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Articles from the February 29, 2008 edition

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Henderson County Art League To Host The Work Of Karnatz

The Art League of Henderson County will exhibit the works of guest artist Susanne Karnatz, a master pastellist from Brevard, at the Opportunity House in Hendersonville. A reception will be held in her honor on Sunday, March 2, from 2-4 p.m. The...

 

Ireland's All Star Quintet Lunasa Plays March 6

Lúnasa, the most sought after band on the international Irish music scene, performs 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place in downtown Asheville. Called an "Irish music...

 

Garth Fagan Dance To Perform At Pack Place

Internationally touring Garth Fagan Dance Company performs March 4-5 at 8 p.m., at the Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place. Known widely for his Tony-winning choreography for Walt Disney's "The Lion K...

 

Montford Park Players Announce Summer Schedule

The Montford Park Players, North Carolina's longest running Shakespeare festival, brings a summer of power, intrigue and passion to the stage as it opens its 36th season with "Antony & Cleopatra," June 6 - 29. This well-known tale of political...

 

Art Museum To Screen 'Bill Viola' This Weekend

The Asheville Art Museum will screen the 1986 documentary "Bill Viola: I Do Not Know What It Is I AM Like" on Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2, starting at 2 p.m. both days. In this 89-minute video, internationally acclaimed and award-winning v...

 

Novelist,Steinbeck Scholar To Read At Brevard College

Dr. Brian Railsback, noted fiction writer and Steinbeck scholar, will be on the campus of Brevard College to read from some of his fiction, including a portion of his novel "The Darkest Clearing." Railsback is Dean of the Honors College at Western...

 

Brevard Little Theatre Plays 'The Murder Game'

Brevard Little Theatre's fourth production of the 2007/2008 season, Constance Cox's suspense filled drama, "The Murder Game," opens for two consecutive weekends on Friday, March 21, in the Cherokee...

 

News Of Organizations

Dunn's Rock Club On Thursday evening, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m., the Dunn's Rock Masonic Lodge, will be hold a stated meeting. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. All Master Masons are invited to attend. Life Recovery Program A new Life Recovery Program (Open...

 

Engagement Announced

Bill and Sharon Barton, of Brevard, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emilie LeAnne Barton to Samuel Travis O'Dell, son of Joe and Sandy O'Dell, of Brevard. The wedding is planned for May...

 

Filing Ends On Friday

Filing for the May 6 primary ends at noon, tomorrow. Three seats are open in November on the Board of Commissioners. As of noon on Wednesday, incumbents Jason Chappell and Kelvin Phillips, Jeff Duval and David Morrow have filed to run in the...

 

Cindy Owenbey: On-The-Job Training

Cindy Ownbey, the incumbent register of deeds for Transylvania County, has filed for re-election to another term. Born and raised in the county, the 37-year-old Ownbey is a lifelong resident of...

 

Residents Protest Animal Shelter Location

Plans for a new Transylvania County animal shelter are almost complete, but a proposal to locate the new building on county-owned land on Old Rosman Highway across from Excelsior Packaging is facing...

 

YMCA Gets Closer To Buying Club

The Henderson County Family YMCA is moving closer to purchasing the Brevard Athletic Club, according to Greg Walker. "We are working diligently toward that goal. It's taking a little longer than we thought it might," said Walker, the YMCA's...

 

Commissioners Amend Recently Ok'd Pay Study

Transylvania County's recently adopted pay plan has been amended by a 3-2 vote in a move dissenting commissioners say invalidates the original plan. During the regular meeting Monday, Commissioner Daryle Hogsed made the motion to amend certain job...

 

Pleas Made In Murder -For-Hire Case

Steven Bracken was sentenced to four to seven years in prison on Monday, while Michael Hutchinson, the man he hired to kill his wife and rob and assault his sister, received 12 to 17 years. Bracken...

 

United Way Exceeds Its Fundraising Goal

The United Way of Transylvania County handily met its campaign goal of $390,000 and some. On Tuesday, it was revealed $403,541 had been raised. Last year, the campaign netted $376,539. At the...

 

Pearlie Jones Barton Rinc

Pearlie Jones Barton Rinc, 97, of Brevard, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008. She was a native of Henderson County and the daughter of the late William Wade Avery and Mary Sentelle Jones. Survivors include five sons, Melvin Barton...

 

Lucy ‘Ann' Florence Ponder

Lucy "Ann" Florence Ponder, 84, of Danville, Ill., passed away at 12:37 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2008, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. Ponder was born on March 21, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Rocco and Lucy Irene...

 

Roger Allen Hirschkind

Roger Allen Hirschkind, 69, of Pisgah Forest, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2008, in an Asheville hospital. He was a native of Queens, N.Y. and a son of the late Allen and Eleanore Muller Hirschkind. Survivors include his wife, Jerolyn...

 

Margaret Louise Davis Collins

Margaret Louise Davis Collins, 84, of Brevard, died on Monday, February 25, 2008 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Vessie Parris Davis, and was the wife of the late Emmeless...

 

Edith ‘Pauline' Rumple Cantrell

Edith ""Pauline"" Rumple Cantrell, 84, of Kannapolis, died on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at Big Elm Nursing Home, Kannapolis, after a long period of declining health. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008 at Bethpage Uni...

 

Tigers Fall 60-54

Rosman lost a heartbreaker to Nantahala in the opening round of the 1-A basketball playoffs 60-54 Tuesday night. The Tigers took a 14-8 lead in the first quarter and extended it to 30-19 by halftime. But in the third and fourth quarter Nantahala...

 

Glen Cannon Reopens Pro Shop

The Glen Cannon golf and contry club pro shop reopened on Saturday, Feb. 23 after an October fire damaged the building. The pro shop had been working under temporary conditions since the fire, which...

 

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