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Articles from the November 14, 2011 edition

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Margaret “Peggy” Stevens

Margaret “Peggy” Stevens, formerly of Brevard, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at her daughter’s home in St. Louis, Mo. She was the wife of the late Richard Stevens. Survivors include daughters, Kristine S. Laws (Jim), of Austin,...

 

Wayne Douglas Reynolds Sr.

Wayne Douglas Reynolds Sr., 66, of Lexington, S.C., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. Born Aug. 14, 1945, in Brevard, he was the son of Margarie Riddle Reynolds and the late John T. Reynolds. A brother, John Reynolds, also preceded him in...

 

John S. Simms Jr.

John S. Simms “Jr.,” 84, of Pisgah Forest, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, surrounded by his loving family. He was a son of the late John Shelton Simms and Nora Lee Teague Simms. His wife, Faye Sentelle Simms, and...

 

Rebecca Smith Clark

Rebecca Smith Clark, 90, of Quebec passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at The Oaks of Brevard surrounded by her loving family. Preceding her in death was a brother, Rev. John T. (Tom) Smith and two great-granddaughters, Brittany and Hannah Merrill. A...

 

Margaret Robinson McCall

Margaret Robinson McCall, 71, of Brevard, passed away on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at her residence. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Wade and Alva Whitmire Robinson and wife of the late Rufus “Sug” McCall....

 

Births In Transylvania

Zania Noelle Gillespie Heather Witt and Chris Gillespie, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Zania Noelle Gillespie, born Nov. 7, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Her...

 

Grogans Wed 60 Years

Ray and Ruth Stiles Grogan, of Brevard, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 17, 2011. They were married Nov. 17, 1951. They will celebrate on Thanksgiving at their home in Brevard...

 

Campsite Construction Paddle Trail Continues

The third of seven campsites for the French Broad River Paddle Trail has been built. The French Broad Riverkeeper and the WNC Alliance plan to establish a world class paddle trail for canoes and kayaks on over 120 miles of the French Broad River,...

 

Gatekeepers Table Has New Owner

The new owner of The Gatekeepers Table, Chef Jose Rosario, has come to Brevard with 15 years of culinary experience. A culinary graduate from The Center of Culinary Arts, Jose has knowledge of all...

 

Chamber Execs Elect Freeman

Libby Freeman, executive director of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce, has been named president of the Western North Carolina Chamber of Commerce Executives for the upcoming year. “This is a terrific group of individuals that has become...

 

Finish Touch Adds Kameleon

The Finish Touch, located at 86 W. Main St. in Brevard, is one of the latest stores to become a dealer of Kameleon Jewelry, a new interchangeable jewelry system which is available in over 1,000 stores across the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands,...

 

Stalled Condo Project Revitalized

350 East Allen, LLC has recently purchased 26 of the 28 condominiums located at 350 East Allen Street in downtown Hendersonville and has hired its affiliate firm RCG LLC (RCG), whose regional headquarters are in Brevard, as its development agent to...

 

Aloha, Seven Seas Seeks Giving Away ‘Holiday Tree’

Aloha, Seven Seas Travel has decided to search for a deserving family in Transylvania County to give its fully decorated “Holiday Tree” with Mickey and his friends from the Festival of Trees that supports The Children’s Center in Transylvania...

 

United Community Bank Names New Regional Presidents

United Community Bank (“UCB”) announces that Tim Schools has joined UCB as Regional President of North Carolina and Tennessee banks. In this newly created position, Schools will be responsible for the oversight and direction of the banks in...

 

Mountain Mutts Dog Grooming Boutique Opens

Mountain Mutts Canine Cuts has opened a new dog-grooming boutique in Brevard. The owners are Kristine and Aaron Wesley Means. In a press release, they said they take pride in creating the ultimate...

 

Highland Books Sponsors A ‘Storybook Christmas’

Highland Books is joining the community effort to help the Sharing House with the Adopt-A-Family program by sponsoring a “Storybook Christmas” to benefit the children in the program. The public is invited to come into the store and select a book...

 

Asheville Lyric Opera To Present Christmas Show

The Asheville Lyric Opera is kicking off the holidays with its annual Christmas show. Taking place on Friday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Diana Wortham Theater in Pack Place, the ALO’s Christmas special will bring the holiday spirit to...

 

Author Looks At Steve Jobs’ Professional And Personal Life

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Eco, Umberto. “The Prague Cemetery.” Nineteenth-century Europe abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Conspiracies rule and Europe is in tumult. But what if,...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    November 14, 2011

Increase In Occupancy Tax Rate Proposed

A proposal to raise the accommodations tax in Transylvania County by 1 cent on the dollar will be considered by county commissioners. A public hearing on the tax increase will be held at the Nov. 28 commission meeting in the county courthouse. The...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    November 14, 2011

County Will Be In The Spotlight

Transylvania County will be in the spotlight Thursday when officials from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) come to town to make a major announcement about “sustainable” rural...

 

Fluoride Issue Back For Debate

The public gets to have its say this Tuesday on the fluoridation of the city of Brevard’s water supply. A public hearing will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the county library’s Rogow Room. The county’s Board of Health is hosting the meeting....

 

Bluewood To Honor Rotenberg

Bluewood Photography will hold a very special event “Celebration of the Creative Life of Nancy Rotenberg” on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 6-9 p.m. at the gallery’s downtown Brevard location. Rotenberg, a nationally acclaimed photographer was a...

 

WCU Choir, Asheville Symphony To Perform ‘Resurrection Symphony’

The Western Carolina University Concert Choir will team up with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra and Asheville Symphony Chorus for a joint performance of “Resurrection Symphony” by Gustav Mahler...

 

Jazz Ensemble To Play Nov. 29

The Western Carolina University Jazz Ensemble will present its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29. Under the director of Pavel Wlosok of WCU’s School of Music faculty, the ensemble will perform in the recital hall of the Coulter...

 

Zeb Vance Is Topic Of Bag Lunch Series

The Transylvania County Library’s Bag Lunch Arts Series continues on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at noon in the Rogow Room of library with a presentation in support of Transylvania County’s Sesquicentennial entitled “Zeb Vance and the Civil War in North...

 

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