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Balsam Grove Playground We are closing the Balsam Grove Community Club playground until Gov. Cooper cancels the stay-at-home order. Playgrounds were included in the order, and we... — Updated 6/3/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News 

Budget Workshop Focuses On Local Education Spending-Brevard NC

Education spending makes up roughly 25 percent of Transylvania County Manager Jaime Laughter’s proposed $59.7 million general fund budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year. The school system requested $15.9 million for the 2020/2021... — Updated 6/3/2020

 

Russell Explains Contact Tracing Of Virus, Board Discusses Masks-Brevard NC

As of this morning, Transylvania County had 14 residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. In each case, Transylvania Public Health initiated “contact tracing,” which helps to understand how the person may have been... — Updated 6/1/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Jake Dalton Takes Seat On Board - Brevard NC

Jake Dalton was appointed and sworn in Tuesday to the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. As previously reported, Dalton was the local Republican Party nominee to see out the term of recently deceased Commissioner Will... — Updated 5/27/2020

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    COVID-19

Reopened Retail Businesses Highlight Challenges-Brevard NC

With local businesses slowly reopening their doors over the past two weeks and Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, it's been a challenging process as owners struggle with piecing t... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Restaurants, Bars Preparing For Phase Two-Brevard NC

Many Transylvania restaurants and bars say they plan to open for dine-in service once Gov. Roy Cooper says the state can move forward with Phase Two of COVID-19 reopening, but they... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County Approves Business Loan Program-Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners Monday approved providing $150,000 for a new loan program for local small businesses. The loans, which will have to be repaid, have a $10,000 maximum and will be eligible to for-profit businesses... — Updated 5/15/2020

 

Dollar General Sees Green Only

Transylvania County has yet again been steamrolled by Dollar General. If Transylvania County is going to progress into the 21st century, there simply have to be some laws in place to stop this kind of blight. I want to thank Mike... — Updated 5/11/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

State Sets Rules To See Out Cathey's Term-Brevard NC

Picking a replacement to see out the term of recently deceased Commissioner Will Cathey has a few twists and turns. Cathey, a Republican who was elected to a four-year term on the Board of Commissioners in 2018, died on April 30.... — Updated 5/6/2020

 
 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 John Lanier    COVID-19

Uncertainty Clouds Summer Tourism Season-Brevard NC

The uncertainty of the impact of COVID-19 on public health also has created a great amount of uncertainty regarding summer tourism. At a virtual meeting of the Transylvania County T... — Updated 4/27/2020

 

County Sending Letter To Property Owners -Brevard NC

Second-home owners in Transylvania County whose permanent residence is outside the county will receive a letter from the Board of Commissioners asking them to consider not coming to the county during the “remainder of this... — Updated 4/21/2020

 

County Sending Letter To Property Owners-Brevard NC

Second-home owners in Transylvania County whose permanent residence is outside the county will receive a letter from the Board of Commissioners asking them to consider not coming to the county during the “remainder of this... — Updated 4/20/2020

 

Public Health Director: Measures To Slow COVID-19's Spread Are Working-Brevard NC

Social distancing, restrictions on businesses and other areas have slowed COVID-19's spread – flattening the curve – so that fewer people have needed to seek treatment at a give... — Updated 4/17/2020

 
 By Jimmy Harris    Opinion

Guest Column: Don't Stop Giving To Others

I have heard of many great acts of support, compassion and genuine care during this difficult time we all try to listen, learn and act on news concerning the COVID-19 virus that is affecting everyone. From the people who are at... — Updated 4/15/2020

 

Please Don't Close The Forest

During these trying times, many of us release pent-up emotions and energy by hiking or biking in the Pisgah National Forest. While there may be an unusual number of cars in parking areas, I would like to point out the reasons this... — Updated 4/14/2020

 

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

 

County Hears About 'Rapidly Evolving Situation' -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 3/25/2020 Full story

 

Officials Address State Of Emergency Declaration-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 https://www.tra... — Updated 3/23/2020 Full story

 

Transylvania County Declares State Of Emergency-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 3/21/2020 Full story

 

Government, Nonprofits, Faith Community Plan-Brevard NC

Small communities can’t afford to operate in silos and great small communities like ours know that collaboration is the key to success. Today, a collaboration of government, nonprofits and faith community representatives met to s... — Updated 3/19/2020

 
 By Mike Hawkins    Opinion

COVID-19 Is County's Top Priority

COVID-19 is a serious health issue and deserves serious attention by Transylvania County citizens. While we have no reason to believe our county is unusually vulnerable, it is prudent to make all necessary preparations. By... — Updated 3/18/2020

 

Health Director: Washing Hands A 'Big Deal' -Brevard NC

Washing hands may not seem “like a big deal,” but it is, according to Elaine Russell, as local health officials prepare for the impact of COVID-19, or the coronavirus. During the Board of Commissioners’ meeting Monday, Russel... — Updated 3/12/2020

 

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