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Chamber's Choice SylvanSports: Good People And Good Products – Brevard NC

By Clark Lovelace Due to a promotional partnership with Nature Valley, founder and part-owner of SylvanSport, Tom Dempsey, found himself with quite a few more granola bars than he could handle earlier...

 

Head Start Hosting Community Conversation On Racial Equity – Brevard NC

A retired ambassador to Africa, the president of the newly formed local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), one of the first women ordained as Episcopalian priest, a former CNN reporter and editor, and a...

 

Iraq Redux

Last Wednesday evening the president informed the America people about his plans to “destroy” ISIS. Spurred by the barbaric beheadings of two American journalists, many Americans have called for action, that “something must be done.” That...

 

Grateful For Help

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, my husband and myself were involved in a minor car accident in Brevard. Kudos to Billy Bailey and son who appeared on the scene within two minutes, to officers Chad and Kevin, who were so professional and directed traffic, to...

 

Former Virginia Governor

After being a trial lawyer for 34 years, I thought that I had seen it all! The trial of Robert F. McDonnell, former governor of Virginia, and his wife proved conclusively that I was wrong. The USA Today reported in the Sept. 5 edition that the...

 

Mahoney Is A True Leader

I am proud to endorse David Mahoney for Sheriff of Transylvania County. I have known Sheriff Mahoney for many years and have found him to be the best choice for ethical, morally driven, and stellar service to the citizens in the area. I am most...

 

Miserable Existence

“My Miserable Existence.” Those were the words my friend used to describe her life. She was alone, a widow who had lost both children when they were just babies. She had no extended family, no friends. She was brilliant, educated and a Bible...

 

Carolyn Thelma Ayers

Carolyn Thelma Ayers, 68, was called home by her Heavenly Father Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Moody-Connolly Fune-ral Home and Crematory will announce the arrangements....

 

Thomas Austin Camp Jr.

Thomas Austin Camp Jr., 60, of Mount Carmel, Tenn. and formerly of Brevard, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. A native of Greenville County, S.C., he was the son of Thomas Austin Camp Sr. and Elma Ruth Clegg Camp. In addition to his parents, his...

 

Victoria Mills Larkin

Victoria Mills Larkin, 66, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in her home. A native of Greenville, S.C., she was a daughter of the late John Leroy and Mary Mills. She was employed by Olin and Ecusta for 25 years before gaining...

 

Farrell Lewis Moore

Farrell Lewis Moore, 82, of Brevard, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at The Oaks of Brevard. Born in Brevard Dec. 20, 1931, he was the son of the late Lewis and Bessie Adeline Allison Moore. He grew up...

 

Opalee Fowler Pressley

Opalee Fowler Pressley, 83, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Remalia Fowler, and was the wife of the late Lawrence Pressley. She was very...

 

Jack Reacher Seeks Would-be Assassin

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Kingsbury, Karen. “Angels Walking.” As Tyler’s career in baseball comes to an end, he hits rock bottom. When he takes a maintenance job at a retirement home, the only...

 

Brevard College Music Faculty To Present Showcase Recital – Brevard NC

Brevard College music faculty will present a showcase recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Porter Center for Performing Arts. The recital is free and open to the public. The evening’s selections include audience favorites such as the...

 

Japan: A Land Of Gracious, Beautiful People

(Editor's Note: The following is the final article in a series by editor John Lanier on a recent visit to Japan.) For many years I have respected, if not admired, the Japanese people from afar. It is...

 

It's Time To Redefine 'Fun' For Our Children

“This is boring.” Many a teacher has heard frustrated students utter these words or the related phrase, “This is dumb.” Good teachers recognize this as a signal indicating students are having trouble with the task at hand. Students often...

 

Band Selling Discount Cards – Brevard NC

This season's Brevard High School marching band show "Out of the Ashes" is getting better with every practice, and is about to get very interesting with the addition of one of the largest and most com...

 

Cougars Claw The Tigers 41-12 Friday Night – Rosman NC

The Rosman Tiger football team is in a war. This war is a struggle to find out where they are as a football team and what the future of this team is. The coaching staff is pulling out all the best motivational speeches and at times the Tigers are...

 

BC Tornados Burned By The Flames 56-31– Brevard NC

The Brevard offense amassed 425 total yards, including 392 on the ground, against NCAA Division I opponent Liberty University on Saturday Night, but it was not enough for the Tornados to pull off the...

 

BC's Gruber Named Player-Of-The-Week – Brevard NC

Senior inside linebacker Michael Gruber has been named a Dream Bowl Player of the Week for his 10-tackle performance in Brevard's season opener against Western Carolina Sept. 6. Gruber was one of six...

 

Lady Tigers Skin The Lady Wildcats 3-0 – Rosman NC

After giving up 67 unforced errors at Swain Sept. 4, the Lady Tigers volleyball team rebounded with a convincing 3-0 win over visiting Andrews Thursday night. After drubbing Andrews 25-14 in the...

 

Lady Blue Devils Tame The Lady Mustangs 3-1 – Brevard NC

The Lady Blue Devil volleyball team defeated Polk County 3-2 Wednesday night and followed that up with a 3-1 victory over Smoky Mountain in league play Thursday. The scores against Polk were 16-25, 26...

 

BC Volleyball Sweeps Pfeiffer And Georgia College – Brevard NC

After suffering its first loss of the season on Friday at the hands of Erskine, Brevard rediscovered the key to its early-season success on Saturday with an impressive defensive performance in a sweeps over Pfeiffer and Georgia College in the final d...

 

Brevard Beats Mustangs – Brevard NC

The Brevard High School girls tennis team defeated Smoky Mountain 9-0 Wednesday in a weather-related make-up game. Kathleen Elliott won 6-2, 6-1 at number-one singles. Number-two singles was won by Victoria Roberts, 6-1, 6-0. Ava Loftis won at...

 

Blue Devils Top Mountaineers 2-1 – Brevard NC

The Blue Devil soccer team won a 2-1 contest at Tuscola Wednesday night in a key Western North Carolina Athletic Conference match-up. Olin Williams and Cam Cochran scored for Brevard. The Blue Devils...

 

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