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 By Matt McGregor    News

Cat Café Owner Disputes State's Latest Findings – Brevard, NC

Pisgah Paws Cat Café on North Broad Street in Brevard received a “disapproved” follow-up facility-compliance inspection (FCI) from the N.C. Department of Agriculture (NCDA) on Oct. 23 but is being allowed to continue its opera... — Updated 11/22/2019

 By Matt McGregor    News

Paul Ray Named As City Of Brevard's Planning Director – Brevard, NC

Interim Planning Director Paul Ray dropped “interim” from his title Monday when he was sworn in as the city of Brevard’s planning director. “I feel honored to have been chosen as the new planning director,” Ray said in a... — Updated 11/21/2019


Jury Selection In Ayala Murder Trial Goes Into Seventh Day – Brevard, NC

As of Wednesday morning, 11 jurors had been selected for the trial in the case involving the alleged murder of 18-year-old Saul Ayala. Wednesday marks the seventh day of jury selection for this trial. As previously reported, Ayala... — Updated 11/20/2019


Owens To Celebrate 50 Years Of Marriage

Donald and Doris (Lance) Owen, of Brevard, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m., at The Gladstone House, located at 178 S. Caldwell... — Updated 11/20/2019


Beer Is Becoming More And More A Beverage At Mealtime

The rise of craft and home brewing has created more beer flavor profiles than ever before. In fact, there's likely a beer for everyone, whether you're a novice or connoisseur. The... — Updated 11/20/2019


A Nod To November

There is much to be thankful for in November. Here’s a look at some of the interesting facts about the month. •November used to be the ninth month of the calendar of Romulus. That all changed when the calendar was modified and... — Updated 11/20/2019


Now Is The Time To Start Thinking About Turkey Roasting

There has never been a better time to start thinking ahead to plans for turkey-roasting. To put anyone in the holiday mood and prime for planning, check out these holiday fun facts, courtesy of Nationwide, Pew Research, and Good... — Updated 11/20/2019


Fish Fillets Make It Quick And Easy To Move Grilling Indoors

Many people refer to the Labor Day weekend, now more than two months past, as the unofficial end of summer grilling season. But those of us who love to grill know that you can't sto... — Updated 11/20/2019


Shoeboxes Collected – Brevard, NC

Through Nov. 25, Brevard Wesleyan Church and Little River Baptist Church are acting as Operation Christmas Child Drop Off Centers. The shoeboxes, which are typically filled with... — Updated 11/20/2019

 By John Lanier    News

Sterrenberg Talks About Her Love Of The Navy – Brevard, NC

Lt. Barbara Sterrenberg joined the Navy late in life, but she's glad she did. "The Navy, they're going to have to kick me out because I love it. I absolutely love it," Sterrenberg... — Updated 11/20/2019


Blue Ridge Orchestra To Perform Holiday Favorites With 'Revels!'

The Blue Ridge Orchestra (BRO) will bring holiday cheer to audiences on Dec. 7 and 8 at 3 p.m. in Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville with its annual “Revels!” concert. Music director Milton Crotts will lead the 60-person... — Updated 11/20/2019


Musicke Antiqua To Play 'Christmas Renewed'

Share a mix of new arrangements of traditional holiday songs with early music consort Musicke Antiqua on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at noon at the Transylvania County Library. Musicke Antiqua’s 2019 winter program, “Christmas... — Updated 11/20/2019


Brevard Gallery Walk Offers Artistic Presents

The galleries and arts spots of Brevard invite the public to the Nov. 22 Fourth Friday Gallery Walk from 5-8 p.m. Cindy Rehm serves as interim executive director of the... — Updated 11/20/2019


Fighting White Squirrels Win Autumn Blast Tournament

Recently, the Fighting White Squirrels youth soccer team took first place at the Autumn Blast tournament in Hickory. The Fighting White Squirrels finished the tournament 4-0... — Updated 11/20/2019

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Madison Baldridge Signs With App State Volleyball Team

After three years on the varsity squad, including leading the team to its best season in school history as a senior, Brevard's Madison Baldridge officially took the first step in... — Updated 11/20/2019


Joseph Clarence "Joe" McCall

Joe McCall was born in Jackson County May 26, 1940, passed unexpectedly Nov. 12, 2019, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, at the age of 79. He was a pillar of the community. He owned and operated Joe McCall Excavating, serving... — Updated 11/20/2019


Ann McGaha Lance

Mary Ann McGaha Lance, 86, of Asheville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, after several years of illness and complications with dementia. A native of Transylvania County, she was... — Updated 11/20/2019


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