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 By Matthew McGregor    News    July 15, 2019 

City Dog Park Getting Closer To Reality – Brevard, NC

Brevard's own long-awaited dog park is finally happening. HCA (Hospital Corporations of America) has agreed to deed land owned by HCA to the city of Brevard for the use of a 2.7-acre dog park at the...

 
 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...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    July 15, 2019 

Last Phase Of City's Multi-Use Path System Gets Underway – Brevard, NC

The last phase in the completion of the city's multi-use path system has begun with the construction of the pedestrian footbridge over King's Creek on Railroad Avenue last week. The bridge will be 10...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 15, 2019 

Drivers Injured In Friday Accident – Brevard, NC

A traffic accident resulting in an overturned vehicle on N.C. 280 on Friday morning led to two injured drivers and hour-long traffic delays with up to half-mile backups on either side of the road, according to officials. Both drivers were...

 
 News    July 15, 2019 

United Way Celebrates Its 64th Anniversary

On July 13, United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) celebrated its 64th official anniversary. Originally created in May of 1955, with a charter for the Transylvania County United Fund, Inc., the...

 
 News    July 15, 2019 

Mountain Song Festival To Offer Eclectic Mix – Brevard, NC

Mountain Song Productions presents the 14th Annual Mountain Song Festival taking place at the Brevard Music Center on Friday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 8. This year's event will feature New Orlea...

 
 News    July 15, 2019 

Audio Recordings Of Government Meetings

The Transylvania Times is pleased to provide the most up-to-date recordings from recent government meetings. For a complete listing of recordings, visit https://soundcloud.com/tran...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 11, 2019

Roadside Camping Along Catheys Creek Closed – Brevard, NC

Roadside camping along Catheys Creek Road in Pisgah National Forest is now closed in accordance with plans from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the city of Brevard to improve the municipal water intake system. According to District Ranger Dave...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 11, 2019

NCFS Improves Ecosytem At Headwaters Forest – Transylvania County, NC

Headwaters State Forest is coming up on its one-year anniversary since opening to the public, and, according to state forest ranger Michael Cheek, the public is enjoying the new 6,730-acres of public...

 

Hallingse Elected To NCEDA Board – Transylvania County, NC

Josh Hallingse, executive director of the Transylvania Economic Alliance, has been elected to the board of directors of the North Carolina Economic Development Association (NCEDA), a 700-member organization composed of economic development...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    July 11, 2019

Three New Musical Sculptures Are Going Up – Brevard, NC

Brevard city workers have poured concrete in the first stages of setting up three musical-themed sculptures to welcome people driving toward downtown Brevard on Broad Street. One sculpture will be a...

 

HOB Searches For Executive Director – Brevard, NC

The Heart of Brevard (HOB), a designated Main Street Program since 1993, is seeking a qualified executive director. Heath Seymour, who served as the executive director for more than five years, resigned in March to pursue a new opportunity in...

 

Saturday's Local Food Fest Includes A Food Drive – Transylvania County, NC

It’s Local Food Fest at the Transylvania Farmers’ Market this Saturday and that means a delicious morning with local produce and recipe samples, sampling of vendor products, free face painting...

 

Samuel's Haven Ministry Needs Help Finding New Site-Brevard, NC

Twenty four years ago, Transylvania County helped Sam Hendon in a great time of need when he was 17 years old. Doctors diagnosed him with an astrocytoma non-malignant tumor for which they had surgery...

 

Latest Transylvania County Jobless Rate Was 4 Percent In May-Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in May was 4 percent, up from 3.5 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 8, 2019

Sheriff's Office June Arrest Reports Released-Transylvania County, NC

The Sheriff’s Office provided the following felony arrest reports: •Laura Nicole Riddle, 29, was arrested June 20 for one felony count of possession of stolen goods. She was placed in the detention center under a $5,000 bail. •Vanessa Lynn...

 

July 4 Celebration-Brevard, NC

Brevard locals and visitors celebrated Independence Day with the July 4th festival downtown. Rides, food, games and fireworks of course made for a busy day....

 

Some Lucky Duckies Cross The Finish Line-Brevard, NC

More than 600 ducks raced down Kings Creek at Brevard College on July 4 during the Transylvania Community Arts Council’s annual Duck Race. More than 300 fans cheered the ducks as they floated to...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 4, 2019

River Water Quality Recorded Weekly

Water quality recently failed to meet swim standards in the French Broad River at the Wilson Road and Crab Creek Road public access points, according to the French Broad Riverkeeper. Each Thursday afternoon throughout the spring, summer and fall,...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 4, 2019

Missing Camp Girls Found A Day Later In Jackson County

The two teenaged girls reported missing from the Lake Toxaway area late Sunday night were found safe Monday evening in Jackson County. Law enforcement officials found Gaby Caturano, 14, and Isabella Bianca, 15, around 8:30 p.m. in the mountain area...

 

Candidate Filing For Municipal Elections Begins This Friday

Candidate filing for the November elections in the city of Brevard and town of Rosman begins at noon on Friday and ends at noon on Friday, July 19. On the Nov. 5, the seats currently occupied by Brevard Councilmen Gary Daniel, Maurice Jones and...

 

Tourism Grant Aims To Help French Broad Stay Clear Of Debris

Transylvania County Tourism (TCT) provided a $10,000 grant in the spring to support the efforts of Transylvania County to keep the French Broad River clear of debris that causes erosion problems and poses a threat to recreational users. Transylvania...

 

Those Going To The Beach Need To Stay Aware Of Rip Currents

With Independence Day celebrations extending into a long weekend for many, North Carolina’s coast will have a surge of visitors. While these trips are fun, beach-goers always should keep safety in mind. Already this year several deaths in the...

 

Fourth of July Activities In Brevard - Brevard, NC

This Thursday, July 4, downtown Brevard will again celebrate Independence Day with a variety of events, including a patriotic 5K and Fun Run, music, pet show, car show, art display, reading of the Dec...

 

UPDATE: Missing Girls From Camp Found-Lake Toxaway, NC

Officials say that the two teenaged girls reported missing from the Lake Toxaway area on late Sunday night have been found and are safe and back in the custody of Trails Carolina Wilderness Camp. Law...

 

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