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Glancing Back


Last updated 8/16/2021 at 10:27am

The following briefs are from the Thursday, Aug. 19, 1971, edition of The Transylvania Times.

•Hugh Morton, Wilmington native and prominent developer of the Grandfather Mountain scenic attraction in Western North Carolina, flew into Brevard Friday to deliver an address at a Democratic Leaders’ luncheon in Gaither’s Rhododendron Room.

The stop was number 91 on Mr. Morton’s planned 100-county tour of the State to find out if state leaders would like to see him run for governor next year.

•The annual Brevard DuPont Employees Family Picnic planned by DERA will be held Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine, at the Guion Farm.

Employees and their families are invited to attend the picnic. Over 2,000 came last year. Chief coordinator for the picnic is Ken Grogan.

•By necessity, Transyl-vania County went into the ambulance business this week. Located at 153 W. Main St. (Old City Hall), it is called Transylvania County Ambulance Service, and Echel Galloway is in charge.

•The amount of money being spent by Transylvania County residents for drugs – the medicinal kind – is large and growing larger.

It is estimated that no less than $76.50 per family is being spent annually in local drug stores for these pharmaceuticals, far more than in early years.

•The Blue Devils football team reported 61 students turning out for football camp. The Rosman Tigers, meanwhile, reported a 30-member squad.

•U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James L. Vallandingham helped provide support essential to the success of the Apollo 15 lunar-landing mission. Vallandingham, of 12 Varsity St., Brevard is an EC-135 Apollo Range Instrumentation Aircraft (ARIA) technician.

•Playing this week at the CO-ED is “Night of Dark Shadows.”

The Brevard Drive-In is showing “Women In Cages.”

•An advisory group composed of conservation and forest leaders met Tuesday, Aug. 9, to discuss conceptual plans for the future development of the Cradle of Forestry, an area in Pisgah National Forest.

Plans were discussed to expand the Cradle of Forestry into a major interpretive development telling the story of forest use and forestry in the United States.

•Reporting this week on a tour of duty in Vietnam is Commander Walter H. Cantrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cantrell, of Greenville Highway. Commander Cantrell, who graduated in 1958 from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, will be working as the senior advisor to the technical bureau of the Vietnamese Navy located in Saigon and elsewhere in Vietnam.

•Dr. James Tyson, of Brevard, has been appointed chairman of the Transylvania County Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation Breath of Life Campaign. More than 5,000 North Carolina children are now suffering with an incurable lung disease.

•At Winn Dixie, pork steaks were going for $2.99 for a 5-pound box, 5 pounds of ground beef was $2.79 and 10 N.Y strip steaks were $11.99.

•Mrs. Vasant D. Chapnerkar, of Brevard, recently attended the Biennial Convention of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) meeting at the Memorial Auditorium in Dallas, Texas.

As the local representative, she was allowed to put Brevard “on the Convention map.”

•Stan Tucker, president of the Brevard Jaycees, announced that John K. Smart Jr. has been chosen for inclusion in the 1971 edition of “Outstanding Young Men of America.”

•The Health Occu-pations program at Brevard High School has been recognized as one of the outstanding and more successful programs in the state.

Mrs. Avril Balding. Health Occupations instructor at the school, and Miss Kathy Rhodes, former student in the program, were participants at the Occupational Education Institute held at Central Piedmont Community College


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