Articles from the September 19, 2019 edition

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Dr. William (Bill) C. Andersen Jr.

Dr. William (Bill) C. Andersen Jr., of Brevard, moved to a new part of the universe Sept. 5, 2019, surrounded by family. He was a gifted healer who practiced at The Andersen Clinic in Fletcher. He had a seemingly unending desire... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

Tornados Host Captains In "White Out" Game

Following a season-opening cancellation last Saturday versus Apprentice due to severe lightning, the Brevard College football team returns to action this Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. when the Tornados welcome perennial NCAA DIII... — Updated 9/18/2019

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Tigers Take On Trojans In Final Non-Conference Game

With just one game left before Smoky Mountain Conference play begins, the Rosman Tigers are hoping to shake off a tough loss and pick up a win over the Chase Trojans. Chase (3-0) is a new opponent for the Tigers. The Trojans... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us at 9:45 a.m., Sunday, for a Christian Speaker’s Forum in Davidson River Fellowship Hall. Dr. James Ragusa, retired NASA engineer, manager and scientist, will tell some of his... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

Celebrate National Hunting And Fishing Day Sept. 28

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host three outdoor events on Sept. 28 in support of National Hunting and Fishing Day. Each wildlife conservation-focused event, held on the coast, the piedmont and the mountains of North... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

Homework Club Resumes; Volunteers Needed

Homework Club We are beginning Homework Club again at El Centro. New and returning students are meeting two times a week to improve their skills in reading, mathematics and other school subjects. They work with tutors who, along... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

In High School, Nguyen Discovered New Species

Connestee Falls scholarship recipient and 2019 Brevard High School graduate John Nguyen participated in his first science fair when he was in fourth grade. At the time he was still... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

All BBQ Ball Dinner, Dance Set

Come have a ball at the 12th annual Camp for All BBQ Ball dinner and square dance. The 12th annual BBQ Ball takes place on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Green River Preserve summer camp. This signature event raises funds to provide a... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

Democratic Women's Club To Meet Sept. 23 At Twin Dragons

The September meeting of the Transylvania Democratic Women’s Club will be held at noon, Monday, Sept. 23, at Twin Dragons Grand Buffet on Asheville Highway. The program will focus on the local Guardian ad Litem program. The... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

Brevard Rotary Club: 1947 To Today - Déjà Vu All Over Again!

The year was 1947 and there was much good news to celebrate. The country was at peace after World War II. The U.S. Marshall Plan to reconstruct post-war western Europe was signed. Major League Baseball allowed Jackie Robinson to... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

The Right Beer Can Make For A Perfect Pairing

When people look for the perfect beverage to pair with food, many may assume wine earns that distinction. But author John Holl believes there's a perfect beer for every meal, and... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

Dunn's Rock News

Tonight’s Dinner And Program We’re in for a treat tonight at Dunn’s Rock Community Center. Keith Parker, whose family goes back generations in this area, will present a program on Dunn’s Rock’s role in county history.... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

Cathey's Creek News

Selica United Methodist Church Selica United Methodist Church will have a homecoming service at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 22. Sunday school will be held at the regular time at 9:30... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

Cedar Mountain News

Flea Market The Cedar Mountain Community Center is hosting a community-wide flea market from 8 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Sept. 28. Most tables have been rented, but if you have... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

Brevard Faculty To Read Works

The 4th annual Working Writers’ Reading features Brevard College professors Alyse Bensel, Margaret Brown and Jubal Tiner. Each author will read from their creative work on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. in room 125 of the McLarty-G... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

Brevard College Stages 'The Liar'

On Thursday Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., Brevard College Theatre presents its first production of the 2019-2020 season, “The Liar,” by David Ives and directed by guest director... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

No. 7 Art Gallery Features Four New Artists

As the sourwood and dogwood trees are whispering, "fall is near," Transylvania store windows are echoing the same news. Likewise, The Number 7 Art Gallery reflects the promises of... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

Finding A Unicorn

Oh look, there is a unicorn sticking his head in the sand! I never would have believed it possible, but there it is. Marc Schneider Brevard... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

Vaping And Guns

In 1987, one child died by a lawn dart embedded in her brain. Very quickly the U.S. Government banned lawn darts. Just recently, in 2019, six people died from vaping e-cigarettes. President Trump tweeted, “New provisional data... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

Toss The School Report Cards

On today’s front page, readers will find two stories about school report cards issued by the state. These report cards, however, are not necessarily an accurate assessment of the quality of a school. In fact, they are extremely f... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

More Veterans Wrapped In Quilts Of Valor – Brevard, NC

Eight area veterans received handmade quilts to honor their service in a ceremony at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas on Sept. 7. Quilts of Valor is a national organization whose members produce hand-made patchwork... — Updated 9/18/2019

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Families Gather For Get Set Dinner, Games – Transylvania County, NC

Families throughout the community gathered Monday night at the library for Get Set Transylvania's family dinner series, a free event designed to bring families together for... — Updated 9/18/2019

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News

City Asked To Allow E-Bikes On Its Paved Trails – Brevard, NC

Art Odell, Sycamore Cycles’ manager, asked Brevard City Council at its Monday meeting for a text amendment to its regulations prohibiting motorized vehicles, specifically E-bikes, from operating on paved sections of the city’s... — Updated 9/18/2019

 
 By John Lanier    News

County Schools Get Bs and Cs In State Report Card – Transylvania County, NC

“The majority of our schools are B schools,” Missy Ellenberger, curriculum director for Transylvania County Schools, told the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening. Five of the county’s eight schools received... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

Brevard Academy Receives B Grade – Brevard, NC

“We are a B school once again,” Ted Duncan, director of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation, informed the school’s Board of Directors Wednesday evening. The school also met its growth expectations for the 2018-19 school... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

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