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 By Jeremiah Reed    News    September 1, 2014 

N.C. 215 Project Postponed Indefinitely - Brevard NC

County officials recently announced the proposed construction of a new route on N.C. 215 between Balsam Gap and Rosman has been postponed indefinitely, marking a new setback for the project that has been discussed for nearly two decades. County Manag...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    September 1, 2014 

Connestee Falls Voters Reject Clubhouse Plans - Brevard NC

After a month of gathering votes, Connestee Falls officials announced on Saturday that homeowners have voted against proposed upgrades to Connestee’s clubhouse and wellness facility. The project – which was estimated to cost $9,625,000 – would...

 
 News    September 1, 2014 

Brevard Residents Die In Accident - Brevard NC

Brevard residents Michael Lee Carden and Melinda Leigh Ponder died last Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 64. Just after 8 a.m. a 1995 Jeep driven by the 43-year-old Carden, was headed westbound on U.S. 64 near the King Road...

 
 News    September 1, 2014 

EDO Picks Officers - Brevard NC

The newly formed board of Transylvania County’s public/private economic development organization (EDO) has elected its first slate of officers. The previous board of the Transylvania Partnership contributed to the “smooth transition,”...

 
 News    September 1, 2014 

County Rescue Squad Earns Top Award - Brevard NC

Last month, the Transylvania County Rescue Squad received two awards during the state convention in Greenville. The Rescue Squad received the first place Technical Rescue of the Year Award, while squad members Ben Robinson and Mark Orr took third pla...

 
 News    September 1, 2014 

Ask Us Answered -Brevard NC

Where in Transylvania County can I drop off fluorescent bulbs (other than CFLs) of any length? It seems such a shame to not recycle these. Aren’t there dangerous gases in them, just like CFLs? Large fluorescent bulbs go in the trash, according to...

 
 News    September 1, 2014 

Law and Order

Paulino Euseblo Salas, 28, was arrested by the Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 24 and charged with a felony rape of a child and a felony taking indecent liberties with a child. Salas was placed on a $300,000 bond. Robert Anthony Butler, 43, was arrested...

 
 News    September 1, 2014 

Farm Fair

The Farmers Market held its annual Farm Fair Saturday in Brevard.(Times photos by Park Baker)...

 
 News    September 1, 2014 

City Council To Hold Special Meeting Thursday On Brevard Place

Brevard City Council will meet in a special called meeting Thursday and hold a public hearing on the Brevard Place Planned Development District (PDD) Preliminary Master Plan and Final Master Plan for Phase I. Brevard Place is the new name of the...

 
 News    August 28, 2014

Fatal Wreck Occurs On Hendersonville Highway - Brevard NC

Michael Carden, 43, of Brevard and Melinda Ponder, 35, of Penrose died Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 64 near the Henderson County line. According to the N.C. Highway Patrol,...

 
 News    August 28, 2014

Rescue Simulation Planned For Friday at Bracken Preserve-Brevard NC

This Friday evening, Landmark Learning, in conjunction with the Brevard College Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education program, will be conducting a medical rescue simulation on the city's...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    August 28, 2014

Agriculture Board Highlights Its Efforts -Brevard NC

Monday night’s brief Transylvania County commissioners’ meeting was highlighted by a presentation from members of the county’s Agricultural Advisory Board, detailing the efforts made to continue supporting agriculture in Transylvania, as well...

 
 News    August 28, 2014

Top Court To Decide On Jason Young - Brevard NC

North Carolina’s highest court has agreed to consider whether former Brevard resident Jason Young convicted by jurors of killing his pregnant wife in 2006 should get a new trial that a lower court ordered in April. The state Supreme Court...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 28, 2014

Lake Toxaway Takes 'Ice Bucket Challenge' - Brevard NC

Last Thursday, Aug. 21, six members of the Lake Toxaway Country Club gathered on the lawn behind the "19th Hole" to participate in the "Ice Bucket Challenge," the fundraising effort created by the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 28, 2014

Director: Academy Got Off To A 'Good Start' -Brevard NC

Barbara Grimm, the new director for Brevard Academy: Challenge Foundation Academy, told the school’s board of directors Monday night that the school year has gotten off to a good start. The school has 251 students enrolled, with two classes at...

 
 News    August 28, 2014

Brevard Plays Host To Two Fairs This Saturday - Brevard Nc

This Saturday, Brevard will have two major events — Farm Fair and Founders Day Fair. The Transylvania Farmers Market will host Farm Fair from 8 a.m. to noon at the corner of Johnson and Jordan Streets, just off East Main Street behind Comporium....

 
 News    August 28, 2014

Jobless Rate Increases - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate increased from 6.2 percent in June to 6.7 percent in July, according to preliminary figures from the state Division of Employment Security. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 28, 2014

Board Approves Budget Changes – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education met last week and approved budget amendments for the 2014 fiscal year. An amendment to the state and local school budget increased revenues by $354,000. The increase is in longevity payout and annual leave...

 
 News    August 28, 2014

Damaging Winds

Intense rain and high winds caused extreme weather conditions last week in the Calvert community outside Rosman. On Whitmire Road, the metal sheet roofing on a barn was nearly torn off. Witnesses...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 25, 2014

City Council To Decide On Brevard Place - Brevard NC

Despite some reservations, the Brevard Planning Board last week unanimously approved the preliminary master plan for the former Rodeway Inn site on the Asheville Highway and nearby properties. The...

 
 News    August 25, 2014

Candice Walsh To Lead Boys & Girls -Brevard NC

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County, with some 500 members the largest youth organization in the area, has named Candice Walsh, a Brevard resident, as its new executive direct...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    August 25, 2014

Habitat Welcomes Romanian Chapter - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Habitat for Humanity officials welcomed some esteemed guests last week as two representatives of the Romanian Habitat organization made the 5,300-mile journey to the United States, visiting various American Habitat branches and up...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    August 25, 2014

Board Working On Comprehensive Plan – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Planning Board continued their progress on crafting a new Comprehensive Plan for the county as they spent last Thursday’s regular meeting reviewing example plans from other municipalities and discussing what aspects of...

 
 News    August 25, 2014

'Stuff The Bus' Helps Teachers, Students - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Retired School Personnel (TCRSP) worked with United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) to collect two pick-up truck loads of donated school supplies and $738.75 in funds for this year’s ‘Stuff The Bus’ collection. The...

 
 News    August 25, 2014

TDA Reminds Public Of Grant Opportunities - Brevard NC

Over the years, the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) has used a wide range of marketing tools to draw visitors to the county. But one of the most successful, and perhaps least heralded, is its grant program, according to a pres...

 

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