Articles from the September 25, 2017 edition

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 By Matt McGregor    News

Storm Causes Damage At Historic Site - Brevard, NC

In the windy wake of Hurricane Irma, a felled oak tree shattered a piece of Brevard's history. "I was fast asleep, and I heard an enormous crash," said Karen Palmer, who lives in a... — Updated 9/27/2017

 By Erika Brock    Education

Everyday Education: Helping Children To Become Successful Readers

Did you know that children who start kindergarten with well-developed early literacy skills have an advantage? Reading is essential to school success. Children who start school with the skills they need before they learn to read... — Updated 9/25/2017


Gola "Sue" Hudgins Raines

Gola "Sue" Hudgins Raines, 88, of Etowah, passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Born in Inman, S.C., she was a daughter of the late George and Gola Corn Hudgins. In addition to her... — Updated 9/25/2017


BMC Resumes Free Community Concerts - Brevard, NC

Brevard Music Center (BMC), in association with Brevard College, has announced the return of its popular and free Community Concert Series on Monday, Oct. 2, at 12:30 p.m. at... — Updated 9/25/2017


Boys & Girls Club Announces Main Street Mile Race Winners - Brevard, NC

Will Coye won the title of Fastest Male in the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club's Main Street Mile, a foot race through the streets of Brevard held Sept. 9. Alycia Andrade won... — Updated 9/25/2017

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Brevard Survives Second-Half Scare To Beat Chase - Brevard, NC

If ever there was a tale of two halves, it was Friday night at Chase High School. After dominating play and scoring on four of their five possessions in the first half, the Brevard... — Updated 9/25/2017


Joan Ellen Williams

Joan Ellen Williams, 84, of Brevard, passed away Sept. 17, 2017, at Tore's Home, in East Flat Rock. She will be remembered as "the peace lady," a Quaker, teacher and avid gardener.... — Updated 9/25/2017


Bobby Pruitt

Bobby Pruitt, 84, of Lincolnton Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Brevard, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. He was predeceased by his sisters, Alma Merrill, Aretta Pressley, Thelma DeVore and Betty Woodring. A graveside service was... — Updated 9/25/2017


Nancy Julia Harris

Nancy Julia Harris, 65, of Brevard, passed from her earthly life to peace, healing and wholeness, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. She was born in Transylvania County March 16, 1952, to the late Larry... — Updated 9/25/2017


Elsa Lee Moses Whittemore

Elsa Lee Moses Whittemore, 77, of Penrose, passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. She was born March 7, 1940, to the late Hobart and Bertha Massingale Moses. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Nita Broom and Edith Nicholson.... — Updated 9/25/2017


Joe Earl Pace

Joe Earl Pace, 82, is now in the presence of Jesus, having left this earth Sept. 20, 2017, after a brief battle with cancer. He died at home in the arms of his loving wife of 26... — Updated 9/25/2017


Grover William Frisbee

Grover William Frisbee, 88, died Sept. 24, 2017, at Tore's Home of Brevard. He was born Dec. 7, 1928, to Marion and Mattie Frisbee, of Spring Creek, N.C. He loved the game of... — Updated 9/25/2017


Catherine Nuce "Katie" Avirett

Catherine Nuce "Katie" Avirett, of Brevard and St. Petersburg, Fla., died peacefully on Sept. 3, 2017, after a four-year battle with thyroid cancer. She is survived by her husband... — Updated 9/25/2017


Tornados' Soccer Team Drops Pair Of Weekend Matches - Brevard, NC

Brevard men’s soccer could not complete the late comeback, as they lose to Methodist 3-2 Saturday afternoon. The loss drops the Tornados to 1-3 on the 2017 season. Scoring began in the 17th minute, as Methodist’s Isaac Sanchez... — Updated 9/25/2017


Tornados Defeat Mountaineers To Earn Fourth Straight Win - Brevard, NC

Rachel Ruble finished with a match-high nine kills, while the trio of Hannah Elmore, Stephanie Lambert and Whitney DeMoss added seven apiece, to help a well-balanced Brevard lineup to its third sweep of the season and fourth win... — Updated 9/25/2017


BC Women's Soccer Wins Third Straight - Brevard, NC

Brevard women’s soccer beat Methodist on a late goal in Fayetteville Saturday afternoon. Junior Megan Shina found the back of the net in the 82nd minute to help improve Brevard’s record on the season to 5-2-0. The Methodist... — Updated 9/25/2017


Tornados' Rally Falls Just Short In Road Loss To Panthers - Brevard, NC

A late rally on the road came up just short for Brevard College Saturday afternoon as the Tornados lost to the LaGrange Panthers 38-28. Trailing by 10 points with 3:24 remaining in the contest, Brevard’s offense took to the field... — Updated 9/25/2017


Prep Roundup

Lady Tigers Sweep Bobcats The Rosman Lady Tiger volleyball team picked up a big conference win on the road last Thursday as they defeated Blue Ridge 3-0. Rosman won the match 25-17, 25-15 and 25-16. Christa Galloway led the... — Updated 9/25/2017

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Lady Blue Devils Defeat Mustangs To Cap Off Wild Week - Brevard, NC

From heartbreak, to disappointment, to jubilation. The Brevard Lady Blue Devils experienced quite the rollercoaster over three days last week, but finished strong at home as they he... — Updated 9/25/2017

 By Scotty Ruff    Sports

Tigers Defeat Wildcats On The Road In SMC Opener - Rosman, NC

Look out, the Tigers football team is on a winning streak. Even more important, the Tigers are undefeated in the conference and the two-game winning streak has managed to get the... — Updated 9/25/2017

 By Anne Hardy    Education

Pisgah Forest Elementary Takes Learning Outside - Pisgah Forest, NC

Transylvania County School students dismissed at noon this past Wednesday, giving the teachers at Pisgah Forest Elementary the afternoon to switch from "teacher" to "learner" for... — Updated 9/25/2017


Free Rein Center Gala Set For Oct. 14 At Connestee Falls

Free Rein Center for Therapeutic Riding and Education will host its "Mane Event" fundraising gala from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Connestee Falls clubhouse. "Trail Ri... — Updated 9/25/2017


BLT Casts New Talent For Twain's 'A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court' - Brevard, NC

What’s old is new again as Brevard Little Theatre prepares to present “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” Oct. 13-29. While the play will transport audiences back to medieval Camelot, a majority of the actors and... — Updated 9/25/2017


Sharyn Fogel's Work To Be Part Of Watercolor Exhibition

Sharyn Fogel has been accepted into the 72nd Annual Juried Exhibition of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. The juror for this competition, renowned and i... — Updated 9/25/2017


New At The Library: Monks Reveal How To Relate To Dogs

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Adebayo, Ayobami. “Stay with Me.” Yejide and Akin agree polygamy will not be part of their marriage even though it is a long-held custom in their... — Updated 9/25/2017


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