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 By Park Baker    News    June 22, 2017 

Platt Architecture To Feature On TV Show

Brevard’s Platt Architecture will be featured on the TV show “Barnwood Builders” this Sunday at 9 p.m. on the DIY Network. Parker Platt, with Platt Architecture, and Mark Bowe, of Antique Cabins and Barns, LLC, will highlight salvaged...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 22, 2017 

Council Approves City Budget, Tax Increase - Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council unanimously approved its $28 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year during its regular meeting on Monday. Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris called it a “responsible” budget, and that “it speaks to the needs of our...

 
 News    June 22, 2017 

Harris, Morrow To Run Again, Hollingsworth Will Not - Brevard, NC

Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris and Councilman Mac Morrow plan to run for another term of office, but Councilwoman Ann Hollingsworth will not. During Monday’s regular Brevard City Council meeting, Harris and Morrow announced they plan to run again in No...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    June 22, 2017 

Charges Filed After Two Teens Die In Wreck

Charges have been filed on the driver of the truck that wrecked Sunday in Balsam Grove, resulting in the death of two teens. Landon Cole Shipman, 19, has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by vehicle, exceeding the posted speed limit...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 22, 2017 

Dollar General Store Heads To Cedar Mtn. - Cedar Mountain, NC

A new Dollar General store is planned for the corner of See Off Mountain Road and U.S. 276 in Cedar Mountain. Dollar General representative Laura Somerville said that the store would be open by winter. Somerville said that the store would employ...

 
 News    June 22, 2017 

Take Your Partner By The Hand - Brevard, NC

Brevard's Old Time Street Dances returned Tuesday to downtown. The Tuesday night tradition will continue through Aug. 8. Instruction starts at 6:30 p.m., with dancing from 7 until 9...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 22, 2017 

Rescuers Recall Search For Missing Child

Last Thursday’s successful search for a missing 10-year-old autistic boy in the Turkey Pen Road area of Pisgah National Forest brought several departments from Transylvania and Henderson counties together to flex their cooperative muscle. “It...

 
 News    June 22, 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 Derek McKissock    News    June 19, 2017

Commissioners OK Most Of Recreation Plan

The Parks & Recreation Master Plan for Transylvania County and the city of Brevard was approved, in part, by the Board of Commissioners last week. During their regular meeting, commissioners approved the master plan, leaving out references to a...

 

Two Teens Dead After Single-Vehicle Wreck Sunday In Balsam Grove

Two Transylvania County students have died after a one-vehicle accident Sunday evening in Balsam Grove. Cole Robert Owen, 15, and Austin Lee Rhoden,15, both died after the 1994 Toyota Tacoma truck they were in overturned around 7:30 p.m. on Tanassee...

 

AAUW Book Sale Again Draws Large Numbers - Brevard, NC

The local branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) kicked off its annual book sale Saturday, with an overflowing parking lot at Brevard College, where the sale is held in the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 19, 2017

Library Comes Up With Goals

Improving outreach efforts and getting the word out about all the things the Transylvania County Library offers are among the goals the staff has set for itself. During their regular meeting last week, the Transylvania Board of Commissioners...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 19, 2017

Brevard Academy's Test Scores Improving - Brevard, NC

School director Ted Duncan informed the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors Wednesday evening that the school’s test scores are improving. Duncan said 100 percent of the school’s 23 eighth graders passed the Math I...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 19, 2017

Local Band Shoots First Video At Brevard's Sunset Motel

Local band Sarah Siskind and SUNLINER's first music video for their song "Not Enough" went live this past Friday. The video was shot entirely at the Sunset Motel in Brevard, using local film...

 

Young Seeks 3rd Trial

Jason Young, a former medical software salesman from Wake County and a Brevard High School graduate, contends the defense team that led to a first-degree murder verdict in bludgeoning death of his pregnant wife was ineffective, according to the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 15, 2017

Dog Bite Victim Left With Hefty Bill-Brevard NC

Brevard College graduate Travis Wireback was running on the North Slope Trail last week when he came up on a hiker with two dogs on what he said were “broken retractable leashes.” Wireback said that one of the dogs bit him on the knee as he...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 15, 2017

Public Silent At County Budget Hearing - Brevard, NC

No one spoke during the public hearing Tuesday for the 2017/2018 fiscal year budget for Transylvania County. The Board of Commissioners is now scheduled to approve the budget at its June 26 meeting. The budget will go into effect July 1. County...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 15, 2017

Community Meets To Discuss Racial Incident - Brevard, NC

Tommy Kilgore, president of the Transylvania County branch of the NAACP, said Tuesday he wanted to not just address the recent situation at Brevard High School but come up with solutions. Kilgore was...

 

Old Time Street Dances Return This Tuesday - Brevard, NC

Brevard’s Old Time Street Dance returns to East Main Street next Tuesday. The series of street dances will be held each Tuesday through Aug. 8. Each Tuesday live music and free square dance instruction will start at 6:30 p.m., with, dancing from 7...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 15, 2017

U.S. Forest Service: Bear Canisters Required In Avery Creek Road Area

Due to increased bear habituation, the U.S. Forest Service is requiring bear canisters for campers within 1,000 feet of Avery Creek Road until Oct. 5. All food and food-related items must be stored in a hard-sided bear-resistant canister, or in the...

 

'New' Retail Stores Coming

It's not easy to renovate a 77-year-old building, but according to local retail business owners' Dee Dee and Jimmy Perkins, the effort has been well worth it. The couple, along with their adult childr...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 12, 2017

Meeting To Focus On Racial Incident

The local NAACP chapter is hosting a meeting tonight in response to an alleged incident on May 19 at Brevard High School. A 16-year-old Brevard High student faces three separate misdemeanor charges of simple assault, communicating threats and ethnic...

 

Transylvania Times Takes Two National Awards

The Transylvania Times has been recognized in the 2017 National Newspaper Association BNEC/BNAC contest. The newspaper’s Bike 2016 special publication took first place in the section dealing with best special news, sports, or feature section or...

 

Update Provided On legislation Rep. Henson Supports

The Transylvania Times has periodically been updating the status of 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 pertains to some...

 

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