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Owenby Is Named Coach Of The Year

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Last updated 3/8/2021 at 2:05pm



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

An effort was made here at a meeting last Saturday, March 6, to settle the land dispute between Vernon McCall and the U.S. Forest Service at Balsam Grove. The U.S. Forest officials agreed to permit McCall to move back on the land, temporarily, from which he was disposed over two weeks ago. And the conflict between the community and Dan W. Hile, district ranger, was still to be settled. Ranger Hile was charged with malicious damage to property and is free on $500 bond. His trial date has been set for the May term. The meeting Saturday was held in the office of State Representative Charles Taylor, who acted as mediator.

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Old Man Winter seems to be trying to take one last fling before the arrival of spring. Snow began falling early Wednesday, March 10, and by mid-morning the ground was covered with the mercury hanging right at the freezing point. Transylvania County schools were recessed at 10:45 a.m.

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Coach of the year in the Ivy Conference, Brevard High’s Charlie Owenby, led the Blue Devils to their finest year ever in basketball, 17 wins and only 6 losses, and the Ivy Conference championship. Coach Owenby is the second Brevard coach to be accorded “Coach of the Year” honors this year. Coach Ed Emory was earlier accorded that honor among all high school grid coaches in Western North Carolina, and his contemporaries in the Ivy Conference also have named him Ivy Conference football coach of the year.

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Dr. James Sanders was “Johnny on the spot” Monday morning. As he was coming out of the post office, a 7-year-old girl, Deborah Davenport, was struck by a car near the intersection of S. Broad and Morgan. Police Chief J.C. Rowe was on the scene at 8:54 a.m. and Dr. Sanders was already examining the child. She was taken to the hospital and is reported to be doing fine.

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The Olin News salutes blood donors this week: “Forty pints of blood put Curtis Gray in top rank among Olin employees whose blood donations have been a major source of supply for the Transylvania Chapter. James McMullan is approaching six gallon club membership and Raymond Beckham and Dennis R. Norton, members of the four gallon club, expect to be joined soon by some of the 36 members of the three gallon club.

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Coontree Campground will open this weekend. Located on U.S. Highway 276, this 13-unit campground lies along the Davidson River. This is the first of the developed campgrounds to open this spring. The other recreation areas will be opened May 15.

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Airman Garry Banther, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis C. Banther, Brevard, has completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas. He is remaining at Lackland for training as a security policeman. Airman Banther is a 1970 graduate of Brevard Senior High School.

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An attractive illustrated new book on North Carolina by two upper Transylvania County residents will be published on March 19. The authors are Thelma and Corydon Bell, who “adopted” Western North Carolina as home in 1914. The book “North Carolina,” by the Bells, is a contemporary portrait of the state that stretches for over 500 miles from the Atlantic coast to a barrier of towering mountains.

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The Clerk of Superior Court’s office is now issuing warrants and taking traffic citation waivers of trial, Mondays through Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 pm. in lieu of a daytime magistrate. The Bryant Building office is no longer used in connection with magistrate work. This change has been made in order to make magistrate service more convenient and available to the public.

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