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Articles from the December 15, 2011 edition

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Dorothy Ellen “Dotty” Alkire

Dorothy Ellen “Dotty” Alkire, 82, of Pisgah Forest, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. Born Nov. 27, 1929, in Coos County, Ore., she was a daughter to the late James William and Elizabeth Emily Whitted Gibney. She...

 

Rose Friedman Bayles

Rose Friedman Bayles, wife of the late Lester Wallace Bayles, died peacefully in her home in Marietta, Ga. on Dec. 11, 2011. She was born in Vernon, Conn. in 1922. She served honorably in the Navy WAVES during World War II, working in hospitals in...

 

Charles “Red” W. Sullivan

Charles “Red” W. Sullivan, 79, of Pisgah Forest, formerly of Colona, Ill. passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at The Oaks of Brevard. He was born on January 20, 1932 in Temple Hill, Ill. to the late Carl Sullivan and Clara Wilkins Sullivan....

 

Gov. Perdue Appoints David Guice To Top Probation Job

BREAKING NEWS David Guice of Brevard, a Republican state legislator, has been picked to run North Carolina’s probation system in Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue’s administration. Perdue announced the appointment Thursday. Guice, a former county...

 

Law And Order

Felony Arrests On Dec. 8, Andrea Renee McKee, 18, of Brevard, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury following an altercation at a residence on Unity Drive. According to the report, McKee got into an...

 

Ribbon Cutting

Loftis Home Medical held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning at their offices on the Rosman Highway. From left to right: Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris, Suzie Loftis, Colby Dodd, Charles Loftis,...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    December 15, 2011

Renovation Of Old Sheriff’s Office OK’d

Relief finally appears to be at hand for overcrowded offices in the Transylvania County Courthouse. Renovation of the former Sheriff’s Office building at the corner of Morgan and Broad streets in Brevard is expected to begin in early 2012....

 
 By Mark Todd    News    December 15, 2011

Rosman Mayor Doubling As Administrator

Rosman Mayor Brian Shelton was sworn in for a second four-year term Tuesday, and promptly took on another job as town administrator. He will not receive any additional pay for his extra work. Rita Ashe, clerk of court for the county, swore Shelton...

 

Coye Appointed BMC COO

Brevard Music Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Coye as chief operating officer. Coye will assume the position beginning Feb. 1. Coye is currently serving as CFO of Transylvania R...

 

United Way Nearing Campaign Goal

United Way of Transylvania County has reached the 80 percent mark toward this year’s fundraising goal of $395,000. United Way officials are asking the community to push them “over the top.” The payroll campaigns have been moving along, as well...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    December 15, 2011

Director Focusing On Increasing Student Numbers

An early glimpse of a plan to boost student numbers at Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy was presented Monday. Tony Helton, the school’s director, told its board during its regular meeting that in January work will begin to increase...

 

Lake Toxaway’s David Dew Receives LaRocca Scholarship

Lake Toxaway Country Club President and CEO David Dew, CCM recently received two awards that recognize leadership and encourage professional development in the club industry. Dew was selected as the...

 

Monarch Way Station Gets Established

A Monarch butterfly way station has been established on the grounds of the county library in the rain garden that fronts South Gaston Street. Monarch habitats are being destroyed by herbicides and development. A way station is populated with plants...

 

Mary Miller Chosen As Top County Employee

Mary Miller has been selected as the 2011 Transylvania County employee of the year by her peers. Her duties are to investigate and manage cases of elder abuse and neglect and monitor adult care homes and investigate complaints of licensing errors in...

 

Rick Pangle Picked As Top Department Head In County Government

Rick Pangle, Transylvania County recreation director, has been named the 2011 department head of the year. “The award recognizes one of the county leaders for their personal and departmental contribution to the county and the citizens we serve,”...

 

Hardy Named 2011 Realtor Of The Year

At the annual meeting of the Brevard Board of Realtors, Charlie Hardy, the board president and Broker-In-Charge at Brevard Realty Team, was chosen realtor of the year for 2011. The purpose of the...

 

Earth At Closest Point To The Sun Jan. 4

Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute announce that at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, the Earth, in its annual orbit around the sun will be at it closest point to the sun. Astronomers call this point perihelion. The average...

 

Sharp And Webb Exchange Vows

Jessica Danielle Sharp and Marcus Perry Webb, of Brevard, were married on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Brahma Ridge Event Center in Candler, N.C. The bride is the daughter of Elda Brown, of Brevard...

 

Church Activities

Morningside Baptist On Sunday, Dec. 18, Bible study will begin at 9:45 a.m. with classes for all ages. The morning worship begins at 11 a.m. Pastor Voorhes sermon this week is “Christmas: A Time For Love” based on scripture found in 1 John...

 

Animal Blessing Planned

A Blessing of the Animals at the Manger will take place this Sunday at St. Timothy United Methodist at 3 p.m. All pets and their owners are invited to receive a special blessing from Pastor Karen Easter. The ceremony will feature special treats for...

 

Christmas Concert Planned

The Blue Ridge Ringers, the community handbell ensemble from Henderson County, will present a concert of Christmas music at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 4 pm. The Blue Ridge Ringers is an auditioned, advanced...

 

Travis Photography Is A Finalist In Photography Competition

Transylvania County photographer Rob Travis was selected as one of 37 finalists, with three winning entries across two categories in the 9th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition. This major photography competition received more than...

 

Red Wolf Shows New Work By Armistead

Red Wolf Gallery is pleased to present new work by jeweler Annie Armistead. She will be at the gallery during the last Gallery Walk of the season, Friday, Dec. 16 from 5-9 p.m., showing her new...

 

Program Helps WNC Dogs Find Homes

Buddy and 24 canine pals are going to have a great holiday this year. They will be with new families – not in western North Carolina, but in Massachusetts. That’s because on Dec. 14, the...

 

On The Town

Kindergarteners from Rosman Elementary stopped by Celito Lindo for lunch following a trip to Silvermont for the festival of the trees last week. Front row left to right: C.J. O’Toole, Jesse Duncan,...

 

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