneva Jones Thomas, 94, of Lake Toxaway, was called home to heaven by her Savior Thursday, June 8 2017, after a long and full life. Born Nov. 25, 1922, she was the daughter of the... — Updated 6/12/2017


Eric McKinney Promoted To Tornados' Head LAX Coach- Brevard, NC

Brevard College Vice President for Strategic Planning & Athletic Director Juan Mascaro announced last Wednesday the hiring of Eric McKinney as the fourth men’s lacrosse coach in school history. “It is with great pleasure that I... — Updated 6/12/2017


Wildlife Commission Accepting Photo Contest Submissions

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is accepting entries to its 13th annual Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition until 5 p.m., Sept. 1, 2017. The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers of all ages,... — Updated 6/12/2017


Summer Rec League Hoops Kicks Off Week One Of Play - Brevard, NC

The time has come once again for local hardwood stars to take to the court and compete for the coveted Transylvania County recreation basketball league championship belt. This year’s league features 10 teams, with players from... — Updated 6/12/2017


'I Hope You Know...' To Provide 'Boy Stuff' - Brevard, NC

Rebecca Worley's son, Ben, died unexpectedly in August of 2016. She has decided to honor his memory in a way that will benefit others and will speak to who Ben was and what he... — Updated 6/12/2017


Library's Bag Lunch Series Focuses On North Carolina Lighthouses - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Library’s Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in June with “From a Fire on the Beach to A Diamond in the Sky: N.C. Lighthouses” presented by Kevin Duffus on Tuesday, June 20. The program begins at noon in... — Updated 6/12/2017


Realty Firms Partner With Library Group - Brevard, NC

A number of local realty firms are partnering with the Friends of the Library (FOL) in a recently launched effort to introduce new residents to the Transylvania County Library’s many services and programs. The realtors are... — Updated 6/12/2017


PNF Pre-Draft Plan Released, Public Comments Open Until Sept. 1

The title "pre-draft" may sound a little odd, but that's exactly what was released a couple of weeks back when the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) rolled out the latest in the... — Updated 6/12/2017


Ruff Named Head Coach Of Legion Post 77

Rosman baseball's assistant coach Scotty Ruff was recently named head coach of the American Legion Post 77 baseball team, which features players from Transylvania and surrounding... — Updated 6/12/2017


PARI Brings ROVERS Robots To Brevard College

An exciting project will be available to Brevard College students, thanks to a $260,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The Remotely Operated Vehicles for Engaging and... — Updated 6/12/2017

 By Ellen OBrien    Education

First Connestee Falls Scholarship Recipient Surprised

In 1987, Jon Levi was sitting in the Brevard High School auditorium listening to the names of scholarship recipients being read when, to his complete surprise, he heard his name... — Updated 6/12/2017

 By Kae Parker    Education

Everyday Education: The Early Developmental Years Are So Important

Years ago, I was asked to speak to the local Kiwanis about early childhood education. I thought, “This is an audience of older, retired men...What am I going to tell them about Early Childhood Education?” So I thought that I... — Updated 6/12/2017


New At The Library: Travel Guides Cover States, Overseas Trips

These travel guides are now available at the Transylvania County Library: United States Benson, Sara. “California’s Best Trips: 33 Amazing Road Trips.” Filled with beautiful color photography, this guide covers all of... — Updated 6/12/2017


Brooks To Celebrate 53 Years Of Marriage

Dr. Clyde and Linda Brooks, of Brevard, will celebrate their 53rd wedding anniversary June 13, 2017. They were wed June 13, 1964, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. They have raised three... — Updated 6/12/2017


Loyalty To The Constitution, Not Individuals  

In the past few weeks there has been much discussion about the president and loyalty. The focal point has been President Trump’s apparent request that former FBI director James Comey be loyal to him. Some find such a request... — Updated 6/12/2017


Clarence R. "Pat" Patty

Clarence R. “Pat” Patty, 99, of Hendersonville, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the Carolina Village Medical Center. He has family in Transylvania County. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors will announce the... — Updated 6/12/2017


Herbert Donald "Don" Dobbins

Herbert Donald “Don“ Dobbins, 77, of Brevard, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. He was a son of the late Thomas Dobbins and Ella Owens Dobbins. In addition to his parents, he was also... — Updated 6/12/2017


Church League Softball In Full Swing

With the long days of summer come the Transylvania County summer church league softball season. This year, eight teams have taken to the diamond with the goal of winning the league... — Updated 6/12/2017


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