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Montford Park Players Presents Shakespeare (Abridged)

The Montford Park Players, North Carolina's Longest Running Shakespeare Festival, will present the riotous comedy, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" Thursday through Sunday, May 21-31, at 7:30 p.m. An irreverent, fast-paced romp...

 

Library To Present A Southern Appalachian History Of Moonshine

The monthly Bag Lunch Arts series at the Transylvania County Library continues on Tuesday, May 19, at noon. Dr. Dan Pierce will present the program "Under the Influence: A Southern Appalachian History of Moonshine" in the Rogow Room at the Library....

 

Steep Canyon Rangers To Play With Steve Martin

Having recently finished laying down tracks for their next album due in fall 2009, The Steep Canyon Rangers will be performing alongside legendary entertainer and banjo-picker Steve Martin at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, Monday, May 11, (a benefit for...

 

Degas String Quartet To Perform May 23

Considered one of America's finest performing ensembles, the Degas Quartet is celebrated by audiences and critics alike for their vibrant performances of both classical and contemporary repertoire....

 

Sheila Kay Adams To Perform In Hendersonville

Appalachian storyteller and musician Sheila Kay Adams will perform Tuesday, June 9, at 7 p.m. in the Kaplan Auditorium of the Henderson County Public Library. She will tell stories and perform traditional Appalachian ballads. Adams comes from a small...

 

Rash Gets Second Pen/Faulkner Honor

For the second year in a row, Ron Rash, Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Culture at Western Carolina University, has been named one of four finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award, the largest peer-juried prize for fiction in the United Sta...

 

The Guerrilla Divas Host A Homemade Opera

Dr. Cayenne Chardonnée and the Guerrilla Divas will present a unique and original operetta with the music of Gilbert and Sullivan. This operetta was created and will be performed by esteemed...

 

News Of Organizations

N.C. State Button Society The society will hold its annual show and meeting at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 6426 Burnt Poplar Road, Greensboro, on Friday and Saturday May 15 and 16. There will be displays of buttons, a program, and dealers with buttons...

 

Births In Transylvania

Colby Baxter Parks Chad and Crystal Gasperson Parks, of Carthage, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Colby Baxter Parks, born April 1, 2009, in Pinehurst. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. His big brother is Chase Parks, age 4. His paternal...

 

Births In Transylvania

Rebecca Ruth Stroup Bryan and Lorie Stroup, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Rebecca Ruth Stroup, born March 23, 2009, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. She weighed 7...

 

Births In Transylvania

Reagan Natalie Brown Isaac and Tara Brown, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Reagan Natalie Brown, born May 3, 2009, at Park Ridge Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 14...

 
 By Mark Todd    Front Page    May 12, 2009

Animal Rescue Efforts Extend Far And Wide

Using the Internet and working with animal rescue groups up and down the East Coast, the number of animals being euthanized at the county's animal shelter has been reduced. Local animal lovers, along with support of the county's Animal Services...

 
 By Mark Todd    Front Page    May 12, 2009

New Road Planned For Old Ecusta Site

A new access road that would cut across the former Ecusta mill property and cost as much as $7.5 million has won an endorsement from the county's Transportation Advisory Committee. The road is being proposed by Renova Partners, the developers of...

 

Governor Visits

Gov. Beverly Perdue (center) made a quick visit Monday to Transylvania Vocational Services in Pisgah Forest,where she announced roughly $4 million in funding for community projects in Transylvania...

 

Teen Drowns At Bass Lake

Around 7 p.m. on Sunday, a 17-year-old Henderson County student drowned in Bass Lake, located off U.S. 64 East. "Several teens were swimming and one of them experienced some difficulty while trying to reach the dock," according to a press release...

 

Debiase Sentenced To At Least 14 Years

After a nearly two-week trial, Robert Frank Debiase, 26, was found guilty of second-degree murder on Friday and sentenced to prison for a minimum of 14 years and two months and a maximum of 17 years and nine months. The jury began deliberating around...

 

Historic Buildings Receive A Facelift

The Cradle of Forestry in America Historic Site and Forest Discovery Center has received a $500,000 facelift just in time for the coming tourist season, according to Site Director Jeff Owenby....

 

Students Recognized For Fungus Find

Brevard High School students Brooke Burrows, 15; John Burrows, 17; and Matthew Travers, 16 were selected among millions of students worldwide to present their school project at the Intel...

 

Mary Ellen Drake Martin

Mary Ellen Drake Martin, 56, of 2970 Compton Bridge Road, Campobello, S.C. passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Martin was born in Victoria, Va., on Dec. 27, 1952, the daughter of the late Charles F. and Frances...

 

Selena Merlyn Wood

Selena Merlyn Wood, 56, of Etowah, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, May 4, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Newton and Lucy Nell Teague; two sisters, Mary Nell Teague and Ann Burns; two brothers, Harold Teague and Billy...

 

Ella Mae Franks

Ella Mae Franks, 72, of Sapphire, died Sunday, May 10, 2009 at her residence. A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Barney Rice and Rosa Kelly Rice. Her brothers, Ray Rice,...

 

Barbara Ann Burns

Barbara Ann Burns, 68, of Hendersonville, went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Mission Hospital. She was a native of Jackson County and a daughter of the late Charlie and Lucy Stewart Calhoun. She was retired from McFarland's Bakery and...

 

Tommy Coy Sitton

Tommy Coy Sitton, 63, of Etowah, died Friday, May 1, 2009 at the Elizabeth House following a lengthy illness. A native of Transylvania County, he was a resident of Etowah for over 27 years. His parents, Coy and Josephine Sitton; paternal...

 

Roy L. Edwards

Roy L. Edwards, Jr., 85, died Wednesday, May 6, 2009, peacefully at his home in Connestee Falls near Brevard. He was the beloved husband of Beth Edwards. He was the son of the late Roy L. Edwards and Sara Bickley Edwards of Birmingham, Ala. Roy was...

 

Robert William Jackson, Sr.

Robert William Jackson, Sr., 86, of Gastonia, N.C. died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at his residence. Born in Brevard, he was the son of the late Jesse James Jackson and Callie Lou Holden Jackson. A funeral service was held at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 10,...

 

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