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 By Derek McKissock    News    June 24, 2019

County Closes Out New Building Project

Efforts are underway to try and recoup some of the costs that caused the construction of the now finished Sylvan Valley Industrial Facility on Ecusta Road to run over its initial budget. During its recent meeting, the Transylvania County Board of...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 10, 2019

Davidson River School Celebrates 2019 Graduation

Despite a steady drizzle of rain outside, there were no dampened spirits last Thursday, as students, faculty, friends and family gathered for Davidson River School’s graduation ceremony. And while...

 

SylvanSport VAST Named #1 RV For Outdoor Adventure At RVX

At the RV Industry Association’s first RVX Reveal event last week, SylvanSport competed against more than 400 RVs across nine categories. SylvanSport VAST was voted the #1 RV for Outdoor Adventure by RVX judges. While it may seem only natural for...

 

Fifth Annual Get In Gear Fest Set For March 23 At Salvage Station

The Outdoor Gear Builders are kicking off the start of Spring with the 5th Annual Get In Gear Fest. The Annual Get in Gear Fest is the go-to Spring event for gathering the outdoor community that is the heart of Asheville and the surrounding region....

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 14, 2019

Panel Discusses Impact Of Outdoor Recreation Industry

Social, economic and environmental sustainability issues that surround the outdoor recreation industry were the focus of a panel discussion last week. David Knight, the director for the N.C. Office...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    January 24, 2019

Official Addresses Industrial Center Cost - Brevard, NC

Last summer, it was reported that the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved $450,000 in more funding for the Sylvan Valley Industrial Center on Ecusta Road because of “design team errors and omissions on the project.” Commissioners...

 

2018: Calm By Comparison

Given all of the turmoil on the international and national fronts, life in Transylvania County was fairly stable and calm in 2018. However, there were some major decisions that could impact this county far into the future. One of the biggest decision...

 

Top Stories Of 2018 In Transylvania Revisited - Brevard NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories in Transylvania County in 2018. JANUARY •The city of Brevard announced it was working toward building a replica train depot reminiscent...

 

SylvanSport Announces New Hires At New Site - Brevard NC

With strong growth forecast in 2019 and beyond, SylvanSport will relocate to their new factory and office off Ecusta Road later this month. The new headquarters, built in partnership with the Transylvania Economic Alliance, brings expanded...

 

More Space For Manufacturing

After months of talking with local leaders and reviewing economic data, consultant Jeannette Goldsmith in February of 2013 released an “Economic Development Readiness Assessment for Transylvania County.” She wrote that one of the physical...

 

New Industrial Building Unveiled - Brevard NC

The Sylvan Valley Industrial Center off Ecusta Road opened to the public Wednesday during a dedication ceremony attended by city and county officials, community stakeholders and citizens....

 

SylvanSport Introduces Limited Edition Platinum GO Camper

Over the past 14 years, consumers fell in love with the SylvanSport GO for its innovative, multi-use design and its signature green and gray colors. To highlight the company’s 15th anniversary and call attention to the quality, beauty, luxury and...

 

Local Citizens Participate In Operation Barbecue Relief

Local Brevard citizens Randy and Kathy Theis thought of only one thing after they learned about the devastation to Florida’s panhandle following Hurricane Michael: Let’s go. With a lot of inspiration from Operation BBQ Relief and a little help...

 

Election 2018: N.C. House, Senate - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Candidates for the Board of Education, Transylvania sheriff, Board of Commissioners, and state House and state Senate took part in a candidate forum recently at the library. School board and sheriff candidates appeared in Monday’s...

 

Burrows Closes Chapter In Service To County - Brevard NC

Described as an advocate for the citizen, with a tireless commitment to the community, Mark Burrows closed a 30-year chapter of service to Transylvania County residents at a reception at Brevard...

 

Business Leaders: Past And Present

At the end of last month, Ray Simmons passed away. Many newcomers to the county may never have heard of Simmons, but he was an important business leader in this community for decades. After serving in the Army Air Corps in World War II, Simmons...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 9, 2018

Locals Weigh Tariff Impact -Brevard NC

Some local manufacturers, such as Oskar Blues Brewery, say they are taking a financial hit because of the recent import tariffs imposed by the Trump administration, while others aren’t sure what the long-term impact will be. The import tariffs...

 

Dempsey Leads In Promoting Outdoor Recreation Industries

Transylvania County resident and SylvanSport CEO Thomas Dempsey recently moderated an hour-long discussion with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper in Asheville. The discussion was part of a three-day Outdoor...

 

Errors Mean $450,000 More For Project - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners Tuesday approved $450,000 more in funding for the Ecusta Road industrial building project because of “design team errors and omissions on the project.” Commissioners had initially approved a project budget of...

 

Gov. Cooper And First Lady Visit SylvanSport

SylvanSport plays a prominent role in North Carolina's growing outdoor industry and was honored last week with a visit from Gov. Roy Cooper and First Lady Kristen Cooper. The Coopers met with Tom Demp...

 

Governor Visits - Brevard, NC

Gov. Roy Cooper (left) meets with Tom Dempsey, owner of SylvanSport, for a tour of the Brevard facility last Friday. SylvanSport is a manufacturer of light-weight camper trailers, made here in town....

 

SylvanSport Welcomes Branding And Marketing Leader Craig McAnsh

SylvanSport has announced the addition of Craig McAnsh as vice president of marketing. McAnsh will lead all branding, marketing, advertising and communications for SylvanSport as this highly...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 19, 2018

BRCC Makes Budget Request

Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) is seeking an increase in its operating budget for the Transylvania County campus, plus funds to make improvements to the building. Dr. Laura Leatherwood, BRCC’s president, presented the proposed 2018/19 fiscal...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 8, 2018

New Outdoors 'Czar' Visits Transylvania

David Knight, the state's newly appointed director of Outdoor Recreation, met Tuesday with local industry leaders and elected officials at SylvanSport, the makers of the popular GO trailer in...

 

New Outdoor Marketing Business Is Now Open

Gordon Murray developed Mountaineer Outdoors LLC as a reflection of his identity and to fill a niche and answer a calling to merge his business and personal life. The company’s name comes from Murray being an alumnus of Appalachian State...

 

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