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 By Derek McKissock    News

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 thin... — Updated 9/16/2019

 By John Lanier    News

Time To Talk About Bikes – Brevard, NC

Nearly 150 people attended Project Empathy’s “Time To Talk About Bikes” panel discussion held at Brevard College’s Dunham Auditorium last Tuesday evening. The discussion was based upon hand-written questions from the... — Updated 9/3/2019


'Bike Talk' Planned For Aug. 27 – Transylvania County, NC

At 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, Project Empathy will host a panel discussion titled “A Time to Talk About Bikes” at Brevard College’s Dunham Auditorium. Road and mountain biking have become increasingly popular with... — Updated 8/21/2019

 By Derek McKissock    News

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... — Updated 6/24/2019

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

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... — Updated 6/10/2019


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... — Updated 3/20/2019


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... — Updated 2/27/2019

 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


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