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 By Derek McKissock    News

County Approves Funds For Landfill Upgrades

Transylvania County commissioners recently approved $447,200 in funding for the Solid Waste Department, and specifically the landfill, to make sure the county remains in compliance, can address major equipment breakdowns and other... — Updated 1/22/2018


Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (July - September)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. JULY •Sandy Blythe was sentenced to roughly six to eight years... — Updated 12/29/2017

 By Derek McKissock    News

Center For Domestic Violence Victims Moving Forward

A move to allow local victims of domestic violence to get the support and the services they may need beneath one roof took a step forward Tuesday. The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted during its rescheduled regular... — Updated 9/20/2017

 By Park Baker    News

EMS Facing Tourism Pressures

The needs of local EMS crews and first responders in response to tourist-related incidents were the topic of conversation at the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting. The council meets once a month... — Updated 4/24/2017

 By Derek McKissock    News

Tourism Impact Touted

If the local tourist industry were a single employer, it would be the largest and the highest revenue producer in the county. So said Clark Lovelace, executive director of the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority... — Updated 3/20/2017


County Employees Recognized With Service Awards – Brevard NC

During its Christmas luncheon for its employees, Transylvania County held its annual service awards: •30 years — Lodema D. Crowell (library); James H. Jones (sheriff’s office); Christy T. Stansel (finance); and Debra W. Walke... — Updated 1/2/2017


Year In Review – July, August, and September

JULY •The Rosman Board of Alderman unanimously approved its 2016/17 fiscal year budget, including a 3-cent property tax increase. The $245,521 general fund budget was roughly... — Updated 12/28/2016

 By Park Baker    News

Mother Wants Hospital Birthing Center To Reopen - Brevard NC

Nikki Vaughn, a Balsam Grove resident and new mother, has started an online petition to reopen Transylvania Regional Hospital's (TRH) birthing center, which closed in March 2015.... — Updated 9/7/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Waterfall-Related Death Takes Total To Five - Brevard NC

A woman died after slipping and falling nearly 185 feet from the top of Rainbow Falls on Thursday. The woman has been identified as Taylor Terrell, a news anchor for 41NBC in... — Updated 7/25/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Woman Dies At Rainbow Falls-Brevard NC

Editor's Note: This story has been updated from a previous version. A woman died after slipping and falling nearly 185 feet from the top of Rainbow Falls on Thursday. The woman has... — Updated 7/23/2016


Sharon Diane Teague Windom

On June 17, 2016 Sharon Diane Teague Windom joined the presence of our Lord and Savior. She was a woman of strong faith and a member of Community Baptist Church in Brevard. She was the daughter of the late Newton Joseph Teague and... — Updated 6/23/2016


Thomas "Tommy" Paul Prange

Thomas "Tommy" Paul Prange, 80, of Pittsburg, Texas, formerly of Pisgah Forest, went to be with the Lord, June 18, 2016. At the time of his death, he was a member of the First... — Updated 6/23/2016


County Departments Lay Out Achievements, Goals - Brevard NC

( Editor’s Note: Earlier this month, the Transylvania Board of Commissioners began the budget preparation process by hearing from the departments that make up Transylvania County Government. About 75 percent of county services... — Updated 2/24/2016

 By David McNeill    Opinion

County Staff Worked Hard During Recent Storm

While we still have several roads in the county that are snow and ice covered, I would like to take a minute to communicate my gratitude to the paid and volunteer emergency services agencies, maintenance staff, recreation staff for... — Updated 2/1/2016


Transylvania Digging Out From Snowfall - Brevard

Anywhere from 9 to 15 inches of snow were reported in different areas in Transylvania County late last week, cancelling numerous events, closing schools and causing power outages.... — Updated 1/25/2016

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

EMS Issues Face Scrutiny – Brevard NC

For those facing an emergency, it is presumed that a phone call to 911 will be answered promptly and that emergency personnel are in place and ready to respond to the scene appropriately. What isn’t presumed is that it can... — Updated 7/1/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Commissioners Hear Department Trends, Goals – Brevard NC

Budget season officially began Monday night as Transylvania County commissioners heard brief presentations from 25 different department heads in advance of multiple budget workshops coming up in the next two months. The format of... — Updated 4/30/2015


Brevard Gallery Walks To Begin This Friday – Brevard NC

The downtown art galleries, art spots and restaurants will host the Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walk April 24 at 5 p.m. Tammy Hopkins, executive director of the Transylvania Community Arts Council, invites visitors and the... — Updated 4/22/2015


Recognized For Service

Long-time EMS employee Jeff Pressley (left) stands beside Bobby Cooper, EMS director, as county commissioners read a proclamation honoring Pressley's 32 years of service to the county at last Monday's commissioners meeting.... — Updated 3/30/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Fund Balance Drawdown Called For In Budget - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners got their first look Tuesday night at County Manager Artie Wilson’s proposed budget that includes a call to drawdown $2.7 million in the fund balance, which is basically the county’s savings... — Updated 5/28/2014


Policy, Not Race, Is The Issue

I read with interest Helen McKinney’s bitter and abusive attack demeaning Republicans who dare to disagree with our President, Barack Obama. She mischaracterized his opponents as ignorant bigoted-mongrel dogs who obey propaganda... — Updated 3/17/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Body Of Waterfall Victim Found - Brevard NC

The body of a 46-year-old Asheville resident who died Sunday after falling over Big Falls on the Thompson River was recovered Tuesday afternoon following a two-day search that had crews navigating some of the toughest terrain in... — Updated 10/16/2013


Special Recognition

(Above) During Monday’s Brevard City Council meeting, Fire Chief Craig Budzinski and Assistant Chief Bradley Elmore recognize Capt. Carl Travis (not pictured), and firefighters... — Updated 9/18/2013


Brevard City Council Backs Food Trucks - Brevard NC

Protecting downtown Brevard businesses was at the heart of a discussion Monday about mobile food vendors during the regular City Council meeting. After a public hearing, council voted for staff to draft an amendment ordinance that... — Updated 9/18/2013

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Body Recovered In The Horsepasture River - Brevard NC

The body of a 36-year-old man who drowned last Monday after jumping into the Horsepasture River at Turtleback Falls was recovered early Sunday morning after a hiker spotted the body below Rainbow Falls. Jermaine Maffett, 36, of Gre... — Updated 7/22/2013


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