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Articles from the May 30, 2011 edition

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 By Derek McKissock    News    May 30, 2011

Council Tackles Budget

Editor’s Note: The Brevard City Council held its first workshop on the proposed budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year on May 25. The following is the first of two stories about the workshop. A proposal to charge festivals/special events for costs the...

 
 By Mark Todd    Features    May 30, 2011

May Is A Busy Time Of Year For Jack Burt

John “Jack” Burt of Brevard is having a busy month. On Saturday, he waved to the crowd lining the streets as he took a ride in the annual Brevard Memorial Day parade. He is a veteran of World War...

 
 News    May 30, 2011

Jobless Numbers Fall

Transylvania County’s jobless rate decreased from 9.1 percent in March to 8.6 percent in April, according to the latest figures from the state Employment Security Commission (ESC). The statewide rate in March was 9.7 percent and fell to 9.5 percent...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    May 30, 2011

Two Die In 1-Car Wreck

Two South Carolina residents were killed last Wednesday in a single-car wreck on a curvy section of U.S. 178 in Transylvania County. The driver, Carroll Blackwell, 56, of Easley, S.C., went off the right side of the road, struck a tree and went down...

 
 News    May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Ceremony Held

A “Presentation of the Wreaths” ceremony was held Saturday at the War Memorial on the courthouse grounds. As well as the fallen, veterans who are still alive were honored during the Memorial Day...

 
 Lifestyles    May 30, 2011

Books Sought For Sale

The American Association of University Women Brevard, the largest AAUW branch in North Carolina, will hold the 42nd annual Used Book Sale from Sunday, June 26, through Thursday, June 30, at Brevard’s College’s Boshamer Gymnasium. For 42 years,...

 
 Arts & Entertainment    May 30, 2011

White Squirrel Festival A Hit

An effort to beat the dancing white squirrel record narrowly failed Saturday, but it didn’t stop Michael Collins. See more photos in our photo gallery section....

 
 Lifestyles    May 30, 2011

Lovelace/Hunsicker Exchange Vows

Erin Elizabeth Lovelace and Daven Alan Hunsicker were united in marriage on Saturday, March 26, 2011, in the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont, N.C. Rev. Jerry Lumston officiated. The bride is the daughter of Edward and Brenda Lovelace, of...

 
 Lifestyles    May 30, 2011

Pittman, Rudd Wed

Wendy Jayne Pittman and John Seneca Rudd, of Durham, N.C. were united in marriage on March 5, 2011, at 1 p.m. at The Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Rev. Tambria Lee officiated. Julie Pittman, of Providence, R.I., sister...

 
 Lifestyles    May 30, 2011

Bodie To Discuss Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction problems affect both sexes, though the forms may differ. What is common to both is misinformation — for example, impotence is not inevitable with age. Long-term medical diseases, minor ailments, medications and psychosocial...

 
 Lifestyles    May 30, 2011

Gorges State Park Offers June Programs

Gorges State Park’s Interpretation and Educat-ion (I&E) programs engage people in hands-on experiences that promote appreciation and understanding of this state’s great cultural and natural resources. From nature study hikes to educator training...

 
 Lifestyles    May 30, 2011

Spring French Broad River Cleanup Nets Tons Of Trash

Great weather and good visibility made for another banner river cleanup of the French Broad River on Saturday, May 21. More than 50 volunteers joined the staff of Headwaters Outfitters in sweeping...

 
 Lifestyles    May 30, 2011

Cradle Of Forestry To Host Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

The Cradle of Forestry in America has announced that it will hold a nature and educational series titled “Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club” every Thursday this summer, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, beginning June 9 and ending Aug. 4. “The Curiosity...

 
 Lifestyles    May 30, 2011

Hospital Auxiliary Honors Scholarship Winners

The Transylvania Region-al Hospital Auxiliary held a reception on Sunday, May 22, for its 2011 scholarship winners. The event was held in the Carlson Conference Room at the hospital. There are three...

 
 Lifestyles    May 30, 2011

Thermography Screenings Set

Ginger Scalone RN, certified thermographer will be offering screening breast thermograms at Metcalf Pharmacy, 920 Asheville Hwy. in Brevard on Thursday, June 9 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Walk in appointments are available. Thermography is a noninvasive,...

 
 Features    May 30, 2011

Our People Our Past

The arrival of the railroading in Transylvania County in the mid 1890s opened the doors to a series of events that forever changed life in the county. Railroads brought not only the outside world to the county and vice versa, but they also brought...

 
 Lifestyles    May 30, 2011

Summer Solstice Will Occur June 21

Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute point out that at 1:16 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 21, the sun will be at its most northern point in the sky for the year. This is the summer solstice and marks the first moment of summer. What...

 
 News    May 30, 2011

Love Named President Of Jeweler’s Association

Tracey Love, owner of Love’s Jewelry on Main Street in downtown Brevard, has been named president of the North Carolina Jewelers Association (NCJA) 2011-2012. According to a press release from the...

 
 News    May 30, 2011

Local Carolina First To Become TD Bank

A Brevard bank will soon take on a new identity. Carolina First, located at 861 Asheville Highway, will soon be known as TD Bank. TD Bank is one of the 10 largest banks in the United States, providing customers with a full range of financial...

 
 News    May 30, 2011

Brevard Delicatessen Has Ribbon-Cutting

Brevard Delicatessen, 127 N. Caldwell Street, celebrated a ribbon cutting with representatives of the city and the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce. The deli owner, Art Margraf, prepared some...

 
 News    May 30, 2011

White Squirrel Car Wash Opens For Business

On Wednesday, May 11, Brevard’s newest car wash had its grand opening. Named in honor of the area’s famous squirrels, the White Squirrel Car Wash is located next to the Walgreen’s Drug Store on Asheville Highway at the site of the old Exxon...

 
 News    May 30, 2011

PARI To Host Dawn Asteroid Mission Presentation

A space mission designed to provide new information about the evolution of our solar system will be discussed Friday, June 10, at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). Entitled “Dawn: a...

 
 Sports    May 30, 2011

Relay For Life To Run Through The Night

Relay For Life of Transylvania County, the area’s annual celebration of survivorship, will shine in the spotlight all night long at Brevard College as participants walk to “Make Cancer History,” this year’s Relay theme. Area cancer survivors...

 
 By Jane Warth    Lifestyles    May 30, 2011

Library Has Served Residents Since 1912

Transylvania County Library is a peaceful place to browse the extraordinary multi-media collection, do research, enjoy reading for pleasure or for work, write, relax, or surf the Internet. But it did not start out this way. The 35,000 square foot lib...

 
 Arts & Entertainment    May 30, 2011

SART To Host Fundraiser

“A Blast from the Past” will be the theme when performers from the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART) take the stage at Weaverville’s new pub and restaurant, Jack of Hearts, on...

 

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