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Articles from the January 28, 2011 edition

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TCS Seeks Members

There's still time to join the Transylvania Choral Society without audition in rehearsals for their Mother's Day concert. Rehearsals began on Jan. 25 and are conducted by Director Dr. David Gresham at the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church...

 

Local ‘Stars' To Dance On Feb. 12

Talent doesn't just thrive in Hollywood, Calif. Transylvania County has its own troupe of twinkle toes. See them compete during the 4th annual "Dancing with Our Stars" program on Feb. 12 in downtown Brevard. Local stars include the 2010 co-Champions...

 

Local Sculptor To Depart For Brevard's Sister City In Romania

J. Aaron Alderman, creator of Brevard's sculpture of the eastern elk, will depart for Romania on Feb. 5 with the aim of creating a similarly iconic sculpture for Brevard's sister city, Pietroasa....

 

Magazine To Publish BC Instructor's Essay

An essay by Brevard College adjunct English instructor Jennifer McGaha appears in this month's issue of The Portland Review. The essay, titled "Fundraising," is one of three works by McGaha that will be published in national literary magazines in...

 

Peters/Hamilton Engagement Announced

Alycia R. Peters, of Flat Rock and Rodney A. Hamilton, of Penrose, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Frederick Jr. and Pamela Peters of Edneyville. She is a...

 

Metcalf/Burrell Engagement Announced

Jennifer Ashley Metcalf, of Arden and Michael Edward Burrell, of Arden, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Steve and Jeannie Metcalf of Pisgah Forest. She is...

 

Brevard May Support Animal Kennel Plan

Brevard City Council indicated Monday it may be willing to allow animal kennels in neighborhood mixed use zoning (NMX) districts, but it wants more assurances before giving approval. The council wants the county's Planning and Zoning Board to...

 

Commission Makes Appointments

County commissioners Monday dealt with the expiration of the terms of four county Planning Board members, while also letting its chairman serve on another board. The three-year terms of Mark Parker, Scott McCall, Jackie Whitmire and John Dorner are...

 

County Wants New Logo

Transylvania County is soon going to be looking for graphic designers of all ages and skill levels to enter a contest to create a new logo for the county. Commissioners voted 4-1 Monday to authorize the competition, with the split vote resulting...

 

City Gives Habitat OK For New Store

The Brevard City Council gave Habitat for Humanity the go-ahead Monday to build a retail store and other buildings on Ecusta Road. When construction on the 2.8-acre site, which sits about 200 feet...

 

Rosman, County Lose Out In Vitalie Bids Bid

The town of Rosman and Transylvania County unsuccessfully tried to purchase the old Peter Vitalie building, but the property has been sold to a Hendersonville businessman who said the building will sit empty for now. The Peter Vitalie Company, also...

 

Local Farm Named State's Top Conservationist

Everett Farms Natural Beef, located in Pisgah Forest and owned by George and Carrie Lenze, was recently named the 2011 State Conservation Farm. James Ferguson, past president of the N.C. Association...

 

Jessica Was County's First Baby In 2011

Despite being born premature and having some medical problems after birth, Jessica Dakota Grace Fisher, the first baby born in Transylvania County this year, is doing just fine. At 3:32 p.m. on Jan. 3...

 

Sarah Elizabeth Gardner Jenkins

Sarah Elizabeth Gardner Jenkins, 93, of Brevard, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. She was born on July 9, 1917, in Wadesboro, N.C. to the late Lucy Gaddy Gardner and Charles Wesley Gardner. Her husband, Horace Yount Jenkins and her four...

 

Mary Louise Brock Rittenhouse Long

Mary Louise Brock Rittenhouse Long, 67, of Dalton, Ga. and of Brevard, passed away Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late J.D. and Betty Johnson Brock. Husband, Buck Rittenhouse, also predeceased her. She was...

 

Charles Manning Lance Jr.

Charles Manning Lance Jr., 88, of Pisgah Forest, died Sunday, Jan 23, 2011. Born Aug. 8, 1922, he was a son of the late Charles Manning Lance Sr. and Ella Harriet Hogsed Lance. He was preceded in death in 2008 by his wife of 66 years, Thelma...

 

Grady Thomas Fortune Sr.

Grady Thomas Fortune Sr., 80, of Brevard, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. Born in Pickens County, he was a son of the late Arthur Lee and Ellie Mae Harrison Fortune. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by six brothers and two sisters He...

 

Carolyn Kizer Edwards

Carolyn Kizer Edwards, of Santa Maria, Calif., formerly of Brevard, died in Santa Maria on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. She was the wife of Edwin E. Edwards. Arrangements are pending....

 

Dorothy Dugan

Dorothy Dugan died on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at the Oaks of Brevard after a long illness. She had been a resident there for five years. Born Dorothy Elizabeth Happel on June 15, 1922 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter to the late John Happel and...

 

Lucille Kline Dahl

Lucille Kline Dahl, 95, of Brevard, died at her residence on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. She was born on June 5, 1915, to the late John and Clara Kline. In addition to her parents, her husband of 66 years, Richard Dahl Sr. and a brother, Warren Kline,...

 

Marjorie Madison Cronise

Marjorie Madison Cronise, of Brevard, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Tore's Home. She was born in Buchanan, Va. and attended Wingate Music College. She was an accomplished pianist, worked for many years as a dental assistant and was an...

 

Grace Smith Brewer

Grace Smith Brewer, 93, Brevard, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at her home. A native of Henry County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Cammie Baines and Melissa Hamlin Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death...

 

Karen Yaste Bertolotti

Karen Yaste Bertolotti, 52, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at the Elizabeth House, Flat Rock. Born in Greece, she was the daughter of the late Noble W. Yaste Sr. and Dorthia Wheeler Yaste and was the wife of the late Thomas Bertolotti Sr. Surviving are...

 

Tigers Split With Wildcats In Hoops Action On Friday

Rosman split with Andrews in basketball action Friday night, with the girls winning by 11 and the boys taking a 50-44 loss. In the girls' game, after a 14-14 tie to end the first quarter, Rosman outscored Andrews 12-8 to take a 26-22 lead at the...

 

Local Runner Wins Marathon

Local resident Trent Humphreys was the overall winner of The Riverfront Marathon in Charleston, S.C. recently. Humphreys completed the 26.2 mile race in 2 hours 38 minutes in an event that drew...

 

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