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 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

NCHSAA Releases Modified Playoff Schedule For 2020-21

The long-awaited answer as to whether high school sports would have a playoff system for 2020-21 was provided last week, as the N.C. High School Athletic Association released its modified playoff calendar. With the exception of... — Updated 9/16/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

School Administrators Say Virtual Learning Going Well – Transylvania County, NC

It’s been exactly one month since Transylvania County Schools opened their doors to students, staff and faculty, and despite many challenges, particularly for those opting to pursue virtual learning, TCS administrators say things... — Updated 9/16/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Dalton, Miller Seeking Commission Seat – Transylvania County, NC

Editor's Note: Last Thursday, the Brevard-Transylvania Chamber of Commerce held its annual candidate forum, but with a difference, reflecting the times – no live audience and... — Updated 9/14/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

In The Age Of COVID-19, The Cleaning Business Has Gone To Another Level – Brevard, NC

Cleanliness has always been a matter of business for Alan Crite. As the owner and operator of AC Janitorial Service – a family-owned business started by his father in the early... — Updated 9/9/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Internet Providers Facing Hurdles – Transylvania County, NC

With the ever-increasing demand for expanded broadband internet service, particularly in rural areas of the county, tele-communications and government officials say they’re doing everything they can to expand the scope of... — Updated 9/7/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Disc Golf League Embraces New Course At Brevard College

It's 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the campus of Brevard College, just adjacent to the tennis courts. The afternoon rain has left the grass heavy with mud. It's humid, but a gentle breeze... — Updated 9/2/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Features

Camping During COVID – A Voyage To Big Ridge State Park

Located just over two-and-a-half hours northwest of Transylvania County, about 30 minutes north of Knoxville, Tenn., Big Ridge State Park lies on 3,700 acres of pristine Tennessee f... — Updated 9/2/2020


Lawmakers Take Questions At Recent Chamber Event

Editor’s Note: Recently, N.C. State Sen. Chuck Edwards and N.C. House Rep. Jake Johnson during a Zoom meeting hosted by the Transylvania and Henderson County chambers of commerce gave legislative update and answered questions. A... — Updated 8/26/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

College Begins Testing Students For Virus

Sitting in a small room inside Stamey Hall, Brevard College President Dr. David Joyce lowered his mask, leaned his head back and was the first person to be officially tested for... — Updated 8/26/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

'Ballerina' Dances Into Town – Brevard, NC

A new sculpture installation at the Railroad Avenue Depot Park hopes to bring some modernity to the downtown Brevard art scene. On Tuesday, members of the community gathered to... — Updated 8/19/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Better Than Nothing – The Sports Calendar Isn't Perfect, But It Works

At a time when there are no easy answers, and no one-size-fits-all, silver-bullet solutions, the proposed athletic calendar put forth by the N.C. High School Athletic Association is about as good as sports fans could have hoped... — Updated 8/17/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

NCHSAA Commissioner Explains Factors Behind Calendar

As a follow-up to last week’s article outlining the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s amended athletic calendar for the 2020-21 academic year, the following is an abbreviated outline of comments from NCHSAA commissioner... — Updated 8/17/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

NCHSAA Unveils Sports Calendar, Football Set For February

High school sports will move forward in 2020-21, but they will look nothing like the past. On Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m., N.C. High School Athletic Association Commissioner Que Tucker unveiled an amended sports calendar that... — Updated 8/12/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Forrest Johnson Takes Over As Tigers' Hoops Head Coach

After five years serving as a varsity assistant coach, and at just 27 years old, Christopher "Forrest" Johnson is the new head basketball coach for the Rosman Tigers. Johnson takes... — Updated 8/10/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    COVID-19

Impact On At-Risk Groups Unclear

From the obese to the elderly to smokers, some of the most at-risk groups for negative outcomes related to COVID-19 are highly concentrated in Transylvania County. But the why and how for each group, in terms of their particular... — Updated 8/10/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Previous Testing Sites Looked At – Brevard, NC

With Brevard Music Center opening up a drive-thru testing site on its campus on Wednesday mornings, some in the community have wondered why similar types of testing sites haven’t been available in previous months. In the early... — Updated 8/5/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Health Officials Address Testing – Transylvania County, NC

(As a follow-up to last week's article comparing Transylvania County's COVID-19 testing numbers to neighboring counties, The Transylvania Times spoke with county health director Elaine Russell and Tara Rybka, public information off... — Updated 8/3/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    COVID-19

Testing Numbers Compared-Brevard NC

Despite having one of the lowest per capita rates of COVID-19 cases in the state, data shows that Transylvania County ranks at the bottom in terms of tests administered on its residents, as well as the percent of the population... — Updated 7/30/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    COVID-19

Types Of Virus Tests Looked At – Transylvania County, NC

As Transylvania County surpasses 100 cases of COVID-19, including two employees of The Oaks, testing is paramount in identifying positive cases and preventing the spread of the virus. However, there has been some confusion among... — Updated 7/27/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

ADs React To Phase Two Extension

The road for prep sports to return hit a bit of speed bump last week thanks to Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order, which extended the state’s Phase Two protocols until July 17. Following that lead, the North Carolina High... — Updated 7/23/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Controversial Store Open – Transylvania County, NC

After months of contention, the new Dollar General store has officially opened for business on the Greenville Highway. The construction of the store, the sixth Dollar General in Transylvania County, was a hot-button issue,... — Updated 7/15/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Free COVID-19 Testing To Be Available To Uninsured

With COVID-19 testing options limited in Transylvania County, particularly among those without insurance or on low incomes, the Brevard Music Center has banded together with the Pisgah Health Foundation to offer free coronavirus... — Updated 7/13/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Sports Workouts Begin Monday With Restrictions In Place

Exactly three months to the day since high school sports were shut down due to the early outbreak of COVID-19, athletics take the first step to returning this Monday, as the N.C. High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) allows... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    COVID-19

COVID-19 Pushes Musicians Out Of The Spotlight -Brevard NC

When the COVID-19 outbreak began in March, many initially responded to the closing of schools, the cancellation of sports and the shutting down of restaurants. However, the live music industry, often overlooked and... — Updated 6/1/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Voice Of The Tigers Passes Away -Rosman, NC

Friday night football will never be the same for the Rosman Tiger community after the recent passing of a beloved figure. William "Bill" Ragland, who for 43 years served as the... — Updated 5/27/2020


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