Articles from the November 7, 2011 edition

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Richard Lee “Dick” Edwards

Richard Lee “Dick” Edwards, 64, of Hendersonville, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Born in Asheville, he was the son of the late Gertrude and Dewey Edwards. He grew...

 

Twilight Tour Moving To The Daytime

The Heart of Brevard has decided by popular demand to return the Twilight Tour to its community “open house” roots by holding the event during the daylight hours on Dec. 3. This change comes in response to the event’s “decline” in the past...

 

Funds Sought To Dislodge Large Log Jam

Bob Twomey calls it “the largest log jam” he has ever seen on the French Broad River and it is continuing to get “bigger.” The log/debris jam sits on the main channel of the French Broad River roughly 1,200 feet upstream of the confluence of...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    November 7, 2011

Officials Concerned About Joblessness Among Veterans

Joblessness among veterans is a problem throughout the nation, and Transylvania County is no exception. Bart Brown is a veteran’s employment counselor with the N.C. Employment Security Commission (ESC), and he wants to help. Brown is based in the E...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    November 7, 2011

The Haven Opens Its Doors To Transylvania’s Homeless

The Haven of Transylvania County, the first homeless shelter to open its doors in the Brevard area, has begun operation just in time for the cold weather. The facility opened last Monday and has had 28 people stay, so far. The 1,400-square-foot...

 

Johnnie Odell Golden

Johnnie Odell Golden, infant son of Phillip Delos Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Nicholson Golden, of Sapphire, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, in a Henderson County hospital. A brother, Edward Ralph Golden, preceded him in death. In addition to his...

 

Margaret Vogt Lamar

Margaret Vogt Lamar, 92, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Tore’s Home in Brevard. Born in Winter Haven, Fla. Oct. 21, 1919, to William Vassie Vogt and Helen Heisley Vogt, she was...

 

Jeanette E. Lindon

Jeanette E. Lindon, 95, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John and Bertha Beloubek. In addition to her parents, her...

 

Catharine “Cassie” Van Doren Rabb

Catharine Van Doren Rabb, 94, passed away peacefully on Oct. 26, 2011. Her husband, Stuart W. Rabb Jr., and their daughter, Margaret Yarborough Rabb, predeceased her. She lived in Cedar Mountain since the late 1960s after retirement. She grew up in...

 

John S. Simms Jr.

John S. Simms “Jr.,” 84, of Pisgah Forest, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, surrounded by his loving family. He was a son of the late John Shelton Simms and Nora Lee Teague Simms. His wife, Faye Sentelle Simms and...

 

Law And Order

Felony Arrests On Nov. 4, James D. Burgess Jr., 34, of Pisgah Forest, was arrested and charged with one felony count of possession of Schedule VI narcotics, one felony count of maintaining a place to keep controlled substances, and one felony count...

 

Births In Transylvania

Reid Joseph McCall Eli and Anna McCall, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Reid Joseph McCall, born Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Mission Hospitals in Asheville. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. His grandparents are Joe and Jane...

 

News of Organizations

DAR The Waightstill Avery Chapter NSDAR (Daugh-ters of the American Revolution) will meet on Monday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. in Miller Hall at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Brevard. Hostesses for the meeting are Sandy Briggs and Molly Tartt....

 

Keogh/Beeson Engagement Announced

Allen and Suzanne Keogh and Charlie and Lynne Beeson are proud and excited to announce the engagement of their children, Kaelee Denise Keogh and Charles Christopher “Chris” Beeson. The...

 

Local Girl Scouts Seek Adult Volunteer Leaders

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont needs caring adult volunteers to make Girl Scouting possible for more girls in Transylvania County. “It’s an amazing experience to watch them learn and grow...

 

Clerk Announces Jury List

Rita A. Ashe, Clerk of Superior Court, announces a term of Criminal Superior Court beginning Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. The following jurors have been called and should report to the large courtroom of the Transylvania County courthouse at 9 a.m. on...

 

Brevard Philharmonic Will Honor Tillotson

Virginia “Ginny” Tillotson will be honored Nov. 13 during the second concert in Brevard Philharmonic’s 35th anniversary season. She was its second conductor, serving 21 years in the position. Ti...

 
 By Jack Parker    Arts    November 7, 2011

Brevard College’s Friends Of Fine Arts Revived

Brevard College has had a long-standing tradition of excellence in music, visual arts and theatre. Throughout the school year, the college’s professional performing faculty and fine arts students...

 

Holmes, Watson Investigate Conspiracy In Latest Novel

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Ahmad, Jamil. “The Wandering Falcon.” Tor Baz travels between the tribes of Pakistan and Afghan-istan and the uncertain worlds full of brutality, humanity, love,...

 

Brevard Symphonic Winds To Feature Two Unique Works

Two works at opposite ends of the musical spectrum frame the Brevard Symphonic Winds fall 2011 concert. Both works offer fresh insights into traditional musical forms which have been in use for centuries. Paul Fauchet’s Sym-phony in B flat written...

 

Photography Contest Seeks Submissions

The 9th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is currently open for registration and submissions. Visit www.appmtn-photocomp.org prior to the competition’s close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, for more information and to submit...

 

Chamber Of Commerce Conducts Surprise Patrol

Representatives of the Chamber of Commerce surprised eight local businesses on Monday, Oct. 24, with a visit complete with a balloon and refreshments. The businesses are selected randomly and the...

 

Conde Nast Traveler’s Taps Greystone Inn

Conde Nast Traveler 2011 Reader’s Choice Survey ranked The Greystone Inn on Lake Toxaway among the magazine’s top U.S. mainland small resorts for the second consecutive year. The final winners were sifted from more than 8 million votes cast in th...

 

New Owners Plan To Revitalize Local Homestyle Fried Chicken

Brevard’s Homestyle Fried Chicken is operated by RLD Holdings, which also owns Avery Creek Pizza and Ribs in Arden and Jimmy Johns sandwich shop in Asheville. Robert Dermott is the principle owner,...

 

McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A. Named To ‘Best Law Firms’

McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A., with offices in Asheville and Brevard has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-2012 Metropolitan First-Tier ranking of the nation’s “Best Law Firms,” in the areas of administrative/regulatory law and...

 

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