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 By Matt McGregor    News    November 23, 2017 

Train Depot Project Moving Ahead -Brevard NC

Brevard City Council approved plans to raise funds to rebuild the former train depot on property off Railroad Avenue through a "Buy-A-Brick" program. "I'd like to see it get erected soon," said Mayor...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 23, 2017 

Schools Expand Reach Of AIG Programs - Brevard NC

Heidi Bullock told the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night that the AIG (Academically and Intellectually Gifted) program is providing more options to students. Bullock, who is the AIG specialist/coordinator for Transylvania County...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 23, 2017 

Sons,' Volunteers Preparing Thanksgiving -Brevard NC

The Sons of the American Legion have continued their Thanksgiving tradition of cooking turkeys for the Bread of Life Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday. While listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd and hanging out...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 23, 2017 

State Officials Note Changes In Trout Population - Brevard NC

The trout fishing experience in the Davidson River has been on a steady decline in the last couple of decades, according to representatives from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWCR) and local anglers. Some local anglers say that the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 23, 2017 

Thanksgiving Trip To Puerto Rico 'Putting Gratitude In Action' -Brevard NC

"Putting gratitude in action" is how Kiersten Wilbur describes her Thanksgiving plans to go to Puerto Rico. She left with boyfriend John Pate Tuesday night for the island to assist the Teacher's...

 

Salvation Army Projecting Fundraising Loss, Seeks Public's Help - Brevard NC

Bells will be ringing at Salvation Army Red Kettles throughout the community this holiday season, but the organization fears that the loss of key kettle locations could create a shortfall for 2018. The Salvation Army of Transylvania County is...

 

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....

 

Dog Park Closer To Being Created - Brevard, NC

A long-awaited dog park in Brevard may have come one step, or paw, closer to reality. City Manager Jim Fatland said he talked with officials at Transylvania Regional Hospital about building on a...

 

Reaction Given To Court Decision

Editor’s Note: Last week, Transylvania County commissioners unanimously voted to build a new courthouse — currently estimated to cost $31.1 million — beside the law enforcement facility on Morris Road in Brevard. It’s anticipated it will take...

 

Red Kettle Campaign Rings In The Season

The Salvation Army of Transylvania County kicked off its Red Kettle Campaign for 2017 on Friday at Walmart in Pisgah Forest. The kickoff marks the 127th year of the national Red Kettle Campaign, in wh...

 

State Jobless Rate In October Falls To 4.1 Percent

The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, remaining unchanged from September’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.1 percent. North Carolina’s October 2017 unemployment rate...

 

Travelers Urged To Arrive Early At Asheville Airport

Asheville Regional Airport is reporting high numbers of scheduled passengers for this Thanksgiving travel week and is encouraging all passengers to plan accordingly. Specifically, passengers scheduled to fly between this Wednesday and Monday should...

 

Commissioners Approve New Courthouse - Brevard, NC

A new county courthouse will be built beside the public safety complex on Morris Road. That was the unanimous decision Tuesday by the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. Specifically, commissioners voted for a new courthouse that would includ...

 

New Industrial Building Gets A Step Closer - Brevard, NC

A legal agreement was signed Tuesday that moved along the eventual construction of a roughly 60,750-square-foot light industrial building on Ecusta Road. During its regular meeting Tuesday, the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 16, 2017

Groups Work To Prevent Addiction, Relieve Suffering

While drug abuse continues in the United States and the opioid epidemic continues to worsen, there are individuals and organizations working to stem the tide and provide relief. Representatives of those organizations recently spoke at the fourth and...

 

Ethnic Intimidation Case Going To Superior Court - Brevard, NC

A Davidson River School student was found guilty Tuesday of one misdemeanor count of ethnic intimidation and one misdemeanor count of simple assault for an incident that took place at Brevard High School in May. As previously reported, the accused st...

 

Information Kiosks Now At Sliding Rock, Gorges

New informational kiosks created by the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) were recently installed at Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest and the entrance to the Gorges State P...

 

Donations For Puerto Rico Still Needed

Transylvania County residents still have a chance to help their fellow American citizens in Puerto Rico by donating needed supplies. Puerto Ricans are still working to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Maria’s destruction. The Teachers Federation...

 

Stroupe Trial Date Set

The first-degree murder trial for Phillip Michael Stroupe II is scheduled to begin on July 23, 2018, at the Henderson County Courthouse, according to District Attorney Greg Newman. Superior Court Judge R. Gregory Horne, of Watauga County, will...

 

Commissioners Vote To Build New Courthouse-Brevard NC

During their regular meeting today, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved building a new courthouse beside the law enforcement facility on Morris Road. Read more in Thursday's paper....

 

Pisgah Volunteers Recognized As The Best

In 2016, the Pisgah Ranger District was the number one location for volunteer hours across the entire U.S. Forest Service. As a result, the Pisgah Ranger District, which includes Transylvania County, earned the Volunteer Award at the 2017 Regional...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 13, 2017

Academy Applying For Loan - Brevard, NC

Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy is applying for a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan to help pay off their renovated building, the former location of the Woods Chevrolet dealership on the New Hendersonville Highway. Through the...

 

Feral Cats Have A Friend And A Protector

Lawyer by day, cat rescuer by night, Erica Erickson is a defender for the marginalized feral cat population, whose grim reality is often one of neglect and a short, painful life. She started a “barn cat” program to give this overlooked species...

 

Veterans Honored - Brevard, NC

The community came out Friday for the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the courthouse gazebo....

 

Stroupe Murder Trial Set For Next Summer-Brevard NC

The first-degree murder trial for Phillip Michael Stroupe II is scheduled to begin on July 23, 2018, at the Henderson County Courthouse, according to District Attorney Greg Newman. Superior Court Judg...

 

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