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Boys & Girls Club Running Team Ready For Action

A group of students from the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County has formed a team to run in the annual White Squirrel Race sponsored by the Rotary Club of Brevard. The race will...

 

White Squirrel Photo Contest Seeks Entries

It's finally springtime and all your backyard white critters are scampering about. If you're able to catch them in some of their high flying acts or their persistent appearance at what you call a...

 

Heath Seymour Stepping Down From HOB Position

Heath Seymour has announced his resignation as the Heart of Brevard (HOB) executive director, effective the end of March. Seymour has served as executive director for more than five years. During this time, downtown Brevard has seen many positive cha...

 

Volunteers Needed During The Holidays

Fluffy white tails, acorns? How would you decorate to honor our soldiers and our furry white friends for this year’s 16th Annual White Squirrel Festival? The Heart of Brevard is looking for people with vision who want to be involved in decorating...

 

Notes From Music Center Volunteers: BMCA Concert Committees Support Musicians

(This is the second in a series of monthly articles about Brevard Music Center Association (BMCA), the volunteer support group for Brevard Music Center (BMC). Last month's article presented an...

 

Pisgah Pete Set To Predict, Squirrel Count Returning

Brevard's white squirrel ambassador, Pisgah Pete, returns this Saturday to predict whether there will be six more weeks of winter, but have you ever wondered how many white squirrels there really are...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 24, 2019

Council Hears Complaints About Flag - Brevard, NC

During Tuesday’s Brevard City Council, local NAACP officials asked the city to revisit the legalities of displaying the Confederate flag at public events, but they ran up against the protections on free speech laid out in the U.S. Constitution....

 

TC Arts Seeks Artists For 2019 Shows

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has placed an open call for artists to submit artwork in 2019 for the following open shows: “Balance,” “Figure & Form” and “Small Wonders – Small Works.” TC Arts will also host the White Squirrel...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 10, 2019

Local Emerges With Sword 'Forged In Fire'

Jason Brown, a Brevard local, recently entered the intense heat of competition on season five of the History Channel's television series "Forged in Fire," and he emerged with a "ring-hilted sword."...

 

Top Stories Of 2018 In Transylvania Revisited - Brevard NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories in Transylvania County in 2018. JANUARY •The city of Brevard announced it was working toward building a replica train depot reminiscent...

 

Santa Visits A 'Christmas in The Park' - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Department's first annual "Christmas in the Park" festival drew a big crowd on Saturday. "In the past, we've done a Breakfast with Santa," said Jared...

 

Clint Roberts To Perform With Full Band - Brevard NC

On Nov. 24, Clint Roberts will return to 185 King Street's stage. Roberts will be bringing on a full band to play his original songs from his 2017 release "Hamlet Blues," including a few new ones....

 

Halloweenfest Returns - Brevard NC

On Saturday, Halloweenfest returns to downtown Brevard and includes some new faces. Sesame Street's The Count and Abby Cadabby will be at the festival as part of a celebration to announce...

 
 By John Lanier    News    July 26, 2018

School Board Discusses Teacher Pay Raises - Brevard NC

In the state budget, non-certified school staff received a 2 percent raise and teachers received an average 6.2 percent raise, Norris Barger, the Transylvania County school system’s director of business services and plant operations, told the...

 

Pumpkin Fest To Return To Brevard

Pumpkin Fest, a lighted carved-pumpkin Halloween spectacular, is returning to Silvermont Park in Brevard over three consecutive weekends in October. Previously called “Pumpkin Patch and Revenge of the White Squirrels,” this year, organizers say,...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 25, 2018

Council Hears Complaints About Confederate Flag

Brevard City Council will hear its legal options at a later date after listening to concerns about the Confederate flags that were displayed during the Memorial Day parade this year. Local NAACP officials and others expressed concerns during last wee...

 

Focus On The French Broad – A Paddling Place For All

In both symbolic and tangible terms, the French Broad River is a connective force with a current that sweeps across industry and agriculture, science and wildlife, recreation and sport. It has carved...

 

Lawsuit Filed After Squirrel Box Derby Accident-Brevard

A lawsuit has been filed claiming the Transylvania County Board of Education, the Heart of Brevard and others were negligent in the May 27 accident during the Squirrel Box Derby races. Tanne Trawick, one of six people who were injured during the...

 

Offensive Symbols Should Not Be Paraded

It was with shock that we witnessed a group, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, carrying Confederate flags – a symbol of hatred to many of our citizens — in our White Squirrel parade this past weekend. We assume that the carrying of this flag was...

 

Person Injured During Box Derby Race Dies-Brevard NC

Gary Kendrick, one of the six people injured May 27 during the box derby race at the White Squirrel Festival, has died. Kendrick, 66, died Saturday at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Brevard Police...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 28, 2018

Spectators Injured During Box Derby Races At Festival

A box derby car swerved into a group of people watching a race Sunday evening during the White Squirrel Festival, causing several injuries. The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. as two racers were going down North Broad Street in Brevard. “One of t...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 24, 2018

'Top Secret' Car To Be Revealed

Students at Brevard middle and high schools have been building traditional and state-of-the-art box cars to enter into the Squirrel Box Derby Race during this weekend's White Squirrel Festival....

 

Duck Race to Benefit TC Arts Council's Youth Programs

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has announced that ducks are now available for sponsorship in the July 4 Duck Race. The race will be held at Brevard College near the gymnasium on Kings Creek....

 

Local Food, Live Music Saturday At Market

The public is invited to come by the Transylvania Farmers' Market to kick off the White Squirrel Festival on Saturday, May 26. From 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. there will be live music, activities for kids...

 

Brevard To Host Season's Second Gallery Walk

Brevard’s a pretty wild place, surrounded by deep forests, high mountains and tumbling waters, not to mention all the wildlife that abound within. There’s black bears, ravens, quirky little white squirrels and even a bat or two. Most remarkable...

 

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