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How Parents Can Help As First Day Of Kindergarten Draws Near

Children experience many firsts as they make their way through infancy and into childhood. Parents often remember their child's first word and the day they took their first step, as both are major...

 

Women Declining In Workforce

At its peak in 1999, the American workforce was dominated by female workers. At that time, 76 percent of women, including those who had children at home, worked outside of the home, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The tides have...

 

Little River News

Little River Community On Aug.10, there will be a Mountain Music Monthly Birthday Jam at the Community Center. A potluck dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by a music jam at 7 p.m. Every one...

 

Cedar Mountain News

Sherwood Forest Friends Happenings at the Red Barn: •7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, The Mushroom Expert, lecture (free). •7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, How to Make a Moonshine Still (free). •6:30 p.m.,...

 

Cathey's Creek News

In The Bible Mission In the Bible Mission meets every Sunday morning at the Cathey’s Creek Community Center, starting at 10 a.m., with Sunday school/Bible study and preaching service starts at 11...

 

Glancing Back: Richard Parris Wins Soap Box Derby Title

The following briefs are from Thursday, Aug. 7, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. William H. Wilkie Jr., a native of Skyland and a space engineer, designed the whole-body counter that is being used in the National Space Administration’s...

 

Tips For Grabbing The Best Deals On School Clothes

Children and parents often look forward to the dawn of a new school year. But before the first homeroom session can take place, parents may need to take their students clothes shopping. According to...

 

Choosing The Right Backpack Can Help Avoid Serious Injuries

Finding the right backpack is an essential component of back-to-school shopping. Children may have their own ideas of what’s in style, but parents should look for backpacks that are functional before factoring in style. Marrying form and function...

 

Picturing The Past: History Of The Land That Silversteen Built On

In 1888, Thomas and Wait Gash sold 21.3 acres from the estate of their parents, Leander Sams and Margaret Avery Gash, to Mrs. Reba W. Boardman for $1,500. The property was located east of St....

 

Shelby Jackson Discusses Benefits Of Native Plants

Many plants will grow well in western North Carolina, some too well. It can be very easy to fill our garden with popular plants and some do well as landscape plants, such as peony or daylilies. But...

 

Rosman News

Faith Baptist Church There will be a back to school supply event from 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 8, at Faith Baptist Church. If anyone is in need of a backpack and school supplies to start this year, try to attend. Eastatoe Community Center Eastatoe...

 

Cedar Mountain News

Sherwood Forest Friends The following are planned at the red barn: 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, the mushroom expert lecture (free); 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, how to make a moonshine still (free); 6:30...

 

Balsam Grove News

Bingo There will be bingo at the Balsam Grove Community Center on Friday, Aug. 2, starting with food at 6 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Proceeds will be used for the community club expenses. Homecoming And Decoration There w...

 

Connestee Falls News

How To Click In The Photo Business There's an old cliché in the art world that says that when a sculptor peers into a hunk of wood or stone he can visualize the finished product inside. After that,...

 

The Effects Of UV Rays On The Eyes

The sun can be both friend and foe. A warm, sunny day can improve mood and increase levels of vitamin D in the body. Exposure to sunlight during the day also can help regulate the body’s natural...

 

Enjoy Making This Dealicious Jazzy Brunch Bake

Brunch is that clever meal that falls between breakfast and lunch, but often serves foods associated with both. Anything goes during brunch, as it’s possible to have pancakes served alongside...

 

Black Walnut Toxicity Can Be Lethal For Tomatoes

Black walnuts are popular trees, grown commercially for lumber or the edible nut. It also makes a good shade tree in the yard and many can be seen around town. But, beware, black walnut trees can be...

 

Cathey's Creek News

In The Bible Mission In the Bible Mission meets Sunday mornings at the community center starting at 10 a.m., with Sunday school/Bible study and the preaching service at 11 a.m. This past Sunday,...

 

More Pets Are Available For Adoption

Our shelter is bursting at the seams. In an effort to find all of our animals their forever homes, the Transylvania County Animal Shelter is offering 50 percent off all adoption fees through...

 

Lake Toxaway News

Dinner And Music The band playing on Friday is Mac Anderson and Family. Dinner on Friday will be pulled pork, baked beans, sweet corn, coleslaw, homemade dessert and drinks. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the music will be performed from 7 until 9 p.m. Upco...

 

Glancing Back: Median Age In This County Is 23.9 Years

The following briefs are from Thursday, July 31, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Dr. James M. Schreyer, a member of the first graduating class at Brevard College (1936), supervised the pre-flight decontamination procedures for the...

 

Beta Epsilon Awards Scholarships

The Beta Epsilon chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an educator sorority in Transylvania County, concluded the school year with a potluck dinner, hosted by Katie Bland. Several items of business were discu...

 

Picturing The Past: Joneses Open Quality Fabric Store In Brevard

Alvin and Frances Jones opened Quality Fabric at 37 E. Main St. in Brevard in spring 1957. They carried a variety of fabrics – broadcloth, chambrays, cottons, dimity, percales, printed lawn,...

 

How To Earn A College Scholarship

The cost of a college education continues to rise. The College Board says the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2015-2016 school year was $32,405 at private colleges, $9,410 for state...

 

Items To Consider When Outfitting A Home Gym

Home gyms can make working out more efficient, saving time driving to a fitness facility and enabling people to stick to a workout regimen during inclement weather. Having a gym at home also may...

 

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