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Joretta Whitmire

Joretta Whitmire, 73, of Rosman, passed away Nov. 8, 2013, at her home in Rosman. Born in Rosman, she was a daughter of the late James and Lola Lyday. She is preceded in death by two brothers, J.R. Lyday and Randall Lyday, and one... — Updated 11/15/2013 Full story


John Ethan Sentelle

John Ethan Sentelle, 51, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Transylvania Regional Hospital Hospice in Brevard. A native and lifelong resident of Transylvania County, he was born Nov. 2, 1962 to the late Carl... — Updated 11/15/2013 Full story


Kathleen Peterson

Kathleen Peterson, 75, of Connestee Falls in Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Lillian Hanson. She grew... — Updated 11/15/2013 Full story


Thomas Lowe McKee

Thomas Lowe McKee, 94, of Brevard, passed away Nov. 14, 2013 at the Tore’s Home #3. He was the son of the late Ralph Lowe McKee and Margaret McKee Chambers. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Jessie Tobias McKee;... — Updated 11/15/2013 Full story


Mamie L. Hogsed

Mamie L. Hogsed, 81, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. She was a daughter of the late Wayman and Mattie Compton Galloway. Her husband, Coleman Eugene Hogsed; grandson, Jack Elgin Alley; brothers, Mitchell, Russell,... — Updated 11/15/2013 Full story


Sharing House Food Drive Slated – Brevard NC

Those who bring a can of food to the gate will receive $1 off the $10 admission price at Saturday’s alumni football game between Brevard High School and Pickens High School. Donated food will go to help fill the pantry at... — Updated 11/13/2013


First Tournament, Second Place

The 10U Carolina Heat Softball Team finished second in the Last Chance Open ASA Fastpitch Softball Tournament Nov. 10 in Marion. This was the team's first tournament appearance.... — Updated 11/13/2013


Tigers Travel To Murphy For Opening Round – Rosman NC

What a difference a year makes. In 2012, the Tigers' remarkable football season extended into the 1-A playoffs with victories in the first two rounds, courtesy of a 5-5 record that... — Updated 11/13/2013


Lady Tornados Fall To North Georgia, Furman – Brevard NC

The Brevard College women's basketball team was unable to crawl out of an early 23-point deficit and fell in its season-opener against North Georgia Monday evening at Boshamer... — Updated 11/13/2013


Vikings To Host Blue Devils In First Round – Brevard NC

As if the Blue Devils had a choice, their choices were bad and worse in the opening round of the 2-A state football playoffs. Brevard (14 seed) will travel to 9-2 North Wilkes... — Updated 11/13/2013


Oskar Blues To Benefit Cradle Of Forestry Interpretive Association – Brevard NC

Since the new brewery’s doors opened to the public in December, 2012, Oskar Blues has been giving back to the community. In addition to sponsoring local events, the third Monday each month, Oskar Blues donates 10 percent of... — Updated 11/13/2013


Dressing Up Silvermont

Two Brevard gardeners plan how they will decorate fireplace mantels for Christmas at Silvermont, a new holiday event being planned by the Silvermont Opportunity Center. At left is... — Updated 11/13/2013


Glass Feather Art Work On Display At Chamber – Brevard NC

Exhibits of some of the works created at Glass Feather Studio Gallery are on display at the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce/ Visitor's Center for the months of November... — Updated 11/13/2013


Four Artists Juried In To Number 7 Arts Gallery – Brevard NC

Lorraine Cathey, felter; Cathy Langdon, weaver; Dian Magie, wood-fired pottery; and Holland Van Gores, wood turner; were recently added to the roster of artists at Number 7 Arts.... — Updated 11/13/2013


Sawyer Wins Transylvania Art Guild's Competition – Brevard NC

Denise Sawyer is winner of the November Show and Tell Competition at the Transylvania Art Guild’s Nov. 7 meeting. Sawyer is also designated Artist of the Month by the Guild, and her work will be on display in the reading area of... — Updated 11/13/2013


Crack In The Sky

At one point Tuesday afternoon, blue sky appeared to cut through dark clouds that were hanging over Brevard. (Times photo by Sean Trapp)... — Updated 11/13/2013


Anniversary Banquet

The Transylvania Citizens Improvement Organization (TCIO) held its 53rd anniversary banquet last Saturday in the library's Rogow Room in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of integration in Transylvania County schools. (Times... — Updated 11/13/2013


Chaveas To Present Patchwork Quilts History – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Library’s Bag Lunch Arts Series continues Tuesday, Nov. 19, at noon in the Rogow Room of the library with the presentation “Threaded History: The American Patchwork Quilt” presented by Lucille... — Updated 11/13/2013

 By John Lanier    News

School Board Rejects House Bid, Asks For More Negotiating - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously rejected a bid of $155,000 for a house owned by the school system on Memory Lane in Brevard at a special meeting held Tuesday afternoon. The board, however, voted unanimously... — Updated 11/13/2013

 By Derek McKissock    News

City Officials Believe There Are Benefits To GroWNC Project - Brevard NC

Unlike the county, the city of Brevard joined the consortium that supported the GroWNC project (see related above). Councilman Charlie Landreth and City Planning Director Josh Freeman have both been involved in the process.... — Updated 11/13/2013


Oskar Blues Celebrates Year In Brevard With Hootenanny – Brevard NC

To celebrate a year of production at their one-year-old North Carolina brewery, Oskar Blues will throw a second wild and wonderful New Year’s Eve Hootenanny. Americana country rock band The Hackensaw Boys, known for their rowdy,... — Updated 11/13/2013


BC Presents Reading By Author Megan Shepherd – Brevard NC

Brevard College's English Department Visiting Writers' Series will present a reading by young adult book author Megan Shepherd at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. The reading, which is f... — Updated 11/13/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

New Machining Lab Given More Funding - Brevard NC

Construction costs for a project to convert an existing picnic shelter at Blue Ridge Community College into a 1,200-square-foot machining lab exceeded estimates by around $50,000. The commissioners previously authorized the use of... — Updated 11/13/2013


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