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 By Matt McGregor    News    December 18, 2017 

New ER Opens At Hospital - Brevard, NC

Transylvania Regional Hospital’s (TRH) new emergency department opens today, providing more space for doctors and nurses to work, as well as allowing for a higher quality of treatment for the patient, according to Michele Pilon, president and...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    December 18, 2017 

Audit: County Revenues Increase

Transylvania County received a clean financial audit during the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting last week. Kari Dunlap, with Martin Starnes & Associates, gave an overview of the county’s financial report for the 2016-2017 fiscal year,...

 

Busy Elves - Brevard, NC

On Saturday, children had the opportunity to make Christmas gifts at Brevard-Davidson Presbyterian Church....

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 18, 2017 

BA Receives Goods News On Report Card - Pisgah Forest, NC

Wednesday evening The Brevard Academy; A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors received good news regarding the school’s audit and school report card for last year. “We gave you a clean opinion. Everything was good,” said C. Briggs Pe...

 

Bowhunters Take Aim At Helping Children

The N.C. Bowhunters Association (NCBA) has started a new outreach program started by NCBA member Crystal Hughes. The Wrapping Reindeer Project was initiated to provide Christmas gifts to children in...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 18, 2017 

Scientists Studying Historic Impact Of Fires On Forests

During the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council meeting, the council and audience heard from Katie Greenberg, an uplands hardwoods ecologist. Greenberg works for the U.S. Forest Service in a branch called research and development,...

 

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 https://soundcloud.com/transylvaniatimes....

 

County Has To Rehire Fired Worker

After the N.C. Supreme Court declined to hear a case involving a former Transylvania County Department of Social Services employee, the county will rehire the employee fired in November of 2015 and pay her roughly $163,000 in salary and benefits. On...

 

Unclaimed Property Held At Brevard Police Department

The Brevard Police Department (BPD) is publishing notice to all persons, who may have, or claim any interest, to make or establish a claim of interest, not later than 30 days from the date of this publication, Dec. 14, 2017. This property has been...

 

Transylvania Times Holiday Deadline Changes

Due to changes in The Transylvania Times' holiday printing schedule, there will be a change in news copy and advertising deadlines for the Monday, Dec. 25 edition and the Monday, Jan. 1 edition. Holiday deadlines are as follows. Monday, Dec. 25...

 

Locals Featured In Steve Martin, Rangers' Christmas Video - Brevard, NC

With a pumpkin pie that tastes like grandma's cigars, one cousin, Billy, who not only arrives armed, but also suspects there are invaders from a planet called "Zarn," a stolen-tire fire started by...

 

New ER - Brevard, NC

On Wednesday, the public got the chance to tour the new emergency department at Transylvania Regional Hospital....

 

Pleas Heard In Court

Marquis Shante Logan was sentenced to 24 to 41 months in the N.C. Department of Corrections after pleading guilty last week during Superior Criminal Court in Transylvania County. He pleaded guilty to felony assault with a deadly weapon, felonious...

 

Friends Play Key Role, So Ted Tawney Can Stay Home

Friends and their generosity are among the reasons that Ted Tawney can still live in his own home and not be forced to move into an assisted-living center and lose the independence he cherishes. "I...

 

Edwards Announces Second Term Candidacy

On Tuesday, N.C. Rep. Chuck Edwards, a Republican who represents the 48th District, announced his candidacy for a second term in office. In 2016, according to a press release, he earned 56 percent of the vote in a three-person race for the district,...

 

New Look Dollar General Store Opens On U.S. 276 - Cedar Mountain, NC

Dollar General's newest store at 6751 Greenville Highway/U.S. 276 in the Connestee community is now open. Dollar General will celebrate the store's official grand opening on Saturday at 8 a.m. with...

 

Warning: National Forest Roads Remain Hazardous

Motorists should be advised that many roads in the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests remain snow-covered and icy. Although temperatures have risen above freezing eliminating snow from most paved streets, this is not true for roads in the national...

 

Snow Causes Thousands Of Outages

The snow’s weekend visit to Transylvania County beginning Friday left many without power by Saturday morning. With reports of up to 12 inches of snow in some areas, Duke Energy and Haywood Electric reported thousands of outages throughout the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 11, 2017

McDaris Responds To Data From The County

Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris said in an interview last week that he appreciates the support the school system receives from the county commissioners, but that the statistics presented at a recent county commission...

 

College Mourns Student's Death - Brevard, NC

Brevard College sophomore and well-beloved student Rakeem Sweezy passed away last week, according to a press release from the college. From Shelby, N.C., he was known to most of the community as... Full story

 

Tungsten Branding Gets Global Recognition

Tungsten Branding, a company naming and branding firm located in Brevard, has been nominated as one of the top five global branding firms by Clutch, a research firm in Washington, D.C., that ranks agencies based on consumer reviews, types of...

 

Brevard Police Department Issues Notice To Claim Items-Brevard NC

The Brevard Police Department (BPD) is publishing notice to all persons, who may have or claim any interest to make or establish a claim of interest, not later than 30 days from the date of this publication, Dec. 11, 2017. This property has been in...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 7, 2017

Mission, Blue Cross Agreement Good News For Many

When Cindy Dennis heard the news that Mission Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina had reached an agreement, she had good reason to feel enormous gratitude. “It made the difference between me having to possibly change hospitals...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 7, 2017

Mountain Bikers, Equestrians React To Fee Proposal

Mountain bikers and equestrians could soon be required to pay user fees to use the trails in Pisgah National Forest, according to Dave Casey, head ranger for the Pisgah Ranger district. The proposals were announced during the most recent Transylvania...

 

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