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Halloweenfest To Return Downtown On Oct. 30

On Friday, Heart of Brevard announced the return of Halloweenfest, a favorite fall tradition in downtown, with a fresh addition: Spooky Stroll Downtown Open House. The event will... — Updated 9/24/2021


BMC Announces Inaugural Season At Parker Concert Hall

Brevard Music Center announced Friday the inaugural season of performances at the brand new Parker Concert Hall on its Brevard campus. The state-of-the-art venue overlooking Lake... — Updated 9/24/2021


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 9/22/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News 

Council Amends Parking Rules, Plans More Study

Brevard City council approved two amendments to the city’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) regarding parking but agreed that more discussion on the issue is needed. The decisions came during Monday night’s regular meeting a... — Updated 9/22/2021

 By Alex Perri    News 

DuPont Saw Record 1.3 Million Visitors

DuPont State Recreational Forest had its most crowded year yet during the 2020/2021 fiscal year, which ended in June, with 1.3 million visitors, according to Jason Guidry, forest supervisor. Guidry gave an update on DuPont at the... — Updated 9/22/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News 

Council To Tackle Affordable Workforce Housing

After hearing two presentations on housing, particularly the lack of affordable workplace housing, Brevard City Council agreed Monday to hold a workshop next month to discuss the issue and begin creating a plan of action. The first... — Updated 9/22/2021


Flash Flood Watch In Place Through Tuesday Evening

A Flash Flood Watch continues into this evening for portions of western North Carolina, including Transylvania County and upstate South Carolina, according to the National Weather Service. A plume of sub-tropical moisture will... — Updated 9/21/2021


School Board Upholds Mask Requirement

During its regular meeting tonight, the Transylvania County Board of Education voted 4-1 to require, for at least the next month, the continuing mandatory wearing of masks for students, staff and visitors inside school buildings.... — Updated 9/21/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Riders Enjoy Sunny Skies For 'Assault'

Riders in The Assault on the Carolinas had great weather Saturday for their ride among the roads and highways in North and South Carolina and then some fun relaxing afterwards in... — Updated 9/20/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

County Sees Big Hike In Sales Tax Revenue

Thanks to a “massive increase” in sales tax revenue, County Finance Director Jonathan Griffin reported a more than $4 million hike in revenue to the county for the 2021 fiscal year over the previous year. During their regular... — Updated 9/20/2021

 By Staff Reports    News

Chamber Candidate Forum Set For Thursday

Another forum for candidates for Brevard Mayor and Brevard City Council will be held this Thursday, via Zoom. The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce will host its annual candidates forum, beginning at 5:30 p.m. “Out of an a... — Updated 9/20/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Supporters Celebrate Ecusta Trail Ribbon Cutting

The city of Brevard and other supporters celebrated Friday the recent purchase of the proposed Ecusta Trail rail corridor, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Depot Railroad... — Updated 9/20/2021


Pardee Names Brett English As New Chief Financial Officer

Pardee UNC Health Care announced Thursday that Brett English has been named chief financial officer. English will officially join the organ-ization Oct. 11. In this role, English will lead Pardee’s financial operations and key... — Updated 9/20/2021


North Carolina Judges Strike Down State's Voter ID Law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges struck down the state’s latest photo voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans rammed through rules tainted by racial bias as a way to remain... — Updated 9/17/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Mayoral Candidates Face Off For First Time

Affordable housing and the city of Brevard's relationship with the Rosenwald community were two topics touched on Tuesday night as four candidates for mayor discussed the issues... — Updated 9/17/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Commissioners Approve More Staffing Help For Public Health

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Monday voted to approve increasing Transylvania Public Health (TPH) staffing to help with the COVID-19-related workload by contracting through the N.C. Public Health Alliance. Th... — Updated 9/15/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Council Candidates Address Affordable Housing

Affordable housing was a top issue for Brevard City Council candidates during Tuesday's candidate forum. The Transylvania NAACP, in coordination with the Mary C. Jenkins Community... — Updated 9/15/2021


Local Business To Use Grant For Solar Power

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last Thursday that the department was investing $53 million to build or improve renewable energy infrastructure and to help rural communities, agricultural producers... — Updated 9/15/2021

 By Jordon Morgan    News

Academy Maintains Masking

During its regular meeting last week, the Brevard Academy Board of Directors voted 5-1 to keep the mandatory masking policy in place. Board member Lee Burgess voted against the motion. As far as COVID-19 cases, as of the meeting,... — Updated 9/13/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Fred Impacts Forest Road Used By Neighborhood

Some Cathey’s Creek Road residents in Pisgah National Forest say the U.S. Forest Service road they use to get in and out of their neighborhood was badly damaged by Tropical Storm Fred last month, but Forest Service officials say... — Updated 9/13/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Educators, Parents Concerned About Meeting Behavior

What is a group of teachers to do when they see parents behaving worse than their students? According to Meredith Licht, Brevard High School teacher and president of the... — Updated 9/13/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

School Celebrates Milestone

Davidson River School (DRS) celebrated a milestone Friday, as DRS officially received certification as a Trauma -Skilled School. Developed by the National Dropout Prevention Center... — Updated 9/13/2021


Disaster Benefit Help OK'd

After the federal disaster declaration due to Tropical Storm Fred’s impact, the Division of Employment Security (DES) has announced that Transylvania, Buncombe and Haywood counties have been approved for Disaster Unemployment... — Updated 9/13/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

9/11 Remembered

Dozens gathered outside Brevard City Hall in the early morning mist Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, in a ceremony organized by the city. Brevard... — Updated 9/13/2021


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