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Articles from the March 19, 2012 edition

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 By Eric Crews    News

‘Unusual’ Hail Hits Brevard

After a day that felt more like May than March, many Brevard residents were surprised to see the sidewalks, streets and grass covered in ice on Thursday afternoon. But the... — Updated 3/19/2012

 By Eric Crews    Features

Fishermen Have Abundance Of Options

With around 4,000 miles of trout streams, the western North Carolina mountains have long been considered a haven for fly-fishermen looking to test their angling skills in a... — Updated 3/19/2012

 By William Douglas    Arts

‘Steel Magnolias’ Opens Little Theatre Season

The curtain has gone up on Brevard Little Theatres 2012 season opener, with Robert Harling’s comedy/ drama “Steel Magnolias.” The play, first presented in March of 1987, and later turned into a movie starring Dolly Parton, Ju... — Updated 3/19/2012


Walter Fordyce

Walter Fordyce, 98, of Tampa, Fla., passed away on March 10, 2012. He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Peg; daughters, Jeanel, Anne (George), Nancy (Louis), and son Art (Vicki); many grandchildren and... — Updated 3/19/2012


The Archrivals Return To Jordan Street Café

On Saturday, March 31, Jordan Street Café will host an evening of music with Asheville based jazz/pop/rock band The Archrivals. Doors open for this free show at 9 p.m. As the... — Updated 3/19/2012


History Of Mormons, FBI Are Available

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Baker, Tiffany. “The Gilly Salt Sisters.” Jo and Claire Gilly, two sisters in Cape Cod, fight over the town’s wealthiest bachelor as they learn... — Updated 3/19/2012


BC To Host Band Festival

The Western North Carolina District Band Festival will be held at the Porter Center on the Brevard College campus from March 27-29. This annual festival is sponsored by the North... — Updated 3/19/2012


Fifth Graders Attend Annual Expo At Brevard College

On Friday, March 9, all fifth graders in the Transylvania County school system were invited to attend the 5th Grade Expo at Brevard College. The annual Expo was presented by the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club for about 400 students... — Updated 3/19/2012


Athena Demas Receives Grant For Forestry Project

Virginia Intermont (VI) sophomore Athena Demas was recently awarded a 2012 Appalachian College Association (ACA) Colonel Lee B. Ledford Award for Student Research. The grant will... — Updated 3/19/2012


Lemel Teaches Students About Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Mark Lemel visited the Brevard High School Honors Human Anatomy and Physiology class recently and shared his expertise with the students showing them hardware used in orthopedic surgeries.  Lemel gave a power point... — Updated 3/19/2012


BC Professor Receives Fulbright Scholar Grant

Brevard College assistant professor of religious studies Ben Zeller has received a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and research at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland.... — Updated 3/19/2012


County Students Take Top Honors In Science

Transylvania County students Erika Williams, Kris Petterson and Kaitlin McCreery won first place honors at the Western Region Student Academy of Science competition on Feb. 18 and will advance to the state competition on March 23.... — Updated 3/19/2012

 By Mark Todd    News

Army Strong Community Center Wants To Hear More From ‘You’

The Army Strong Community Center in Brevard is making a renewed effort to serve members of the military community. The center, located at the Miller/Duckett U.S. Army Reserve Center... — Updated 3/19/2012


Warm Weather Should Bring Out The Bees

A burst of activity among ground-nesting bees in the piedmont means we will be seeing them in Transylvania County soon, according to Dr. Michael Waldvogel with the NCSU Department of Entomology. Warm temperatures and rain have... — Updated 3/19/2012

 By Frank Pearsall    News

Veterans May Get Discount At Lowe’s With Proper ID

Many commercial businesses will give a discount to veterans upon proof of military service. Most prominent among these is Lowe’s. They require a photo ID card issued by the Department of Defense or the U.S. Department of... — Updated 3/19/2012


Our People, Our Past: Founders Recognized

When the 740-member Transylvania Genealogy Group began work on the forthcoming new county history, “The Heritage of Transylvania County, North Carolina Volume III,” the members... — Updated 3/19/2012


News of Organizations

WNC Quilters Western North Carolina Quilters Guild celebrates National Quilting Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, at the Blue Ridge Mall on Four Seasons Boulevard in Hendersonville. Established in 1991, National... — Updated 3/19/2012

 By Mark Todd    News

Signs Of Improving Economy Are Seen

With the first quarter of 2012 nearly complete, business leaders are seeing small but mildly encouraging signs of improvement in the slumbering local economy. Real estate sales and construction have suffered since a good run of... — Updated 3/19/2012


Births In Transylvania

Riley Jordan Wilson Joshua and Nicole Wilson, of Independence, Ky., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Riley Jordan Wilson, born Feb. 5, 2012, at Good Samaritan... — Updated 3/19/2012


Bracken Mountain Work Is ‘Tough’ But ‘Rewarding’

Rick Daniel calls volunteering to help create the proposed six miles of new trails at Bracken Mountain “tough but rewarding work.” Daniel, an assistant district attorney for the Judicial District 29B, lives near the city of... — Updated 3/19/2012

 By John Lanier    News

Vitale Timeline Raises More Questions

(Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a series on the findings of the town of Rosman’s failed attempt to purchase the foreclosed Peter Vitalie property.) One of the stated reasons the town of Rosman was unable to close... — Updated 3/19/2012


Terry Bane Ward

Terry Bane Ward, of Lake Toxaway, died Sunday, March 18, 2012, in Chesapeake, Va. after a brief illness while in hospice care at his sister’s house. He was born Dec. 31, 1947, in Gatewood, W.Va. to the late Thompson B. Ward Jr.... — Updated 3/19/2012


Ruth Elizabeth Luker Bowen

Ruth Elizabeth Luker Bowen, 99, of Rosman, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2012, at the Brian Center in Brevard. She was born on May 27, 1912 in Transylvania County to the late Marcus and Mandie Fowler Luker. She was married on... — Updated 3/19/2012


Mary A. Fortune Perera

Mary A. Fortune Perera, of St. Augustine, Fla., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Bailey’s Hospice Center in St. Augustine. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert S. Fortune and... — Updated 3/19/2012


Delores “Dolly” Layman

Dolores “Dolly” Layman, 66, of Brevard, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 15. 2012, after a long period of declining health. Born Feb. 27, 1946, in Lowell, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Anita Malo.... — Updated 3/19/2012


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