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New At The Library: Handling 40 With Wit And Knowledge

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Horn, J.D. “The Book of Unwinding: Witches of New Orleans #2.” New Orleans witches are losing their magic, and it doesn’t matter which sector they... — Updated 7/9/2018


Applications Still Available For Jim Bob And Dottie Tinsley Scholarships

The Transylvania County Schools Educa-tional Foundation (TCSEF) is seeking applicants for its Jim Bob and Dottie Tinsley Journalism Scholarship to be awarded for the 2018/2019 school year. Applicants must be graduates of the... — Updated 7/9/2018


Hildebrand Named Member Of NSHHS

Brevard High student Hunter D. Hildebrand of Pisgah Forest has been selected as a member of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). The organization recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding... — Updated 7/9/2018


Connestee Falls Scholarship Instrumental To Saltz's Success

Kara Saltz is a runner, mountain biker, hiker, camper, animal lover, yoga and qigong practitioner and a businesswoman. She is also the first in her family to go to college, a recipi... — Updated 7/9/2018


Teaching Teacher Assistants

Blue Ridge Community College student Portia Jackson works as a teacher assistant at Hillview Head Start in the 3-year-old classroom and as an intern working with rising fourth and... — Updated 7/9/2018


English To Head BRCC Workforce Development

Dr. Chris English has been named interim vice president for Economic and Workforce Development at Blue Ridge Community College, effective July 1. "Dr. English's experi-ence,... — Updated 7/9/2018


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Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Return July 12-15

Scotland returns to Grandfather Mountain July 12-15 for the 63rd annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Boasting bagpipes, Scottish athletics, Highland melodies, Celtic... — Updated 7/9/2018


Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

•The following gravel forest service roads are closed: Wolf Ford Road (FS 476) Pilot Mountain Road (FS 229) Ivestor Gap Gate (FS 816) •Tree down on Weed Patch Mountain Trail •Trees down on Heartbreak Ridge Trail •Tree down... — Updated 7/9/2018


Mountain Wildlife Days To Celebrate 15th Anniversary

The 15th annual Sapphire Valley Mountain Wildlife Days (MWD) will be held Friday and Saturday, July 13-14, at the Sapphire Valley Resort Community Center. This year's program is... — Updated 7/9/2018


Sherry Elaine Palmer

Sherry Elaine Palmer, 57, passed away July 3, 2018, in Pardee Hospital, from complications of a massive stroke. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 15, 1960, in Transylvania County to the late John Jewell... — Updated 7/9/2018


Louise Orr Tinsley

Louise Orr Tinsley, 74, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Ida Lyday Orr. She was also... — Updated 7/9/2018


Rev. Dr. Earl Wilson Jr.

Rev. Dr. Earl Wilson Jr., born Sept. 16, 1946, in Bolton, N.C., to the late Earl Wilson Sr. and the late Louise (Bland) Wilson, passed away at age 71, July 3, 2018, in Monroe, N.C. He graduated from Berry O’Kelly High School in... — Updated 7/9/2018


Charles Scott "Scooter" Morris

Charles Scott “Scooter” Morris, 53, of Brevard, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. He was born June 28, 1965, in Brevard. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Lewis Morris. He was a 1983 graduate of Brevard High... — Updated 7/9/2018


AbbyLea Nicole Masters

AbbyLea Nicole Masters, 16, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 5, 2018. She was the daughter of Amber Holland Anders and her stepfather, Chad Anders, of... — Updated 7/9/2018


Fisher Cracks National Rankings

Although it's the offseason, Rosman senior wrestler Madison Fisher has been hard at work and recently broke into the top 15 female wrestlers in the nation. Fisher earned the 15th... — Updated 7/9/2018


Church League Softball Tournament Starts Tuesday

The Transylvania County adult softball league end-of-season tournament begins on Tuesday, with all 13 regular season games in the bag. At the end of the season, Morningside Baptist was the top team, boasting a 12-1 record. Brevard... — Updated 7/9/2018


Brevard High Seeking Girls' Tennis Coach

Brevard High School is now accepting applications to take over as the new girls’ tennis coach for the fall. Practices begin in mid-August, with matches beginning in September. Anybody interested should contact BHS athletic... — Updated 7/9/2018


BC Joins Eastern College Conference For Postseason Play

Brevard College Athletic Director, Myranda Nash, has announced that the Tornados have joined the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year. Brevard becomes the second Division III program... — Updated 7/9/2018


Summer League Hoops Returns To Court

After a short break, play will resume this week in the Transylvania County adult summer basketball league. No games were played last week due to the July 4th holiday. The following are scores from week four games, which took place... — Updated 7/9/2018


John Doyle To Perform At Songcatchers Music Series

Musician John Doyle will perform for the Cradle of Forestry in America’s annual Songcatchers Music Series on Sunday, July 15. Now in its 16th year, the series is held each Sunday afternoon in July beginning at 4 p.m. It honors... — Updated 7/9/2018


Joseph Horowitz To Speak At July 12 Bag Lunch Series

A Bag Lunch extra program will be held on Thursday, July 12, at 12:30 p.m. in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library and is part of the Brevard Music Center’s Leonard Bernstein Festival saluting the centennial of... — Updated 7/9/2018


Brevard Little Theatre To Present 'Broadway Cabaret'

“Broadway Cabaret 8” opens July 19, and brings a collection of over two dozen Broadway favorites to the stage. This event is BLT’s major annual fundraiser and is vital to help keep live theatre active in Transylvania County.... — Updated 7/9/2018


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