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More Veterans Wrapped In Quilts Of Valor – Brevard, NC

Eight area veterans received handmade quilts to honor their service in a ceremony at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas on Sept. 7. Quilts of Valor is a national organization whose members produce hand-made patchwork quilts to honor...

 

Fun To Be Found At Mountain State Fair

The annual Mountain State Fair at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher ends its current run on Sunday. Fair goers can enjoy plenty of traditional fair rides, food, music, games and competitions....

 

Mountain Song Festival Lights Up The Weekend

The annual Mountain Song Festival was held over the weekend at the Brevard Music Center and included Steep Canyon Rangers. The festival is a major fundraiser for the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of...

 

Local Resident Served In Two Branches Of Military

How many veterans have served in two branches of the U.S. military? Residents can meet one on Aug. 22. Brevard's Mike DiRocco served in the U.S. Marines from 1954-1959 (sergeant) and from 1960-1973...

 

Bill Hudson Epitomized The Silent Warrior

Bill Hudson grew up in Atlanta, Ga., in a loving home in the 1940-'50s in an all-American modest neighborhood. Little did he know he would be serving his country in isolation. In 1948, the United...

 

Jupiter And Saturn Can Be Seen At Dusk

The Planets We have two planets easily visible in the early evening. Jupiter is the second brightest planet of all and, since Venus (the brightest) is lost in the glare of the sun this month, Jupiter...

 
 By John Lanier    Features    July 25, 2019

From International Law To Conducting: BMC's Ken Lam Offers Unique Perspective

Given the circuitous route he took to reach his current positions in the world of classical music, Ken Lam, the current resident conductor at the Brevard Music Center, has a rather unique...

 

Eat Local Shop Local, Support Businesses And Neighbors

Eat Local Shop Local 2019 focused on keeping things local and charted a record number of 66 sponsors participating in the event. Eateries and shops throughout the county, including locations in...

 

From County Shelter: More Pets Are Available For Adoption – Transylvania County, NC

These pets and many others are available for adoption from Transylvania County Animal Services. The shelter, which is located at 1124 Old Rosman Highway, is open from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Tuesday...

 

Glancing Back: Gillespie Lands Trout Weighing 5 Pounds – Transylvania County, NC

The following briefs are from Thursday, July 24, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Sandy Griffin of Brevard won the 10 lay “Powder-Puff” race, leading all the way in Roland Owen’s No. 54. Henrietta Owen placed second and Nancy Logan came...

 

Picturing The Past: Job Corps Program Helped Build The County – Transylvania County, NC

In the early 1960s, unemployment of young people in the U.S. was twice that of older adults. In response, the Kennedy Administration designed a program, known as Job Corps, offering free education and...

 

Natural Waterslide Wows On Every Descent

Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest provides fun, and refreshing temperatures in the dog days of summer. People come from all over the take the plunge....

 

Picturing the Past: Rosman Tracking Station Supports Apollo Mission

This week's Picturing the Past article is from a July 24, 1969, Transylvania Times story titled, "Rosman Tracking Station Supports The Apollo XI In Indirect, Important Way." Transylvania County has...

 

Three Robbers Arrested After Wild Car Chase

The following briefs are from Thursday, July 17, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Spectacular electrical storms, accompanied by high winds, expended their wrath upon several sections of Brevard and Transylvania County last Thursday, July 10. C...

 

Working Together Is Success!

It was the ingenious inventor of the first automobile, Henry Ford, who coined the phrase “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success!” We could say t...

 

Connestee Art League Raises Funds For Children And The Arts At Art In The Park

The 15th annual "Art in the Park," featuring more than 20 local artists, was held on Saturday, July 6. The event, sponsored by the Connestee Art League of Brevard, raises funds for arts programs for...

 

Chicken Wire And Dresses – Brevard, NC

On Saturday evening, July 6, three Brevard residents participated in the 8th annual Costume Drama, Asheville Community Theater’s fundraising fashion show featuring 20 select fashion designers and...

 
 By Dave Bradley    Features    July 8, 2019

Gladys Taylor: Historical Society A Labor Of Love-Transylvania County, NC

Every organization needs volunteers who roll up their sleeves and work, often anonymously, in the background and away from the limelight. The Transylvania Historical Society found someone who fit...

 

The Little River Novelty Band Of The 1980s Performed Music 'Just For The Fun Of It'

The Little River Novelty Band was organized in June 1980 “just for the fun of it.” They provided free entertainment at community centers and for charitable institutions and clubs. Vivian Edge was...

 

Contestants Get Their Fill Of Hot Dogs-Brevard, NC

The crowd gathered outside Rocky's Grille in downtown Brevard on July 4 for the annual hot dog eating contest. People tried to look away as defending champ Jed Donahue ate 15 hotdogs in ten...

 

Local Residents Score Big At National Senior Games

Recently, several Transylvania County residents traveled to Albuquerque, N.M., to participate in the 2019 National Senior Games. The competition was rigorous, but Transylvania County was represented...

 

Mountain Skies: Moon And Two Planets Appear Before July 4 Fireworks

The Planets Mercury and Mars are quickly disappearing from the evening sky along with Venus in the predawn sky. As the earth continues to pull away from Mars, that brilliant red “star” from last...

 
 By Janet Lute    Features    July 1, 2019

Master Gardener: How To Grow Fresh Air

The public often tends to associate air pollution with outside environments but the inside of homes or offices may have poor air quality, too. If ventilation is not adequate, stagnant air can build...

 

Many Go Bald Saturday For A Great Cause

Holmes Desmelik, a cancer survivor, helped to shave the head of Charisma Arbogast and a few others on Saturday during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event at the Ecusta Brewing Company...

 

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