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SylvanSport Hosts Owner Rally At PARI For This Summer's Total Solar Eclipse

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will stretch across the United States, turning day into night for 2 minutes and 40 seconds. This will be the first total solar eclipse to be seen only in the United States since 1776 and the first... — Updated 7/6/2017


Mountain Roads and Waterfalls

On Sunday night, two Transylvania County teenagers were killed in a single-vehicle accident in Balsam Grove. The impact of this tragic accident will be felt for years by the three survivors riding in the truck and the families and... — Updated 6/26/2017


Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church Music can move and inspire like nothing else, but its most meaningful expression is when it is an offering of praise to God. Come Sunday, June 25, to hear Keith Thompson’s message,... — Updated 6/21/2017


Farmers' Market Offers Music, Children's Activities - Brevard, NC

Children of all ages are invited to attend the Transylvania Farmers' Market in downtown Brevard this Saturday, June 24, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for their annual Summerfest for Kids.... — Updated 6/21/2017


Can You Learn Bridge In A Day? - Brevard, NC

The nation's top bridge teacher, Patty Tucker, says "yes" you can start playing bridge in just five hours. Named 2016 Player of the Year, Tucker delivered her "Learn Bridge in A... — Updated 6/21/2017


Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship Winners Announced

The 5th annual award for the Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship has been presented to 13 graduates of Rosman High School and Brevard High School. This scholarship fund was established in 2012 by the city of Brevard to honor previous... — Updated 6/21/2017


Thank You: From Brevard Ballet

Brevard Ballet would like to thank those who made the June 4 performance of “The Ugly Duckling & Napoli” possible. They include the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, The CAN’d Aid Foundation, Candice Owen, Bart Gilleland,... — Updated 6/21/2017

 By Pam Blevins    Features

Legacy Of Maud Powell To Be Celebrated - Brevard, NC

When we think of pioneers, images come to mind of men conquering frozen wastes, inventing airplanes, computers, the telephone or exploring science in ways that improve life for all... — Updated 6/21/2017

 By Park Baker    News

Platt Architecture To Feature On TV Show

Brevard’s Platt Architecture will be featured on the TV show “Barnwood Builders” this Sunday at 9 p.m. on the DIY Network. Parker Platt, with Platt Architecture, and Mark Bowe, of Antique Cabins and Barns, LLC, will... — Updated 6/21/2017


Steven S. McCall

Steven S. McCall, 44, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. He was the son of Farris McCall and wife, Sandra, of West Union, S.C. and Shirley Gillette McCall and husband, Lynn Duncan, of Marshall, N.C. Survivors include... — Updated 6/21/2017


Austin Lee Rhoden

Austin Lee Rhoden, 15, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. He was the son of Shaunda Shipman and husband, Wayne, of Brevard, and Robert Rhoden and wife, Destiny, of Belton, S.C. He was preceded in death by his brother,... — Updated 6/21/2017


William "Bill" Gill

William “Bill” Gill, 65, of Sapphire, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017. He was the son of the late Gordon and Kathryn Gill. Survivors include his sons, Brian William Gill, of Sapphire and Aaron Matthew Gill, of Newman, Ga.;... — Updated 6/21/2017


Burton "Bud" Bass

Burton "Bud" Bass, 85, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at his residence. He was born in Waukee, Iowa on April 16, 1932, to the late Bert and Agnes Stump Bass. He... — Updated 6/21/2017


Grommesh Tapped As New Resource Development Director - Brevard, NC

Grommesh, who started work June 12, will be responsible for discovering and applying for grants, managing the annual workplace fund campaigns and contacting individual donors for... — Updated 6/21/2017


Supporting Flag Day

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Parties Have Changed

Either Michael Badger’s memory banks quit working in the mid 1960s or he has not bothered to keep abreast of the news since then. In either case, he cannot be a history buff, as he claims. Badger is absolutely correct when he... — Updated 6/21/2017


BMC Diversifies Performances

For the past few years, the leaders at the Brevard Music Center have attempted to broaden their audience by offering musical events outside classical music and opera. That effort continues this extended opening weekend when country... — Updated 6/21/2017


Numbness To Suicide

A “tipping point” with just a few more suicides, these tragedies could become commonplace even in Transylvania County. We are not immune here. In our small and seemingly quiet environment, suicide is possible. The figures for... — Updated 6/21/2017


Connestee Art League Helps Beautify Hospital

The Connestee Falls Café at Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) is the fortunate host of local artwork via the Connestee Art League. Three years ago, the TRH Auxiliary decided to... — Updated 6/21/2017


The Journey Inward: Examing Jonah, Who Resisted God's Command

Dr. John Campbell We were sitting in little wooden chairs singing: “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so, little ones to Him belong, we are weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me.” Mrs. Moore, our Sunday... — Updated 6/21/2017


Robinson Drops 49, Sets Scoring Mark

There was no stopping Jake Robinson last week as he scored 71 points in two games – including a record-setting 49-point performance against Carolina Crossover – to lead Hometown Hardware to a 3-0 record in week two of the... — Updated 6/21/2017


PGA Coach Offering Putting, Chipping Class At Connestee

Local golfers who need help getting up-and-down out of the bunkers or burying those tricky six-foot putts will have the chance to get some tips from one of the top instructors in the world as Connestee Falls hosts a two-day golf... — Updated 6/21/2017

 By Carol Hamann    Arts

Music Steals The Show In BLT's 'Urinetown' - Brevard, NC

The Land of Waterfalls seldom sees drought, at least to the extent that it exists out West. Yet, even where water is plentiful, people appreciate it and rue the time when it might... — Updated 6/21/2017


Harpeth Rising To Perform In Library's Summer Concert Series - Brevard, NC

After being showcased last year at the Brevard Music Center, Harpeth Rising is set to return to Brevard where they will perform at the Transylvania County Library's Summer Concert... — Updated 6/21/2017


Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations To Take Stage - Brevard, NC

On Saturday, June 24, Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations will take the stage at 185 King St. in Brevard. A musician of vast appetites, Arbuckle has long held an appreciation for traditional American music in the vein of Charley... — Updated 6/21/2017


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