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Development Gets Boost – Brevard, NC

A proposed 80-unit affordable housing development at the intersection of Rosman Highway and Nicholson Creek Road is getting closer. Jim Yamin, president of Workforce Homestead, Inc., had requested $300,000 from the city of Brevard... — Updated 4/21/2021


Christmas At Biltmore Begins Monday, Nov. 3

A holiday tradition that goes back more than 120 years, Christmas at Biltmore enchants those who visit Biltmore during its annual holiday celebration set for Nov. 3, 2018, through Jan. 6, 2019. Every year, Biltmore transforms into... — Updated 10/29/2018


The Hendersonville Veteran Who Witnessed The Formal End Of WWII

Robert Sutherland was present for the Japanese surrender on board the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945. Sutherland is pictured in the photo of the event, which he... — Updated 7/25/2018


'CAMO Kids' Program Taught History And Crafts At Museum

Kids learned about the valuable contributions of America's military service members at the WNC Military History Museum on Saturday, July 14. The class theme was "H is for Honor: A... — Updated 7/23/2018


Free History Movie Night: 'Midway' At WNC Military History Museum

On July 26 at 6 p.m. at the WNC Military History Museum, you can see the WWII classic, “Midway.” “Midway” is the story of war’s defining battle; a nation’s defining moment. The imperial Japanese navy had been... — Updated 7/18/2018


Master Gardener: Integrated Pest Management Offers Options

Integrated pest management, or IPM, is simply understanding the various options and methods of pest control and choosing the most appropriate one for each particular situation. This is counter to the common practice of simply... — Updated 7/16/2018


Mountain Skies: Mars Shines At Its Brightest On July 31

The Planets In describing the planets, I often point out that Venus and Jupiter are, after the moon, the brightest objects in the nighttime sky. Even Sirius, the Dog Star, the brightest star in the night sky, is not as prominent as... — Updated 7/16/2018


Moonshining Program To Explore History And Folklore

Whatever you call it — moonshine, white lightnin', mountain dew or others — home-distilled whiskey was once a vital part of Transylvania County's culture and economy. The... — Updated 7/12/2018


A Reader Responds To Normandy, D-Day Invasion Article

(Editor's Note: The following was written by Rick Rogers, a retired law professor at Campbell University Law School, to D.G. Martin after reading Martin's article referencing... — Updated 6/28/2018


DAR Members Enjoy World War II WAC's Story

Dorothy Wilson, the youngest of five children, was born in Bonham, Texas. Her father, a railroad telegrapher and agent, was transferred to Van, Texas, when oil was struck there.... — Updated 6/20/2018


Mountain Skies: Asteroid Vesta Barely Visible To Naked Eye

The Planets While we have the beautiful spring constellations in our evening sky, such exciting things are happening with the planets that I can’t resist starting with them. For those of you watching the sky, you know we now have... — Updated 6/18/2018


Vietnam Veterans: Ervin Bridges: Walking, Not Riding, To War

Captain Ervin Bridges spent much of his time in Vietnam struggling through jungles and rice paddies. Bridges remembered lying on the ground during a particularly bloody battle... — Updated 6/18/2018


Vietnam Veterans: James Boatwright Supported Fellow Marines

When asked about his tour in Vietnam, Purvis James Boatwright Jr. responds with a mixture of enthusiasm and regret. During the war, Boatwright was a captain in the Marine Corps, serving as a radar intercept operator (RIO) on the... — Updated 6/4/2018


Park Ridge Health Foundation Gala Raises $180,000

The 25th Annual Park Ridge Health Foundation Gala transported guests back to the era of classic movies to "Experience the Silver Screen." More than 400 people enjoyed the evening... — Updated 5/28/2018


Local Election Officials To Receive Highest Designation For Profession - Brevard NC

Tracie T. Fisher, director for Transylvania County Board of Elections, and Jeff Storey, deputy director, will be designated as certified elections/registration administrators (CERA), the highest professional achievement. The two... — Updated 8/8/2016


Gorry Again Crowned National Champ - Brevard NC

Pisgah Forest resident Cypress Gorry has won the Under 23 mountain bike national championships for the second year in a row. The Brevard College graduate is a sponsored rider for... — Updated 7/20/2016


Club Temporarily Moves To College - Brevard NC

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County has temporarily moved its operations to Brevard College. Roof renovation is currently underway to address the leaks that caused an issue with mold last fall. “We were in... — Updated 6/1/2015


Asheville Airport Main Entrance To Close Next Week - Brevard NC

Asheville Regional Airport’s main entrance will close Wednesday, Oct. 8. All traffic will then access the airport through the south entrance at the light near Fanning Bridge Road, and this traffic pattern will be in place... — Updated 9/29/2014


Commercial Recycling Set For Thursdays - Brevard NC

Last Thursday, commercial recycling in the city of Brevard began. Every Thursday from now on, commercial businesses in the city have the option of having one of the large, blue 96-gallon recycle bins or a smaller bin for use.... — Updated 8/4/2014


Betty Scruggs, Michael Shelton File For Board Of Education-Brevard NC

As of Wednesday morning, Betty Scruggs and Michael Shelton are the only candidates to have filed, so far, for two seats on the Board of Election in November. Scruggs is a long-time... — Updated 6/4/2014


Attorney Explains Pickelsimer Estate Plan – Brevard NC

(Editor’s Note: Last week, opening arguments and testimony from the first witness, John Kelso, were heard in the civil case involving the will of the late Charles Pickelsimer Jr., the former co-owner of Citizens Telephone. There... — Updated 10/23/2013


DuPont Forest Unveils Its New Bridge, Visitor Center - Brevard NC

Around 200 people gathered Monday at DuPont State Recreational Forest to witness the culmination of many years of work during the official unveiling of both a new pedestrian bridge... — Updated 7/3/2013


Education Meets Government

Brevard College President David Joyce converses with Sen. Kay Hagan at the Porter Center. More information on Hagan’s vist will be in Monday’s paper. (Times photoo by Jeremiah... — Updated 8/8/2012


BLT Seeking Continued Community Support

The Brevard Little Theatre (BLT), a much loved community institution since 1935, is asking for community support as it struggles with financial difficulties. BLT has made its home f...


Black History Month Plays Important Role

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of "Negro...


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