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 By Park Baker    News

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... — Updated 2/13/2019

 By Staff Reports    News

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... — Updated 1/23/2019


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... — Updated 12/31/2018


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 t... — Updated 12/31/2018


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... — Updated 12/19/2018


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... — Updated 12/3/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

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... — Updated 11/28/2018


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,... — Updated 11/12/2018


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... — Updated 11/7/2018


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... — Updated 10/2/2018


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... — Updated 9/20/2018


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... — Updated 9/11/2018

 By Park Baker    News

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... — Updated 8/8/2018


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... — Updated 7/18/2018


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... — Updated 7/12/2018


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 Cooper... — Updated 7/9/2018


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,... — Updated 7/2/2018


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... — Updated 5/2/2018

 By Derek McKissock    News

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... — Updated 3/19/2018

 By Park Baker    News

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... — Updated 3/7/2018


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... — Updated 1/31/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Groundbreaking Held For Ecusta Road Project - Pisgah Forest, NC

There was a big gathering of city, county and state officials for the Transylvania Economic Alliance’s groundbreaking event on Friday afternoon for the Ecusta Road Industrial Project, in which SylvanSport, the recreational... — Updated 1/22/2018


Groundbreaking For Industrial Building Set - Pisgah Forest, NC

The Transylvania Economic Alliance will hold a groundbreaking celebration at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at 200 Welcome St. in Brevard. Elected leadership and project stakeholders will gather to celebrate this collaborative effort, which... — Updated 1/15/2018

 By Derek McKissock    News

Alliance Explains Its Economic Development Focus

Editor’s Note: Recently, The Transylvania Times sat down with Josh Hallingse, the Transylvania Economic Alliance’s executive director, and Jeremy Owen, the Alliance board chairman. The Alliance is a public-private economic... — Updated 1/10/2018


Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (April - June)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. APRIL •Brevard was selected as a top retirement destination by... — Updated 12/29/2017


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