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Picturing The Past: Bells of Peace - A Celebration After World War I

On Nov. 11, 1918, "engines whistled, church bells rang, the fire bell clanged, guns and pistols were fired, even firecrackers appeared from somewhere and added to the general din. There were tea...

 

Local Veterans, Marines Mark Special Day - Brevard NC

To commemorate Veterans Day, a ceremony was held Saturday at the courthouse gazebo in downtown Brevard. Also on Saturday, local Marine veterans and others, including those with the Transylvania...

 
 By Ray Tuers    Features    November 8, 2018

Annette Kilgore Turns Out Goodies For Festival - Brevard NC

She may be 82, but Annette Kilgore still has plenty of energy to produce mouth-watering baked goods in her Magic Chef gas oven. She says God guides her every move. "The love of God is all over that...

 

Brevard Resident Creates 'Best In Show' Costume - Brevard NC

A towering, robotic figure called Bastion, equipped with weaponry and accompanied by a yellow bird perched in its shoulder, could be seen in the crowd at this year's Halloweenfest. The robot, tall...

 

Joe Sansosti And The Little-Known Battle of Dai Do - Brevard nC

Public attitudes toward Joe Sansosti and his fellow Marines have changed significantly over the past 50 years. When Sansosti arrived in San Francisco in 1968, just two days before Christmas, he and...

 

Picturing The Past: Black Soldiers Stationed At Pisgah Forest In 1918

During World War I, African American soldiers in the U.S. military faced an enormous degree of discrimination from the draft process throughout their service. They were trained at separate camps and...

 

Mountain Skies: Three Weak Meteor Showers In November

The Planets Slowly, over the past few months, the planets have been disappearing one by one. Well, not exactly. They are still out there but only one, Mars, remains easily visible in the early...

 

Savvy Senior: How To Capture Your Elder Loved Ones' Story

Dear Savvy Senior, I am interested in making a video of my 82-year-old parents’ life story/legacy and how they want to be remembered. With the holidays approaching, I thought this could be a neat gift to my older siblings, but I could use some help...

 

Veteran To Discuss 'Submarine Service During The Cold War'

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m., John Colflesh will present a lecture “Submarine Service During the Cold War.” Included in the lecture: •Colflesh’s training as a nuclear qualified submarine officer. •His experiences on board the USS...

 

INTERACT Participants 'Won't Give Up'

Editor's Note: Jeanette Wayne, Transylvania Vocational Service's INTERACT supervisor, wrote the following. "I Won't Give Up... even if the skies get rough." That's the motto for the INTERACT program...

 

'Mane Event' Gala Raises $37,000 For Programs, Scholarships

Dressed in their Western best, friends of Free Rein Center for Therapeutic Riding and Education enjoyed a night of food, music, fundraising and fun at the "Mane Event" gala on Oct. 13, raising more...

 

Picturing The Past: Hall Recorded History Of Black Community

Nathaniel Hall was born in Brevard to D.C. and Etta Gash Hall on Jan. 17, 1916. Hall was educated at Rosenwald School. He moved to Washington, D.C., where he earned both a B.S. and M.A. in education....

 

Rows Of Quilts: A Patchwork Of Joy

The Western North Carolina Quilters Guild Brevard Chapter/Area 5 displayed its members quilts this last weekend at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard, as part of the quilt show "Row...

 

Mountain Skies: Mars Slides Across The Seagoat This Month - Brevard NC

The Stars Some refer to this time of the year as the Capricorn Hour since this faint but beautiful constellation is easily situated for viewing in the southern skies as night falls. Capricornus is known as the “seagoat” and is really a celestial...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Honor Flight Offers Vets Special Homecoming

(On Oct. 6, 2018, I accompanied 92 Vietnam veterans to Washington, D.C., as a guardian on a Blue Ridge Honor Flight. Among the veterans was David Crandal of Brevard. The following article chronicles...

 

Picturing The Past: 'Lewis Redmond, The King Of Moonshiners' Unravels The Story

Lewis Redmond — moonshiner, murderer, notorious outlaw or folk hero? In “King of the Moonshiners: Lewis R. Redmond in Fact and Fiction” historian Bruce Stewart brings together Redmond’s family history, a sympathetic newspaper interview, a...

 

How To Avoid Waste in the First Place - Reduction and Reuse - Brevard, NC

Welcome back to our series on waste, recycling, and materials management in Transylvania County. So far, we've examined the landfill and the costs associated with long-term disposal of materials, the...

 

Quilts Of Valor Will Honor Local Veterans - Brevard NC

Quilts of Valor, an organization whose members produce handmade patchwork quilts to honor veterans, will present quilts to five Transylvania veterans and three additional veterans from the region on...

 

Hawkins To Discuss 'World War II - The Forgotten Russian Front'

The public is invited to a free lecture at the WNC Military History Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. for historian Frank Hawkins' presentation, "World War II – The Forgotten Russian Front."...

 

Transylvania County Marines To Celebrate Corps' Birthday

Transylvania County Marines will celebrate the 243rd birthday of the Corps at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at the American Legion Hall, 55 E. Jordan St. in Brevard. The event will take place in the Little Theater wing of the building and is being...

 

Picturing The Past: Book Offers Picture Of Connestee And Carson Creek Area

In the preface of his book, "Shadows of the Past: Return to Reba," Ed Comer wrote, "Long before the Connestee Falls community existed, its land held pockets of hardy souls that built their homes...

 

Forest Festival Day Was All The Buzz

The annual Forest Festival, held at the Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah National Forest, drew hundreds of people. The event also featured the John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen's...

 

David B. Grant: Phantom Pilot And Prisoner Of War

On June 24, 1972, U.S. Air Force Captain David B. Grant was flying a mission from Thailand into conflict-ridden North Vietnam when his F-4 Phantom took a direct hit and exploded. The fuselage was...

 

Picturing The Past: 'Transylvania Memories' Captures Oral History

"Transylvania Memories," published in 2011, captured the stories of some of Transylvania County's older residents through oral interviews. Peggy Hansen recorded their memories of growing up in the...

 

Mountain Skies: The Arch Of Planets Begins To Disappear

The Planets Throughout the summer we have had an arch or bridge in the early evening formed in the south by all five of the naked-eye planets (although a maximum of four at a time). As the nights have progressed, this parade of planets has been...

 

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