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 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


County COVID-19 Deaths Now At 6 – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health is reporting 10 additional cases of COVID-19 and one additional death Monday, for a total of 289 cases and six deaths among county residents since the... — Updated 9/7/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Several Felony Pleas Heard During Superior Court – Transylvania County, NC

The following felony cases in Transylvania County Superior Court were recently presided over by Judge Peter Knight. •Eric Todd Boyer pleaded guilty to felony probation violation. He received a 30-day active sentence. •Derek... — Updated 8/31/2020


County COVID-19 Count Now 237 – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health reported three additional cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, for a total of 237 cases and one death among county residents. At Accordius Health at Brevard... — Updated 8/27/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Brevard Academy To Continue With Plan B – Brevard, NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors voted unanimously last Wednesday evening, Aug. 19, to continue operating the school under Plan B. “From what I’ve seen, everything’s going great,” said... — Updated 8/26/2020


COVID-19 Cluster Found At Whitmire Grading – Transylvania County, NC

A cluster of COVID-19 cases was reported Thursday among employees at Whitmire Grading on the Rosman Highway. As of today, 13 employees had tested positive, including 10 Transylvania County residents and three out-of-county... — Updated 8/24/2020


Cluster Of COVID-19 Cases Reported At Whitmire Grading

A cluster of cases of COVID-19 has been reported among employees at Whitmire Grading on Rosman Highway, according to Transylvania Public Health. As of Thursday, 11 employees have... — Updated 8/21/2020


Guiding Our Community Back To School

Teaching everyone takes everyone. And it's the kids that count. These mottos past and present of Transylvania County Schools remind us that even in the midst of a global pandemic, public schools offer every child a chance for a... — Updated 8/20/2020


Three Locals Step Up To Tackle COVID-19 – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County SCORE and its partners have been receiving nominations from the local community for individuals and organizations to be recognized as "Heroes and Teachers."... — Updated 8/19/2020


Four Test Positive For Virus At Living Facility – Brevard, NC

Last week, Transylvania Public Health was notified that two employees and two residents had tested positive for COVID-19 at the Accordius Health at Brevard skilled nursing... — Updated 8/18/2020


2 Employees, 2 Residents at Accordius Health Test Positive For COVID-19

Transylvania Public Health has been notified that two employees and two residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Accordius Health at Brevard skilled nursing facility.... — Updated 8/14/2020

 By John Lanier    News

School Board Hears Updates On Reopening, COVID-19 – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education received an update Monday evening from both Elaine Russell, director of Transylvania Public Health, and Superintendent Jeff McDaris as the school system prepares to open under Plan B this... — Updated 8/13/2020


Reopening Risks, Rewards

On Monday, Transylvania County Schools and Brevard College will hold their first in-person classes since school buildings closed last March. The reopenings involve risk but also rewards. Both entities, as well as Brevard Academy,... — Updated 8/12/2020

 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 Mike Hawkins    Opinion

All Three Tools Must Be Used To Fight COVID-19

My wife and I like to make our grocery trips on Saturday night. While going at that time reminds us how barren our social lives are, it is great for getting in and out because the stores are less crowded – deserted, even. Over... — Updated 8/3/2020

 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 John Lanier    News

Brevard Academy Moving Ahead With Plan B – Brevard, NC

School Director Ted Duncan told the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors in a meeting Friday morning that the school is moving forward to open under Plan B, a hybrid model, next month. “The large... — Updated 8/3/2020

 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


The Oaks Reports 2 Staffers Get Virus – Brevard, NC

Transylvania Public Health has been notified of two employees at The Oaks nursing home who have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees have been removed from the facility work schedule and have been issued isolation orders by... — Updated 7/27/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Mask Rules Applied Differently – Transylvania County, NC

Amidst the prolonged phase two of reopening Gov. Roy Cooper has mandated for North Carolinians, Brevard restaurants are grappling with how to approach the recommendation that folks should wear a mask when out in public at all... — Updated 7/27/2020


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