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 By John Lanier    News    May 25, 2017 

Rebecca Green Named Teacher Of The Year - Brevard, NC

Rebecca Green, an eighth grade social studies teacher at Brevard Middle School, was named Teacher of the Year Monday evening by the Transylvania County Schools at an awards event held in the Rogow...

 
 News    May 25, 2017 

Parade, Derby And Music Highlight Holiday Weekend - Brevard, NC

Memorial Day Weekend will provide activites for everyone, including the 14th annual White Squirrel Festival, Memorial Day Parade and the Squirrel Box Derby. The White Squirrel Festival kicks off...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 25, 2017 

Arrest Made In Forest Larcenies - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office arrested Travis Lamont Boyd, 39, on May 19 for one felony count of breaking and entering and larceny of vehicles parked at the Art Loeb Trail, the Coon Tree Picnic Area and Looking Glass Falls in Pisgah...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 25, 2017 

Commissioners Deny Funds For Tactical Vehicle - Brevard NC

Sheriff David Mahoney’s request for a tactical vehicle was voted down 3-2 by the county commission during Monday night’s regular meeting. Commissioners Jason Chappell and Page Lemel voted to approve the request while Larry Chapman, Kelvin...

 
 News    May 25, 2017 

Woman Killed In One-Car Accident - Pisgah Forest, NC

Phyllis Talley, 57, was killed after her vehicle collided with a tree on U.S. 276 in Pisgah National Forest at around 3:46 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23. According to N.C. State Trooper William Hemphill, the vehicle ran off the right shoulder and Talley...

 
 News    May 25, 2017 

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....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 22, 2017

Residents Support Human Relations Council - Brevard, NC

Brevard City Councilman Maurice Jones presented data to the Brevard City Council at their regular meeting last Monday supporting the need for a Human Relations Council (HRC). As previously reported, both the city and the county jointly sponsored an...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 22, 2017

Cascade Lake Dam Needs Inspection - Brevard, NC

Recommendations that the owners of the Cascade Lake Dam hire an independent engineering firm to conduct a thorough inspection have been ignored, according to the North Carolina Department of...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 22, 2017

CTE Students Surpass Peers - Brevard, NC

Students in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes in the Transylvania County school system are performing better than their peers in the region and state. “We’ve done very well compared to the other systems in the state,” said...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 22, 2017

Land Trust Seeks City's Help - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Community Land Trust has asked the city of Brevard to make a timeline for coming up with a plan to make it possible for workforce housing to be built in Transylvania County. Chair of the Community Land Trust Claudia Hawkins...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 18, 2017

Proposed City Budget Calls For Tax Increase - Brevard, NC

Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland’s proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year calls for a tax increase of 1.5 cents, which would raise the tax from 48 cents to 49.5 cents. Fatland presented his $28 million budget at Brevard’s City Council meeting o...

 

School Board Seeks More For Capital Projects - Brevard, NC

A vote on approving bids to put new roofs on Brevard Middle School and the maintenance shop led to a discussion about the need for more capital outlay funding at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday evening. Norris Barger,...

 

Abernethy Named New Principal At Brevard High - Brevard, NC

Dr. Bryan Abernethy has been named as the new principal at Brevard High School for the 2017-18 school year. "I am pleased to announce Dr. Bryan Abernethy as the new principal at Brevard High School,"...

 

Tenth Squirrel Box Derby Is Ready To Roll After Memorial Day Parade - Brevard, NC

It's time to cut loose and let gravity do the work! Everyone is invited to the Squirrel Box Derby, where spiffy, speedy, and sometimes silly cars roll down Jailhouse Hill up to 40 miles per hour...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 18, 2017

Panel Discusses Impact Of 'Fake News' - Brevard, NC

A panel of media and information specialists recently discussed the phenomenon of “Fake News.” The event was held at the Transylvania County Library. Micah Hanks, a podcaster of “Middle Theory,” which analyzes news, history, politics and...

 

Construction Project Begins On Cathy's Creek Road - Brevard, NC

A construction project on Cathy’s Creek Road (Forest Service Road 471) on the Pisgah Ranger District began May 17. This project will result in a temporary detour for approximately 120 days. An existing concrete low water ford will be removed about...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 15, 2017

Number Of Snakebites Increases Fourfold - Brevard, NC

The Carolina Poison Control (CPC) center recently issued a warning that residents bitten by snakes in the month of April has increased nearly four times in the same period in 2016. The CPC reported th...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 15, 2017

Work Progresses On Widening US 64

The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) continues construction on widening 1.3 miles of road on US 64 in Lake Toxaway from two lanes to three lanes. The widening will include a truck-climbing...

 

May Crimes Include Several Break-ins At Hooker Falls - Brevard, NC

The following arrests and incidents were reported by the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office and the Brevard Police Department. Arrests Reno Gabriel Welyczko, 20, was arrested on April 13 for one felony count of breaking and entering of a motor...

 

In Transylvania County: Designer House Benefits Habitat For Humanity - Brevard, NC

On Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Transylvania County's Habitat for Humanity will host its second annual Designer Home. The event will take place at 221 Ohwanteska Lane in Connestee...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 11, 2017

County Manager Proposes $51.2 Million Budget - Brevard, NC

No tax increase is called for in Transylvania County Manger Jaime Laughter’s proposed budget for the 2017/18 fiscal year. Laughter presented her roughly $51.2 million budget Tuesday to Transylvania County commissioners during their regular...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 11, 2017

AAUW Honors Williams, Arnaudin - Brevard, NC

Jennifer Williams and Mary Arnaudin, co-creators of the T.I.M.E. 4 Real Science program, were presented the American Association of Women (AAUW) Brevard branch's annual "Women Who Make a Difference" a...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 11, 2017

Land Trust Seeks To Increase Workforce Housing - Brevard, NC

The Community Land Trust wants the county to develop a plan to increase workforce housing in Transylvania County over the next 10 years. During the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday, Claudia Hawkins, chair of the Community Land Trust,...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 11, 2017

County Approves Lease For Military Museum - Brevard, NC

A majority of Transylvania commissioners Tuesday voted to allow the WNC Military History Museum to lease the former county administration building beside the courthouse for a year. The lease agreement is still to be worked out. In March, museum...

 

Leatherwood Named BRCC President - Brevard, NC

The Board of Trustees for Blue Ridge Community College have formally selected Dr. Laura Leatherwood, currently the vice president of Student Services with Haywood Community College in Clyde, N.C. to...

 

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