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Articles from the February 16, 2012 edition

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Josephine Lillian Cooper

Josephine Lillian Cooper, 92, of Brevard, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at her residence. A native of Charlotte, N.C., she was a daughter to the late William and Ethel Peterson Goodwin. Her husband, Rev. David Francis Cooper, who founded the...

 

Mary C. Conner

Mary C. Conner, 88, died peacefully at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. Born in Fort Morgan, Colo., she was the daughter of Mary Stewart Work and James Ewing Work. She a...

 

Barrett Saye Cunningham

Barrett Saye Cunningham, of Hendersonville and Brevard, passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at the Charles George VA Medical Center after a long illness. He is the son of the late Barrett Saye Cunningham Sr. and Eleanor Courtney Cunningham, on...

 

Fred Cecil Franks

Fred Cecil Franks, 86, Glenville, N.C., died Feb. 7, 2012. Born July 7, 1925 in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Lewis Burt and the late Floda Mae Hooper Franks. He operated Franks Grocery in Glenville and Cashiers. He was a charter member...

 

John C. King

John C. King, 81, of Etowah, died on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Margaret R. Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center of Hendersonville will announce arrangements....

 

Margaret “Peggy” Pattillo Nelson

On Feb. 7, 2012, Peggy Nelson died peacefully in her sleep after a short illness. Family and friends surrounded her and were able to visit her during the last days of her life. More than anything, she wanted to be with the love of her life, her...

 

Jane Ledbetter Powell

Jane Ledbetter Powell, 77, of Mills River, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. A native of Brevard, she was the daughter of Walter Webb and Maria Brown Ledbetter. Her parents, her sister Catherine Eubanks and twin great-grandsons, Blake and Eli...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 16, 2012

Rosman Aldermen Approve Sunday Alcohol Sales

With nearly 100 people in attendance, many of them opposed to Sunday alcohol sales, the Rosman Board of Aldermen voted 3-2 to repeal a ban on Sunday alcohol sales at their meeting Tuesday night. Alder...

 

Mary “Libby” Elizabeth Rose

Mary “Libby” Elizabeth Rose, 89, of Brevard, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at her residence. A native of West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Nelson and Mary Pritt Brady. Her husband, Rev. Thea Rose, who died in 1997, and three...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    February 16, 2012

Meth Lab Leads To Evacuation

The Brevard Police Department evacuated a multi-unit apartment complex early Wednesday morning after the discovery of a meth lab on Unity Drive. Christopher Shumate, 32, and Crystal Shumate, 29, were...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    February 16, 2012

County Hears Tax Views

Transylvania County commissioners heard competing views Monday on raising taxes. County commissioners recently said after a first look at the proposed 2012-2013 budget with county staff that they have no intention of raising taxes. During the first...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    February 16, 2012

County, Animal Groups Meet

County officials and members of local animal rescue groups appeared to reach a general consensus Tuesday after a meeting at the conference room at the county administration building. They talked about the future of the county’s 50-year-old animal...

 

Huggins, Goforth Engagement

Sharon Huggins, of Brevard, and Brian Goforth, of Brevard, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Betty Huggins, of Brevard. She is a graduate of Brevard High School and attended Blue Ridge Community...

 

Trudi Walend Files For State House Seat

Trudi Walend, who was appointed in January to complete the term of David Guice in the N.C. House of Representatives, filed Monday to run in the May 8 Republican primary for District 113. Walend previously served five terms in the N.C. House,...

 

Chappell Seeking 3rd Commission Term

Jason Chappell filed Monday to run in the May 8 Republican primary for the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners Chappell is currently serving in his second term on the Board of Commissioners after being first elected in 2004. He served as...

 

Wells, Lassiter Engagement

Dr. Ora J. and Susan S. Wells, of Brevard, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Grace Crenshaw Wells, to Benjamin Wells Lassiter, of Nashville, Tenn. The bride-elect is a...

 

Prosecutors Make Their Case In Young Retrial

(Editor’s Note: The following is reprinted by permission of The Raleigh News & Observer.) Prosecutors continued Tuesday to methodically present the forensic side of their case in the Jason Young murder retrial. Investigators offered narrative for...

 

News of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest The Feb. 22 meeting of the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest will feature Gene Hansen, who will discuss tax law changes and their effect on small businesses. The 8 a.m. meeting at the Glen Cannon Country Club includes...

 

Brevard Area Students To Fast For 30 Hours

Wars and natural disasters dominate the world’s daily headlines, but behind the scenes and far from the spotlight, hunger and preventable diseases claim the lives of 24,000 of the world’s children every day. More than 1 billion people go hungry...

 

Mahan To Sign Books At Sacred Heart Church

Tom Mahan, author of “Faith Burning With Hope: A Catholic Layman Wrestles With His Church” and a resident of Transyl-vania County for 20 years, will present an overview of his book and answer...

 

Church Activities

Dunn’s Creek Baptist Dunn’s Creek Baptist Church welcomes Mike Rogers as the new pastor. He, his wife Connie and their five sons have quickly become part of the Dunn’s Creek family. Services are being held at See Off Community Center each week....

 

Law And Order

Felony Arrests On Feb. 14, James Scott Jackson, 41, of Pisgah Forest, was arrested and charged with one felony count of first degree burglary, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one misdemeanor count of communicating threats. Jackson was...

 

BMC Composer Wins Grammy For Opera

Robert Livingston Aldridge, composer in residence at the Brevard Music Center since 2006, was honored Sunday at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards presented by The Recording Academy. Aldridge and librettist Hershel Garfein won the Grammy award in the...

 

BC Hosts Student Art Show

The Brevard College Art Department will host an opening reception for its juried student art exhibition on Friday, Feb. 24. The opening reception will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at Brevard College’s...

 

Bluewood Photography To Celebrate 7th Anniversary

Bluewood Photography will celebrate its seventh year in business on Friday, Feb. 24, with an anniversary open house from 5-7 p.m. in the Gallery at 36 W. Jordan St. Bluewood Photography is the oldest continuously operated gallery in western North...

 

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