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Never Too Early To Learn

Children enjoyed reading and craft project on Tuesday at the Transylvania County Library during Tuesday Hullabaloo. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers in all stages of development are welcome to take...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Ranger Phil Mayrand Recounts His Last Mission

The U.S. Army website describes the 75th Ranger Regiment as the U.S. Army's premier large-scale special operations force, which is made up of some of the most elite soldiers in the world. What follows...

 

Picturing The Past: Looking At A Brief History Of The Canteen Café

The Canteen Café, a long-time fixture in downtown Brevard, opened in the summer of 1928 by W.E. "Elzie" Shipman. Shipman only operated it for a brief time before selling the business to E.O. Shields...

 

Glancing Back, Jan. 16, 1969: Dr. Massey To Lead Local United Fund

The following briefs are from Thursday, Jan. 16, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Curtis Lee Mason, 38, of Rosman died of a broken back received when his car went out of control and over an embankment on N.C. 178 two miles south of Brevard, ac...

 

New Library Exhibit Focuses On Alcoholism

Problems With Alcohol? Help Is in The Library! So declares the banner for the new display in the Transylvania County Library that appeared on Jan. 2 and just in time for New Year's resolutions for som...

 

Area Hospital Celebrates New Life, Name Change

Brynlee Kay Puttick is the first baby for her parents, Lauren Norris and Gage Puttick, the first grandbaby in her family, and she is also the first baby girl born at AdventHealth Hendersonville,...

 

Mountain Skies: Total Lunar Eclipse Visible In The Mountains

Jan. 20-21 Total Lunar Eclipse Lunar eclipses can occur a little less than six months apart, so there could be as many as three in a calendar year. The last year that happened was 2016. Not all lunar eclipses are total, i.e., where the moon passes...

 

Picturing The Past: Royal Café Has Become Lily T Clothing Company

This week's featured photograph dates to the second decade of the 20th century and was likely taken around 1915. Although the image does not include enough of the building to definitively identify... Full story

 

Picturing The Past: Pete Bikas Greek Restaurant Owner: Struggle And Success - Brevard NC

This week's featured photograph is looking south down Broad Street from the intersection of Broad and Main streets in Brevard. The signs along the building fronts identify long-time Brevard businesses...

 

Block Party At Library Builds Up Youth - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Library held a Block Party on Thursday, Dec. 27....

 

Savvy Senior: What You Should Know About Your Aging Parents Finances

Dear Savvy Senior, My siblings and I don’t know much about our elderly parent’s financial situation or their wishes if something happens to them. When mom broke her hip last year, it got me thinking we need to be better prepared. What’s the...

 

Vietnam Veterans: USMC Tunnel Rat Urges PTSD Victims To Seek Help

Building tunnels and forts with his friends in the swamps near Georgetown, S.C., offered young Earl "Flynn" Trimnal excellent conditioning for the job he would someday assume in Vietnam – that of a...

 

Picturing The Past: How Reid's Furniture Co. Started And Grew

This week's Picturing the Past photograph features Reid Furniture Company and was taken in 1959. The buildingwhere Reid's was located at the time looks different today. The best clues in the photo... Full story

 

Picturing the Past: The Day Houston Furniture Nearly Went Up In Smoke

Over the last two weeks Picturing the Past has featured businesses that were located at 55 E. Main during a portion of their existence: B&B Feed & Seed from 1928-1940 and Grover's Office Supply...

 

Mountain Skies: The Moon And Three Planets Greet The New Year

The Stars When asked to name a favorite constellation, many people respond with either “Orion” or “The Big Dipper.” Orion is the hunter in the sky and was well known to the ancient Greeks. It is one of 88 classical constellations. Realize,...

 

Vietnam Veteran Series: Lillard Oversaw Choppers From Okinawa's Deck

By Michel Robertson The Vietnam War was in full force in the winter of 1964 when New Jersey natives Peter "Pete" Lillard and his best friend, seniors at Wake Forest University, decided to enlist in...

 

Savvy Senior: Have You Checked Your Social Security Statement For Errors?

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve heard that Social Security sometimes makes mistakes on our earnings record, which can reduce our monthly retirement benefits. How can I make sure this doesn’t happen to me? Paranoid Paul Dear Paul, Mistakes in the Social...

 

Picturing The Past: Grover's 40 Years Of Business Brought About Many Changes

Grover’s Office Supply was a well-known, long running business in downtown Brevard before it was sold to Hoyle Office Solutions in 2016. The business had been located at 372 S. Broad St. for about...

 

Picturing The Past: B&B Feed & Seed Business Boosted County's Economy

Most people who have lived in Transylvania County for more than 20 years are familiar with B&B Feed & Seed, formerly located on Gaston Street. However, did you know that for approximately 40...

 

Mountain Skies: Dark Skies For The Geminid Meteor Shower

The Planets While it was nice back in the summer to locate the planets all in a line in the evening sky, they may seem to move around randomly. Of course, there is nothing random about their movements; ancient astronomers and math-ematicians have...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Jimmy McKinney Traveled With Big Red I

Brevard native Jimmy McKinney was married and working at the Ecusta plant when he received his draft notice in May 1966. "There were a lot of us from Transylvania County," McKinney recalled. "It was...

 

Savvy Senior: How To Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about seasonal affective disorder? I have always hated wintertime, but since I retired and am home a lot more, the dark and cold winter months make me depressed and lethargic. Fighting the Blues Dear Fighting,...

 

Savvy Senior: The Retirement Benefits Of A Health Savings Account

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about health savings accounts? I’ve been reading that they are a great investment that can help with growing health care costs when I retire. Planning Ahead Dear Planning, It’s true! A health savings...

 

Picturing The Past: Ford's Corner Once A Popular Brevard Hangout

Over the next few weeks Picturing the Past will take a closer look at some photographs from the collection in the Local History Room at the Transylvania County Library. These images feature some of th...

 

Glancing Back: Grey Repeats As National Champion

The following briefs are from Thursday, Nov. 21, 1968, edition of The Transylvania Times. Three 17-year-old Haywood County youths were found guilty recently of juvenile delinquency in destruction of government road signs in federal court in...

 

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