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Local United Way Wins Wells Fargo Grant

Wells Fargo approved a grant of $6,500 to United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) in support of the Families & Money Collaborative Program. The grant was awarded in recognition of UWTC’s commitment...

 

Veterans History Museum Raffling Quilt

This one-of-a-kind quilt will be raffled as a fundraiser for the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas’ capital campaign. “Bravery, Honor, and Valor” is a patriotic sampler measuring 66...

 

Picturing The Past: Young Students Excelled In Dairy Competition

In the mid-1900s the dairy industry in Transylvania County was thriving. There were farms that milked varying sizes of herds and dairies that purchased milk for pasteurization. During Dairy Month in...

 

Mountain Skies: Mars And Mercury Flip-Flop In The Evening Sky

The Planets Mars has been slowly sinking into the evening twilight since late last year. Late last month, it was joined by Mercury, which came out from behind the sun and can now be spotted higher in...

 

Area Veterans Receive Quilts Of Valor

The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas hosted a ceremony Saturday by Quilts of Valor, an organization whose members produce hand-made patchwork quilts to honor veterans. Quilters presented...

 

Picturing The Past: Dairy Farming Was Important In Transylvania County

June is National Dairy Month, and while Transylvania County is not known for dairy products today, throughout much of the 20th century there were local farms with dairy operations that typically had a...

 

Mountain Skies: Four Planets Before Midnight This Month

The Stars An early evening in June is sometimes referred to as “The Arcturus Hour.” One can find this brilliant ginger-colored star by using the handle of the Big Dipper. Following the arc of the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    Features    May 30, 2019

Tucker Comforts The Bereaved

In that aching place where loss knocks the lives of the bereaved out of the orbit of day-to-day life, Tucker, an 11-month-old grief dog, is there to meet those mourning with a good-natured smile and a calming presence. "When he comes into the arrange...

 
 By Carol Moore    Features    May 30, 2019

UU Members Visit Another Transylvania

In May, 10 members of the Unitarian Universalists of Transylvania County (UUTC) traveled to the beautiful Transylvania region of Romania to connect with other Unitarians and the roots of their faith....

 

Meditation Group Aims To Hit The Right Notes

Native North Carolinian author Tom Robbins writes in his book “Jitterbug Perfume” that human beings are essentially frequencies vibrating to the beat of our subatomic particles that comprise each...

 

Mountain Skies: The Planets Are Coming! The Planets Are Coming!

The Planets As we mentioned above, the Earth orbits the sun in a year. That’s 360 degrees in 365¼ days roughly. The effect of this to our observing is that the entire sky appears to be 1° farther west every 24 hours. This is bringing the gas...

 

Glancing Back: Porky Byrd Joins Wolfpack Tennis Team

The following briefs are from Thursday, May 8, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Brevard College trustees honored the memory of the college’s first president by naming the campus art center the Eugene J. Coltrane Building during the annual...

 

UWTC Louis Negrón To Host Pisgah Forest And Cedar Mountain 'Chats'

Louis Negrón, chief executive officer of United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC), invites members of the community to meet him at the Community Chat series in May. These informal conversations center on the local United Way – where it is and...

 

Picturing The Past: Organizations Encourage Historic Preservation

In 1973, the National Register of Historic Places established May as Preservation Month to encourage heritage tourism by promoting historic places across the country. There are several organizations...

 

Mountain Skies: Leo, The Lion, Dominates The Spring Sky

The Stars The spring skies are with us now in the early evening. What do we mean when we identify sections of the sky with the various seasons, e.g., the “spring skies”? It takes the Earth one year to revolve around the sun. Obviously, as we...

 
 By Janet Lute    Features    May 2, 2019

Master Gardener: Ideas Presented For Creating Container Gardens

Everyone from the owners of large gardens to those with just a patio or balcony love the sight of containers filled with flowers. There always seems to be room to slot in a container or hanging...

 

Transylvania History: Memorial To Veterans Erected At Cemetery

Plans were completed at the meeting of the American Legion auxiliary last Monday, March 15 night to buy and beautify a lot in Gillespie Cemetery which will serve as a memorial to all veterans of Transylvania County who served in any war. The lot...

 

Savvy Senior: 2020 Census Offers Temporary Jobs Ideally Suited For Retirees

Dear Savvy Senior, The U.S. Census Bureau is in the process of recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs to help collect valuable data for the 2020 Census, and retirees are ideal candidates. Can you write a column to get the word out?...

 

Transylvania History: Joey Bishop's Program

How many night owls saw Joey Bishop’s program last Friday night? It seems that on a previous program he had been interviewing Moms Mobley about where she was born and he wanted to know if it was a small town of about 200 people. She said no that...

 

Picturing The Past: Early Families Earned Income From Agriculture

During the past three weeks Picturing the Past has looked at the role community clubs have played in Transylvania County since their establishment in the 1950s. This week's focus is on how families in...

 

Glancing Back: Pisgah Forest Speedway To Open Inaugural Year

The following briefs are from Thursday, May 1, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Pisgah Forest Speedway, Inc. will officially open its first season this Sunday, May 4. Howard Griffin, promoter, states that the races will get underway promptly...

 

Mountain Skies: Jupiter And Saturn Shift Into Reverse

The Stars We know spring is now in full swing as we watch Leo, the lion, climb higher in the eastern sky each night. See if you can spot a pattern traditionally referred to as the sickle. This marks the head and mane of the magnificent lion. The...

 

Picturing The Past: Community Clubs: An Essential Part For Developing Communities

As community clubs throughout the Transylvania County grew in the mid-20th century they worked to develop programs for all ages. Community dinners, holiday parties and other entertainments were...

 

Glancing Back: Jim Miller Rolls 300 At Brevard Lanes

The following briefs are from Thursday, April 24, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. William A. Brown, 28, of Rosman, driver of the demolished 1965 Volkswagen, was killed when he was struck head on by a car driven by Ray Edward Marshall, of...

 

Master Gardener: Legumes - Good For You; Good For Your Garden, Too

What exactly is a legume? Basically, it is any kind of bean: fresh snap green beans, lima beans, all kinds of dried, shelled beans, such as kidney or pinto beans for chili, navy or great northern beans for soup; garbanzo beans for hummus. Also includ...

 

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