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WNC Fly Fishing Expo

Local flyfishing experts participated in the WNC Fly Fishing Expo held at the WNC Agriculatural Center Dec. 2 and 3. Kevin Howell demonstrates fly fishing techniques.  Martin... — Updated 12/5/2016


Outdoors Calendar

TUESDAY DEC. 6 The Bike Farm Group MTB ride. Ride meets at 6 p.m. at Oskar Blues Brewery. Lights required. Fly Tying Night With Headwaters Outfitters at Brevard Brewing. 6:30 p.m.... — Updated 12/5/2016


Children Grow With Nature At Eagle's Nest

"There is a wolf in me. ...I keep this wolf because the wilderness gave it to me and the wilderness will not let it go." - Excerpt from "Wilderness" by Carl Sandburg. For Jodi John... — Updated 12/5/2016

 By Gary Peeples    Outdoors

Looking Past The Drought

Save for the occasional weekend hike or fishing outing, many of us seldom think about the natural world. We are wrapped up in carpooling to baseball practice, helping with science... — Updated 12/5/2016


2016 Rosman High School Girls' Basketball Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time 12/6 Blue Ridge Early College Cashiers 6 p.m. 12/7 Mitchell Rosman 6 p.m. 12/9 Swain County Swain County 6 p.m. 12/13 Highlands Highlands 6 p.m. 12/16 Andrews Rosman 6 p.m. 12/20 Mitchell Mitchell 6:30... — Updated 12/5/2016


2016 Rosman High School Girls' Basketball Roster

No. Name Position Class 10 Alicia Guinn Guard Junior 11 Ciera Batson Forward Senior 12 Tara Reid Guard Senior 14 Korinne Hawk Forward Junior 15 Katlin Connor Forward Junior 20 Gracy Briggs Guard Sophomore 21 Makenna Mann Guard... — Updated 12/5/2016

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

From Coach To Players, New Faces For Lady Tigers' Hoops – Rosman NC

For Lady Tigers' head coach Auburn Smith, Rosman is certainly a far cry from her hometown in California and even more alien than Las Vegas, where she attended high school. But... — Updated 12/5/2016


2016 Rosman High School Boys' Basketball Roster

No. Name Position Height Class 1 Hooper Thomas Guard 6-1 Freshman 3 Tre Combs Guard 5-8 Junior 10 Luke Stewart Guard 6-1 Sophomore 15 Jonah Whitman Guard 5-7 Junior 20 Harper Reese Guard 6-1 Senior 22 William Partin Forward 6-4... — Updated 12/5/2016

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Tigers' Roster Features Combination Of Size, Experience – Rosman NC

From run-and-gun to ground-and-pound. Perhaps that's a bit of an exaggeration, but this year's Rosman Tiger basketball team certainly has a different makeup than last season and fea... — Updated 12/5/2016


2016 Rosman High School Boys' Basketball Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time 12/6 Blue Ridge Cashiers 8 p.m. 12/7 Mitchell Rosman 8 p.m. 12/9 Swain County Swain County 8 p.m. 12/13 Highlands Highlands TBA 12/16 Andrews Rosman 8 p.m. 12/20 Mitchell Mitchell 8 p.m. 12/23 Brevard... — Updated 12/5/2016


2016 Brevard High School Girls' Basketball Roster

No. Name Position Height Class 2 Brooke Nanney Guard 5-8 Junior 5 Jada Hudson Forward 5-10 Junior 10 Sarah Hannah Guard 5-10 Junior 11 Danielle Troyer Forward 6-0 Senior 12 Kinsey Wright Forward 5-10 Senior 13 Tristen Berry Guard... — Updated 12/5/2016


2016 Brevard High School Girls' Basketball Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time 12/5 Hendersonville Hendersonville 6:30 p.m. 12/6 Madison Madison 6 p.m. 12/9 Franklin* Franklin 6:30 p.m. 12/13 Tuscola* Tuscola 6:30 p.m. 12/16 East Henderson* Brevard 6:30 p.m. 12/20 West Henderson*... — Updated 12/5/2016

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Athleticism, Freshmen Talent Highlight Lady Blue Devils – Brevard NC

It's not quite The Fab Five, but a trio of standout freshmen will undoubtedly play a vital role for the Brevard Lady Blue Devils' basketball team this season. And while freshmen... — Updated 12/5/2016


BC Raising Donations For Wildfire Victims – Brevard NC

This holiday season Brevard College students are stepping up to give back. Students have organized a donation drive for victims of the recent wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tenn., on... — Updated 12/5/2016


2016 Brevard High School Boys' Basketball Roster

No. Name Position Height Class 4 Aaron Neuman Guard 5-8 Senior 11 Kyle Williams Guard 5-9 Junior 12 Jace Frisbee Forward 6-2 Senior 15 Ryland Cox Forward 6-0 Junior 20 Terrance Johnson Guard 6-0 Junior 21 Weston Whitmire Guard 5-8... — Updated 12/5/2016

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Experienced Blue Devils Squad Off To Fast Start – Brevard NC

It's barely the second month of December, but Brevard Blue Devil head coach David Siniard is already relishing the 2016-2017 basketball season. Who can blame him? Brevard is... — Updated 12/5/2016


2016 Brevard High School Boys' Basketball Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time 12/5 Hendersonville Hendersonville 8 p.m. 12/6 Madison Madison 8 p.m. 12/9 Franklin* Franklin 8 p.m. 12/13 Tuscola* Tuscola 8 p.m. 12/16 East Henderson* Brevard 8 p.m. 12/20 West Henderson* Brevard 8... — Updated 12/5/2016


SPIRIT Depends On Administration

It has now been two months since the SPIRIT program’s initial two day retreat. Implementation of SPIRIT into Brevard High has been slow, probably because of the various administrative transitions currently being made, but this... — Updated 12/5/2016


Preparing Students For Democratic Citizenship

More so than other elections, the recent presidential election has seen the country warring with itself with some of the most striking differences in opinion relating to questions about diversity: What does it mean to be American?... — Updated 12/5/2016


Lady Blue Devil Softball Hosting Winter Academy In January – Brevard NC

Brevard softball will host a four- session Winter Softball Academy beginning Jan. 7, 2017. This is a great opportunity for players to improve skill level and prepare for the 2017 spring season. Give your player a competitive... — Updated 12/5/2016

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Second Half Avalanche Buries Lady Tigers In Home Opener – Rosman NC

It was a tale of two halves Friday night for the Rosman Lady Tigers. Unfortunately, it proved not to be the best of times, as Robbinsville overcame a one-point halftime deficit to... — Updated 12/5/2016

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Thomas Brothers Combine For 38 In Tigers' Victory – Rosman NC

Junior Deland Thomas recorded a double-double, Hooper Thomas scored 18 points and the Rosman Tigers used a stifling first-half defense to jump in front of Robbinsville and cruise... — Updated 12/5/2016


Transylvania County Schools Holiday Programs Planned – Transylvania County NC

Friends, family, and the general public are welcome and encouraged to enjoy free holiday concerts and arts programs in Transylvania County Schools over the coming weeks. Students, educators, and volunteers have been busily... — Updated 12/5/2016


Community Band Awards $15,000 BMS Band – Brevard NC

Band students at Brevard Middle School are getting a "step-up" in their music education thanks to a generous grant from the Brevard Community Band (BCB). The $15,000 grant provides... — Updated 12/5/2016

 By Joseph Swanson    Sports

Madison Lenox Becomes BC's All-Time Leading Scorer – Brevard NC

Senior forward Madison Lenox made history Saturday afternoon, moving past Samantha Winn for No. 1 in school history for points scored in her career. Lenox would finish with 21... — Updated 12/5/2016


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