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Firefighters Responding To Wildfires In Pisgah National Forest-Brevard NC

High fire danger and windy conditions across western North Carolina and the N.C. Piedmont led to multiple wildfires Friday. U.S. Forest Service firefighters are responding to two significant wildfires, including the Camp Daniel Boo... — Updated 4/6/2020 Full story

 

Firefighters Make Progress On Wildfires

Firefighters made significant progress containing the two wildfires burning on U.S. Forest Service lands in western North Carolina. Firefighters are continuing operations today (Sunday) to further increase containment on the Camp... — Updated 4/6/2020

 

Forest Service Issues Burn Ban-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 the public informed by subscribing at... — Updated 4/4/2020 Full story

 

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 4/8/2020 Full story

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19 

Webinar Included Help For Businesses, Unemployed-Brevard NC

Last week, the recently created Transylvania Business Support Task Force hosted a webinar to provide information on emergency relief resources available to small businesses and those impacted by COVID-19-related economic hardship.... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

Brevard Architectural Firm Announces New Identity

Al Platt and Parker Platt, principals of a leading architectural firm in western North Carolina, have announced the launch of a new collective identity for their company. The new... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

Guest Column: Three Things N.C. Must Do To Fight COVID-19

This moment is unprecedented. In North Carolina, COVID-19 will likely infect millions, kill thousands, leave thousands unemployed and devastate families financially. We can do three things now to protect the health and financial... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

Mercy Urgent Care Offering Fit-Testing For N95 Respirator Masks

Mercy Urgent Care is now offering fit-testing for N95 and other respirator masks in an effort to help medical professionals, essential employees and at-risk individuals stay safe... — Updated 4/6/2020

 
 By Bob Hayward    Features

Mountain Skies: The Moon Passes Three Planets This Week

The Planets They're getting closer! The classical planets are those visible to the naked eye and, thus, seen and named in historical times. Each day four of the five classical... — Updated 4/6/2020

 
 By John Lanier    COVID-19

Passengers, Flights Down, But Airport Remains Open -Brevard NC

While more and more states have issued “stay at home” or “shelter in place” orders and the Centers for Disease Control has advised Americans to avoid all discretionary travel, the nation’s airports, including Asheville... — Updated 4/6/2020

 

Edney Knows Value Of Health

We’ve all been bombarded with information (and disinformation, too) in the current COVID-19 crisis, but I think for those of us in western North Carolina, what has come into view is that health care is awfully important. And... — Updated 4/6/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Hospital Officials Provide Update

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 4/1/2020 Full story

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Local Day Cares Are Facing Difficult Decisions

In the era of the coronavirus in Transylvania County, many day cares have had to make the tough decision of whether to keep their doors open to care for the children of essential... — Updated 4/1/2020

 

2020 U.S. Census: COVID-19 Might Endanger A Complete Count

First the positive: For the first time in U.S Census history, you can fill in your form online, staying home and staying safe. You probably have already gotten a code number in the... — Updated 4/1/2020

 

Kilpatrick Purchases Eye On Your Home Franchise

Eye On Your Home, the nation’s first second-home property management company to become a trademarked, franchised brand, announces the sale of a newly licensed franchise in western North Carolina. Jon Kilpatrick will oversee an... — Updated 4/1/2020

 

A Doctor's Advice

(Editor’s Note: At this time it is crucial for residents to listen to the advice of medical professionals. The following information is from local doctor Ray Dunkelberg.) Facts 1. COVID-19 is a new virus. No one on the planet... — Updated 3/26/2020 Full story

 

Real Estate Leader Issues Community Support Challenge

This week, Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS is buying gift cards from local businesses across western North Carolina to support their staff and neighbors during the COVID-19 crisis. Each of the nearly 500 real estate agents and staff... — Updated 3/25/2020

 

Edney Gets It

As we’ve seen at our local stores and businesses, we’re navigating in uncharted health waters. For years, scientists warned us of a possible pandemic. And here in western North Carolina, it’s happening. While we watch as the... — Updated 3/25/2020

 

Physicians In County Gather Online To Discuss COVID-19 Impact-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 the public informed by subscribing at... — Updated 3/23/2020 Full story

 

Regional Funders Partner To Award Emergency Grants -Brevard NC

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NEW, UPDATED: Virus Leads To Cancellations, Closures -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 to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at... — Updated 3/19/2020 Full story

 

Community Comes Together To Tackle COVID-19 Crisis

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 to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at... — Updated 3/19/2020 Full story

 

Closures & Cancellations

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 to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at... — Updated 3/19/2020 Full story

 

Practice Social Distancing Now

From all the evidence, it seems likely western North Carolina will be hit by the COVID-19 pandemic this spring. Our population of retirees is particularly at risk. Experience from the 1918 flu pandemic shows that, while most of us... — Updated 3/16/2020

 

Grateful For Tributes

I do not have the words in my vocabulary to express my gratitude for the awesome quilt presented to me last Saturday at a Quilts of Valor ceremony at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas. The hours of hard work and... — Updated 3/16/2020

 

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