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 By John Lanier    News    December 6, 2018 

Board Wants County Input On Bond - Brevard NC

At a Tuesday morning work session, Transylvania County Board of Education members expressed a desire to work closely with county commissioners on the capital projects, which will be funded by the recent passage of a $68 million bond. Last month,...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 6, 2018 

Locals Recall President George Bush - Brevard NC

Two Transylvania County residents remember George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the U.S., who died on Nov. 30. Former Republican Congressman Charles H. Taylor first met Bush, who was president...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    December 6, 2018 

Chapman, Phillips Bow Out As Commissioners - Brevard NC

Last Thursday’s Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ meeting was the last for Larry Chapman and Kelvin Phillips. Each received a plaque and a resolution honoring their time as commissioners. Chapman served eight years on the board and...

 

County's Jobless Rate Was 3.3 Percent In October

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in October was 3.3 percent, up from 2.9 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...

 

Animal Services Offering Pet Photos With Santa For The Holidays Dec. 8

Come by Transylvania County Animal Services Saturday and get your pet’s picture taken with Santa and made into a custom Christmas ornament for a donation of $5 or more. “Twelve months a year volunteers exercise our dogs and socialize dogs,...

 

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...

 

Rosman Celebrates The Christmas Season

The town of Rosman held its annual Chrismas Parade Sunday under a beautiful sunny sky....

 

DuPont's Single-Track Trails Will Be Closed Sunday-Brevard NC

In response to predicted heavy snow accumulation, officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) will close single track trails on Sunday, Dec. 9. Large amounts of snow will create conditions that make many of the Forest trails susceptible to...

 

Commissioners Vote 3-2 To Buy Property - Brevard NC

By a 3-2 vote, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted to buy the roughly 55 acres of property behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard, with the...

 

County Approves Military Museum's Lease Extension - Brevard NC

During its regular meeting Thursday, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved declaring its intent to extend the WNC Military History Museum’s lease of the old county administration build-ing. The museum’s current lease ends June 3...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 3, 2018

Emergency Officials Train For Active Shooter - Brevard NC

An active-shooter simulation was held in the Transylvania County administration building on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office, Brevard Police Department, Brevard Fire Department, Emergency Management,...

 

Mike Hawkins Named As Board Chairman Board - Brevard NC

Mike Hawkins was unanimously voted this morning to be the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ chairman. The vote occurred after Will Cathey and David Guice were sworn onto the board during a ceremony at the county’s Administration Buildin...

 

Festival Of Trees Lights Up Porter Center

The Festival of Trees was held at Brevard College last weekend. Dozens of decorated trees were on display at the Porter Center....

 

Mr. And Mrs. Claus Visit Rosman

Christmas' favorite couple visited Town Hall last week....

 

Brevard Christmas Parade And Twilight Tour Brings Smiles

The weather didn't cooperate Saturday, but the annual Christmas parade in downtown Brevard went ahead and didn't stop young and old from smiling and having a good time....

 

Black Friday Report: Best Ever For Some - Brevard NC

Downtown Brevard store owners reported an increase in sales in what some are calling their "best Black Friday ever." Ann Hollingsworth, owner of Main Street, Ltd. on East Main Street, said she was...

 

New Industrial Building Unveiled - Brevard NC

The Sylvan Valley Industrial Center off Ecusta Road opened to the public Wednesday during a dedication ceremony attended by city and county officials, community stakeholders and citizens....

 

Holiday Season Kicking Off This Weekend - Brevard NC

Despite the risk of rain, this weekend kicks off the holiday season in Transylvania County with Twilight Tour and parades in Brevard and Rosman. At 3 p.m., Saturday, is Brevard’s Christmas Parade, which this year has the theme of “Remembering...

 

Citizens Group Supports Keeping Courthouse Downtown - Brevard NC

Efforts to keep the courthouse downtown continue with community members such as John Gardner and David Watkins representing a citizens group working with local architects and elected officials to figure out a solution. Watkins, owner of Keir...

 

School System Disposes Of Salads Because Of Outbreak - Brevard NC

Salads with a bright mix of colors and textures are a staple for many who eat healthy diets rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables. This week, local school cafeterias are missing salad options because of safety alerts from the U.S. Department of...

 

McGaha Chapel To Host Caroling - Brevard NC

The annual caroling at McGaha Chapel will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2:30 p.m. The public is invited for 45 minutes of singing the old holiday favorites. Special guests are Jackson Frost and Winter Zephyrs. The McGaha Chapel, set on a wooded...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 26, 2018

School Funding Gets A $500,000 Boost - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education received some good financial news last Monday evening when they amended the 2019 fiscal year budget to show an increase of nearly $500,000 in funding. Norris Barger, director of business services and plant...

 

Kettle Drive: A Holiday Season Tradition - Brevard NC

As Christmas app-roaches, bell ringers for The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Drive can be found outside local stores, including Walmart, Ingles, Belk's, BI-LO, Food Lion and the ABC Store. The 128th...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 26, 2018

Desmelik Family Believes In The Power Of Music - Brevard NC

The Desmelik family believes the power of music unifies and that love heals. That is why Dave Desmelik and his wife, Clare, are hosting a fundraiser on Dec. 9 at The Grey Eagle in Asheville to give...

 

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