Articles from the February 18, 2011 edition

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UNC-A Suspends Music Series

Because of financial pressure and the likelihood of further budget cuts, UNC Asheville has announced that it will cancel the 2011 Concerts on the Quad summer music series. Concerts on the Quad had become a summer institution in Asheville with 28...

 

Steber To Discuss Photography

The Asheville Art Museum will present an Up for Discussion talk with Maggie Steber on Saturday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in Diana Wortham Theatre. Tickets are $3 for museum members and $5 for non-members. Steber is a highly-awarded documentary...

 

Henderson Arts Council Seeks Entries For Fall Show

Artist applications are available for the 52nd annual juried "Art on Main" fine art and fine craft show in Hendersonville. Show dates will be Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. This juried show is presented by The...

 

Celtic Series Opens With Extraordinary Cathie Ryan

The Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place, in partnership with The Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College, opens its popular Mainstage Celtic Series with the crystalline voice of Irish American...

 

Brevard Community Band Receives Grant

Thanks to a generous grant from the Transylvania County Sesquicentennial Project, the Brevard Community Band will remember and celebrate Transylvania's concert band heritage this year with a new, specially commissioned piece for concert band and the...

 

News Of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest The guest speaker for Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest's Feb. 23, is John Locke, Cancer Campaign Coordinator for the Mission Healthcare Foundation's new regional Cancer Center. The meeting will be held at 8 a.m. at Glen...

 

Brian Center Celebrates Valentine's Day

Brian Center/Brevard celebrated Valentine's Day with the crowning of the 2011 Sweetheart King and Queen. Votes were cast by fellow residents, families and staff. Pictured left to right are the Queen...

 

Aging Population Equals Transportation Demands

An aging population is likely to increase the demand for public transportation in Transylvania, according to a report submitted to county commissioners. But a key question for the future is the availability of funding for such transportation at the f...

 

Commissioners Want Cheaper Seats

The 14 jury seats in the large courtroom at the Transylvania County courthouse are ripped and unsafe for use, but is $7,909 a reasonable price to purchase and install new ones? That was a question county commissioners pondered at their meeting...

 

Rosman Board Rejects Sunday Alcohol Sales

At their meeting Monday night, the Rosman Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to prohibit the selling beer and wine on Sunday. A crowd of approximately 30 people turned out to express their opposition to allowing beer and wine sales on Sunday. Mayor...

 

Hilton Found Guilty

A Florida jury found Gary Michael Hilton guilty Tuesday in the slaying and decapitation of 46-year-old Sunday school teacher Cheryl Dunlap. Hilton is the man who is believed to be connected to the killing of Hendersonville couple John and Irene...

 

County Begins 150th Celebration

With the strike of a gavel Tuesday night, the year-long events planned to celebrate Transylvania County's sesquicentennial (150th birthday) officially got underway. The opening ceremony to the year's...

 

Clyde Mason Paroled

Clyde Eugene "Doc" Mason, sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for murdering his ex-wife, Sarah Pearlee Mason, has been paroled. Mason entered Rose's Department Store on April 13, 1987 and shot the 39-year-old Mason five times. The store was located n...

 

Display Spotlights Local Black History

Written for The Times By Jane Worth As part of Black History Month, the Transylvania County Improvement Organization (TCIO) is presenting a display at the Transylvania County Library. The display is o...

 

Marjorie Perrin Newkirk

Marjorie Perrin Newkirk, 87, formerly of Brevard, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla. She was born Nov. 5, 1923 in Berry, Ky. to the late Mackendree Perrin and Stella Mae Million Perrin. In addition to...

 

Marion Teresa Loughnane

Marion Teresa Loughnane, 94, of Brevard, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at The Oaks of Brevard. She was born May 1, 1916, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Charles A. Loughnane and Teresa "Tessie" Devlin Loughnane. In addition to her parents, one...

 

John Ross Acklin

John Ross Acklin, 77, of Rosman, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Memorial Mission Hospital. He was born Aug. 31, 1933, in Dauphin County Pennsylvania to the late John Melton Acklin and Alma Louise Ross Acklin. Acklin retired from Merck Industries....

 

Thank You

Co-workers, parents and friends, thank you for your support throughout the years. Coach Bill Cathey, thank you for giving me leadership and the love of sports, during my high school career. To all the students who I have coached in sports, P.E....

 

North Tops Blue Devils

The Brevard High School boys' basketball team fell to North Henderson 74-69 in the opening round of the conference tournament Monday night. The Blue Devils trimmed a 16-point Knight lead to two on two three pointers by Nate McNeill and another by...

 

Rosman Wrestler Finishes Third

Brody Mullenax finished third in the Smoky Mountain Conference wrestling tournament hosted by Andrews High School on Feb. 5. Mullenax, wrestling in the 152-pound class, won a decision in the first...

 

Personal Bests Turned In At State Meet

Several Blue Devil runners turned in personal bests at the N.C. Indoor Track state meet last weekend in Fayetteville. Alex Goden saved his best for last, turning in a sixth-place performance in the...

 

Lady Blue Devils Win With Buzzer-Beater

The Lady Blue Devils reversed a baffling free-fall with a remarkable turnaround, culminating in a buzzer-beating shot with .3 seconds left on the clock by Shonese Jones. With the 49-47 win over Smoky...

 

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