The Transylvania Times -

By Bill Harrah
Sharing House Diary 

Supplies Needed As School Bells Begin To Ring – Brevard NC


The Great Recession and its laboring recovery have been bad news for most Americans, but some people have suffered more than others. Around these parts we call them "children."

North Carolina and a handful of other Southern states saw the biggest increases in the number of people living in "poverty areas" between 2000 and 2010, according to a recent Census Bureau report. These are places where more than 20 percent of the people live below the federal poverty line, which for a family of four is an annual income of $23,850.

Census Bureau statistics reveal that 2,700 Transylvanians lived in...

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