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 By Matt McGregor    News    January 8, 2018

Portable Heater Causes Fire

A portable propane heater used to thaw a water pipe resulted in a brief house fire on Carr Lumber Company Road on Thursday. "We got dispatched around 4:10 (p.m.)," said Capt. Adam Hughey with the...

 

Frozen

Spectacular ice images could be found throughout the county this weekend thanks to bone-chilling freezing temperatures....

 

David Mahoney Seeks Another Term As Sheriff

Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney announced Tuesday that he will seek re-election this year. Mahoney, a 26-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was first elected sheriff in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014. Over the course of his...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 4, 2018

Homeless Have Shelter Options

It’s brutally cold. There’s just no escaping it, with temperatures not expected to get into the 40s until Monday. For those without a roof over their heads, it’s a particular trying time. In Transylvania County, Brevard Community Church on...

 

Central, Eastern North Carolina Recovering From Winter Storm

A strong winter storm moved quickly through North Carolina Wednesday night into Thursday, leaving three deaths, significant snow, and scattered power outages, Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday. While the snow will end by mid-day, bitterly cold...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 4, 2018

Minor Road Accidents Reported

The transition from 2017 to 2018 arrived drizzled with a glaze of icy conditions that kept many people off the roads, impacting much of western North Carolina and delaying traffic on I-26 and I-40 for hours. According to the N.C. Highway Patrol,...

 

Guardian Ad Litem Program Needs Volunteers

The Guardian Ad Litem program is seeking volunteers in Transylvania County to be voices for children who have been removed from their home. The children have been removed typically because their parents have engaged in domestic violence, abused...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    January 4, 2018

Hospital Limits Visits Because Of Flu Season

Mission Health has implemented its visitor limitation policy and is asking patients’ family members and friends to limit hospital visits, including at Transylvania Regional Hospital. Visitors younger than 12 and those who do not feel well are...

 

New Limits Placed On Opioids That Can Be Prescribed

New rules that set limits on the quantity of opioids that can be prescribed took effect Monday in North Carolina. The STOP Act sets new initial prescribing limits and is part of the state’s multi-pronged effort to reduce the oversupply of prescript...

 

State Officials Prepare For First Winter Storm Of 2018

State officials are preparing for North Carolina’s first winter storm of 2018 and people in areas that could see snow are encouraged to do the same, Governor Roy Cooper said Tuesday. A winter storm watch began Wednesday for many eastern North Carol...

 

Winter Hullabaloo - Brevard, NC

It was nice and warm Tuesday at the Transylvania County Library and for those taking part in the Winter Hullabaloo Storytime & Craft event....

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 1, 2018

Retailers Report Good Local Support

If holiday sales are a measure of success, then “shop local” is more than just a bumper sticker for the county. Across the county, businesses The Transylvania Times spoke with had better numbers than last year, which some shopkeepers attribute...

 

City Seeks Public Donations For Depot - Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard is working toward building a replica train depot reminiscent of Brevard’s original, which was torn down in the early 1980s. Fortunately, according to a city press release, the building was not simply demolished and sent to the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 1, 2018

Quiet Time For Crime Reported

Local law enforcement reported a fairly quiet Christmas weekend in Transylvania County. “This year has been so quiet, it’s scary,” said Eddie Gunter, chief deputy with the Sheriff’s Office. “Our call volume was way down and only a few...

 

All The News From 2017

There were a number of significant news events during 2017 in Transylvania County....

 

Spirit Of Christmas Shared In Rosman

Greg Kantor and his family provided a Christmas for children in need in Transylvania County on Saturday at Rosman Town Hall. "You see a lot of kids go without presents at Christmas time," Kantor...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 28, 2017

Board Discusses Restrictions On Student Numbers In K-3 Grades

State restrictions on the number of students per class in kindergarten through third grade were discussed at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting held on Monday, Dec. 18. Nearly two years ago the state General Assembly passed a law...

 

State Jobless Rate Slightly Increases

The state’s seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, increasing 0.2 of a percentage point from October’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 4.1 percent. North Carolina’s November 2017 unemployment rate...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 25, 2017

BRCC, Schools Discussed At Board Meeting

The Transylvania County Board of Education received information on its partnership with Blue Ridge Community College and discussed potential changes to policies regarding student dress and wireless communications usage at its recent meeting. “This...

 

Price Tag Now On 'Legacy' Property

Josh Hallingse said that most meetings he attends he hears the same question: what is going on with the old Ecusta plant property? Hallingse, the Transylvania Economic Alliance’s executive director, said it’s a “good question,” and now the...

 

Highway Patrol Warns About Safe Holiday Travel

The State Highway Patrol (SHP) is encouraging motorists to keep safety in mind while traveling to various destinations this holiday season. As the number of vehicles increase on the state’s roadways, so does the potential for vehicle collisions....

 

Christmas Tradition: The Nativity

A local Christmas tradition, Brevard Wesleyan Church held its annual "Live Nativity" this week. The portrayal of the Nativity has been a local tradition for a number of years....

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 21, 2017

School System Picks Architectural Firm Clark Nexsen

The Transylvania County Board of Education selected Clark Nexsen as the architectural firm to continue working on the school system’s Master Facilities Plan in preparation for a possible bond referendum, but postponed signing any contract until a...

 

Locals Help With Puerto Rico Recovery

After returning from a trip to Puerto Rico to assist those who have been left destitute in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which hit in September, Kiersten Wilber and John Pate report a strong will...

 

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