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Doctor Says Traditional Medicine Unsuccessful

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Finch, Charles. “A Burial at Sea.” In 1873, retired detective and current Member of Parliament Charles Lenox sets sail on a clandestine mission for... — Updated 2/13/2012

 

‘Perseverance, Strength And Faith’ On Exhibit

When the Transylvania Heritage Museum reopens for the 2012 season, the entire first floor display space will showcase the different aspects of the county’s African-American... — Updated 2/13/2012

 

Our People, Our Past

In recent columns we’ve featured excerpts from the manuscript for the Transylvania Genealogy Group’s soon to be released book, “The Heritage of Transylvania County, North Carolina, Volume III.” Several excerpts have been... — Updated 2/13/2012

 

TRH Welcomes Interim CFO

Transylvania Regional Hospital welcomes Jeff Rush as interim chief financial officer/vice president of finance for the Brevard hospital and all of its affiliate organizations. Rush... — Updated 2/13/2012

 

VA Caregivers Continue Support

Recently, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs marked the one-year anniversary of the toll-free National VA Caregiver Support Line, 1-855-260-3274. The support line’s staff has helped more than 25,000 veterans, caregivers and... — Updated 2/13/2012

 

Daniel Furr Memorial Scholarship Funds Awarded

Joe and Sandra Furr with Molly Parkhill, president of Blue Ridge Community College, honor student recipients of the scholarships from the proceeds of the Daniel Furr Memorial Golf... — Updated 2/13/2012

 
 By Carly Allen    Features

Students Participate In Job Shadowing Event

Over the past two weeks, students from Schenck Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center joined thousands of employers and students around the country, taking part in the annual... — Updated 2/13/2012

 

International Host Dinner

Brevard College seniors Jarred Fisher of Johannesburg, South Africa and Alice Klochkova of Moscow, Russia joined Judy and Bill Watson at a recent International Host Family Dinner... — Updated 2/13/2012

 

Transylvanians In College

University of North Carolina Charlotte Lea Kilpatrick, the daughter of Will Kilpatrick and Jill Siniard, has been named to the Dean’s List at UNCC. She was also accepted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Kilpatric... — Updated 2/13/2012

 

Rosman Musicians Chosen For Western District Bands

Rosman Middle School and Rosman High School band students participated in the Western District Band auditions at Tuscola High School Jan. 21 and earned positions in the 2012... — Updated 2/13/2012

 

Annual School Benefit Banquet Set For May 8

The annual Transylvania County Association of Educators Friends Banquet to recognize Transylvania County Schools’ Friends of Education and retiring staff members and teachers will be held May 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the Rogow Room of... — Updated 2/13/2012

 

Band Members Picked For District Bands

BMS band students participated in the Western District Band auditions at Tuscola High School Jan. 21. Many earned positions in the 2012 Western District Bands. These students... — Updated 2/13/2012

 

News of Organizations

Republicans The Transylvania County Republican Club will meet on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 8:30 a.m. at the Hawg Wild Bar-B-Que in Pisgah Forest. Cost for breakfast is $89 at the door. Membership dues are $10 a year. This month’s... — Updated 2/13/2012

 

Births In Transylvania

Adalia Joy And Leonora Grace Tompkins Katherine and Daniel Tompkins, of Boone, N.C., are proud to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Adalia Joy and Leonora Grace Tompkins... — Updated 2/13/2012

 
 By Jane Warth    Features

Display Celebrates Thriving Black Community

A picture is worth a thousand words. This month the display area of the Transylvania County Library celebrates Black History Month with an exhibit of photographs of life in... — Updated 2/13/2012

 

Jean Elizabeth Stridde Parker

Jean Elizabeth Stridde Parker died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2012 at age 87. She was a resident of College Walk Retirement Community in Brevard at the time of her death. Born Aug. 25,... — Updated 2/13/2012

 

Law And Order

Felony Arrests On Feb. 8, Alyssa Marie Rice, 18, of Hendersonville, was arrested and charged with one felony count of conspiracy to sell or deliver a schedule IV controlled substance, one felony count of possession of stolen... — Updated 2/13/2012

 
 By Mark Todd    News

Economic Group Traveling To Pickens

While Pickens County, S.C., is immediately south of Transylvania County, its economic situation is worlds apart. New jobs and new industries are moving into the county at a rapid pace, and local economic development officials are... — Updated 2/13/2012

 
 By Eric Crews    News

Two Students Facing Charges After Assaults

School Superintendent Jeff McDaris said that two students are facing criminal charges after separate assaults last month. In one incident, a Brevard High student assaulted a Brevard Middle student, causing the middle school... — Updated 2/13/2012

 

Rogers Announces His Candidacy For The 11th District

Hayden Rogers, a Robbinsville native and longtime chief of staff to Congressman Heath Shuler, announced his candidacy for Congress for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District. “It has truly been an honor to work on behalf... — Updated 2/13/2012

 
 By Eric Crews    News

School Dropout Rate Falls To 18-Year Low

(The Transylvania Board of Education held its annual retreat on Feb. 6. The following is a third story from that retreat.) The Transylvania student dropout rate for the 2010/2011 school year fell to an 18-year low, according to Sco... — Updated 2/13/2012

 
 By Eric Crews    News

Shooting Incident Still Being Investigated

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning shooting near Etowah that left one man in critical condition Thursday morning. At approximately 2 a.m. on Feb. 9, officers from the Transylvania County... — Updated 2/13/2012

 
 By Eric Crews    News

Parents Want Route Change

(The Transylvania Board of Education held its annual retreat on Feb. 6. The following is a second story from that retreat.) Athletics Director Alan Justice told the school board that he is opposed to sending activity buses down... — Updated 2/13/2012

 
 By Eric Crews    News

Bertha Found After Intensive Search

When Anne Bayer lost her dog, Bertha, more than a week ago in the Pisgah National Forest, she wasn’t sure she would ever see her again. On the first day, Bayer asked strangers she... — Updated 2/13/2012

 
 By Mark Todd    News

GOP Hopefuls Attend Forum

Seven Republican men who want to be the next congressman for the 11th District spoke Saturday at Brevard Middle School. Brevard resident Jeff Hunt, Dan Eichenbaum of Murphy, Spence Campbell of Hendersonville, Kenny West of... — Updated 2/13/2012

 

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