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Burton Receives CPCU Insurance Designation – Brevard NC

Kim K. Burton, CPCU, AAI, Brevard, has been awarded the professional insurance designation Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) by the Institutes. The announcement was made by Peter L....

 

The LeMaster Plan Displays Versatility

Damian LeMaster is a man of many instruments and nearly as many ensembles. Adept at performing solo in intimate settings or on a crowded stage before a raucous Orange Peel audience, his soulful voice...

 

Cook, Clancy Release Espionage Thrillers

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Childs, Laura. “Postcards From the Dead.” After postcards signed by a murdered reporter begin showing up at her store, scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand searches...

 

TC Arts Council Places A Call For Artists For 2013 Exhibits – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard has announced its exhibits for the 2013 season and has placed a call for artists to enter. “We have a beautiful gallery located inside an old church that lends itself to interesting exhibits,...

 

Take Your Child On A Math Hunt

How many of us have said or heard someone say, “I was never good at math?” Too many times that is how we think. But in reality, we are all good at math. We use it every day. We tend to think of math as just numbers, but those numbers have little...

 

Chick And Ruth Martin Endowed Scholarship Established At BC – Brevard NC

An anonymous donor has established an endowed scholarship in honor of Chick and Ruth Martin at Brevard College. The scholarship will be used to provide financial support to student-athletes at the...

 

Brevard College Students Plan To Study In Chicago – Brevard NC

Two Brevard College faculty members recently received grants from the Appalachian College Association (ACA) that will enable students majoring in teacher education and criminal justice to study in Chicago this spring. The ACA LearnChicago mini...

 

Terrific Tuition News

Last week Brevard College President David Joyce announced that high school graduates from Transylvania, Henderson and Buncombe counties will receive 50 percent off their tuition. This is terrific news. For many years local students have attended Brev...

 

Dreams Coming True

Young boys who play football often dream of winning a Super Bowl. Those who play baseball often dream of winning a World Series. Those who love music often dream of playing before large, enthusiastic crowds and eventually winning a Grammy. This month...

 

Special Night

My friends and I attended “The Littlest Angel” Friday night. What a Christmas gift the acting and singing performance was to us. Congratulations to BLT on their 2012 season. As a side note, we all commented how beautiful and special the town...

 

Make Downtown Child-Friendly

For a parent, downtown Brevard can be a bit like that older relative whom you dearly love but rarely visit because it is just too stressful. Fast moving, loud vehicles, parallel parking a minivan, schlepping purchases, a stroller and kids, narrow sid...

 

When’s The Next Massacre?

It has happened before, it happened today, and it will continue to happen. A mentally disturbed young man with access to an arsenal of weapons goes on a rampage, this time against the most innocent and vulnerable among us, and destroys some 28 or...

 

Yet Another National Tragedy

Are there those among us who cannot identify with, and whose hearts are not burdened by, the grief of families in Newtown, Conn.? I am moved to tears. With the increasing regularity of such tragedies in America it is far too easy for us to imagine...

 

A Winning Trio!

Many thanks to the Brevard High School Concert Choir, the Wind Ensemble and the Concert Band for their Christmas program on Thursday evening. These young people once again showcased their talent with an evening of wonderful music. This yearly...

 

No Dumping Zone

The U.S. 64 corridor from Brevard to Sapphire is turning into a dumping zone and we would like to know why. We travel that part of the highway almost daily and in the last few months, the amount of trash and debris along the side of the road has...

 

Kairos

The ancient Greeks had two words for time: chronos for ordinary linear time and kairos for the right or ordained moment. White House spokesman, Jay Carney, was wrong last Friday when he said this is not the time to raise the issue of gun control....

 

Our People, Our Past: The Gash Family

Almost from the moment the first settlers of record arrived here in 1790, Transylvania has been more of a revolving door than a final destination. Families came and began new lives here and, within an...

 

Rosman Rally Falls Short Vs. Robbinsville – Rosman NC

The Tigers took a 29-26 lead at the break against Robbinsville Friday night, only to have to rally in the fourth quarter in a 74-70 loss. Rosman trailed 11-10 after eight minutes, but put up 19...

 

Tuscola Sweeps The Blue Devils – Brevard NC

Tuscola rallied from a 39-32 third quarter deficit with a big fourth quarter to sneak away with a 61-52 win over Brevard in boys basketball action Friday night. The Blue Devils trailed 12-11 after eight minutes and 21-20 at the break. In the third...

 

Hoops Tourney Slated – Brevard NC

Transylvania County Parks and Recreation will sponsor a three-on-three basketball tournament Dec. 29 from 9 a.m. until play finishes. The fee is $10 per player with a maximum of six players per team. The tournament is open to ages 16 and up. Scoring...

 

Hoop Driving

Shonese Jones drives to the basket in UNC Asheville’s 71-62 loss to Kennesaw State. Jones, a former standout at Brevard High School, led the Lady Bulldogs (2-8) with 22 points. (Courtesy photo by...

 

Lady Tigers Ring Liberty’s Bell 63-18 – Rosman NC

On Saturday the Lady Tigers scored all the points they would need in the first quarter, routing visiting Liberty 63-18 in non-conference basketball action. Rosman romped to a 19-2 lead after eight min...

 

Tigers Take One Of Three In Tri-Team Tournament – Rosman NC

The Tigers won one of three matches at a tri-team wrestling tournament hosted Dec. 8 at Rosman High School. The Tigers pinned five of their opponents in the opening round against Erwin High School, falling 48-36. Clint McCall got the ball rolling wit...

 

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