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Everyday Education: CTE Class Routs Students To Their Futures

The eighth graders filed into Justin Ausburn's Career and Technical Education (CTE) class excited but well-behaved. They were working on several projects together and seemed eager... — Updated 12/10/2018


Obituary: Charles Lesley Shipman

Charles Lesley Shipman, 86, of Brevard, passed away Dec. 5, 2018, at the Elizabeth House. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Fleet and Nellie Parker Shipman. He was preceded in death by his brothers,... — Updated 12/10/2018


Obituary: Gloria Marie Wilson

Gloria Marie Wilson, 93, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of Wildwood, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Raymond Joseph and Teresa Frances Simansick Meyer. In... — Updated 12/10/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

'Assault' Celebrates Its 20th Bike Ride - Brevard NC

­­­ Past, present and current sponsors of the Assault on the Carolinas ride were honored last Thursday at a reception to thank those who have supported the ride over the past 20... — Updated 12/10/2018

 By Derek McKissock    News

New Cell Tower To Improve Coverage - Brevard NC

County Commissioners unanimously approved a permit variance that will see the replacement of a telecommunications tower on Rich Mountain with a new one, which should significantly increase cell phone coverage in the Cedar Mountain... — Updated 12/10/2018


Digging Out, Out Playing - Brevard NC

As of 9 a.m., today, 6,302 Duke Energy customers and 1,920 Haywood EMC customers in Transylvania County were still without power. The outages came after snow dumped as much as 2... — Updated 12/10/2018

 By Joseph Marvin    Sports

Tornados Defeat Cougars, Move To .500 On The Season - Brevard NC

A big night from junior forward Levi Lamb and a monumental last possession defensive stop pushed the Brevard College Tornados men’s basketball team (4-4, 1-1 USAS) past the Averett Cougars (0-7, 0-1 USAS) in a thrilling USA South... — Updated 12/10/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Siniard Signs To Run Cross Country, Track For Montreat - Brevard NC

For Brevard senior Lillie Siniard, running has been her life over the past four years. Now, that journey will continue as Siniard signed her letter of commitment to join the cross... — Updated 12/10/2018


Tigers Fall To Bears, Bearcats In Thursday Tri-Match

The Rosman Tigers lost to the Hendersonville Bearcats 52-30 and the Pisgah Bears 58-24.... — Updated 12/10/2018

 By Joseph Marvin    Sports

Tornados Split Pair Of Road Games Against Scotties, Hawks - Brevard NC

The Brevard College Tornados (6-2, 2-1 USAS) secured a 52-41 victory over Agnes Scott (0-7, 0-2 USAS) on Saturday afternoon in Decatur, Ga. The game was characterized by the defense, as neither side pulled away from the other... — Updated 12/10/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Heartbreak In Reidsville, Rams Defeat Blue Devils 24-21 - Brevard NC

For a team that had overcome so much, Friday night's loss is going to sting for some time. After taking a 21-10 lead midway through the third quarter, the Brevard Blue Devils... — Updated 12/10/2018


BRCC Graduate Works Hard And Dreams Big - Brevard NC

Christen Owen will walk across the stage and receive her Associate's of Arts degree Dec. 14, 2018. The Blue Ridge Community College graduate is 18 years old. Owen has been a... — Updated 12/10/2018


Post Offices Close On Christmas, New Year's Day

Post offices nationwide will be closed on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1. All post offices will be open and regular mail delivery will resume after the holidays on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. Some... — Updated 12/10/2018


Mardi Gras Announces Twelfth Night - Asheville NC

In the darkest depths of winter, listen closely to hear a wild rumpus emanating from Grove Street in downtown Asheville. Follow those sounds through the frigid air to Asheville Mardi Gras’ annual Twelfth Night celebration. As... — Updated 12/10/2018


Brevard FUMC Presents Second Christmas Organ Recital - Brevard NC

The Beulah McMinn Zachary Organ Foundation of Brevard First United Methodist Church (FUMC) will present organist Edward "Ned" Tipton on Friday, Dec. 14, at 12:30 p.m. The concert is... — Updated 12/10/2018


Library Offering Two Holiday Programs: Music And DaVinci - Brevard NC

Tuesday, Dec. 18, brings two holiday programs to the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. Both programs are made possible by the Friends of the Library. On Tuesday, Dec. 18, at noon, Musicke Antiqua returns for the... — Updated 12/10/2018


Obituary: Larry Gale Stiles

Larry Gale Stiles, 71, of Brevard, passed away Dec. 9, 2018 at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced. Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is caring for the family.... — Updated 12/10/2018


Cooper Declared State Of Emergency - Raleigh NC

Gov. Cooper declared a State of Emergency for all 100 counties prior to the major winter storm this weekend. Cooper declared a State of Emergency to facilitate movement of any resources needed to respond to the storm and ordered... — Updated 12/10/2018


Obituary: Guyma Whitmire Nicholson

Guyma Whitmire Nicholson, 79, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Born May 28, 1939, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her church... — Updated 12/10/2018


Obituary: Elizabeth "Betty" Garver Nagy

On Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, Elizabeth "Betty" Garver Nagy, artist and watercolor painter, died at the age of 90, in Pisgah Forest. She was born Jan. 14, 1928, in Martinsville, Ill.,... — Updated 12/10/2018


Local Casey Steen Celebrating 40 Years Of Pisgah Legal Services - Brevard NC

This year, nonprofit Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) celebrates 40 years of increasing access to justice by providing free civil legal aid to local people who cannot afford to hire an... — Updated 12/10/2018


United Way Hires New CEO - Brevard NC

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) Board of Directors has hired Louis Negrón as its new chief executive officer. The board approved hiring Negron at its Dec. 6 meeting, and... — Updated 12/10/2018


Brevard College Will Now Operate Coffee Shop - Brevard NC

Brevard College’s Bill’s Boiler House will become a Brevard College operated coffee shop. Previously occupied by Appalachian Coffee Company, the coffee house will now serve coffee brewed by alum Jotham Lipsi, owner of Pisgah... — Updated 12/10/2018


Law & Order: Dec. 10, 2018

Arrests •Daniel Evan Lewis, 28, was arrested on Oct. 24 for one felony count of burglary, one felony count of possession of stolen goods, one felony count of larceny and one felony count of possession of burglary tools. He was... — Updated 12/10/2018


Grant Will Expand Worksite Wellness Programs - Brevard NC

MountainWise received $873,930 in grant money from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). MountainWise, a regional public health partnership, will use the $873,930 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to fund th... — Updated 12/10/2018


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