Another County Virus Death Reported

Transylvania Public Health reported Wednesday 24 additional cases of COVID-19 in the past week and one additional COVID-19 death, for a total of 3,881 cases and 49 deaths among county residents since the pandemic started. As of... — Updated 10/20/2021

Schools Maintain Masking Policy

In its regular meeting Monday night, the Transylvania County Board of Education voted 4-1 to keep the current mandatory masking policy in place. Board member Kimsey Jackson voted against the motion. Before the vote, Assistant... — Updated 10/20/2021

Academy Maintains Masking Policy

In its regular meeting recently, the Brevard Academy Board of Directors voted 4-2 to maintain its current universal masking policy. Board members Lee Burgess and Mark Franklin voted against the policy. While public comment time... — Updated 10/20/2021

USDA Grants Disaster Designation For Transylvania, Other Counties

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack has granted North Carolina’s request for a primary county disaster designation for 12 North Carolina counties, including Transylvania, following excessive rain and... — Updated 10/21/2021

Boys & Girls Club Looking At Expansion Plans

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County received unanimous approval for conditional rezoning, as well as the go-ahead for a major expansion project during Monday... — Updated 10/21/2021

SCORE Presents An Extra Mile Award To Mayor Jimmy Harris

During Monday's Brevard City Council meeting, Transylvania County SCORE members presented their Extra Mile Award to Mayor Jimmy Harris. This Extra Mile Award was the fourth one the... — Updated 10/20/2021

Applying For Federal Disaster Assistance From FEMA Will Not Impact Other Federal Benefits

Applying for federal disaster assistance from FEMA will not affect other federal benefits that western North Carolina disaster survivors may receive. Residents in Transyl-vania, Buncombe and Haywood counties who register with... — Updated 10/20/2021

Those Receiving FEMA Assistance From Tropical Storm Fred Should Keep Receipts

FEMA reminds western North Carolina residents who have received federal disaster assistance for Tropical Storm Fred to use the money for its intended purpose and to keep receipts for three years. Disaster assistance is intended... — Updated 10/20/2021

City Council Agrees Sign Should Come Down

At the recommendation of the city’s Downtown Master Plan Committee, members of the Brevard city council unanimously voted to remove the recently-installed “Clemson Plaza” sign that sits high atop the Co-Ed Cinema building.... — Updated 10/20/2021

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... — Updated 10/20/2021

Don't Be Wasteful

The following guest opinion was written by Bart Renner, the agriculture agent at the Transylvania County Cooperative Extension Office and AmeriCorps member Matty Alpert. Each autumn homeowners are faced with a daunting task:... — Updated 10/20/2021

Lack Of Concern

My father had a heart attack when I was 7. We lost our car, almost our home. At times there was no food. We didn’t want a handout. We needed a hand up. My mother and I began cleaning our church each Saturday. I’m sure it paid... — Updated 10/20/2021

Homework Results

In a recent letter, Ms. D’Alessandro tried to defend President Biden by saying, “Do your homework.” Well, more and more Americans are doing their homework and are coming up with results quite different from her blame Trump... — Updated 10/20/2021

Reliably Thoughtful

The world has been changing rapidly over the past 10 years. We have either learned to adjust, be cynical and wish for the best, reminisce about the good old times, be unhappy or some combination of other thoughts, behaviors and... — Updated 10/20/2021

Missed Opportunity

Missed Opportunity At their Oct. 11 meeting, County Commissioners had the opportunity to support Medicaid expansion. North Carolina is one of only 12 states which has not expanded Medicaid. Having run mental health clinics for 23... — Updated 10/20/2021

Smoke Rise Chimney Service Opens In Brevard

Smoke Rise Chimney Service is a new family-owned business based in Brevard and serving surrounding counties. The business, which is owned by Lee and Ryan Kaufman, is certified and insured, and offers a variety of services,... — Updated 10/20/2021

Fisher Realty Announces New Team Members

Sarah Krzyzewski and Tom Barber have joined the sales force in the Straus Park Office at Fisher Realty. Krzyzewski is a native of Sarasota, Florida. She relocated with her family in 2009 to the mountains of western North Carolina... — Updated 10/20/2021

Brevard Volleyball Team Wins Mountain Foothills 7 Conference Championship

At home tonight, the Brevard High School volleyball team beat Hendersonville High School 3-1 to win the Mountain Foothills 7 Conference Championship. Hendersonville won the second of four sets 25-22, but Brevard took the other... — Updated 10/20/2021

BC Football Team Wins Third-Straight, Now Has 4-3 Record

The Brevard College football team (4-3, 4-1 USAS) used 229 yards of rushing and stifling defense to help propel itself to its third consecutive victory in a 20-10 triumph over LaGrange College (1-5, 1-3 USAS) on Saturday evening... — Updated 10/20/2021

Conference Champs

Last week, the Brevard Middle School Volleyball team won the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Championship. The team's only loss the whole season was to Rugby Middle School, which... — Updated 10/20/2021

Preview: BHS Face Hendersonville Bearcats

After a great performance and win over the Patton Panthers last week, the Brevard Blue Devils will face at home one of their toughest challenges in the 6-1 Hendersonville Bearcats tomorrow night, which is also Homecoming. The... — Updated 10/20/2021

Preview: RHS Face Mitchell Mountaineers

After another hard loss against Draughn last week, the Rosman Varsity Tigers will play their last game of the regular season on their home turf against the Mitchell Mountaineers tomorrow night. Mitchell by all accounts is a... — Updated 10/20/2021

BHS Soccer Team On A Hot Win Streak

The Brevard High men’s soccer team is in the middle of a hot streak, as they have six straight wins since their Oct. 4 home game against Polk County. Their home game against Patton Wednesday occurred after the paper went to... — Updated 10/20/2021

Cross County Team Remains Dominant

The Brevard High School cross country team remains dominant after claiming first place again in both men’s and women’s at the Oct. 12 Mini-White Squirrel 2 2021 meet. The meet saw Brevard, A.C. Reynolds, Enka, Hendersonville,... — Updated 10/20/2021

BC's Wyatt Lankford Makes Team Of The Week

Brevard College’s Junior defensive lineman Wyatt Lankford was selected to the D3football.com Team of the Week following a career five-tackle performance that included four tackles-for-loss, a quarterback sack, one forced fumble... — Updated 10/20/2021

BHS Volleyball Team Head To Tournament Final

After their 3-0 win last Thursday against the Polk County Wolverines, the Brevard Blue Devils stamped another 3-0 win on their record Tuesday in the semifinals of the... — Updated 10/20/2021

RHS Volleyball Team To Play Conference Game Saturday

The Rosman Lady Tigers Volleyball team has a mixed record so far this week as they were defeated by Asheville Christian Academy in a home match on Monday 3-1 but won away against... — Updated 10/20/2021

Smart Start Early Childhood Resilience Cohort Here To Help

What helps you cope and get through hard times? How do you face life’s challenges, adversities and crises? The ability to be resilient in times of stress, adversity, failure, challenges or even trauma is a skill that not... — Updated 10/20/2021

Lake Toxaway News

Flea Market The Lake Toxaway Community Center will be sponsoring a community wide flea Market from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23. We will be serving lunch of BBQ or chili dog... — Updated 10/20/2021

Balsam Grove News

Yard Sale There will be a yard sale at the Balsam Grove Community Center from 8 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Oct. 23. We have some old-fashioned, ladder-back chairs, plus many more... — Updated 10/20/2021

First Responders Cup Raises More Than $30,000

The first annual First Responders Cup (FRC) golf tournament was held Oct. 12 at Burlingame Country Club and generated over $30,000 in sponsorships and donations. Proceeds go to... — Updated 10/20/2021

Cathey's Creek News

Jam Session The Thursday night jam session is resuming at the Cathey’s Creek Community Center from 7-9 p.m., today. Pickers are invited to join in, and tappers too. This includes coustics only, with the exception of bass... — Updated 10/20/2021

Pumpkin Fest Has Early Halloween Chills, Thrills

Pumpkin Fest continues this Friday and Saturday at the Silermont Park in Brevard. The festivities are held from 6-9 p.m. The cost for Pumpkin Fest is $5 per person admission (cash... — Updated 10/20/2021

Cedar Mountain News

The Village And The Turnpike Doug Pace, Charles Burden, and Patty Stahl, the authors of the book, "The Village and the Turnpike," will be available for signing copies of the book... — Updated 10/20/2021

Jerry Arthur Starnes

A celebration of the life of Jerry Arthur Starnes will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at First United Methodist Church, 325 N. Broad St., in Brevard, with Rev. Mike... — Updated 10/20/2021

Donald Rex Crouse

Donald Rex Crouse, 72, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Oct.17, 2021. Born in Miami, Florida, he was the son of the late Howard and Ina Ruth Baynard Crouse. An electrician by trade, he was a United States Marine Corps veteran. An... — Updated 10/20/2021

Carolyn Steele

Carolyn Steele, 85, of Brevard, went home to the Lord Oct. 11, 2021. She was born June 11, 1936, in Tampa, Fla., to James Henry and Frances (Dwyer) Steele. Her family relocated to... — Updated 10/20/2021

Lawrence Bryce Whitmire

Lawrence Bryce Whitmire, 79, of Brevard, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. Born in Rosman, he was the son of Lula Manley and Lawrence Whitmire. He graduated from... — Updated 10/20/2021

UNC Asheville To Host Conference On African American Experience In WNC

UNC Asheville’s 8th annual African Americans in Western North Carolina & Southern Appalachia Conference returns on Nov. 6th. This virtual event will feature keynote speakers and panel discussions connected to this year’s... — Updated 10/20/2021

Brian Davison Named College's Distinguished Alumni

Brian Davison, a 2007 alumnus of Brevard College and currently the vice president of basketball development and affairs for the 2021 NBA World Champion Milwaukee Bucks, was... — Updated 10/20/2021

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