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Woman Arrested After High-Speed Chase Wednesday-Brevard N.C.

Naomi Brown Green, 55, is in custody in Transylvania County after allegedly fleeing and eluding arrest in a high-speed chase that took place around 10 p.m., Wednesday, and ending with Green’s truck breaking down and catching fire... — Updated 4/9/2020


Firefighters Responding To Wildfires In Pisgah National Forest-Brevard NC

High fire danger and windy conditions across western North Carolina and the N.C. Piedmont led to multiple wildfires Friday. U.S. Forest Service firefighters are responding to two significant wildfires, including the Camp Daniel Boo... — Updated 4/6/2020


Firefighters Make Progress On Wildfires

Firefighters made significant progress containing the two wildfires burning on U.S. Forest Service lands in western North Carolina. Firefighters are continuing operations today (Sunday) to further increase containment on the Camp... — Updated 4/6/2020


Fire Restrictions In Place For Nantahala, Pisgah National Forests-Brevard NC

Fire restrictions are now in effect for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests due to high fire danger. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire is now prohibited. Possessing, discharging or using any kind... — Updated 4/9/2020

 By Alex Perri    News 

Pilot Uninjured After Plane Wreck-Brevard NC

Emergency services responded to a plane crash at 11:26 a.m., Thursday morning, at Transylvania Community Airport. According to a statement given to N.C. Highway Patrol from the... — Updated 4/9/2020


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 4/8/2020


Firefighters Make Progress Containing Wildfires

Firefighters continued to make progress containing the Camp Daniel Boone Fire in Haywood County and the Cals Creek Fire in Macon County. Firefighters are monitoring the fires, which are 80 percent and 90 percent contained. Unless... — Updated 4/7/2020


Deputy Doing OK After Sunday Night Wreck-Brevard NC

A Transylvania County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a wreck Sunday night near Harmony Korner on U.S. 64 around 8 p.m. while responding to a call, but is doing okay now, according to Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter Monday. Gunter... — Updated 4/6/2020


Casciato Recognized For Museum Efforts-Brevard NC

Last month Transylvania County resident Emmett Casciato was recognized by the N.C. House and Senate for his efforts to found and maintain the Veterans History Museum of the... — Updated 4/6/2020

 By Ray Tuers    News

'Babies' Propped Up On Shelves At Children's Center

It's one of the most popular programs at the Children's Center of Transylvania County: high school students pick up infant dolls on Fridays, and by Monday morning they've had a... — Updated 4/1/2020


2020 U.S. Census: COVID-19 Might Endanger A Complete Count

First the positive: For the first time in U.S Census history, you can fill in your form online, staying home and staying safe. You probably have already gotten a code number in the... — Updated 4/1/2020


N.C. Republican Party State Convention Rescheduled For June

Due to the national health emergency caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 Virus, commonly known as the Coronavirus, the North Carolina Republican Party has rescheduled its annual State Republican Convention to June 4-7 in Greenvi... — Updated 3/30/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Academy Revises Calendar - Brevard, NC

In response to Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order to close all K-12 schools for students from March 16-30, the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors voted unanimously to revise the school calendar.... — Updated 3/18/2020


Important Announcement For Newspaper Readers

Online Access The Transylvania Times is strongly encouraging all print subscribers to sign up for online access if they have not done so already. There is no extra charge if you’re already a subscriber, and online access allows... — Updated 3/18/2020


Mayor, City Council Members Comment On Depot–Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Mayor Jimmy Harris and Brevard Council were contacted for comment about the Depot Railroad Avenue Park. Only Councilwoman Geraldine Dinkins didn’t respond, as of going to press. Mayor Jimmy Harris: This project i... — Updated 3/17/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

City's Depot Park Nearing Completion- Brevard NC

The Depot Railroad Avenue Park is nearing completion and will arrive at its terminal on May 23, when the city of Brevard is scheduled to hold a dedication ceremony during the White... — Updated 3/16/2020


Classroom Grandparents Needed – Brevard NC

Foster grandparents are trusted mentors, confidants and friends to children in need. Foster grandparents are 55 years of age or older and volunteer 20 hours of time a week. Their goal is to help children with special needs improve... — Updated 3/16/2020


Smart Start Collaborates With Multiple Groups

Smart Start of Transylvania County (SSTC) bids a heartfelt wave of gratitude to multiple funders who recently awarded grants in support of early education community programs. SSTC’s Jumpstart to Kindergarten program, GetSet... — Updated 3/16/2020


NC Counts Coalition Encourages Everyone Living In North Carolina To Respond To The U.S. Census

NC Counts Coalition and the organization’s 300-plus partners from across the state are reminding North Carolina residents to complete the 2020 census and make sure friends, family and neighbors are also counted. Residents can res... — Updated 3/16/2020


Third Petition Candidate Certified To Run -Brevard NC

Transylvania County native Carl Conley Jr. was certified earlier this month to appear as an Unaffiliated candidate on November's ballot for the Board of Commissioners. Conley... — Updated 3/12/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Three Injured In Wreck-Brevard NC

Gordon Family Pharmacy was open Wednesday, though the boarded-up windows of the store might have suggested otherwise in the aftermath of an accident on Tuesday in which a... — Updated 3/12/2020


U.S. Forest Service Planning Prescribed Burns - Brevard NC

The U.S. Forest Service is planning five prescribed burns on the Pisgah Ranger District in the coming months to reduce the risk of wildfires. The low- to medium-intensity burns also create healthier, more diverse and more... — Updated 3/12/2020


Gov. Roy Cooper Declares State Of Emergency - Brevard NC

Gov. Roy Cooper took the next step in the state’s coronavirus COVID-19 preparedness plan Tuesday and issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency. The declaration activates the Emergency Operations Center to help... — Updated 3/12/2020


Kim Bailey Named Emergency Medical Service's Director - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Manager Jaime Laughter announced Wednesday that Kimberly “Kim” Bailey has been selected as the county’s Emergency Medical Services director. Bailey has been serving as the interim Emergency Medical... — Updated 3/12/2020


Health Director: Washing Hands A 'Big Deal' -Brevard NC

Washing hands may not seem “like a big deal,” but it is, according to Elaine Russell, as local health officials prepare for the impact of COVID-19, or the coronavirus. During the Board of Commissioners’ meeting Monday, Russel... — Updated 3/12/2020


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