Articles from the April 26, 2012 edition

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George Donald Tesnow

George Donald Tesnow, 87, died Satur-day, April 21, 2012, at The Oaks of Brevard. He was born May 21, 1924 in Pembroke, N.Y. to the late Charles and Ola Tesnow. He graduated from Cornell University...

 

Betty “Granny” Gladden

Betty Lou Lance Gladden, 80, of Rock Hill, S.C., passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at her home. A native of Brevard, she was a daughter of the late Joe Lance and the late Emma O’Steen Lance. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence...

 

Elise Catherine Fowler Searcy

Elsie Catherine Fowler Searcy, 84, died Monday, April 23, 2012, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She was born May 31, 1927, to the late Charlie Carson Fowler and Remalia Capps Fowler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...

 

Russell Barry Whitehead

Russell Barry Whitehead, 68, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2012, at his home. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Carson’s Creek Baptist Church in Connestee Falls, with Rev. Don Waters officiating....

 

Special Athletes Gear Up For Olympic Games

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. Special Olympics Trans-ylvania County would like to remind all sports fans of our annual games for Special Olympic Athletes on Saturday, April 28 with opening ceremony...

 

Overcast Skies Could Not Deter ‘Earth Day’ Plant Sale

BREVARD, N.C. Despite the forecast of a 70 percent chance of rain last Saturday, Transylvania’s gardening community was not deterred from holding their annual “Earth Day” Plant Sale....

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 26, 2012

Education’s Future Discussed At Forum

BREVARD, NC “Transylvania County has come so far in public education; Transylvania County cannot turn its back on public education now. North Carolina has come so far in public education; North...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 26, 2012

Board Reviews Traffic Plan For Middle School

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, NC A proposal that would re-route traffic and clear up headaches caused by long lines of cars at Brevard Middle School (BMS) was reviewed by the Board of Education during its regular meeting Monday. The proposed project involves...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 26, 2012

Mother Shines A Light On Autism

BREVARD, NC Like most 4-year-old boys, Gus Dinkins enjoys throwing stones into lakes, climbing trees and being outdoors as much as possible. Unlike other boys his age, however, Gus does these things...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    April 26, 2012

County Insurance Claims Up

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, NC Insurance claims among Transylvania County government employees increased by 44.3 percent over last year. The increase was noted during County Finance Director Gay Poor’s third-quarter financial update at Monday’s Board...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    April 26, 2012

Transylvania County Democrats Gather

BREVARD, NC More than 100 people gathered last Saturday at Brevard Middle School for the spring convention of the Transylvania County Democratic Party. During his opening remarks, the party’s chairman, Norm Bossert, energized the crowd by listing...

 

Law And Order

Felony Arrests On April 22, James Herman Crockett, 67, of Penrose, was arrested and charged with one count of assault by strangulation. As of Monday, Crockett was being held without bond awaiting his first court appearance. Larceny On April 20,...

 

Charlie Brown Takes His Lumps

“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, takes the stage this weekend at the Brevard Little Theatre with performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. From left to right are Schroeder...

 

MacAllister Wins Nautilus Award

BREVARD, N.C. Brevard author Carol MacAllister’s first children’s book, “The Wisdom Tree and the Red Swing” has just been awarded the 2012 Nautilus Silver Book Award in the middle grades and teens category. The Nautilus Book Award’s...

 
 By Sarah Gibson    Arts    April 26, 2012

Adults Join Students In Pit

BREVARD, N.C. Brevard High School will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” on May 4-5 at 7:30 p.m. The show focuses on romance and racial intolerance on an American South Pacific...

 

Shin To Give Recital At First Baptist

BREVARD, N.C. On Sunday, May 6, at 7 p.m. Esther Shin will perform a varied concert of classical and hymn arrangements at First Baptist Church in Brevard. Shin was recently a winner of the piano...

 

Legal Notices For 4-26-12

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF BREVARD Broad River Terrace CDBG Grant Closeout The Brevard City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 7, 2012. The hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in the Council...

 

Church Activities

Morningside Baptist On Saturday, April 28, the church will be taking part in Operation In-As-Much and sharing with the community. On Sunday, April 29, there are Bible study classes for all ages starting at 9:45 a.m. The morning worship begins at 11...

 

News of Organizations

Embroiderer’s Guild The Laurel Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America was involved in several special events during the month of April. On April 19 The Laurel Chapter sponsored a two-day needlepoint workshop. Debbie Rowley, a needle art...

 

Jurors Announced For Civil Superior Court

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. Rita A. Ashe, Clerk of Superior Court, announces a term of Civil Superior Court beginning Monday, April 30, 2012. The following jurors have been called and should report to the large courtroom of the Transylvania County Cour...

 

RSVP Center Opens At Silvermont

BREVARD, N.C. On Thursday, May 3, at 2 p.m. the new Transylvania County RSVP Volunteer Center will officially open at Silvermont Opportunity Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Land-of-Sky Regional Council’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program...

 

State Environmental Health Director Retires

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. Terry L. Pierce of Brevard, who served as Transylvania County’s health director for more than 17 years, recently retired as North Carolina’s State Environmental Health...

 

Volunteers Show That ‘Brevard Community Cares’

BREVARD, N.C. More than 70 “Brevard Community Cares” volunteers turned out Saturday to wrap up National Volunteer Week. Volunteers assisted those who could use a helping hand. Volunteers...

 

Help Prevent Child Abuse

As part of its effort to raise awareness about child abuse, The Children’s Center planted a pinwheel garden at the courthouse gazebo Wednesday and held a diaper drive. Phyllis Beeson (above) is one of the center’s many volunteers. (Times photo...

 

Blue Devil Baseball Plucks The Falcons 4-3

BREVARD, N.C. Tuesday night’s game belied the earlier meeting between the West Henderson and Brevard High School baseball teams. In that one, the Blue Devils couldn’t hold the Falcons and fell in...

 

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