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 By Matt McGregor    News    October 19, 2017 

Council Discuss Changes To UDO - Brevard, NC

A presentation on the revision of the city of Brevard’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) at Monday’s City Council meeting was greeted with apprehension on the part of some council members. “What I originally envisioned was a radical change i...

 

TDA Seeking 'Big Ideas' For Grant Program

The Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) is extending a grant program designed to spur the development of events that will draw visitors during off-peak times. “We believe there are still plenty of big ideas out there when it...

 

Fall Leaf Report For The Week Of Oct. 19, 2017 - Brevard, NC

This week's Fall Foliage Report is brought to you by Rocky's Grill and Soda Shop & by Rocky's Corner Market Leaf Report Fall colors are expected to be vibrant this weekend along the Blue Ridge Par... Full story

 

Witching Hour - Brevard, NC

Last Friday and Saturday, the Silvermont Pumpkin Patch & Revenge of the White Squirrels returned to the grounds of the historic home on East Main Street in Brevard. Brevard High School Thespians,...

 

McDaris: Class Size Cap May Cause Problems

School Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris informed the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night that the mandatory class size cap in grades K-3 could create more problems than initially believed. “It’s a mess,” said McDaris. He said...

 

Teens Favoring Vapors Over Smoking Cigarettes

Many teens today are using vapors instead of smoking cigarettes, according to Israel Morrow, an assistant special agent in charge for Alcohol Law Enforcement who oversees the state’s tobacco program. “Vapor juice infused with marijuana is appeali...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 19, 2017 

Peaks And Creeks Brewery Setting Up In Lumberyard - Brevard, NC

A new brewery, Transylvania County's fourth, is located at the Brevard Lumberyard. Jon Bowman and Tracy Walker are the owners of Peaks and Creeks Brewing. Mountain bike trails and the right location...

 

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....

 

White Squirrel Cycling Classic - Brevard, NC

Last Saturday, the 5th Annual White Squirrel Cycling Classic was held, featuring 25, 40 and 63-mile routes. The start/finish line was in front of the Tasty Weasel tasting room at Oskar Blues...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 16, 2017

Drug Addiction Solution: Connection

More than 100 people attended a program entitled “Everything You Think You Know About Drug Addiction Is Wrong” at the Unitarian Universalist Church Wednesday evening. “Tonight, we are going to try to undue some of the myths about addiction and...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 16, 2017

Breast Cancer Survivor Recalls Battles For Her Life

When Nancy Stricker got hit with her second diagnosis of breast cancer in 2012, 14 years after her first, she knew she needed to prepare herself for battle. "There is a fine line between knowing that...

 

County Approves Contract With Economic Alliance

The Transylvania Economic Alliance’s contract with the county has been changed to a yearly one, with slightly different expectations and requirements. The county’s initial contract with the Alliance, which was signed in October of 2014, was for...

 

Fall Leaf Report For The Week Of Oct. 16, 2017 - Brevard, NC

This week's Fall Foliage report is brought to your by Steve Owen & Associates and Rockin' Bowl Leaf Report The cooler temperatures this week should increase fall color development. But Howard...

 

One Man Shot, One Arrested In Brevard - Brevard, NC

A man was shot Thursday night in Brevard, leading to one arrest. Dekarlos R. James, 26, was arrested Friday for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and he has been placed in the county...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    October 16, 2017

Early Voting For Municipal Elections Begins Thursday

One-stop early voting begins this Thursday for the municipal elections in Brevard and Rosman. Those registered to vote in Brevard and Rosman may cast their ballots any time between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, until Nov. 3 at the...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    October 16, 2017

City Council Candidates Tackle Questions

Editor’s Note: The only competitive race in this year’s municipal elections is on the Brevard City Council, where three candidates are competing for two seats. The three candidates — Maureen Copelof, Jessica Gallagher and Mac Morrow — were...

 

Judge Declines To Reduce Stroupe Senior's Bond

A short hearing occurred recently in the Henderson County Superior Court on Phillip Stroupe’s motion to have his bond reduced from the current amount of $500,000. He is charged with accessory after the fact to first degree murder, a class C...

 

Brevard Man Shot, Another Arrested-Brevard NC

A man was shot Thursday night in Brevard, leading to one arrest. Dekarlos R. James, 26, was arrested Friday for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and he has been placed in the county...

 

County Closer To Making Courthouse Decision

After years of study and deliberation, commissioners could make a decision on the Transylvania County Courthouse during their first scheduled meeting in November. During Tuesday’s commissioner meeting, Dan Mace, with Moseley Architects, gave a revi...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 12, 2017

Locals Worry About DACA's Future

Laura Perez has built a life for herself in Transylvania County after her grandmother put her and her two brothers on a bus in Veracruz, Mexico, that would bring them to the United States in 2003, when she was only 14. Perez first found herself in Et...

 

Rosman Senior Students Spend A Day In Service - Rosman, NC

The annual tradition of Senior Service Day is a chance to instill in Rosman High School students the idea of helping others. On Oct. 3., 73 students and seven adults worked at seven different...

 

Fall Leaf Report For The Week Of Oct. 12, 2017 - Brevard, NC

Leaf Report The fall color can still best be viewed along the Blue Ridge Parkway at the higher elevations. Autumn colors can also be see in DuPont State Recreational Forest this week. The rain from... Full story

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 12, 2017

Ex-Tax Administrator Hires New Lawyer, Update On Transportation Case

Former tax administrator Annette Raines, who was indicted for felony embezzlement, has changed lawyers, and the new lawyer has filed a motion to continue. “Her court date is set for (today),” said Beth Dierauf, assistant district attorney for...

 

Many Participate During The 'Great Day Of Service'

Volunteers from Brevard First United Methodist Church (FUMC), English Chapel, Rosman United Methodist Church, Lowes, Brevard College employees, and some students and faculty from Rosman Middle and...

 

Pinkeye Concerns On Increase

Often cattle producers only consider the possibility of pinkeye in the warm months of spring and summer; however, producers should be aware of the possibility of pinkeye in the fall. Pinkeye is a...

 

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