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Articles from the February 22, 2011 edition

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News Of Organizations

Republican Party The Transylvania County Republican Party invites all locally registered Republicans to attend the 2011 precinct meetings and county convention on Saturday, March 5, at the Transylvania County Library Rogow Room. Registration will...

 

Capps/Merrill Engagement Announced

Megan Alexandria Capps, of Brevard and Richard Perry Merrill of Brevard, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Neil Gregory Capps of Hendersonville and Polly...

 

Denslow/Townshend Engagement Announced

Christina Edwige Denslow, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Jacob "Jake" Alan Townshend, of Melbourne, Fla., are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of David R. Denslow...

 

Council Considering Summit On Arts, Music And Outdoor Recreation

Editor's Note: The Brevard City Council held its annual retreat over two days recently. The Transylvania Times will feature a series of stories about some of the main issues discussed during the retreat. Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris believes now is...

 

Task Forces Lay Out Strategies

Editor's Note: The Brevard City Council held its annual retreat over two days recently. The Transylvania Times will feature a series of stories about some of the main issues discussed during the retreat. Having someone to coordinate information and p...

 

French Broad Place Enters New Phase

French Broad Place has reached another milestone. The downtown Brevard mixed-use development hosted a ribbon cutting last Wednesday. The event was held to celebrate the completion of the first model...

 

Board: A Few Bright Spots In the Local Economy

The current widespread economic downturn continues to have a heavy impact on North Carolina and Transylvania County's business, government and community organizations. However, despite the struggle, there have been a few bright spots during the past...

 

Pretty In Pink

Ryan Guill's antics (left) delighted classmate Sarah Carlos as part of Brevard College's "Think Pink" activities last Wednesday night. Students held a "fashion show," while fans and players dressed...

 

Child Falls In Pond, Dies

A 5-year-old Hispanic boy, whose name hasn't been released, died last week shortly after being rescued from a pond on Kim Miller Road in the Lake Toxaway area. Around 1 p.m. last Wednesday, law enforcement and emergency service officials received a...

 

Football Team Could Return To Brevard

The Brevard College football team could be returning next fall to play at Brevard Memorial Stadium. During the recent Board of Education retreat, Superintendent Jeff McDaris said he would be meeting with Brevard College President Drew VanHorn about...

 

Sidney Outlaw Lifts His Head And Sings

Editor's note: Transylvania County native Sidney Outlaw has been making a name for himself the last few years in the opera world. The following article appeared in San Francisco Classical Voice...

 

Thelrona "Tonie" Snyder Dancy

Thelrona "Tonie" Snyder Dancy, 86, formerly of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, in Brevard. She was born July 19, 1924, in Hamilton County, Tenn. to the late Thomas and Margaret Jordan Snyder. In addition to her parents, her...

 

Richard J. Bischert Sr.

Richard J. Bischert Sr., of Brevard, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, after a long fight with pancreatic cancer. He was born Oct. 10, 1940. "Dick" as he was affectionately known, was born and raised in the small rural town of Liberty, N.Y....

 

Verlon Wood

Verlon Wood, 80, of Rosman, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. He was the son of the late Rufus and Lucille Wood, of Brevard. A sister, Edith Green and a brother, Leon Wood, preceded him in death. He was a very humble and generous man who loved...

 

Tia Shannon Olson

Tia Shannon Olson, 27, of Waynesville, N.C., passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011. She was born May 22, 1983 in Anchorage, Alaska and had made her home in Haywood County for the past four years. She had been formerly employed with Anchorage County...

 

Blanche Scruggs Jones

Blanche Scruggs Jones, 93, of Cedar Mountain, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. Moody-Connolly Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements....

 

Robert Brian Johnson

Robert Brian Johnson, 70, of Brevard, died Friday morning Feb. 18, 2011. He was born and raised in Chevy Chase, Md., the son and only child of the late William F. Johnson and Marcella Sigel Johnson....

 

Minnie Lou Vaughan

Minnie Lou Vaughan, 77, of Brevard, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at her residence. She was born Sept. 10, 1933, in Polk County, North Carolina, to the late John K. Griffin and Pansy Green Griffin. In addition to her parents, her spouse, L.B....

 

Katherine Jahn Dunford

Katherine Jahn Dunford, 90, of Brevard, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at The Oaks of Brevard. Born in Passaic, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Dr. Albert George Jahn Jr. and Gertrude Carman Jahn. In addition to her parents, a brother, Gregory...

 

James Verlin Dills

James Verlin Dills, 95, of Brevard, died at The Oaks of Brevard on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. The son of the late James Harley Dills and Ida Cagle Dills, he was a native of Franklin, N.C. He was...

 

Tornado Tennis Toppled

The Tornados fell in all three doubles matches, and though Lindsay Shaeffer threatened to give Brevard a point at the number-one singles position, Brevard fell to visiting UNC Asheville on Saturday afternoon at the McCoy Tennis Complex, 7-0. The...

 

Lady Devils Falter

The Lady Blue Devils led as late as the two-minute mark, but fell to Tuscola 53-49 Wednesday night. Brevard had handed the Lady Mountaineers their first loss of the season back on Jan. 25 and found...

 

Lady Tornados Sweep Opening Softball Series

By Sean Hostetter BC Sports Information The Brevard College softball team swept Milligan College in a doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at the Brevard College softball field. Brevard (4-2) improved...

 

LMU And Lenoir-Rhyne Roll Past Lady Tornados

By Sean Hostetter BC Sports Information The Brevard College women's basketball team fell to the Lincoln Memorial University Railsplitters at home Wednesday night 69-66. Lindsay Brendle set a BC...

 

Tornados Knock Off Fifth-Ranked LMU

By Seth Montgomery BC Sports Information The Tornados found the perfect way to celebrate Brevard men's basketball coach Michael Jones' birthday; defeat the fifth-ranked Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters, 82-77, on Wednesday evening in Boshamer...

 

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