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Articles from the March 15, 2012 edition

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Eugenia “Genee” Crump Biddle

Eugenia “Genee” Crump Biddle, 94, died on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Cherry Springs Village in Hendersonville. She was a long-time resident of the Hendersonville area following her retirement as a high school teacher in Bradley County and Oak...

 

Gay Marie Dawley (Stangl)

Gay Marie Dawley (Stangl) died peacefully Sunday, March 11, 2012, after a short stay at Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. She is survived by her husband, Richard Dawley, of Hendersonville; daughter, Courtney Dawley, of Seattle, Wash.; brothers, Shuse,...

 

Margaret M. “Peggy” Gearing

Margaret M. “Peggy” Gearing, of Pisgah Forest, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the age of 87. The daughter of Thomas Walsh McDonough and Margaret Wade McDonough, she was a native of...

 

Kathy L. Holland

Kathy L. Holland, 58, of Brevard, died Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Kingsbridge House. She was born Feb. 1, 1954, in Transylvania County to the late Louie Edwin Holland and Elmer McCall Holland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...

 

Toni Rose Roop

Toni Rose Roop, 61, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012. She was born July 29, 1951, in Freeport Hospital in New York and lived in New York and Florida before moving to the mountains of Brevard 14 years ago. An avid gardener, cook and oil painter,...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    March 15, 2012

Hail Storm Descends on Brevard

After a day that felt more like May than March, many Brevard residents were surprised to see the sidewalks, streets and grass covered in ice on Thursday afternoon. But the seemingly sudden return to winter was not due to snow, but instead a large...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    March 15, 2012

Local Gas Station Sells $1 Million Ticket

Cashiers at the Energy Mart on U.S. 64 in Brevard had been guessing who the winner of a $1 million dollar scratch-off lottery ticket was for most of the day yesterday. When they found out it was...

 

Girl Scout History On Display During March

Girl Scouts’ Historical Display is at the Transylvania Library in Brevard for the month of March and Girl Scout staff will be on hand to answer your questions Monday, March 19, from 1-6:30 p.m. “It’s a great time to visit the library to see...

 

News of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest The Wednesday, March 21, meeting of the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest will feature Steve Pagano, park superintendent of Gorges State Park. Pagano will provide an overview of the park and update the club on future plans....

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 15, 2012

Aldermen Release Vitale Investigation Results

(Editor’s Note: In the summer of 2010, G.A. Enterprise, better known as the Peter Vitalie Company, went into foreclosure. The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners, school board and town of Rosman all expressed interest in purchasing the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 15, 2012

Natural Resources Group Pursuing Spring Conference

How can Transylvania County protect its natural resources while promoting economic development? That is the question members of the Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) hope local residents can help answer at a conference proposed for next s...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    March 15, 2012

County Logo Winner Chosen

Brevard resident Maria Sentelle is the winner of the Transylvania County Logo Contest. She was awarded the recognition Monday during the regular Transylvania County Commission meeting. The logo was...

 

Partnership Hands Out Business Awards

TNW Ventures Inc., a small business owned and operated by Tammy Woods of Pisgah Forest, edged out two other finalists to claim the $10,000 first prize in a local 2011-2012 business development competition. The Transylvania Partnership, a local...

 

Tim Petit Running For Commissioner

Tim Petit, one of three Democrats seeking a seat on the Transylvania County Commission in November, is interested in more than recreation for young people. The Rosman area resident is frequently seen...

 

Brevard College Hosting Congressional Candidate Debates

Brevard College will host a pair of key congressional debates that will shape the race for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, according to a press release. The debates are sponsored by the Brevard College Debate Society and Young Politic...

 

B-DR Presbyterian To Host Lenten Worship

This Friday, March 16, Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church will host the Koinonia Lenten Worship and Luncheon series. Worship will begin at noon, followed by a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. The community is always invited to participate in this serie...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    March 15, 2012

Charter School Approves Two Calendars

Like the Transylvania County school system, Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy is waiting to hear if the state will allow a waiver for area schools to have a 180-day school year rather than 185 days. Tony Helton, the charter school’s d...

 

Fire Officials Warn Of Dangers Of Lint Build Up In Dryers

The Brevard Fire Department is warning county residents of the importance of regularly cleaning their dryer vents and lint traps following a fire at a residence on Pole Miller Road Extension last Friday. According to Chief Craig Budzinski, the...

 

Church Activities

Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd The congregation enjoyed a potluck luncheon on March 11, following the 10 a.m. service. A special feature of the service was music by Cantamos, a large Lutheran choir visiting from the Hickory area. The anthem...

 

Groundbreaking Set For March 24

Dunn’s Creek Baptist Church will hold its groundbreaking on its new sanctuary on Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. A year ago the church building was consumed by fire. The congregation would like to express their appreciation to all who helped in...

 

Bi-Lo Supports Bread Of Life Community Kitchen

The director and board of the Bread of Life Free Community Kitchen have expressed their thanks to the management of Bi-Lo Grocery for actively supporting their program for the past five years....

 

Law And Order

Burglary On March 13, there was a report of a burglary from a business on Pickens Highway in Rosman. Assorted carpenter’s tools valued at around $1,000 were reported stolen. The burglar is believed to have entered the building after breaking out a...

 

Brush Fire Extinguished

Garrick Tilson, a lieutenant with the Brevard Fire Department, mans the hose Wednesday afternoon as he works to extinguish a brush fire on Gallimore Road. The cause of the brush fire that started just after noon near the Boys & Girls Club on...

 

The Co-Ed Cinema Goes To Digital Movies

The Co-Ed Cinema closed for two days to install its new digital projector and sound system. After much preparation and coordination, Cinevision from Atlanta hoisted the 250 pound server and computer system over the balcony to the projection booth. Mo...

 

Transylvania Choral Society Names Scholarship Winner

The Transylvania Choral Society announces the Brevard Chamber Chorale as their 2012 Scholarship recipient. This talented group of eight Brevard College students is directed by Dr. David Gresham. Gresham is also artist director and conductor of the...

 

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