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At Hollingsworth Gallery: Local Photographers To Display Work - Brevard, NC

Once a year the Land of Waterfalls Camera Club exhibits a "Photo Inspirations" show, featuring the photographic visions of six local fine art photographers. This year the show will be held at the Holl...

 
 By Matt McGregor    Features    May 22, 2017

In War And Peace, Borgia Has Been A Fighter

It had become hard to reconcile Phil Borgia's experiences in the Vietnam War with the boredom and routine that followed. When he returned home to the Astoria section of Queens, N.Y., he sank into the...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    May 18, 2017

Plan For Headwaters State Forest Moves Forward

The joke on last week's walking tour of the soon-to-be Headwaters State Forest was that the county will soon be fenced in by state or federal land. With just a few more parcels to acquire along the...

 

Residents Celebrate Silvermont's Centennial - Brevard, NC

Redsidents Celebrate Silvermont's Centennial...

 

Picturing The Past: Car Dealerships Offered Several Services - Brevard, NC

Over the past two weeks Picturing the Past has looked at two of Transyl-vania's automobile dealerships. Whitmire Motor operated in the 1920s and McCrary Auto from the early 1930s through the...

 

Building A Bridge Between Two Transylvanias - Brevard, NC

My recent visit to Romania, in the region of Transylvania, allowed me to discover that many of the same issues facing our community, Brevard, are the issues that my new friends in Bihor County,...

 

A Taste Of Transylvania, With No Leftovers - Brevard, NC

The annual Taste of Transylvania was held Tuesday at The Lumberyard. The Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation, in partnership with First Citizens Bank, put on the event, which raises...

 

Womens' Business Showcase Draws A Crowd

The Women's Business Showcase Saturday at the Connestee Falls Clubhouse featured a number of local businesses, plus events and giveaways. The Showcase is sponsored by SCORE, Transylvania Economic...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Features    April 27, 2017

Family Place Experience Opens Volunteer's Eyes

Editor's Note: The following is a "Letter From A Volunteer," specifically Paul Morgan, a volunteer with the United Way of Transylvania County. I found my newest group of personal heroes a few days ago when I met with several energetic young moms as...

 

Ready For Women's Business Showcase

The Women's Business Showcase, being held in Connestee Falls this Saturday, features 48 women-owned business exhibits, pickle ball and putting contests, paddling opportunities on Lake Atagahi and...

 

Food, Beer And Music Come Trucking In

Gina Morrison, MarLa Jones, Kirk Gipson and Jonathan Cutler (left to right) were among the crowd who came from all over Saturday to enjoy food, beer and music on a nice day at Oskar Blues Brewery's...

 

WWII Veterans Sign Books Of Their Stories

Nine veterans of World War II and one widow of a veteran gathered in the library's Rogow Room and signed books containing the veterans' stories in their own words last week. The veterans were...

 

Picturing The Past: Brevard Jewelry Stores Also Sold Eye Glasses

Brevard has been the home of a number of jewelry shops since the early 1900s. The earliest mention of a jewelry shop in the Sylvan Valley News was for Hawkin's Jewelry Store in 1903. The 1900 Federal...

 

Donated Cars Mean More choices, Resources

The Sharing House's Wheels to Work Program is exactly what it says it is-an innovative way to supply critical transportation needs for hard working people. We have a critical need for donations of...

 

High School Blue Devils Help Out College Tornados – Brevard NC

During the past several weeks, members of the Brevard High School chapter of The National Art Honor Society have been brightening up each room of Brevard College's Office of Athletics with a mural,...

 

Brevard Department Stores Were Popular

This week Picturing the Past will look inside a few of Brevard's former department stores. General stores had been popular in most communities in the 1800s. They were normally small structures and...

 

Beauty Shops Focused On More Than Hair

Last week's Picturing the Past mentioned that Smith's Barber Shop also had a women's department. According to Smith's obituary, Dock Ramsey's wife managed that part of the shop and did the first hair...

 

United Way Recognizes Campaign Contributors – Brevard NC

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) and its event sponsor, The Phoenix, dished up breakfast and appreciation to representatives of local workplace giving sites Friday, Feb. 24. Every attendee...

 

Neighbors Unite To Restore A Dividing River

"I would like to make that my home one day," Woody Platt would say, as he passed by the white 1930s farmhouse nestled between rolling hills with the East Fork of the French Broad River winding behind...

 

Trip Included Pirates, Swimming With Whales – Brevard NC

Chuck and Lynn Evans were in Cannes, France, walking along a pier looking at boats when they decided that someday they would sail around the world. It was 1973. Chuck was in the Navy, and Lynn had bee...

 

Barber Shops Were Busy Businesses

Like drug stores and cafes, barber shops and beauty shops were important businesses in mid-20th century downtowns across America. People were able to take care of their shopping, banking and other nee...

 

Pickleball Growing In Popularity Locally – Brevard NC

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports nationwide and is alive and well in Transylvania County. Once an oddity, it has exploded across the country in popularity. Courts and clubs are...

 

Warm Weather Ushers In Early Blooming

Spring doesn't officially begin until March 20, but already trees and flowers are beginning to bloom throughout the county. (Times photos by Michael Rogers)...

 

Friends, Family Celebrate Eagle Scout Recognition – Brevard NC

Fourteen-year-old Nathan Mahoney of Rosman was recently presented the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in the Boy Scouts of America. Mahoney has been a member of Troop 703 in Brevard...

 

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