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 News    May 23, 2019 

16th 'Nutty' Weekend Returning To Brevard

The White Squirrel Festival returns to downtown Brevard this weekend. The festival, which begins on Friday night, includes a lineup of locally and nationally known musicians, food and beer, art and...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    May 23, 2019 

City Manager Proposes No Tax Increase In Budget

Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland’s proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year includes no property tax increase, but a hike in water and sewer fees. Fatland presented his $24.3 million budget during Brevard City Council’s regular meeting on...

 
 By Ray Tuers    News    May 23, 2019 

Boys & Girls Club Seeks New Executive Director

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club, Transylvania County’s largest youth organization, has good news and sad news these days, according to a press release. Founded in 1999, the good news is that 2019 marks 20 years of impressive growth, to the point...

 
 News    May 23, 2019 

Memorial Day Parade And Remembrance Ceremonies To Be Held Saturday - Brevard, NC

The American Legion Post 88 will be sponsoring its annual Memorial Day Parade at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, during the White Squirrel Festival. Continuing the Legion's 100th Anniversary, veterans...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 23, 2019 

School Board Discusses Bond Choices

In a special meeting Tuesday morning, the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed the top choices of architects and CMARs (construction managers at risk) to implement the renovations and additions to Brevard High School and Rosman...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    May 23, 2019 

City Of Brevard's First Green Built Home Completed-Brevard NC

The first house to be Green Built-certified in the city of Brevard was completed on Friday at 156 Rosenwald Lane. In addition to it being Green Built-certified, it's the developer's first Tiny House, which will be used as an Airbnb and a showhouse...

 
 News    May 23, 2019 

DuPont Forest Opens New Bathroom At Hooker Falls Access

DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) is opening a new restroom near the Hooker Falls Access Area to the public today. The bathrooms are designed for high traffic and to improve the visitor experience over portable toilets currently at that...

 
 News    May 23, 2019 

DAR Members Meet For Final Meeting Of Term

The May 14 meeting of the Waightstill Avery Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution began at 5 p.m. at Lola’s Old Hickory House, with a social hour presided over by Bob Jenkins and Carroll...

 
 News    May 23, 2019 

White Squirrel 5K, Fun Run Kick Off Saturday Festivities

This Saturday, the annual White Squirrel race returns to downtown Brevard, as hundreds of runners get an early jumpstart on the weekend’s White Squirrel Festival. The event includes a 5K, as well...

 
 News    May 23, 2019 

Vescovo Grand Opening Set For Friday, May 24

Vescovo Neighborhood Eatery is proud to announce their grand opening just in time for the opening of the White Squirrel Festival this Friday. Vescovo, located at 175 King Street, plans to kick off the celebration with an official ribbon cutting held...

 
 News    May 23, 2019 

Kick Off White Squirrel Fest At The Farmers' Market

The Transylvania Farmers’ Market is a great way for the whole family to kick off Saturday’s White Squirrel Festival. Stop by from 8 a.m. to noon to enjoy live music, activities for kids, and a...

 
 News    May 23, 2019 

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 Derek McKissock    News    May 20, 2019

School Board Presents Budget To Commissioners

With a 10.5-cent property tax increase likely to be approved to pay for the $68 million school construction bond, some county commissioners are voicing concerns at the Board of Education’s latest budget request. As previously reported, the school...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 20, 2019

School Attorney Refutes County Official's Claims

In a letter written to the Transylvania County Board of Education dated May 9, school board attorney Christopher Campbell refuted many of the comments made by Transylvania County Finance Officer Jonathan Griffin regarding the school board’s...

 

AAUW Preparing For 50th Book Sale

Members of the local AAUW Chapter work throughout the year to collect, sort, price and prepare hundreds of boxes of books for its annual book sale. In 2018, the book sale raised more than $28,000 for...

 

Sheila Mooney Chosen As Woman Who Makes A Difference

Since 1996, Brevard AAUW has honored women who, through leadership and willingness to share their knowledge and experience, have had a significant impact in this community. The award is presented at...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    May 16, 2019

Award Helping 'Cucumber' Get Made

A 2019 film award granted to Tammy Hopkins, executive director of the Transylvania County Arts Council, provides fertile soil to grow an old script - "Cucumber" – into a locally shot movie this...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 16, 2019

County Seniors Report Released

It’s probably not news to most county residents that more than a quarter of Transylvania’s population of roughly 34,000 are over 65 years old, with the percentage expected to increase to 31 percent by 2035. But it may not be so well known about...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 16, 2019

Rosman Chooses Essenberg To Lead Team This Fall

Rosman High School has chosen Dan Essenberg to become the interim head football coach through the 2019-20 football season. He will be recommended for appointment to the Board of Education during its May 20 meeting. Essenberg previously served as...

 

­­Beef And Dairy Month Celebrated At Market

This Saturday will be a morning filled with lots of vendors offering local produce and products, fun activities for the kids, a celebration of Beef and Dairy Month, plus live music as Laura Thurston...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 13, 2019

Box Derby Will Not Race At Festival

The box derby races will not be held during this year’s White Squirrel Festival, with last year’s accident during a race the apparent reason. Gary Kendrick, one of six people injured on May 27, 2018, during the box derby race, died a few days...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 13, 2019

Academy Board Approves School Budget

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors unanimously approved the school’s budget for the 2019-20 school year last Wednesday evening. School Director Ted Duncan presented two budgets: one based on 415 students and one...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    May 13, 2019

City Working To Create 'Bike Boulevards'

A new Bike Boulevard in Brevard lays a path, the city hopes, to a more bicycle-friendly community. The city of Brevard’s Public Works Department has finished painting signs on the street starting...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 13, 2019

Guilty Pleas Heard, Arrests Made

Larry Turlington pleaded guilty Thursday to one felony count of obtaining money by false pretense and was sentenced to 20 months in the N.C. Department of Corrections. Turlington’s plea came during Criminal Superior Administrative Court, with...

 

Get Set Recognized Nationally

Get Set Transylvania has been recognized with a Best in Category Achievement Award for Children and Youth Programs from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative,...

 

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