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Articles from the February 20, 2012 edition

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Hunt Officially Files To Run For Congress

District Attorney Jeff Hunt, a candidate for the 11th District Republican nomination, made his run for Congress official Tuesday by filing paperwork with the North Carolina Board of Elections. In a statement at the announcement,... — Updated 2/21/2012


William Baxter “Dock” Jones

William Baxter “Dock” Jones, 90, of Brevard, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late John Edward Jones and Beulah Gossitt Jones. He was also preceded in death by his... — Updated 2/21/2012

 By Frank Pearsall    News

Veterans Can Earn Extra Money On Their Social Security Retirement Checks

Under certain circumstances, U.S. military veterans who served between 1940 and 2001 can be credited for special extra earnings on their Social Security checks. These extra earnings may increase the amount of a Social Security... — Updated 2/20/2012

 By Eric Crews    Features

Bouldering In Looking Glass’s Shadow

Hidden in the shadow of Looking Glass Rock, amongst the granite boulders and towering old-growth trees, is a veritable playground for a certain type of rock climbers who seek out... — Updated 2/20/2012

 By Robbie Robertson    News

Trees Cut In Glen Cannon After Beetle Outbreak

Two different sets of beetles have wreaked havoc with pine trees at Glen Cannon Country Club, forcing management there to cut down dozens of trees all across the golf course. Home... — Updated 2/20/2012

 By Mark Todd    News

Brevard College President Meets The Community

If a sense of humor and deep ties to North Carolina give the new president of Brevard College a head start in his early days as chief of the institution, David Joyce is probably wel... — Updated 2/20/2012


Praying For Peace, Harmony

Tibetan Buddhist monks today recite a prayer at the inauguration of a three-day-long event held at Brevard College. The monks will be creating a sacred sand mandala at the Porter... — Updated 2/20/2012


Copelof Provides Unique View Of Life In Germany

Brevard resident Maureen Mahan Copelof has just published a book, “Discovering Germany: The Treasures of Beer, Castles, Food and Friends,” which provides an intimate view of the wonders and beauty of Germany. Copelof and her... — Updated 2/20/2012


Brevard Little Theatre Offers Local Youth Acting Classes

Brevard Little Theater is once again offering a six-week series of theater classes aimed at preparing youth to become confident and competent at auditioning for a role on the stage. The six weeks of classes will be held on Saturday... — Updated 2/20/2012


Whitworth Concert To Benefit Animal Shelter

On Sunday, March 11, singer/songwriter Shannon Whitworth will perform at the Porter Center on Brevard College’s campus in a benefit concert to support fundraising efforts for the... — Updated 2/20/2012


Khan’s Sons Fight For Power

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Beaton, M. C. “Death of a Kingfisher.” Police Constable Hamish Macbeth investigates incidents of vandalism and violence in a quaint Scottish village... — Updated 2/20/2012


Local Students Win At Regional Science Fair

Transylania county students participated in the 2012 Western Region Science Fair at Western Carolina University earlier this month. Science Fairs provide an opportunity for... — Updated 2/20/2012


Students Learn About Finances

Dime-o-saurus paid a visit to the Rosman Elementary School first graders on Monday, Jan. 23, to teach them about wants vs. needs.... — Updated 2/20/2012

 By Eric Crews    Education

Parent Seminars Will Help Children Prepare For End-Of-Grade Test

Parents of elementary school children in grades three through five are encouraged to attend one of a series of upcoming educational seminars in order to assist their children with the annual End of Grade (EOG) testing. “We’re... — Updated 2/20/2012


Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires

The forest service, along with Smokey Bear, paid a special visit on Friday, Jan. 13 to Rosman Elementary School in order to teach Kindergarteners, first graders and second... — Updated 2/20/2012

 By Mark Todd    News

Business Opens In Vacant Location

A manufacturing business, Mountain International, has purchased and moved into the old EZ Flow building on Old Hendersonville Highway, adjacent to the Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS) building. The company, owned Jerry Gaddy... — Updated 2/20/2012


Manager Traces History Of County, City

(The Brevard City Council recently held its annual retreat. The following is the first of a series of stories about some of the issues discussed during the retreat.) In a presentation to the council, City Manager Joe Moore... — Updated 2/20/2012

 By Mark Todd    News

County Funds Log Jam Removal

County commissioners have agreed to spend $12,000 in local funds to help with the removal of the giant log jam in the French Broad River that endangers the safety of boaters on the river and could cause additional flooding when it... — Updated 2/20/2012

 By Eric Crews    Education

Charter School Wrestles Over Busing Plan

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy board discussed busing during its regular meeting last week. Last month, School Director Tony Helton proposed a plan to set up bus routes to spur growth at the charter school. At... — Updated 2/20/2012


News of Organizations

Democratic Party The Executive Commit-tee of the Transylvania County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room of the County Com-munity Services Building located at the... — Updated 2/20/2012


Births In Transylvania

Robert Lee Hughes III “Trey” Lee Hughes and Ashton Barton, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Robert Lee Hughes III “Trey,” born Jan. 20, 2012, at... — Updated 2/20/2012


Frances Fraser Taylor

Frances Fraser Taylor passed away in her sleep on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Eastside Medical in Snellville, Ga. where she was being treated for pneumonia. She was preceded in deat... — Updated 2/20/2012


Carrol “Pete” Fisher Owen

Carrol “Pete” Fisher Owen, of Pisgah Forest, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, after a brave battle with cancer. He was 58. He was born on June 6, 1953 to the late Clinton... — Updated 2/20/2012


Jerry Lynn Netherton

Jerry Lynn Netherton, 75, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Arthur and Gussie Brown Netherton.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.... — Updated 2/20/2012


Carl Lewis McConnell

Carl Lewis McConnell, known to friends as “Mac,” died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in Brevard. He lived a rich and full life filled with excitement, travel and adventure, until he... — Updated 2/20/2012


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