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Howard Bradburn Signs With N.C. State

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The following briefs are from Thursday, Jan. 22, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times.

N.C. State bound Howard Bradburn signed his letter of intent to attend the Raleigh institution and play football for the Wolfpack. The 6’2”, 220-pound Brevard High School athlete, one of the state’s most sought after prep gridders, chose N.C. State over some 21 other colleges and universities that had offered him full grant-in-aid.

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During the past week, some six places in the Pisgah Forest area have been robbed. The Brevard Police Department is tightening its security measures, and Police Chief J.C. Rowe says he will appreciate the continued fine cooperation of the merchants and the people of Brevard.

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G. Keith Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Parker of Brevard, was awarded the Doctor of Theology degree during the January 1970 graduation exercises at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Louisville, Ky.

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First Lt. Stanley T. Bishop, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Bishop Sr., of Cedar Mountain, has been awarded U.S. Air Force silver pilot wings upon graduation at Williams AFB, Ariz. Lieutenant Bishop is being assigned to Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam, for flying duty with the Pacific Air Forces, headquarters for air operations in Southeast Asia, the Far East and Pacific area. The 1962 graduate of Brevard High School earned his B.S. degree in 1966 from Berea (Ky.) College.

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Specialist Four Kenneth J. Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wilson, Penrose, received his second award of the Army Commendation Medal while serving with the 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam. Spec. 4 Wilson earned the award for meritorious service in Headquarters Company of the division’s 3rd Brigade near Tan An.

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Meritorious service in Southeast Asia has earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the second through 10th oak leaf clusters to the Air Medal from Maj. Robert P. Kellar of the Aeronautical Systems Division. Brig Gen. Guy M. Townsend made the presentation at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Kellar distinguished himself as an AC-47 aircraft commander at Phucat Air Base, Republic of Vietnam, from July 1968 through June 1969. During this period, Captain Kellar flew extremely hazardous missions through adverse weather conditions and through constant threat of hostile ground fire and attack. A native of Brevard, Major Kellar graduated from Brevard High School and attended N.C. State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1958.

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Pvt. Sheridan Phillips, son of Mrs. Nina Phillips of Pisgah Forest, is now serving with the 169 Engineering Ba., in Saigon, Vietnam. Pvt. Phillips completed his basic training at Fort Bragg, and he had further training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

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Postmaster Charlie Patton was today informed by Ronald B. Lee, Assistant Postmaster General for planning and marketing, that the mail volume for 1969 reached 82 billion pieces, and would more than double in the next 20 years. This projection to a staggering figure of 166 billion pieces of mail by 1991 is based on figures from the annual economic forecast report prepared in the bureau headed by Mr. Lee.

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Transylvania County is in for a marriage boom. There will be more brides in the next few years, in terms of population, than in any period since 1946, which was the post-war peak year. It is estimated that there will be 9.4 marriages in Transylvania County this year for every 1,000 local residents. This compares with the 7.7 per 1,000 that took place six years ago, in 1964. The findings, based upon statewide data, are from the Department of Commerce and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

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