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Articles from the November 17, 2011 edition

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Gladys Christensen

Gladys Christensen, 83, of Wheaton, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. She was a harpsichord and organ professor at Wheaton College from 1954-1988. She also had a home in Brevard and shared her musical talents in this area. Survivors...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    November 17, 2011

Jury Finds Noble Guilty, Sentenced To 16 To 20 Months

A Transylvania County jury found Julie Ann Noble, 56, guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Daniel Joseph Furr, a 19-year-old who was found dead of alcohol poisoning at the Noble house in December 2008. The judge ordered Noble serve 16...

 

Lois Jean Shelton

Lois Jean Shelton, 77, of Ellijay, Ga., died Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011.   Born Feb. 14, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Thomas C. Carringer and Katherine Kitty Jenkins Carringer of Graham County, N.C. She worked in the manufacturing industry....

 

Claire Rhodes Bridges

Claire Rhodes Bridges, 88, of Brevard, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born in Millers Creek, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Smith and Zilla Cole Rhodes. Her husband, Drury Frank Bridges, also...

 

Church Activities

Joy Outreach Fellowship Are residents prepared for an extended interruption of the conveniences taken for granted? Are they ready to do without electricity, phone service, fuel and water, as...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    November 17, 2011

Jones Edges Out Canady After Ballot Count

Maurice Jones has prevailed over incumbent Larry Canady Tuesday for a seat on the Brevard City Council. After the provisional ballots were opened, reviewed and counted during canvass day Tuesday,...

 

Community Service To Be Led By Rick Jennings On Nov. 20

A Community Thanksgiving Service will be held this year at Brevard High School on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. Local ministers from the Brevard, Pisgah Forest, Little River and surrounding areas have...

 

County Library Receives 100 Children’s Books

Transylvania County Library received a donation from the Brownstone Book Fund of 100 new children’s books. The books include both classic and recently published fiction and non-fiction titles...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    November 17, 2011

Noble Denies Giving Alcohol To Minors

UPDATED Julie Ann Noble, the woman charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Joseph Daniel Furr, who died from alcohol poisoning at her home in 2008, took to the witness stand Wednesday to defend herself against the state’s...

 

Transylvania Author Writes Vampire Novel

It’s not often that a writer who dabbles in vampires from time to time can say with a straight face that she lives in Transylvania ­– and honestly mean it. With her latest project though, Margaret Fisher does much more than dabble. With the...

 

Cover Of New Phone Book Revealed

Rachel Anthony, a Brevard College freshman, captured top honors in the recent Comporium directory cover photo contest. Anthony’s winning photo will be featured on the front cover of the next issue...

 

Venue Changes For French Film

A change in venue has been announced for the French film “Au Revoir Les Enfants,” which will be shown in the Foreign Film Series sponsored by Hendersonville Sister Cities on Friday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Originally scheduled to show in Patton Aud...

 

Autumn Players To Stage Albee Play

“A Delicate Balance,” the 1967 Pulitzer Prize winning drama by Edward Albee, is scheduled for three matinee performances by The Autumn Players of Asheville Community Theatre: Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, at 35below; and Sunday, Nov. 20,...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    November 17, 2011

Revaluation Delayed Three Years To 2016

The next revaluation of county property has been delayed for three years, from 2013 to 2016. Transylvania County commissioners Monday unanimously approved the delay during their regular meeting. The delay was the recommendation of Tax Administrator...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    November 17, 2011

Pros And Cons Of Fluoride Aired

Seven residents spoke for and against the addition of fluoride to the city of Brevard’s drinking water during a hearing Tuesday before the county’s Board of Health. The board has been asked to review the city’s existing policy, which is not to...

 

Mountain Marines Celebrate Corps’ Birthday

“Once a Marine, always a Marine” was the theme as Transylvania County Marines and their guests filled the Cherokee Room at Connestee Falls on Nov. 12. The occasion was a “birthday ball”...

 

Accident Won’t Keep Bree McMahon Down

How do you measure the success of a sports season? The traditional yardstick, of course, involves looking at wins and losses. And, by that time-honored measure, the Brevard College women’s soccer...

 

Schenck Students Find Ways To Honor Veterans

In honor of National Veterans Awareness Week, students from Schenck Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center thought of various ways to show their appreciation to veterans in all parts of the world. The students from the Education Elite committee...

 

Builders Provide Beds For The Haven

Since opening early this month The Haven of Transylvania County, the community’s new homeless shelter, has been operating at half capacity due to lack of sufficient and safe beds. On Saturday, Nov. 12, twenty members and friends of The Home...

 

Tornados Top Flying Fleet

Anna Schlobohm recorded her first career double-double and Lindsay Brendle and Micheala Watkins joined her in double digits as Brevard defeated the Erskine Flying Fleet on Monday evening in Belk Arena, 69-45. The Tornados open the season with...

 

Cassell Earns All Conference

Rachel Cassell was the lone member of the Lady Blue Devils volleyball team to earn all conference recognition as voted on by coaches in the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference. Cassell, the...

 

County Seniors Win Medals At State Championships

Parks and Recreation and Land of Waterfalls Senior Games has announced that they had nine medalists in the 2011 Senior Games State Finals held last month in Raleigh. Medalists include: Nancy Carson,...

 

Six Tornados Selected SAC All Conference

The Brevard College Football team had a program record six players earn postseason All-South Atlantic Conference honors as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon. Prince Simunyu, Michael Gist, Caleb Campbell and Eric Watts earned...

 

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