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Mountain Song Festival Returns Friday For 12th Time

The weather forecast is good and there are only a few tickets available for the 12th Annual Mountain Song Festival this Friday through Sunday The festival, a fundraiser for The Cindy Platt Boys &...

 

Nash, Trimble Still Accept Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina erroneously sent out a letter to the patients of local doctors Dale Nash and Stewart Trimble stating that as of Oct. 5 the two doctors will no longer be accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield. The offices of Drs....

 

Mountain State Fair Opens This Friday; Tickets On Sale

The Mountain State Fair returns to the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center Sept. 8-17. The fair includes rides, exhibits, music, competitions and food. Tickets are $9 for adults ($7 advance);...

 

Jobless Numbers Remain Low Despite Slight Uptick

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in July was 4.3 percent, up from 3.9 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released last week from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse Wows Transylvania - Brevard, NC

In downtown Brevard a few minutes before the total solar eclipse at 2:37:22 p.m., the world seemed to get a little quieter. When the totality arrived, cheers and clapping broke out among calls of...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    August 21, 2017

Stroupe Faces Local Charges - Brevard, NC

Phillip Michael Stroupe II was indicted in Transylvania County Superior Criminal Court last week with one felony count of carrying a concealed weapon, two felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, one felony count of fleeing to elude...

 

Transylvania Eclipse

Next Monday's total solar eclipse may only last a minute or two depending on where you are, but preparations for the event have been going on for months. Since earlier this year, the county's...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    August 7, 2017

City To Hold Alcohol Hearing - Brevard, NC

The Brevard City Council will hold a public hearing on Aug. 22 on possible changes to its ordinances that would allow alcohol to be served at 10 a.m. on Sundays, instead of noon, within the city limits. On June 30, Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill into...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    July 27, 2017

Election Officials Recognized

The Transylvania County Board of Elections, staff, family and friends gathered recently at the Election Center to honor John R. “Jack” Hudson, Jr. and Frances C. “Fran” Waser. Hudson and Waser passed away in November 2016 and the Board of...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    July 20, 2017

Election Filing Ends On Friday

As of Wednesday morning four candidates have filed for the upcoming municipal elections. Filing ends at noon on Friday for the Nov. 7 elections in Brevard and Rosman. Jimmy Harris has filed for another term as Brevard mayor. Two seats on the City...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    July 20, 2017

Jarrett Road Home Destroyed By Fire

A home on Jarrett Road was destroyed Monday evening by a fire. Rosman Fire Department responded to a structure fire at about 8:30 pm on Monday. Jarrett Road is located off Old Turnpike Road near the N.C. 215 intersection with U.S. 64. Firefighters...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    July 10, 2017

Roads Set To Be Resurfaced

Roughly 4.3 miles of road in Transylvania County are set to be resurfaced, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT). The following is a breakdown of the work scheduled to begin some time in August and be completed by October of next...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    July 6, 2017

Blythe Pleads Guilty To Killing Her Husband

Sandy Blythe has been sentenced to roughly six to eight years in prison after she pleaded guilty to the voluntary manslaughter of her husband, Tim Grant, on Dec. 5, 2015. Blythe initially pleaded innocence in the case. But after a lengthy...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    June 22, 2017

Charges Filed After Two Teens Die In Wreck

Charges have been filed on the driver of the truck that wrecked Sunday in Balsam Grove, resulting in the death of two teens. Landon Cole Shipman, 19, has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by vehicle, exceeding the posted speed limit...

 
 By Staff Reports    Arts    June 22, 2017

Lee Ann Womack To Perform Saturday As Part Of BMC's Opening Weekend - Brevard, NC

Grammy and CMA-award winning country artist Lee Ann Womack will take the stage at Brevard Music Center's Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium on Saturday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. Her performance is part of the...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 4, 2017

County's Jobless Rate Matches The State's

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in March was 4.7 percent, down from 5.1 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released Wednesday from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 4, 2017

N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards Backs More Bills

Editor's Note: The Transylvania Time has been publishing stories about the bills sponsored and co-sponsored by N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards and N.C. Rep. Cody Henson during the current session of the...

 
 By Staff Reports    Sports    April 24, 2017

Current Baseball, Softball Standings

The following is a breakdown of local prep baseball and softball teams and where they stand in their respective conferences at the regular season winds down. Brevard Softball Current standing: Fourth in the WNC Athletic Conference at 6-4 (14-4 overal...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 10, 2017

Jobless Numbers Dip - Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in February was 5 percent, down from 5.7 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    March 27, 2017

Hospital flu Ban Lifted; Service Offered

Mission Health has announced it has lifted restrictions on visitors, plus a new intuitive for receiving care out of normal business hours. The latest influenza-like illness report from the state health department shows a decrease in flu-like...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    March 23, 2017

Dalton Gets 21 Years In Prison - Brevard, NC

Amber Dalton has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison after pleading guilty to the 2009 murder of Richard Holden in Brevard. Dalton appeared before Superior Court Judge Alan Thornburg and received a sentence of 261 months on charges of...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    June 23, 2016

Raines Resigns As Tax Administrator

Transylvania County Tax Administrator Annette Raines has resigned from her position. County Manager Jaime Laughter said that Raines resigned on June 20 and her effective retirement will be begin July...

 

County, Brevard And Rosman Look To Pool Resources For Water – Brevard NC

The creation of a water authority involving the city of Brevard, the town of Rosman and the county is something that will likely be considered in the near future. This was one of the things that came out of a recent meeting of the Transylvania Natura...

 

Pisgah Thunder Members Have The Look, The Moves – Brevard NC

The popular Pisgah Thunder dance troop has announced it will be making a "presidential" performance during the "Make A Difference" event this Monday, Feb. 15, at Oskar Blues Brewery. Benefiting the...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    November 2, 2015

County Names New Recreation Manager – Brevard NC

Jared Mull has been named Transylvania County’s new recreation manager. Mull, a Transylvania native, will begin his role on Nov. 9 Most recently, Mull has been the recreation coordinator/supervisor for Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation....

 

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