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 By Matt McGregor    News    October 30, 2017

Pleas Heard At Superior Court

Superior Criminal Court ended Thursday in Transylvania County with a jury finding Chloe Eliz Chamberlain guilty of one felony count of probation violation. She was sentenced to 90 days in the N.C. Department of Corrections, with her probation...

 

ACA Enrollment Opens Back Up On Wednesday

There are a lot of questions swirling around health insurance this year through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare.” Pisgah Legal Services (PLS), a nonprofit law firm, and other ACA Partners of WNC say they can answer these...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    October 30, 2017

Darrell Renfroe Assumes County DSS Director Role

Darrell Renfroe, who has been serving as the interim director of Transylvania County Social Services (DSS) since the resignation of the prior director in August, has been appointed to the position full time. Renfroe has worked in the social work...

 

Pet Costumes

The pet costume contest Friday at Ecusta Brewing was a lot of fun and drew quite a crowd....

 

Children Issues Dominate Meeting

Issues centering on the welfare of local children dominated much of Monday’s Transylvania Board of Commissioners’ meeting. Since late 2014, the number of Transylvania County children in foster care has increased from 34 to 59. Twenty-three of...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 26, 2017

Horror Show Found In Connestee Home - Brevard, NC

While zombies, witches, vampires, a cave of skulls and a bar for ghouls called the Old Croak and Haggard may be a violation of most city ordinances, Tom Shetler is not seeking a permit. He's building...

 

County Site To Get Promotion Boost

Duke Energy has selected two North Carolina properties, including Davidson River Village in Transylvania County, for participation in the second half of its 2017 Site Readiness Program to prepare them for business and industrial development. The...

 
 By Norah Davis    News    October 26, 2017

Community Invited To Help 'Power Up'

Imagine that you are a single mom with four children. You live with your mother, who takes care of the youngsters because you work two jobs to make ends meet. Winter is coming, your oil tank is empty...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 26, 2017

Fatal Wreck On U.S. 276

Jeremy Robert Green, 43, has been identified as the driver who was fatally injured Tuesday in a wreck. The single-vehicle wreck occurred on U.S. 276 in Cedar Mountain. “We got the call around 4:05 p.m.,” said N.C. State Trooper Michael Owens....

 

Deluge

Monday's torrential rain produced flooding throughout the county, with some areas reporting more than 7 inches....

 

Dixon To Quit County Recreation Position

Carleen Dixon will step down as the county’s Parks and Recreation director and join Henderson County Parks and Recreation. “Transylvania County appreciates all that Ms. Dixon has contributed professionally during her time with the county,”...

 

Portion of Parkway Closed-Brevard NC

Several storm related closures are still in effect along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Parkway officials are asking for cooperation in particular at the closure from Milepost 402.7 to Milepost 408.4, where a significant washout was discovered along the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 23, 2017

New Boys & Girls Teen Center Opens - Brevard, NC

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County had a double celebration last week: the opening of a new teen center and the recognition of one of its staff members, Emily Taylor. A...

 

Steep Canyon Rangers Inducted Into Music Hall Of Fame

Steep Canyon Rangers were inducted into the N.C. Music Hall of Fame Thursday during a ceremony in Kannapolis. "It was an amazing honor to be inducted into the Hall of Fame," said Woody Platt, the...

 

Fall Leaf Report For The Week Of Oct. 23, 2017 - Brevard, NC

This week's Fall Foliage Report is brought to by by the Hampton Inn and Steve Owen & Associates Leaf Report Fall colors are coming along nicely at roughly 2,500 feet and below along the Blue... Full story

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 23, 2017

County Schools Rank Highly

Despite Transylvania County’s high child poverty rate and other problems local children face, Transylvania County Schools once again rank well in the region and the state based on a number of indices for the past school year. Based on end-of-grade...

 

Tickets Now On Sale For Charles Taylor Holiday Dinner

Tickets are now on sale for the 25th annual Charles Taylor Holiday Dinner. The popular dinner is one of the largest and longest-running political dinners in North Carolina. The program will include updates from federal, state and local elected...

 

City OKs Ecusta Rd. Annexation

Brevard City Council has approved the annexation of a 1.7-acre lot of property on 1085 Ecusta Road across from Pisgah Forest Elementary School. Jerry and Don Brown, trustees of the John J. Brown Trust and grandsons of John J. Brown, who owned the...

 

Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris Explains Why He's Seeking Another Term

Editor’s Note: Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris faces no opposition in November for another four-year term in office. The Transylvania Times contacted Harris to get some comments on why he is running, etc. “I have been honored everyday to serve the...

 

Dixon To Step Down As Recreation Director-Brevard NC

Carleen Dixon will step down as the county’s Parks and Recreation director and join Henderson County Parks and Recreation. “Transylvania County appreciates all that Ms. Dixon has contributed professionally during her time with the County,”...

 
 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,...

 

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