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 News    May 21, 2018 

Man Arrested In 4-Year-Old's Death -Brevard NC

Keyshawn Trekell Smith, 21, was arrested on Monday and charged with felony child abuse and first degree murder in connection with the death of 4-year-old Keegan Gage Bland, who was reported to have...

 
 News    May 21, 2018 

Canvass Reveals Reporting Mistake

The recent primary results were made official Friday, with news that a “reporting discrepancy” had occurred and that Will Cathey had edged out Danny Hein for the second Republican Party nomination in the Board of Commissioners’ race. The...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 21, 2018 

Major Changes Proposed For 280

Access management improvements along the Asheville Highway from Fortune Cove Road to North Caldwell Street in Brevard could include three new roundabouts. On Thursday, the public got the chance to...

 
 News    May 21, 2018 

Input Sought Thursday For Pisgah Forest Roundabout Proposal-Brevard NC

The fly-fishing is fabulous. The cycling trails are exceptional, and all of the many others draws to the Pisgah National Forest have led to high traffic volumes and increased congestion in recent years. The N.C. Department of Transportation, in...

 
 News    May 21, 2018 

Joe Castro Will Be On School Board Ballot

Joe Castro, retired executive director of Smart Start of Transylvania County, will appear on the November ballot as an unaffiliated candidate for the Transylvania County Board of Education. Castro,...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 21, 2018 

Police Investigating Damage To Ingles Roof

The Brevard Police Department is investigating criminal damage to the Ingles market roof that was reported Wednesday. Initially, an official at Ingles reported the leaks were the result of the rain when Ingles had to close Wednesday morning until 3:3...

 
 News    May 21, 2018 

County Picked To Tackle Opioid Crisis

Transylvania County is one of 10 North Carolina local governments chosen to work to address the opioid crisis in their communities through an intensive two-year program. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the UNC School of Government...

 
 News    May 21, 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 https://soundcloud.com/tran...

 

Police: Holes In Ingles Roof Were Deliberate-Brevard NC

The Brevard Police Department is investigating criminal damage to the Ingles Market roof that was reported Wednesday. Initially, an official at Ingles reported the leaks were the result of the rain...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 17, 2018

Transylvania Battered By Heavy Rains

Transylvania County survived an onslaught of rain Wednesday morning, a few accidents and some flooding. Wilson Road was also badly damaged. "Wilson Road (between U.S. 276 and Elm Bend Road) has been t...

 

Will Cathey Edges Out Danny Hein After Provisional Ballot Count-Brevard NC

After the counting of provisional ballots Friday, Will Cathey has come out ahead of Danny Hein for the second Republican Party nomination in the Board of Commissioners' race. During today's canvass, the Board of Elections reported that David Guice...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 17, 2018

Volunteers Complete Multiple Projects In Pisgah

For the recent Pisgah Pride Day 2018, there were 300 volunteers working on 19 projects across the Pisgah Ranger District. During the day, the volunteers: •installed a new sign at the Ranger Station; •cleared brush from 27 miles of trails;...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 17, 2018

Academy Approves Budget For FY19

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors unanimously approved the school budget for fiscal year 2019, which begins July 1, 2018. The projected net surplus for Brevard Academy for FY19 is $23,442. Board Vice Chair and...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 17, 2018

Birders Get An Eyeful During Tour

"Chick-bree. Chick-bree. Chick-bree." At the sound, Michael Plauche paused his group of fellow birders who were on the lookout for the scarlet tanager, a medium-sized American songbird. For the past...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 17, 2018

Brevard Music Center Receives $15,000 Grant

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is a $15,000 art works grant to Brevard...

 

Squirrel Box Derby Seeks Entries, Volunteers

Even with no engines, there may still be sparks flying at the Squirrel Box Derby with old rivalries set to reignite on Jailhouse Hill in Brevard. Downhill on North Broad is the place to be Saturday,...

 

Transylvania County Among Communities Chosen To Address Opioid Crisis-Brevard NC

Transylvania County is one of 10 North Carolina local governments chosen to work to address the opioid crisis in their communities through an intensive two-year program. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the UNC School of Government...

 

Visitor Center Volunteers Found Bowling To Be Right Up Their Alley

Staff from the Chamber of Commerce, Transylvania Tourism and the Visitor Center celebrated their volunteers with a raucous good time at Rockin' Bowl during Volunteer Appreciation Week. Strikes as...

 

Deputy To Discuss Scams

Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter of the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office will be at Silvermont on Thursday, May 24, at 10 a.m. for a presentation on “Scams and Frauds.” Although there are many different scams going on across this region, he will...

 

Boerner Recognized As One Of State's 20 Outstanding Volunteers

Brevard resident Bar-bara Boerner received the 2018 Governor's Medallion Award for Senior Volunteer Service on Monday, May 7, at the state capitol in Raleigh. North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper...

 

Thank-A-Vet Program Begins In Transylvania County

The Transylvania County Register of Deeds office will be initiating a new program in Transylvania County on May 18, to thank Transylvania County’s military veterans for their service. The Thank-A-Vet program partners the Register of Deeds office...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 14, 2018

Nora Jane Montgomery Riding 3,000 Miles To Raise Awareness For Affordable Housing

On Wednesday, Brevard resident Nora Jane Montgomery embarks on a 3,000-mile bike ride to raise awareness about affordable housing in the United States. Her journey starts in Key West, Fla., where she...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 14, 2018

Schools See Dip In Federal Funding

The local school system has seen federal grant funding decrease by more than 25 percent over the past five years. Dr. Jeremy Gibbs, chief academic officer for Transylvania County Schools, informed the Transylvania County Board of Education last...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 14, 2018

BRCC Offers Students An Alternative

Thirty-six students from Transylvania County participated in the Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) ceremonies this past weekend. Some of them will go directly into the workforce while others, such...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 10, 2018

Board Of Education Approves Budget For FY 2019

By a 4-0 vote, the Transylvania County Board of Education approved its local budget for fiscal year 2019, which begins July 1. The budget now goes to the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. The school system has requested a current expense...

 

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