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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 11/25/2020


Holiday Shopping Planned At Farmers' Market

The Transylvania Farmers’ Market is planning four weeks of festive holiday shopping, beginning on Nov. 28. Holiday greenery and décor, festive food, gift items, and even a few ne... — Updated 11/25/2020


Steep Canyon Rangers Nominated For Grammy

Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers today earned a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album for “North Carolina Songbook,” an eight-song collection that weaves a path th... — Updated 11/25/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News 

Fixed Route Transportation Service Coming – Transylvania County, NC

In the new year, Transylvania County will provide fixed routes for its transportation vans, with scheduled stops between Rosman and Pisgah Forest, a round-trip of roughly 32 miles.... — Updated 11/25/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News 

Restaurant Owners Face Tricky Decisions During Virus – Brevard, NC

After an employee notified him of a COVID-19 diagnosis on Nov. 18, Bruce Stewart, owner of the restaurant KTCHN in downtown Brevard, faced the sudden reality of closure. Stewart notified Transylvania Public Health and began the... — Updated 11/25/2020

 By Alex Perri    News 

Ecusta Trail Still Has Hurdles – Transylvania County, NC

The race to build the Ecusta Trail is now officially on, after Conserving Carolina announced last week it reached an agreement with WATCO Companies over the purchase of the railroad corridor between Hendersonville and Brevard ... — Updated 11/25/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News 

Despite Virus, Thanskgiving Tradition Goes On – Brevard, NC

Amid the unrelenting pandemic, Bread of Life, the community kitchen on South Caldwell Street in Brevard, is just as persistent in making sure everyone gets a warm meal on... — Updated 11/25/2020


Virus Outbreak Reported At The Oaks – Brevard, NC

Transylvania Public Health has been notified of three new cases of COVID-19 among employees at The Oaks, meeting the state definition of an "outbreak" at a skilled nursing... — Updated 11/24/2020

 By Ray Tuers    News

Boys & Girls Club Expanding Services, Facilities – Transylvania County, NC

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club is expanding its services and its physical facilities on Gallimore Road despite the financial pressure caused by having to cancel two of its... — Updated 11/23/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Dog Park Taking Shape – Brevard, NC

Progress on the Brevard Dog Park continues, with the completion of the property's grading. On Thursday morning, Brevard City Councilwoman Maureen Copelof and dog park designer... — Updated 11/23/2020


Public Input Sought On Forest Service Maintenance Projects

The Southern Region of the USDA Forest Service is seeking public feedback on a proposed list of deferred maintenance projects selected for Great American Outdoors Act funding in... — Updated 11/23/2020


Local Blood Drives Available Through December

The community is invited to be the lifeline patients need this winter by donating blood. Donors can help save lives at the following locations during the month of December: •Monday, Dec. 14, noon to 5 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic... — Updated 11/23/2020


HOB Releases Holiday Schedule – Brevard, NC

Heart of Brevard has announced plans for a full schedule of holiday events including a Holiday Windows Competition and Walking Tour and a Virtual Brevard Variety Show to showcase... — Updated 11/23/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Astronomer: Dark Skies Protect Health, Natural Resources – Transylvania County, NC

Astronomer and educator Stephen Martin talked about light pollution and the importance of dark skies at last week’s Transylvania Natural Resource Council meeting and made the case for why dark skies are not only important to... — Updated 11/23/2020


New Ride – Transylvania County, NC

On Friday, Transylvania Regional Hospital revealed its new MAMA helicopter to transport patients. The EC-145e has a 31 percent larger patient care area, a 15 percent increase in... — Updated 11/23/2020


Ecusta Trail Under Contract – Transylvania County, NC

A new rail trail could be on its way to western North Carolina, as partners move forward on the purchase of the Ecusta Trail corridor, according to a press release from Conserving C... — Updated 11/19/2020 Full story


The Living Wage Coalition Of Transylvania Co. Urges Local Employers To Pay Living Wage – Transylvania County, NC

The hourly living wage rate is based on the amount one person needs to earn when paid for 40 hours a week, 52 weks a year, resulting in a total annual income of at least 210 percent of the federal poverty level, which is for a... — Updated 11/19/2020


Killer Bees Honey Chosen As Awards Finalist

Killer Bees Honey in Lake Toxaway was chosen as a Good Food Awards Finalist for 2021. Close to 2000 U.S. entries in 17 categories competed in a blind tasting performed by industry... — Updated 11/18/2020


Prescribed Burn Planned For Pisgah Ranger District

The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a 200-acre prescribed burn on the Pisgah Ranger District this week. The burn will take place at Sam Knob. The goal of the burn is to maintain and improve the open area of the balds and... — Updated 11/18/2020


Noblebräu Brewing To Hold Grand Opening – Brevard, NC

Noblebräu Brewing will be celebrating its grand opening this Saturday, Nov. 21, starting at noon. Noblebräu Brewing is the brainchild of Cody Noble. Noble, a Brevard High School... — Updated 11/18/2020


City Of Brevard Proclaims Tuesday, Dec. 1, As 'I Heart BC Day' In Honor Of Brevard College

The city of Brevard declared at a recent City Council meeting that Dec. 1, 2020, will be "I Heart BC Day" in honor of the important role that Brevard College plays in the life of... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By Marcy Thompson    News

A.T.O.M.'s 'Aesthetically Challenged' Trees Return – Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Heritage Museum's A.T.O.M. (Aluminum Tree & Aesthetically Challenged Seasonal Ornament Museum) exhibit is open for the 2020 season. Aluminum Christmas trees... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

City's Sign Ordinance Inconsistent With Ruling – Brevard, NC

During its regular meeting Monday, the Brevard City Council discussed its sign ordinance as it relates to a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling based on a sign’s content as a reflection of free speech. The city’s current sign... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By John Lanier    News

School Officials Pay Tribute To Cathey, Wellborn – Transylvania County, NC

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education paid tribute to Rosman High School teacher Sara Cathey and outgoing board member Alice Wellborn at their meeting Monday... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Board OKs Facility Needs Survey – Transylvania County, NC

By a 5-0 vote Monday night, the Transylvania County Board of Education approved its DPI (Department of Public Instruction) Facility Needs Survey. The survey reveals approximately $22.7 million in capital needs for the school... — Updated 11/18/2020


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