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 By John Lanier    News    January 18, 2018 

School Board To Request Bond For $68 Million

Tuesday evening the Transylvania County Board of Education voted unanimously to pass a resolution requesting that county commissioners seek a $68 million bond for school construction. The bond referendum would be held in November during the general e...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 18, 2018 

State Coyote Population To Be 'Managed'

Many have stories about coyotes on their property, or of a cat or dog that has gone missing in the night. Some resolution may be coming across the state, as North Carolina is one step closer to...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 18, 2018 

Cyclists To Compete For U.S. In Holland

Two local cyclists, Tristan Cowie and Hannah Arensman, have been chosen to represent the U.S. for the 2018 UCI Cyclocross World Championships set for Feb. 3 -4 in Valkenburg-Limburg, Holland....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 18, 2018 

Author No Stranger To 'Emergencies, Unpredictability'

When the question, “Nine-one-one. What is your emergency?” came to Adair Sanders, she didn’t know the answer, or who was making the call. Sanders was no stranger to emergencies nor unpredictability. Growing up, much of her early years had been...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 18, 2018 

Arrests Made After College Break-Ins - Brevard, NC

An ongoing investigation into a series of break-ins during Brevard College’s winter break has led to three student arrests. The Brevard Police Department reported the following arrests: •Gerald Tyrone Price, 19, was arrested for five counts of fe...

 

Shoveling Out

Transylvania County residents began digging out Wednesday morning after over-night snowfall, which cancelled school and other events....

 

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....

 

Partisan Board Election Coming

Filing for the May 8 primaries begins Feb. 12 and will include for the first time partisan elections for the Transylvania County Board of Education. As previously reported, in 2016 Chris Whitmire, then state representative for District 113, which...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 15, 2018

Academy Calendar To Stay The Same - Pisgah Forest, NC

Despite missing two days of school and starting school late five days due to inclement weather since the beginning of December, Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy currently does not have to make up those days. School director Ted Duncan...

 

Groundbreaking For Industrial Building Set - Pisgah Forest, NC

The Transylvania Economic Alliance will hold a groundbreaking celebration at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at 200 Welcome St. in Brevard. Elected leadership and project stakeholders will gather to celebrate this collaborative effort, which is designed to...

 

MLK Jr. Day - Brevard, NC

The community gathered Saturday at Bethel "A" Baptist Church for the annual brunch as part of the events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Brevard College students helped serve up the hearty...

 

Happy Retirement

After a 43-year career with the city of Brevard, Desiree Perry is ready to take things a little easier. On Friday, the city invited the public to wish Perry, who ended her career at Town Hall as city...

 

Picturesque Parkway

Florence Allbaugh captured this frozen scene over the weekend on the Blue Ridge Parkway....

 

Henson Seeking 2nd Term

Cody Henson said it has been “the honor of (his) lifetime” to serve the people of House District 113 as its representative in the N.C. General Assembly. Henson, a Republican, will seek his party’s nomination in May for another two-year term...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 11, 2018

State Accepts Land Donation For DuPont

On Tuesday, the state officially accepted a property donation that will see DuPont State Recreational Forest grow by 753 acres this year. The late Charles Pickelsimer gifted the parcel to the state...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    January 11, 2018

MLK Events Planned

The public is invited to attend the annual events organized to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which occurs on Monday, Jan. 15. The Human Relations Council for Brevard and Transylvania County will kick things off with a community brunch at 10...

 

Alliance Explains Its Economic Development Focus

Editor’s Note: Recently, The Transylvania Times sat down with Josh Hallingse, the Transylvania Economic Alliance’s executive director, and Jeremy Owen, the Alliance board chairman. The Alliance is a public-private economic development entity...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    January 11, 2018

Chamber Names Board

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2018 Board of Directors. The board was recently finalized with the election of five individuals for the 2018-2020 term: first-time members Devin Gentry (Cradle of Forestry in America...

 

Forest Visitors Warned About Dangers Of Thawing Ice, Snow

Though the ice and snow of the past week has been a beautiful site, visitors to the national forests in North Carolina should be extremely cautious around ice formations that will be thawing as temperatures increase this week. Large slabs of hanging...

 

County, City To Look At Fire Department Contract

The county wants to look at its contract with Brevard Fire Department (BFD) before considering committing to helping fund a new rescue truck for the department. During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners instructed staff to look...

 

Transylvania County Board Of Elections Releases Meeting Schedule

Regular meetings of the Transylvania County Board of Elections are held on the first Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. in the office of the board, located at 150 S. Gaston St. in Brevard, unless otherwise noted. Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, (cancelled...

 

Edney To Run For State House

Sam Edney, a candidate for the N.C. House District 113, is surveying district voters. “My opponent has failed to listen to the people he serves,” Edney said in a press release. “I want to change that. I want to know from the start what’s in...

 

Residents Moved After Pipe Bursts

Roughly a year after a similar incident, residents and staff members at Cedar Mountain Home had to be evacuated because of flooding caused by a burst pipe. Connestee Fire Rescue was called out about...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    January 8, 2018

Jobless Numbers Go Up

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in November was 4.3 percent, up from 3.8 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released last week from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    January 8, 2018

County Names New Solid Waste Director

Kenn Webb has been chosen as Transylvania County’s new Solid Waste director. Webb, who is from Summerfield in Rockingham County, has worked in the environmental services field for more than 30 years. He comes to Transylvania County from Ecoflo,...

 

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