The Transylvania Times -

Judy Ann Hall Is Crowned 'Miss Oriole'

Glancing Back

 

February 10, 2020



The following briefs are from Thursday, Feb. 12, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times.

Various departments of the City Hall are being moved into the new municipal building, Mayor Raymond F. Bennett announced today. The first departments to be moved are the Police Department, the Fire Department and the radio room. When the building is completed, an “Open House” will be held.

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Brevard’s weather for the past week was about normal for early February. Temperatures were slightly below normal, however, due to one day of near – zero temperatures.

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Congressman Roy A. Taylor has appealed to the U.S. Forest Service to reconsider its decision to close all developed recreation areas in the national forests of North Carolina until June 6.

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Judy Ann Hall was crowned “Miss Oriole” in the annual Beauty Pageant last Saturday night at Rosman High School. She was crowned by Linda Hogsed Gillespie, “Miss Oriole” of 1969. Miss Hall, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Hall, is a senior at Rosman.

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After deliberating for more than 5 hours, the jury in the trial of William S. Potter returned a verdict of guilty of voluntary manslaughter. Potter was tried here for first degree murder in the shooting death of Tommy Gaddy, 17, of Brevard last September.

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Brevard lawyer John Smart Jr., 34, has announced he is running for the 48th Legislative District seat in the North Carolina General Assembly. The district is composed of Transylvania, Swain and Jackson counties. His candidacy is subject to nomination, now unopposed, by the Democratic Primary election which will be May 2.

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A budget of $12,200, by far the largest ever proposed by the local Chamber of Commerce, was adopted by the directors at their regular monthly meeting in the library on Tuesday, Feb. 10. The budget was unanimously adopted by the directors. The sizeable increase in this year’s budget, up in excess of $3,000 over last year’s, can be attributed to the fact that the new figure includes a $3,000 allowance for the merchants to promote the Christmas program here.

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Jim Johnson, head basketball coach at Brevard High School for the past three years, has been named coach of the Blue (non-Buncombe) All-Stars in the WNC’s 18th annual Blue-White Senior All-Star basketball game March 28 in T.C. Robertson gymnasium at Skyland.

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The groundhog may have seen his shadow as the sun came out in the evening for a little while in the Oakland area. They had all kinds of weather last week in the form of sleet, snow and cold winds, a sign he did see his shadow.

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Stephen Alfred Talmadge Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Talmadge, of Pisgah Forest, has received a nomination for a competitive appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. The nomination was made by Congressman Roy A. Taylor. Eight young men from Congressman Taylor’s district will compete for the appointment at the Charleston Naval base at Charleston, S.C., on Feb. 24.

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Brothers in service. Two brothers, Sp.4 Lionel E. Riddle and Pvt. Robert L. Riddle, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Riddle, of Brevard, are now serving overseas in the Armed Forces. Lionel is in Vietnam while Robert is in Korea.

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G.A. Schulze, who as a young man extensively explored the mountains of North Carolina, died Saturday, Feb. 7, at the age of 81 in Brevard. He came to Western North Carolina as a student of Dr. Carl Schenck in the Biltmore School of Forestry, the first forestry school in this country. Later he worked as a landscape architect in the Southeast.

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