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 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...

 

TC Arts Announces Winners Of The White Squirrel Photo Contest

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has partnered with the Heart of Brevard to host the 14th annual White Squirrel Photo Contest. Tammy Hopkins, executive director of the TC Arts Council said,...

 

Squirrel Box Derby Seeks Entries, Volunteers

Even with no engines, there may still be sparks flying at the Squirrel Box Derby with old rivalries set to reignite on Jailhouse Hill in Brevard. Downhill on North Broad is the place to be Saturday,...

 

Squirrel Run Kicks Off Annual Festivities May 26

As is tradition, The Rotary Club of Brevard is hosting the White Squirrel Festival Run on the Saturday of the White Squirrel Festival, May 26 at 8 a.m. The race includes a timed 5K, 10K, and Fun Run. Cash prizes will be offered to the first, second,...

 
 Arts    May 7, 2018

Brevard Ballet Students Raise Funds To Attend Master Class

Just as soon as they put away their costumes from a June 3 recital, 13 Brevard Ballet students will travel to New York City for a ballet examination and master class with the American Ballet Theatre....

 

Volunteers Needed For White Squirrel Festival

The 2018 White Squirrel Festival is Memorial Day weekend from May 25-27. This 15th Annual White Squirrel Festival is fast approaching, and there are many volunteer opportunities to fill. If you are able to volunteer for one or more shifts, contact...

 

White Squirrel Photo Contest Seeks Entrants

The Transylvania Community Arts Council is partnering with the Heart of Brevard for the White Squirrel Photography Contest for the 2018 White Squirrel Festival in downtown Brevard. It's finally...

 

Steve Owen Named Main Street Champion

Steve Owen of Steve Owen & Associates has been named the 2017 Main Street Champion by the Heart of Brevard and is celebrating his 40th year in local real estate. The NC Main Street program is...

 

Notes From Music Center Volunteers: BMCA Concert Committees Handle Diverse Duties

(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...

 

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