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Tickets On Sale For Free Rein's 'Main Event' Oct. 19

Tickets are on sale for "The Mane Event," the annual major fundraising event benefiting Free Rein Center for Therapeutic Riding and Education. This year's gala takes place from 6... — Updated 10/2/2019


Connestee Art League To Present Autumn 'Art In The Park' Oct. 19

Due to the success of the Connestee Art League’s ‘Art in the Park’ event in July, the league has decided to hold a second Art in the Park on Oct. 19.This is the first time this event is being held in the fall. It will... — Updated 10/2/2019


Dunn's Rock News

Wookie Who I Met Every now and then, as I've talked to folks about growing up or living in Dunn's Rock, the name Wookie has come up. "Who is Wookie?" I'd ask. I got the chance to... — Updated 9/30/2019


Connestee Falls News

Dog Owners Raise Funds For K-9 Unit When Tina Schonhaut of the Connestee Falls Dog Owners Group heard that Transylvania County needed an additional dog for the Sheriff's K-9 unit,... — Updated 9/25/2019


Dunn's Rock News

Telling The Story With Pictures As expected, Keith Parker drew a crowd to his presentation on Dunn's Rock's place in county history last Thursday. It was either that or Janet... — Updated 9/25/2019


Picturing The Past: DuPont State Recreational Forest Holds Deep History

High Falls in present day DuPont State Recreational Forest has long been a popular destination. Beginning in the 1850s, the Little River Turnpike ran from the valley through... — Updated 9/23/2019


BLT Tackles Family Issues In 'Ancestral Voices'

Family life can get interesting – and humorous – when one member's choices impose unwelcomed change and attention on the rest. "Ancestral Voices," a play by A.R. Gurney,... — Updated 9/23/2019


In High School, Nguyen Discovered New Species

Connestee Falls scholarship recipient and 2019 Brevard High School graduate John Nguyen participated in his first science fair when he was in fourth grade. At the time he was still... — Updated 9/18/2019


More Veterans Wrapped In Quilts Of Valor – Brevard, NC

Eight area veterans received handmade quilts to honor their service in a ceremony at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas on Sept. 7. Quilts of Valor is a national organization whose members produce hand-made patchwork... — Updated 9/18/2019

 By Nona Walker    Education

Romero: From The Philippines To Brevard

Matthew Romero, a 2019 Connestee scholarship winner, was born in the Philippines 18 years ago. When he was only eight hours old, he was entrusted to the care of a family of... — Updated 9/9/2019


Bentley Heads Imaging At Pardee Hospital

Bill Bentley assumed that he would follow in his father's footsteps and go to work at Ecusta. Thus, when he completed Brevard College with an associate's degree in science, he... — Updated 9/4/2019


Hagarty Publishes Book On Painting

Joe Hagarty, a member of Connestee’s Art League and a resident of Connestee Falls for 19 years, has published his first book “Creating Depth in Your Paintings: 1-point Linear Perspective.” This book was published by Amazon... — Updated 9/2/2019

 By Jeni Welch    Education

TVS Sponsors And Employs Local Graduates

For the second year in a row, Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS) has donated to the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program, maintaining a bronze level sponsorship. The... — Updated 9/2/2019


Cedar Mountain News

Editor's Note: Last week's scheduled Cedar Mountain News was delayed because of technical issues. CMFRD Barbecue The recent BBQ and blood drive was a huge success. Thirty seven... — Updated 9/2/2019


Our Anytown Corridor – Brevard, NC

Aesthetically, there are two commercial Brevard’s: downtown and the U.S. 64 corridor from Asheville. The downtown area is authentic and unique. Like many small southern towns, the downtown is anchored by the courthouse. Nearby... — Updated 8/28/2019


Connestee Falls News

Bowling, Italian Style Talk about close! The Connestee Falls summer bocce championship was decided by just 1/8 of an inch. For those unfamiliar with bocce (ba-chee), it’s a team g... — Updated 8/28/2019


High Tea

Last week, 12 friends gathered at the Inn of Brevard for “high tea” and to celebrate the 90th birthday of Dr. Evelyn Huntington. Huntington has lived for 30 years in Connestee... — Updated 8/21/2019


Thomas E. Dancy

Thomas E. Dancy, 70 passed away July 28, 2019, at his residence. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., he moved to Brevard in 1983. He served in the United States Air Force as a young man... — Updated 8/19/2019


Habitat Completes 66th Home

Recently Transylvania Habitat for Humanity celebrated the completion of home number 66 for Cindy Miller of Brevard. Board member and Family Nurture chairperson Mary Meseck spoke... — Updated 8/19/2019


Free Rein Center Gala Planned For Oct. 19

Save the date for Free Rein Center’s fundraising gala, “The Mane Event,” from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Connestee Falls Overlook Clubhouse. Tickets cost $75. Join the “Trail Ride” down “Mane Street” for... — Updated 8/19/2019


Thomas E. Dancy

Thomas E. Dancy, 70, passed away July 28, 2019, at his residence. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., he moved to Brevard in 1983. He served in the United States Air Force as a young man,... — Updated 8/14/2019


John Frank Gabcik

John Frank Gabcik, 76, of Brevard, died Aug. 2, 2019, at his home of 13 years in Connestee Falls. He was born April 17, 1943, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Mary Rose Lathrop and... — Updated 8/12/2019

 By Ellen OBrien    Education

Rosman Booster Dalton Was Early Recipient

In 1988, John "Jake" Dalton received the second scholarship made possible by the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program; the first had been awarded in 1987. At that time,... — Updated 8/12/2019


O'Connors Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary

Jim and Lois O’Connor, of Brevard, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a party at the Connestee Falls Clubhouse, July 27, 2019. They were wed July 25, 1959, in... — Updated 8/12/2019


McCarson To Teach ASL To Change Lives

During her first year at Blue Ridge Community College, Katelyn McCarson, a 2017 graduate of Brevard High School, had to choose a foreign language to meet one of her freshman... — Updated 8/7/2019


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