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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://... — Updated 12/1/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News 

'Stolen' Goat Case Going To Trial

The jury trial in the case against California animal rights activist Wayne Hsiung is set to begin this week in Transylvania County Superior Court after Hsiung pleaded not guilty to... — Updated 12/1/2021

 
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Benny Frady To Run For County Sheriff

Sgt. Benny Frady announces his decision to run as an Unaffiliated candidate for the Office of Sheriff of Transylvania County in the 2022 General Election. In order to facilitate inclusion as a candidate on the General Election... — Updated 12/1/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News 

Brevard, County Benefit From State Budget

With the recent passage of the state budget, and subsequent approval by Gov. Roy Cooper, the city of Brevard received more than $800,000 in funding to go toward stormwater and other capital improvement projects, while the county... — Updated 12/1/2021

 

Judge Won't Order Restart On N.C. Legislative Redistricting

A North Carolina judge refused on Tuesday to essentially force state lawmakers to start over on this year's redistricting of General Assembly districts, saying he can't turn back the clock on the process that led to new seat bounda... — Updated 11/30/2021

 

Grandparent-Led Family Listening Sessions To Be Held

More grandparents are raising their grandkids in Transylvania County and nationwide. Transylvania County already had many grandparent-led families before the COVID-19 pandemic, but their numbers have increased substantially since... — Updated 11/30/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Law and Order

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents and felony arrests between Nov. 5 and Nov. 24. Arrests •Brent Keith Cantrell, 46, was arrested for one count of failure to appear on Nov. 11. He was plac... — Updated 11/29/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

City Manager Reflects On Tenure

When Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland was initially hired as a financial advisor back in 2011, it was the first step up the ladder that led him to becoming the city’s full-time finance director before inheriting the job of... — Updated 11/29/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Update Given On Work On Old Times Building

Members of Brevard’s Downtown Master Plan Committee gathered recently to hear an update from Wes Dickson regarding the building on Broad Street that formerly served as the location of The Transylvania Times. Following... — Updated 11/29/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

'Trail' Property Owners Waiting To Hear

Landowners in a lawsuit against the federal government are one step closer to finding out if they will receive compensation for the taking of their land to build the Ecusta Trail, according to lawyers with St. Louis-based law firm... — Updated 11/29/2021

 

Public Can Pick Top Health Concerns

Transylvania Public Health will hold a Health Priority Workshop for the 2021 Community Health Assessment (CHA) at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, via Zoom. All community members are welcome to participate. During the workshop, public... — Updated 11/24/2021

 

Chase Owen Running For County Sheriff

Chief Det. Chase Owen announces his decision to run for sheriff of Transylvania County in the upcoming Republican Party primary election on March 8. In making this announcement he extends his commitment to bettering this county... — Updated 11/24/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Advisory Board Formed To Guide Ecusta Trail

As work continues on the Ecusta Trail, the city of Brevard’s parks, trails and recreation committee officially created an advisory board to guide that process. Discussion around the committee took place at last week’s meeting.... — Updated 11/24/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Thanksgiving Dinner Tradition Continues

If the smells coming out of the Bread of Life kitchen Wednesday morning were any indication, the annual Thanksgiving meal put on by the free community kitchen would be one of the... — Updated 11/24/2021

 

WCCA To Conduct A Fair Market Rent Study In Transylvania

In an effort to increase access to affordable housing in Transylvania County, the Dogwood Health Trust has awarded a $28,593 grant to Western Carolina Community Action (WCCA). The grant will allow WCCA to team up with the... — Updated 11/24/2021

 

Conservation Coalition Hails 'Historic' 2021 Budget

The Land for Tomorrow Coalition is praising the 2021 state budget. The budget, which includes $100,000 toward the Ecusta Trail, reflects the highest spending allocation for land and water conservation since the 2008 recession, acco... — Updated 11/23/2021

 

Public Invited To Bread Of Life's Thanksgiving Dinner

The Bread of Life at 238 S. Caldwell St. in Brevard invites the public to enjoy its annual Thanksgiving Day dinner. The traditional meal is free and will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday. Donations are accepted for... — Updated 11/23/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Guice Will Not Run For Board In 2022

David Guice, a longtime local political mainstay, said he will not seek re-election after his third term serving as Transylvania County Commissioner, which ends in 2022. Guice, the only unaffiliated commissioner on the majority... — Updated 11/23/2021

 

2022 County Elections

Candidate filing for the Transylvania County primary races in 2022 begins at noon, Dec. 6, and ends at noon, Dec. 17. The contests include for two Board of Commission seats (currently held by David Guice and Jake Dalton); Clerk of... — Updated 11/22/2021

 

Veterans Receive New Tax Benefit

Retroactively to Jan. 1 this year, retired military personnel residing in North Carolina are now exempt from paying state income taxes on their military retirement benefits, according to a news release from N.C. Sen. Chuck... — Updated 11/22/2021

 

Ask Us

What are the plans for the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and adjacent fish hatchery? Travis J. Casper, the chief of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Wildlife Education Division, provided the following response:... — Updated 11/22/2021

 

Red Kettle Time

The Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle kick-off event was held Friday afternoon at the Walmart in Pisgah Forest.... — Updated 11/22/2021

 

Habitat Looking At Smaller Homes

Transylvania Habitat for Humanity is breaking ground on a one-bedroom cottage in Rosman. The Habitat board approved the smaller home concept recently in response to the rising cost of homeownership in Transylvania County,... — Updated 11/22/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Brevard Rezoning Request On Hold

A recommended proposal to rezone more than 100 acres in the area around Osborne Road and Old Hendersonville Highway was put on hold by Brevard City Council during last Monday’s meeting. The issue came before council following a... — Updated 11/22/2021

 

Expanded Grants Gives More Students Money To Attend College

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Additional recent high school graduates will be able to pursue a degree from any North Carolina community college thanks to a newly expanded grant program. The Longleaf Commitment Grants can cover the cost... — Updated 11/21/2021

 

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