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 Obituaries    January 19, 2012

Jon K. Crow

Jon K. Crow died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at the age of 90 in Greenville, S.C. surrounded by his beloved wife, Shirley Stixrud Crow, family and friends. He was born Nov. 26, 1921, in Birmingham, Ala. to William W. Crow Sr. and Elizabeth...

 
 Obituaries    January 19, 2012

Lincoln Robert Holden

Lincoln Robert Holden, infant son of Robert D. Holden and Tenille Johnson Holden of Brevard, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his maternal grandparents, Larry...

 
 Obituaries    January 19, 2012

Robert Wayne McCall

Robert Wayne McCall, 66, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Beystone Health and Rehabilitation in Fletcher, following a lengthy illness. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Ira Clingman McCall and Vera Ellen Owen McCall...

 
 Obituaries    January 19, 2012

Minnette M. Salsburg

Minnette M. Salsburg, 97, of Brevard, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. She was born Dec. 2, 1914, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. to the late Harry and Tiba Rosenblatt Michlosky. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...

 
 Obituaries    January 19, 2012

Lavada Maggard Woods

Lavada Maggard Woods, 85, of Brevard, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. Born Jan. 30, 1926 in Balsam Grove, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Maggie McCall Maggard, and was the beloved wife of Talmadge Woods for over 60 years. Along with her...

 
 Lifestyles    January 19, 2012

Kerber and Galloway Exchange Vows

Christy Nashae Kerber and Clay Daniel Galloway, of Rosman, were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Shoal Creek Baptist Church. The officiating minister was Kyle Reese. Troyce...

 
 Features    January 19, 2012

Remembering Martha

Sharing House volunteers Nancy Sward (left) and Gayle McDowell of Brevard pause for a hug as they share memories of Martha Whitmire. Close friendships are common among volunteers at Transylvania’s...

 
 Church    January 19, 2012

Church Activities

Morningside Baptist On Saturday, Jan. 21, the Morningside men will be attending the prayer breakfast at First Baptist Church at 8 a.m. Registra-tion is required for the breakfast. On Sunday, Jan. 22, the men will be cooking breakfast for the church a...

 
 Arts & Entertainment    January 19, 2012

’Five Elements’ Exhibit To Open Friday, Jan. 20

The Transylvania Community Arts Council will open its second exhibit of 2012 this Friday, Jan. 20, with a show entitled “Five Elements.” This is an open show that will feature local artists from Brevard, Pisgah Forest, Mills River, Etowah,...

 
 Arts & Entertainment    January 19, 2012

Aquila To Present Works By Wilde, Shakespeare

The Aquila Theatre Company, directed by Peter Meineck, presents back-to-back performances of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, and Shakespeare’s...

 
 Arts & Entertainment    January 19, 2012

Theatre Workshop Underway

A Readers’ Theatre style Actors’ Workshop is being held weekly on Sundays from 2-4 p.m. in the community room of the United Community Bank, Straus Park Branch. Led by actor/director Gene O’Hare, each session focuses on a classical play from...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 19, 2012

Debris Jam Worsens

The debris jam in Penrose and overall stewardship of the French Broad River dominated discussion of the Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) monthly meeting held at the Community Services Building last Friday. Jeff Parker, district director...

 
 Arts & Entertainment    January 19, 2012

Do Tell Story Festival Planned

The Do Tell Storytelling Festival is partnering with Flat Rock Playhouse and Henderson County 4-H to host the 3rd Annual Storyfest at Playhouse Downtown, Feb. 10-12. Do Tell Storyfest is a local festival that promotes the art of storytelling through...

 
 Features    January 19, 2012

Meeting To Focus On The Future Of ‘Twilight Tour’

Many residents care about the future of the event known as “Twilight Tour.” The Heart of Brevard is inviting people to join them for a meeting on Jan. 24, from 8:30-10 a.m. in City Council Chambers (95 West Main St.). This will be a time to...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    January 19, 2012

Bomb Squad Alerted

The Henderson County Bomb Squad was called in last Saturday after a suspicious package was found in a car in Brevard, according to Lt. Steve Woodson, with the Brevard Police Department. Woodson said the car was parked in a private drive at a...

 
 Features    January 19, 2012

Day Of Service At Sharing House

Volunteers from Rise & Shine Freedom School and Brevard College spent Martin Luther King Day helping Sharing House remodel its basement. Front (from left) are Macarius Benjamin, Madison Pulley and...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    January 19, 2012

King’s Message Resonates At Monday’s Event

Transylvania County residents gathered Monday night at Brevard College’s Porter Center to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prior to the main event, around 50 people walked in the...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    January 19, 2012

Standoff Suspect Now Faces Charges Of Kidnapping

Justin Dulus Case is being held without bond in the Transylvania County jail after authorities allege he kidnapped and choked 18-year-old Krista Lee Pitawankwat. The 22-year-old Case was arrested Tuesday after Pitawankwat reported the kidnapping on...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    January 19, 2012

No Changes Proposed To Business Incentives

The policy Transylvania County uses to attract new business is basically sound and does not need an update, according to members of the county’s Economic Development Advisory Board. Board member Mack McNeely, a local business owner, led a brief...

 
 News    January 19, 2012

Public Radio Station Seeking New Frequency

Last fall, the translator that WCQS operates in Brevard began receiving heavy interference from a new station that went on the air in Cokesbury, S.C. Since translators do not have the same protected status as primary transmitters, WCQS was forced to...

 
 News    January 19, 2012

News of Organizations

Democrats Of Dunn’s Rock The Democrats of Dunn’s Rock will hold their quarterly potluck at the Connestee Fire Station on Monday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Earle Rabb, an author, university lecturer, and philanthropic organizer. He...

 
 Features    January 19, 2012

Girls Ages 9-14 Invited To Join PARI SciGirls Program

Area girls ages 9-14 are invited to a PARI SciGirls program called “High Tech Fashion- Electrical Circuits” Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 6-8 p.m. at the Transylvania County Extension Center at 98 East...

 
 News    January 19, 2012

Young People Take The MLK Challenge

Students from Brevard College, the Boys & Girls Club and Rise and Shine Freedom School volunteered throughout Transylvania County on Monday as part of the college’s MLK Challenge. This was the third year for the student-led service project. Student...

 
 News    January 19, 2012

City’s Downtown Master Plan Under Review

The work done, so far, on revisions to the Downtown Master Plan will be explained Monday during the first regular Brevard City Council meeting of the year. Work began on the city’s Downtown Master Plan in the early 1990s and it was adopted by city...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    January 19, 2012

Tolppi To Step Down From Charter Board

Connie Tolppi, the chair of the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy school board, announced during its recent meeting that she will be resigning from the board in June. Tolppi said she is relocating with her family to the Winston-Salem...

 

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