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Articles from the March 8, 2011 edition

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Concert Supports Habitat For Humanity

The University of South Carolina Upstate Gospel Choir will stage a concert performance benefiting Henderson County Habitat for Humanity at the Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall on Saturday, March 26, from 5-7 p.m.... — Updated ERROR


Art Show Helps Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue

Elements Spa is hosting an art show featuring Atlanta artist B. Evan Davis to help raise money for animal rescue efforts in Transylvania County. The Spa, located at 29 W. French Broad St., in French Broad Place, is donating 20 perc... — Updated ERROR


Ladysmith Black Mambazo Returns To BC

On Sunday, March 13, Ladysmith Black Mambazo returns to the Porter Center for what promises to be an uplifting performance. This year, Ladysmith Black Mambazo " led by founder... — Updated ERROR


News Of Organizations

Beekeeping The Transylvania Beekeeping Club will hold its monthly meeting Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m. at the Community Service Building. This will be the first meeting of the year. We will be discussing what to do in the bee yard... — Updated ERROR


Births In Transylvania

James Mason Gillespie Larry and Crystal Gillespie, of Cedar Mountain, are proud to announce the birth of their son, James Mason Gilles-pie, born Feb. 28, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 6 pounds, 1... — Updated ERROR


Births In Transylvania

Isabella Alexis Atari Melody Atari and John al-Atari, of Columbus, N.C., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Isabella Alexis Atari, born Feb. 18, 2011, at Park Ridge... — Updated ERROR

 By Mark Todd    Front Page

Commissioners Planning Early Budget Meetings

The office of Register of Deeds Cindy Ownbey will operate with one less employee for at least a few weeks while the Transylvania County Commission reviews county finances. During their recent meeting, commissioners declined to... — Updated ERROR

 By Mark Todd    Front Page

Elected Officials: Census Numbers Not Too Surprising

The chairman of the Transylvania County Commission and the mayor of Brevard say they think countywide population numbers announced last week by the U.S. Census Bureau are about what they expected. Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins... — Updated ERROR


Board: School Consolidation Is Not Feasible

The Board of Education says consolidation of Rosman and Brevard high schools is "impossible" at this time. During its recent annual retreat, school board members discussed what it would mean financially and structurally to... — Updated ERROR


All Dressed Up

Raffles, blackjack, food and costumes were part of the Mardi Gras fun Saturday at the Transylvania County American Red Cross annual Mardi Gras and Casino benefit. (Pictured left to... — Updated ERROR


Judge Places More Restrictions On Rape Suspect

A judge Friday placed stricter bond conditions on first-degree rape suspect Joe Gentry, while also ordering him to have a new psychological evaluation to see if he is competent to p... — Updated ERROR


County Joins New School Plan

Transylvania County is joining with other area school systems to try and start a regional agriscience and biotechnology school. Transylvania County Schools, partnering with Asheville City Schools and the Buncombe and Madison... — Updated ERROR


Mabel P. Webb

Mabel Pace Webb, 98, of Canton, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Haywood Regional Medical Center in Clyde, N.C. following a brief illness. She was surrounded by her large and loving family. Born on Dec. 14, 1912,... — Updated ERROR


Joyce Abrams Thomas

Joyce Abrams Thomas, 77, of Brevard, died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at The Oaks of Brevard. She was a daughter of the late Leonard Wilson Abrams and Lita Dunbar Abrams. A brother, Leonard A. Abrams, also predeceased her. Surviving... — Updated ERROR


Ray M. Winchester

Ray M. Winchester, 89, of West Palm Beach, Fla. died on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. Born Sept. 16, 1921, he was the son of the late Leo and Katie (Gillespie) Winchester. He was raised... — Updated ERROR


Alberta Galloway

Alberta Galloway, 70, of Brevard, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. Her parents, Merritt and Elva Owen Galloway; her grandson, Ryan Franks; siblings, Edith Shook, Donnel... — Updated ERROR


Kathryn E. Eib

Kathryn E. Eib, 96, of Brevard, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, March 5, 2011. A native of Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Anna Baird Kiser. In addition to her parents, her husband, Dr. Paul... — Updated ERROR


Myrtle Frances Cash

Myrtle Frances Cash, 85, of Marion, N.C., died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at McDowell Hospital in Marion. She was born Nov. 1, 1925, in Transylvania County to the late Lewis E. Cash and Cora Alexander Cash. In addition to her... — Updated ERROR


Tornado Tennis Falls To UNCA Bulldogs On Thursday

Scott McCormick improved to 4-1 on the season at the number-one singles position in defeating Nicola Nonnenbroich. It was not enough, however, as the Tornados dropped their match ag... — Updated ERROR


County Grapplers Turn In Podium Finishes

All three wrestlers from Transylvania County who qualified for the state tournament the first weekend in March finished on the podium. Brevard senior Trey Hemphill finished second... — Updated ERROR


Lady Tornados Softball Sweeps Young Harris Wednesday

By sean Hostetter BC Sports Information The Brevard College softball team swept the Young Harris Mountain Lions at the Brevard College Softball Field on Wednesday. The Tornados used clutch hitting, including a Chelsi Mallory home... — Updated ERROR


Lady Tigers Hold On To Defeat Brevard 7-6

The Lady Tigers softball team erupted for five runs in the top of the fifth, then had to hold off a furious Lady Blue Devil rally in a 7-6 win Wednesday afternoon. Both teams were... — Updated ERROR


Whoa, Ball!

Alycia Ecker stops the ball near midfield in the Lady Blue Devils' home opener Thursday night. Brevard lost 4-0. (Times photo by Robbie Robertson)... — Updated ERROR


Blue Devils Win Round One Over Rosman 11-0

Brevard scored in every inning, aided by five Rosman errors, as the Blue Devils topped the Tigers 11-0 Thursday evening. Justin Cooper picked up the win for the Blue Devils,... — Updated ERROR


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