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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...

 
 By Janet Lute    Features    May 2, 2019

Master Gardener: Ideas Presented For Creating Container Gardens

Everyone from the owners of large gardens to those with just a patio or balcony love the sight of containers filled with flowers. There always seems to be room to slot in a container or hanging...

 

Transylvania History: Memorial To Veterans Erected At Cemetery

Plans were completed at the meeting of the American Legion auxiliary last Monday, March 15 night to buy and beautify a lot in Gillespie Cemetery which will serve as a memorial to all veterans of Transylvania County who served in any war. The lot...

 

Savvy Senior: 2020 Census Offers Temporary Jobs Ideally Suited For Retirees

Dear Savvy Senior, The U.S. Census Bureau is in the process of recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs to help collect valuable data for the 2020 Census, and retirees are ideal candidates. Can you write a column to get the word out?...

 

Transylvania History: Joey Bishop's Program

How many night owls saw Joey Bishop’s program last Friday night? It seems that on a previous program he had been interviewing Moms Mobley about where she was born and he wanted to know if it was a small town of about 200 people. She said no that...

 

Picturing The Past: Early Families Earned Income From Agriculture

During the past three weeks Picturing the Past has looked at the role community clubs have played in Transylvania County since their establishment in the 1950s. This week's focus is on how families in...

 

Glancing Back: Pisgah Forest Speedway To Open Inaugural Year

The following briefs are from Thursday, May 1, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Pisgah Forest Speedway, Inc. will officially open its first season this Sunday, May 4. Howard Griffin, promoter, states that the races will get underway promptly...

 

Mountain Skies: Jupiter And Saturn Shift Into Reverse

The Stars We know spring is now in full swing as we watch Leo, the lion, climb higher in the eastern sky each night. See if you can spot a pattern traditionally referred to as the sickle. This marks the head and mane of the magnificent lion. The...

 

Picturing The Past: Community Clubs: An Essential Part For Developing Communities

As community clubs throughout the Transylvania County grew in the mid-20th century they worked to develop programs for all ages. Community dinners, holiday parties and other entertainments were...

 

Glancing Back: Jim Miller Rolls 300 At Brevard Lanes

The following briefs are from Thursday, April 24, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. William A. Brown, 28, of Rosman, driver of the demolished 1965 Volkswagen, was killed when he was struck head on by a car driven by Ray Edward Marshall, of...

 

Master Gardener: Legumes - Good For You; Good For Your Garden, Too

What exactly is a legume? Basically, it is any kind of bean: fresh snap green beans, lima beans, all kinds of dried, shelled beans, such as kidney or pinto beans for chili, navy or great northern beans for soup; garbanzo beans for hummus. Also includ...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Lessons I've Learned From Vietnam Veterans

(The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas extends heartfelt thanks to The Transylvania Times for publishing 30 veterans' stories in the Vietnam Veterans Series, which will soon be included in a...

 

Glancing Back: James Felty Installed As Jaycee President

The following briefs are from Thursday, April 17, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. James Felty was installed as president of the Brevard Jaycees at the annual Installation and Awards Banquet held at Berry’s restaurant on Tuesday, April 15....

 

Transylvania History:

Easter Sunday At English Chapel Easter Sunday was celebrated at the English Chapel by an old time singing. A large crowd, some of whom were from Brevard, gathered at the church on Davidson River and spent the day very pleasantly. Rev. Matheson...

 

Hoisting Of Two State Flags Demonstrates Museum's New Focus

Last Saturday and Sunday, observant passersby in downtown Brevard noticed a fourth flag on the flagpole at the Transylvania County courthouse. Waving in the breeze, beneath the American, POW and...

 

Mountain Skies: Mars Crosses Face Of Taurus, The Bull

The Planets Under normal circumstances the beautiful planet Venus, now our “morning star” in the east before dawn, is the brightest nighttime object after the moon. The second brightest planet is usually the giant Jupiter. Both outshine Sirius,...

 

Picturing The Past: Community Clubs Helped Bring People Together

In the late 1940s, two groups, Western North Carolina Associated Communities and Western North Carolina Community Development Association, undertook efforts to assist small rural communities...

 

Library And TRAIN To Celebrate Volunteers

The Transylvania County Library and United Way of Transylvania County's TRAIN present the annual "Celebration of Volunteers" from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, in the library's Rogow Room. The...

 

Savvy Senior: Some Air Travel Tips For Older Passengers

Dear Savvy Senior, My son is getting his Ph.D. next month and I would like to fly my parents in from across the country for his graduation, but I have some concerns about the flights. My dad is 82 and has trouble walking long distances and uses an...

 

Glancing Back? Plans For New Post Office Announced

The following briefs are from Thursday, April 10, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Gov. Robert W. Scott has signed a proclamation for the observance of National Library Week throughout North Carolina, April 20-26. _______________ Five Brevard...

 
 By Janet Lute    Features    April 4, 2019

Master Gardener: Practice Safety In The Garden

We don’t always think of our gardens as being a source of danger, but if we are not prepared, we can find ourselves with aches and pains, or even a trip to the emergency room in our future. It is important to treat gardening like we would other...

 

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