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Transylvanians Compete During Mountain Fair – Transylvania County

Rebecca Harris, 6, of Brevard, earned $1,500 at the Junior Market Swine Show during the recent N.C. Mountain State Fair. Harris was one of several Transylvania County residents... — Updated 10/4/2015


Silvermont Halloween Event Coming - Brevard NC

Volunteers from the Children's Center, Friends of Silvermont and their friends have been busy preparing for the "Revenge of the White Squirrels" and "Lighted Pumpkin Patch" events t... — Updated 10/4/2015


St. Philip's To Hold Blessing Of The Animals – Brevard NC

On Sunday, Oct. 4, St. Philip's Episcopal Church will commemorate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi by hosting a Blessing of the Animals liturgy at 5 p.m. The blessing will take pl... — Updated 10/4/2015


'Camping In The Old Style' Re-created At Cradle Of Forestry – Pisgah Forest NC

The U.S. Forest Service invites the public to attend “Camping in the Old Style,” a re-created campsite of the early 1900s at the Cradle of Forestry near Brevard on Oct. 13. During this time in history, the Pisgah National... — Updated 9/30/2015


Art Classes For All Ages Offered This Fall – Brevard NC

Transylvania County is full of creative people who like to share their gifts with the community. Tammy Hopkins at the Transylvania Community Arts Council said, “The number one question we get at TC Arts is ‘Where can I take an... — Updated 9/30/2015


Prep Roundup

BHS Tennis The Lady Blue Devil tennis team went 1-1 in conference matches last week, beating Pisgah and losing to Franklin in two road matches. The Lady Devils beat Pisgah 6-3 last Monday. Individual winners included No. 1 Aly... — Updated 9/30/2015

 By Eli Sirota    Sports

Heath Turner Named SAC Co-Player Of The Week – Brevard NC

After one of the most successful weeks in Brevard College's men's soccer team's history, junior goalkeeper Heath Turner was named AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Men's Soccer Co-Player of the Week. The Kansas City, Mo. product... — Updated 9/30/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Lady Tigers Roll Past Lady Black Knights 3-0 – Rosman NC

The Lady Tigers volleyball team is gaining the reputation of being unwelcome hosts, as opponents often spend more time on the bus than they do on the court. That was case again Tues... — Updated 9/30/2015


Local Youth Basketball Leagues Registration Opens In October – Transylvania County NC

Registration for two youth basketball leagues will be opening in October. The Transylvania County Recreation League includes teams for boys and girls K-12. Registration is available online at or by calling 828-884-315... — Updated 9/30/2015


Connestee Pickleball Tournament Raises Over $70,000 For Student Scholarship Fund – Connestee Falls NC

The 5th annual Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Fund Pickleball Tournament was a big success in spite of rainy weather that washed out one day of play. The Connestee Falls... — Updated 9/30/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Blue Devils Lose 3-0 To Smoky Mountain In WNCAC Play – Brevard NC

It was a tough night for the Blue Devils soccer team as they lost 3-0 at home to Smoky Mountain despite having several looks at goal go narrowly astray. While the first half ended... — Updated 9/30/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Tigers Take To The Road In SMC Battle Against Wildcats – Rosman NC

The unstoppable force meets the immovable object. That could sum up this week's matchup between the Rosman Tigers defense and the Andrews Wildcat offense. Rosman is giving up less... — Updated 9/30/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Brevard Squares Off Against Tuscola For Homecoming – Brevard NC

In his first year as Blue Devil head coach Craig Pritchett has led the team to its first wins in nearly two years and has the squad looking competitive. However, there are plenty... — Updated 9/30/2015


Students Volunteer At Music Center

The Rise & Shine after school program has been volunteering recently at the Brevard Music Center. Last week, students in the program helped volunteers at the BMC with some... — Updated 9/30/2015


McCall To Discuss Diabetes And Meal Planning Oct. 8 – Brevard NC

Diabetes is a national epidemic. More than one-third of the U.S. population has diabetes or prediabetes, and it has become the seventh leading cause of death in this country. There are many different recommendations for meal... — Updated 9/30/2015


AutumnFest Returns To Transylvania – Brevard NC

A fun and festive day to celebrate fall is planned for this Saturday morning's Transylvania Farmers' Market as they hold its annual AutumnFest from 8 a.m. to noon. Free and with lots of activities for the whole family, the... — Updated 9/30/2015

 By William Douglas    Arts

BLT's 'Funny Little Thing Called Love' Is Hilarious Trip

The fifth production of the Brevard Little Theatre season opened Sept. 25 with the Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy, “Funny Little Thing Called Love.” The story takes the audience on a hilarious whirlwind trip from a San Francisco... — Updated 9/30/2015


BLT To Hold Auditions For Lewis's Children's Classic

Open auditions for “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 and 11, from 12-2 p.m. at Brevard Little Theatre, located at 55 East Jordan St., Brevard. No preparation is needed; you will... — Updated 9/30/2015


October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Brevard NC

SAFE, Inc. of Transylvania County is shining a light on domestic violence all October. This community is not immune from acts of violence, as demonstrated by a fatal shooting in Lake Toxaway. Susan Huter, SAFE’s director of... — Updated 9/30/2015


Rosman Heritage Day Planned – Rosman NC

Rosman Heritage Day will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sponsored by the town of Rosman, the events will be at the Rosman Town Hall. Ray Fisher will give an oral history of Rosman at 11:45. A Heritage Room will... — Updated 9/30/2015


Cathy Landis Spoke At Key Leaders Rally/Reception For UWTC On Sept. 15 – Brevard NC

Cathy Landis, president and chief nursing officer at Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH), was the keynote speaker at the Key Leaders Rally and Reception for United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) held Tuesday, Sept. 15. The... — Updated 9/30/2015


Lung Cancer Screening For Older Adults Expanded

Are you a smoker or a former smoker and over the age of 55? Then, listen up! Even if you are not a smoker, you need to know this. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has recently given approval to your doctors and other... — Updated 9/30/2015


Clifton A. Brunny

Clifton A. Brunny, 94, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Memorial services will be announced. Online condolences may be left at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory are caring... — Updated 9/30/2015


Phyllis Ann Carter Conrad

Phyllis Ann Carter Conrad, 92, of Tryon, N.C., formerly of Brevard, passed away, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at Tryon Estates. McFarland Funeral Chapel in Tryon, is assisting the family with arrangements.... — Updated 9/30/2015


Alice Gardner Blalock

Alice Gardner Blalock, 90, of Arden, passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Mack and Mattie Hutchins Gardner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Bill Gardner, and... — Updated 9/30/2015


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