Articles from the September 13, 2018 edition

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 By Park Baker    News

Florence's Potential Local Impact Unclear - Brevard NC

As Hurricane Florence approaches landfall, Transylvania County residents might recall back-to-back hurricanes Frances and Ivan in 2004 that brought torrential rains, devastated crops, roads, homes and lives. Ivan, a category 5... — Updated 9/13/2018


Schools Graded By The State - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools received its marks in the recent “School Report Card” released by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Based on academic growth and targets for proficiency, TCS had three “B” schools and... — Updated 9/13/2018


HODARs Honored By DAR At Annual Hurrah

What started out in the initial planning as a wine and cheese party ended up being wine plus 30 unique and beautifully plated types of hors de oeuvres - the best that each DAR... — Updated 9/12/2018


BRCC Series Commences With Performance By Kevin Ayesh

The Blue Ridge Community College Concert Series commences its 26th season with a performance by pianist Kevin Ayesh on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Thomas Auditorium. The... — Updated 9/12/2018


Lady Blue Devils Dig Deep For Scrappy Win Over Panthers

It was far from the prettiest match, but the Brevard Lady Blue Devils earned their ninth straight win Tuesday night, dispatching the Franklin Panthers, 3-0. It was a game defined... — Updated 9/12/2018


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Free Mental Health Seminar To Be Held At Silvermont

Silvermont Opportunity Center is partnering with Vaya Health (formerly Smoky Mountain MCO) in Asheville to provide free seminars to Transylvania County residents. The seminars will be led by a member of Vaya’s Geriatric and... — Updated 9/12/2018


For Operation Christmas Child: Andrew Sechrist Named County Representative

Operation Christmas Child has announced that Andrea Sechrist is now the church relations represent-ative for Operation Christmas Child in Transylvania County. Sechrist previously worked with Operation Christmas Child from 2014-16.... — Updated 9/12/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Tigers Head To Tennessee Seeking Victory Against Knights

There is no time like the present for the Rosman Tiger football team. After starting the season 0-4, the Tigers have a chance to bounce back and right the ship before entering conference play – and that journey begins Friday... — Updated 9/12/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Brevard Goes For Four Wins In A Row Against Owen

If waiting until Friday for prep football is just too long for you, thank Mother Nature. In response to the impending weather caused by Hurricane Florence, the Brevard Blue Devils (3-1) will now take on the Owen Warhorses (1-2) in... — Updated 9/12/2018


Photographer Kevin Adams To Speak At Local Camera Club

The Sept. 20 meeting of the Land of Waterfalls Camera Club will have photographer, speaker, and workshop leader Kevin Adams, speak on “Photographing From Sunset To Sunrise.” Though best known for his book, “North Carolina... — Updated 9/12/2018


TheatreUNCA To Bring Radio Classics To The Stage

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds,” Orson Welles’ dramatization of the H.G. Wells novel, TheatreUNCA will bring the drama to the stage with shows Sept. 28 and 29 at 7:30... — Updated 9/12/2018


'School Days' Dance Planned

Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club will hold its “School Days” dance on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Whitmire Activity Building, located at 310 Lily Pond Road in Hendersonville. Advanced dance begins at 6 p.m. with... — Updated 9/12/2018

 By Pam Drellow    Arts

Volunteers Gear Up For Library's Annual Book Sale

Over the years Dr. Seuss has offered up plenty of sage advice. But as the Transylvania County Library prepares for its annual book sale, the volunteers who work hard to orchestrate this event are keeping this Seuss suggestion in mi... — Updated 9/12/2018


Irene H. Farash

Irene H. Farash, 80, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at Pardee Memorial Hospital in Hendersonville. She was born in New York City, N.Y., to Pantelis and Anna... — Updated 9/12/2018


Christopher Adam Russ

Christopher Adam Russ, 34, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. He was the son of Luke and Mary Freeman Russ, of Brevard. He was preceded in death by his maternal... — Updated 9/12/2018


John Richard "Rick" Roberts Jr.

John Richard "Rick" Roberts Jr., 52, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. He was the son of the late John Roberts Sr. and Ella Mae Todd Roberts. He was preceded in... — Updated 9/12/2018


James (Jim) Fairo

James (Jim) Fairo, 82, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. He was born Feb. 6, 1936, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He now joins his beloved wife of 52 years, Joann, in... — Updated 9/12/2018


Renate Pitowski Chapman

Renate Pitowski Chapman, 75, of Pisgah Forest, entered the gates of Heaven Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, where her family and friends that have gone on before her greeted her. She spent her life caring and advocating for animals in... — Updated 9/12/2018


U.S. Open Ladies Final

The young girl from a far away land outplayed the overwhelming favorite, Serena Williams, from the first point to the last in the ladies finals of the 2018 U.S. Tennis Open. The winner, only 20 years of age and in her first Grand... — Updated 9/12/2018


U.S. Forest Service Closing Campgrounds, Recreation Sites - Brevard NC

The U.S. Forest Service Forest Supervisor, having closely tracked the forecast models of Hurricane Florence, has decided to close down all campgrounds and recreation sites, day use or overnight, in the Nantahala and the Pisgah nati... — Updated 9/12/2018


Public To Get More Say On Silvermont Plan - Brevard NC

Another meeting will be held to allow the public to have its input on a proposed Silvermont Master Plan. During the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday, Jared Mull, the Parks and Recreation Department’s director,... — Updated 9/12/2018

 By John Lanier    News

New School Building Options Presented - Brevard NC

On Monday evening, Chad Roberson of the architectural firm Clark Nexsen provided the Transylvania County Board of Education with preliminary schematic options for Rosman High/Middle School and Brevard High School. Roberson said... — Updated 9/12/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Major General Recounts Sept. 11, 2001, Experiences - Brevard NC

Major General Joe Taluto was at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the morning the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. He was a deputy commander of the 42nd Infantry Division that was working on... — Updated 9/12/2018


Poverty And Report Cards

The state of North Carolina has released its school report cards for last year, and once again the report cards reveal there is a direct link between poverty and academic growth and achievement. In fact, poverty is easily the... — Updated 9/12/2018


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