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Salvation Army Recognizes Volunteer Efforts

The Salvation Army of Transylvania County recently held its annual volunteers luncheon, recognizing those individuals and groups who had raised funds for the Salvation Army....

 

Picturing The Past: Women's Groups Support World War I Efforts

As the reality of the United States entering World War I grew, the National League of Women's Services was established in January 1917. Their mission was to assist soldiers, veterans, war workers and...

 

Movie Making Spotlight Shines On Transylvania

Filming has been going on in Brevard and Rosman on "The Righteous," a horror movie directed by local filmmaker James Suttles and starring Academy Awards nominee Eric Roberts. Tammy Hopkins, the...

 

Series Of National Forest Meetings Planned

This month, experts representing a diverse group of conservation, recreation and business interests will take part in a series of special panel events on the future of the Nantahala and Pisgah...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Ray Pavlik: Choreography On The Kitty Hawk

Choreography has been defined as "sequences of movements of physical bodies." To Ray Pavlik, an 18-year-old Navy jet mechanic aboard the supercarrier USS Kitty Hawk CVA 63, the non-stop actions of...

 

First Mondays Concert Series Underway At BC - Brevard, NC

On Monday, the Brevard Music Center held its First Mondays Concert Series at Brevard College's Porter Center. The concert included performances by trumpeter Neal Berntsen, trombonist David Jackson...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Features    March 8, 2018

Letter from a Volunteer: United Way's TRAIN May Be The Ultimate Cat Herder

We've all heard someone say, usually in frustration, "This is like herding cats!" With some 200 different, sometimes overlapping, nonprofit agencies and organizations in Transylvania County, it can...

 

United Way Recognizes Employee Contributions

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) and its event sponsor, The Phoenix and the Fox, dished up breakfast and appreciation to representatives of local workplace giving sites Friday, Feb. 23. As...

 

Updates Provided On Caldwell, Connector Projects

The Caldwell Street road widening project in Brevard is estimated to be "wrapped up" by early fall, according to Shep Cordray, a N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) engineer. The project was...

 

The Outside Beckons With Spring-Like Weather - Brevard, NC

Friday was a welcome reprieve from rain and cool temperatures....

 

Vietnam Veterans: Curtiss Poteat: Patrolling The Rivers Of South Vietnam

Private Curtiss Poteat left the tranquility of Marion, N.C. for South Vietnam in 1969, having trained as a military policeman to work on Army patrol boats (PBRs). "The uncle that I'm named after was...

 

Picturing The Past: Downtown Brevard Bustled With Business

Throughout the 1940s, '50s, and '60s the local economy was strong and the population of Brevard continued to grow. The strong economy was the result of manufacturers like Ecusta, DuPont, American...

 

Recalling The Day 'The Marines' Hymn' Rang Out

It's odd how a particular sound or smell has the power to transport one back to a place in time when that person experienced that unique sound or smell. For myself and, I'm certain, other aging...

 

Local Artists Show How They Are 'Connected' - Brevard, NC

The art exhibit "CONNECTED" is running through March 2 at the Transylvania Community Arts Council. All mediums and all levels of artistic experience were accepted for the exhibit. The following are...

 

Songsmith Gathering Coming To BMC On April 21 - Brevard, NC

The Wood Brothers, Nicki Bluhm, Greg Brown, Darrell Scott, Aaron Burdett, Beth Wood, Sarah Siskind, Mia Rose Lynne and Clint Roberts will take the stage for the inaugural Songsmith Gathering to be hel...

 

Soil & Water Conservation District Hosts Competition

Jeff Parker, district director for the Transylvania County Soil & Water Conservation District, announced the results of its annually sponsored conservation contests for local elementary and...

 

Picturing The Past: Taylor Sisters Founded Epworth School

Over the last few weeks Picturing the Past has been examining the population and economic growth of the town of Brevard in the early 1900s. This week we look at the impact this growth had on Brevard...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Wendell 'Ray' Alcorn: Seven Years As A POW

(Ray Alcorn grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. He served 30 years in the U.S. Navy including seven years as a prisoner of war. His last assignment before retirement as a captain was as Dean of Student...

 

Adlai Marquez Ready To Rock In Salt Lake City

Fifteen-year-old Adlai Marquez, a local rock climber, has made it to the national stage. Marquez, his mom and grandmother leave today for Salt Lake City, Utah, for the 2018 USA Climbing Bouldering...

 

Middle School Students Learn The Character Playbook

Middle School students at Brevard Middle School and Brevard Academy are participating in Character Playbook curriculum this year. Character PlaybookTM is the NFL and United Way's signature digital...

 

Chamber To Host Second Visit Local Event

Spending time with locals and folks was so much fun last year at the first-ever Visit Local event, the Brevard/ Transylvania Visitor Center has decided to do it again. Transylvania County residents, as well as anyone from anywhere, are invited to get...

 

BMC Looks Toward Its 'Best' Season - Brevard, NC

"Stupendous," "extraordinary," "astonishing," "exciting." Those are just some of the words Mark Weinstein used to describe the upcoming summer festival at the Brevard Music Center. "I've never been...

 

Students Display Work At Science, Technology Expo

Students and teachers across Transylvania County Schools (TCS) step forward every day in science and technology. For one special night, families and the community joined the experience as TCS brought...

 

Local Art Students Receive Prestigious Awards

Seven students from Transylvania County Schools recently received a total of two Gold Keys, two Silver Keys, and nine honorable mentions in the prestigious Regional Scholastic Art Awards program, a...

 

'Faces Of Freedom' Found At Arts Council Exhibit - Brevard, NC

As part of the city of Brevard's 150th birthday celebration, the Transylvania Community Arts Council is hosting the 4th annual "Faces of Freedom" exhibition. The exhibit will be on display through...

 

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