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Siniard's Legacy Is Everywhere

Whether people know it or not, every Transylvanian has been to a place that was directly touched or impacted by Hale “Guis” Siniard Jr., who passed away last week. Those who live in Illahee Hills, Glen Cannon or Thomas Woods travel on roads that...

 By John Lanier    News    March 22, 2018 

School Dropout Rate Hits An All-Time Low

The dropout rate for Transylvania County Schools hit 0.7 percent last year, an all-time low for the county and one of the lowest in the state for the 2016-17 school year. A dropout is defined by the state of North Carolina as “any student who...

 By Derek McKissock    News    March 22, 2018 

County Compares Budget With Its Peers

Between 2007 and 2017, Transylvania County government’s annual percentage increase in expenditures out of the general fund budget outpaced the percentage revenues it received, “raising (the) eyebrows” of County Manager Jaime Laughter and...

 News    March 22, 2018 

Domestic Violence Victims Have New Resource To Turn To

A large number of people Tuesday turned out for the ribbon cutting of the Transylvania County Family Resource Center, which will provide help and services to victims of domestic and/or sexual violence...

 By John Lanier    News    March 22, 2018 

'Guis' Siniard Called A 'Gentle Man'

Hale “Guis” Siniard Jr., who passed away Friday, March 16, is remembered as a gentle man who quietly worked behind the scenes in diverse ways to improve the quality of life in Transylvania County. “What a gentleman he was,” said Artie...


Fashion Show Parades Through The Years

The Transylvania Heritage Museum, in honor of the city of Brevard's Sesquicentennial year, kicked off the 2018 season with a "Brevard, 150 Years of Fashion" show at Silvermont on Friday, March 16....


Vernon Gardner Memorial Set For April 13

The annual Vernon Gardner Memorial Golf Tournament is set for April 13 at Etowah Valley Country Club and the Transylvania Youth Council is seeking sponsors. This year’s tournament will be a 4-man captain’s choice format with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun...


County Democrats To Hold Annual Convention Saturday

The Transylvania County Democratic Party has announced that Vijay Kapoor, member of the Asheville City Council, will be the keynote speaker at its annual convention to be held on Saturday, March 24, at the Transylvania County Elect-ion Center at 150...

 By Bill Strang    Lifestyles    March 22, 2018 

Master Gardener: Get Your Garden Ready For Spring Planting

By Bill Strang Transylvania County Extension Master Gardener Early spring for gardeners is like the last days of the school year for impatient students; it means we are able to get outside and enjoy our favorite activities. Spring leads us to make...

 Arts    March 22, 2018 

'Arts In March' Event Set For March 23-24 - Brevard, NC

This Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24, businesses in the Heart of Brevard will host a new annual event celebrating local arts and culture in downtown Brevard. "Arts in March" will begin on...


Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join the congregation at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church in worship as they explore the “Hosannas” proclaimed in daily life. Are these “Holy Hosannas” or “False Hos-annas?” The Rev. Sarah...


Betty Rogers Nicholson

Betty Rogers Nicholson, 90, of Brevard, passed from earth into glory Friday, March 16, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Carrie Rogers. She was...


Frank Clyde Summey

Frank Clyde Summey, 64, of Brevard, entered the arms of the Lord Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Born on April 25, 1953, he was the son of the late Clyde Calvin Summey, and Ruth Gillespie Summey. He grew up in the Cherryfield community of Transylvania...


Hale Siniard Jr., "Guis"

The family of Hale Siniard Jr., "Guis" to most, wants to express their sincere gratitude for and pride in the remarkable life that he lived and his undying love. He was born Aug. 24, 1922, and passed...


Clarence Morris O'Shields

Clarence Morris O'Shields, 75, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at his home in Lexington, Va. Born in Transylvania County, he was the youngest and last surviving child of the late Jesse Martindale...


Empty Bowls Fundraiser For Bread Of Life March 24

Bread of Life, a community soup kitchen providing free meals without qualification to hungry people in Transylvania County, is hosting the 13th Annual “Empty Bowls” lunch on Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This fundraising event will be...


Legal Notices for March 22, 2018

Transylvania County Schools is seeking a qualified firm or individual to provide lawn care services for 9 schools and the Morris Education Center. The initial contract will last from April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019, with the expectation of at le... Full story

 News    March 22, 2018 

Audio Recordings Of Government Meetings

The Transylvania Times is pleased to provide the most up-to-date recordings from recent government meetings. For a complete listing of recordings, visit


Clubs And Organizations In Transylvania County

American Legion & Auxiliary, meets first Monday of each month, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, Legion Hall, 55 E. Jordan St. Now a non-smoking facility. American Association of University Women AAUW branch meetings are held at the Lutheran Church of... Full story


Church Directory

ANGLICAN ST. PATRICK’S ANGLICAN CHURCH Level B, Hollingsworth Building, 147 East Main St., Brevard Rev. Nicholas R Henderson, Vicar SUN-9:30a.m. Study;Wed–Noon Service 10:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 828-687-0115 ASSEMBLY OF GOD DESTINY CHRISTIAN... Full story


Support Group Meetings In Transylvania County

AA Meetings - every day of week: for information on meeting, places and times. 885-2788 • AA Meeting - Fireside Group, Sundays 11 a.m. at United Community Bank Building, Straus Park, 1225 Asheville Highway. 885-2788. AA... Full story

 News    March 22, 2018 

Mission Health Looking To Join HCA Healthcare-Brevard NC

Mission Health's Board of Directors announced Wednesday that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to enter into exclusive discussions to join HCA Healthcare, a Nashville-based company founded 50...

 By Derek McKissock    News    March 19, 2018

BRCC Makes Budget Request

Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) is seeking an increase in its operating budget for the Transylvania County campus, plus funds to make improvements to the building. Dr. Laura Leatherwood, BRCC’s president, presented the proposed 2018/19 fiscal...

 By Park Baker    News    March 19, 2018

Forest Land Managers Rely On Science

Science-based predictions for the future of forests and how that science is relayed to land managers were among the topics discussed at the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting. The TNRC, which meets once a month, is a...

 By Staff Reports    News    March 19, 2018

Jobless Rate Goes Up

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in January was 4.7 percent, up from 4.4 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...


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