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Articles from the March 1, 2012 edition

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Frances M.F. Nuthall

Frances M. F. Nuthall passed away at her home in Brevard on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at the age of 75. She was born in Asheville, and spent her childhood horseback riding and enjoying the mountains of...

 

Austins Mark 50th Wedding Anniversary

Freddy and Frenda Austin, of Balsam Grove and Mills River, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. They were surprised by their family and friends with a reception held at...

 

News of Organizations

Lake Toxaway Democrats The Lake Toxaway Democratic Party Precinct meeting time has been changed to 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Toxaway Community Center, Slick Fisher Road (0.2 miles from N.C. 281) on Saturday, March 3. All registered Democrats residing...

 

Curves Of Brevard Members To Support Local Food Bank

Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International is kicking off the 2012 Curves Food Drive on March 1 with a challenge to all Curves Clubs to meet or exceed last year’s...

 

BLT To Open Season With ‘Steel Magnolias’

The Brevard Little Theatre’s first play of the season, “Steel Magno-lias,” is a comedy-drama that takes place in Southern Louisiana. This heart-warming play with six women characters was written by Robert Harling. Harling, a struggling New York...

 

Sacred Heart To Host Lenten Worship

This Friday, March 2, Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host the Koinonia Lenten Worship and Luncheon series. Worship will begin at noon, followed by a luncheon at about 12:30 p.m. The community is always invited to participate in this series of...

 

Church Activities

First Baptist First Baptist Church of Brevard will hold a fundraiser Saturday, March 3, in its fellowship hall from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. This is a mission project that will help two of our church members, Will Dinkins and Michael Childers, as they join a te...

 

Volunteer After-School Tutors Sought By Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County is looking for a few good men – or women – to help in its after-school educational program. The club has 25 programs designed to help its 200...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    March 1, 2012

County Alcohol Vote Won’t Happen This Year

There will be no referendum this year on the issue of the sale of beer and wine in the county. That outcome is based on a decision Monday by members of the Transylvania County Commission. A group of business owners and their friends who live outside...

 

Primary Filing Finished

There will be a contested primary May 8 when four Republicans will seek three spots to run for the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners in November. Filing for the primary ended at noon on Wednesday. Incumbents Jason Chappell, Mike Hawkins and...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    March 1, 2012

Market Coming To Old Poppies Location

A new grocery, Food Matters Market, is coming to Brevard at the former location of Poppies on Asheville Highway. One of the partners in the project, Al Kirchner of Asheville, confirmed plans for the store, which will fill the space vacated by...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    March 1, 2012

Music Center Performs Improvements

An anonymous donor’s financial contributions paved the way for a number of aesthetic improvements to the Brevard Music Center’s campus. Among the improvements are a newly designed entryway that si...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    March 1, 2012

Man In Critical Condition After Vehicle Hits Him

A 21-year-old Raleigh man remains in critical condition Wednesday afternoon after he was struck by a Chevy sport utility vehicle driven by a 68-year-old Etowah woman just before noon on Tuesday, according to Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris. Harris...

 

Hospital Foundation Gets Gift

Dorothy Malin cared deeply about her friends and neighbors in the community she and her husband “adopted” when they retired to Brevard many years ago, according to a press release from the Transyl...

 

New City Finance Director On Board

Jim Fatland, who has worked and lived in western North Carolina for the past 17 years, is the new finance director of the city of Brevard. Fatland joined the city as a financial advisor on Nov. 1 of last year to help after Terry Scruggs, the former...

 

Public Input On City Budget Begins Monday

The N.C. general statutes require all local governments to adopt their budgets by July 1 of every year. As the date nears, local governing boards across the state will begin the discussion of what services their citizens need and how those services...

 
 By Eric Crews    Features    March 1, 2012

Area’s Movie Role Continues To Grow

Tammy Hopkins, the executive director of the Transylvania Arts Council, has always had a love of the movies. As an actor, director and producer, she knows first-hand what it takes to turn a script...

 

Rosman’s Henderson Finishes Second

Rosman senior T. James Henderson tore through the competition at the state individual wrestling championships last weekend, coming up just shy of a state title. Through two days of wrestling...

 

Blue Devils Start Off 2012 Season With A Win

The Blue Devil boys’ tennis team opened the 2012 season with a 9-0 victory over Western North Carolina Conference opponent Franklin. The Blue Devils opened the season already ranked in the top 10...

 

Lady Blue Devils Vanquish Asheville 9-4

The Lady Blue Devils’ bats woke up and their defense settled down as Brevard topped visiting Asheville 9-4 in softball action Monday afternoon. The top four batters for Brevard went a combined 10-of...

 

Tornado Baseballers Romp To 12-2 Win Over Rams

Tarron Robinson and Zach Merriken drove in three runs apiece to support Zach Joyce as the freshman right-hander shut down the Winston-Salem State offense on Tuesday afternoon at Gil Coan Field in a...

 

Cody Queen Named Player Of The Week

Brevard College freshman shortstop Cody Queen continued his string of success in the early part of the 2012 season by being named the South Atlantic Conference baseball player of the week for his play in leading the Tornados to their first SAC...

 

Rain Revises Local Sporting Schedules

Due to wet conditions and the threat of more rain on the horizon at Brevard College on Wednesday afternoon, the Tornados baseball and men’s tennis contests have been postponed to dates later this week and in mid-April. The BC Baseball game between...

 

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