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Ted Duncan Leads Changes At Brevard Academy

As John Maxwell once said, “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” That is exactly what has been taking place on the Brevard...

 

Lady Blue Devils Roll Past Rosman For Third Straight Win

The annual volleyball Battle of Highway 64 wasn't quite as competitive as anticipated Saturday afternoon, as the Brevard Lady Blue Devils defeated the Rosman Lady Tigers 3-0 in convincing fashion....

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 26, 2019

Brevard Academy Enrollment Numbers Up – Brevard, NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors received good news regarding student enrollment and finances at its monthly meeting last Wednesday. School Director Ted Duncan reported average daily membership (ADM) through...

 

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest Installs New Leadership, Awards Grants

The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest began a new year when Chris Biecker was installed as president. Also installed were John Krishingner (president elect), Dorothy Knowles (secretary) and Jim...

 

Earthshine Lodge To Host Grand Opening

Earthshine Lodge is wrapping up a successful summer season and to celebrate the new owners (Ali Lien and Anna Bracco) will host a grand opening from 1- 5 p.m this Saturday. This free event is open to the public and will include free kids crafts,...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 15, 2019

Memories Of Woodstock 50 Years Later – Brevard, NC

In a Volkswagen Beetle, they pulled off the freeway onto a road taking them in the direction of culminating change – a brief pivot in Western Civilization – and severe gridlock. Fifty years ago,...

 

Scholarship Winner Works For Social Justice

Zeena Abdulkarim is, like all of us, a multi-faceted person. The main characteristics she uses to describe herself is that she is female, black and an activist – all attributes that make living in...

 
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Coast Guard Vet To Present Free Program 'Coast Guard Rescues, Heroes, And History'

At 2 p.m., Thursday, July 25, retired Coast Guard Commander Carl Burkhart will present the free program: “Coast Guard Rescues, Heroes, and History” at the Veterans History Museum of the...

 

Transylvanians In College

Bob Jones University Jessany Katka, a resident of Brevard, was among nearly 600 students who graduated from Bob Jones University Friday, May 3. Katka graduated with a MA in Biblical Counseling....

 

United Way Of Transylvania Allocates $330,000 For 15 Local Programs – Transylvania County, NC

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) announced recently that it will allocate $330,000 of its fiscal 2019-2020 budget to 15 local programs serving Transylvania County residents. The funded programs address the areas of health, education and...

 

John Ralph Anderson IV

John Ralph Anderson IV, 28, passed away in the line of duty Thursday, July 4, 2019. He was born April 8, 1991 in Tulsa, Okla. to his mother, Jennifer Michelle Hein and his father, John Ralph Anderson...

 

Local United Way Wins Wells Fargo Grant

Wells Fargo approved a grant of $6,500 to United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) in support of the Families & Money Collaborative Program. The grant was awarded in recognition of UWTC’s commitment...

 

Mary Akers Scruggs Cathey

Mary Akers Scruggs Cathey, 91, died peacefully June 20, 2019, at Southminster in Charlotte, N.C., after several years of declining health with Alzheimers. The daughter of the late Nancy and Joe...

 

Mike Victory Named BC Baseball Coach

Mike Victory has been named head baseball coach at Brevard College, announced Director of Athletics Myranda Nash. “After an extensive search for our next head baseball coach, we are thrilled to...

 

Cedar Mountain News

Call For Artists Jasper Beacham and James Toye of the Proper Copper in Cedar Mountain are looking for artists. The plan is to host four to five local artists on Saturday, July 6, next to Proper Copper in Cedar Mountain. If there is a good response...

 

Feinstein Loves Singing Great American Songbook

Five-time Grammy Award nominee Michael Feinstein, who is looking forward to returning to Brevard Music Center on Tuesday, June 25, to present “That’s Entertainment,” welcomes the title of...

 

Scholarship Helps Doug Grimm Pursue Career

Doug Grimm joined the youth choir in his hometown of Savannah, Ga., at the age of 7, and he has been singing ever since. In 2018 he graduated from Brevard High School and was awarded a Connestee Falls...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 13, 2019

Academy Students Have 75 Percent Proficiency Rating

Ted Duncan, director of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy, informed the school’s board of directors June 5 that the overall proficiency rate for students on this year’s end-of-grade tests for reading and science is 75 percent. Dunca...

 

Rosenwald News

Where does one start when you’ve spent a whole lifetime with someone and you are called upon to maybe pick a few standout moments? Wendell Johnstone did just that this week in reminiscing about his...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 10, 2019

County Budget May Include 12.5 Cents Tax Increase-Transylvania County, NC

On top of a proposed 10.5 cents property tax increase to pay for the voter-approved $68 million school bond, a majority of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners are recommending a further 2 cents tax increase for long-term capital needs,... Full story

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    June 10, 2019

A Fond Farewell, And Thanks, To The Athletes Of 2019

Break out the candles. It’s time to wax nostalgic. I spent the latter part of last week covering three different graduation ceremonies over three days and I must say that the Class of 2019 will forever be special to me. Personally and...

 

Cedar Mountain News

McGaha Chapel Singalong By Charles Burden From Brevard and Dunn’s Rock, from See Off Mountain and Caesar’s Head, and especially from Cedar Mountain, with a smattering of Raleigh and Atlanta...

 

Brevard Music Center Sets Stage For Summer

Symphony, chamber and opera masterpieces by Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Chopin and others will take center stage at the Brevard Music Center (BMC) 2019 Festival, while legends such as David...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 27, 2019

County Manager Submits $60.4 Million Budget - Transylvania County, NC

County Manager Jaime Laughter is recommending a $60.4 million general fund budget, including a 10.5 cents property tax increase to pay for the school bond, for the 2019/2020 fiscal year. Laughter...

 

DAR Members Meet For Final Meeting Of Term

The May 14 meeting of the Waightstill Avery Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution began at 5 p.m. at Lola’s Old Hickory House, with a social hour presided over by Bob Jenkins and Carroll...

 

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