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Mountain Skies: Mars Shines At Its Brightest On July 31

The Planets In describing the planets, I often point out that Venus and Jupiter are, after the moon, the brightest objects in the nighttime sky. Even Sirius, the Dog Star, the brightest star in the night sky, is not as prominent as these planets. But...

 

Master Gardener: Integrated Pest Management Offers Options

Integrated pest management, or IPM, is simply understanding the various options and methods of pest control and choosing the most appropriate one for each particular situation. This is counter to the common practice of simply dousing the garden with...

 

Moonshining Program To Explore History And Folklore

Whatever you call it — moonshine, white lightnin', mountain dew or others — home-distilled whiskey was once a vital part of Transylvania County's culture and economy. The secluded spring heads,...

 

A Reader Responds To Normandy, D-Day Invasion Article

(Editor's Note: The following was written by Rick Rogers, a retired law professor at Campbell University Law School, to D.G. Martin after reading Martin's article referencing Normandy and the D-Day...

 

Picturing The Past: Cathey's Creek Was One Of The Earliest Settlements In Transylvania County

Cathey's Creek is the only township within Transylvania County that is entirely surrounded by other county townships. It covers about 32 square miles and is bordered by the Brevard, Dunn's Rock, Easta...

 

DAR Members Enjoy World War II WAC's Story

Dorothy Wilson, the youngest of five children, was born in Bonham, Texas. Her father, a railroad telegrapher and agent, was transferred to Van, Texas, when oil was struck there. Drilling equipment...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Ervin Bridges: Walking, Not Riding, To War

Captain Ervin Bridges spent much of his time in Vietnam struggling through jungles and rice paddies. Bridges remembered lying on the ground during a particularly bloody battle wondering to himself,...

 

Mountain Skies: Asteroid Vesta Barely Visible To Naked Eye

The Planets While we have the beautiful spring constellations in our evening sky, such exciting things are happening with the planets that I can’t resist starting with them. For those of you watching the sky, you know we now have the two brightest...

 

Picturing The Past: Overview Of The Eastatoe Township

The Eastatoe Township covers approximately 50 square miles in south central Transylvania County. It is bordered by Hogback Township to the west, Gloucester and Cathey's Creek townships to the north,...

 

Vietnam Veterans: James Boatwright Supported Fellow Marines

When asked about his tour in Vietnam, Purvis James Boatwright Jr. responds with a mixture of enthusiasm and regret. During the war, Boatwright was a captain in the Marine Corps, serving as a radar intercept operator (RIO) on the F-4 Phantom, a...

 

Park Ridge Health Foundation Gala Raises $180,000

The 25th Annual Park Ridge Health Foundation Gala transported guests back to the era of classic movies to "Experience the Silver Screen." More than 400 people enjoyed the evening of sophisticated fun...

 

Local Election Officials To Receive Highest Designation For Profession - Brevard NC

Tracie T. Fisher, director for Transylvania County Board of Elections, and Jeff Storey, deputy director, will be designated as certified elections/registration administrators (CERA), the highest professional achievement. The two will be recognized...

 

Gorry Again Crowned National Champ - Brevard NC

Pisgah Forest resident Cypress Gorry has won the Under 23 mountain bike national championships for the second year in a row. The Brevard College graduate is a sponsored rider for the...

 

Club Temporarily Moves To College - Brevard NC

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County has temporarily moved its operations to Brevard College. Roof renovation is currently underway to address the leaks that caused an issue with mold last fall. “We were in desperate need of a...

 

Asheville Airport Main Entrance To Close Next Week - Brevard NC

Asheville Regional Airport’s main entrance will close Wednesday, Oct. 8. All traffic will then access the airport through the south entrance at the light near Fanning Bridge Road, and this traffic pattern will be in place through early 2015 when a...

 

Commercial Recycling Set For Thursdays - Brevard NC

Last Thursday, commercial recycling in the city of Brevard began. Every Thursday from now on, commercial businesses in the city have the option of having one of the large, blue 96-gallon recycle bins or a smaller bin for use. Whether businesses take...

 

Betty Scruggs, Michael Shelton File For Board Of Education-Brevard NC

As of Wednesday morning, Betty Scruggs and Michael Shelton are the only candidates to have filed, so far, for two seats on the Board of Election in November. Scruggs is a long-time educator in the...

 

Attorney Explains Pickelsimer Estate Plan – Brevard NC

(Editor’s Note: Last week, opening arguments and testimony from the first witness, John Kelso, were heard in the civil case involving the will of the late Charles Pickelsimer Jr., the former co-owner of Citizens Telephone. There were no further...

 

DuPont Forest Unveils Its New Bridge, Visitor Center - Brevard NC

Around 200 people gathered Monday at DuPont State Recreational Forest to witness the culmination of many years of work during the official unveiling of both a new pedestrian bridge near Hooker Falls...

 

Education Meets Government

Brevard College President David Joyce converses with Sen. Kay Hagan at the Porter Center. More information on Hagan’s vist will be in Monday’s paper. (Times photoo by Jeremiah...

 

BLT Seeking Continued Community Support

The Brevard Little Theatre (BLT), a much loved community institution since 1935, is asking for community support as it struggles with financial difficulties. BLT has made its home for the last three y...

 

Black History Month Plays Important Role

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of "Negro History Week," the...

 

Sidney Outlaw Lifts His Head And Sings

Editor's note: Transylvania County native Sidney Outlaw has been making a name for himself the last few years in the opera world. The following article appeared in San Francisco Classical Voice...

 

Display Spotlights Local Black History

Written for The Times By Jane Worth As part of Black History Month, the Transylvania County Improvement Organization (TCIO) is presenting a display at the Transylvania County Library. The display is o...

 

Gene Baker Brings Local History To Light

Gene Baker of Brevard has a deep appreciation for history, and he comes by it naturally. Baker is a descendant of the Gillespie family, which is associated with the Gillespie rifles that were...

 

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