Glancing Back: Penrose Grocery Owner Catches Three Robbers


Last updated 9/30/2019 at 3:35pm

The following briefs are from the Thursday, Oct. 2, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times.

American Thread’s picnic Saturday, Sept. 27, was enjoyed by hundreds of employees and their families and friends who turned out in ideal weather for the annual event. The large crowd ate hundreds of pounds of hot dogs and hamburgers, plus several thousand cups of Biltmore ice cream,


The Penrose Grocery, owned and operated by Phil Riddle, was robbed by four men Saturday afternoon, Sept. 27, at about 2:30 p.m. But their take was short lived, for the owner caught and held three o...

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