Articles from the March 12, 2012 edition

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Births In Transylvania

Liam Bryce Collier Jon and Randee Collier, of Savannah, Ga., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Liam Bryce Collier, bon Jan. 26, 2012, at Candler St. Joseph’s... — Updated 3/13/2012


Rosman Off To A Rolling Start In 2012

The Rosman varsity baseball team is off to a hot start in the 2012 season, winning their first three games. The Tigers’ only loss so far was to conference favorite Hayesville on... — Updated 3/12/2012


Making Contact

Rosman’s Tessa Dodson makes contact on a pitch during Thursday’s 10-0 loss to Smoky Mountain Conference foe Murphy. Dodson eventually picked up a hit in this, her final at-bat. It was Rosman’s first base hit against the... — Updated 3/12/2012


Synthetic Turf Meeting Slated For Saturday, March 17

On Saturday March 17, the Transylvania Sports and Recreation Foundation (TSRF) will hold their first membership meeting at Brevard High School at 11 a.m. The TSRF is a private fundraising foundation whose mission is to provide... — Updated 3/12/2012


BC Wins Mars Hill Series

Led by the bats of Chad Funkhouser and Kameron Armacost, and the starting pitching of Brennan Daniels and Casey Smith, the Tornados swept host Mars Hill on Saturday afternoon, 7-5 and 4-1. Brevard improves to 13-10, 7-5 in South... — Updated 3/12/2012


Brevard Falls To Falcons 3-6 In Thursday Tennis Action

The Blue Devil tennis team’s streak of conference championships is in jeopardy after a 3-6 loss to rival West Henderson on Thursday. Brevard has won 16 straight conference titles,... — Updated 3/12/2012


Lady Blue Devils Win Season Soccer Openers

The Lady Blue Devil soccer team opened the 2012 season with a 3-1 conference win over Smoky Mountain at home Wednesday night. Catherine Lemel scored the first goal for Brevard... — Updated 3/12/2012


PARI Chosen To Advance Girls Involvement In Science

The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) has been selected to implement the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) in North Carolina. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the program will provide five years of... — Updated 3/12/2012


Volunteers Needed For Panthertown Trails

Springtime in the mountains calls for more outdoor recreational activities. Volunteer forest stewards are needed to help maintain and clear hiking trails in Panthertown Valley, a back-country recreation area in the Nantahala... — Updated 3/12/2012


Flag From Soldier In Afghanistan Says Thanks To Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County is getting ready to display one more flag at its building on Gallimore Road, but this is a special flag. It flew inside a jet fighter... — Updated 3/12/2012


Silvermont’s Second Floor To Reopen On Friday, March 16

The Second Floor House Museum at the Silvermont mansion on Main Street reopens to the public Friday, March 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but the second floor is not handicapped accessible. Docents, both new and returning,... — Updated 3/12/2012


White Squirrel Wash Offers New Products

The locally owned White Squirrel Wash has lowered its prices and changed to new and improved soap products. “We thought we were cleaning cars well before, but now it’s amazing,” said co-owner Craig Melby of Brevard. The new... — Updated 3/12/2012


Brevard College To Host Working From Home Conference March 14

Entrepreneurs working from home are invited to a half-day Work From Home Conference on Wednesday, March 14, starting at 8:15 a.m. The location is the Paul Porter Center for the Performing Arts at Brevard College. The public is... — Updated 3/12/2012


Allen, Jacques Lead Exit Mountain Sales

Exit Mountain Realty agents in Brevard had their best year ever in 2011. Clint and Jason Jacques, the owners of the office, took their team to breakfast in Asheville to present... — Updated 3/12/2012


Realtors Board of Directors

The Brevard Board of Realtors has elected its board of directors for 2012. They are, left to right, front row: Patsy Sexton, executive officer; Linda Hysong, president; Susan... — Updated 3/12/2012


‘Revelations’ Was A Scathing Attack On Decadent Rome

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Funder, Anna. “All That I Am.” In 1930s Europe a group of young German exiles dedicate themselves to bringing down Hitler and warning the British... — Updated 3/12/2012


Goldsmith And Band To Play

Lynn Goldsmith and the Jeter Mountain Band will be playing at the Feed and Seed in Fletcher on March 17 from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The band will be playing more original bluegrass... — Updated 3/12/2012


Bag Lunch Series Hosts ‘Transylvania Memories’

The Transylvania County Library’s Bag Lunch Arts Series continues on Tuesday, March 20 at noon in the library’s Rogow Room with a presentation entitled “Transylvania Memories.” Peggy Hansen will speak about her book... — Updated 3/12/2012


Brevard Philharmonic Presents Saxophone Fest

The fourth concert in The Brevard Philharmonic’s 35th season will showcase the talents of celebrated saxophonist Clifford Leaman. On Sunday, March 25, at 3 p.m. at Brevard College... — Updated 3/12/2012

 By Mark Todd    News

Campaign Finance Reports Show Council Election Spending

The five candidates who ran for seats on the Brevard City Council last year have filed campaign finance reports with the Transylvania County Board of Elections. Contributors had to give a candidate more than $50 to be listed in... — Updated 3/12/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

Graduation Could Be Memorial Weekend

The tentative date for graduation this year for Brevard and Rosman high schools has been scheduled — the Memorial Day weekend. Brevard would graduate at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 25, and Rosman would graduate at 4 p.m. on Saturday,... — Updated 3/12/2012


Bracken/Gilliam Engagement Announced

Tiffany Danielle Bracken, of Brevard, and Derek Wayne Gilliam, of Pisgah Forest, are proud to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bobby Daniel Bracken, of... — Updated 3/12/2012


Jackie Whitmire Files For Commissioner Seat

Jackie Whitmire is one of three Democrats running for three seats on the Transylvania Board of Commissioners. Whitmire and her husband, Jimmy, own Whitmire Century Farm in the Cherryfield community, according to a press release.... — Updated 3/12/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

Jury Finds Teen Guilty

Mason Simpson was given a 25-to-39 month suspended sentence Friday after a Transylvania County jury found the 18 year old guilty of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. In the trial that began Wednesday,... — Updated 3/12/2012

 By John Lanier    News

Immigration The Key To Farming’s Future

“Without some kind of reform from Congress, the president, local government, farming is doomed; agriculture is doomed.” That was part of the message Anthony Owens, owner of Windy Ridge Farms in Henderson County, delivered to... — Updated 3/12/2012


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