Articles from the September 1, 2011 edition

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Moore/Johnson Engagement Announced

Don and Pam Moore, of Canton, N.C., formerly of Brevard, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jerusha Moore, of Canton, to Kaleb Johnson, son of Ken and Karen Johnson, of Canton....

 

Thelma Collins Morgan

Thelma Collins Morgan, 93, of Brevard, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 at The Oaks of Brevard. She was a daughter of the late S.P. and Bessie Pittillo Collins. Her husband, Edwin Augustus...

 

Volunteer Bequeaths $1 Million To Hospital

Ruth Haggerty will be remembered for her cheerful smile and helping hand, according to a press release from Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) Foundation. As a volunteer with the TRH Auxiliary,...

 

Judith Boley Orr

Judith Boley Orr, 84, of Rosman, passed away on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. A lifelong resident of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Mamie Whitmire and was the wife of the late Bud Orr....

 
 By Eric Crews    News    September 1, 2011

Arrest Made In Illegal Liquor Case

William “Buck” Buchanan, a chainsaw artist in Connestee Falls, was arrested on Aug. 24 for making and selling illegal liquor. The 50-year-old Buchanan allegedly sold non-tax paid liquor on three separate occasions to an undercover Alcohol Law...

 

Thomas M. Atkins

Thomas M. Atkins, Cdr USN Ret., 77, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at his residence. Born in Mannington, W.Va., he was the son of the late Mearl R. Atkins and Lois C. Maurer. He graduated from the Ohio University in Athens with a...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    September 1, 2011

World War II Veteran Finally Receives His Medals

It was a long time coming, but, finally, a World War II veteran from the Cathey’s Creek area has received the recognition he deserves. On Monday, Congressman Heath Shuler presented an array of...

 

Curtis Mae Glover Young

Curtis Mae Glover Young, 55, of Edgewood, Md. and formerly of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium, Md. She was a native of Hendersonville and the daughter of Jo Ella Greene, of Hendersonville and the...

 

Mary Elinor Stone Mitchell

Mary Elinor Stone Mitchell, of Tampa, Fla. and formerly of Brevard, wife of Thomas L. Mitchell, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. Born in Greenville, S.C., she was the daughter of Ellena Winstead Stone and Richard Gantt Stone. She is survived...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    September 1, 2011

Law Enforcement Seizes 77 Marijuana Plants

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office seized 77 marijuana plants last week in a countywide drug eradication operation that included the N.C. Highway Patrol and the State Bureau of Investigation Sheriff David Mahoney said the one-day sting...

 

Ronald Chester Payne

Ronald Chester Payne, 78, passed away peacefully at a family home in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. He was born in Lee County irginia to parents DeMarcy and Orbin Payne. He grew up in Buchanan County and Tazewell, Va. He served in the...

 

Transylvania County History Available At College Library

Whether it is birds, ghosts or waterfalls, Brevard College’s J.A. Jones Library has a wealth of information on local history to help everyone prepare for Transylvania County’s 150th Anniversary Celebration. Brevard College’s library has an...

 

City Seeking Community Development Strategies

The Brevard City Council started a process Monday that it hopes will eventually lead to the adoption of a comprehensive community development strategy in March of next year. Over the coming months, the council will hold a series of meetings to...

 

NASA Meteor Chief To Address Friends Of PARI Annual Meeting

Dr. William J. Cooke, lead scientist in charge of the NASA Meteoroid Environments Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center, will be the keynote speaker at the Friends of PARI Annual Meeting and Symposium Friday, Sept. 9. The event is scheduled...

 

Taste Of Transylvania To Be Held At Music Center Sept. 13

The Taste of Transylvania, a fundraiser for the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF), will be held on Tuesday evening, Sept, 13, from 6-9 p.m. at the Brevard Music Center in Thomas Hall near the upper lake. The annual event had...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    September 1, 2011

Heath Shuler Calls For Less Partisanship

Congressman Heath Shuler, D-Waynesville, visited with Brevard/ Transylvania Chamber of Commerce members, a heavily decorated local veteran, and staff and students at the Transylvania campus of Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) earlier this week....

 

Cradle To Host Tea With Llamas

The Cradle of Forestry in America will offer Afternoon Tea with Llamas on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. The program allows children of all ages the chance to learn about adaptations that make llamas valuable pack animals and good...

 

Grant Will Stimulate Science/Faith Dialogue

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard received a $29,000 grant from The John Templeton Foundation. The church is one of only 37 recipients to be chosen from more than 90 applicants throughout the United States. The foundation looked for...

 

Church Activities

Rosman Church Of God Rosman Church of God is having a heritage day to celebrate the history of the Rosman Church of God. The members plan to dress the part. Photos, history and artifacts will be displayed. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. with...

 

Edwin McCain To Give Free Concert

On Saturday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. Edwin McCain will perform a free concert in celebration of Transyl-vania County’s 150th Anniversary. The concert will be held adjacent to the soccer field on the...

 

Fall Pottery Classes And Demonstrations Offered

Pottery classes for all ages and experience levels are being offered by the Carwile-Dodson Studio for Pottery Instruction this fall. Free Saturday pottery demonstrations also will be offered. The studio is located next to Mud Dabbers Pottery, four...

 

Regina Davis To Sing Sunday

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church will begin its 2011-12 season of special musical events by presenting in concert mezzo-soprano Regina Davis, a native of Transylvania County. The program will be on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m., in the...

 

Square Dancing Classes To Begin

The Sylvan Squares Dance Club of Transylvania County invites singles, couples and families to experience the fun of preserving this culturally important activity. The club will host a free “Buckaroo Barbeque” dinner and introduction to Modern...

 

Farm Bureau To Provide Free Health Screenings

The North Carolina Farm Bureau’s Healthy Living for a Lifetime initiative will provide free health screenings at the Transylvania County Community Services Building on East Morgan Street in...

 

West Henderson Avenges Loss To Rosman

When the Japanese Navy bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, Admiral Isorouko Yamamoto is said to have proclaimed: “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible...

 

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