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Articles from the October 31, 2011 edition

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Arline Cronauer

Arline Cronauer, 91, of Brevard, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at her residence. Born in Kingston, Pa., she was the daughter the late Leroy and Nellie Fowler Searfoss. Her sisters, Minnie and Mildred, also preceded her in death. She was a member of...

 

Bill Osborne Batson

Bill Osborne Batson, 70, of Sunset, S.C., husband of Maybelle Mosley Batson, passed away on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. Born in Old Toxaway, he was a son of the late Charles C. and Agnes Chappell Batson. He formerly worked for Platt Saco Lowell and...

 

Marvin Harth Davis

Marvin Harth Davis, 88, of Brevard, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, after several months of declining health. He was a native of Norway, S.C. where he lived for 80 years. Born Feb. 4, 1923, he was the son of the late John Neilie and Aileen Ri...

 

Thaddeus Fabian

Thaddeus Fabian, 78, of Brevard, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. Born July 31, 1933, in Zawisty, Poland, he was the son of the late Robert and Joan Morovsca Fabian. A daughter, Mary Delatorre, also predeceased him. A former captain with the...

 

Arthur W. “Billy” Mitchell

Arthur W. “Billy” Mitchell, 73, of Etowah, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at his home. In addition to his parents, two sons, William Davey and Derek Mitchell, preceded him in death. He served in...

 

Melissa “Mickie” Doreene Nicholson

Melissa “Mickie” Doreene Nicholson, 55, of Cullowhee, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2211, after a short illness. Born June 18, 1956, in Sylva she was the daughter of Irona “Dot” Brown Nicholson, formerly of the Rock Bridge section of...

 

Ella Mae McCall

Ella Mae McCall, 88, of Lake Toxaway, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, surrounded by her family. She was born on Dec. 4, 1922, to James Robert McCall and Callie Owen McCall. In addition to her parents, her husband of 48 years, Walter McCall; t...

 

Births In Transylvania

Esteban Vega Martinez Karla Salazar and Israel Vega, of Pisgah Forest, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Esteban Vega Martinez, born Oct. 28, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces. Alysha Rae...

 

News of Organizations

Republican Party The Transylvania County Republican Party Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Community Services Building located on Morgan Street. All Transylvania County Republicans are...

 

Citizenship Award

Mary K. Jennings of Pisgah Forest won the District Citizenship Award for the 177,000-member Western District of the Civitans. Hundreds of service clubs around the world have joined under the Civitan...

 

Transylvania’s Jobless Rate Holds Steady

Transylvania County’s jobless rate held steady at 9.1 percent in September, the same as in August, according to the latest figures from the state Employment Security Commission (ESC). The statewide rate in September was 10 percent, down from 10.5...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    October 31, 2011

School Board Decries Policy

State-mandated changes in the teacher evaluation process are being criticized by Transylvania school officials. David Sutton, the Transylvania school system’s director of human resources, explained the changes to the Board of Education last week....

 

Happy Halloween

Despite the chilly weather Saturday, big crowds came out to enjoy the annual Halloweenfest celebration in downtown Brevard. (Above) Zombie dancers and others strut their stuff to Michael Jackson’s...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    October 31, 2011

Burr: Tough Times Ahead

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr said that while the national press has decried the gridlock in Washington, D.C., as being ineffective and problematic, it is actually, in his view, working exactly as it was designed. Burr made his comments while talking to...

 

Highway Patrol Ends Operation Stop Arm

The Highway Patrol ended its “Operation Stop Arm” campaign on Friday, Oct. 21. The campaign which began on Monday, Oct. 17, was focused on promoting traffic safety around North Carolina schools, school buses and school bus stops. During the week...

 

Law And Order

Felony Arrest On October 30, Herbert Isaac Small, 23, of Brevard, was arrested and charged with felonious restraint. The report alleges that Small restrained a girl under the age of 16 and transported her from the place of the initial restraint in a...

 

Make A Blanket For Project Linus

Project Linus is a national volunteer organization of people dedicated to providing comfort to ill and traumatized children through the making and distribution of blankets. These blankets can be sewn, crocheted, knitted, quilted and even made of...

 

Local Helmut’s Autohaus Adds Japanese Cars To Service Line-Up

Helmut’s Autohaus, Brevard’s only auto repair shop specializing in Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and other European imports, has announced the addition of Philip Walrath to their service team. Walrath is a certified master technician of Honda vehicles,...

 

Carolina Mountains Credit Union Enjoys Fall Fun

On Saturday, Oct. 15, area children were invited to the Penrose Branch of Carolina Mountains Credit Union for an afternoon of fall fun. Those attending enjoyed hayrides, pony rides, relay races and cash walks, just to name a few of the activities....

 

Business Plan Competition Deadline Extended To Jan. 31

The deadline for the $10,000 business development competition sponsored by the Transylvania Partnership has been extended to Jan. 31, 2012, according to Bob Bed-narek, Partnership chairman. “There were two companies that met the original deadline...

 

Festival Features Renowned Storytellers

Tales will be told and laughter will ring through the rafters as renowned storytellers and area listeners of all ages gather once again for the Brevard Storytelling Festival on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5, in the Rogow Community Room of the...

 

Novelist Depicts Early Life Of Joan Of Arc

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Cutter, Kimberly. “The Maid.” In this sensual novel about Joan of Arc, the author sheds new light on this extraordinary historical figure by concentrating on what life...

 

Brevard Philharmonic To Perform ‘The Red Violin’

The second concert of Brevard Philharmonic’s 35th season features three superb soloists in a performance of Corigliano’s “The Red Violin” and a celebration of Menotti’s 100th birthday with a performance of “The Telephone.” Violinist...

 

‘First Monday’s Concerts Begin

The Brevard Music Center will continue the First Mondays concert series featuring artist faculty from the Brevard Music Center on Nov. 7, at 1:30 p.m. Concerts are held at the First United Methodist...

 

BC, BRCC Collaborate On Show

Brevard College’s Chamber Chorale and Concert Choir will present their annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 5 at the Porter Center for Performing Arts. The concert is free and open to the public. This year’s concert features a...

 

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