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Christmas At Connemara To Be Held Saturday At Sandburg Home

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site’s annual Christmas at Connemara event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The holiday celebration will be held in the house garage adjacent to the Sandburg Home.... — Updated 12/7/2011


Hendersonville Symphony Youth To Perform Dec. 11

It’s that wonderful time of year and what better way to start off your holiday than with festive music performed by the Hendersonville Symphony Youth Orchestras (HSYO). The HSYO will present their Winter Concert at 4 p.m.... — Updated 12/7/2011


Grammy Nominee Steep Canyon Rangers To Play Friday

The Steep Canyon Rangers and Steve Martin have been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Bluegrass Album category. This follows their being named Entertainer of the Year at the... — Updated 12/7/2011


Blue Ridge Ringers To Be In Concert

The western North Carolina based hand bell group The Blue Ridge Ringers will perform a holiday concert on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at noon in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. Representing six decades of bell ringing and... — Updated 12/7/2011


Area Nature Photographers Display Works In Asheville

After a successful show at the Pack Place Gallery, The 7th Annual Autumn Juried Group Exhibit of the Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association (CNPA) has moved to the Biltmore Estate’s Deerpark Inn for December. In addition... — Updated 12/7/2011


Sherwood Forest To Host Arts & Craft Show

The annual Sherwood Forest Holiday Show and Sale will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Robin Hood Centre in Sherwood Forest. A variety of beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand crafted items will be offered for... — Updated 12/7/2011 Full story

 By William Douglas    Arts

BLT Youth Troupe To Present ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

The curtain is going up on Brevard Little Theatres last play of the 2011 season, and this youth production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” is a delightful way to bring... — Updated 12/7/2011


Wrestling Event Planned For Rosman

The Rosman Historical Association, Josh Turner of Krazed Hurt Productions and wrestling promoter John Owen will present WCWA Wrestling and filming of the “Indy Wrestler” on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the old Rosman High School gym... — Updated 12/7/2011


Knights To Host Blood Drive Dec. 12

The next Knights of Columbus Blood Drive will be held Monday, Dec. 12, from noon to 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Brian Berg Lane across the street from the Blue Ridge Community College. Giving... — Updated 12/7/2011


Chimney Rock State Park To Add 1,221 Acres

Lt. Governor Walter Dalton has announced that the Council of State has approved the purchase of 1,221 acres at Rutherford County’s Rumbling Bald Mountain to expand Chimney Rock State Park. In 2007, then-Senator Dalton sponsored... — Updated 12/7/2011


With The Services

Michael Geremia Michael Geremia, formerly of Brevard, recently completed his BMT training at Lackland Air Force Base. Upon graduation, he was promoted to Airman First Class and is... — Updated 12/7/2011


I-26 To Close At Upward Road

The N.C. Department of Transportation will close Interstate 26 West at Exit 53 (Upward Road) in Henderson County from 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, to 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, as crews work to construct a new bridge over the... — Updated 12/7/2011


Law and Order

Felony Arrests On Dec. 5, Darrin Mark Ward, 23, of Pisgah Forest, was arrested and charged with one count of felony larceny, one count of felony possession of stolen property and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug... — Updated 12/7/2011


Church Activities

Grace Baptist Grace Baptist Church will present its 2011 Christmas Cantata “Mary Did You Know?” on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. The church is located off Holden Road in Brevard. Grace Community Grace Community Church in Mills Ri... — Updated 12/7/2011


Sheriff’s Deputy Involved In Accident Responding To Call

A Transylvania County sheriff’s deputy was involved in a single-car motor vehicle accident Wednesday morning while responding to a report of a burglary in process call, according to Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter. Gunter said that... — Updated 12/7/2011

 By Eric Crews    News

Dean Galloway Retires From Police Department

During his 20-year career with the Brevard Police Department, Dean Galloway served in almost all the department’s positions at one time or another — from patrolman to acting police chief. This month, he retires from the... — Updated 12/7/2011


Chancel Choir Presents ‘Christmas Oratorio’

Brevard’s First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir will present Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Christmas Oratorio” on Sunday, Dec. 18, at both the 8:30 and 10:55 a.m. worship services. Charles Camille Saint-Saëns was a late... — Updated 12/7/2011

 By Mark Todd    News

Pearl Harbor Memories Remain 70 Years Later

Today is the 70th anniversary of the day the United States declared war on Japan, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Bill Towler of Brevard was 7 years old when Japan launched the attack, but he remembers... — Updated 12/7/2011


Mildred Ann Galloway Gillespie

Mildred Ann Galloway Gillespie, 45, of Travelers Rest, S.C. passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at her home. Born in Brevard, she was the daughter of Ernest L.C. and Mildred Phillips Galloway. She was a teacher at Armstrong Ele... — Updated 12/7/2011

 By Eric Crews    News

Festive Trees In Demand

With some of the top Christmas tree producing farms in North Carolina located here in the mountains and high pastures of Transylvania County, local families looking for a freshly-cut Christmas tree don’t have to go far. For local... — Updated 12/7/2011


Ann Rutledge Wintermute

Anne Rutledge Wintermute or “Annie,” as she preferred, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. Born in Queens, N.Y. on May 5, 1946, she moved to Brevard at the age of three,... — Updated 12/7/2011


Brevard City Council Has 3 New Faces

There were a lot of comings and goings during Monday’s Brevard City Council meeting. Larry Canady, Mack McKeller and Dee Dee Perkins saw their four-year terms come to an end, while three new council members, Wes Dickson, Maurice... — Updated 12/7/2011


Carl LeRoy Blodgett

Carl LeRoy Blodgett passed away Nov. 22, 2011, at the age of 72. He was born in Albany, Mo. on May 5, 1939. He worked at the Rosman Tracking Station in the 1970s. Before that he served in the Air Force and worked for RCA in... — Updated 12/7/2011


Patricia A. White

Patricia A. White, 81, of Brevard, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brevard. All friends and neighbors are invited to... — Updated 12/7/2011


Pauline Manley Stiles

Pauline Manley Stiles, 73, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, Dec, 5, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Marion Manley Sr. and Helen Louise... — Updated 12/7/2011


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