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Local Take Top Awards At Off Road Assault On Mt. Mitchell

Local cyclists Tristan Cowie and Matt Champion placed second and third overall in the 2016 Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell (ORAMM). The course starts and ends in Old Fort and climbs nearly 12,000...

 

Joel Helfand To Play With Brevard Community Band – Brevard NC

The Brevard Community Band invites everyone to join them Sunday, Aug. 14, for their final concert of the current season. The program, entitled "Music for a Festival," features alto saxophone soloist...

 

What Things Are In Our Fake Food?

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Card, Orson Scott. “The Swarm: the Second Formic War.” Though the Chinese army and international military forces were able to stop the first invasion of Earth, the...

 

BLT Chooses Cast For Upcoming 'Delval Divas' – Brevard NC

Both drama and comedy can be found in most of life's circumstances, including involvement with the criminal justice system. Barbara Pease Weber creates the narrative of five women, incarcerated in a p...

 

Blue Ridge Sacred Chorale Invites Singers To Audition – Brevard NC

The Blue Ridge Sacred Chorale, under the direction of Tim Shepard, invites interested singers to audition for the upcoming presentation of “Requiem for the Living,” the internationally acclaimed choral composition by Dan Forrest. The concert is...

 

Library Now Offers New Online Resources – Brevard NC

Where can you learn computer programming, hone your photography skills and get tips on writing a good cover letter? If you answered the Transylvania County Library, you would be correct. But there is another learning hub, this one online, that librar...

 

Diner's Raffle Offers Better Odds This Year – Brevard NC

Slower ticket sales mean better odds of winning the 11th Annual Sharing House Diner’s Extravaganza raffle. There is still time to get in on the annual raffle, but you must move quickly, according to special projects coordinator Megan Parker. “Eve...

 

Hamilton Fields Media Day Questions – Brevard NC

The following is a transcription of Brevard College football coach Paul Hamilton’s comments during the South Atlantic Conference’s media day. Question: Hey coach, them Tornados are known for owning a patent on the option... can we expect the...

 

Tornados Picked Last In SAC Preseason Poll – Brevard NC

Brevard has been picked to finish eighth in the South Atlantic Conference preseason football poll after a vote of the league’s coaches. The Tornados boast the league’s fourth-leading returning tackler in junior Jason Nieradka, who compiled a...

 

Dagley, Weber Named All-Conference – Brevard NC

Senior offensive lineman Branden Dagley and sophomore punter Kevin Weber have been selected to the preseason all-South Atlantic Conference second team after a vote of the league’s media relations directors. Dagley, a Warner Robins, Ga., native,...

 

Dew Hired As Tornados' New Softball Assistant Coach – Brevard NC

Head softball coach Bob Lowe has announced the hiring of former Western Kentucky catcher Karavin Dew to an assistant coaching position. "Karavin has been an assistant coach at the high school level...

 

Mann Named To Academic Honor Roll – Brevard NC

Ashlea Mann was named to the Zag Sports Academic Honor Roll by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association, becoming the only South Atlantic Conference student-athlete honored by the...

 

Tornados Golf Named All-Academic Team – Brevard NC

Brevard was one of 42 Division II men’s golf teams nationwide to receive recognition as an All-Academic Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The Tornados’ men’s golfers checked in with a 3.21 cumulative GPA following the spring seme...

 

Squatch Bikes And Brews Grand Opening Is Saturday – Brevard NC

The newest bike shop in Brevard will be hosting its official grand opening celebration Saturday, Aug. 13. Squatch Bikes and Brews, owned by James and Lauren Mattey and located in the Brevard Lumber...

 

Food Matters Market Celebrates 4th Anniversary – Brevard NC

Food Matters Market & Café announces its “Celebrate the Day” event to mark the Brevard store’s 4th Anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. “This is a day when our focus is on giving back to the community,” said Sam Lee,...

 

Buchanan Joins Fisher Realty – Brevard NC

Meg Buchanan is a Transylvania County native who ventures other places from time to time but always finds her way back home. Buchanan is a graduate of Brevard High School. She earned a B.S. in...

 

Boarding Houses Vital To Local Economy

Boarding houses were a vital part of the local economy from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s. Tourism brochures dating from around 1907 through 1929 invite "vacationists" to relax in the...

 

'May The Forest Be With You' Event Set For The Cradle Of Forestry – Pisgah Forest NC

The Cradle of Forestry invites the public to a new event, “May the Forest Be with You,” Saturday, Aug. 13. This event celebrates all that is wood-its beauty, variety and products forests provide. A variety of wood workers will be on site...

 

Historical Society Speakers Continue With East Folk Gals – Pisgah Forest NC

The third in the Transylvania County Historical Society Sunday Speaker series will be "History of Mountain Music and Instruments" on Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. at the barn on the Allison-Deaver property in...

 

James Allen Bassett

James Allen Bassett, 58, of Pisgah Forest, passed away peacefully Aug. 6, 2016, at his sister's home, where she cared for him for the past two years. He had lived in Transylvania County for the past 1...

 

Sandra Kitchen Groves

Sandra Kitchen Groves, 62, of Brevard, passed away Aug. 7, 2016, at her home following a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was the daughter of Thomas C. Kitchen, of Brevard and the late Dorothy L. Kit...

 

Margaret Barnette Bromfield

Margaret Barnette Bromfield, 101, passed away Aug. 3, 2016. Born Nov. 15, 1914, in Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Adgar Washington and Mary Hollingsworth Barnette. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her...

 

Jacqueline Giovannetti

Jacqueline Giovannetti, 90, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Edmund and Ruth Palmer Giovannetti. She was preceded in death by her brother, Vincent Giovannetti and sister, Ruth Giovannetti. Survivors...

 

James "Jim" Douglas Martin

James “Jim” Douglas Martin, 72, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. A career soldier, he was a member of the United States Navy and then the Army National Guard. He was also a member of law enforcement. He loved to shoot guns,...

 

Henrietta Rebecca Shepherd Corn

Henrietta Rebecca Shepherd Corn, 55, of Rosman, passed away Aug. 2, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Garland and Annie McCall Corn. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Tina Tilson and Lydia Holden....

 

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