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Expand Medicaid

It makes perfect sense to expand Medicaid. Let the federal government pay 90 percent of the cost (our personal tax dollars at work). State Sen. Chuck Edwards talks of fraud in New York and California. This is North Carolina. We can create a better...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us for worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery care is provided for birth to age 4. Sunday school for all ages is offered beginning at 9:45 a.m. Brevard First UMC This Sunday is called Transfiguration Sunday...

 

Students' Warm Hearts Provide Warm Clothes

"The cold never bothered me anyway" - Elsa, from "Frozen," 2013. Perhaps the cold never bothered Elsa, but for the rest of us, it bites! That's why Brevard High School's Interact Club decided to do...

 

Ellenberger Named To Wrestling Hall Of Fame

Recently, former Brevard High graduate and wrestler Tim Ellenberger was elected into the North Carolina Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Ellenberger, who graduated from Brevard in...

 

Brevard College Launches Nation's First Gravel Racing Cycling Team

Brevard College has become the first collegiate cycling program in the United States to launch the discipline of gravel racing to its offerings for student-athletes. Gravel racing, widely regarded as the fastest growing cycling niche in the U.S.,...

 

Legal Notices: Feb. 20, 2020

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 20E27 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Willene Moses Beck of Transylvania County,... Full story

 

Wanda Sue Waters

Wanda Sue Waters, 87, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at her home in College Walk. A native of Brevard, she was the daughter of the late John Nevitt Waters and the late Dicie Grogan...

 

Dunn's Rock News

Dunn's Rock Hiker Hits The Appalachian Trail A Dunn's Rock hiker, using the trail name Driker, started his almost 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail hike on Sunday at Amicalola Falls State Park, near...

 

Women's Giving Circle Serves To Support The Community

The colder months in Transylvania County remind the public of the extra need in the county and the importance of leaning on each other in times of hardship, as well as abundance. Pisgah Health Foundations’ Women’s Giving Circle took their...

 

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 Adventure base located...

 

County Commissioners Still Assessing Fire District Funding – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will hold a yet-to-be-scheduled board workshop to further discuss the options for funding fire and rescue services in the county. Commissioners reached this decision after hearing a presentation last...

 

Many Questions Posed At HCA Meeting – Brevard, NC

Editor’s Note: Last Thursday, The Transylvania Times published the first part of an article on a town hall meeting arranged by Gibbins Advisors, a health care consulting firm, in which the Transylvania County community expressed frustration with...

 

Foundation Grant Will Help Support Student Teachers In WNC – Transylvania County, NC

The Pisgah Health Foundation recently awarded a $162,217 grant to Western Carolina Community Action to fund a partnership with Brevard College that will help support student teachers in western North Carolina and reduce the waiting list for Early Hea...

 

Another Dollar General?

There has been a lot of discussion around the planned Dollar General in Transylvania County at U.S. 276 and Becky Mountain Road. Without rehashing the important issues of floodplain development risks, trout stream pollution, the spoiling of...

 

Flu Cases Taper Off

The following briefs are from Thursday, Feb. 19, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times. The number of cases of flu in Brevard and Transylvania County is believed to be tapering off, according to Dr. John Folger, the health officer. School...

 

Charles Sidney "Sid" Elliott

Charles Sidney Elliott passed away Dec. 30, 2019, at home unexpectedly. He and his late wife, Carol, moved to Pisgah Forrest in 2006, where they built their retirement home. He was born in Dallas, Ga., Dec. 23, 1936, to Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Allen...

 

Legal Notices: Feb. 17, 2020

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION, File No. 20E-000044 BEFORE THE CLERK IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BETTY U. BERG DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the... Full story

 

The Moon, Three Planets Appear Before Dawn

The Planets As the fleet Mercury approaches the sun this week to pass by it next week, we are left in the evening with the beautiful Venus as the sole planet visible to the naked eye. You don’t have to try to find it these evenings as it is that...

 

North Fork Festival Celebrates Whitewater Paddling

Transylvania County is blessed with many iconic locations for a lot of different and diverse outdoor experiences. Within the paddling community itself, several creeks and rivers provide many...

 

Victorian Designed Homes Built In Brevard

Waightstill Avery Gash was a son of Leander and Margaret Gash, making him a great-great grandson of Waightstill Avery. Avery had been a lawyer and an officer in the North Carolina militia during the...

 

Forest Plan Awaits Public Comment – Transylvania County, NC

On Monday, the U.S. Forest Service released the long-awaited draft of the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan Revision, which has several changes from the current plan, and on Friday the 90-day public...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 13, 2020

Board Of Education Workshop Covers Several Topics – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education discussed topics ranging from the lack of a state budget and a dearth of bus drivers to athletic realignment and elementary school themes at a work session held on Monday, Feb. 3. “There’s no good news...

 

Voter's Guide

In today’s B section, readers will find a question and answer section for the upcoming primary. It is not, however, a comprehensive guide. We did not send out questions to candidates in non-competitive primaries; thus, there are no questions and...

 

2020 Primary Election Candidate Questionnaire

Editor’s Note: The Transylvania Times contacted candidates running in several competitive races in the March 3 primary. The candidates were sent five questions and asked to provide some brief biographical information. GOVERNOR On the ballot in the...

 

Beth Stang Appointed Chief Public Defender – Transylvania County, NC

Beth Stang has been appointed chief public defender for the Judicial District that includes Henderson, Transylvania and Polk counties. Stang replaces Paul Welch, who retired at the end of January. Welch had been the district’s only chief public...

 

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