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Updated Cancellations and Changes In Transylvania County As of 4/09/2020

The following is a list of businesses, government offices, organizations, stores, restaurants and schools that have cancelled or modified their hours or services. We invite you to... — Updated 4/9/2020


State Reports 65 COVID-19-Related Deaths As Of Thursday Morning

As of Thursday morning, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Resources is reporting 65 (**) COVID-19 deaths in the state. The state is also reporting 47,809 (***) completed... — Updated 4/9/2020


Firefighters Make Progress On Wildfires

Firefighters made significant progress containing the two wildfires burning on U.S. Forest Service lands in western North Carolina. Firefighters are continuing operations today (Sunday) to further increase containment on the Camp... — Updated 4/6/2020


Forest Service Issues Burn Ban-Brevard NC

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 public informed by subscribing at... — Updated 4/4/2020


Clubs And Organizations In Transylvania County

American Legion & Auxiliary, meets first Monday of each month, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, Legion Hall, 55 E. Jordan St. Now a non-smoking facility. American Association of University Women, AAUW branch meetings are held at... — Updated 4/8/2020


Composite Model Released On COVID-19's Impact In Coming Months

A collection of North Carolina experts recently released a composite modeling forecast looking at how COVID-19 could affect North Carolina in the coming months. The models, constructed by experts from University of North Carolina... — Updated 4/8/2020

 By Matt McGregor    COVID-19 

Summer Camps Hoping To Open- Brevard NC

With summer camp season arriving in June, camps are planning to open but have a wait-and-see approach to the constantly changing situation regarding COVID-19. "Overall, I would say... — Updated 4/8/2020


State To Provide Alternatives For Those In 'Unstable Housing'

Gov. Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina has received approval from FEMA to provide housing alternatives, such as hotels, motels, and dormitories, for North Carolinians with unstable housing who may need to quarantine in... — Updated 4/8/2020

 By Matt McGregor    COVID-19 

Closed Lobbies Not Stopping Local Banks -Brevard NC

Though drive-thru services, automated teller machines, online banking, regular hours and more complex banking transactions through special appointment remain accessible, lobbies have closed in each bank throughout Transylvania... — Updated 4/8/2020

 By Staff Reports    COVID-19 

County Reports 6 Virus Cases -Brevard NC

As of Wednesday morning, six cases of COVID-19 in Transylvania County residents had been reported. On Tuesday, Transylvania Public Health reported the newest case was isolating at home. As of Tuesday, Transylvania County had been... — Updated 4/8/2020

 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


Brevard Architectural Firm Announces New Identity

Al Platt and Parker Platt, principals of a leading architectural firm in western North Carolina, have announced the launch of a new collective identity for their company. The new... — Updated 4/8/2020


Guest Column: Three Things N.C. Must Do To Fight COVID-19

This moment is unprecedented. In North Carolina, COVID-19 will likely infect millions, kill thousands, leave thousands unemployed and devastate families financially. We can do three things now to protect the health and financial... — Updated 4/8/2020


State Providing Financial Help For Child Care

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is providing financial assistance to help essential workers afford child care and bonuses to child care teachers an... — Updated 4/7/2020


State Reports 46 Deaths Related To COVID-19

As of Tuesday morning, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Resources is reporting 46 (**) COVID-19 deaths in the state. The state is also reporting 41,082 (***) completed tests in the state and 3,221 (*) confirmed COVID-19... — Updated 4/7/2020


Visiting State Forests Stretching Resources

Visitation at many state forests in North Carolina is two and three times greater than what is typical for this time of year, which is stretching the resources of the sites and... — Updated 4/7/2020


State Releases Latest COVID-19 Numbers

As of this morning, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Resources is reporting that Transylvania County remains at five confirmed COVID-19 cases. The state is also reporting... — Updated 4/6/2020


Mercy Urgent Care Offering Fit-Testing For N95 Respirator Masks

Mercy Urgent Care is now offering fit-testing for N95 and other respirator masks in an effort to help medical professionals, essential employees and at-risk individuals stay safe... — Updated 4/6/2020


Bobby Calvin Brown

Bobby Calvin Brown, 88, of Hendersonville, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020. Born in Kuttawa, Lyon County, Kentucky, he was the son of Arthur and Letia Brown. His wife of almost 55 years, Opal Orr Brown, passed away May 31, 2008... — Updated 4/6/2020


Legal Notices For April 6, 2020



Picturing The Past: 'Cyclone Mack' Traveled Widely Preaching To Thousands

Baxter Franklin McLendon was born into a poor tenant farming family in South Carolina in 1879. He received little formal education as a child but was introduced to religion through... — Updated 4/6/2020


Casciato Recognized For Museum Efforts-Brevard NC

Last month Transylvania County resident Emmett Casciato was recognized by the N.C. House and Senate for his efforts to found and maintain the Veterans History Museum of the... — Updated 4/6/2020

 By John Lanier    COVID-19

Passengers, Flights Down, But Airport Remains Open -Brevard NC

While more and more states have issued “stay at home” or “shelter in place” orders and the Centers for Disease Control has advised Americans to avoid all discretionary travel, the nation’s airports, including Asheville... — Updated 4/6/2020

 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


Edney Knows Value Of Health

We’ve all been bombarded with information (and disinformation, too) in the current COVID-19 crisis, but I think for those of us in western North Carolina, what has come into view is that health care is awfully important. And... — Updated 4/6/2020


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