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Josie Queen Holden

Josie Queen Holden, 97, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2012, at her residence. A native of Swain County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Hattie Cline Queen and was the wife of the late Hubert Holden. A daughter, Dorothy Jean...

 

Rev. Raymond Jason Roach

Rev. Raymond Jason Roach, 71, of Carrollton, Ga., passed away Monday, March 26, 2012. Born May 21, 1940 in Westminster, S.C., he was the son of the late Mack Dillard Roach and Martha Belle Turpin Roach. He served his country as a member of the...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    March 29, 2012

Hilton Pleads Guilty To Bryant Murders

Gary Michael Hilton evaded the death penalty in an Asheville Federal Court Tuesday when he entered a guilty plea to five felony charges stemming from the 2007 kidnapping and murder of John and Irene Bryant in the Pisgah National Forest. During...

 

Horse Shoe Man Faces Assault Charge

Next school year, Transylvania County will be in session 180 days instead of the 185 initially proposed by the state. State school officials have overridden the 185-day requirement by state lawmakers. Transylvania was one of a number of school...

 

School Year Set At 180 Days

Next school year, Transylvania County will be in session 180 days instead of the 185 initially proposed by the state. State school officials have overridden the 185-day requirement by state lawmakers. Transylvania was one of a number of school...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    March 29, 2012

GOP Candidates State Their Cases For Congress

Seven of the eight Republican candidates vying for the 11th Congressional District seat took the stage at the Brevard College Porter Center Monday night to debate some of the issues impacting western North Carolina. The candidates are seeking their...

 

Tailgate Market Opening For Business On April 7

Casey Lance said that ideally the Transylvania Tailgate Market will one day have an indoor location so it can operate year round. For now, the market will continue at its established location behind the Comporium building in Brevard at the corner of...

 

Griffin Seeking Commissioner Seat

Marty Griffin is one of three Democrats running to serve as a member of the Transylvania County Commission in the November election. If elected, Griffin said his main goals would be to focus on...

 

Local Republicans Gather For County Convention

An amendment calling for the protection of marriage was one of the key items of discussion at the spring convention on Saturday of the Transylvania County Republican Party. Candidates for state and...

 

Tigers Win See-Saw Battle With Robbinsville

Slow and steady, the fable goes, wins the race. The Rosman Tigers baseball team took a 5-0 lead, only to see Robbinsville rally twice to lead 6-5 and 8-7. But Rosman scored single runs in the late...

 

Lady Tigers Rally For A 5-4 Win Over Knights

The Lady Tigers softball team rallied for a 5-4 win over visiting Robbinsville Tuesday afternoon. Rosman gave up a 1-0 lead to start the game, but tied it up in the home half of the first....

 

Tornado Golfers Win Cherokee Valley Invitational

Kim Koivu led the Cherokee Valley Invitational from start to finish over the two-day event, recording a first round 66, six-under par. He followed up with a 70 on the second day to pace the Tornados to their first tournament victory in the 2012...

 

Blue Devils Fight Off North Henderson Attack

The Blue Devil tennis team fought off a fierce North Henderson squad Monday afternoon in a 5-4 victory. Korey Lovett was the first to finish for Brevard at number-one singles, winning in straight 6-0...

 

Devils Fall To Eagles

The Lady Blue Devils carried a 1-1 tie into the 51st minute of their soccer match with East Henderson but gave up three unanswered goals in a 4-1 loss Monday night. East’s Alexis Green put the Lady...

 

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

A Forest Service employee (above) keeps a watchful eye on a prescribed forest fire in the Pisgah National Forest Tuesday afternoon. The fire was started by Forest Service personnel who used...

 
 By Mark Todd    Features    March 29, 2012

Sawmill Carries On An Old Tradition

On Asheville Highway, just after drivers come down Little Mountain, three natives of Transylvania County are carrying on a long tradition at the Piney Mountain Sawmill. The mill is the last operating...

 

Rise & Shine Students Work On PARI Project

Five students from the Rise & Shine after school program gathered on March 15 to complete a project as part of the PARI (Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute) Girls Involvement in Science...

 

Gorges State Park Sets First Running Events

One hundred runners and walkers will have the chance to take part in the first-ever organized running events in Gorges State Park on May 19. The 4.5-mile and 2.5-mile runs will be a perfect mix of new roads and new trails currently under...

 

Church Activities

Church Of God, Gospel Of Peace Association The Church of God, Gospel of Peace Association will present an Easter pageant entitled “Christ’s Journey to the Cross” on Sunday, April 1, at 4 p.m. The church is located at 33 Gopa Haven Drive in...

 

St. Philip’s To Host Koinonia Worship Service

This Friday, March 30, St. Philip’s Episcopal 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...

 

‘Digging Up The Past’ Investigates Creation

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd located at 22 Fisher Road in Brevard will continue with its John Templeton Foundation-funded Heart and Mind Dialog between the faith and science communities with a spring series of presentations entitled “Di...

 

Pretty Place Chapel To Close For Renovations After Easter

The Fred W. Symmes Chapel, commonly known as “Pretty Place” was closed this week for a host of upgrades and renovations. The Chapel will be open for the traditional Easter Sunrise Service on April 8. The renovations are scheduled to be finished...

 

The Seldom Scene To Play At Porter Center

Mountain Song Productions and Brevard College present legendary bluegrass icons, The Seldom Scene this Sunday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Porter Center for Performing Arts. The Seldom Scene have...

 

Local Student Art Show Opens At TC Arts April 5

The Transylvania Community Arts Council will host the annual Transylvania County Student Art Show from April 5- 27. The show is sponsored by TC Arts Council, Main Street Ltd., Transylvania schools,...

 

Brevard College To Present ‘Miss Representation’

Brevard College’s Institute for Women in Leadership (IWIL), together with the Brevard Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), will sponsor the documentary, “Miss...

 

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