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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...

 

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...

 

Picturing The Past: Snapshot Of A Teenager In The 1920s-30s Rosman

Many of the materials in the Local History Collection at the Transylvania County Library come from the generous donations of individuals. A recent donation included a scrapbook and photograph album...

 

Glancing Back: Rev. Robert Davis To Lead Brevard College

The following briefs are from Thursday, Feb. 20, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Transylvania County is still digging out from a weekend snowstorm, which blanketed the area with 15 inches between Saturday and Monday. Transportation was...

 

Legion Post 88 Celebrates National Group's Centennial

(The following is Part 1 of two articles about the history and centennial celebration of The American Legion. Part 1 addresses the 100-year history of the organization and its role in the olden times...

 

North Transylvania Fire Rescue Receives Grant

North Transylvania Fire Rescue has announced that they've been awarded a grant in the amount of $79,860 from the Department of Homeland Security through FEMA. This money will support the purchase of...

 

Picturing The Past: Pisgah Builders Supply Was Once A Local Icon

Pisgah Builders Supply, Inc. announced its formal opening in Pisgah Forest on Feb. 28, 1946. The business carried a wide range of supplies, including lumber, wall board, brick, cement, shingles,...

 

Savvy Senior: How To Save Money On Your Medication

Dear Savvy Senior, I take several medications for multiple health conditions and the prices keep going up, even with insurance. Can you recommend any tips that can help me save? Price-Gouged Patty Dear Patty, The rising cost of prescription drugs is...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Ron Severs, Marine Combat Engineer Trained For Trouble

"Fasten your seat belts and stay in your seats," said the stewardess on a chartered commercial flight from Okinawa to Danang, Vietnam. "We have to make a quick descent." It was 1969 as 18-year-old Ron...

 

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