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Articles from the August 20, 2018 edition

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Brevard College Begins New Year – Brevard NC

Brevard College kicked off the 2018-2019 academic year last week with a slate of events and activities. Community representatives, faculty and staff were on hand to help welcome... — Updated 8/21/2018


Foundation Would Get $15 Million After Hospital Sale – Brevard NC

Mission Health’s Board of Directors today announced that if and when the Mission Health and HCA Healthcare (HCA) transaction is closed, each Entity Legacy Foundation, including Transylvania’s, will receive $15 million to... — Updated 8/21/2018


Concerns About National Security

Two events last week revealed some serious transgressions of national security protocol. The first involved Omarosa Manigault Newman, who actually produced a tape of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly firing her. She made the... — Updated 8/20/2018


Rotary District Governor Visits Transylvania County Clubs

Isaac Owolabi, district governor of Rotary District 7670, made two visits to Transylvania County the week of Aug. 13. Owolabi represents 48 clubs and more than 2,200 members in... — Updated 8/20/2018


Ladies – Gear Up For Women's Backpacking Course

This September, local women interested in learning more about the great outdoors – from an accomplished outdoors-woman – can sign up with Jayne Fought for her women's... — Updated 8/20/2018


Talented Cast Delivers In 'Snoopy' Musical

By Carol Hamann Sixty-eight years ago, Charles M. Schulz brought the Charlie Brown gang to life in the “Peanuts” cartoon. One week ago, a musical spin-off, entitled “Snoopy,” by Larry Grossman and Hal Hackady, graced the... — Updated 8/20/2018


Alfred C. "A.C." Gregg Jr.

Alfred C. “A.C.” Gregg Jr., 88, of Brevard, passed away Aug. 16, 2018. He was born in Belmont, N.C. to the late Alfred C. and Elizabeth Mae Butler Gregg. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first... — Updated 8/20/2018


Linda Hemphill

Linda Hemphill, 68, formerly of Brevard, passed away Aug. 6, 2018, at Hendersonville Health and Rehabilitation. Services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Glade Creek Baptist Church. Professional services... — Updated 8/20/2018


Boyce Robinson

Boyce Robinson, 75, of the Little River community, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at The Oaks of Brevard. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors of Hendersonville will announce the arrangements.... — Updated 8/20/2018


Brevard Shakes Off Slow Start To Beat Rosman 3-0

It was an early season rivalry match last Wednesday as the Brevard Lady Blue Devils hosted the Rosman Lady Tigers. For the home side, it was their second match of the season... — Updated 8/20/2018


Explore Art, Music And Wine At Gallery Walk

Everyone is invited to explore art, music, and wine at the Brevard Fourth Friday Gallery Walk on Aug. 24 from 5-8 p.m. Thirty-four downtown art galleries, retail stores and restaura... — Updated 8/20/2018


TC Arts Council To Host Its Annual Meeting On Friday

The Transylvania Community Arts Council invites the public to its annual meeting on Friday, Aug. 24, at 5 p.m. The TC Arts Council will celebrate the achievements of the 2017/2018 fiscal year and announce the new officers and... — Updated 8/20/2018


Bag Lunch Series Continues Aug. 21 With Dr. Dan Pierce

The 2018 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in August with “Tracing Hazel Creek: The Life and Death of an Iconic Mountain Community” presented by Dr. Dan Pierce. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the library’s R... — Updated 8/20/2018


WCU Show Features Jim Witter

Jim Witter and his band return to the Western Carolina University Bardo Arts Center on Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. for the Friends of the Arts annual Friend-Raising concert. Jim Witter’s “Time in a Bottle” is a journey back to the... — Updated 8/20/2018


Blue Devils Fall To Cougars In Season Opener 28-14

A combination of missed opportunities and a bit of rust was too much to overcome Friday night in Burnsville as the Brevard Blue Devils dropped their season opener to Mountain... — Updated 8/20/2018


Twice Is Nice Consignments Is Closing Friday, Aug. 24

Twice Is Nice Consignments, located at 36 E. Main St., will be closing its doors this Friday, Aug. 24. “It has been a fun and wonderful four years getting to know our customers and consigners. We will dearly miss you,” said... — Updated 8/20/2018


Wolfe Memorial Announces Student Writing Competition

Asheville native Thomas Wolfe is best known for his novels, but he wrote many short stories as well. In anticipation of the 118th October birthday celebration for Wolfe, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial invites students and teachers to pa... — Updated 8/20/2018


Griffin Appointed To Legislative Committee

The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) has appointed 10 school board members to serve on the NCSBA Legislative Committee, including Transylvania County Board of Educat... — Updated 8/20/2018


Teacher Supply Closet Seeks Support

To start every school year, Transylvania County Retired School Personnel (TCRSP) seeks and receives generous help to fill the supply closet for classrooms in Transylvania County... — Updated 8/20/2018


Justice Jackson To Visit Republican Headquarters

Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson will be attending a rally held in her honor at the Transylvania Republican Headquarters, Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m., at 130 S. Broad St., in B... — Updated 8/20/2018


P.E.O. Scholarship Recipients 'Welcomed And Honored'

Abby Williams was welcomed back to the Brevard Chapter luncheon of P.E.O. on Aug. 13. She was a 2016 recipient of a Star Scholarship award of $2,500 and just returned from a summer... — Updated 8/20/2018


Bentley Becomes Eagle Scout

William (Will) Bentley, an 18-year-old long time Boy Scout, a member of Troop 69 from Alpharetta, Ga., recently completed the requirements for earning the highest rank attainable... — Updated 8/20/2018


Brevard Academy New Teacher Profile: Gwendolyn Starnes

Personal Background I grew up in a military family that moved around several times in my youth. My mother later retired as a Major in the Army and we settled in California with the... — Updated 8/20/2018


Brevard Academy New Teacher Profile: Cyndi Speciale

Cyndi Speciale Brevard Academy STEAM teacher, K-8 Personal Background My ancestors were some of the first settlers here in Transylvania, and my parents were both born and raised... — Updated 8/20/2018


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