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Block Party At Library Builds Up Youth - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Library held a Block Party on Thursday, Dec. 27....

 

Savvy Senior: What You Should Know About Your Aging Parents Finances

Dear Savvy Senior, My siblings and I don’t know much about our elderly parent’s financial situation or their wishes if something happens to them. When mom broke her hip last year, it got me thinking we need to be better prepared. What’s the...

 

Vietnam Veterans: USMC Tunnel Rat Urges PTSD Victims To Seek Help

Building tunnels and forts with his friends in the swamps near Georgetown, S.C., offered young Earl "Flynn" Trimnal excellent conditioning for the job he would someday assume in Vietnam – that of a...

 

Picturing The Past: How Reid's Furniture Co. Started And Grew

This week's Picturing the Past photograph features Reid Furniture Company and was taken in 1959. The buildingwhere Reid's was located at the time looks different today. The best clues in the photo...

 

Picturing the Past: The Day Houston Furniture Nearly Went Up In Smoke

Over the last two weeks Picturing the Past has featured businesses that were located at 55 E. Main during a portion of their existence: B&B Feed & Seed from 1928-1940 and Grover's Office Supply...

 

Mountain Skies: The Moon And Three Planets Greet The New Year

The Stars When asked to name a favorite constellation, many people respond with either “Orion” or “The Big Dipper.” Orion is the hunter in the sky and was well known to the ancient Greeks. It is one of 88 classical constellations. Realize,...

 

Vietnam Veteran Series: Lillard Oversaw Choppers From Okinawa's Deck

By Michel Robertson The Vietnam War was in full force in the winter of 1964 when New Jersey natives Peter "Pete" Lillard and his best friend, seniors at Wake Forest University, decided to enlist in...

 

Savvy Senior: Have You Checked Your Social Security Statement For Errors?

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve heard that Social Security sometimes makes mistakes on our earnings record, which can reduce our monthly retirement benefits. How can I make sure this doesn’t happen to me? Paranoid Paul Dear Paul, Mistakes in the Social...

 

Picturing The Past: Grover's 40 Years Of Business Brought About Many Changes

Grover’s Office Supply was a well-known, long running business in downtown Brevard before it was sold to Hoyle Office Solutions in 2016. The business had been located at 372 S. Broad St. for about...

 

Picturing The Past: B&B Feed & Seed Business Boosted County's Economy

Most people who have lived in Transylvania County for more than 20 years are familiar with B&B Feed & Seed, formerly located on Gaston Street. However, did you know that for approximately 40...

 

Mountain Skies: Dark Skies For The Geminid Meteor Shower

The Planets While it was nice back in the summer to locate the planets all in a line in the evening sky, they may seem to move around randomly. Of course, there is nothing random about their movements; ancient astronomers and math-ematicians have...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Jimmy McKinney Traveled With Big Red I

Brevard native Jimmy McKinney was married and working at the Ecusta plant when he received his draft notice in May 1966. "There were a lot of us from Transylvania County," McKinney recalled. "It was...

 

Savvy Senior: How To Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about seasonal affective disorder? I have always hated wintertime, but since I retired and am home a lot more, the dark and cold winter months make me depressed and lethargic. Fighting the Blues Dear Fighting,...

 

Savvy Senior: The Retirement Benefits Of A Health Savings Account

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about health savings accounts? I’ve been reading that they are a great investment that can help with growing health care costs when I retire. Planning Ahead Dear Planning, It’s true! A health savings...

 

Picturing The Past: Ford's Corner Once A Popular Brevard Hangout

Over the next few weeks Picturing the Past will take a closer look at some photographs from the collection in the Local History Room at the Transylvania County Library. These images feature some of th...

 

Glancing Back: Grey Repeats As National Champion

The following briefs are from Thursday, Nov. 21, 1968, edition of The Transylvania Times. Three 17-year-old Haywood County youths were found guilty recently of juvenile delinquency in destruction of government road signs in federal court in...

 

Students Meet Veterans And Learn History - Brevard NC

"Holy cow," said a sixth-grader. "That magazine only cost $1.25. I've never seen one for less than $4.95." He had just looked at a Life Magazine from 1939 in the library at the WNC Military History...

 

Picturing The Past: Thanksgiving Day Tradition: Family, Food And Football

Thanksgiving in the United States traces its origin to 1621 when the Pilgrims at Plymouth celebrated a successful fall harvest. For more than 200 years the colonies and states held days of thanks on irregular dates. Congress and George Washington...

 

VVA Presents Two Awards To Transylvania Residents - Brevard NC

On Nov. 13, the Vietnam Veterans Association, Chapter 124, presented two awards to Transylvania residents at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. The chapter presented certificates of ap...

 

Local Marines Celebrate Marine Corps' Birthday - Brevard NC

Eighty Transylvania County Marines and their guests marked the 243rd birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps at a gathering held at the Brevard American Legion Hall on Sat. Nov. 10. It was a pot-luck...

 

Savvy Senior: How To Get Veterans' Funeral And Burial Benefits

Dear Savvy Senior, Does the VA provide any special burial benefits to old veterans? My dad, who has late-stage Parkinson’s disease, served during the Vietnam War in the 1960s. Only Child Dear Only, Most U.S. veterans are eligible for burial and mem...

 

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...

 

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