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Picturing The Past: Growing, Decorating Christmas Trees Provided Cash, Fun

The modern Christmas tree, which found its way to the United States with German immigrants in the early 1800s, dates from 16th century Germany. By 1900, one in five American... — Updated 8/24/2018


NEW: Mission Health, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Reach An Agreement-Brevard NC

Mission Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North have entered into an agreement for Mission Health participation in Blue Cross networks effective, Friday, Dec 15. Both parties are pleased to reach agreement on the mutual... — Updated 12/5/2017


Legal Notices for December 4, 2017

Brevard Housing Authority Public Hearing and January Meeting January 16, 2018 The Brevard Housing Authority will have a public hearing at 3:00 p.m. to receive comments regarding its Annual Plan. The public hearing will be followed... — Updated 12/4/2017 Full story


Frederick Earl Kilstrom

Frederick Earl Kilstrom, 88, of Penrose, went to be with Jesus Christ to his prepared heavenly home, Nov. 29, 2017. The son of the late Elmer Kilstrom and Reba Orr Kilstrom, he was... — Updated 12/4/2017

 By Bill Harrah    Lifestyles

Sharing House Diary: Christmas Gifts Needed For 800 Local Children

By Bill Harrah Did you know there are 800 Transylvania children who face Christmas morning without the presents that the rest of us take for granted? For them, it's likely to be jus... — Updated 12/4/2017


Free Rein Hosts Holiday Barn - Brevard, NC

On Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m., Free Rein will host its annual Holiday Barn at Rockbrook Camp's Equestrian Center. All kinds of activities, as noted in the photo above, will... — Updated 12/4/2017


Henry Junior Chapman

Henry Junior Chapman, 82, of Pisgah Forest, went to meet his maker Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Our lives are forever changed. He brought smiles to the faces of everyone who knew him and some who didn’t. He usually had a joke to tell... — Updated 12/4/2017


Jackie Lynn Revis Hall

Jackie Lynn Revis Hall, 86, Brevard resident of 20 years, and Olin employee, died Dec. 2, 2017, of complications related to Alzheimer’s and respiratory illness. She was a 1951 graduate of Mars Hill College. She was born in Starr... — Updated 12/4/2017


Michael Cecil Cairnes

Michael Cecil Cairnes, 61, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. A native of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Hubert and Berdean Ashe Cairnes. Survivors include a daughter, Jessica Speigle, of Hendersonville; son,... — Updated 12/4/2017


Lighting The Courthouse For Christmas - Brevard, NC

Larry Hoxit and Scott Goins decorate the courthouse Christmas tree from up high with the guidance of Chip Owen. David Camp, Jeff Davis and Glenn "Turbo" Strickland scale the... — Updated 12/4/2017


Shetler's Village Captures Spirit Of Christmas

Amazing Miniature Christmas Village Tom Shetler and his wife Susan stand proudly before Tom's intricate Christmas-themed village. Shetler begins the project months in advance,... — Updated 12/4/2017


Thank You from Brevard Ballet

Brevard Ballet performed "The Nutcracker" on Nov. 19 in Jones Auditorium at Brevard High School to a record crowd. Around 60 young dancers and adult community members portrayed Thom... — Updated 12/4/2017

 By Paul Morgan    Lifestyles

Facing My Long Gone Life In Vintage Vinyl

Folks like me, who are just a little older, might well identify with this sad tale. Last week, after months of sometimes heated discussion, the weighing of pros and cons, and some... — Updated 12/4/2017

 By Tristan Cowie    Outdoors

Cyclocross Events Held Across The Country

Cyclocross racing is all about preparing – for the conditions, for the effort, and for the logistics of the season. After a myriad of states and several trips up and down the... — Updated 12/4/2017


Vietnam Veteran Describes Exploits As A Green Beret

Mike DiRocco's clandestine entry into Vietnam began on a moonless night in the Viet Cong-controlled Van Canh valley, 200 miles north of Saigon. The 12-member Special Forces team's... — Updated 12/4/2017


Rosman Middle Announces First Quarter Honor Roll - Rosman, NC

The following students were named to the Rosman Middle School Honor Roll for the first quarter of 2017-18 school year. 6th Grade A Honor Roll Alissa Cheek, Arie Leonard, Marley McCall and Shelby Tinsley. 6th Grade A/B Honor Roll... — Updated 12/4/2017

 By Erica Brock    Education

Reading Aloud Makes A Difference Wherever You Are

One of my fondest memories as a child is having my parents read me a book before bed. This was the part of our nightly routine that I looked forward to the most. My early introduction to the world of books is most definitely the... — Updated 12/4/2017


Tornados Suffer Pair Of Losses In Weekend Hoops Action

Brandon McLean scored a team-high 15 points, including 11 in the second half, to help lead Huntingdon to a 75-65 victory over Brevard College in Saturday afternoon men’s basketball action at Boshamer Gym. The Tornados (0-3) were... — Updated 12/4/2017


Local History Comes To Life, Experientially - Brevard, NC

Brevard College’s Philosophy Statement reads: “Experiential education is a philosophy and methodology in which educators purposely engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase... — Updated 12/4/2017


Annual Reindeer Run Attracts More Than 200 Runners - Brevard, NC

The 13th annual Brevard Reindeer Run kicked off the Christmas festivities this past Saturday with a 5K race that drew 231 participants. The race is sponsored by The Center For... — Updated 12/4/2017

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Rosman Quartet Named To SMC All-Conference Team - Rosman, NC

A trio of seniors and one junior were among the Rosman Lady Tigers who were selected for the 2017 Smoky Mountain All-Conference volleyball team. Sydney Orr and Christa Galloway... — Updated 12/4/2017

 By Park Baker    Sports

Lady Tigers Finish Strong To Earn Win Over Blue Ridge - Rosman, NC

In a back-and-forth contest that came down to the wire, the Rosman Lady Tigers outscored Blue Ridge by 10 points over the final four minutes to earn a 71-65 win in their season open... — Updated 12/4/2017


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