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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 1/18/2021


Brevard Tax-Aide Prepares For Filing Season

Tax time is approaching. Do you know what deductions you’re able to take? How you can get the tax credits you deserve, including the Recovery Rebate Credit associated with last year’s Economic Impact Payment? Will you get a ref... — Updated 1/18/2021


Gaia Herbs Earns Global Recognition As A Real Leaders 2021 Top Impact Company – Transylvania County, NC

Gaia Herbs, a leading natural herbal products brand in the United States, has been recognized as a 2021 Top Impact Company by Real Leaders. Real Leaders recently announced the newly selected winners of its 2021 “Top Impact... — Updated 1/18/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News 

TCT Reports Increase In Hotel Tax Funds – Transylvania County, NC

For a while last year, Clark Lovelace did something he never thought he would do. The executive director of Transylvania County Tourism (TCT) and the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce was telling people to not come here. In... — Updated 1/18/2021


Annual White Squirrel Day Event Going Virtual This Year

For the seventh year in a row, Feb. 2, Groundhog Day, will be celebrated as White Squirrel Day in Brevard, but with a change this year. The downtown event that typically draws lots of onlookers is going online due to COVID-19, acco... — Updated 1/18/2021


Watson Replaces Dashiell On Board – Transylvania County, NC

Board member Pamela Dashiell, a Republican, resigned from the Transylvania County Board of Elections on Nov. 30 to pursue other interests, according to a press release from the Board of Elections. She did a great job while on the... — Updated 1/18/2021


Expedition Seeks To Raise Waterway Awarenesss

Four friends are embarking on an ambitious expedition to paddle 340 miles from Fort Clinch State Park on the Atlantic Ocean, up the St. Mary’s River, through the incomparable Okefenokee Swamp and down the Suwannee River to the... — Updated 1/18/2021


DSS Special Counsel Appointed – Transylvania County, NC

On Jan. 11, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners appointed John J. Aldridge IV as special counsel for the Department of Social Services (DSS). A previously announced appointee declined to take to take the role because of... — Updated 1/18/2021


Dr. King Noted In Racial Disparity Report – Transylvania County, NC

On average, people of color in this region earn lower wages, have less educational attainment, and suffer significant health and criminal justice disparities compared to white individuals, according to the Land of Sky Regional... — Updated 1/18/2021


Another County Resident Dies From Virus – Transylvania County, NC

On Thursday, Transylvania Public Health reported a 12th county resident had died from COVID-19 since the pandemic started. Today, Public Health reported 70 additional cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, for a total of 1,397 cases.... — Updated 1/18/2021

 By Alex Perri    News 

Officials: Vaccination A 'Massive' Local Effort – Transylvania County, NC

There are approximately 34,000 people who live in Transylvania County, and the effort to make sure every last one of them has the opportunity to get the COVID-19 vaccine (if they so wish) is a task put on Transylvania Public... — Updated 1/18/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

New Hotel Hearing Planned – Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard is considering selling the 3-acre property off North Broad Street to a developer for the purpose of building an 80-room hotel. The property was purchased by the city for $1,877,500, and the agreed sale price to... — Updated 1/15/2021


Sharing House's Wheels To Work Program Gives Hope To Workers That All Is Not Lost

When Marika Hudson's car broke down in November, her year went from bad to worse. Hudson is a professional tree service provider in Transylvania County, and her work was deeply affe... — Updated 1/13/2021


Temporary Road Closures For Pisgah Ranger District – Pisgah National Forest

The Pisgah Ranger District has temporarily closed several roads due to weather and road conditions. The following Forest Service Roads (FSR) are temporarily closed until weather and road conditions improve: •Avery Creek FSR 477... — Updated 1/13/2021


Skyterra Launches Embrace Program For Young Women

Using its nationally recognized and award-winning wellness formula, Skyterra Wellness Retreat has announced the launch of Skyterra Embrace, a program for young adult women. Skyterra Embrace is an individualized wellness program to... — Updated 1/13/2021


State Lawmakers Return To Raleigh For New Session – Transylvania County, NC

State lawmakers, including Republicans N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards and N.C. Rep. Jake Johnson, are back in Raleigh, with the General Assembly convening yesterday. In the Senate, Edwards represents District 48, which includes... — Updated 1/13/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Commissioners OK 2 Percent COLA Increase – Transylvania County, NC

Thanks in part to increases in sales tax revenue, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved a 2 percent cost of living (COLA) increase for county employees and funds... — Updated 1/13/2021


Little Free Library – Transylvania County, NC

Members of the Transylvania Garden Club stock the new Little Free Library at the Railroad Avenue Depot Park in Brevard. The Transylvania Garden Club used the gift card awarded for... — Updated 1/13/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Edwards, Johnson Critical Of Cawthorn – Transylvania County, NC

N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards and N.C. Rep. Jake Johnson have both criticized the recent behavior of fellow Republican, U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn. On Tuesday, Edwards, who represents District 48, which includes Transylvania County,... — Updated 1/13/2021


FirstNet Cell Site To Be Built In Transylvania County – Transylvania County, NC

First responders in Transylvania County are getting a major boost in their wireless communications with the addition of a new, purpose-built FirstNet cell site and other network enhancements, according to a press release. This new... — Updated 1/11/2021 Full story

 By John Lanier    News

Brevard Academy Goes Virtual For Week Due To Positive Test – Brevard, NC

Out of an abundance of caution, Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy will be moving the entirety of the student body into a virtual learning platform from Monday, Jan. 11, through Friday, Jan. 15, due to a confirmed... — Updated 1/11/2021


Ask Us: Blue Ridge Parkway

Does the Blue Ridge Parkway close for the winter? The Blue Ridge Parkway does not close on a set schedule every year. However, the parkway is often closed in the winter months due to winter weather and poor road conditions. A... — Updated 1/11/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

State Bar Disciplines District Attorney Newman

The N.C. State Bar Association (NCSB) issued District Attorney Greg Newman a three-year stayed suspension for conduct in a 2015 court case where, according to a disciplinary order... — Updated 1/11/2021


Getting A Shot – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health will begin offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to people in Phase 1b, Group 1 later this week. This includes people 75 years and older. Vaccines will... — Updated 1/11/2021


Tricky Trek – Pisgah National Forest

U.S. 276 in Pisgah National Forest was particularly dicey Friday. At one point, vehicles were turned back as emergency workers responded to an accident. (Times photo by Park... — Updated 1/11/2021


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