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SylvanSport Camper Giveaway Aids Health Care Workers

Outdoor gear company SylvanSport, based in Brevard, has held gear giveaway campaigns before, but their GO Giveaway held in the fall of 2019 would prove to be different. Little did... — Updated 6/29/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    COVID-19

SylvanSport Changes Course To Meet Need - Brevard NC

On a typical Thursday morning at SylvanSport you might expect to find teams busy at work putting together the latest piece of outdoor camping equip-ment for which the Brevard-based... — Updated 4/6/2020


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

 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


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

 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


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


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


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


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 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

 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


Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (July - September)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. JULY •Sandy Blythe was sentenced to roughly six to eight years... — Updated 12/29/2017

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Approves Building Contract

The contract to build a new 60,750-square-foot light industrial building in Brevard was approved last week by the Board of Commissioners during their regular meeting. Commissioners awarded the contract to the Harper Corporation,... — Updated 12/4/2017

 By Derek McKissock    News

New Industrial Building Gets A Step Closer - Brevard, NC

A legal agreement was signed Tuesday that moved along the eventual construction of a roughly 60,750-square-foot light industrial building on Ecusta Road. During its regular meeting... — Updated 11/15/2017


SylvanSport Hosts Owner Rally At PARI For This Summer's Total Solar Eclipse

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will stretch across the United States, turning day into night for 2 minutes and 40 seconds. This will be the first total solar eclipse to be seen only in the United States since 1776 and the first... — Updated 7/6/2017


Outdoor Recreation Position Created

From the Outer Banks to the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina has long been a destination for outdoor adventure and businesses alike. As a $19.2 billion industry, outdoor recreation provides 192,000 jobs in North Carolina and... — Updated 7/5/2017


SylvanSport Continues International Expansion

SylvanSport has been expanding the reach of their award-winning GO camping trailer and revolutionary GO Easy gear hauler throughout North America. Based on the idea of lightweight... — Updated 4/10/2017

 By Park Baker    News

Outdoor Industry Seeking Cooper's Backing – Brevard NC

Members of the North Carolina outdoor gear manufacturing community have been working to get a proposal in front of Gov. Roy Cooper to declare the state the top outdoor state east of the Rocky Mountains. Tom Dempsey, the owner of... — Updated 2/27/2017


News Of Organizaitons

Cathey’s Creek Democrats Cathey’s Creek Democrats invite all to a meet and greet Democratic state candidates at the Cathey’s Creek Community Center located at 131 Island Ford Road on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m... — Updated 10/12/2016


SylvanSport Taking GO Camping Trailer To Germany – Brevard NC

Hundreds of motor home retailers, from around the world are caravanning overseas this August, and Sylvan Sport is leading the way. SylvanSport will be attending the Caravan Salon... — Updated 8/24/2016


SylvanSport Increases Production, Reduces Consumption – Brevard NC

SylvanSport has been dedicated to responsible manufacturing, according to a press release. By maintaining production in western North Carolina, SylvanSport is able to provide jobs and contribute to the tax base of the local... — Updated 5/9/2016


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