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 By Rhae Mozley    Features    February 23, 2017 

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...

 

Gaither's Was Brevard's Longest Operating Restaurant

Since the early 1900s, downtown Brevard has been home to numerous cafes and restaurants. The earliest mention of a local restaurant found in the Sylvan Valley News is for Jim Aiken's Restaurant and Ba...

 

AAUW Seeking Book Donations For Annual Sale – Brevard NC

Are you downsizing to a smaller home and have shelves of used books that need to go? Why not put them in one of the yellow boxes found in convenient locations around town? Your donation will help loca...

 

Local Cub Scouts Head To Webelos Expedition – Brevard NC

The Cub Scouts from Pack 703 recently made the annual journey down to Camp Bob Hardin in Saluda, N.C. to participate in the 2017 Webelos Expedition. This event is two-day, one-night camping trip that...

 

Drug Stores Offered Wide Variety Of Services

In the early to mid-1900s small towns often had two or three drug stores. They offered medication prepared by a pharmacist and first aid supplies. Sundry items including books, magazines, school or...

 

Artists Display Talents With Folk Arts Show – Brevard NC

Rodney Leftwich of Mills River created his "Oh God" face jug by combining stoneware and wood ash glazes.(Times Photos By Michael Rogers)...

 

Veteran Likes To Toy Around In His Spare Time – Brevard NC

After retiring and moving to Brevard, Harold Wellington had a lot of time on his hands, and scrap lumber. "I just started making these little wooden cars and giving them away," said the 92-year-old We...

 

Tail Chaser Benefit Will Speed Through County – Brevard NC

On April 1, a different kind of two-wheeled event will take place on roads through the mountains. The Tail Chaser 250 is a 175-mile dual-sport motorcycle ride that will benefit The Cindy Platt Boys...

 

Beulah May Zachary Worked In Early TV

Beulah May Zachary was born in Brevard to Beulah McMinn and Woodford William Zachary on Aug. 13, 1911. She was the youngest of four children and her father died when she was just over two years old....

 

Keith Parker: Transylvania's 'Hidden Figure'

The title of the popular movie "Hidden Figures" is a double entendre. First, it refers to the math "beyond" what was known at the time of early space flights, new math that would have to be used to...

 

Pisgah Trout Unlimited Helps Restore River – Pisgah Forest NC

Under direction from the Pisgah District fisheries biologist, Lori Stroup, 18 volunteers met Thursday to help restore sections of the Davidson River to a more natural state. Members of the Pisgah...

 

The Toxaway Inn Was Demolished In 1947

Last week Picturing the Past looked back at Transylvania County in 1912, 1927, and 1937. This week the journey to yesterday's news by decade continues with events of 1947, 1957, and 1967. The once...

 

Working Hard To Make Every Summer Season Better Than The Last – Brevard NC

By all measures – performances, educational instruction, program variety, revenue, attendance, acoustics, etc. – 2016 was a spectacular year for the Brevard Music Center. "It was great," said Mark...

 

Tannery, Camp Opened In Early 1900s

A look back at the headlines of yesteryear offers a glimpses at what was occurring in Transylvania County 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, and 100 years ago. This week Picturing the Past will focus on one news sto...

 

'Faces Of Freedom' Exhibition Opens – Brevard NC

Billy Smith created this piece entitled "Two Stood Against Many." It is one of many pieces that are now on display at the TC Arts Council on Caldwell Street.(Times Photos by Michael...

 

X-ray Machines Used To Help Fit Shoes

The x-ray shoe fitter was a fluoroscope machine used to aid in the fitting of shoes. Three different individuals, all from Milwaukee, claimed to have invented the machine in the early 1920s. The...

 

Old Face Giving Historic Building A New Lease – Brevard NC

In the early 1980s, when he was 13 years old, Bruce Stewart used to build the fire at The Cabin in the Pines restaurant on Country Club Road in Brevard. Over the years, the building has housed...

 

TVS Clients Reveal Their Artistic Talents

The Interact group created this collage depicting a tropical rain forest.(Times Photos by Michael Rogers)...

 

Artist, Writer Spent Summers Near Brevard

Elizabeth O'Neill Verner was a well-known artist and writer, as well as a popular lecturer. She was awarded honorary degrees "for her artistic and literary achievements that have enriched the...

 

Brevard Elementary School Presents 'A Christmas Carol' – Brevard NC

Brevard Elementary School's 4th and 5th Grade Chorus this past Tuesday presented a contemporary musical production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." The following is a list of those who took...

 

U.D.C. Started First Transylvania Library

The United Daughters of the Confederacy or U.D.C. is a patriotic organization of women descended from those who served for the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War. Founded in Nashville, Tenn. in...

 

Local Children Learn The Joy Of Giving – Brevard NC

For many children, Christmas is all about tearing open their long-awaited presents under the tree. But for 350 youngsters, our community showed that Christmas is also about the true joy of giving to...

 

Bruce Gleasman Finishes Great Divide Ride – Brevard NC

Bruce Gleasman is clear about one thing: He won't be doing anything like the 76-day, 2,753 mile Great Divide Mountain Bike Route again. "I'm not a biker," he said, reflecting recently on the...

 

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