Articles from the May 24, 2012 edition

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John William Holm

John William Holm, 91, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 18, 2012. Born March 21, 1921, in Boston, Mass., he was a son of Johan August Holm and Allida Elisabet Wikstrom Holm. He was a member of Firs...

 

Richard C. Morris Jr.

Richard C. (Rick) Morris Jr. passed away on Monday, May 21, 2012, after a hard fought battle with cancer. A native and lifelong resident of Transylvania County, he was born on Oct. 11, 1966, to the late Richard C. Morris Sr. and Patricia Poor...

 

Pauline Young

Pauline Young, 83, of Fletcher, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Park Ridge Hospital, in Fletcher. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Contemporary Baptist Church, Harris St., in Hendersonville. The family...

 

Legal Notices For 5-24-12

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 12-E-131 NOTICE TO CREDITORS I have qualified as Executor of the Estate of Harry W. Palmer, Deceased, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All persons, firms, and corporations...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    May 24, 2012

Town Employee Recovers After Accident

ROSMAN, N.C. — Town of Rosman employee Bill Galloway remains in Greenville Memorial Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit after he was injured while working in a trench. On May 16, Galloway was helping...

 

City Manager's Budget Calls For No Tax Increase

BREVARD, N.C. — No property tax increase but a 2 percent hike in water and sewer rates are among the highlights of Brevard City Manager Joe Moore’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Moore presented his $18, 891,421 budget for the...

 

Local Gardeners Named GCNC’s ‘Club Of The Year’

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. Members of the Transylvania Garden Club (TGC) who recently attended the Garden Club of North Carolina (GCNC) Annual State Conference in Asheville arrived back in Brevard...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    May 24, 2012

Students Take International Honors

BREVARD, N.C. — “It didn’t feel real.” That’s what Kristina Petterson, a junior at Brevard High School, said after she and three other BHS science students took home top international...

 

Busy Weekend Planned

BREVARD, N.C. — This weekend will be a busy one in Transylvania County, with three major events: the Memorial Day parade, graduation exercises for Brevard and Rosman high schools, and the White Squirrel Festival. The 5th Annual Memorial Day...

 

Rescue At DuPont Forest Sparks Warning

TRANSYLAVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — Last Sunday, two people were rescued from a rock ledge in the middle of Triple Falls in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Forest staff, Cedar Mountain Fire and Rescue personnel and volunteers assisted in the rescue. Th...

 

Rice/Pursley Engagement Announced

Steve and Donna Rice, of Brevard, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Rice, to Brock Pursley, son of Tommy and Lisa Pursley, of Stoney Creek, N.C. The bride-elect is a...

 

Toxaway Health Center Gets Full-Time Doctor

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — Transylvania Regional Hospital has announced that Dr. Susan Ziglar will be working at the Toxaway Health Center this summer to serve the medical needs of residents of the Lake Toxaway and Sapphire communities. Ziglar...

 

Brevard Academy Students Getting Laptops

BREVARD, N.C. — Brevard Academy students will soon be on the forefront of classroom technology after being selected by its funding partner, the Challenge Foundation, as the pilot school for a program involving laptops in fifth grade and middle...

 

Davis/Carter Engagement Announced

Cora Ann Davis, of Penrose, and Joseph Aubrey Carter, of Hopkinsville, Ky., are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Daniel and Cynthia Davis, of Penrose. She is a...

 
 By Eric Crews    Education    May 24, 2012

Davidson River Students Fly From The Nest

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — Davidson River School (DRS), Transylvania County's “school of alternatives,” welcomed 20 new students into its alumni family during yesterday’s commencement ceremo...

 

Schools Moving Toward Uniform Student Handbook

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — The Transylvania County Board of Education Monday discussed the evolution of student handbooks countywide toward a more uniform format, as well as moving online. The board heard how the new versions of the handbooks...

 

News of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest The May 30 meeting of the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest will feature Dave Wahus. Wahus recently completed a trip to China, and he will share his experiences and adventures from that trip with us. This informative...

 

Church Activities

Faith Memorial Chapel Faith Memorial Chapel in Cedar Mountain will kick off their 2012 summer schedule this Sunday, May 27, at 11 a.m. in joint worship with Rocky Hill Baptist Church at Faith Chapel. The Rev. Tony Hemphill will lead the service. For...

 

Women For Women Announces Grants

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. Gloria Steinem addressed a sold-out crowd of 1,100 at the 8th annual Power of the Purse luncheon Monday, May 21. The event took place at The Crowne Plaza resort in Asheville...

 

Kingsbridge House Hosts Century Club Celebration

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. Transylvania County’s centenarians were recognized last Wednesday at a celebration at Kingsbridge House, Brevard’s local memory care community. Four members of the...

 

Karnatz Is Featured Artist

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. Suzanne Karnatz, a master pastellist, who lives in Connestee Falls, is Gallery on Main’s featured artist for “Gallery Walk.” Karnatz who has created impressionistic-realistic paintings for 18 years, was educated at...

 

Musical Movable Feast To Benefit Philharmonic

BREVARD, N.C. Brevard is a year round musical destination, but never more so than on Sunday, June 10, when four downtown merchants open their doors with food and music to benefit the Brevard Philharmonic. Proceeds will go to the orchestra to...

 

Friday Gallery Walk To Kick Off White Squirrel Weekend

BREVARD, N.C. The downtown art galleries, art spots and restaurants are getting ready for the Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walk on May 25. This gallery walk will help kick-off the White Squirrel weekend in downtown Brevard. Some galleries will be open...

 

Hundreds Brave Pisgah Bike Trails

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. More than 150 cyclists competed in the inaugural Pisgah 111K race last weekend and spectators were treated to a photo finish. Sam Koerber made a gutsy outside-lane pass then...

 

McNeill Earns League Honors

BREVARD, N.C. Blue Devil Nate McNeill was the lone Brevard basketball player to earn all-conference honors for the 2011-12 season. The Blue Devil junior scored 15 points per game and pulled down five...

 

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