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 By Park Baker    News    April 20, 2017 

Headwaters Celebrating 25 Years On The River

This summer marks the 25th anniversary of Headwaters Outfitters, the fly-fishing and paddling guide service located on N.C. 215 at the headwaters of the French Broad River. When they first opened in...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 20, 2017 

Warning Issued After Panthertown Bear Encounter

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is recommending that visitors avoid camping in Panthertown Valley until June 1 because of reports of encounters with black bears. Panthertown Valley is designated by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as part of...

 
 News    April 20, 2017 

Drug Take Back Day Planned

As spring cleaning gets underway, be sure to include your medicine cabinet. Now is a great time to clean out old, unused or unwanted medicines – just in time for National Drug Take Back Day,...

 
 News    April 20, 2017 

Law And Order Report

The following arrests and charges and incident reports came from the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office: •Caleb Thomas-Hensley Overcash, 20, was arrested on April 13 for one felony count of larceny of a dog. He was placed in the county jail...

 

Coach Brookshire's Legacy Beyond Football - Brevard, NC

The side of the field house at Brevard High School says it all – declaring winning to be a "tradition" in big, blue letters. Sadly, the Blue Devil football program lost the man who started that...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 17, 2017

Mother Backs Medical Marijuana Bill - Brevard, NC

New legislation introduced to the N.C. General Assembly in February aims to legalize medical marijuana across the state. House Bill 185 bill passed the House earlier this year and was kicked up to...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 17, 2017

Forest Road Being Studied - Pisgah Forest, NC

Research is underway in determining the scope and cost of constructing two lanes exiting Pisgah National Forest on U.S. 276, according to N.C. Department of Transportation officials. As previously reported in December, the current proposal is for...

 

Academy Faces Additional Costs - Brevard, NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors voted Wednesday evening to transfer $310,000 from unencumbered funds to the current school year budget to pay for additional costs in opening the new campus on the Hendersonville...

 

Ask Us - Answered

What is the status of the squirrel box derby this year? The squirrel box derby will return this year on Saturday, May 27, during the White Squirrel Festival, which is held during the Memorial Day weekend. Transylvania County Schools is partnering...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 13, 2017

Forest Entrance, Roundabouts Under Review-Brevard NC

A possible roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 276, N.C. 280 and U.S. 64 in Pisgah Forest is still being considered, according to officials. A roundabout or a new traditional signalized intersection are the current choices for a project that is...

 

County Still Recovering From 'Great Recession' -Brevard NC

Transylvania County employment is still recovering from the “Great Recession” of 2007, according to Nathan Ramsey, director of the Mountain Area Workforce Development (MAWD) Board. During the county Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 13, 2017

Conversation Focuses On Alcohol, Violence - Brevard NC

About 40 people attended the “Alcohol, Violence and Sexual Assault – A Community Conversation” presentation held last Thursday evening in the Board of Elections meeting room. Sponsored by the CARE Coalition and SAFE, the event included a presen...

 

N.C. Rep. Henson Backing More Bills-Brevard NC

The Transylvania Times has periodically been updating the bills either sponsored or co-sponsored by Transylvania County’s representatives in Raleigh, N.C. Rep. Cody Henson and N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards. The following is the latest bills associated...

 

Brush Fire Breaks Out – Brevard NC

Local firefighters tackled a 5-acre brush fire Monday on Bud Siniard Road in Brevard. The Brevard Fire Department and the N.C. Forest Service were dispatched to a smoke investigation in the area of the Deerlake Village community at 3:37 p.m....

 

Pilot Cove Cabins Now Ready To Be Occupied – Brevard NC

Pilot Cove, the 10-cabin development near the entrance to Pisgah National Forest, is now open. The custom-designed units range in size from studio, one bedroom and two bedrooms, each with a private...

 

Lunch Plus Program Offered At Silvermont, Quebec Community Center

Silvermont Senior Opportunity Center and Quebec Community Center offer a delicious, nutritious lunch through the Lunch Plus Program. The program begins at 10 a.m. and lunch is served at 11 a.m. The daily activities during this program include bingo,...

 

Knights Host Blood Drive Monday

The next Knights of Columbus/Red Cross blood drive will be held Monday, April 17, from noon to 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Giving blood takes less than an hour and is a way of giving life to those in need. Calls...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 10, 2017

Report: Schools Doing Good Job Amidst Challenges - Brevard, NC

Transylvania County schools are doing a good job of educating students, but financial and capital needs challenges face the school system, according to AdvancED, a nonprofit organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of schools and school s...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 10, 2017

Lightning Strikes Two Homes, Fire Guts One Of Them

Local firefighters were busy this past Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Brevard Fire Department (BFD) was finishing up at a call at a residence at 211 Neely Road when another fire call at a residence came in at roughly 12:30 a.m., Thursday, on t...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 10, 2017

Jobless Numbers Dip - Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in February was 5 percent, down from 5.7 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for...

 

Pine Tree Falls On Apartments

About 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, a pine tree fell on an apartment complex on Whitmire Road in Brevard, causing damage to the roof but no injuries, according to Adam Hughey, with the Brevard Fire...

 

Rescue Squad Receives Back Its Nonprofit Status

The Transylvania County Rescue Squad has announced the reinstatement of its Federal Tax ID number, which means it is once again recognized as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has approved that this...

 

Cycling Saturday - Brevard, NC

The Assault on the Carolinas was in full flight Saturday, with roughly 1,000 cyclists taking part. See Monday's print edition for the gallery of photos from the event....

 

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