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Residents Vote Down $4 Million School Bond

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The following briefs are from Thursday, Sept. 17, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times.

With a 60 per cent turnout, Transylvania voted against the special $4 million dollar school bond election last Saturday. The vote was as follows: for - 2,489, against - 2,978; total - 5,467. All four of the Brevard precincts voted in favor of the bond issue; however, all the outlying precincts, except Dunn’s Rock, voted against the bonds. There are 9,102 voters registered in Transylvania, according to Admiral Ligon Ard, chairman of the Board of Elections.

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Frank McGibboney is the new president of the Brevard Kiwanis Club, succeeding President-Elect Joel Townsend, who has transferred to San Francisco, Calif.

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The Turkey Creek Baptist Church will celebrate its 75th anniversary at the Homecoming on Oct. 4, 1970. It was organized Aug. 6, 1895. Rev. Zeb Baker is the pastor.

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The Transylvania Sheriff’s Department has put out a missing person’s bulletin. Edward Nicholson, according to the bulletin, was last seen Sunday night. He is 16 years old, is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. He is a Brevard High School student.

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Word has been received here of the death Monday evening of Marc Lee Feguer of Lansing, Mich., in an automobile accident. Mr. Feguer and his wife, the former Cherry Warren of Brevard, were en route to resume their studies at Michigan State University where both were students when the accident occurred in Ohio. Mrs. Feguer was also injured in the accident, but has been released from the hospital. The couple was only recently married, having exchange their nuptial vows on the campus of Michigan State University on Aug. 15 of this year.

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The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners has adopted a resolution approving the relocation of U.S. Highway 64 between Brevard and Rosman. A hearing on the relocation of the highway from Lake Sega to a point near Rosman was held last Thursday at Rosman, showing the relocated route.

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A retired Air Force Lt. Col. Clarence C. Hardin, his wife, Helen, and son, Glen, are among Transylvania County’s and the Cathey’s Creek community’s newest residents. They arrived at their new home, after a trip from Panama, on Aug. 18. Their newly built retirement home, “Carlen Crest,” is on a tract of land that was formerly a part of the Wilson property on Cathey’s Creek. Col. Hardin, a Mississippi native and a World War II overseas veteran of the India-China Theater, has served 28 years in the Air Force. Like most service people, Col. Hardin said they wanted space, a change from crowds, pollution and noise and Transylvania County suits them best. The weather is varied and stimulating. The scenery is unexcelled.

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Robert R. “Bob” Smith, a Brevard native, is making a name for himself at Chamblee, Ga. He is a practicing attorney and an electrical engineer. At the present time Smith is a candidate for the Georgia House of Representatives from the 73rd district, Post 2, North Central DeKalb County. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Smith, 107 Fisher Road, Brevard.

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Democratic Women of Transylvania County met recently for the purpose of organizing a unified Democratic Women’s Club. It was unanimously voted to name the club “Sylvan Valley Democratic Women’s Club.” Officers elected were Sarah Hawes, president; Evelyn Woody, vice-president; Beverly Tate, treasurer; Becky Hunter, secretary, and Jean Hunter, corresponding secretary.

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For Sale: 540 acres of mountain land near Brevard on Williamson Creek. Owner will finance on good terms. $135,000. Also, many other large mountain tracts. Robert W. Melton Company Realtors.

For Sale: Lake Toxaway Community, 30 acres of farm and woodland, 4 bedroom house, 2 baths, several farm buildings, 2 streams, gravity water. $30,000.

For Sale: Mount Toxaway Lodge. Lodge 7 cottages, small restaurant with equipment, furnished $38,500. Louise R. Myers, realtor.

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