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Donald L. Britt

Donald L. Britt, 70, of Rosman, passed away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Melburn and Maybelle West Britt. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his... — Updated 1/6/2012

 By Mark Todd    News

Trudi Walend Awaits Governor’s Approval

Update: Late Wednesday, Trudi Walend was sworn in to represent District 113 in the N.C. General Assembly. Republican House lawmakers, meanwhile, have delayed taking action on trying to override Gov. Bev. Perdue's veto of the Racial... — Updated 1/5/2012


Headwaters Changes Hands

After almost 20 years in the business, Debi Whitmire has sold Headwaters Outfitters to Sid Cullipher, Headwaters’ program director. The sale was finalized Dec. 30. “Our original... — Updated 1/4/2012


Transylvania Cattlemen To Hold Meeting

On Monday, Jan. 23, the Transylvania County Cattlemen’s Association will be having their annual meeting and member sign up at the Transylvania County Library Rogow Room. The doors open at 6 p.m. with supper at 6:30 p.m. The meal... — Updated 1/4/2012

 By Carol Hamann    Features

College Walk To Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary On Jan. 13

Among the seasons of our lives is the one in which we finally allow ourselves to let go of some of the responsibilities and stresses of our younger years by finding a place where... — Updated 1/4/2012


BC CreekSide Offers iPad, iPhone Classes

Computers and smart phones have become entwined in every aspect of our daily lives. For those newly enthusiastic about the world of Mac products, the Brevard College CreekSide spring 2012 session offers a variety of classes to... — Updated 1/4/2012


Writing, Editing Workshops Offered

Wayne Drumheller, founder of The Story Book Writers’ Society, will offer three writing and editing workshops this spring at Quotations Coffee Café. The workshops will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. until noon;... — Updated 1/4/2012


Church Activities

UUTC Gary Greene will be the guest speaker for the Unitarian Universalists of Transylvania County (UUTC) at the regular 9:30 and 11 a.m. services on Sunday, Jan. 8. In his message, “The Simple Truth and Graceful Faith in... — Updated 1/4/2012


Mahan’s Book Offers A New Way To Seek Truth

Brevard resident Thomas Mahan has crafted a thoughtfully written work that will quench the thirst of those hearts shrouded in fear and despair in “Faith Burning With Hope.” Readers, both those who already believe and those... — Updated 1/4/2012


Ladies’ Community Bible Study To Begin Jan. 12

The winter Bible study, which is open to all the ladies in the community, will begin on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, which is located at 645 Ber... — Updated 1/4/2012


Women’s Day Of Reflection Offered

The sixth annual Christian Women’s Day of Reflection will be held Saturday, March 10 at Sacred Heart Church in Brevard. This program began seven years ago with a desire to bring Christian women from all denominations in... — Updated 1/4/2012


Shipman And Beaulieu United In Marriage

The parents of Alyson Nicole Shipman and Jason Michael Beaulieu are pleased to share the news of the marriage, which took place on Oct. 1 2011, at Atagahi Park in Connestee Falls. T... — Updated 1/4/2012


Siniards Observe 62nd Wedding Anniversary

Bil­l and Frances Siniard, of Brevard, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on Dec. 25, 2011. They were married in Pickens, S.C. and have four children, four grandchildren... — Updated 1/4/2012


Tax Penalty Looming

Transylvania County taxpayers have until 5 p.m., today to pay property taxes without a penalty. The penalty becomes 2 percent on Friday, and then goes up three-fourths of a percent each month thereafter. Unpaid taxes and those who... — Updated 1/4/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

Law Officers Busy During New Year's

A large number of calls kept law enforcement officers busy over the New Year’s weekend. “Our guys answered an extremely large amount of calls over the weekend,” said Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter, with the Transylvania County... — Updated 1/4/2012


Transylvania County’s Jobless Numbers Increase In November

Transylvania County’s jobless rate increased slightly from 8.7 percent in October to 8.8 percent in November, according to the latest figures from the state Employment Security Commission (ESC). The statewide rate in November... — Updated 1/4/2012


Boyer And Clark Exchange Vows

Tracy Nicole Boyer and Christopher Jerome Clark were united in marriage Saturday, June 25, 2011, at 6 p.m. The ceremony and reception were held at Lake Toxaway Country Club in Lake... — Updated 1/4/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

Lake Toxaway Fire Causes Significant Damage To Home

Bitter cold temperatures, strong winds and blowing snow made the job of firefighters responding to a fire near Lake Toxaway more difficult than normal Monday night, according to Bobby Cooper, deputy chief of the Lake Toxaway Fire... — Updated 1/4/2012

 By Mark Todd    News

Alcohol Petition Does The Rounds

A move is underway to have Transylvania County voters decide whether beer and wine should be sold countywide. Yolanda Galloway, with the Cedar Mountain Quick Stop, hopes to gather enough names on a petition to have the question... — Updated 1/4/2012


Law And Order

Felony Arrests On Dec. 30, George Craner Howkenbury, Jr., 36, of Candler, was arrested and charged with one felony count of possession of marijuana, one felony count of maintaining a vehicle to keep controlled substances and one... — Updated 1/4/2012


News of Organizations

AARP AARP Chapter 8 will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the fellowship hall of Hendersonville’s Seventh-day Adventist Church located at 2301 Asheville Highway, at 10 a.m. A social period is followed by a business meeting. The... — Updated 1/4/2012


Mills River Church To Host PuzzleFest

For the third year, members of Mills River Presbyterian Church are inviting community members to their annual PuzzleFest, starting Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. This year there will be 10 different 1,000-piece puzzles created... — Updated 1/4/2012


Florence “Flo” Onnink

Florence “Flo” Onnink, 84, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at the Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd in Brevard. Moody-Connolly Funeral Homes is in charge of... — Updated 1/4/2012


Carole Jean Jarvis

Carole Jean Jarvis, 74, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at the Brian Center in Hendersonville. A native of Buncombe County, she had resided in Brevard for the past 35 years. She was the daughter of the late Charles W.... — Updated 1/4/2012


Thomas “Tommy” Claude Warren

Thomas “Tommy” Claude Warren, 60, of Brevard, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. A native of Augusta, Ga., he was the son of the late Bobby Warren and Iva Lee Burnette Warren Simpson. Surviving are his loving brothers, David... — Updated 1/4/2012


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