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Articles from the March 15, 2011 edition

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Public Invited To Opening Reception For Art Teachers Create

The public is invited to the opening reception for Art Teachers Create, Friday, March 18 from 5:30-7 p.m. at First Citizens Bank, 539 North Main St., in Hendersonville. The opening reception and the exhibition, which continues through Friday, April...

 

EastWind Ensemble To Perform March 20

A resident faculty wind quintet based at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the EastWind Ensemble has achieved an international reputation for presenting a Baroque to modern repertoire. E...

 

Italian Film Scheduled March 18 In Foreign Film Festival

For all the lovers of Italy and things Italian, the award-winning Italian film "Bread and Tulips" (Pane e tulipani) will be shown Friday, March 18, in the Foreign Film Festival sponsored by Hendersonville Sister Cities, Inc. It starts at 7:30 p.m....

 

BC Jazz Ensemble And Combo To Perform

Brevard College's Division of Fine Arts will present the Brevard Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday March 22 in Brevard College's Porter Center for Performing Arts. Admission is free and open to the public. The...

 

Montford Park Players Meet Donation Goal For Amphitheatre Renovation

The Montford Park Players have officially exceeded their goal in pledged donations to renovate Asheville's beloved Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, ensuring a fine run of free Shakespearean shows in the park this summer. The players are now seeking...

 

Award-Winning Author Bret Anthony Johnson To Visit UNC-A

Bret Anthony Johnson, author of the award-winning collection, ""Corpus Christi: Stories,"" will visit UNC Asheville at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in UNC Asheville's Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. The...

 

Schubert To Be Featured In Brevard Philharmonic Concert

The Brevard Philharmonic program will include a symphony and a mass by the Viennese composer Franz Schubert at its concert on Sunday, March 27 at 3 p.m. in the Porter Center. Artistic Director Donald...

 

BC's Banff Mountain Film Festival: March 18-19

Tickets, which are $10 for each showing, may still be purchased at Looking Glass Outfitters in Pisgah Forest and at Mast General Stores in Hendersonville and Asheville. The two-day event, presented...

 

Outdoor Adventure Exhibit Opens At TC Arts

The Transylvania Community Arts Council just opened its newest exhibit entitled Outdoor Adventure, which will run through March 28. Tammy Hopkins, executive director of the arts council, said, "This...

 

Falletta Appointed BMC Guest Conductor

Brevard Music Center (BMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of JoAnn Falletta as principal guest conductor through the 2013 season. Falletta, music director of the Buffalo and Virginia Symphony...

 

Births In Transylvania

Avery Michael Stansbury Chesnea Lance and Patrick Stansbury, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Avery Michael Stansbury, born March 11, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard, He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces. His...

 

News Of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest The next meeting of the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club will be held Wednesday, March 16, at 8 a.m. at the Glen Cannon Country Club. The Rotary International theme for March is literacy. Through their organizational emphasis...

 

Suddeth/Ashe Engagement Announced

Tim and Rebecca Suddeth, of Rosman, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Teresa Suddeth, to Israel Ashe, son of Cecil and Leesa Ashe, of Rosman. The couple plans to marry April...

 
 By Mark Todd    Front Page    March 15, 2011

Smart Start Director Worries What State May Do

Joe Castro, director of Smart Start in Transylvania County, is alarmed that state lawmakers are considering eliminating his agency, which oversees programs that promote early childhood education. Several appropriations sub-committees in the N.C....

 

Study Sizes Up Water Plant

If the city of Brevard's population growth rate is 2 percent per year, its water plant will not be able to handle the demand by 2024. This scenario and others, plus recommendations on how to handle future demand, were part of a study of the city's...

 
 By Mark Todd    Front Page    March 15, 2011

Watershed's Future Up For Debate

Passage of legislation by the state House of Representatives that would block reclassification of 16 miles of streams in the Boylston Creek watershed in Transylvania and Henderson counties has local...

 

School Student Dropout Numbers Fall

Transylvania County Schools reported a decrease in its student dropout numbers for the second year in a row. In the 2009-10 school year, 44 students, 3.62 percent, dropped out of school. In 2008-09, 52 dropouts (4.19 percent) were reported. So far...

 

Charles "Charlie" Tinsley

Charles "Charlie" Tinsley, 91, of Brevard, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at his home. He was a native of Transylvania County and a son of the late Clarence and Adele Flynn Tinsley. His wife, Penny Tinsley, three sisters and one brother, preceded...

 

John Lewis Landreth

John Lewis Landreth, 80, of Pisgah Forest passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2011, at his residence. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late D.C. and Addie Lee McCrary Landreth Sr. He was also preceded in death by his sisters,...

 

Arnette Kay Shoffeitt

Arnette Kay Shoffeitt, 73, of Sapphire and Marco Island, Fla., died on Sunday, March 6, 2011, at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement after a long battle with cancer. Born on Nov. 5, 1938, she was the...

 

Dorothy Hill Gillespie

Dorothy Hill Gillespie, 66, of Etowah, died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. She was a daughter of the late Gladden and Beatrice Hill. A son, James Steven Gillespie; three sisters, Gurthie Ferguson, Cleo Teague, Annie Fa...

 

Ralph J. Duckworth Jr.

Ralph J. Duckworth Jr., 75, of Lake Junaluska, N.C.. died at his residence on Thursday, March 3, 2011, after a long battle with cancer. He was a native of Transylvania County and worked for seven years at Olin Mathieson in Pisgah Forest. He was a...

 

William Clarence Dohl

William Clarence Dohl, of Brevard, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Mission Hospital St. Joseph campus in Asheville. He was born March 21,1933, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. to the late Alvin Donald Dohl and Norma Bowden Dohl. In addition to his parents, he...

 

Rosman Rally Against Hiwassee Dam Falls Short

Visiting Hiwassee Dam staked themselves to an 8-0 lead, then held off a Rosman rally to win 9-6 Friday afternoon in Smoky Mountain Conference baseball action. The Eagles picked up three runs in the...

 

Tiger Baseball Looking To Rebuild In 2011

The Tigers return six starters — but just four seniors — from a squad that went 13-12 last season, giving head coach Derrick Huggins reason to hope for improvement in 2011. Rosman...

 

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