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Sept. 21 Designated National POW/MIA Recognition Day - Brevard NC

The United States' National POW/MIA Recognition Day will be observed across the nation on Friday, Sept. 21. Transylvania County residents are encouraged to take time to honor and remember the...

 

Burrows Closes Chapter In Service To County - Brevard NC

Described as an advocate for the citizen, with a tireless commitment to the community, Mark Burrows closed a 30-year chapter of service to Transylvania County residents at a reception at Brevard...

 

Mountain Skies: Autumnal Equinox To Occur Saturday, Sept. 22

The Stars The brightest star in our nighttime sky tonight is the brilliant Vega in the constellation of Lyra, the lyre (or harp). At sunset, Lyra lies almost overhead just a little to the west of Cygnus the swan described in the previous column....

 

Picturing The Past: 'Voices Of Our Mountain Kin' Features Family Stories That Reveal Details Of Everyday Life

Over the next several weeks, Picturing the Past will be featuring books about the people and places that make up Transylvania County's history. "Voices of Our Mountain Kin" shares the stories of the...

 

Ceremonial Unit Honors Vietnam Vet, Shooting Victim

On Sept. 11, despite a torrential rainstorm, members of the Transylvania County Honor Guard proved that their mission to honor a fallen brother outweighs any adversity as they performed their...

 

WNC Vietnam Veterans Have A Wall Of Their Own

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, a large crane exited the gates of the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, its mission accomplished. The long-awaited Vietnam Veterans Memorial had been placed and...

 

Picturing The Past: 'We Love America' Quilt On Display At Library

Following the terrorist attacks against the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, the second grade teachers at Brevard Elementary choose to undertake a social studies project to focus students on the good...

 

Savvy Senior: Choosing A Continuing-Care Retirement Community

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me some tips on picking an all-inclusive residential retirement community that offers independent housing along with assisted living and nursing care? My husband and I are looking to downsize and simplify, but we want...

 

Mountain Skies: Planets Disappear One By One This Fall

The Stars The summertime Milky Way is now high overhead just at sunset. While this beautiful veil in the sky may have been obvious to the casual observer in years gone by, nowadays it takes some planning and effort to enjoy it. However, all one...

 

Picturing The Past: Newspapers Provide A Unique View Of The Past

One of the most common requests in the Local History Room at the Transylvania County Library is for newspaper articles of past events. The library has microfilm of all available editions of the...

 

Dance Raises Funds For Museum, Veterans' Programs

Seventy-five supporters of the WNC Military History Museum gathered on Saturday, Aug. 25, to celebrate the museum's first year anniversary in its current building and to raise money to honor...

 

Museum Pathfinders Are Ready For Visitors

New Pathfinders at the WNC Military History Museum are prepared to make visitors' experience interesting and meaningful. The three new Pathfinders attending training on Aug. 22 are all Navy veterans,...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Michael Kuhne: A View From The Tonkin Gulf

Michael Kuhne served in Vietnam on a ship in the Gulf of Tonkin from January through September 1970. His story is a series of reflections on his service, rather than a chronological account of...

 

Picturing The Past: Making Moonshine In The County Was Big Business

Making moonshine was common practice and a part of mountain culture during the 1800s. Nearly every home kept some form of spirits - whiskey, wine, ale or brandy - available for themselves and...

 

SAFE's Girls Empowerment Camp Is A Success

There is no shortage of summer camps in Transylvania County. From day camp to sleep away camp, children from all over the nation flock to the county every June to make new friends, hone new skill and...

 

Carnivals, Korea, Chimps, Papa Joe's Seen It All

In 1949, with $2 in his pocket and the clothes he had on, 17-year-old Joe Deddo ran away from home, crossing the bridge that took him from Staten Island, N.Y., to New Jersey, where he promptly joined...

 

Picturing The Past: What Did Everyday Items Cost In 1968?

During the last two weeks Picturing the Past has looked back at some feature stories in the Centennial Issue published by The Transylvania Times. This week's focus is on the advertisements from that i...

 
 By Dan DeWitt    Features    August 16, 2018

Rise & Shine Students Enjoy Outdoor Camp

Rise & Shine Neighbors in Ministry is mostly known for its acclaimed after-school tutoring program focused on reading, writing and math. In the future it also may be famous for instructing scholar...

 

Military History Museum Created By Community

(This is part three of an update on Brevard's WNC Military History Museum as it approaches its one-year anniversary at 21 E. Main St. Each part of this series focused on one aspect of the museum's...

 

WWII British Sailor Honored By Local Veterans

On Saturday, July 21, the Transylvania County Honor Guard recognized a veteran of WWII at Hendersonville Presbyterian Church. The ceremony was somber, moving and unusual in two respects. First, it...

 

Jug Gerard: From Jet Jockey To Helicopter Pilot

(Jug Gerard flew helicopters for 27 months in Vietnam. This account, in his words, covers the first six months of the time. Gerard's personal military decorations include Distinguished Flying Cross w/...

 

One Goal of Military Museum Is To Educate

(This is part two of a three-part update on Brevard's WNC Military History Museum as it approaches its Aug. 25 one-year anniversary at 21 E. Main St. Each part of this series will focus on one aspect...

 

Conserving Carolina: Gwynn Valley To Host Conservation Celebration

On Saturday, Aug. 18, Conserving Carolina will be hosting its 18th Conservation Celebration. An annual ticketed event, the Conservation Celebration is the organizations largest benefit, featuring a...

 

Supporting SAFE Changes People's Lives

Brevard has no shortage of thrift stores. In the downtown square alone, you will stumble upon several thrift and second hand stores. Nestled in the outskirts of Brevard's downtown are two resale...

 

Teachers Score Panthers FanFest From United Way

Two Brevard Middle School teachers and their families scored passes to the Carolina Panthers FanFest event at Bank of America Stadium on Friday, Aug. 3. Local teachers Lisa Smith and James Myers,...

 

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