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Articles from the January 12, 2012 edition

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Spalding McIntosh III

Spalding McIntosh III, 51, of Brevard, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. He was born May 23, 1960, in Transylvania County to the late Spalding McIntosh Jr. and Dorothy Osborne. Survivors include his one son, Spalding McIntosh IV, of... — Updated 1/11/2012


Church Group Hosts Seventh Christmas Tea

On Saturday, Dec. 10, a Christmas Tea was held at Cornerstone Presbyter-ian Church. This was the congregation’s seventh year hosting the Christmas Tea for the women in the... — Updated 1/11/2012


Library To Host Virtual Historic Tour

The Transylvania County Library’s Bag Lunch Arts Series continues on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at noon in the Rogow Room of the library for “A Virtual Historic Tour of Downtown Brevard” presented by local history librarian Marcy... — Updated 1/11/2012


UNC-A To Celebrate King Through Arts

UNC Asheville will host “Come Together and Create,” a two-day showcase and celebration of local performing artists, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20 and 21. These performances, part of the university’s Martin Luther King Jr.... — Updated 1/11/2012


Westminster Concert Choir To Sing

The Concert Choir of Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa., will present a concert at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyter-ian Church on Friday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The performance is part of the choir’s annual tour, which will... — Updated 1/11/2012


DePue Brothers Band To Play

The DePue Brothers Band will perform at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. The band consists of three brothers who play the violin, plus four... — Updated 1/11/2012


Circle Of Joy Workshop Offered For Women

Reserve your space today in the pilot workshop, Circle of Joy, offered by an experienced facilitator overflowing with peace and joy. Joy Resor healed into her given name a year... — Updated 1/11/2012

 By Bill Harrah    Features

Sharing House Diary Remarkable People

The folks you meet in nonprofits are really something. They come from all walks of life, but they all have one thing in common: they care. At Sharing House we have around 150... — Updated 1/11/2012


County Schools To Offer Free Literacy Workshops For Parents

Numerous studies have shown that successful readers enjoy school and have a more promising future than those who struggle with reading. In order to improve reading for all children, Transylvania County Schools will offer four... — Updated 1/11/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

College President ‘Comes Home’

For Brevard College President Rev. David Joyce and his wife, Lynne, moving here to become president of Brevard College was “like coming home.” Joyce said Tuesday that he is... — Updated 1/11/2012


Church Activities

Carson Creek Baptist Carson Creek Baptist Church will host a special guest song service with Mike Upright at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15. The public is invited to attend. For more... — Updated 1/11/2012


Morrison/Blackburn Engagement Announced

Tessa Elizabeth Morrison, of Aiken, S.C. and Jonathan Paul Blackburn, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Daniel and Sherry Morrison, of... — Updated 1/11/2012


Higginses Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Billy Ray Sr. and Martha Jean Higgins celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their five children (and their spouses) on Dec. 21, 2011. They were married in South Carolina... — Updated 1/11/2012


News of Organizations

Democratic Party The Executive Com-mittee of the Transylvania County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room of the County Community Services Buil-ding located at the... — Updated 1/11/2012


Law And Order

Felony Arrests On Jan. 6, Megan Elizabeth Bigham, 20, of Brevard, was arrested and charged with one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, a schedule II drug. Bigham was also... — Updated 1/11/2012

 By Mark Todd    News

Mason Sexton Resigns After Comments By Commissioners

Mason Sexton resigned as Transylvania County Planning Board chairman during Monday’s regular county commission meeting. His action came after Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins said he thought five years in a row as board chairman... — Updated 1/11/2012


Patricia O. Saltz

Patricia O. Saltz, 59, of Brevard, died on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. All services will be private.... — Updated 1/11/2012


Lightning Hits Fox 21 TV Transmitter Tower

A building at the site of Fox 21’s transmitter tower on Rich Mountain Road in Transylvania County was struck by lightning just before 10 a.m. Wednesday. According to Fire Marshall Gerald Grose, no one was injured, but there was... — Updated 1/11/2012

 By John Lanier    News

Aldermen Agree To Help Animal Shelter

By a 4-0 vote Tuesday night, the Rosman Board of Aldermen passed a resolution that would provide water and sewer services to the county’s proposed animal shelter. Resolution 1-2012 states that the board agrees to provide water an... — Updated 1/11/2012


Sarah Landers Short

Sarah Landers Short, 65, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cornelius Landers and Christine Justus Landers; her brother, Henry Landers and sister, Leota Justus. Survivors include four... — Updated 1/11/2012


Steven Lee Jones

Steven Lee Jones, 36, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2012, after a tragic automobile accident in South Carolina in which he was a passenger. He is survived by loving parents, Janet and Christopher Jones, of Brevard; devoted sister and brothe... — Updated 1/11/2012


Magazine Praises Transylvania

The experts have spoken. BIKE Magazine, the premier mountain biking publication in the country, calls Transylvania County “America’s best kept secret,” and “home to some of the best riding in the country,” in its January... — Updated 1/11/2012


Ruthanne O’Keefe Burns

Ruthanne O’Keefe Burns, 85, died Dec. 20, 2011. She is survived by her seven children, Maureen, John, Ruthanne, Anne, Pat, Tim, and Dan O’Keefe. She was a graduate of Marquette... — Updated 1/11/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

Shooting Incident Suspect Pleads Guilty Monday

Judge Mark Powell presided over trials and a number of hearings and pleas during Monday’s and Tuesday’s Superior Court sessions. • Ari Damaris Williams pleaded guilty to felony child abuse in Superior Court on Monday... — Updated 1/11/2012


Donald Graham

Donald Edward Graham, 94, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. He was born Oct. 1, 1917, in Providence, R.I. to the late John and Ethel Gleason Graham. Also preceding him in death was his wife of 71 years, Grace... — Updated 1/11/2012


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