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Articles from the August 1, 2011 edition

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News of Organizations

Parkinson’s Support Brevard-Hendersonville Parkinson’s Support Group will have their inaugural Walk for Parkinson’s Research Sunday afternoon, Sept. 25, at the Brevard Music Center. Registration begins at 1:30 at Thomas Hall and the walks...

 

Births In Transylvania

Cameron Coleman Robertson Robbie and Allison Robertson, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Cameron Coleman Robertson, born July 22, 2011, at Mission Hospitals in Asheville. He...

 

Kerber/Galloway Engagement Announced

Christy Nashae Kerber and Clay Daniel Galloway, of Brevard are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Kathy Neal, of Brevard and Tommie “Ray” Collins. She is...

 

Merrills 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebrated

Rex and Martha Merrill, of Pisgah Forest, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2011, with a reception given by their children at Boylston Baptist Church in Pisgah Forest. They were...

 

Space Medicine Presentation Scheduled At PARI

Dr. David F. Ward, a former NASA flight surgeon will discuss the effects of space travel on human health Friday, August 12, at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). Entitled “Health...

 

Our People Our Past: County’s Oldest House

Precious little is left of the physical history of Transylvania’s pioneer era past. Thanks to the Transylvania County Historical Society, the county’s oldest documented surviving structure provide...

 

Reunion For 1961 Class Of BHS Set

Those who plan to attend the Brevard High School Class of 1961 reunion set for Sept. 3, but have not returned their information to confirm attendance should contact Poo Cabe at 877-3851 as soon as possible....

 

Applications Available For Basic Law Enforcement Program

Blue Ridge Community College is currently accepting applications for its Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) evening program beginning Sept. 15 with completion in seven months. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 6-11:15 p.m. with some...

 

Pet Of The Week

Ty is a male shepherd mix who is great with other dogs and children. He has been neutered, is up-to-date on all vaccinations and tested negative for heartworms. For more information about Ty, contact...

 
 By Eric Crews    Features    August 1, 2011

Transylvania: A Paradise For Mountain Bikers

For years, Transylvania County has been considered one of the top destinations when it comes to mountain biking in the Southeast. And with more than 300 miles of great biking trails in Transylvania...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    August 1, 2011

State Changes Remove Transylvania County From Senate District 50

Barring an overturn from a likely legal challenge, Transylvania County will no longer be in State Senate District 50 when voters go to the polls in November of next year. The change came after new voting districts for Congress and both houses of the...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    August 1, 2011

Man Dies At Glen Cannon Waterfall

A leisurely hike down Williamson Creek ended tragically on Saturday with the death of a 27-year-old Indiana man who fell from the top of Glen Cannon Falls. The man, who hasn’t been named, was hiking with his 15-year-old stepbrother when the...

 

Stepping Back In Time: Kayaking Georgia’s Sapelo Island Reveals Nature And History

Sea kayaking is a good metaphor for life – sometimes the tides are with you, sometimes they’re working against you. Today, with the wind at our backs and our rudders slicing the salty marsh water, the tides are with us and life is good. Salt gras...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    August 1, 2011

Mayor Shelton Hearing Set For Friday

Brian Shelton’s status as a candidate for re-election as mayor of the town of Rosman will remain unsettled for a little while longer. The Transylvania County Board of Elections agreed to hold a formal hearing at 10 a.m. this Friday in the...

 

Jason Young Posts Bond

After spending 17 months in a Wake County jail, Transylvania County resident Jason Young was released Thursday on a $900,000 bond. Young’s mother and step-father, who live in Brevard, posted the bond. Young, who is accused of murdering his pregnant...

 

Martin Reveals A Runner’s Life

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Allbritten, Esri. “Chihuahua of the Baskervilles.” The decidedly eccentric staff of “Tripping Magazine,” a low-budget periodical of the paranormal, goes to Manitou...

 

Lynn Bullock Seeks Alderman Seat

After 38 years of service as a firefighter in Rosman, Lynn Bullock said he wants to continue to serve his community. He hopes to do that by being elected to the town’s Board of Aldermen. “I’ve...

 

Local Author Publishes ‘The Final Restoration

Local author, teacher and conference speaker Karen Anthony is pleased to announce the publication of her book “The Final Restoration,” which she describes as “a biblically based exploration of human identity and purpose as called forth by the G...

 

Arthur And Elaine Reynolds To Sign Books

On Aug. 5 there will be two new books presented around Brevard as a book signing event. Arthur and Elaine Raynolds have published two books honoring their family members. “This Gullible World” was written by Arthur’s dad back in the 1970s and...

 

Balsam Range To Perform Friday

Balsam Range, one of the most sought-after bluegrass bands in the Southeast, will play Sylva’s Concerts on the Creek series on Friday, Aug. 5. Members of the popular five-piece band hail from Haywood and Jackson counties. Since forming in 2007,...

 

Library To Present Part II Of History

The visual journey through Transylvania County’s history continues on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. Part 2 includes nearly 100 photos showing the growth of Transylvania County from 1861 to the...

 

Martin And Steep Canyon Rangers Headline Mountain Song Festival

Mountain Song Productions announces the 6th Annual Mountain Song Festival taking place at Brevard Music Center Sept. 9-10, 2011. Mountain Song Festival is a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of...

 

Coffee With Poets To Feature Lefler

Susan Lefler of Brevard will be featured at Coffee with the Poets and Writers on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Café Touché in Hayesville. This event is sponsored each month by North Carolina Writers’ Network West, a chapter of the North...

 

Students At Rise & Shine Hit The Books

At Rise & Shine Children’s Defense Freedom School’s summer session, swimming and crafts combine with reading and community service. According to Darren Conley, currently serving as interim director of Neighbors in Ministry, “Summer Freedom Scho...

 

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