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 By Staff Reports    COVID-19 

38th County Virus Death Reported

On Wednesday Transylvania Public Health reported 134 additional cases of COVID-19 and one additional death in the past week, for a total of 3,429 cases and 38 deaths among county... — Updated 9/16/2021


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 9/15/2021 Full story


Mountain Heritage Day Announces More Of Schedule

Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Day always combines the best of downhome gatherings, sing-alongs and the county fair into one daylong festival. The free, family fun... — Updated 9/15/2021


Question Comments

Your Sept. 9 issue (the story headlined “Remember That Day” about 9/11) on the main page had several comments which I question, including the comment (in reference to the impacts of the 9/11) that “discrimination” was one.... — Updated 9/15/2021


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


George Thomas Hunter "Tom"

George Thomas Hunter, 85, passed away peacefully Sept. 9, 2021, at the Western North Carolina Baptist Home in Asheville. The eldest son of the late George F. and Irene Williams... — Updated 9/13/2021


Sierra Nevada, Bike Industry Raising Funds For Disaster Relief

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has teamed with Paul Component Engineering and other notable cycling industry brands to build a pair of fully custom bicycles to raise funds and awareness... — Updated 9/13/2021


Tornados Shine at Brevard College/Ride Kanuga Mountain Bike Race

Intercollegiate mountain bike racing returned for the Fall, 2021 season with a successful inaugural Brevard College/Ride Kanuga Mountain Bike Race Weekend on Sept. 4-5. The Brevard College Cycling team enjoyed exceptional on-track... — Updated 9/13/2021


Glancing Back

The following briefs are from the Thursday, Sept. 16, 1971, edition of The Transylvania Times. •The groundbreaking for the new hospital on Sunday, Sept. 19, will highlight nine years of planning and work by the trustees and... — Updated 9/13/2021


Art Guild Show

Through Oct. 31, the Hollingsworth Gallery in downtown Brevard is hosting art work created by the Transylvania Art Guild, including (above) Ruth Chapman's "Rainy Day" and (below)... — Updated 9/13/2021


Federal Assistance Approved

Federal assistance has been approved for Transylvania County under the major disaster declaration issued Wednesday following weeks of local and state advocacy. This assistance is intended to supplement local recovery efforts from... — Updated 9/8/2021

 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

County Virus Cases At 3,295

On Wednesday, Transylvania Public Health reported 176 additional cases of COVID-19 in the past week, for a total of 3,295 cases and 37 deaths among county residents since the pandemic started. As of Wednesday, 220 county residents... — Updated 9/8/2021


New Initiative Will 'Race To Restore' PNF Trails

FIND Outdoors is launching the "Race to Restore" initiative to benefit the trail systems throughout the Pisgah National Forest, which includes the 6,500-acre Pink Beds Valley. Due... — Updated 9/8/2021


Project Linus Seeking New Volunteers To Make Blankets

The Western North Carolina Chapter of Project Linus is currently seeking volunteers to make children’s blankets. The chapter creates and donates handmade blankets to children in crisis thus providing a sense of security and... — Updated 9/8/2021


The Heroes Of Flight 93

Editor’s Note: The following editorial was written by Chip Minemyer, a CNHI regional editor Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina, and is endorsed by The Transylvania Times. Faced with the unimaginable,... — Updated 9/8/2021


Pisgah Inn Owner To Challenge Rep. Cawthorn In GOP Primary

Bruce O'Connell, who describes himself as a conservative owner and operator of the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway since 1979, has announced his candidacy for North Carolina's... — Updated 9/6/2021


Cooper Surveys Transylvania Flood Damage

Gov. Roy Cooper was in Transylvania County Friday and visited areas in Rosman and Pisgah Forest that were damaged the week of Aug. 16 from flooding from Tropical Storm Fred. In... — Updated 9/6/2021


Community Foundation Awards Grants To Help Flood Victims

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) approved five grants totaling $107,500 from its Emergency and Disaster Response Fund to nonprofits address-ing response and relief efforts in counties sign-ificantly... — Updated 9/6/2021


Annual Mountain Heritage Awards To Be Presented Sept. 25

When Mountain Heritage Day returns to the campus at Western Carolina University on Saturday, Sept. 25, so will the presentation of the annual Mountain Heritage Awards, which honor an individual and an organization for... — Updated 9/6/2021


WCU Waiving Admission Application Fees

Western Carolina University officials are waiving admission application fees for both undergraduate and graduate programs for students wanting to enter the university during spring 2022, summer 2022 and fall 2022 academic... — Updated 9/6/2021


Saturday Services At Driver License Offices Temporarily Suspended

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will temporarily suspend its Saturday services at the 16 driver license offices where services were available, to better protect customers and staff from the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant,... — Updated 9/6/2021


Grants Awarded To Early Childhood Development, Other Areas

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently approved grants totaling $195,363 to nonprofits across the region. The awards were made in CFWNC’s Early Childhood Development, Food and Farming, and Natural... — Updated 9/6/2021


Mountain Skies Jupiter And Saturn Stand Highest At Midnight

The Planets: Last month we noted that both Saturn and Jupiter had gone through their points of opposition, Saturn on July 2 and Jupiter on the 19th. This is a time when these... — Updated 9/6/2021

 By Kevin Adams    Outdoors

Some Visit Waterfalls To Experience The 'Spray Cliff'

When most people visit a waterfall in Transylvania County, or anywhere else, they don't think about the things they can't see or experience. They enjoy how the waterfall excites... — Updated 9/6/2021


Gov. Cooper Visits Transylvania County Friday

Gov. Roy Cooper was in Transylvania County Friday and visited areas recently hit by flooding in Rosman and Pisgah Forest. In Rosman, Cooper went to Depot Street, just off Main... — Updated 9/3/2021 Full story


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