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Mountain Skies: Mars Crosses Face Of Taurus, The Bull

The Planets Under normal circumstances the beautiful planet Venus, now our “morning star” in the east before dawn, is the brightest nighttime object after the moon. The second brightest planet is usually the giant Jupiter. Both outshine Sirius,...

 

Picturing The Past: Community Clubs Helped Bring People Together

In the late 1940s, two groups, Western North Carolina Associated Communities and Western North Carolina Community Development Association, undertook efforts to assist small rural communities...

 

Library And TRAIN To Celebrate Volunteers

The Transylvania County Library and United Way of Transylvania County's TRAIN present the annual "Celebration of Volunteers" from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, in the library's Rogow Room. The...

 

Savvy Senior: Some Air Travel Tips For Older Passengers

Dear Savvy Senior, My son is getting his Ph.D. next month and I would like to fly my parents in from across the country for his graduation, but I have some concerns about the flights. My dad is 82 and has trouble walking long distances and uses an...

 

Glancing Back? Plans For New Post Office Announced

The following briefs are from Thursday, April 10, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Gov. Robert W. Scott has signed a proclamation for the observance of National Library Week throughout North Carolina, April 20-26. _______________ Five Brevard...

 
 By Janet Lute    Features    April 4, 2019

Master Gardener: Practice Safety In The Garden

We don’t always think of our gardens as being a source of danger, but if we are not prepared, we can find ourselves with aches and pains, or even a trip to the emergency room in our future. It is important to treat gardening like we would other...

 

Savvy Senior: Finding Health Insurance Before Medicare Kicks In

Dear Savvy Senior, I will be retiring in a few months and need to get some health insurance for my wife and me until we can enroll in Medicare. What are my options? About to Retire Dear About, There are several places early retirees can find health...

 

Picturing The Past: Donated Scrapbook Offers A Glimpse Of An Era Of The Buck Forest Area

The local History Room at the Transylvania County Library recently received a donation of the Buck Forest Scrapbook from the Friends of DuPont State Forest. The scrapbook appears to have been a...

 

Savvy Senior: Underutilized Palliative Care Services Can Help Relieve Pain

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about palliative care? My husband suffers from lung disease and is receiving radiation for prostate cancer but is not terminally ill. I’ve heard that palliative care can help him with his pain and...

 

Glancing Back: Duncan Hunter Meets Old Friend Dean Rusk

The following briefs are from Thursday, April 3, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Rather stiff penalties were handed down in the March-April term of Superior Court here this week. One man, after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter,...

 

Picturing The Past Bowling: A Favorite Pastime In Brevard

Bowling was always a popular recreational activity among Ecusta employees. In the early days they fielded at least six men's teams and six women's team. However, long before the Ecusta Paper...

 

Glancing Back: John Love To Lead American Thread

The following briefs are from Thursday, March 27, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. The golden anniversary of the American Legion has been commemorated with a special stamp by the Post Office Department. The stamps were placed on sale here on M...

 

Savvy Senior: Safe Ways To Get Rid Of Expired, Unused Medicine

Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best, environmentally safe way to dispose of old and unused medications? My mother has a medicine cabinet chocked-full of pills, some of which haven’t been touched in 25 years, and I’d like to clean it out for...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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