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 By Derek McKissock    News    November 16, 2017 

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...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    November 16, 2017 

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...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 16, 2017 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 9, 2017

Maureen Copelof, Mac Morrow Elected To Council - Brevard, NC

Maureen Copelof and incumbent Mac Morrow were elected to the Brevard City Council Tuesday for four-year terms. The two were competing with Jessica Gallagher for two open seats on the council. The...

 

Greystone Inn Has New Owners, Plans To Upgrade Property

The Greystone Inn has been bought by an Aiken, S.C., couple who plan to make improvements and to reopen the historic building, which has been closed for the past few years. Last month, Ellis Mountain Management, LLC, closed on the deal to buy the...

 

United Way 'Thermometers' Chart Fundraising

United Way of Transylvania County's (UWTC) campaign thermometers are in place. An annual occurrence, 7-foot tall thermometers stand at the intersection of Caldwell and Broad streets in Brevard, at...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 9, 2017

Mystery Of Missing Turkey Continues - Brevard, NC

Shrouded in mystery, the disappearance of a dissident turkey that deserted its flock to strut among moving vehicles on U.S. 64 has people wondering, “What happened to the turkey?” Some have speculated that the turkey moved on from the car-chasing...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 9, 2017

Proposed Federal Forests Act Sparks Debate

Concerns about the recently passed Resilient Federal Forests Act in the U.S. House have some of the key players in the ongoing Pisgah/Nantahala Plan Revision Process looking for alternatives. The measure passed the House 232 to 188 last week, and if...

 
 By Norah Davis    News    November 9, 2017

Rice Street Community Garden Volunteers Celebrate - Brevard, NC

Rice Street Community Garden ended its sixth year by doing something different. Instead of holding a year-end fundraising dinner, the garden thanked its volunteers at a party held last month on the...

 

Public Invited To The Lumberyard Arts District Party - Brevard, NC

The Lumberyard Arts District in Brevard and the businesses in the neighborhood will be throwing a block party from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. The public is invited to come and enjoy an afternoon of art, food and music. Maps, with a schedule of...

 

Former Ecusta Site Noted In EPA Recognition Of State Agency - Pisgah Forest, NC

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency noted the cleanup of the former Ecusta plant site as among the reasons that the N.C. Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) received EPA’s “Excellence in State Engagement Supporting Reuse...

 

ACA Enrollment Help Available

Folks who need help signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act can meet with trained, in-person assisters at free events this Saturday, Nov.11. Pisgah Legal Services and other ACA Partners of WNC will educate people about their...

 

Donated Supplies Sought For Puerto Rico-Brevard NC

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

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 6, 2017

Use Of Opioids Doubled In Past 25 Years

For much of this country’s history, opioid abuse had not been much of a problem. In the past last 25 years, however, opioid use has doubled in the United States, killing more people than automobile or gun-related accidents. Jim Hardy, coordinator...

 

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