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Scouts Need Help To Make New Mexico Trip – Brevard, NC

The Boy Scouts from Troop 703 will hold a BBQ plate dinner this Saturday, part of an effort to raise funds for a July trip to Philmont, the Boy Scouts of America premier High Adventure base located... Full story

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 17, 2020 

County Commissioners Still Assessing Fire District Funding – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will hold a yet-to-be-scheduled board workshop to further discuss the options for funding fire and rescue services in the county. Commissioners reached this decision after hearing a presentation last...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 17, 2020 

Many Questions Posed At HCA Meeting – Brevard, NC

Editor’s Note: Last Thursday, The Transylvania Times published the first part of an article on a town hall meeting arranged by Gibbins Advisors, a health care consulting firm, in which the Transylvania County community expressed frustration with...

 

Foundation Grant Will Help Support Student Teachers In WNC – Transylvania County, NC

The Pisgah Health Foundation recently awarded a $162,217 grant to Western Carolina Community Action to fund a partnership with Brevard College that will help support student teachers in western North Carolina and reduce the waiting list for Early Hea...

 

Brevard Community Church Hosts 'Night To Shine' – Brevard, NC

Brevard Community Church (BCC) was one of over 700 churches around the world that hosted Night to Shine 2020, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, on Friday, Feb. 7. Night to Shine is a prom night...

 

Pisgah Legal Services To Host Free Domestic Violence Prevention Lunch – Brevard, NC

Pisgah Legal Services will host a free domestic violence prevention lunch and program on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, which is located at 256 E. Main St. in Brevard. Doors for lunch will open at 11:30 a.m. with the program...

 

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...

 

Public Raises Concerns About Hospital Care – Transylvania County, NC

A health care consulting firm called Gibbins Advisors met with community exasperation at a town hall meeting in Brevard Tuesday regarding what many reported as a reduction in quality of care at...

 

Forest Plan Awaits Public Comment – Transylvania County, NC

On Monday, the U.S. Forest Service released the long-awaited draft of the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan Revision, which has several changes from the current plan, and on Friday the 90-day public...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 13, 2020

Board Of Education Workshop Covers Several Topics – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education discussed topics ranging from the lack of a state budget and a dearth of bus drivers to athletic realignment and elementary school themes at a work session held on Monday, Feb. 3. “There’s no good news...

 

Latests County Jobless Rate Released – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in December was 3.3 percent up from 3.1 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...

 

2020 Primary Election Candidate Questionnaire

Editor’s Note: The Transylvania Times contacted candidates running in several competitive races in the March 3 primary. The candidates were sent five questions and asked to provide some brief biographical information. GOVERNOR On the ballot in the...

 

Beth Stang Appointed Chief Public Defender – Transylvania County, NC

Beth Stang has been appointed chief public defender for the Judicial District that includes Henderson, Transylvania and Polk counties. Stang replaces Paul Welch, who retired at the end of January. Welch had been the district’s only chief public...

 

New Democratic Party Headquarters – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Democratic Party opened its doors to its new headquarters at 326 S. Broad St. in Brevard. There will be a grand opening chili cook-off Feb. 18 before the month’s executive...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    February 10, 2020

Brevard Residents Bring Riveter To Area – Mills River, NC

Anyone who's been to Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River recently has likely noticed the Riveter's construction – a massive 40,000-square-foot climbing gym, bike park and yoga studio facility...

 

MLB Player Gil Coan Passes – Brevard, NC

With the recent passing of Gil Coan, Transylvania County lost a local legend and Major League Baseball lost a piece of its history. Coan passed away last Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the age of 97. At the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 10, 2020

Students' Mental Health Services Lacking – Transylvania County, NC

Central office personnel and school principals informed the Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday evening that the current mental health services are not meeting the needs of all the students and the school system would be better...

 

Forest Plan Draft Released – Transylvania County, NC

Drafts of the Nantahala and Pisgah forest plan and environmental impact statement (EIS) are now available. A formal 90-day public review and comment period is scheduled to begin on Feb. 14. The...

 

Transylvania Youth Soccer Named Top Association – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Youth Soccer Association (TYSA) has been named the 2019 Recreation Soccer Association of the Year by the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA). TYSA is a volunteer driven, nonprofit organization offering soccer opportunities fo... Full story

 

Ask Us: Blue Zones Project, Pisgah Health

Is the Blue Zones Project just focusing on the city of Brevard, or will other parts of Transylvania be included as well? Mark Burrows, senior community program manager for the Blue Zones Project – Brevard, provided the following response: “Blue...

 

Parts Of Transylvania Briefly Became 'Waterworld' – Transylvania County, NC

Rain and snow has made for a wet Transylvania County lately. Here are some pictures by staff Matt McGregor and Park Baker....

 

Blue Ridge Health – Transylvania Receives Grant For Access To Enhanced Behavioral Health Services – Transylvania County, NC

The Pisgah Health Foundation has awarded Blue Ridge Health (BRH) – Transylvania a $168,300 grant to provide increased access to behavioral health services in Transylvania County. The practice, which recently relocated to 29 W. French Broad St. in...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 6, 2020

Schools Make Sure All Children Are Fed – Transylvania County, NC

Despite not receiving any money from the state to provide meals to schoolchildren, Transyl-vania County Schools makes sure every child who does not bring his own food is provided a nutritious meal. “Times are tough and funding is low,” said... Full story

 

Dollar General Store Permits Approved – Transylvania County, NC

All of the necessary submittals for local regulations have been received, according to County Manager Jaime Laughter, and permits under county jurisdiction have been issued for the construction process to begin on the proposed Dollar General store...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 6, 2020

'E.T.'s' Dee Wallace Stars In Brevard Filmmaker's Latest Movie – Brevard, NC

Dee Wallace, who starred in movies such as "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Cujo" and "The Howling," took her lunch break last week in her trailer after a day of shooting inside a house in Mills River....

 

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