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Jack Jervis Johnson

Jack Jervis Johnson, of Brevard, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at the age of 83. He was born in Atlanta, Ga. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Terrell Johnson, and mother,...

 

Travis Waldrop

Travis Leroy Waldrop, 81, of Greenville, widow of the late Betty Jean Allison, passed away Sunday, Oct., 23, 2011, at his home. Born in Transylvania County to the late Leroy and Erma Gillespie Waldrop, he retired as a division superintendent with...

 

Births In Transylvania

Kacey Lyndon Roberson Stephanie Rigler and Joshua D. Roberson, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kacey Lyndon Roberson, born Oct. 19, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces. His...

 

Taylor Love Honored With MARC Citizenship Award

Taylor Love of Brevard received the 2011 Dean Russell Beavers Citizen-ship Award at the annual meeting of MARC, Inc. on Oct. 11. Given in honor of Dean Russell Beavers who, despite personal challenges, was an enthusiastic and appreciated member of...

 

TC Henderson Announces ‘Math Family Fun Night’

TC Henderson will be hosting its annual “Math Family Fun Night” on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium.  “This is for all of our students and parents,” Principal Tony Meachum said. “We hope everyone comes out...

 

Stupendous Students Sing Seussical Songs

Third grade students at Rosman Elementary performed selections from the musical “Seussical Jr.,” at the October PTO meeting. Many parents and staff were there to enjoy the exceptional performance... Full story

 

BMS Issues Blue Devil Star Awards

These students earned awards at Brevard Middle School last week for outstanding performance. The Blue Devil Star Award Ceremony was held Friday, Oct. 14, in the cafeteria. The following students will be received awards. Sixth Grade Anna Bryson, Ryan...

 

DRS Releases 4th Quarter Honor Roll

The following students from Davidson River School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter. A Honor Roll Katie Horvath. A-B Honor Roll Shae Henderson, Marqel Kerber, Eli Landreth, Evan McDowell, Lakota Merrill, Colton Messer, Katie Owen,...

 

Transylvanians In College

John Michael Romano Brevard High School graduate John Michael Romano recently graduated from UNC-Charlotte in September with a major in Business and International Studies in Japanese. Romano spent his junior year abroad studying in Japan, and has...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    October 24, 2011

Jobs, The Economy, School Funding Top Survey

A lack of jobs, the overall condition of the economy, and adequate funding for local public schools are key issues of concern to Transylvania County residents. Those are key findings from a survey conducted by the county over the summer. It received...

 

BMS Students Make Honors Chorus

Each year, the Middle School Honors Chorus is held in November at the North Carolina Music Educator’s In-Service Conference. This chorus provides an opportunity for the very best middle school...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    October 24, 2011

Insights Made On The Struggles Of Working Poor

Nearly 30 area residents who either work or volunteer at nonprofits in Transylvania County recently received insight into the struggles faced by the working poor. The “Working Poor Simulation” is a two-hour-long workshop that allows participants...

 

UDO Under Review

Recommendations to improve the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) have been presented to the Brevard City Council. The council received the recommendations (see below) from city staff during its regular meeting last week but took no action. In...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    October 24, 2011

Jimmy Harris Elected To College Board Of Trustees

Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris was elected to the Brevard College Board of Trustees during its fall meeting Harris has the ideal qualifications to serve as a trustee for a small liberal arts college, said Reg Heinitsh, trustees board chairman. “Not...

 

TRH To Host Blood Drive

Transylvania Regional Hospital will host a blood drive on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the hospital campus in Brevard. Appointments for the blood drive can be made by calling 883-5200. Donors should enter the hospital through the...

 

Gardening For Food Security

A few years ago, who would have thought that we would be talking about food security? Sadly, even those who don’t worry about where their next meal will come from have noticed the incredible increases in the cost of food lately, especially meat...

 

Transylvania Habitat For Humanity Dedicates Home, Honors Volunteers

Transylvania Habitat for Humanity (TH4H) board members, family and friends gathered recently to celebrate the Basting family’s move into their new Habitat home. The house was Habitat’s 52nd home,...

 

New Art Exhibit Features Connestee Art League

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has just opened its newest art exhibit featuring artwork by 18 members of the Connestee Art League. The exhibit will be on display now thru Nov. 8. The TC Arts Gallery is located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in...

 

Ford Adds To The Store Of Workplace Fiction

These new books are now available at the Transyl-vania County Library: Fiction Dill, Stuart. “Murder on Music Row.” Twenty-three-year-old Judd Nix, an unpaid intern at the most prestigious personal management firm in country music, gets the...

 

BC Junior Blake Ellege Performs Voice Recital Oct. 28

Brevard College student Blake Ellege will perform his junior voice recital at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 in the Porter Center for Performing Arts. Ellege, who is a Vocal Music Performance major, will perform works by Franz Schubert, Gabriel Faure...

 
 By Mark Todd    Features    October 24, 2011

Local Musicians Pay Tribute To Hank Sr.

Greg Watson of Balsam Grove has been a Hank Williams Sr. fan for about as long as he can remember. As a child, he loved Williams’s songs, and learned to sing and play the guitar with some...

 

Second Annual Great Pumpkin Roll Promises Thrills and Prizes

Experience the thrill of hurtling your pumpkin down Jail House Hill during the 2nd Annual Great Pumpkin Roll on Saturday, Oct. 29. Last year’s inaugural roll was a tremendous success with hundreds...

 

Museum To Host Scarecrows On The Lawn

Calling all scarecrows, silly, scary, clever or outrageous. Transylvania Heri-tage Museum will host a Scarecrow Contest on its lawn, Saturday, Oct. 29, during Brevard’s Halloweenfest from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The traditional function of the...

 

Broad Street Wines Opens

Broad Street Wines has opened its doors at 30 South Broad Street in Brevard. The business celebrated with a ribbon cutting and refreshments on Monday, Oct. 17, with city officials and representatives...

 

Melby Elected As Head Of Elder Law Attorneys

McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A., has announced that attorney Nicola J. Melby of the firm’s Brevard office was recently elected to chair the North Carolina chapter of the National Academy of Elder...

 

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