The Transylvania Times -

By Mark Todd
Staff Writer 

‘Citizen’ Joe Pickelsimer Remembered


Last updated 2/6/2012 at 12:24pm

Joseph “Joe” E. Pickelsimer, who played a leading role in the development of the Brevard Fire Department and Citizens Telephone, now known as Comporium, was memorialized on Saturday.

Fire Chief Craig Budzinski said Pickelsimer was the fire chief when he joined Brevard Fire Department in 1974.

“Joe would be at every fire call I can remember, leaving his job at the phone company,” Budzinski said,

The fire department at the time covered most of Transylvania County and upper South Carolina around Caesars Head, with the exception of Rosman and Lake Toxaway.

According to Budzinski, Picke...

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