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Articles from the November 21, 2011 edition

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 By Eric Crews    News    November 21, 2011

Noble Found Guilty In Alcohol Death Case

A Transylvania County jury Friday found Julie Ann Noble guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Joseph Daniel Furr, who died from alcohol poisoning at her home in 2008. Judge Gary Gavenus sentenced the 56-year-old Noble to...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    November 21, 2011

Banks Out Of Jail After Bond Gets Reduced

Dorothy O’Shields Banks is out of jail after a judge Friday reduced her bond to $100,000. On April 8, Banks was charged with felony accessory after the fact to a homicide after her alleged role in the murder of 27-year-old Toby Mathis. Prosecutors...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    November 21, 2011

Protestors: Bridge Symbolizes Grievances

Jim Hardy believes the 1921-built Davidson River Bridge on Old Hendersonville Highway is too narrow and old to meet current needs. Last Thursday, Hardy and 60 others staged a protest at the bridge,...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    November 21, 2011

Federal Officials Visit Transylvania

High-ranking federal officials spent part of their day in Transylvania County Thursday, discussing the Obama administration’s work to strengthen rural economies. Local and state officials gathered to hear U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

 

Community Invited To Thanksgiving At The Bread Of Life

For many people in Transylvania County, The Bread of Life is the place to be on Thanksgiving Day. The local dining facility, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the feeding of less fortunate residents, welcomes everyone each year to a traditional...

 

Carl Carlson

Carl Axel Carlson, 72, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at his home. He was born in Galesburg, Ill. to the late Swan Edwin and Mildred Foster Carlson. A resident of Pisgah Forest for 20 years, he had a BSME from Bradley... Full story

 

Carol Cutler Fuller Chambers

Carol Cutler Fuller Chambers, wife of the late Stanley Edmund Cham-bers, of Pound Ridge, N.Y., Sanibel Island, Fla. and Brevard, died Nov. 8, 2011, at Cedar Mountain House under the care of Hospice of Transylvania County. She was born Oct. 27, 1909,...

 

Patricia O’Connor Cowan

Patricia O’Connor Cowan, 70, of Brevard, died Saturday Nov. 19, 2011. Born March 31, 1941, in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Bernard O’Connor and Lura Hume O’Connor. She was a 1962 graduate of New Rochelle College...

 

Vera Fromhart Davis

Vera Fromhart Davis, 79, of Axton, Va., died Nov. 20, 2011, at her home. She was born on Jan. 30, 1932, in Baltimore, Md. to the late John Edwin Fromhart and Mildred Weaver Fromhart. In addition to he...

 

James Earl “Bean” Gravely

James Earl “Bean” Gravely, 93, of Brevard, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family. A native of Brevard, he was a son of the late Dewitt...

 

Ruth Holden Bryson

Ruth Holden Bryson, 79, of Hendersonville, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Pardee Memorial Hospital in Hendersonville, following a short illness.    A native and lifelong resident of Transylvania County, she moved to Hendersonville four years...

 

Bobby Lee Hayes Sr.

Bobby Lee Hayes Sr., 70, of Kernersville, N.C., passed away Nov. 19, 2011, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born March 4, 1941, in Derby, Va. to the late Nola Mahan and Gabriel Hayes. In addition to...

 

Gentry Paul Morgan Jr.

Gentry Paul Morgan Jr., 51, of Brevard, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at his residence. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of Lula Hogsed Johnson of See-Off and the late Gentry Paul Morgan Sr. He worked as a plumber for many...

 

Thomas E. Hardee

Thomas E. Hardee, 66, of Pisgah Forest, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at his home. He was born to the late Thomas E. Hardee and Edith Thackston Hardee on Oct. 23, 1945. His loving wife, Lynn Hardee, who died in 1995, also preceded him in death. A...

 

Glen Howard Newton

Glen Howard Newton, 86, beloved father and grandfather, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Park Ridge Hospital in Fletcher. He was born on June 4, 1925 in Brevard. He was preceded in death by...

 

Law And Order

Felony Arrest On Nov. 11, Maria Ann O’Shields, 30, of Lake Toxaway, was arrested on one felony count of child abuse. O’Shields was released on a $20,000 unsecured bond. On Nov. 11, Mark Stephen Hughes, 30, of Brevard, was arrested on one felony...

 

Births In Transylvania

Owen Harrison Fisher Luke and Amanda Fisher, of Lake Toxaway, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Owen Harrison Fisher, born Nov. 15, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 7 pounds and was 21 inches long. His big...

 

Middle School Students Studied At Clemson

Thanks to scholarships from AAUW, four Brevard Middle School girls attended a one-week academic summer camp at Clemson University in June 2011. The summer camp, called Project WISE (Women in Science...

 

Chamber of Commerce Holiday Promotion Begins

Twenty-eight business members have joined together to present the Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual holiday promotion for customers. Shopping local promotes local jobs and businesses, recirculates money within the community and keeps tax dollars...

 

Main Street Ltd. Earns Silver Retailer Award From Vera Bradley

Main Street Ltd. has been awarded silver status in the Vera Bradley Rewards™ program. Vera Bradley presented Main Street Ltd. with the designation because of its excellent service, selection and memorable shopping experience. The Vera Bradley...

 

Brevard Reality Series Cast Members Announced

Brevard recently held auditions for the town’s very own reality series, showcasing why residents believe Brevard is the coolest small town in America. Last week cast members for the new reality... Full story

 

Choral Society, Philharmonic To Present Handel’s ‘Messiah’

The Transylvania Choral Society and Brevard Philharmonic will join to perform Handel’s “Messiah,” with support from Brevard College, on Sunday Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. at the college’s Porter...

 

Curtis Recounts Life Of Spencer Tracy

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Arnaldur Indridason. “Operation Napoleon.” When her brother goes missing after contacting her from the site of an Icelandic rescue mission, Kristin is pursued by...

 

BRCC Gives Free Concert

To celebrate the spirit of the holiday season, Blue Ridge Community College will present the annual “Celebrate the Season Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Thomas Auditorium in the...

 

Western Carolina To Host Christmas Art & Craft Show

A popular post-Thanksgiving arts and crafts tradition will once again fill Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Center for two days of holiday fun. The 24th annual Hard Candy Christmas Fine Art and Craft Show is Nov. 25-26, featuring more than 110...

 

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