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Brevard's Public Works Director Indicted

The city of Brevard’s Public Works Director David Lutz has been issued a federal indictment on charges of environmental crimes related to the “handling, transportation and storage of hazardous waste” in 2016. According to... — Updated 9/18/2020


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 9/28/2020


N.C. DOT Prohibits Big Rigs On Becky Mountain Road – Transylvania County, NC

Relief is coming to drivers who regularly use Becky Mountain Road in Transylvania County but find it blocked by big rigs. An N.C. Department of Transportation crew will install a set of “No Thru Trucks” signs on the road,... — Updated 9/28/2020

 By Alex Perri    News 

Grant Aimed At Providing More Help To Tackle Substance Abuse

The C.A.R.E (Community Awareness Recovery Effort) Coalition of Transylvania County recently received grant funding to address the need for increased substance abuse harm reduction services in the county. The funding comes from a... — Updated 9/28/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News 

City Of Brevard's Dog Park Plans Taking Shape – Brevard, NC

During its recent meeting, Brevard City Council heard a special presentation on the design of the upcoming dog park off Ecusta Road at the City Sports Complex. Councilwoman Maureen... — Updated 9/28/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

River Rerouting Aims To Reduce Flooding, Contamination

A section of the West Fork of the French Broad River near Lake Toxaway is being rerouted by the N.C. Division of Mitigation Services. The section is located mainly on private... — Updated 9/23/2020


St. Baldrick's Foundation Creates Hero Fund

After raising at least $10,000 at an event for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation three years ago, Brevard resident Barbara Ritchey got the option to create what the foundation called... — Updated 9/23/2020


Correction: Sept. 21 edition, "State Candidates Take Questions"

Jake Johnson was appointed to fill the N.C. House District 113 seat after Cody Henson stepped down. A story on page 1A in the Sept. 21 edition entitled “State Candidates Take Questions” incorrectly reported that Mark Meadows... — Updated 9/23/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Law & Order

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests and incidents between Sept. 2 and Sept. 23. Arrests •Matthew Jerad Gilmer, 31, was arrested for one count of possession of a schedule 2 controlled... — Updated 9/23/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Small Area Plan Survey Results Presented – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) recently met for the first time since the spring and the county’s Interim Planning and Community Development Director Allen McNeill presented the results from a public input... — Updated 9/23/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Council OKs Housing Development – Brevard, NC

On Monday, Brevard City Council unanimously voted to approve Option A of the proposed Tore's Home residential apartment complex that will be located along Deerlake Road, near the... — Updated 9/23/2020


City Places Blame On Firm – Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard responded on Tuesday to the federal indictment of Brevard’s Public Works Director David Lutz, with a press release from City Attorney Michael Pratt. In the press release, Pratt said the city has filed a... — Updated 9/23/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Board Wants More Information Before Plan Decision – Transylvania County, NC

The consensus of the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night was to wait until it had received results from a parent survey and received clarification on social distancing on buses before making any decision about... — Updated 9/23/2020


Habitat Hobbits Build A Playhouse To Support Affordable Housing – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Habitat for Humanity has announced a new fundraiser to support its mission of building affordable homes for low-income families in Transylvania County. Habitat is... — Updated 9/21/2020


Kotowski Makes Her 100th Handmade Shawl – Brevard, NC

It was an extraordinary celebration. On Monday, Sept. 14, Wendy Kotowski delivered her 100th hand-crocheted shawl to the Shop of St. Philip's. Over the past five years, the devoted... — Updated 9/21/2020


Pardee Opens New Clinics – Brevard, NC

Pardee UNC Health Care expanded access to health care in Transylvania County with the opening of three new clinics in Brevard last week. At this new location, Pardee will offer... — Updated 9/21/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Absentee By Mail Ballot Requests Increase – Transylvania County, NC

Jeff Storey said preparing for an election during a pandemic has been "quite challenging," including seeing significant increases in absentee by mail voting requests and needing mor... — Updated 9/21/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

PARI One Of Many Targeted For A Cyber Attack – Transylvania County, NC

The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) sent a notice to its donors last week stating its third-party fundraising and donor engagement software company, Blackbaud, Inc., had been the target of a Ransomware attack, accordi... — Updated 9/21/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Public Works Director Charged – Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard’s Public Works director, David Lutz, has been issued a federal indictment on charges of environmental crimes related to the “handling, transportation and storage of hazardous waste” in May 2016. According... — Updated 9/21/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Academy Board Hears Teacher Survey Feedback – Brevard, NC

Ted Duncan, school director of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy, presented the results of the 2020 North Carolina Teacher Working Con-ditions survey to the school’s Board of Directors on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Duncan... — Updated 9/21/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

School Administrators Say Virtual Learning Going Well – Transylvania County, NC

It’s been exactly one month since Transylvania County Schools opened their doors to students, staff and faculty, and despite many challenges, particularly for those opting to pursue virtual learning, TCS administrators say things... — Updated 9/16/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Plans Call For Modular Units During BHS Construction – Transylvania County, NC

Chad Roberson of the architectural firm Clark Nexsen told the Transylvania County Board of Education at a work session Monday evening the latest design development plans call for the use of modular units during new construction... — Updated 9/16/2020


Health Director Talks About Accordius – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County Health Director Elaine Russell said the COVID-19 “outbreak” at Accordius Health, which has included four deaths, has been “heartbreaking.” Russell was speaking Monday during the Board of... — Updated 9/16/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

'Option B' Proposed For Apartment Complex Project – Brevard, NC

In a special meeting Sept. 3, Brevard City Council inspected the site of the proposed Tore’s Home residential apartment complex that would be located along Deerlake Road, near the Deerlake Village residential community. At the... — Updated 9/16/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Dalton, Miller Seeking Commission Seat – Transylvania County, NC

Editor's Note: Last Thursday, the Brevard-Transylvania Chamber of Commerce held its annual candidate forum, but with a difference, reflecting the times – no live audience and... — Updated 9/14/2020


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