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 By Matt McGregor    News    February 15, 2018 

Court Term Ends Early

The current term of Superior Court in Transylvania County ended early Tuesday, with the trial of a male student accused of ethnic intimidation and the felony embezzlement charge facing Annette Raines, the former county tax administrator, continued to... Full story


Sheriff, Clerk File For Primary

A number of candidates have filed, so far. to run in the May 8 primaries. As of Wednesday morning, the following have filed: •Incumbent David Mahoney has filed for the Republican primary for sheriff. •Incumbent Kristi Brown has filed for the... Full story


Jennifer Adams To Discuss Controlling Invasive Species - Brevard, NC

Jennifer Adams, Ameri-Corps Project Conserve Habitat Restoration Associate, will present “Invaders of the Forest” at the Conserving Carolina Speak-er Series at Transylvania County Library. She will discuss the battle against non-native invasive p...


Brooke LaRowe Honored By DAR

Brooke LaRowe was honored by the members of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at their February meeting. Brooke, a fifth grade student at Brevard Elementary... Full story


Play To Benefit SAFE, Helpmate - Brevard, NC

On Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. V-Day Brevard and Asheville will present a benefit reading of Eve Ensler's award winning play "The Vagina Monologues." Friday's performance will be at The DFR Room in...


Third Annual Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference Deadline: March 1

The deadline is fast approaching to participate in the 2018 Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference sponsored by Brevard College and the Transylvania County Library Foundation. The four-day conference will be held on the Brevard College campus and...


New At The Library: Author Reveals Secrets Of Successful Groups

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Bradley, Alan. “The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place.” Flavia and her sisters go on a boat trip to get some peace after a family disaster. As they pass the church...


Legal Notices for February 15, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 16-E-120 NOTICE TO CREDITORS I have qualified as Executor of the Estate of Robert T. Barrett, Deceas-ed, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All persons, firms, and corporations... Full story


Stepp Enjoys Being A Senior Companion

Shortly after Transylvania County native Barbara Stepp retired from 30 years spent working at Transylvania Vocational Services, she realized that just hanging out with Harley, her pet sugar glider, wasn’t going to cut it. “Sugar gliders are...


Jane McLean Edwards

Jane McLean Edwards, 75, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2017. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late William Elmer and Leona Louise Wilson McLean. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death...


Paul Stephen Patterson

Paul Stephen Patterson, 49, of Brevard, passed away Feb. 10, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of his late mother, Patsy Ann Galloway Patterson, and his father, Rev. Everette B....


June Davis Owen

June Davis Owen, 74, of Brevard, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. A lifelong resident of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Bethel and Clyde Ramey Davis. She was preceded in...


Church Activities

Brevard - Davidson River Presbyterian This week, congregants will celebrate the first Sunday in Lent by focusing on the power and perspective of prayer. Special music for worship will be provided by the Chancel Choir. Sunday morning worship services...

 By John Lanier    News    February 15, 2018 

Principal, Teacher Contract Changes Discussed

Changes in principal and teacher contracts were discussed last week at the workshop held by the Transylvania County Board of Education. In July of 2017, a new pay schedule for principals went into effect. In the past, a principal’s pay was...

 By Derek McKissock    News    February 15, 2018 

Departments Talk Accomplishments, Goals

Transylvania County government departments Tuesday gave their semi-annual reports on accomplishments, trends and goals. The reports were made during the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting and signaled the beginning of the budget process for... Full story

 By Staff Reports    News    February 15, 2018 

Hollocker Challenges Newman For DA

Henderson County Magistrate Mary Ann Hollocker will seek the Republican nomination for District Attorney of Judicial District 42, which includes Transylvania, Henderson and Polk counties. With over a decade working as a deputy prosecutor in Hawaii,...


Songsmith Gathering Coming To BMC On April 21 - Brevard, NC

The Wood Brothers, Nicki Bluhm, Greg Brown, Darrell Scott, Aaron Burdett, Beth Wood, Sarah Siskind, Mia Rose Lynne and Clint Roberts will take the stage for the inaugural Songsmith Gathering to be hel... Full story


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


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 Commu-nity Bank Building, Straus Park, 1225 Asheville Highway. 885-2788. AA... Full story


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

 By John Lanier    News    February 12, 2018

Board Sees Draft Budget

The Transylvania County Board of Education received it first draft of the local portion of the budget for the coming 2018-19 school year during a board workshop session last Monday evening. Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris informed the board the...


DSS Child Protective Services Working On Trust

In October of last year, Darrell Renfroe was appointed director of Transylvania County Social Services (DSS). During the same month, Renfroe, who had been interim director since August before his full-time appointment, sent a memo to County Manager J...


2015 Report Critical Of County DSS

In July of 2015, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Social Services’ Child Welfare Services issued a Child Welfare Program Monitoring Report for Transylvania County Social Services. The report included key...


Ask Us

The redistricting issue in North Carolina raises many questions for voters. When will the decision be final? Will this change where I vote? Will this change what district I vote in? “The Board of Elections wants the voters of Transylvania County...


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