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Marcia Whitlock Ashe

Marcia Whitlock Ashe, 57, of Brevard, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at the Brian Center, Hendersonville. A native of Transylvania County, she is the daughter of Wanda Galloway Whitlock, of Pisgah Forest, and the late Troy L. Whitlock Sr....

 

Nina Jan Brown Ashe

Nina Jane Brown Ashe, 88, of Brevard, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Edward Lee Brown and Mary Jane Wood Brown. She was also preceded...

 

Jason Lane Eilers

Jason Lane Eilers, 39, of Mills River, formerly of Brevard, died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at his residence. Born July 17, 1971, in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of Harold Joseph and Claudia Hiatt Eilers. He was employed as a truck driver. He is...

 

Jack D. Plemmons

Jack D. Plemmons, 90, of Asheville, died Friday, July 15, 2011. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Eva Stroupe Plemmons, who died in 1998. A native of Henderson County, he was a graduate of the Fruitland Bible Institute. He was the...

 

Carrie Mae Luker Whitmire

Carrie Mae Luker Whitmire, 89, of Transylvania County, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2011. She was born January 18, 1922, and was married to the late Gordon Whitmire and the late Claude Luker. She was a daughter to the late Louie and Bertha Lance...

 

Calvin Phoenix Russell

Calvin Phoenix Russell Scott Kevin Russell and Jennifer Dawn Barbour, of Raleigh, N.C., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Calvin Phoenix Russell, born June 25, 2011, at Wake Medical...

 

Addison Ruby Curtis

Matthew and Lindsey Curtis, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Ruby Curtis, born June 9, 2011, at Park Ridge Hospital in Fletcher. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Her maternal grandparents are Lynn King, of Pisgah...

 

Garret Wade Chapman

Nathan and Amanda Chapman, of Andrews, N.C., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Garret Wade Chapman, born June 2, 2011, at Murphy Medical Center in Murphy, N.C. He weighed 7 pounds, 13...

 

Bronson William Schmertman

Brad and Marisa Schmertman, of Pisgah Forest, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Bronson William Schmertman, born June 29, 2011, at Mission Hospitals in Asheville. He weighed 8 pounds, 12...

 

Conner William Powell

Elizabeth and David Powell, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Conner William Powell, born July 5, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. His grandparents are Linda Messer Morgan and...

 

Democratic Executive Meeting July 19

All Transylvania County Democrats are invited to the Transylvania County Democratic Executive meeting on Tuesday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at the Little River Community Center. The meeting is being hosted by Democrats in the Little River, Pisgah Forest...

 

Community Focus Foundation Adds Two More Funds

The Community Focus Foundation (CFF) Board of Directors approved the addition of two new funds at its bi-annual meeting. Friends of the Animal Shelter and Transylvania Sports & Recreation Foundation are two new organizations seeking donations to...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    July 18, 2011

City Now Handles Animal Control

If Brevard residents have an animal problem, they may now call the Brevard Police Department for help, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new policy began July 1. The decision relieved county animal control personnel of that responsibility,...

 

AMVETS Pearsall Receives Accreditation

The Transylvania County Veterans Service Officer, Frank A. Pearsall, has recently received U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs accreditation with the AMVETS National Service Found-ation. This is in addition to his accreditation with the National...

 

Fly Fishing Volunteers Sought For Programs

The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is currently recruiting experienced fly fishing anglers who are interested in volunteering. The Pisgah Center offers fly fishing programs on a year round basis for anglers of all ages. Volunteers are needed...

 
 By Jane Warth    Features    July 18, 2011

Great Artists, Writers Had ‘Mental Illness’

Charlie Brown and Huck Finn have something in common – they came to life from the minds and pens of writers whose lives were significantly impacted by mental illness. Charles M. Schultz overcame a l...

 

Our People Our Past: Vanishing Outhouses

We’ve come along way from our past as Transylvania County jumped from simpler times into a fast paced, changing world. We’ve sanitized our homes with indoor plumbing and indoor toilets, and...

 

TVS And BC Business Students Work Together

Last fall I was invited to TVS, where I learned of a distinguished history and mission of helping people both locally and globally. When we discussed their creating a new instant corn-soy blend and...

 

Local Entrepreneur Opens Business

Local entrepreneur Allison Taylor, a native of Transylvania County, has started a new business, Skillful Solutions, LLC. Taylor brings 12 years of previous business management and ownership...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    July 18, 2011

Citizen Input Sought On County Survey

If residents want to have their say when it comes to planning the county’s future, now is a good time. Some 500 citizens have already participated in a new survey developed by the Transylvania County Planning and Economic Development Department,...

 

Blockbuster Store Closes

Brevard’s Blockbuster store closed last week. A video rental kiosk, located close to the former Blockbuster store, will serve customers now....

 

Filing For Municipal Elections Ends

Filing ended Friday for the November municipal elections in Brevard and Rosman. In Brevard, three city council seats will be up for grabs Nov. 8. Incumbent Larry Canady, Wes Dickson, Maurice Jones, Charlie Landreth and John Monteith have filed. The...

 

Law And Order

Felony Arrests On July 14, John Conway Popson, 23, of Pisgah Forest, was arrested and charged with two felony counts of larceny. The charges stem from two bicycles valued at $12,500 that were allegedly stolen by Popson and later recovered. Bond for...

 

Zeigler Recalls Growing Up In Cathey’s Creek

(The following story is excerpted from the forthcoming book of oral history, “Transylvania Memories,” by Peggy Hansen. The book will be available at Highland Books in August.) Janette Ziegler and...

 

Jimmy Lance Files For Another Term On Rosman Board

Jimmy Lance, who is finishing his first term on the Rosman Board of Aldermen, is seeking another four-year term in office. If re-elected, Lance said his first priority would be extending sewer lines to Hooper Mobile Home Park, something that was prom...

 

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