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Brevard's PharmAgra Labs Joins Chinese Company – Brevard, NC

Brevard-based pharmaceutical research and development company PharmAgra Labs is slated to become Raybow USA as the local company joins Raybow Pharmaceutical, a global pharmaceutical chemistry...

 

Kay Gasperson Garren

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul:” Psalm 23:1-3. Kay Gasperson Garren, 70, of Cedar Mountain, surrounded by the love of her...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    November 7, 2019

Wrongful Death Suit Ends With Not Guilty Verdict – Transylvania County, NC

Seven years after the death of Hank Few, his mother, Donna, had her “day in court” after a week-long trial ended when a Transylvania County Superior Civil Court jury unanimously found the 10 defendants named in her wrongful death lawsuit not...

 

Rosenwald News

I held my breath last Halloween Thursday, hoping that the rain would make way to deliver clear, or at least, cloudy skies, so trick or treaters could venture out. We certainly wouldn't have wanted...

 

An Economic Essential

From a purely economic perspective, County Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins was correct when he stated last week that the decision to apply for a grant to help pay for a sewer line from Rosman to Gaia Herbs is “the most important thing” the...

 

Hawkins: Court Decision Is Top Priority – Transylvania County, NC

Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins said making short-term and long-terms decisions about the courthouse “needs to be at the top of the list” of his board’s priorities. Hawkins made the comments...

 

County Moves On Gaia Sewer Line – Transylvania County, NC

Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins called his board’s decision Monday to apply for a grant to help pay for a sewer line between Gaia Herbs and Rosman as “the most important thing” its done all year. During its regular meeting Monday, the Board of...

 

Sylvia Josephine (Jo) Roberts

Sylvia Josephine (Jo) Roberts, 89, of Little River, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Her family mourns her loss, but rejoices in the knowledge and comfort that she is now with her Lord and Savior. A...

 

Cathey's Creek News

Daylight Savings Time Time to set the clocks back one hour this Sunday, Nov. 3. You don’t want to be late for church. It is always an adjustment getting our internal clocks set. RHS Chili Supper and Alumni Talent Show The Senior Class of Roman...

 

TDA Report: Accommodation Revenues Doubled – Transylvania County, NC

In the 2011/12 fiscal year, slightly more than $9 million in accommodation revenues was reported in Transylvania County, while this past fiscal year that number had jumped to more than $18 million....

 

Commissioners OK Buying Land For Recreation – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners Monday voted to buy the roughly 55 acres behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard for recreational uses. During their...

 

Larry Chapman Announces Plan To Run For Board Again – Transylvania County, NC

Larry Chapman announced Monday that he plans to run for the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners in 2020. Chapman, a Republican who served two four-year terms on the board, made his announcement...

 

Brevard's SCORE Branch Offers Business Tune-Up Series Workshops

A workshop is planned for people who are just beginning to discuss if they really want to commit to creating an active and healthy business or nonprofit. Participants will learn by sharing and scoring their own answers. SCORE mentors will be...

 

State Cuts Mental Health Funding – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution asking the N.C. General Assembly to stop cutting Vaya Health’s single-stream funding and to allow it to use its savings to reinvest in services and community support....

 

SCORE Holds Workshop On Managing Nonprofit Boards

Sixty representatives from nonprofit organizations in Transylvania and Polk counties attended SCORE’s workshop on Sept. 18 to discuss what legal matters the board of directors should know and how an effective board achieves its organizational...

 

Balsam Grove News

Jam Session There will be a jam session at the Balsam Grove Community Center on Saturday, Sept. 21, starting with a chicken supper at 6 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. Come out for a good country cooked meal and then sit back and enjoy the music and...

 

County, Alliance To Discuss Future Goals – Transylvania County, NC

Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins believes it’s time for the county to have a “conversation” with the Transylvania Economic Alliance about future economic development efforts, the county’s “expectations” and whether things are “going in...

 

County Board Challenges Fellow Member – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County Commissioner Will Cathey cited health issues as the reason for his absence from meetings as fellow board members expressed frustration during their regular meeting Monday about his attendance record and general participation....

 

County Officials Talk Vision – Transylvania County, NC

Editor’s Note: Recently, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners held a workshop to discuss the county’s strategic plan, which includes goals and strategies that guide county departments in their day-to-day actions and, in particular, infl...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 2, 2019

Magazine Highlights Local Landmarks – Transylvania County, NC

Three Transylvania landmarks and families are featured in the September issue of Our State magazine, including the old Shuford Farm barn on Everett Road, now owned by Clay Sykes and family, the...

 

County Looking For Temporary Courtroom Space – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County commissioners face major long-term and short-term decisions on the courthouse. During their regular meeting Monday, commissioners supported the formation of a committee in the next few weeks to tackle the courthouse’s long-term...

 

Fire Tax District Change On The Table – Transylvania County, NC

This fall, Transylvania County will host a series of public information meetings as it considers replacing the various fire tax districts in the county with one single tax district. The Board of Commissioners approved the meetings during its regular...

 

Impact Of County's Strategic Plan Discussed – Transylvania County, NC

Recently, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners held a workshop to discuss the county’s strategic plan, which includes goals and strategies that guide county departments in their day-to-day actions and, in particular, influences budget...

 

Proposed Ecusta Trail Gets $6.4 Million Boost – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County officials remain “neutral” on the proposed Ecusta Trail after it was announced last week that Conserving Carolina was awarded a $6.4 million N.C. Department of Transportation...

 

Kudos To Hawkins, Lemel, Guice And Lanier

My respects to one of the best editorials I have read to date in the Monday, July 29, edition of The Transylvania Times. (If you missed that edition, go get it online or at The Transylvania Times office.) These people are what this country is about!...

 

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