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Director Gives Vaccine Update – Transylvania County, NC

As of Monday, 3,857 county residents, 11.2 percent of the population, have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Elaine Russell, the Transylvania Public... — Updated 2/25/2021

 

Vaccination Appointments For Seniors Are A Gamble

County officials are trying to distract from their responsibility by emphasizing a part of the problem they cannot solve. They cannot increase the volume of vaccines supply but they could install an efficient system that would... — Updated 2/22/2021

 

County Officials 'Astonished' By Stage 3 Vaccine Rollout – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County officials were “astonished” by last week’s call from Gov. Roy Cooper and other officials for Group 3 frontline workers to be eligible Feb. 24 to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, beginning with anyone working... — Updated 2/15/2021

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Public Health's Mission: Vaccine Shots – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health’s “main mission” right now is to get vaccine “shots in arms,” said Elaine Russell, the county department’s director. Russell gave a vaccine update Monday during the county Board of... — Updated 1/27/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Vaccine Rollout: A Team Effort – Transylvania County, NC

Upping the numbers significantly from the previous week, as of today, Transylvania Public Health (TPH) has given 1,499 COVID-19 vaccinations. TPH reported this morning that it was not allocated any additional doses of vaccine this... — Updated 1/25/2021

 

Dana Mason Stevenson

Dana Mason Stevenson, 71, of Brevard passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, from cancer. She was born Jan. 28, 1949, in Brevard to the late Russell Dexter Mason and Georgia... — Updated 1/11/2021

 

A Look Back To The Year In News

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories in The Transylvania Times that appeared between July and December of 2020. Stories from January through December appeared... — Updated 1/4/2021

 

A Look Back To The Year In News – Transylvania County, NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories in The Transylvania Times that appeared between January and June of 2020. July through December will appear in Monday's... — Updated 12/30/2020

 

UPDATED:Virus Count At 896 Cases – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health is reporting 52 additional cases of COVID-19 since the last update on Dec. 23, for a total of 896 cases and 10 deaths among county residents. As of... — Updated 12/28/2020

 

Land Of Sky Regional Council Honors Government Leaders

Transylvania County Manager Jaime Laughter, Fletcher Town Manager Mark Biberdorf, Henderson County Commissioner Bill Lapsley and former state Rep. Chuck McGrady were honored last we... — Updated 12/17/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

Virus: Schools In Good Shape – Transylvania County, NC

Elaine Russell, director of Transylvania Public Health, presented the Transylvania County Board of Education with an update on COVID-19 Monday evening. As of 4 p.m. Monday, Russell... — Updated 12/9/2020

 

Public Health: Quarantine Times Now Reduced

On Thursday, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services released updated guidance to local health departments based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent options for reducing the length of quarantine... — Updated 12/7/2020

 

Health Department Receives Guidance On Quarantine Times

On Thursday, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services released updated guidance to local health departments based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent options for reducing the length of quarantine... — Updated 12/4/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Restaurant Owners Face Tricky Decisions During Virus – Brevard, NC

After an employee notified him of a COVID-19 diagnosis on Nov. 18, Bruce Stewart, owner of the restaurant KTCHN in downtown Brevard, faced the sudden reality of closure. Stewart notified Transylvania Public Health and began the... — Updated 11/25/2020

 

Virus Outbreak Reported At The Oaks – Brevard, NC

Transylvania Public Health has been notified of three new cases of COVID-19 among employees at The Oaks, meeting the state definition of an "outbreak" at a skilled nursing... — Updated 11/24/2020

 

COVID-19 Outbreak Reported At The Oaks

Transylvania Public Health has been notified of three new cases of COVID-19 among employees at The Oaks, meeting the state definition of an “outbreak” at a skilled nursing facility, according to a press release. No patients... — Updated 11/20/2020

 

County COVID-19 Cases Growing, But Not 'Spiking,' Yet – Transylvania County, NC

Cases of COVID-19 in Transylvania County are growing but are not "spiking" like they are in some places, according to Tara Rybka, the public information officer with Transylvania... — Updated 11/18/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Another Concert Planned For The Former Glen Cannon Golf Course – Transylvania County, NC

The Asheville Music Hall (AMH) will be hosting another concert this weekend at Le Parc, off North Glenn Cannon Drive in Pisgah Forest, this Friday, Nov. 6. JJ Grey & Mofro will be playing Friday evening in what is described on... — Updated 11/5/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Landfill Will Be Expanded – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County will expand its Woodruff Road landfill to handle the county’s garbage for decades to come. During its regular meeting Monday, the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to expand at the landfill rather the... — Updated 10/28/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Glen Cannon Concert Raises Concerns – Transylvania County, NC

Concerns over a three-night concert planned at the former Glen Cannon golf course this Halloween weekend have been “elevated to the state level,” according to Transylvania County Health Director Elaine Russell. “All events... — Updated 10/27/2020

 

Officials: Celebrate Halloween 'Virtually' This Year

A yearly tradition has seen clustered parades of children and adults in ghoulish garbs walking along leafy sidewalks and at front doors in their panhandling pursuit of candy on... — Updated 10/21/2020

 

Another Calculated Risk

Next week students in kindergarten through fifth grade will be able to attend Transylvania County Schools and Brevard Academy under Plan A, in which students receive in-person instruction for a regular school day Monday through... — Updated 10/14/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

Academy To Move To Plan A Oct. 19 – Brevard, NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday evening to have grades K-5 transition to Plan A beginning Oct. 19. Elementary school students will attend school Monday through... — Updated 10/12/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

Board Wants More Information Before Plan Decision – Transylvania County, NC

The consensus of the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night was to wait until it had received results from a parent survey and received clarification on social distancing on buses before making any decision about... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Health Director Talks About Accordius – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County Health Director Elaine Russell said the COVID-19 “outbreak” at Accordius Health, which has included four deaths, has been “heartbreaking.” Russell was speaking Monday during the Board of... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

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