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Aquila To Present 'The Iliad' And 'The Comedy Of Errors'

The Aquila Theatre Company, directed by Peter Meineck, presents back-to-back performances of Homer's "The Iliad," 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, and Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors," 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place in...

 

Ringing The Christmas Spirit

The Blue Ridge Ringers will present a holiday concert of Christmas favorites on Friday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard. Robert Currier of Connestee Falls is...

 

Youth Art Classes To Be Offered

The Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Department will be offering Youth Art classes in January. On Saturday, Jan. 3, classes will be held for second and third graders from 9-11 a.m. Classes for third to fifth grade will be held from 11:15...

 

BC's Laura McDowell To Publish Book On Musical Symbols,Styles

Dr. Laura McDowell has been awarded an Appalachian College Association (ACA) grant in response to her proposal to produce a book from her dissertation "Death in the Renaissance: Musical Symbols and Styles in the Commemorative Motets 1460-1539." The...

 

Muscle And Merriment Combine In Acrobatic Troupe Galumpha

The Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place presents the distinctive, award winning acrobatic troupe Galumpha 8 p.m. Jan. 23-24, 2009. Formed in 2002 by dancers Andy Horowitz and Greg O'Brien (Asheville...

 

BLT Opens New Season With Intriguing Comedy

A Review By William Mashburn Brevard Little Theater is presenting a sequel to Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" titled "The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge" in its new home at the American Legion Hall. This is a delightful fantasy comedy, to be sure,...

 

Mike Thorpe Is Named Principal Of The Year

Mike Thorpe, a Transylvania County resident, was selected as the 2009-2010 Wachovia Principal of the Year for Henderson County Public Schools. Thorpe has been serving as the current principal at Etowa...

 

Births In Transylvania

Sara Carolina Dias Andre' and Freda Dias, of Cary, are proud to announced the birth of their daughter, Sara Carolina Dias, born Nov. 18, 2008. in Cary. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Her siblings are Caleb, 7, and Joshua, 5. The paternal...

 

45th Anniversary

Annie Sue and E. B. Mack, Jr., of Pisgah Forest, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Dec. 21, 2008, with a reception hosted by Ethel Derrick and Julie Finch, in Matthews, N.C., from...

 

Justice And Raxter Wed At Silvermont

Ashley Hope Justice and Jessie Alexander Raxter were united in marriage on Oct. 4, 2008, at Silvermont Mansion, Brevard, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Rev. Larry Anderson officiated. The musicians...

 

Former County Official Convicted

A jury found former County Commissioner Rob Davenport guilty on a driving while under the influence charge last week during Criminal Superior Court. After a day-and-a-half trial, the 37-year-old Davenport was found guilty. Judge Mark Powell...

 

World War II Veterans Being Honored

During World War II, Brevard resident Bob Frank served with the Navy in the Pacific. He remembers one narrow escape when a Japanese kamikaze pilot tried to blow up his ship and only narrowly missed wh...

 

Victim Named After Shooting

Luciano Martinez Martinez was shot and killed by a hunter this past Saturday, according to the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office. According to Sheriff David Mahoney, the exact reason why the 50-year-old man from Marshall was in the Turkey Pen Road...

 

Shelby Lee Newton

Shelby Lee Newton, 20, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2008. He was a native of Transylvania County and the son of Wayne Stubblefield and Shonna Newton. Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, James Stubblefield and...

 

Jeffrey Mark Pruitt

Jeffrey Mark Pruitt, 43, passed away in Lincolnton, N.C. on Dec. 6, 2008. Surviving are his parents, Viola Capps Loftis of Little River and Bobby Pruitt of Lincolnton; one daughter, Heather Nantz and husband Rush of Lincolnton; one son, Jeffrey...

 

Lawrence R. "Bill" Owen

Lawrence R. "Bill" Owen, 88, of Brevard, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. He was a native of Transylvania County and a son of the late Rufus W. and Florence Hall Owen. He was a veteran of the U.S....

 

Leta Ferne Newman Reynolds

Leta Ferne Newman Reynolds, 90, formerly of Brevard, Rochester, N.Y. and Lexington, S.C., died at 6:25 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008 in the Shook Home, Chambersburg, Pa. A daughter of the late Claude and Augusta Zechial Newman, she was born June 12,...

 

Irma Ellen Morgan Lester

Irma Ellen Morgan Lester of Etowah died Dec. 11, 2008 in Brevard of renal failure. She would have been 85 years old in January. She was the daughter of the late Burbridge and Vergie Allen Morgan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years,...

 

Tigers Rally From Eight Down To Win 44-42

The men's game on Friday night was a near carbon-copy of the women's game, with an identical two-point result and another win for Rosman: 44-42. The Tigers jumped out to a big lead early, 10-4, then...

 

Eight Blue Devils Earn All-Conference Honors

For the fourth straight year the Brevard High School football has a player-of-the-year on their roster. A.J. Zandecki is the latest Blue Devil to earn the honor and is joined by seven other members of the 2008 squad to receive recognition. Zandecki...

 

Lady Tigers Hold Off Swain Rally In 38-36 Victory

A low-scoring half turned into a low-scoring game in a battle of defenses between the Lady Tigers and Lady Maroon Devils of Swain. The difference may have come down to depth and experience for Rosman...

 

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