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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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

College Walk Team Members Prove They Are United

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) thanked College Walk neighborhood donors and volunteers with an Americana and folk music by the band 'All Natural Jam' on Wednesday, Feb. 6. During the event,...

 

Glancing Back: WCCA Pulls Rosman Headstart Funding

The following briefs are from Thursday, Feb. 13, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. According to Mayor Edith C. Osborne, Rosman has had two very disappointing situations to happen to the community during the past two weeks. The lady mayor...

 

Picturing The Past: General Merchandise And Hardware Store Were The Hub Of The Brevard Community

In the early 1900s, most small communities had a general merchandise store. On the Hendersonville Road about 2.5 miles from downtown Brevard the Deaver-Patton Company's store was located at the busy...

 

Savvy Senior: Do I Need To File A Tax Return This Year?

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? My income dropped way down when I had to retire last year, so I’m wondering if I need to file a tax return this year. Retired Ron Dear Ron, Whether or...

 

Glancing Back: Ed Emory Named BHS Football Coach

The following briefs are from Thursday, Feb. 6, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. _______________ Coach Edward H. Emory, presently a member of the Wake Forest University football coaching staff, has been appointed athletic director and head foo...

 

Picturing The Past: Historic Information On Pisgah Forest Post Office

This week's Picturing the Past photographs feature the Pisgah Forest Post Office in the 1940s and the current facility. Pisgah Forest first established a post office in December 1906. Although it was...

 

Glancing Back: Rosman High School Considered Unsafe

The following briefs are from Thursday, Jan. 30, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. _______________ Craig M. Cheek, 18, of Pisgah Forest and Robert Long, 17, of Brevard were injured Friday, Jan. 24, when their motorcycle ran up under a dump...

 

Glancing Back, Jan. 23, 1969: Jaycees Name Huggins Young Man Of Year

The following briefs are from Thursday, Jan. 23, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. _______________ John R. Huggins, Principal of Brevard Junior High School, was named “Outstanding Young Man of the Year” at the Brevard Jaycees’ annual...

 

Picturing The Past: Dairy Queen Became The First Fast Food Franchise In County

Today, Brevard has numerous fast food franchises along the Asheville Highway, but in the 1950s there were few businesses of any type beyond Brevard College. There were a number of restaurants in downt...

 

Never Too Early To Learn

Children enjoyed reading and craft project on Tuesday at the Transylvania County Library during Tuesday Hullabaloo. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers in all stages of development are welcome to take...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Ranger Phil Mayrand Recounts His Last Mission

The U.S. Army website describes the 75th Ranger Regiment as the U.S. Army's premier large-scale special operations force, which is made up of some of the most elite soldiers in the world. What follows...

 

Picturing The Past: Looking At A Brief History Of The Canteen Café

The Canteen Café, a long-time fixture in downtown Brevard, opened in the summer of 1928 by W.E. "Elzie" Shipman. Shipman only operated it for a brief time before selling the business to E.O. Shields...

 

Glancing Back, Jan. 16, 1969: Dr. Massey To Lead Local United Fund

The following briefs are from Thursday, Jan. 16, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Curtis Lee Mason, 38, of Rosman died of a broken back received when his car went out of control and over an embankment on N.C. 178 two miles south of Brevard, ac...

 

New Library Exhibit Focuses On Alcoholism

Problems With Alcohol? Help Is in The Library! So declares the banner for the new display in the Transylvania County Library that appeared on Jan. 2 and just in time for New Year's resolutions for som...

 

Area Hospital Celebrates New Life, Name Change

Brynlee Kay Puttick is the first baby for her parents, Lauren Norris and Gage Puttick, the first grandbaby in her family, and she is also the first baby girl born at AdventHealth Hendersonville,...

 

Mountain Skies: Total Lunar Eclipse Visible In The Mountains

Jan. 20-21 Total Lunar Eclipse Lunar eclipses can occur a little less than six months apart, so there could be as many as three in a calendar year. The last year that happened was 2016. Not all lunar eclipses are total, i.e., where the moon passes...

 

Picturing The Past: Royal Café Has Become Lily T Clothing Company

This week's featured photograph dates to the second decade of the 20th century and was likely taken around 1915. Although the image does not include enough of the building to definitively identify...

 

Picturing The Past: Pete Bikas Greek Restaurant Owner: Struggle And Success - Brevard NC

This week's featured photograph is looking south down Broad Street from the intersection of Broad and Main streets in Brevard. The signs along the building fronts identify long-time Brevard businesses...

 

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