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Articles from the October 24, 2008 edition

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Battle Of The Bands Planned

FlattMark Productions will hold the first annual Harvest Time Jam Battle of the Bands at the Blue Ridge Corn Maze on Nov. 1. Bands will be on stage to perform and compete from 1-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased the day of the show or at...

 

Land of The Waterfalls Adds Two Artists

The Land of Waterfalls Art Gallery in Cedar Mountain has announced the addition of two local artists, Bonne Jean Bertlshofer and Roger Lamberton. These artists bring the element of three-dimensional art to the gallery. Bertlshofer specializes in...

 

Gallery On Main Celebrating 17th Year With Fundraiser

The Gallery on Main opened its doors in September of 1992 where the current Brown Bean Coffee Roasters is located today. "The downtown was very different in 1992 with many vacant buildings, only one restaurant open, and a few people with dreams that...

 

Library Holds Third Annual Spooky Storytelling Event

The Transylvania County Library will hold its popular Slightly Spooky and Frightfully Funny family storytelling event on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater of the library. The...

 

Old Time Music Competition Planned

The annual Old Time Music Competition will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 in downtown Brevard. The competition offers some of the best in mountain music. Now in its 13th year, this competition attracts...

 

News Of Organizations

Dunn's Rock Community Center The Dunn's Rock Community Center Fall Feast and Film has changed from Oct. 25 to Nov. 22, 2008. Please mark your calendars of this change. Our film this year will be "Tap Roots." Much of this movie was filmed in our...

 

Girl Scouts To Recycle

Junior Girl Scout Troop #102 of Brevard will continue their Recycling Service Project this year at Transylvania County's Halloween Fest. Gaia Herbs has donated fifty-gallon barrels to the Girl Scouts...

 

Fetzer Marries Edwards

Carolyn Kizer Fetzer, of Brevard and Edwin Eugene Edwards, of Pisgah Forest and Santa Maria, Calif. were wed at a service of worship, Oct. 11, 2008 at the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church,...

 

Shuler Weds Morris

Candace Yvette Shuler and Thomas Graham Morris, of Brevard were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Moonshine Farms, in Brevard. The Reverend Randy Shuler, of Brevard officiated...

 

Regional Approach Sought For Steep Slopes

The Land-of-Sky Regional Council, based in Asheville, is promoting a regional approach to protecting steep slopes in the area from ill-advised development. The Transylvania County Planning Board, which has had several discussions about steep slope...

 

One-Stop On A Roll

One-stop voting continues to attract about 700 voters a day to the old Transylvania County Library, keeping election workers on their toes, said Judy Matthews, director of the local Board of Elections. As of about 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Matthews said...

 

Sheriff Partners With TVS

The Transylvania County Sheriff's Office has created at least five new jobs for Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS) and, it says, is saving the county money. On Friday morning, TVS began producing hygiene kits for the Transylvania County jail....

 

Renova: Difficult To Attract Industry

The easier avenue for Renova Partners would have been to redevelop the former Ecusta site for just commercial and industrial uses — if the demand was there. But the developers have been unable to attract those types of businesses, according to...

 

Pumpkin Men

On the way to Connestee Falls just outside of Brevard stand these pumpkin men, a traditional Autumn adornment for many years on the property owned by Realtor Jean Judge. This year they've been...

 

Teacher Upset By System Treated Her

Irene Stone, a 17-year veteran teacher, said she never knew there was a problem at Brevard High School until June 19, 2007 when she was handed an action plan. "One day, Doug Odom (Brevard High principal), said ‘Irene, we know how much you like it...

 

Parents, Students Voice Displeasure To Board

A large group of students and parents voiced their concerns on Monday over mistreatment and hostility they see in Transylvania County Schools It was standing room only as more than 50 people filled the conference room during the regular Board of...

 

Zaxby's To Take Over KFC

Goodbye Kentucky Fried Chicken, hello to Zaxby's. Some time in early November, the KFC on the Asheville Highway in Brevard will be remodeled and turned into a Zaxby's, described as a fast casual restaurant, which specializes in fresh chicken meals,...

 

Local Jobless Rate Holds Steady

Despite the gloomy economic news, Transylvania County saw its reported jobless numbers decrease in September, according to the N.C. Employment Security Commission. In September, 5 percent of the labor force received unemployment benefits, down from...

 

Kenyan Brings His Message To Brevard

Patrick Lumumba is a long way from his home in Kenya. But he's hoping that his visit to America, which included a recent stop in Brevard, will help him advance his work in one of the world's poorest...

 

Parole Granted In Murder Case

John Perry Fisher was paroled on Friday after spending 23 years in prison for the murder of Claude Alan Hill of Brevard. Meanwhile, another Transylvania County resident, Clyde Eugene "Doc" Mason, sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for murdering his...

 

Halloween Fun

West Burge and dad, Curtis, enjoyed the downtown Brevard Halloweenfest on Saturday. .(Times photo by Michael Rogers)...

 

Wife Of Soilder Morns

A Transylvania County bride has gone from memories of her wedding day in June to the death of her soldier husband on Friday. Cody J. "C.J." Eggleston, 21, of Eugene, Ore., died at Bethesda Hospital in Maryland on Friday from wounds he suffered while...

 

Palin Wows WNC Supporters

Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin packed the Asheville Civic Center Sunday, delighting an enthusiastic audience with calls for reducing government spending and taxation, and adoption of a...

 

Walter "Pat" Patzig

Walter "Pat" Patzig, 89, of Brevard passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008. Arrangements will be announced. Asheville Area Alternative Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family. They may be reached at (828) 258-8274....

 

Joshua Charles Blythe

Joshua Charles Blythe, 30 of Atlanta, Ga. and formerly of Pisgah Forest, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008 at his residence. He was a native of Transylvania County and the son of Randall and Deborah Burgess Blythe of Pisgah Forest. He...

 

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