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 By John Lanier    News    October 18, 2018 

School Board Passes On Flood Insurance - Brevard, NC

By a 4-0 vote Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education rejected a quote of $11,104 to provide flood insurance for the bus garage and maintenance building behind the Brevard High School campus. Superintendent Jeff McDaris said insura...

 

Public Asked To Report Hellbender Sightings - Pisgah Forest, NC

With fall fishing in full swing, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public, in particular anglers, to report any sightings of hellbenders (water dogs) to the agency. Reported...

 

Sesame Street Picks Transylvania County As Initiative Partner - Brevard, NC

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, has announced that Transylvania County is the next community selected for Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a...

 

Animal Groups Merging - Lake Toxaway, NC

The Board of Directors of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville and Friends for Life Forever Farm in Lake Toxaway has announced an organizational merger is currently underway. Friends for Life has had ongoing difficulties with former staff and...

 

Free Transylvania Election Guide Featured In The Transylvania Times - Brevard, NC

Be sure to check out in today's edition the free Election Guide, which features Q&As with candidates for Transylvania County Sheriff, Transylvania County Board of Education, Transylvania County Board...

 

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 Matt McGregor    News    October 15, 2018

OCC Returns To Bring Joy In A Box - Brevard NC

When cancer rendered Pat Law ill and confined her to her home, she began to sew. “I only knew that this was something I had to do,” she said, “and I could not stop.” Pat, with the help of her husband, Jim, found a mission in making dresses...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 15, 2018

State Denies School Building Grants - Brevard NC

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction denied a request by Transylvania County Schools for more than $19 million in capital needs grants. Last Monday evening, Graham Wilson of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction sent an...

 

TDA: Tourism Impact Rising - Brevard NC

Last fiscal year, a record amount of occupancy tax revenues — $793,876 — was collected in Transylvania County. For Clark Lovelace, that one number alone shows “tourism is good in Transylvania County.” At last week’s Board of Commissioners...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 15, 2018

Academy Begins Mentoring Program - Brevard NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors learned of a new program and an instructional loss at their meeting Wednesday evening. Middle school teacher Sonya Jenkins and guidance counselor Megan Monk discussed a new...

 

Bobby Cooper Named Brevard Fire Chief

Bobby Cooper has been named as the city of Brevard's first full-time fire chief. "Bobby Cooper's experience with Transylvania County EMS, Brevard Fire Department and Lake Toxaway Fire Department will...

 

Knights To Hold Blood Drive Oct. 29

The next Knights of Columbus/Red Cross blood drive will be Monday, Oct. 29, from noon to 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Giving blood takes less than an hour and is a way of giving life to those in need. Reminder calls...

 

County Talks About Bond Impact - Brevard NC

The county has faced several questions from the public about the upcoming $68 million bond referendum and its potential financial impact. During the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday, Finance Director Jonathan Griffin addressed some...

 

Forum To Be Held On Train Depot - Brevard NC

On Monday, Brevard City Council voted unanimously to hold a public forum for citizens to discuss the proposed railroad depot project. A date for the forum has not been set, as of going to press....

 
 By Ray Tuers    News    October 11, 2018

Mountain Song Festival Donates $100,000 To Club - Brevard NC

Producers of the Mountain Song Festival have donated $100,000 to the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club, their largest annual donation in the musical event’s history. The festival was established by club supporters 13 years ago to help fund the youth...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 11, 2018

Council OKs Skate Park - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council has unanimously approved the construction of the Tannery Skate Park, which would be the first constructed amenity in the proposed park’s master plan. The council’s decision during its regular meeting Monday completes a long...

 

SAR to Honor Davidson And Patton

Benjamin Davidson and Thomas Patton, Revolutionary War veterans, will be honored by the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13. Lambert Clayton, a third Revolutionary War veteran, also interned at Davidson River and was...

 

Rockin Bowl Steps Up For Local Habitat For Humanity

Great fun was had by all at the recent Transylvania Habitat for Humanity fundraiser hosted by Rockin Bowl. More than $1,000 was raised to support Habitat’s vision for decent housing in our community, as well as worldwide. Bowlers, and non-bowlers a...

 

BHS Class Of '58 Enjoys Reunion

On the evening of Sept. 15, members of the Brevard High School class of 1958 met at Lola's Old Hickory House for their 60th reunion. The location was the clubhouse of the old Brevard Country Club...

 

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian To Hold Kirkin' O' The Tartan Services

The rich Scots heritage of the Presbyterian Church will be celebrated again this year with the Kirkin' o' the Tartan at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the 8:30 a.m....

 

TNRC To Meet Friday, Oct. 12

Here in the land of waterfalls, many people pride themselves on their appreciation and preservation of natural resources. Since 2004, the Transylvania Natural Resource Council (TNRC) has diligently studied, reviewed and taken an inventory of...

 

Silvermont's Pumpkin Fest Opens Friday

The time has arrived when the Friends of Silvermont and hundreds of Pumpkin Fest volunteers can marvel with pride at seeing children of all ages shriek, laugh and go, "Ooooooh!" Friday, Oct. 12, from...

 
 By Willow Walker    News    October 11, 2018

Food For The Soil: Reducing Waste Through Composting

Welcome back to our series about waste and material management in Transylvania County. On Sept. 27, we looked at the landfill and the costs associated with long-term disposal of waste. Last week, we e...

 

Love Family Closing Brevard Business - Brevard NC

For 46 years, the Love family has been helping countless people celebrate with engagement rings, providing happiness through anniversary gifts and sharing memories with their community. The Loves, how...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 8, 2018

Seeing Florence's Impact Up Close - Brevard NC

From the open cargo door of a Black Hawk helicopter flying 500 feet above southeastern North Carolina in wind and rain, Bobby Cooper, the Emergency Management Services (EMS) director for Transylvania...

 

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