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Picturing The Past: Gillespie Cemetery Was First Public Burial Ground

In 1907, H. Clayton Gillespie established the Gillespie Cemetery Company to provide a public burying place in Brevard. There were already approximately 30 graves on his property on... — Updated 8/24/2018

 
 By Staff Reports    News

Solar Eclipse Wows Transylvania - Brevard, NC

In downtown Brevard a few minutes before the total solar eclipse at 2:37:22 p.m., the world seemed to get a little quieter. When the totality arrived, cheers and clapping broke out... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

BC Welcomes New Director Of Development

Brevard College has announced that Mary Waldroff has joined the Office of Philanthropic Development as the director of development, effective Aug. 1. She follows long-time... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

Yarn Business Opens In Brevard

Sun Dragon Art & Fiber is opening in the Heart of Brevard. Located at 43 S. Broad St., Suite 102, behind Quixotes restaurant on the plaza, Sun Dragon provides not only a wide range of yarn weights and fibers, as well as needles,... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

Jack Corbin Owen

Jack Corbin Owen, 88, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Vincent Corbin and Nany Elizabeth Lee Owen. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Verdary... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

Alan Hans Nielsen

Alan Hans Nielsen, 87, of Pisgah Forest, died peacefully with Martha, his wife of 65 years, at his side, after a brief struggle with congestive heart failure Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

Robert L. Merrill

Robert L. Merrill, 88, went to be with Jesus Christ Saturday morning, Aug. 19, 2017. He was a native of Transylvania County and had lived in Henderson County for most of his life... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

Robert Franklin Jaggard

Robert Franklin Jaggard, 85, of Brevard, passed away Aug. 19, 2017, at the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville. A native of Almonesson, N.J., he was the son of the late Marvin and Verna Giffin Jaggard. In addition to his... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

David Leroy Crowe

David Leroy Crowe, 75, of Brevard, passed away Aug. 17, 2017, in the comfort of his home. He was born Aug. 22, 1941, to the late Dillard and Rachel Ray Crowe. In addition to his... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

Legal Notices For August 21, 2017

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having recently qualified as the Personal Represent-ative of the Estate of Edward Hombordy, late of Transylvania County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

BHS Class Of '92 To Hold Reunion

The Brevard High School Class of 1992 will hold its 25th year reunion at the Hampton Inn in Pisgah Forest on Saturday, Aug. 26. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. There will be dancing, a photo booth and raffle, as well as food and drinks.... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

Veterans Of Vietnam Era Service To Be Recognized

All Vietnam-era veterans are invited to the Department of Defense Vietnam War and Era recognition of their military service that will be held at VFW Post 4309 on Nicholson Creek Road in Brevard on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 at 11... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

Six Volunteers Save Medicare Beneficiaries Over $185,000

How did six volunteers save Medicare beneficiaries in Transylvania County more $185,000 in 2016? The answer to that question is that the Seniors' Health Insurance Program (SHIIP)... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

Brevard Philharmonic Tickets Available For 2017-18 Season - Brevard, NC

The 41st Brevard Philharmonic season promises to be the most exciting yet. Designated Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. in the Porter Center at Brevard College, ticket holders will hear... — Updated 8/22/2017

 
 By Owen Carson    Outdoors

Wildfire Ecology Devastation And Recovery

For years a heated debate has been held about forest fires and the impact they have on humans and the environment. The arguments in either direction are myriad, complex and not... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

Blue Ridge Sacred Chorale Auditioning New Singers

The Blue Ridge Sacred Chorale is auditioning new singers interested in participating in its 10th concert season. The concert is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Brevard First United Methodist Church. The choir will... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

New At The Library: An All-American Teen Commits Suicide:Why?

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Gregory, Philippa. “The Last Tudor: The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels.” When Jane Grey was put to death by her half-sister Queen Mary Tudor for not... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

Going Green Completes Work On Blue Devil Nation Sign - Brevard, NC

Last week, the crew of Going Green Builders wrapped up the finishing touches on the new Blue Devil Nation sign at Brevard Memorial Stadium. The sign is located in the corner of the... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

Mountain Sun: School Creates Community Of Engaged Learners

Mountain Sun Community School allows children to discover who they are as learners, creators and citizens of the world. Through challenging and experiential academic content as... — Updated 8/22/2017

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports

Turnovers Doom Tigers In 7-Point Loss To Eagles

Some fans may have not recognized Silverstein Memorial Stadium or believed that the Tigers could possibly be playing on William J. Cathey Field Friday night for the season opener... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

Brevard Academy Starts 2017-18 With Largest Enrollment In School History

Brevard Academy began the 2017-2018 on Wednesday, Aug. 16, with its largest enrollment to date. The public charter school first opened its doors on the Brevard Music Center Campus but moved to its new permanent location on the... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

Robinson, Cougars Run Past Blue Devils In Opener

On a night when the Brevard offense never found its footing, the defense held one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the mountains to just eight points in the first half before... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

Rosman High School Eclipse Posters

The faculty and students of Rosman High School would like to express their thanks to Michael Babb of Pisgah Forest Press in Brevard. His artistic skills in design and printing are... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

New Teacher Profiles

Katerina Canter School and grade: Rosman Middle and High School Band, grades 6-12 Hometown: High Point, N.C. I received my undergraduate degree in music education from Mars Hill University. I’m finishing my master’s in music... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

News of Organizations

Sierra Club On Thursday evening, Aug. 24, the Pisgah Group of the North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club will host a presentation by one of its members working in the Group's Wat... — Updated 8/22/2017

 

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