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Clubs And Organizations In Transylvania County

American Legion & Auxiliary, meets first Monday of each month, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, Legion Hall, 55 E. Jordan St. Now a non-smoking facility. American Association of University Women, AAUW branch meetings are held at... — Updated 12/1/2021 Full story

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Advisory Board Formed To Guide Ecusta Trail

As work continues on the Ecusta Trail, the city of Brevard’s parks, trails and recreation committee officially created an advisory board to guide that process. Discussion around the committee took place at last week’s meeting.... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

TCT: Tourism Booming

Tourism is officially booming in Transylvania County, as reported by Transylvania County Tourism (TCT) in their presentation of the 2021 report to the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners Monday. By all metrics, tourism is... — Updated 10/27/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Commissioners' Tabling Of Plan Questioned

After a near two-year process to create the draft Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted Monday to table indefinitely any consideration to adopt the plan. At Monday night’s... — Updated 10/14/2021


City Council Candidates Answer Questions

Editor's note: The Transylvania Times contacted the four candidates who are running for two seats on the Brevard City Council to take part in a Q&A. The four candidates are Aaron Baker, Bill Bailey, Kevin Jones and Mac Morrow. The... — Updated 10/13/2021


Mayoral Candidates Speak On The Issues

Editor’s note: The Transylvania Times contacted the four candidates who are running to be the next Brevard Mayor to take part in a Q&A. The candidates are Chuck Chapman, Maureen Copelof, Danny Hein and Dee Dee Perkins. The... — Updated 10/13/2021


Pumpkin Fest Announces Its October Schedule

Pumpkin Fest, a lighted carved-pumpkin Halloween spectacular, is returning to Silvermont Park in Brevard over four consecutive weekends this October after having to take an... — Updated 9/29/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Council Candidates Face Off In Forum

Editor’s Note: Candidates for Brevard City Council and Brevard mayor took part in a forum last week. The mayor’s forum will appear in Thursday’s paper. City Council candidates faced off once again last Thursday evening... — Updated 9/27/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

DuPont Saw Record 1.3 Million Visitors

DuPont State Recreational Forest had its most crowded year yet during the 2020/2021 fiscal year, which ended in June, with 1.3 million visitors, according to Jason Guidry, forest supervisor. Guidry gave an update on DuPont at the... — Updated 9/22/2021


Join The GetSet Effort

Editor’s Note: The following guest editorial was written by Page Lemel, a former Transylvania County commissioner, and is endorsed by The Transylvania Times. At the end of October, GetSet Transylvania will celebrate its third... — Updated 9/14/2021


Lots of Competitors Take The 'Warrior Challenge"

Nearly 80 competitors, including kids, adults and family teams, competed over the weekend in the Warrior Challenge at the Jameson's Joy Memorial Fitness Park on the grounds of the... — Updated 9/1/2021


Jameson's Joy Memorial Service Foundation Invites Community To Celebration Aug. 28

The Jameson's Joy Memorial Foundation will hold a free family-fun event on Saturday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Jameson's Joy Memorial Fitness Park on the grounds of the... — Updated 8/23/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Parks Director Describes Gorges As An 'Icon

Dwayne Patterson said Gorges State Park (GSP) was an “icon to what conservation means in the state of North Carolina.” Last Thursday, Patterson, director of the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation visited Transyl-vania as a... — Updated 8/16/2021

 By Jordon Morgan    News

School Board Votes To Make Mask Wearing Optional

In a 4-1 vote Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Education decided to make masks optional for students, teachers, staff and visitors, effective Aug. 9, but to revisit the issue at its Sept. 20 meeting. Board Vice Chair Ron... — Updated 8/4/2021


State Parks And Recreation Director To Be At County Library Aug. 12

The Friends of Gorges State Park (FOG) is hosting a free event for the public to enjoy learning about the North Carolina State Parks, particularly Gorges State Park, and their... — Updated 8/2/2021


Hein Joins Race For Brevard Mayor

Editor's Note: Each candidate who has filed to run in the upcoming municipal elections in Brevard and Rosman may submit a news release about their candidacy. Each release will be... — Updated 7/21/2021

 By Torry Nergart    Outdoors

Senate Seeks State Funding For Conservation, Recreation

Our state has always recognized the value of protecting land, even enshrining that into our State Constitution. Article 14 Section 5 details the rights of North Carolina citizens... — Updated 7/12/2021

 By Alex Perri    Outdoors

Time Again To Highlight 'Leave No Trace' Principles

Every year around this time Transylvania County gears up for it's busy tourist season. Campers, families and other adventurers come to town to enjoy the endless waterfalls, hikes an... — Updated 6/27/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County May Run License Plate Agency

Transylvania County Government is in the running to be the new License Plate Agency (LPA) for the county. During last week’s Board of Commissioners’ meeting, County Manager Jaime Laughter said county staff had completed an... — Updated 6/21/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Set To Change Trash Fees

The funding of solid waste collection in Transylvania County took another turn Monday when a majority of Transylvania County commissioners decided to scrap the earlier proposed $200 annual parcel fee and instead backed raising... — Updated 6/16/2021


New Superintendent Of Gorges State Park Named

Kevin Bischof is the new superintendent of Gorges State Park in Transylvania County, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. Bischof succeeds Robert McGraw, who transferred to serve as superintendent at Mount... — Updated 6/14/2021


Dee Dee Perkins Adds Her Name To Mayor's Race

Former Brevard City Councilwoman Dee Dee Perkins announced her candidacy to run for mayor of Brevard. As a downtown business owner for 27 years, a Brevard resident for 36 years, a... — Updated 5/26/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Moving Toward $200 Fee For Trash

A majority of Transylvania County commissioners support, although somewhat reluctantly, funding the future of solid waste with an annual $200 parcel fee instead of a tax increase and for residents to use the garbage collection... — Updated 5/26/2021


Jimmy Harris Says He Won't Seek Re-election

Jimmy Harris, Brevard’s longest serving mayor, surprised many late last week when he announced he would not seek another term in November. Harris, first elected mayor in 1999, has been for many the face of the city, omnipresent... — Updated 5/24/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Manager Presents County Budget

On Monday, County Manager Jaime Laughter presented her proposed $67.9 million budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, which calls for a decrease in the property tax rate and to keep spending fairly flat across the board. Laughter,... — Updated 4/28/2021


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