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Kathy Wilde Crowned Homecoming Queen

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Last updated 10/19/2020 at 2:48pm



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

Gov. Bob Scott will come to Brevard on Friday for a big rally at Brevard Senior High School. He will spend the entire day in Western North Carolina and make stops in both Swain and Jackson counties before coming to Transylvania. The rally at the high school is open to the public and all persons interested in hearing the governor and meeting the Democratic candidates are invited to attend.

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A heavily docketed criminal term of Superior Court got underway here in Transylvania this week, with two murder trials heading the list.

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Three outstanding students from Brevard High School have been chosen to compete as Transylvania’s nominee for a Morehead Scholarship. The students are Charles Benjamin Brewer Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brewer, of Glen Cannon Drive, John Edward Williams Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Williams Sr., of Pisgah Forest, and George Patrick Bohan III, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick Bohan Jr., of Woodside Drive, Brevard.

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Miss Kathy Wilde was crowned by football captains Tim Warren, Larry Fisher and Ronnie Joe Owen as the 1970 Homecoming Queen at the Rosman High stadium Saturday night.

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Army Sergeant First Class, Ted L. Owens, son of Mrs. Dovie B. Owens of Whitmire Extension, Brevard, has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal. Owens is now serving in Vietnam.

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Sheriff Carter McCall reports that two juveniles were caught stealing about 1 a.m. on Oct. 19 on the Illahee Road. One was 15 years of age and the other was 16. According to the Sheriff, both boys signed statements admitting to stealing a Chevrolet transmission, pressure plates, dustpan and generators from a nearby property. One was sent home to be held in the custody of his parents and the other held in jail, the Sheriff stated.

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A Pickens, S.C., girl was killed early Saturday morning when she was struck by an automobile on U.S. 64, three miles east of Brevard, the State Highway Patrol reported. Mrs. Kathy Dianne Gilstrap Turner was killed instantly when she left a disabled car and started to walk toward Brevard. Ironically, the trooper said, the girl was hit by a car that had gone to Brevard and was bringing assistance back to the stalled car. The trooper said no charges are planned.

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Last Friday was “National Honor Your Boss Day” and the employees at the Brevard office of First Union National Bank honored in several ways Ray N. Simmons, city executive. They rolled out the red carpet upon his arrival at the bank, and during the day, they showered him with apples, candy, a shoe shine, fountain Cokes served in a silver goblet and red roses At noontime a buffet luncheon was held at Berry’s Restaurant, where he was crowned “Boss For A Day” by his wife, “Dimps” K. Simmons.

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Congratulations this week to the Rosman Tigers, squad and coaching staff, for last Saturday night’s 50-0 conquest of Hot Springs that brought the Appalachian Class A conference crown to the Transylvania County School.

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