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UNC-A's National Juried Drawing Exhibition Opens

UNC Asheville's Art Department will open ""Drawing Discourse,"" the university's second annual national juried drawing exhibition, with a lecture by juror Alex Kanevsky at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at the Humanities Lecture Hall on the campus. An...

 

Ukulele Star Shimabukuro To Play

Jake Shimabukuro, who takes the ukulele beyond its traditional reach by playing jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco and rock, will bring his unique ukulele music to UNC Asheville...

 

Winter Wonderland Opens At TC Arts

The Transylvania Community Arts Council is hosting its first exhibit of the year entitled "Winter Wonderland." The show will be on display from Jan. 10-Feb. 4. Mediums include photography, paintings,...

 

Time For Three To Perform

String trio Time for Three transcends traditional classification, earning a reputation for limitless enthusiasm and broken musical boundaries at their versatile and virtuosic live shows (which curious listeners can hear for themselves on multiple...

 

Aquila Theatre To Perform In Asheville

The Aquila Theatre Company, directed by Peter Meineck, presents back-to-back performances of Pirandello's "Six Characters in Search of an Author," 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, and Shakespeare's "A...

 

News Of Organizations

AARP AARP Chapter 8 will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 12, in the fellowship hall of Hendersonville Seventh-day Adventist Church, at 2301 Asheville Highway, at 10 a.m. A social period is followed by a business meeting. Guest speakers will be Robert Pompeo,...

 

Ihme/Brown Engagement Announced

Kristin Elizabeth Ihme of Rosman and Joshua H. Brown of Pisgah Forest are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jerry and Beth Ihme of Rosman. She is a 2007...

 

Gill, Hope Exchange Wedding Vows

Tara Ann Gill of Brevard and Clarence Caldwell Hope IV of Lenoir, N.C. were united in marriage at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at the Chapel at the Park in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Rev. Timothy J. McIntrye...

 

Births In Transylvania

Kate Elizabeth Weaver Amy and Ben Weaver of Fletcher are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kate Elizabeth Weaver, born Dec. 17, 2010, at Memorial Mission Hospitals in Asheville. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Her maternal grandparents...

 

Jobless Numbers Went Up In November

Transylvania County's jobless rate increased from 8.1 percent in October to 8.8 percent in November, according to the latest figures from the state Employment Security Commission (ESC). The statewide rate in November was 9.9 percent. In October, the...

 

United Way Gets Funding Boost

The United Way of Transylvania County's 2010 Eat Out Shop Out was a great success, according to organizers. The annual event raised more than $3,000 towards United Way's fundraising goal of $380,000. United Way is now more than 90 percent toward...

 

MLK Event Organizers Seeking Help

The 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Brevard is looking for a few helping hands for the 2011 event, scheduled for the weekend of Jan. 14-17. Organizers took a financial hit for the...

 

Sheriff's Office Has New Website

The Transylvania County Sheriff's Office's recently updated website offers several new features. Capt. Eddie Lance said they wanted to offer a website that is a "link between the Sheriff's Office and the community." The website includes a new feature...

 

Hospital Questions Posed

Editor's Note: As of Jan. 1, Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) is now managed by Mission Health System. The Transylvania Times had some additional questions on the impact of this agreement. The que...

 

Winter Weather Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service in Greer, S.C. issued a winter weather advisory for Transylvania County and western North Carolina at midday Wednesday. It means that local residents could wake up this morning to anything from a dusting to a few inches...

 

Unpaid Tax Bills Now Face Penalties

More people paid their tax bill on time this year than last year, according to David Reid, the county's tax administrator. Reid said 86.1 percent paid on time this year compared to 81.37 percent last year. Tax bills, which cover the taxes on all...

 

Tad Fogel Returns As Chamber President

The 2011 president of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce is a familiar face: Tad Fogel, who held the same position in 2009. Because of an unusual turn of events, he's back for another term....

 

Court Term Ends

A Transylvania County jury found 25-year-old Hank Few guilty of habitual assault in last week's session of Superior Court, which came to an end Friday. Judge James U. Downs sentenced Few to 22 months in prison, to pay $800 in restitution fees to the...

 

Snow Grinds County To A Halt

Snowfall totals ranging from 6 to more than 10 inches were reported across Transylvania County and the region Monday, making travel hazardous, closing schools and some government offices, and...

 

Students Moved By Capital Trip

Emotional, memorable and eye opening were a few of the words several Rosman High School students used about their trip to Washington, D.C. This past November, a group of 10 honors and AP English...

 

Dorothy Grace Lutz

Dorothy Grace Lutz passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at her home. She was born on Aug. 2, 1920, in Trenton, Mich. to Roy and Sada Upper. On Nov. 17, 1942, she married Karl W. Lutz, who preceded her in death after 59 years of marriage. Even before...

 

John M. Hauserman

John M. Hauserman, 96, of Lake Toxaway, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. Born on April 9, 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio, he was one of nine children of the late Earl F. and Mary Martin Hauserman. He graduated from...

 

Vonnie Rene Williams

Vonnie Rene Williams of Brevard passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010. There will be a memorial service for her at the Eastatoe Community Center at 178 Pickens Highway on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 5 p.m. She requested that everyone bring a dish of their...

 

Gertha Edward "Sonny" Shipman

Gertha Edward "Sonny" Shipman, 74, of Lake Toxaway, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Gertha Fleetwood Shipman and Mildred Hamilton...

 

Ruth Elaine Cowan Banker

Ruth Elaine Cowan Banker of Pisgah Forest passed away on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, in Houston, Texas after a long and valiant fight with cancer. She was born on Oct. 2, 1932 to James and Ruth Cowan in...

 

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