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Nearly 9,000 Watch Brevard, Pisgah Game

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Last updated 10/26/2020 at 3:51pm



The following briefs are from Thursday, Oct. 29, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times.

Congressman Roy A. Taylor and Governor Bob Scott met here in Brevard in front of the courthouse Friday, Oct. 23, 1970. Gov. Scott signed hundreds of autographs for young admirers during his visit.

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The candidates have waged intensive campaigns, and registration of new voters during the past four Saturdays has been heavy. According to Admiral Ligon Ard, the chairman of the Board of Elections, 358 new voters were registered. Prior to the new registration, there were 9,102 registered voters in Transylvania County.

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Several verdicts have been handed down since the first week of court ended last Friday. Judge Grist stated that the Amvets Club in Pisgah Forest had been declared a nuisance and has been padlocked. Though the final determination had not been reached as the Times went to press, there is a strong possibility that the club will remain padlocked for at least a year.

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The Brevard Blue Devils are really drawing them in at the gate this year. They opened with Hendersonville here, with some 6,500 looking on, then they played before more than 5,000 at Tuscola. Then came the record breaker here with Pisgah when almost 9,000 crammed their way into Brevard High School stadium to see that classic. And last Friday night, over 7,000 were on hand to see the Blue Devils whip the North Buncombe Black Hawks at Weaverville.

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Rosman Tigers had to cancel its final game of the season against Tryon. They are scheduled to play at home on Thursday, Nov. 5. The playoff bound Tigers will instead be playing Robbinsville at Western Carolina’s stadium at Cullowhee on Saturday night, Nov. 7. The Tigers have really come of age recently and are playing great ball. Good luck to Coach Lee Powell and his fine squad.

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Gil Coan, former Major League baseball player, shot a net score of 72 Saturday and a 73 Sunday to win the Glen Cannon Country Club handicap golf tournament for members. He finished with a 145 to edge Fritz Merrill, who had two 73 rounds for a 146.

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The Pisgah Forest Lions Club will hold a Ham and Turkey Shoot on Oct. 31. The site will be the Pisgah Raceway just off old 64 about midway between Pisgah Forest and Davidson River Sub-Station, Both target shooting and skeet shooting will be available and ammunition will be furnished. Shotguns and .22 rifles will be on hand for those who wish to use them.

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Sheriff Carter McCall recently showed newspaper reporters various stolen items from the Albert Schweitzer Hospital at Balsam Grove. Held in connection with the $4,000 robbery are Gary Davis from Georgia, and Nancy Reeves of Joanna, S.C., who were arrested at a house trailer in the Middle Fork section by Deputy Sheriffs Red Chapman and Wade Nelson. Sheriff McCall says the case is still under investigation at this time.

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The DuPont Company will donate 37.25 acres of land in the State of North Carolina in connection with construction of a new improved road from Crab Creek Road to State Road 1536 in the vicinity of the DuPont plant. The new road will connect with the DuPont road 0.7 of a mile from the plant. The company will donate a 100-foot right of way for 1.9 miles of the road which crosses DuPont property. Plant Manager Jack C. Dense said the new road will eliminate the necessity of DuPont employees and others from using Cascade Lake Road, a narrow, winding gravel road with unguarded edges that is particularly hazardous in bad weather.

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During the Democratic rally at Brevard High School, members of the Sylvan Valley Democratic Women’s Club raffled a beautiful, handmade quilt to a lucky ticket holder. All money received from the raffle would go to the Democratic Party. Mrs. Marian M. McMahon, who is the incumbent Republican candidate in the Clerk of Superior Court race, won the quilt. (She later won the Clerk of Superior Court seat in 1970 with 3,824 votes to her competitor, Democrat Tom D. Bryon’s 3,575 votes.)

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