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 By Joy Evans    Features    March 21, 2019 

Ah Daffodils, The Harbinger Of Spring

We know that true spring is just around the corner when we see daffodils popping up everywhere, even in places where we did not realize they existed, like along the side of the road. Spring is definitely on its way – that is until we get hit by a...

 

Glancing Back: Morrow, Trent Become Marine Corps Officers

The following briefs are from Thursday, March 20, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. The Board of the Mary C. Jenkins Community Center is seeking applications for the position of teacher for the Kiddieland Day Care School. _______________ The...

 

Mountain Skies: Vernal Equinox Occurs Wednesday Evening

The Sun The first day of spring is marked by the vernal or spring equinox, the moment in time when the sun, in its apparent path around the sky, crosses the celestial equator on its way north for the spring and summer. This year the equinox occurs...

 

Vietnam Veterans: David Smale, Protecting The Brown Water Navy

Here Come The Seawolves On Oct. 31, 1966, two Navy river patrol boats (PBRs) encountered a superior fleet of sampans and junks intent on transferring a battalion-sized Viet Cong unit from one...

 

Picturing The Past: Dora Patton Made History With Her Jury Duty

In 1946, North Carolina passed an amendment to the state constitution allowing women to serve on juries. In Transylvania County the vote was 2,237 against and 2,207 in favor. Mrs. C.Y. (Dora) Patton w...

 

Savvy Senior: How To Choose A Good Home Stair Lift

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good stair lift companies? I have a difficult time getting up and down the stairs anymore and am interested in purchasing a stair lift for my house but could use some help choosing one. Arthritic Ann Dear...

 

Glancing Back: Daniels Receives Award For St. Timothy Design

The following briefs are from Thursday, March 13, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Robert L. Daniels, Brevard architect, has won a Randolph E. Dumont award at Duke University for “outstanding contribution to the solution of individual...

 

Picturing The Past: Library's Exhibit Reveals Gash's Weave-It Loom

During the past year, staff and volunteers in the Local History Room at the Transylvania County Library have been processing, indexing, and preserving documents, photographs and other print materials... Full story

 

United Way Thanks Workplace-Giving Teams

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) and its event sponsor, Sunrise Café, served up breakfast and an update on a newly funded program to representatives of workplace-giving agencies on Friday,...

 

Savvy Senior: How Seniors Can Stop Frustrating Robocalls

Dear Savvy Senior, Is there anything seniors can do to stop perpetual robocalls? It seems like I get five to 10 a day on my home and cell phone, and I’m sick of it! Frustrated Frank Dear Frank, Robocalls make up around 50 percent of all phone...

 

American Legion To Celebrate 100th Anniversary

On Saturday, March 16, The American Legion is turning 100, and Monroe Wilson Post No. 88 in Brevard is planning to celebrate. Legacy and vision are the two primary planks in The American Legion's...

 

Transylvania History: Wesleyan Methodist Came Here In 1922

The Brevard Wesleyan Methodist Church had its beginning in the year 1922 as the result of a revival meeting conducted by the Rev. Hiram P. Rich. The meeting was held in the courthouse and was widely attended by citizens of the town and county. The...

 

Picturing The Past: Railroad Played Huge Role In Expansion Of The County

Editor's Note: We are re-running the Picturing the Past story that ran in the March 4 edition because some of the information was missing. By the 1890s, North Carolina's railroad network covered most...

 

Mountain Skies: Wives And Hungry Husbands In The Winter Sky

The Stars The bright stars of the winter skies still dominate the evening. As mentioned last month, the central figure, Orion, the hunter, stands high in the south as the sun sets. Using the belt of Orion as a pointer, we can draw a line to the west...

 

Free Mental Health Seminar To Be Held On March 14

Silvermont Opportunity Center is partnering with Vaya Health in Asheville to provide free seminars to Transylvania County residents. The monthly seminars will be led by a member of Vaya’s Geriatric and Adult Specialty Team, which travels...

 

United Way Repeats Commitment To MyFreeTaxes.com

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) announced the launch of this tax season's www.MyFreeTaxes.com site. This marks the 10th year that United Way and H&R Block have partnered to provide free tax...

 

Discover Natural Transylvania To Discuss Skunks March 7

Alan Cameron will present "The Skunks of North Carolina" for Discover Natural Transylvania program at the Transylvania County Library at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7. Cameron uses game cameras to capt...

 

Historic WWII Era LIFE Magazines On Display At Veterans Museum

A nostalgic part of American history will be on display from March 6-17 at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas. Every LIFE magazine (issued weekly) from October, 1941 through October, 1945...

 

Glancing Back: William Cathey Named Top Young Educator

The following briefs are from Thursday, March 6, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. William J. Cathey Jr., teacher and head coach at Rosman High School, has been named Transylvania County’s Outstanding Young Educator of 1968. The Outstanding...

 

Picturing The Past: Railroad Played Huge Role In Expansion Of The County

The arrival of rail service led to a boom in growth and tourism in Brevard. The first eight months of operation saw 8,204 passengers. Passenger revenue was $2,627 and freight revenue $2,268....

 

Savvy Senior: Does Medicare Cover Vision Services?

Dear Savvy Senior, I will be enrolling in Medicare in a few months, and would like to know how Medicare covers vision services? I currently have vision insurance through my employer but will lose it when I retire. Looking Ahead Dear Looking, Many...

 

Salsburg Served As Naval Flight Surgeon

Dr. Steven Salsburg was in his last year of internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital during the Vietnam War's Tet Offensive. The escalation of U.S. involvement in Vietnam required more doctors and...

 

Picturing The Past: Do You Remember The Rosman Rocket?

Last week, Picturing the Past featured a scrapbook and photograph album created by Selma Morgan when she was a student at Rosman High School in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Along with those items...

 

Glancing Back: Banther Wins Public Speaking Competition

The following briefs are from Thursday, Feb. 27, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Brevard’s Monroe Wilson Post No. 88 of the American Legion announces the following activities for the month of March in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of...

 

Buchanan Elected President Of N.C. Association Of Agricultural Fairs

Matt Buchanan was recently elected president of the N.C. Association of Agricultural Fairs. The manager of the WNC Ag Center was sworn in during the association’s annual meeting held in Raleigh in January. “Matt has shown considerable leadership...

 

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