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Three Robbers Arrested After Wild Car Chase

The following briefs are from Thursday, July 17, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Spectacular electrical storms, accompanied by high winds, expended their wrath upon several sections of Brevard and Transylvania County last Thursday, July 10. C...

 
 By Rev.Shelly Webb    Features    July 15, 2019 

Working Together Is Success!

It was the ingenious inventor of the first automobile, Henry Ford, who coined the phrase “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success!” We could say t...

 

Chicken Wire And Dresses – Brevard, NC

On Saturday evening, July 6, three Brevard residents participated in the 8th annual Costume Drama, Asheville Community Theater’s fundraising fashion show featuring 20 select fashion designers and...

 
 By Dave Bradley    Features    July 8, 2019

Gladys Taylor: Historical Society A Labor Of Love-Transylvania County, NC

Every organization needs volunteers who roll up their sleeves and work, often anonymously, in the background and away from the limelight. The Transylvania Historical Society found someone who fit...

 

The Little River Novelty Band Of The 1980s Performed Music 'Just For The Fun Of It'

The Little River Novelty Band was organized in June 1980 “just for the fun of it.” They provided free entertainment at community centers and for charitable institutions and clubs. Vivian Edge was...

 

Contestants Get Their Fill Of Hot Dogs-Brevard, NC

The crowd gathered outside Rocky's Grille in downtown Brevard on July 4 for the annual hot dog eating contest. People tried to look away as defending champ Jed Donahue ate 15 hotdogs in ten...

 

Local Residents Score Big At National Senior Games

Recently, several Transylvania County residents traveled to Albuquerque, N.M., to participate in the 2019 National Senior Games. The competition was rigorous, but Transylvania County was represented...

 

Mountain Skies: Moon And Two Planets Appear Before July 4 Fireworks

The Planets Mercury and Mars are quickly disappearing from the evening sky along with Venus in the predawn sky. As the earth continues to pull away from Mars, that brilliant red “star” from last...

 
 By Janet Lute    Features    July 1, 2019

Master Gardener: How To Grow Fresh Air

The public often tends to associate air pollution with outside environments but the inside of homes or offices may have poor air quality, too. If ventilation is not adequate, stagnant air can build...

 

Many Go Bald Saturday For A Great Cause

Holmes Desmelik, a cancer survivor, helped to shave the head of Charisma Arbogast and a few others on Saturday during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event at the Ecusta Brewing Company...

 

Local United Way Wins Wells Fargo Grant

Wells Fargo approved a grant of $6,500 to United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) in support of the Families & Money Collaborative Program. The grant was awarded in recognition of UWTC’s commitment...

 

Veterans History Museum Raffling Quilt

This one-of-a-kind quilt will be raffled as a fundraiser for the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas’ capital campaign. “Bravery, Honor, and Valor” is a patriotic sampler measuring 66...

 

Picturing The Past: Young Students Excelled In Dairy Competition

In the mid-1900s the dairy industry in Transylvania County was thriving. There were farms that milked varying sizes of herds and dairies that purchased milk for pasteurization. During Dairy Month in...

 

Mountain Skies: Mars And Mercury Flip-Flop In The Evening Sky

The Planets Mars has been slowly sinking into the evening twilight since late last year. Late last month, it was joined by Mercury, which came out from behind the sun and can now be spotted higher in...

 

Area Veterans Receive Quilts Of Valor

The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas hosted a ceremony Saturday by Quilts of Valor, an organization whose members produce hand-made patchwork quilts to honor veterans. Quilters presented...

 

Picturing The Past: Dairy Farming Was Important In Transylvania County

June is National Dairy Month, and while Transylvania County is not known for dairy products today, throughout much of the 20th century there were local farms with dairy operations that typically had a...

 

Mountain Skies: Four Planets Before Midnight This Month

The Stars An early evening in June is sometimes referred to as “The Arcturus Hour.” One can find this brilliant ginger-colored star by using the handle of the Big Dipper. Following the arc of the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    Features    May 30, 2019

Tucker Comforts The Bereaved

In that aching place where loss knocks the lives of the bereaved out of the orbit of day-to-day life, Tucker, an 11-month-old grief dog, is there to meet those mourning with a good-natured smile and a calming presence. "When he comes into the arrange...

 
 By Carol Moore    Features    May 30, 2019

UU Members Visit Another Transylvania

In May, 10 members of the Unitarian Universalists of Transylvania County (UUTC) traveled to the beautiful Transylvania region of Romania to connect with other Unitarians and the roots of their faith....

 

Meditation Group Aims To Hit The Right Notes

Native North Carolinian author Tom Robbins writes in his book “Jitterbug Perfume” that human beings are essentially frequencies vibrating to the beat of our subatomic particles that comprise each...

 

Mountain Skies: The Planets Are Coming! The Planets Are Coming!

The Planets As we mentioned above, the Earth orbits the sun in a year. That’s 360 degrees in 365¼ days roughly. The effect of this to our observing is that the entire sky appears to be 1° farther west every 24 hours. This is bringing the gas...

 

Glancing Back: Porky Byrd Joins Wolfpack Tennis Team

The following briefs are from Thursday, May 8, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Brevard College trustees honored the memory of the college’s first president by naming the campus art center the Eugene J. Coltrane Building during the annual...

 

UWTC Louis Negrón To Host Pisgah Forest And Cedar Mountain 'Chats'

Louis Negrón, chief executive officer of United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC), invites members of the community to meet him at the Community Chat series in May. These informal conversations center on the local United Way – where it is and...

 

Picturing The Past: Organizations Encourage Historic Preservation

In 1973, the National Register of Historic Places established May as Preservation Month to encourage heritage tourism by promoting historic places across the country. There are several organizations...

 

Mountain Skies: Leo, The Lion, Dominates The Spring Sky

The Stars The spring skies are with us now in the early evening. What do we mean when we identify sections of the sky with the various seasons, e.g., the “spring skies”? It takes the Earth one year to revolve around the sun. Obviously, as we...

 

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