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 By Jane Warth    Features    June 11, 2012

Quilters Look To The East For Latest Work

Quilting is truly a global phenomenon. Thought, styles, materials and techniques may vary in different parts of the world, but we find this craft everywhere – and a special variety of quilting can...

 

Andrew Christopher Cheek

Courtney and Trish Cheek, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Andrew Christopher Cheek, born June 4, 2012, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 8.8 pounds. His grandparents are Judy and Craig Cheek, Ronnie...

 

Cora Reagann Eubanks

Patrick and Jessica Eubanks, of Pisgah Forest, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Cora Reagann Eubanks, born July 7, 2012, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Her...

 

Our People, Our Past: The McGaha Family

Transylvania’s pioneer McGaha family has an old and proud local history, arriving on the local pioneer scene just after 1800 and before 1804. The McGahas arrived just in time to be caught up in the...

 

Real Estate Transactions for May Announces

The following real estate transactions for May were recorded by the Register of Deeds in the Transylvania County Courthouse. The transactions are divided into two categories: individual and business. Individual On May 14, Lawrie S. Weinreich, Lawrie...

 

High School Business Plan Winners Announced

Students from all three high schools — Brevard, Rosman and Davidson River — were honored by the Transylvania County School Board and the Transylvania Partnership last week as the top three...

 

Brevard Philharmonic To Host Stellar Soloists

The upcoming Brevard Philharmonic season boasts a roster of stellar soloists performing great works from classical giants Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Grieg and Tchaikovsky, as well as American musical...

 

Library To Hold Centennial Events

In celebration of Transylvania County Library’s 100th birthday, several programs have been scheduled and will continue throughout the summer. The kick-off centennial program will be on Tuesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. in the Rogow Room. William McNeill...

 

Brevard Old Time Street Dances To Start June 19

The Old Time Street Dances in downtown Brevard will be held on eight Tuesday nights from June 19-Aug. 7. From 6:30-7 p.m. there will be music and free lessons, followed by music and dancing from 7-9...

 

‘Touring The WNC Backroads’ Author To Speak At Library

The Transylvania County Library’s Bag Lunch Arts Series continues on Tuesday, June 19, at noon in the Rogow Room of Library with a presentation entitled “Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads,” presented by author Carolyn Sakowski. This...

 

Jack The Ripper Picks Off Detectives In Novel

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Gideon, Melanie. “Wife 22.” When the anonymous online study “Marriage in the 21st Century” shows up in Alice Buckle’s email, she has no idea how profoundly it...

 

Boy Scout Trooop Inventors Travel To MIT

Brevard Scout Troop 703 was one of only 16 teams nationwide and the first scout troop ever selected to receive an $8,000 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant in the 2011-2012 school year. They recently...

 

The Fragrant Garden: A Treat For The Senses

When planning your landscape, there are many things to think about: site conditions, sun exposure, complementary colors and textures, appropriate size and height — but don’t forget about fragrance. It is such a pleasure to be surprised by a waft...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    June 11, 2012

County Employees Set To Get Salary Increase

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C . — A proposed 3 percent cost of living increase for county employees, who haven’t had a raise since February of 2008, was backed by a majority of commissioners last Thursday during the board’s first budget workshop....

 
 By Eric Crews    News    June 11, 2012

Commissioners Debate Proposed New Positions

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C . — Commissioners approved hiring four new employees during their first budget workshop last week. In his proposed budget, County Manager Artie Wilson had asked for six new employees. Commissioners supported hiring an...

 

VFW Waiting To Hear Fate Of Its Fundraisers

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C . — Each year, between 12,000 and 15,000 eggs filled with candy are used for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4309 in Brevard. The VFW receives some help from local individuals, groups and...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 11, 2012

Election Official’s Remarks During Primary Under Review By Board Review

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C . — The Transylvania County Board of Elections is investigating an alleged incident of voter tampering during the May primary elections. Brevard resident Lawrence Raines said when he went to cast his ballot on May 8 at the...

 

Tractor Supply Co. Decision On Hold

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C . — The go-ahead for the proposed Tractor Supply Co. store on the Asheville Highway corridor in Brevard will have to wait a little longer. Some issues in the site plan have to be addressed, according to Brad Burton, the...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Sports    June 11, 2012

Trio Of Tornado Trainers Patch Up BC Athletes

Once upon a time, high school football teams had what was called a manager, usually a smallish male volunteer who had a pocket full of extra cleats for shoes, a couple of towels and carried a bucket...

 

Benefit Triathlon Slated For September

Housing Assistance and Mainstay, along with Pardee Hospital, are excited to offer the Mountain Medley Triathlon Saturday, Sept. 8, at Camp Green Cove at Lake Summit, located in Tuxedo, N.C. The Mountain Medley Triathlon begins at 9 a.m. and includes...

 

Summer Sporting Sign-Ups Of Local Interest Scheduled Soon

Memorial Golf Tourney Slated The Vernon Gardner Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Transylvania Youth Council is scheduled for Friday, July 27, at Glen Cannon Country Club. The four-man, Captain’s choice tournament will have a 1:30 p.m....

 

Regular Season Champs

The Giants, a 7-8 year old machine pitch team won the 2012 regular season title. The team consists of (front row, left to right): Clay Caldwell, Colton Crow, Seth Nodine, Christian Sexton, Mason...

 

Black Bear Warning Issued

The U.S. Forest Service is warning visitors to the Shining Rock Wilderness area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, to be on the look-out for black bears. While black bear attacks on people are rare, such attacks have resulted in...

 

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