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Articles from the December 12, 2011 edition

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Joy Munhall Miley

Joy Munhall Miley, 53, of Rosman, passed away on Nov. 16, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She was born in Houston, Texas to the late Jerry Joe and Claire Lou Chick Gorman. Surviving is her beloved husband, Gary Wayne Miley, and...

 

Robert Lee “Bob” Hunter

Robert Lee “Bob” Hunter, 71, of Brevard, passed away on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. Born in Buncombe County on Dec. 19, 1939, he was the son of the late George and Irene Williams Hunter. He moved to Brevard at an early age. He was a 1957 graduate of Br...

 

Silent Auction Benefits The Forever Farm

Visit Enviro-Tech Plus, a Southern States feed dealer, to make a silent auction bid on a one-of-a-kind 5-foot-tall Christmas tree made of horseshoes. Funds raised will help feed the 160 senior and...

 

Law And Order

Felony Arrests On Dec. 7, Twana Hicks King, 46, of Bryson City, was arrested and charged with one felony count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. King allegedly picked up a prescription from Walgreen’s Pharmacy knowing that the...

 

Births In Transylvania

Mackenlie Jossalyn Brown Aimee Schmidt Brown, of Rosman, is proud to announce the birth of her daughter, Mackenlie Jossalyn, born Dec. 6, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Her grandfather is Kenneth...

 

News of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest The Dec. 21 meeting will feature the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program. Rod Webb of the Brevard Rotary Club and local RYLA leader will bring some of the local students who attended this past summer’s camp...

 

Bell And Reaves United In Marriage

Pamela Justus Bell and David Reaves, both of Etowah, were joined in matrimony on Nov. 1, 2011, on the porch of their Etowah home. Pastor Jeff Tankersley officiated. The bride is the daughter of the...

 

Farm Bureau Honors Whitmire

The annual meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation was held Dec. 4-6 at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Congratulations to Transylvania...

 

Zaxby’s Helps Transylvania Charities

Beginning today, Zaxby’s of Brevard will launch its 12 Gifts of Christmas program, which will benefit 14 local charities between Dec. 12 and Dec. 23. On each day of the program, 10 percent of Zaxby’s total sales will be dedicated to at least one...

 

Ken J. Brown Construction Completes Work On The Haven

Ken J Brown Construction, LLC (formerly K & R Home Builders, LLC) is proud to announce the completion of “The Haven” homeless shelter in Brevard. The project was completed on time and under budget, and The Haven is now operating and open for...

 

Transylvania Logo Contest Voting To End Dec. 31

Voting for the Transylvania County government logo contest ends on Dec. 31. As part of the sesquicentennial celebration, the county decided to hold the contest. This logo will be used to produce a new county flag. The logo may be incorporated into...

 

BRMH Hires New Director

Blue Ridge Mountain Host (BRMH), a nonprofit coalition promoting ten counties in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains as a visitor destination, announces that its Managing Director, Elly Wells, has...

 

Allison Wins Transylvania Bucks

The second of three drawings for the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber Of Commerce “Spend It Local/Keep It Local” holiday promotion was held on Friday, Dec. 9 at the Chamber office. There were a total...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    December 12, 2011

The Free Clinic Moving Closer To Hospital

The Free Clinic of Transylvania County is preparing for the biggest move of its 10-year history. “After 10 years of operating out of hallways, borrowed offices and basements, we have finally arrived,” said Will Sagar, the medical clinic’s...

 

Funds Coming To Aid River Log Jam

The state will provide $25,000 in financial assistance to help in the removal of a log jam on the French Broad River near the Transylvania County Airport. The debris is diverting the river’s flow and causing severe stream bank erosion. The...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    December 12, 2011

Animal Shelter Supporters Remain Upbeat

December is going to be a big month for the effort in Transylvania County to raise public funds for a new animal shelter That's the latest word from Dr. Clyde Brooks, co-chairman of the campaign operated by the Friends Of The Animal Shelter. Brooks...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    December 12, 2011

Officials Hopeful Economy Will Improve In 2012

Transylvania County will finish 2011 on a bleak note as far as economic activity and employment, but there is a possibility for new jobs and economic development in the coming year. Mark Burrows, the county's director of planning and economic...

 

ECO Hosts Nighttime Winter Solstice Walk

In olden times, Winter Solstice was a frightening time. The crops were dead and food was scarce and people prayed for the return of spring. Now we know that winter is the time for the earth to rest and renew for the new spring just around the...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    December 12, 2011

Accident Leaves Pisgah Man In Critical Condition

A Pisgah Forest man is in critical condition after a Thursday morning traffic accident on U.S. 276, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol. The accident happened around 11:20 a.m. when 24-year-old Rosman resident John Powell collided in a commercial...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    December 12, 2011

Waffle House Planned For Asheville Highway Location

Waffle House is making plans to open a new restaurant in Brevard at the corner of Asheville Highway and Ecusta Road. According to Josh Freeman, the city of Brevard’s planning director, the city is processing an application that would allow Waffle...

 

Timeless Photos Capture Transylvania’s History

Last year this column featured a number of old snow scene photos which brought many comments from our regular readers. There’s nothing like a snow scene to dredge up nostalgic emotions, especially...

 

Library Display Turns Attention To Woodwork

For two Brevard residents, woodturning — creating wooden objects on a lathe — is an all-consuming, incredibly rewarding hobby. Wooden bowls, evidence of their interest and talent, are on display...

 

New Brevard History Book Launches During Downtown Gallery Walk On Friday, Dec. 16

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Then & Now series is “Brevard,” written by local author Susan M. Lefler. The book boasts more than 200 vintage and modern images, comparing the...

 

Borowitz Looks At The Craft Of Humor Writing

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Cohen, William S. “Blink of an Eye.” After a nuclear bomb destroys a major American city, national security advisor Sean Falcone is charged with identifying the...

 

Brevard High School Presents Annual Holiday Spectacular

Brevard High School’s annual Holiday Spectacular will take place at the Porter Center starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, featuring the combined talents of the concert band, chorus and...

 

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