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 By Alex Perri    News 

Railway Line Sale Gets One Step Closer – Transylvania County, NC

Negotiations to finalize the sale of the Ecusta Trail corridor are underway after Blue Ridge Southern Railroad, LLC, owned by Watco Companies, filed a notice with the federal Surface Transportation Board to abandon the 19-mile... — Updated 4/7/2021


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 4/7/2021


Territory Brevard Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting was held recently for the new publication, Territory Brevard. The founders are Emrie and George Carlton. The publication will feature contributions from inspired... — Updated 4/7/2021


Anglers Dot The Davidson During Opening Of Trout Waters – Pisgah National Forest

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission opened approximately 900 miles of hatchery supported trout waters last Saturday, April 3. The season will run to Feb. 28, 2022, according to... — Updated 4/7/2021


Waterfall Sweep Finds Trash – Lots And Lots Of It – Transylvania County, NC

The very first Waterfall Sweep, recently hosted by Waterfall Keepers of North Carolina, included picking up more than 3,000 gallons of trash at six waterfalls and trailheads in... — Updated 4/7/2021


County's Jobless Rate Fell In February – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in February was 4.9 percent, down from 5.1 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account... — Updated 4/7/2021

 By Alex Perri    News 

Squad Responds After Hiker Slides 175 Feet – Pisgah National Forest

On Sunday morning, Transylvania County Rescue Squad (TCRS) rescued a hiker who had slid approximately 175 feet down Slate Rock in Pisgah National Forest. The hiker sustained minor... — Updated 4/7/2021


One Year Later: How SylvanSport Responded To The Coronavirus

(Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of articles from local leaders about their reflections on where they are after one year of COVID-19 and how their organizations... — Updated 4/7/2021


Foundation Makes Number Connection With BC Athlete

The Brevard College Men's Soccer team and the Jameson's Joy Memorial Service Foundation recently came together following a special connection between the foundation and... — Updated 4/6/2021


PLATT HOME Grand Opening – Brevard, NC

A ribbon-cutting and grand opening event for PLATT HOME took place Friday, March 26, at 214 S. Broad St. in Brevard. PLATT HOME is the newest offering from PLATT, a leading... — Updated 4/6/2021


Sharing House Awarded Grant For New Grocery Delivery Program – Brevard, NC

Eighty-five local nonprofits from across western North Carolina are the recipients of WNC Bridge Foundation's 2020 IMPACT Grants, with awards totaling $3,977,917. According to... — Updated 4/5/2021


Blantyre Station Ready To Help Your Garden Grow

A long-time Transylvania county favorite spot for a wide variety of plants, produce and garden supplies is under new ownership. In March, Hayley Leland and Brian Spotts opened the... — Updated 4/5/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

McDowell Explains Why She Wants DA Removed – Transylvania County, NC

District Attorney Greg Newman will face a public hearing on Monday, April 12, to determine if he should be removed from office. The hearing comes after former Henderson County resident Peggy McDowell filed an affidavit under a... — Updated 4/5/2021


HCA Meeting Planned For Wednesday – Transylvania County, NC

Gibbins Advisors will host an informational online meeting at 5:30 p.m. , Wednesday. Gibbins Advisors is the Independent Monitor hired to monitor HCA Healthcare’s compliance, with the obligations it agreed to when it purchased... — Updated 4/5/2021


Dogwood Calls For Grant Applications – Transylvania County, NC

In an effort to make grants more readily accessible and to streamline the grantmaking process, Dogwood Health Trust has launched an online grant application portal for Transylvia County organizations and 17 other western North... — Updated 4/5/2021

 By Ray Tuers    News

Child Abuse Cases Increase During Pandemic

Jenny is a wisp of a girl, at 6 weighing little more than 35 pounds and not 4 feet tall. She has few toys. She wears tattered pink jeans. She has sad eyes, and almost no happy... — Updated 4/1/2021


Friends Of The Library Annual Meeting Online

The Friends of the Transylvania County Library (FOL) will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday, April 6, at noon. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom, and a link to register can be found at the library’s website at... — Updated 4/1/2021


Family Fun With Two Spring Fundraisers For The Family Place

Many of us can recall waking up on Easter morning and hopping outside for an egg hunt! What we later discovered, of course, was who was behind hiding those brightly colored eggs and filling them with treats. For the past couple of... — Updated 4/1/2021


Volunteers Being Sought For Park Project – Brevard, NC

Saturday was the first of three workdays to create a native plant garden next to the Tannery Skatepark. The project is a city/community collaborative project, with members of city... — Updated 3/31/2021


Register Of Deeds Launches Free Protection Against Property Fraud – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Register of Deeds office has launched a program that offers residents and businesses free protection against property and mortgage fraud. The Property Fraud Alert system notifies a Transylvania County proper... — Updated 3/31/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Law and Order: April 1, 2021

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests from Feb. 17 to March 31. •Amanda Michele Jackson, 43, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine on March 24. She was placed in the county... — Updated 3/31/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

Pisgah Forest Site Being Considered For Incinerator – Pisgah Forest, NC

A site in Pisgah Forest is being considered for the construction of an Air Curtain Incinerator (ACI), though no official applications for permits have been filed, yet. According to a public notice for an air quality permit filed... — Updated 3/31/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

The BI-LO In Pisgah Forest Will Close On April 11 – Pisgah Forest, NC

The BI-LO grocery store in Pisgah Forest will close April 11, according to company officials, but plans for the building haven’t been revealed yet. According to Joe Caldwell, with corporate communications and government relations... — Updated 3/29/2021


Assault On The Carolinas To Return On Sept. 18 – Brevard, NC

The 21st Assault on the Carolinas bike ride is now scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18. Though it usually takes place in April, it was cancelled last year under the widening shadow of... — Updated 3/29/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

BRCC Explains Campus Limits – Brevard, NC

In the near future, Transylvania County will have two renovated high schools, thanks to the $68 million voter approved bond, but if local students go to the Blue Ridge Community... — Updated 3/29/2021


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