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 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Webinar Included Help For Businesses, Unemployed-Brevard NC

Last week, the recently created Transylvania Business Support Task Force hosted a webinar to provide information on emergency relief resources available to small businesses and those impacted by COVID-19-related economic hardship.... — Updated 4/8/2020

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Closures At Area Public Lands Being Monitored -Brevard NC

The U.S. Forest Service has temporarily shut down areas in the Pisgah National Forest, while officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) and Gorges State Park are dealing... — Updated 4/6/2020

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Low-Risk Inmates To Stay In Jail - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney said he would not be releasing “low-risk” inmates from the county detention center like sheriffs from Buncombe and Haywood counties have done to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Instead,... — Updated 4/6/2020

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Hospital Officials Provide Update

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep... — Updated 4/1/2020 Full story

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Local Day Cares Are Facing Difficult Decisions

In the era of the coronavirus in Transylvania County, many day cares have had to make the tough decision of whether to keep their doors open to care for the children of essential... — Updated 4/1/2020

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Grocery Stores Hiring-Brevard NC

Several local grocery stores are hiring after experiencing high customer volumes and some employee turnover amid fears of contracting and spreading the coronavirus while at work. A... — Updated 3/30/2020

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Official: Now Is Not The Time To Be Out And About - Brevard NC

Visitor numbers in the state and national forests resembled that of peak summer over the weekend, but Transylvania Public Health Director Elaine Russell said unequivocally that if people continue to ignore the calls for social... — Updated 3/25/2020

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

It's Business As Usual For Postal Service, UPS And Postal Express - Brevard NC

Postage in Transylvania County will continue as an essential service to the community, with extra precautions from the United States Postal Service (USPS), the UPS store, and mailing and shipping center Postal Express. The USPS... — Updated 3/25/2020

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Courts, Law Enforcement Facing Different Landscape -Brevard NC

In this newfound age of social distancing, the criminal justice system is grappling with how to serve the community while following the directives and guidelines set forth by state and national leaders. “Please be patient,... — Updated 3/23/2020

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Officials: Keep Your Distance

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep the... — Updated 3/19/2020 Full story

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Still No Virus Cases Reported Locally

As of 10 a.m., Wednesday, there were no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Transylvania County, and Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) is currently performing testing for coronavirus, according to Nancy Lindell, public and media... — Updated 3/19/2020

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Official Notes Glove, Mask Shortages - Brevard NC

Supermarket shelves are bare in some places, and local restaurants are feeling the impacts of coronavirus preparedness in the county, but the most concerning of any shortages in the community are at area hospitals and health care... — Updated 3/19/2020

 By Alex Perri    Outdoors

Destination Hike: Daniel Ridge Loop & Toms Spring Falls

Spring officially begins this Thursday, and for many people that means it's time to dust off the hiking shoes and enjoy this recent pleasant weather from the trail. One excellent sp... — Updated 3/16/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Three Injured In Wreck-Brevard NC

Gordon Family Pharmacy was open Wednesday, though the boarded-up windows of the store might have suggested otherwise in the aftermath of an accident on Tuesday in which a... — Updated 3/12/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Empty Bowls Filled For Bread Of Life – Brevard, NC

Community members gathered at First United Methodist Church in Brevard Saturday to buy local, handmade pottery and empty their bowls for a cause. Saturday marked the event's 15th... — Updated 3/10/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Academy Reports Case Of Whooping Cough – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health (TPC) has confirmed one case of whooping cough at Brevard Academy. Brevard Academy Director Ted Duncan sent out a letter alerting parents to the case on Sunday, and children who were identified as having... — Updated 3/4/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Local Officials Prepare For Virus – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County officials, educators and health care providers have been preparing local response efforts in the wake of the global coronavirus outbreak for weeks now, but the... — Updated 3/2/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Riverkeeper Touts Benefits Of Maintaining French Broad's Health – Transylvania County, NC

MountainTrue’s Hartwell Carson and Gray Jernigan say the French Broad Riverkeeper program has helped to contribute to more recreation on the French Broad River, which, in turn, generates more interest in river water quality.... — Updated 2/26/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Fugitive Captured In Oconee

The fugitive whose search led law enforcement to put Rosman schools on code yellow last Wednesday was apprehended in South Carolina on Saturday. Douglas Aaron Holcomb was arrested in Oconee County on numerous federal and... — Updated 2/24/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Court Hears Felony Verdict, Pleas – Transylvania County, NC

The first Transylvania County Superior Court term of 2020 took place earlier this month, with Judge Bradley Letts presiding. Letts heard the following felony trial and pleas: •A Transylvania County jury found Joseph Edward Alexan... — Updated 2/24/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Plan Suggests Recreation Alternatives – Pisgah National Forest

Editor's Note: The story has been updated to reflect a correction. The original story incorrectly reported that hunting was not allowed in wilderness areas. The U.S. Forest Service... — Updated 2/21/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Brevard Residents Bring Riveter To Area – Mills River, NC

Anyone who's been to Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River recently has likely noticed the Riveter's construction – a massive 40,000-square-foot climbing gym, bike park and yoga... — Updated 2/10/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Brevard College Has Big Plans For Its Campus – Brevard, NC

Brevard College is going to look much different in the coming years, with the addition of several new buildings and expansions of existing ones, according to college officials... — Updated 2/3/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Report: County Should Be Healthier – Transylvania County, NC

Brevard and Transylvania County should be healthier than they are, according to Margaret Adamek, a food policy expert with the Blue Zones Project. The Blues Zones Project is an initiative that seeks to makes healthy choices easier... — Updated 1/29/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Rosman: Water Safe To Drink – Rosman, NC

The water is now safe to drink in the town of Rosman, according to a message on the Rosman Town Hall Facebook page. On Friday, another Facebook post said lightning had struck the town’s water pump and work was underway to fix... — Updated 1/20/2020


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