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Vietnam Offers Diverse Landscapes, Cultures

When my plane landed in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, after 33 hours of traveling this past January, I stepped out of the airplane and into a whole new world. I had chosen to study abroad for a...

 

Picturing the Past: Dunn's Rock Township Attracted Summer Camps

At just over 30 square miles Dunn's Rock is the smallest township in land area. However, the population density is higher than all other townships in the county, except Brevard. It is surrounded by...

 

Rice Street Garden Welcomes Back Pack Campers

"Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow." First they sang the famous "Garden Song" by John Denver, and, then, on June 19, they went to the Rice Street Community Garden and pulled weeds...

 

Vietnam Veterans: John Barker Flew F-4 Phantoms Over Hanoi

John Barker served two tours in Vietnam in 1967 and 1972, flying bombing raids in F-4 Phantoms in the Hanoi area. Below, in his own words, is Barker's Vietnam story. I received my commission as a 2nd...

 

Thanks To Community Effort, Old Glory Flies At Davidson River Cemetery

By Michel Robertson On a beautiful spring morning under a clear blue sky, dozens of spectators gazed upward as veterans raised the American flag over the Davidson River Cemetery, accompanied by tenor...

 

Crowds Enjoy Stroll For First Gallery Walk

Large crowds were on hand for the first Gallery Walk of 2018 in downtown Brevard last Friday evening....

 

Ready To Enjoy Blue Skies, Warm Temperatures

The warm weather has seen lots of people head outside to hike, bike and kick back....

 

Student Art Displayed As Part Of City Celebration

As part of the city of Brevard's 150th birthday celebration, the Transylvania Community Arts Council is hosting the Transylvania County Public Schools Student Art Exhibit. The exhibit will be on...

 

Songsmiths Gather, Entertain At Music Center

Darrell Scott and Sarah Siskind were two of the featured artists at Saturday's first annual Songsmith Gathering. The event, held at the Brevard Music Center, was a benefit for the Cindy Platt Boys...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Clyde Jones And The Big E: Recipe For Success

It's been said that an Army marches on its stomach, attesting to the importance of well-provisioned forces in the military. For Clyde Jones, "serving" in the Navy took on new meaning as he directed...

 

Pisgah Forest's Nate McCall Earns Solo Wings

Recently, Pisgah Forest teen Nate McCall earned his Federal Aviation Administration solo flight certificate. This means that he is qualified to fly airplanes by himself, though he will have to earn...

 

Kindergarten Readiness Is Key - Rally Puts Emphasis On Getting Children Ready

More than 30 different nonprofit organizations gathered this past Thursday to promote kindergarten preparation during Western Carolina Community Action's (WCCA) third annual Kindergarten Readiness...

 

Picturing The Past: Red House Was Originally A Trading Post

Picturing the Past will feature some of Brevard's historic homes over the next several weeks. The houses in these articles will all be part of the upcoming Historic House Ramble. They represent a...

 
 By Jill Beach    Features    April 12, 2018

The Haven Provides A Much-Needed Service - Brevard, NC

What if you suddenly lost everything due to circumstances beyond your control? Suppose your car breaks down and you are unable to get to work; you lose your job, and are unable to pay your rent; your...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Grady Jackson – Search And Rescue In North Vietnam

In May 1972, Lieut-enant Commander Grady Jackson was the senior bombardier/navigator in Navy VA-75 A-6 squadron, home-ported in Norfolk, Va. The squadron had just completed a deployment to the...

 

Picturing The Past: Ecusta Employed Hundreds Of Women

In the first half of the 20th century the percentage of women in the U.S. workforce and the types of jobs available to them varied greatly. In 1900 just 19 percent of working age women were employed...

 
 By Norah Davis    Features    April 5, 2018

Dirt Connects Rice Street Garden, Conservers

On March 16 and 17, Rice Street Community Garden had a record turnout of volunteers for the first two workdays of the 2018 growing season. The big gathering to plant cold-weather crops was thanks in...

 

Picturing The Past: Home Demonstration Clubs Preceded 4-H

Home Demonstration clubs in North Carolina have their roots in efforts to develop clubs for farm children. In the early 1900s home demonstration agents were hired during growing and canning season to...

 

At Grove Park Inn: Local Honor Guard Performs Flag Ceremony

On Tuesday, March 27, the Transylvania County Honor Guard provided flag services for the opening ceremony of the North Carolina Airports Assoc-iation (NCAA) annual conference at the Grove Park Inn in...

 

Easter Egg Hunt: An Annual Sweet Delight

An annual tradition in Transylvania County is the Easter Egg Hunt organized by the VFW Post 4309 on Nicholson Creek Road in Brevard. Children of all ages were again treated Saturday to a visit from...

 

Irish Fare Served For Annual Good Cause

The Falls Landing restaurant had its fifth annual "Luck of the Irish Dinner," raising around $3,000 for The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County. John Gardner and Betsy Barefoot...

 

Empty Bowls Filled To Help The Hungry

The Bread of Life Community Kitchen joined forces Saturday with the artists at Mud Dabbers Pottery and First United Methodist Church for the 13th annual Empty Bowls Soup Lunch....

 

Picturing The Past: Garden Clubs Enriched County's Communities

The first garden club in the U.S. formed in 1891 in Athens, Ga., after a group of 12 women began sharing plants and cuttings. As the women's club movement grew over the next several decades, more and...

 

For WNC Military History Museum: Community Leaders Offer Ideas For Growth

Eleven Transylvania leaders met at the WNC Military History Museum on March 20 for a luncheon roundtable to discuss growth of the museum. The mission of the museum is to honor, educate and preserve...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Under Attack Abroad And At Home

Korean War Air Force veteran Joe Smith first arrived in South Vietnam in August 1967, flying into Tan Son Nhut Air Base on the outskirts of Saigon. An experienced Airman, Joe Smith was assigned as a...

 

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