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Hospital To Sponsor 'Main Street Mile' Run – Brevard NC

Transylvania Regional Hospital has signed on to be the "presenting sponsor" for the Main Street Mile race in Brevard next month, lending its organizational skills and prestige to the fundraising event to benefit the Cindy Platt... — Updated 8/10/2016


Margaret "Peggy" Brookbank

Margaret "Peggy" Brookbank, 69, of Brevard, died July 9, 2016, at Mission Health Hospital after a long struggle with chronic illness over the last few years. She was born in... — Updated 8/2/2016


Drilling Planned For Railroad Avenue -Brevard NC

On Thursday, Summit Design and Engineering Services will conduct geotechnical drilling on Railroad Avenue in Brevard in the vicinity of the Kings Creek Bridge. This work is to gather geotechnical data in support of the eventual... — Updated 8/1/2016


Eric Richard Bellini

Eric Richard Bellini, 82, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016. He was the son of the late Louis and Louise Merola Belli-ni. His brother, Vincent Bellini, also preceded him in death. Survivors include the love of... — Updated 8/1/2016


Lindsay Batson Joins Brevard Animal Hospital – Brevard NC

Brevard Animal Hos-pital has announced the addition of a new doctor to their veterinary practice. Lindsay Lancaster Batson joined the practice in late May. Batson earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from N.C. State... — Updated 8/1/2016


Smokey Bear's Birthday Party Is Saturday – Pisgah Forest NC

The Cradle of Forestry invites kids of all ages to Smokey Bear's Birthday Party on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Smokey Bear turns 72 years old this year. The fire preven... — Updated 8/1/2016


Airstrip At DuPont Has Had Multiple Uses

(Editor's note: Last week Picturing the Past shared the story of the Summit Camps airstrip, This week continues the airstrip's story after the camps closed. A special thank you to... — Updated 8/1/2016

 By Owen Carson    Outdoors

Life On The Edge

For much of history, cliffs have been considered dangerous and inhospitable places, precipitous environments that offer little to no habitat for living things. This notion dates far... — Updated 8/1/2016

 By Randall Stewart    Sports

Tornados' Contest Against Apprentice School To Be Televised – Brevard NC

For the sixth time in history, a Brevard College football game will be featured on broadcast television when the Tornados host Apprentice School on Sept. 24 at Brevard Memorial Stadium on WMYA My40. “It has been wonderful to... — Updated 8/1/2016

 By Randall Stewart    Sports

Lundgren, Strehl Named DII All-American Scholars – Brevard NC

Oskar Lundgren and Sebastian Strehl have been named Division II Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America. In order to be eligible for... — Updated 8/1/2016


Whitmire Named MVP

Former Rosman standout Nathan Whitmire has been named MVP of the Transylvania County adult recreation basketball league. Whitmire averaged 23.9 points, 14.1 rebounds and 4.1... — Updated 8/1/2016

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Ellenberger Named Preseason MVP – Brevard NC

For the second year in a row Brevard High School quarterback Tanner Ellenberger has been named preseason MVP of the WNC Athletic Conference. Ellenberger enters his senior... — Updated 8/1/2016


Silvermont Lighted Pumpkin Patch Preparations Begin – Brevard NC

Last October’s “Revenge of the White Squirrels” and “Lighted Pumpkin Patch” events in Silvermont park were such a hit that the Friends of Silvermont plan to bring the event back this October. Planning for the event has... — Updated 8/1/2016


Gaia Herbs To Hold 'Farm-to-Table' Dinner Aug. 6 – Brevard NC

On Aug. 6, Gaia Herbs will host a Farm-to-Table dinner with special guest, Dr. Yun Lu, founder of Golden Courage International. Guests will dine on the historic Gaia Farmhouse patio while overlooking the Gaia Farm Valley at sunset.... — Updated 8/1/2016


News Of Organizaitons

Republicans The next meeting of the Transylvania County Republican Party Executive Committee is Thursday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the downstairs conference room of the Community Services Building located on... — Updated 8/1/2016


Bestselling Author Beatty To Speak This Thursday – Brevard NC

Highland Books and the Transylvania County Library will be hosting an afternoon with the New York Times bestselling author of "Serafina and the Black Cloak," Robert Beatty, on... — Updated 8/1/2016

 By William Douglas    Arts

BLT Brings Energy To Classic 'Godspell' – Brevard NC

For the fourth production of the 2016 season, Brevard Little Theatre decided to take a break from comedies and dramas, and bring back a high energy summer musical. Their choice, the rock musical Godspell.” A tip of the hat to... — Updated 8/1/2016


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