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 By Derek McKissock    News    November 18, 2019 

County, Jameson's Joy Partner On Fitness Course – Transylvania County, NC

Jameson Courtine's favorite TV show was "American Ninja Warrior," where competitors attempted to complete increasingly difficult obstacle courses. In February, the 9-year-old Brevard Elementary...

 

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 the St. Timothy’s... Full story

 

Commissioners OK Bicycle Plan, Smoking, Vaping Ban – Transylvania County, NC

During a meeting Tuesday, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved a bicycle plan, to ban tobacco use and vaping from all county buildings and parks, and to fund the purchase of an adult fitness course on the grounds of the county’s...

 

Commissioners OK Buying Land For Recreation – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners Monday voted to buy the roughly 55 acres behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard for recreational uses. During their...

 

City Declines To Accept Skate Park – Brevard, NC

After volunteers raised $72,000 and spent nearly 500 hours constructing a skateboard ramp, the city of Brevard will not accept the Tannery Skate Park off Silversteen Drive due to liability concerns....

 

Kids Attend SAFE's Empowerment Camp

In early August, SAFE Transylvania concluded their third year of Empowerment Camp – a week-long day camp for kids who have been exposed to domestic violence and aligned with SAFE's mission to end se...

 

Anchor Baptist Continues Its 30-Year Mission – Brevard, NC

Anchor Baptist Church in Pisgah Forest continues its 30 years of disaster relief assistance for areas impacted by natural disasters, which began with Hurricane Hugo in 1989, and now, Dorian. "We've...

 

Bentley Heads Imaging At Pardee Hospital

Bill Bentley assumed that he would follow in his father's footsteps and go to work at Ecusta. Thus, when he completed Brevard College with an associate's degree in science, he enrolled in North...

 

News Of Organizations

Parkinson’s Support Group The Brevard-Hendersonville Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. with refreshments, music, and exercise. The program...

 

Impact Of County's Strategic Plan Discussed – Transylvania County, NC

Recently, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners held a workshop to discuss the county’s strategic plan, which includes goals and strategies that guide county departments in their day-to-day actions and, in particular, influences budget...

 

Canoe Relay Is Still Having Ripple Effects

Creative fundraising is nothing new in Transylvania County. Many local bingo games, bake sales and yard sales address many community and individual needs. Larger-scale events, such as the Mountain...

 

Children Make A Splash At The Library

The annual Family Splash Day was held Saturday at the Transylvania County Library. The event is a collaboration between The Family Place, the library and Transylvania County Parks and Recreation....

 

AAUW Book Sale Collects Record Amount – Brevard, NC

Once again, local residents and visitors demonstrated their support for the educational goals of girls and women in Transylvania County by purchasing more than 25,000 books to provide over $32,000 in...

 
 By John Lanier    News    July 15, 2019

Board Hears Employee Pay Plan Options – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday received two options regarding employee compensation that are aimed at making the county more competitive in recruiting and retaining quality employees. County Manager Jaime Laughter said...

 

King To Discuss Image Design At Camera Club

Image design is the topic of Land of Waterfalls Camera Club’s guest speaker, Jennifer King. This internationally acclaimed landscape and nature photographer has a passion for teaching and inspiring photographers around the world. She draws on her...

 

Cedar Mountain News

Artists Wanted Artists of all mediums are needed for this Saturday, July 6, at the Artist’s Market in Cedar Mountain. Market spaces are also available for July 20 and Aug. 3 for local artisans to show and sell their work. There is no charge for art...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 1, 2019

Museum Seeking Two-Year County Lease-Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners is moving toward approving a two-year lease for the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas, which is located in the former county administration building beside the courthouse. During its meeting last...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 20, 2019

Report: School Crimes Decrease

Crimes and suspensions in Transylvania County Schools decreased during the 2018-19 school year. “All my news is positive. I don’t have anything negative. We had a great year this year,” Alan Justice, director of athletics, safe schools and...

 

French Broad Proves To Be A River For All Ages

Where did you find nature as a child? Susan Brown is an avid paddler who has lived in Transylvania County for the last 18 years, but she grew up in the suburbs of Detroit. These days, as a passionate advocate for the French Broad River, she meets...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 10, 2019

County Budget May Include 12.5 Cents Tax Increase-Transylvania County, NC

On top of a proposed 10.5 cents property tax increase to pay for the voter-approved $68 million school bond, a majority of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners are recommending a further 2 cents tax increase for long-term capital needs,...

 
 Events   

Coats America/ American Thread Picnic Planned

Coats America (formerly American Thread) will hold a plant picnic, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Come out to the Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Department, bring a lawn chair and a covered dish while...

 
 Events   

Relay For Life Hosting Bingo Night On June 21

Relay for Life will host a bingo night from 6-8 p.m., Friday, June 21, at the Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Department, located behind Pisgah Forest Elementary School....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 27, 2019

County Manager Submits $60.4 Million Budget - Transylvania County, NC

County Manager Jaime Laughter is recommending a $60.4 million general fund budget, including a 10.5 cents property tax increase to pay for the school bond, for the 2019/2020 fiscal year. Laughter...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 16, 2019

County Seniors Report Released

It’s probably not news to most county residents that more than a quarter of Transylvania’s population of roughly 34,000 are over 65 years old, with the percentage expected to increase to 31 percent by 2035. But it may not be so well known about...

 

Bike Community Challenged To Make Plan Work

The many cyclists and mountain bikers who helped fill the Board of Commissioners’ chambers Monday were challenged to help the county realize the goals and recommendations laid out in the draft Transylvania County Bicycle Plan. During their regular...

 

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