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Lake Toxaway Charities Steps Up During Crisis

Lake Toxaway Charities (LTC) recently raised over $175,000 in three months in response to its request to Lake Toxaway Estates residents for emergency funds to assist Transylvanians... — Updated 7/1/2020


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 7/1/2020 Full story

 By Matt McGregor    News 

Local Dog Owners Say They're 'Thrilled' To See Dog Park Coming To Fruition -Brevard NC

When Katinka and Rodney Remus began generating public interest in a dog park in Brevard in 2014, Katinka remembered looking down at her 2-year-old Westie, Talley, to proclaim they... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Nona Walker    Education 

Connestee Falls Scholarship Winners Announced-Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools recently announced the recipients of this year's Connestee Falls scholarships. They are a talented and deserving group of 12 seniors from both Brevard... — Updated 7/1/2020


Robin Allen Nurse Practitioner Joins AdventHealth's Cardiology Team

Access to AdventHealth's whole-person care during COVID-19 never came to a full stop and neither did the health care system's efforts to expand the care choices for people across... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Carol Dodson    Lifestyles 

Dunn's Rock News

Calling All Neighbors Keith Parker recently sent me a hand-illustrated map of the Dunn's Rock Community from 1955. It noted the locations of community home places, and an accompanyi... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Staff Reports    News 

Armadillo Sightings Likely To Increase In Transylvania-Brevard NC

Last Saturday, Sheila Johnson found an armadillo at her home in Lake Toxaway Estates. In the past few years, the county's N.C. Cooperative Extension office has heard of armadillo... — Updated 7/1/2020


Brevard Foster Families Appreciate Free Night Out Courtesy Of Donors

In the best-case scenarios for charitable giving, the costs are shared and the impact is doubled or tripled. That is exactly what Birmingham-based attorney Lawrence King of... — Updated 7/1/2020


National Magazine Features PLATT Designed Home

A home designed and built by PLATT, a Brevard based architecture, construction and interior design firm, is featured in the July/August issue of VERANDA, a lifestyle magazine with a... — Updated 6/29/2020


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


Support Wildlife In Southern Appalachian Forests

Forests in the Southern Appalachians are some of the most biologically diverse temperate forests in the world: however, these forests have departed from healthy conditions and many wildlife and plant species are in decline due to... — Updated 6/29/2020


Connestee Falls News

I’ve Got Carolina On My Mind, And In My Heart! “You’re moving where?” my mom asked me over a glass of wine during one of our weekly Sunday visits back while I was still living in Miami, Fla. “Connestee Falls. It’s in... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Gray Jernigan    Opinion

U.S. Forest Service Plans Fail To Protect Area Water Quality

The Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests are the headwaters of seven major river systems, providing drinking water for millions of people in four southeastern states and wildlife habitat for a bewildering array of native species,... — Updated 6/24/2020


WCCA To Meet

Western Carolina Community Action, Inc., a nonprofit human services agency administering local, state and federally funded programs for low-income, the elderly and children, will hold its Board of Director’s monthly meeting on... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Alex Perri    Outdoors

Outdoors Experts Hold Webinar On Pisgah/Nantahala Forest Plan-Brevard NC

The commenting period for the draft Pisgah/Nantahala Forest Plan revision ends on June 29, and local nonprofit MountainTrue held a webinar with recreation experts last Tuesday to discuss the draft plan’s implications on one of... — Updated 6/22/2020


Glancing Back: One Killed, Three Injured In Accident

The following briefs are from the Thursday, June 25, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times. One man was killed and three others were injured in an auto collision Wednesday, June 17, about 11:15 p.m. on U.S. 64 near Pisgah Gardens... — Updated 6/22/2020


Laura Smith Named Teacher Of The Year-Brevard NC

In a nod to the ongoing health crisis, educators across Transylvania County Schools gathered in a public meeting livestreamed to the district's Facebook page for the surprise... — Updated 6/17/2020


Dunn's Rock News

Senioritis Eva Carter is in exceptionally good spirits for a young woman whose rites of passage have been hijacked by a pandemic. Eva, a Dunn's Rock resident and recent graduate of... — Updated 6/17/2020

 By Alex Perri    Outdoors

Flame Azalea And Mountain Laurel

An otherwise ordinary walk in the woods can turn magical when one keeps an eye out for beauty. Throughout the summer, shrubs and wildflowers provide a changing landscape of blooms... — Updated 6/15/2020


AdventHealth Flat Rock Adds Family Nurse Practitioner

AdventHealth Hendersonville welcomes certified family nurse practitioner Susannah Sitton, FNP-C, RN, to its network of care. Sitton is joining AdventHealth Medical Group Multispecia... — Updated 6/15/2020


AdventHealth Hendersonville Acquires New GE Healthcare Revolution Apex CT Scanner

AdventHealth Hendersonville is excited to now offer enhanced CT imaging to patients across western North Carolina. It is the first health system in the region to have the GE... — Updated 6/10/2020


First Family Member To Attend College Eyes Coming Home

Devin Owen's family has lived on a farm in Lake Toxaway for generations. His mother Connie's grandfather bought the land. His father James's family traces its roots in Transylvania... — Updated 6/10/2020


BRCC Welcomes New Faculty For Human Services Technology

Andrea Craven, an experienced social worker with strong ties to the community, will teach students majoring in human services technology as Blue Ridge Community College's new... — Updated 6/10/2020


Transylvanians In College

Western Governors University Kelli Walsh of Brevard has earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Western Governors Univer-sity. The online, nonprofit university has graduated more than 167,000 students from across the country... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By John Lanier    COVID-19

County Churches Successfully Adapt To Virus-Brevard NC

In March when Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency and limited mass gatherings to 10 people or less, churches throughout the state closed their physical doors. But several area churches followed the old adage of “when on... — Updated 6/3/2020


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