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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... Full story

 

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...

 

Joe Sansosti And The Little-Known Battle of Dai Do - Brevard nC

Public attitudes toward Joe Sansosti and his fellow Marines have changed significantly over the past 50 years. When Sansosti arrived in San Francisco in 1968, just two days before Christmas, he and...

 

Picturing The Past: Black Soldiers Stationed At Pisgah Forest In 1918

During World War I, African American soldiers in the U.S. military faced an enormous degree of discrimination from the draft process throughout their service. They were trained at separate camps and...

 

Mountain Skies: Three Weak Meteor Showers In November

The Planets Slowly, over the past few months, the planets have been disappearing one by one. Well, not exactly. They are still out there but only one, Mars, remains easily visible in the early...

 

Savvy Senior: How To Capture Your Elder Loved Ones' Story

Dear Savvy Senior, I am interested in making a video of my 82-year-old parents’ life story/legacy and how they want to be remembered. With the holidays approaching, I thought this could be a neat gift to my older siblings, but I could use some help...

 

Veteran To Discuss 'Submarine Service During The Cold War'

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m., John Colflesh will present a lecture “Submarine Service During the Cold War.” Included in the lecture: •Colflesh’s training as a nuclear qualified submarine officer. •His experiences on board the USS...

 

INTERACT Participants 'Won't Give Up'

Editor's Note: Jeanette Wayne, Transylvania Vocational Service's INTERACT supervisor, wrote the following. "I Won't Give Up... even if the skies get rough." That's the motto for the INTERACT program...

 

'Mane Event' Gala Raises $37,000 For Programs, Scholarships

Dressed in their Western best, friends of Free Rein Center for Therapeutic Riding and Education enjoyed a night of food, music, fundraising and fun at the "Mane Event" gala on Oct. 13, raising more...

 

Picturing The Past: Hall Recorded History Of Black Community

Nathaniel Hall was born in Brevard to D.C. and Etta Gash Hall on Jan. 17, 1916. Hall was educated at Rosenwald School. He moved to Washington, D.C., where he earned both a B.S. and M.A. in education....

 

Rows Of Quilts: A Patchwork Of Joy

The Western North Carolina Quilters Guild Brevard Chapter/Area 5 displayed its members quilts this last weekend at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard, as part of the quilt show "Row...

 

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