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Mahoney Elected As Sheriffs' President – Transylvania County, NC

Last week, Sheriff David Mahoney was unanimously elected by his fellow sheriffs as president of the N.C. Sheriffs' Association for the 2020-2021 year. Mahoney was elected during... — Updated 8/3/2020


Mahoney Elected President of Sheriffs' Association-Brevard NC

Sheriff David Mahoney recently attended the N.C. Sheriffs' Association’s 98th Annual Business Conference held in Wake County, where he was unanimously elected by his fellow sheriffs as president of the association for the... — Updated 7/30/2020


Decoy Deer Helps With Catching Poachers – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff's Office has announced recent success in its campaign to stop illegal wildlife poaching using a robotic "decoy deer" purchased with donations from... — Updated 7/27/2020


Hawkins Appointed To 'Racial Equity' Group – Transylvania County, NC

Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the 23-member North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice. The task force had its first meeting Friday. Hawkins described the ta... — Updated 7/13/2020

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Officials Comment On Crime Numbers During Pandemic-Brevard NC

Transylvania County law enforcement are reporting that overall criminal incidents and traffic accidents in 2020 are declining or holding steady but with increases in aggravated assault in the period between March and June when Gov.... — Updated 7/6/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Harris, Mahoney Comment On 'Defunding Police' – Transylvania County

In the wake of George Floyd's death on May 25 and the protests and riots that followed, nine of the 13 members of the Minneapolis City Council said they plan to vote to dismantle... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Black Community Members Hope For Change

Change and unification are what Tommy Kilgore hopes to see rise from the death of George Floyd. "A change is evident; change is coming," said Kilgore, president of the Transylvania... — Updated 6/10/2020


Confrontation Vs. De-escalation

Once the indelible video of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer – who has been charged with murder – went viral, it should have been apparent to every law enforcement leader in every major and mid-sized... — Updated 6/9/2020


Dedicated to Doing the Right Thing

Ever since I was first sworn in as your Sheriff in December 2006, we have expressed the following motto: “We are dedicated to doing the right thing, the right way, for the right reasons.” Although I completely understand not ev... — Updated 6/8/2020

 By Jermiah Reed    News

Peaceful Protest Held At Courthouse-Brevard NC

At a time when civil unrest and demonstrations have boiled over in major cities across the nation and around the globe, Transylvania County was a beacon of hope on Tuesday, as... — Updated 6/4/2020


Anarchy And Chaos

David Mahoney and Jake Dalton are adding to widespread anxiety, stress and uncertainty. While citizens are looking for calm and steady leadership into an uncertain future, Dalton puts his personal interest before the interest of... — Updated 6/1/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    COVID-19

Despite Governor's Order, Some Gyms Open -Brevard NC

At a time when restaurants, salons, pools and other venues begin the process of reopening, gyms and fitness facilities remain closed via Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order. However,... — Updated 5/25/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Sheriff Talks Recruitment, COVID-19, Crime Numbers -Brevard NC

Sheriff David Mahoney said he no longer feels his hand being near the "panic button" when it comes to deputy recruitment and retention for his office. Mahoney was speaking during... — Updated 5/11/2020

 By Staff Reports    News

Will Cathey, Commissioner, Lawyer, Passes Away-Rosman NC

Will Cathey, Transylvania County commissioner and long-time attorney in the community, died Thursday. According to the Sheriff's Office, a friend found Cathey deceased in his home.... — Updated 5/4/2020


Resolution Closing Lodging Facilities Set To Expire-Brevard NC

Today, the March 31 resolution that closed the majority of lodging facilities, including campgrounds and direct-reservation facilities, such as AirBnb and VRBO, in the county will expire, allowing these businesses to again receive... — Updated 4/29/2020

 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


County OKs Temporarily Closing Lodging Facilities

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 https://www.tra... — Updated 4/2/2020 Full story


Public Health, Emergency Management and Transylvania Regional Hospital Working on COVID-19 Preparedness -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... — Updated 3/27/2020 Full story


Counties Take Their Lead From The State-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 3/25/2020 Full story

 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


Scouts Need Help To Make New Mexico Trip – Brevard, NC

The Boy Scouts from Troop 703 will hold a BBQ plate dinner this Saturday, part of an effort to raise funds for a July trip to Philmont, the Boy Scouts of America premier High... — Updated 2/18/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

New Details Lead To Dropped Charges – Transylvania County, NC

After 48-year-old Lynn Benton spent more than a year in the Transylvania County Detention Center, charges, including felony indecent liberties with a child, were dropped against him... — Updated 1/13/2020


Stories From 2019 Featured In Review – Brevard, NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2019. JANUARY •Over the Jan. 12-13 weekend, the partial government... — Updated 12/31/2019


Sheriff Mahoney Shares Learning Experience With VISION Alumni

At a recent gathering of VISION Transylvania alumni at The Cedar Mountain Canteen and Bier Garden, Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney shared how his 2004 VISION experience... — Updated 10/16/2019


Connestee Falls News

Dog Owners Raise Funds For K-9 Unit When Tina Schonhaut of the Connestee Falls Dog Owners Group heard that Transylvania County needed an additional dog for the Sheriff's K-9 unit,... — Updated 9/25/2019


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