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Free Rein Center To Offer Orientation For Volunteers

Free Rein Center for Therapeutic Riding and Education will offer orientation for new volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 24, at Rockbrook Camp Riding Center on Greenville Highway. The eight-week fall riding session starts Sept. 9. All new...

 

City Of Brevard To Temporarily Close Railroad Ave. On August 28

The city of Brevard will experience a temporary street closure for continuation of the Railroad Avenue Multi-Use Path Project with the delivery and installation of the pedestrian bridge. The closure will occur Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 8:30-10:30...

 

Dodson-Littleton Family Reunion Set For Sunday

The 42st annual Dodson-Littleton reunion will be held Sunday Aug. 17, at Dodson Flats, Pisgah Forest. Participants will eat at 2 p.m. All friends and family of Alvin and Flora (Polly) Littleton Dodson are invited to bring a picnic basket and join...

 

Red Cross Urgently Needs Blood Donations Before Summer Ends

With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage. While thousands of donors...

 

Heart Of Brevard Seeking Volunteers – Brevard, NC

The Heart of Brevard is looking for people with vision who want to be involved in decorating the downtown Brevard area for seasonal and holiday events. A committee of about five to eight individuals is needed to plan and execute downtown decorations...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 15, 2019 

Memories Of Woodstock 50 Years Later – Brevard, NC

In a Volkswagen Beetle, they pulled off the freeway onto a road taking them in the direction of culminating change – a brief pivot in Western Civilization – and severe gridlock. Fifty years ago,...

 

Dogwood Health Trust Names Its CEO – Transylvania County, NC

The Dogwood Health Trust, formed after the sale of Mission Health's assets to HCA Healthcare, has named Antony Chiang as its first chief executive officer. The Dogwood Health Trust is a health...

 

Hollocker Will Lead County's DSS Legal Efforts – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of County Commissioners recently voted unanimously to appoint Mary Ann J. Hollocker as the county’s full-time special counsel to the Department of Social Services...

 

Advance Tickets On Sale For Sept. 6-15 Mountain State Fair

Advance tickets for the 2019 N.C. Mountain State Fair are now available at area Ingles stores, the WNC Ag Center and WNC Farmers’ Market. This year, fair attendees also will be able to purchase...

 

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...

 

Proposed Ecusta Trail Gets $6.4 Million Boost – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County officials remain “neutral” on the proposed Ecusta Trail after it was announced last week that Conserving Carolina was awarded a $6.4 million N.C. Department of Transportation...

 

City Employees Praise Wellness Program – Brevard, NC

In response to questions regarding the city of Brevard’s Wellness Fitness Program for employees, nine department heads and employees recently gathered at City Hall to provide testimonials to The...

 

PBS Anchor Coming To Porter Center – Brevard, NC

Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor, will be the Fall 2019 J. R. McDowell Speaker, which is sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation in partnership with Brevard...

 

Jake Johnson Sworn In – Transylvania County, NC

Newly appointed N.C. Rep. Jake Johnson was seated last week as a member of the N.C. General Assembly representing District 113, which includes Transylvania County. During the session, he was formally...

 

Thank You To Bill Harrah – Brevard, NC

The Sharing House wishes to thank Bill Harrah for 14 years of dedicated service to the ministry. Harrah, who is retiring from the position, has been the one behind the camera, capturing photos of...

 

Camper Found Hungry, Tired After Going Missing – Transylvania County, NC

A 9-year-old camper was found hungry and tired Friday morning after going missing Thursday night in the Camp Greenville area of northwestern Greenville County along the Transylvania County border. Matthew Yarbrough was last seen between 3:30 p.m....

 

Georgia Resident Dies On Blue Ridge Parkway

At 6:28 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, National Park Service dispatchers received a report of a single motor vehicle accident near Milepost 306 at the Grandfather Mountain Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. NPS Rangers, along with local law enforcement and...

 

Councilman Jones Explains Reason For Filing – Brevard, NC

In a news release, incumbent Brevard City Councilman Maurice Jones filed to serve for a third term, citing “several great things he would like to see accomplished.” Jones said that Brevard is...

 

'Women In The Military' Exhibition Is Planned

The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas will honor women who have served or are currently serving in the military in a special month-long exhibit during the entire month of November. Those who...

 

Burning CAN Returns With Music, Food, Beer

Oskar Blues Brewery’s Annual Burning CAN Beer Fest was held Friday and Saturday at the REEB Ranch. The two days featured beer, food, outdoor sports and music. (Times photos by Park Baker and...

 

Sesame Street To Return To Transylvania

Who doesn’t love a free gift, cookies and Sesame Street? Get Set Transylvania announced Friday a new program in partnership with Sesame Street in Communities – Get Set Toolkits. Toolkits will be...

 

Bandel Shares N.C. And The Space Race At The Library

North Carolina is celebrating its role in man's journey to landing on the Moon through a variety of exhibits and events in a yearlong celebration. At 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, Jessica Bandel will...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 8, 2019

Sayoc Receives 20 Years – Brevard, NC

Cesar Sayoc, who attended Brevard College in the early 1980s, was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a federal judge in New York Monday. Sayoc, 57, was arrested last October for allegedly mailing explosives to prominent Democrats. In March, he...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    August 8, 2019

Forest Service Changes Proposed – Transylvania County, NC

The public comment period for the U.S. Forest Service’s proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the environmental law that requires federal agencies to assess the environmental effects of their proposed actions prior to...

 

Saturday Festival Will Celebrate 'Jameson's Joy' – Brevard, NC

On Saturday, the Brevard Lumberyard will welcome 10 local music acts and music fans over the afternoon and into the evening in support of Jameson’s Joy Memorial Service Foundation, a Brevard-based charity focused on performing random acts of...

 

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