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Christmas At Silvermont Set For Weekend – Brevard NC

Historic Silvermont mansion will come alive with the Christmas spirit this weekend, thanks to volunteers at the Silvermont Opportunity Center, which is housed in the landmark home... — Updated 12/6/2013 Full story

 By Michael Adelman    Sports

BC Tops Tusculum 95-73, Fall At Furman 89-72 – Brevard NC

Brevard College's Dominique Pickett poured in a career-high 34 points to lead the Tornados to their first win of the season, a 95-73 victory over the Tusculum College Pioneers in... — Updated 12/2/2013


Tornados Ground The Pfeiffer Falcons 79-69 – Brevard NC

Sophomore Shelby Wolfe paced the Brevard College women's basketball team with 22 points while four other Tornados registered double figures as BC dropped Pfeiffer, 79-69, in... — Updated 12/2/2013


Raising Money For Red Cross – Rosman NC

Rosman High senior Jenah McCall sits in front of a sign at the Quebec Community Center promoting a fundraiser for her senior project. McCall raised $1,758.08, which was given to the Henderson County Chapter of the American Red... — Updated 12/2/2013


RtI: Three Tiers Help Students Succeed

Does your child have a Personal Education Plan (PEP)? Have you ever been invited to a Tier 3 meeting? Does your child receive enrichment services? Have you received reports from school that are full of numbers and graphs about... — Updated 12/2/2013 Full story


Davidson River School's Project Rebound Helps At Risk Students – Pisgah Forest NC

For the last 10 years, the Mediation Center has partnered with Davidson River School's Project Rebound middle school class in Transylvania County. Project Rebound is one of six... — Updated 12/2/2013 Full story


BLT's 2014 Season Filled With Laughs, Mystery – Brevard NC

Brevard Little Theatre has announced its 2014 lineup. The season will kick off with an Agatha Christie mystery, “A Murder Is Announced,” featuring one of Christie’s most beloved characters, the indomitable Miss Marple. The... — Updated 12/2/2013


Deano & The Dreamers Play For Silvermont Club – Brevard NC

Dec. 14 will mark the end of the 2013 dance season for members and guests of the Silvermont Dance Club. With music provided by local favorites, Deano & The Dreamers, this event promises to be a delightful addition to the holiday... — Updated 12/2/2013


Get Right Band To Perform – Brevard NC

Asheville’s funk/rock/ reggae trio The Get Right Band will be playing at The Phoenix Lounge in Brevard Saturday, Dec 14, at 10 p.m. There is no cover charge. The Get Right Band is “hip-shaking, earthquaking pure funk fun,... — Updated 12/2/2013


Blue Ridge Ringers To Perform – Brevard NC

The Library’s Bag Lunch Arts Program will feature an “extra” program this December when the Western North Carolina based hand bell group, The Blue Ridge Ringers, perform a holiday concert Tuesday, Dec. 10 at noon in the... — Updated 12/2/2013


Eight Area Authors To Sign Books Saturday – Brevard NC

Eight western North Carolina authors will hold a book signing at Highland Books Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1-3 p.m. All are invited to stop by and meet the authors and view their books. Nancy Sales Cash is a journalist and writer... — Updated 12/2/2013

 By Kara Fohner    Arts

BC Faculty Display Work In 'Convergence' Art Exhibition – Brevard NC

For elements to converge, they must arrive from several directions and intersect at a designated spot. The following interaction will redefine that physical space. Brevard College... — Updated 12/2/2013


Wickell Joins Spa Staff

Janet Wickell has joined the staff at La Petite Spa and Wellness. She is an esthetician, massage therapist and energy healing practitioner. One of her favorite facials uses... — Updated 12/2/2013


EXIT Mountain Realty Recognizes Top Agents – Brevard NC

Jason Jacques, president and CEO of EXIT Mountain Realty, recently recognized the successes of some of the top real estate agents in western North Carolina working with him at EXIT Mountain Realty in Brevard. “We have had a... — Updated 12/2/2013


Chamber Of Commerce Annual Holiday Promotion Give Away In Full Swing – Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commer-ce is holding their 6th annual Holiday Promotion to encourage shoppers to “Buy It Local, Spend It Local.” Thirty-six member businesses are participating in this year’s campaign.... — Updated 12/2/2013


Bluewood Gallery Announces Closing – Brevard NC

Hal Looney, owner of Bluewood Photography, has announced the closing of his fine art photography gallery at 29 West Jordan St. in Brevard, effective Dec. 21. Bluewood was founded nine years ago by fine art photographer Sue Hershey... — Updated 12/2/2013


Busy Day At Belk

t was a beehive of activity on Friday as dozens of shoppers eager to take advantage of Black Friday savings descended on Belk in Pisgah Forest. For those not wanting to fight the... — Updated 12/2/2013


The Echo Is Wonderful Historical Resource

The Echo served as the monthly newsletter for the Ecusta Paper Corporation in Pisgah Forest for 15 years. The first edition in February 1940 was six mimeographed pages containing... — Updated 12/2/2013


All Welcome To Community Christmas Dinner Dec. 25 – Brevard NC

Once again the spirit of Christmas grows as we move closer to Dec. 25 and the annual Community Christmas Dinner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church nears. About 18 years ago the pastor at that time, Rev. Carl T. Del Giudice, announced... — Updated 12/2/2013


Friends Of Gorges Seeks Photographs – Lake Toxaway NC

Friends of Gorges State Park is beginning work on a photographic book documenting the beauty of the park. Located entirely in Transylvania County, this newest park in the North Carolina system is part of the Jocassee Gorges, an... — Updated 12/2/2013


News of Organizations

Republican The next meeting of the Transylvania Republican Executive Committee is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. in the downstairs conference room of the Community Services Building located on E. Morgan St. in Brevard.... — Updated 12/2/2013


Births In Transylvania

Caeden Kody Merrill Carrie and Eric Merrill, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Caeden Kody Merrill, born Nov. 22, 2013, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was... — Updated 12/2/2013


Hammett, Broda Exchange Wedding Vows

Janette Lea Hammett and Corey Simpson Broda, of Whittier, N.C., were united in marriage Oct. 12, 2013, at Fontana Community Church Chapel, in Fontana Dam, N.C. The officiating... — Updated 12/2/2013


B.W. "Buster" Worley Jr.

B.W. "Buster" Worley Jr., 58, of Brevard, beloved father to B.W. "Bow" Worley III (Emily) and Corrie Nevada Worley, both of Brevard, passed away after a short illness of liver... — Updated 12/2/2013 Full story


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