Griffin Leads Team To Conference Title

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The following briefs are from the Thursday, Feb. 11, 1971, edition of The Transylvania Times.

A budget of $12,950.00, by far the largest ever proposed by the local civic body, was adopted by the directors of the Brevard Chamber of Commerce at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1971.

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Four young men from Buncombe County were apprehended Tuesday afternoon on a shoplifting charge, and according to Police Chief J.C. Rowe, they are being held in the local jail. Three officers answered a call at Brevard Jewelers about 5:30 p.m. to investigate the shoplifting of watches and merchandise. The merchandise was recovered.

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The Citizens Telephone Company’s Vice-President and General Manager, Charles W. Pickelsimer, has been given the “Tar Heel Traveler” award for his efforts in promoting travel and tourism in North Carolina and especially Western North Carolina. In the spring of 1970, Pickelsimer made trips to Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania to promote the area.


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Transylvania had the coldest morning of 1971 Wednesday, Feb. 10, when the mercury dropped to four degrees above zero. The weatherman promises a slight warming trend.

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Real Estate For Sale: Deerwoode Lane, 3-bedroom 3-bath home. Lower level with family room and alternate fourth bedroom. Large wooded lot with small stream on back side. $28,500.

105 Laurel Lane, 3-bedroom home with 2 baths. Good size paneled family room with fireplace. Custom swimming pool with filter system. $28,000.

207 Park View Drive, 3-bedroom, 1 bath dwelling with basement. Redeco-rated. Low down payment. $15,500.

Lyday Creek Farm. At Enon, 90 acres, approximately half wooded and half in pasture. $39,000.

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Dynamite Denny Griffin fired a two-pointer from 25 feet to pace the Blue Devils to a 64-40 Ivy Conference win over the Reynolds Rockets recently. The Blue Devil basketballers followed their football counterparts by winning the Ivy Conference championship here Friday, Feb. 5, over Owen 82-39. Griffin is averaging 16.6 points per game to date.


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Rosman’s football awards were presented at the annual Olin Football Banquet at the Olin cafeteria Wednesday, Feb. 10. The Tigers were acclaimed for their outstanding play on the gridiron in 1970, winning the Appalachian Class A Conference crown last season. The honorees were Ronnie Jo Owen, named best back; Weldon Whitmire, winner of the “Mr. Guts” award; Tim Warren, named best lineman; and Joe Henderson, winner of Coca-Cola’s “Golden Helmet” award for being Rosman’s most valuable player. Their coach is Lee Powell.


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Brevard trophy winners at Olin’s grid banquet were John Bailey, who received a special service award; Mike Hall, named co-winner of the best defensive player award; Ronnie Banther, winner of the “Mr. Guts” award; and Charles “Eagle” Moss, winner of the Coca-Cola “Golden Helmet” award; Joey Allen, named the most improved player; Lamar Clark, winner of the “Unsung Hero” award; Gary Nelson, the other co-winner of the best defensive player award; and Denny Griffin, who was named Brevard’s best offensive player of the year. Their coach is Ed Emory.


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Marine Second Lieutenant Kenneth B. Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Parker of Oakdale Road, Brevard, joined a Naval Aviation Program. He was a 1964 graduate of Brevard High S0chool and a 1969 graduate of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.

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John Bolt of Brevard has been named to the Highest Honors section of the fall quarter Dean’s List at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Bolt is a freshman in engineering.

 
 

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