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Christmas Parade: Thank you from the Chamber

The staff, volunteers and Board of Directors of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce would like to sincerely thank the following individuals and organizations for their help and participation in the 46th Annual Downtown Brevard Christmas...

 

'Men For Change' Will Walk At Twilight Tour, Christmas Parade - Brevard, NC

‘Tis the season for giving, advocating and lending a helping hand. SAFE, Inc. of Transylvania County will have their “Men for Change” campaign join the Brevard Twilight Tour and Christmas Parade. About 100 men are expected to walk in the...

 

One Man Shot, One Arrested In Brevard - Brevard, NC

A man was shot Thursday night in Brevard, leading to one arrest. Dekarlos R. James, 26, was arrested Friday for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and he has been placed in the county...

 

Brevard Man Shot, Another Arrested-Brevard NC

A man was shot Thursday night in Brevard, leading to one arrest. Dekarlos R. James, 26, was arrested Friday for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and he has been placed in the county...

 

Center For Domestic Violence Victims Moving Forward

A move to allow local victims of domestic violence to get the support and the services they may need beneath one roof took a step forward Tuesday. The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted during its rescheduled regular meeting for repairs...

 

Three Charged In Connection With Teen's Death - Brevard, NC

The victim in the deadly stabbing incident Thursday morning in Brevard was identified as 18-year-old Saul N. Ayala, while a third person has been charged with first-degree murder in the case. The...

 

Fourth Person Charged In Teen's Death-Brevard NC

A fourth person, Kioka Faye Metcalf,34, of Pisgah Forest, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with last week's stabbing death of 18-year-old Saul N. Ayala in Brevard, according to Police Chief Phil Harris. A more detailed story will...

 

NEW: Victim Identified, Three Now Charged In Early Morning Stabbing Death Case-Brevard NC

The victim in the deadly stabbing incident Thursday morning in Brevard was identified as 18-year-old Saul N. Ayala, while a third person has been charged with first-degree murder in the case. The Brevard Police Department (BPD) released the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 20, 2017

Sheriff Explains Deputy Presence At Event

Editor’s Note: This is a follow-up article in response to a letter to the editor and questions concerning law enforcement presence on July 7 at Congressman Mark Meadows’ fundraiser at Hawg Wild Barbecue. Members of the local NAACP were also in...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 26, 2017

Council Backs Relations Board

Brevard City Council unanimously voted to adopt a resolution endorsing and sponsoring the creation of a new Community Relations Board. The 11-member board will have representation from the county, city of Brevard and town of Rosman, including the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 15, 2017

Community Meets To Discuss Racial Incident - Brevard, NC

Tommy Kilgore, president of the Transylvania County branch of the NAACP, said Tuesday he wanted to not just address the recent situation at Brevard High School but come up with solutions. Kilgore was...

 

Rise & Shine's Motown Memories Was Fun Fundraiser - Brevard, NC

On Saturday, April 29, the Straus Auditorium in Brevard transformed into memories of Motown. DJ Marcus Lester (Class and Sound Entertainment) recaptured the classic Motown mood, playing songs by The...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 1, 2017

Police Department Welcomes Project Linus - Brevard, NC

Brevard Middle's School's Beta Club delivered student-crafted blankets and sock animals to the Brevard Police Department last Thursday as a part of "Project Linus." "We spent many hours creating...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 13, 2017

Conversation Focuses On Alcohol, Violence - Brevard NC

About 40 people attended the “Alcohol, Violence and Sexual Assault – A Community Conversation” presentation held last Thursday evening in the Board of Elections meeting room. Sponsored by the CARE Coalition and SAFE, the event included a presen...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 27, 2017

Teenager Facing Long Recovery

Jason Gravley said Sunday that his daughter Sarah, who was hit by a vehicle while skateboarding Friday evening, was not doing well and would require multiple surgeries. The 14-year-old Rosman Middle...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 6, 2017

Uncertainty Haunts Local Hispanics – Brevard NC

A fog of fear and uncertainty loomed over members of the local Hispanic community who attended a talk last week on immigrant rights at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church. Shoshana Fried, an...

 

Local Law Enforcement Backs Gun Bill – Brevard NC

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson is co-sponsoring the bill that would allow a N.C. resident to carry a concealed handgun without having to obtain a concealed handgun permit. If approved, the bill would remove th...

 

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Officers, Deputies – Brevard NC

A lawsuit that claimed an abuse of power by local law enforcement in 2011 has been dismissed. On May 14, 2011, Brevard Police Department officers and Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a complaint of someone acting in a disruptive manner at...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 16, 2017

Academy Parent Upset At 'Knife' Incident – Brevard NC

A parent whose children attend Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy expressed his frustration last week to the school’s board of directors that an incident involving a child who had apparently brandished a knife had not been handled...

 

The News Stories That Shaped Transylvania In 2016 – Brevard NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2016. JANUARY •Rosman was the staging ground for roughly a week for the movie "The...

 

Year In Review – July, August, and September

JULY •The Rosman Board of Alderman unanimously approved its 2016/17 fiscal year budget, including a 3-cent property tax increase. The $245,521 general fund budget was roughly $6,000 more than the...

 

City Employee Injured In Wednesday Morning Accident – Brevard NC

At 6:10 a.m., Wednesday, 27-year-old Thomas James Aldridge, who works for the city of Brevard’s Public Works Department, was blowing leaves when a vehicle driven by 43-year-old Jeb Bracken hit him. “The driver was going southbound on North Broad...

 

Ask Us: Liquor License

I recently attended a concert at the DFR Room in downtown Brevard with friends, during which we drank beer. We were later told the DFR Room does not have a liquor license from the state’s ABC Commission. Is this true? And if it is, would we, as...

 

Authorities Remind Public About Neely - Brevard NC

Authorities are reminding the public that Neely Road in Brevard is closed for a construction project anticipated to take until November to complete. The city project aims to improve the sewer system infrastructure in the Neely Road area. Local traffi...

 

C.A.R.E. Invites You To Attend Overdose Awareness Day Event – Brevard NC

The C.A.R.E. Coalition will team up with Blue Ridge Community College and Walgreen’s Pharmacy to host an International Overdose Awareness Day event on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Overdose Awareness Day offers a chance to publicly honor...

 

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