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 By Derek McKissock    News    January 16, 2020 

'No Dollar In The Holler' Effort Visits Board Again – Transylvania County, NC

Just like in December, on Monday another large number of residents attended a Transylvania County Board of Commissioners' meeting to raise concerns about the proposed Dollar General store off U.S. 276...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    January 16, 2020 

Blue Zones Survey Sent Out To Brevard Residents – Brevard, NC

After two community input sessions last week at Brevard City Hall, the Blue Zones Project – Brevard (BZPB) continues its research stage of the formation of its strategic, community planning with a mail-out “Well-being Index” survey. On Monday,...

 

BRCC Receives Record Bequest – Transylvania County, NC

The Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation has received a $1.75 million bequest from the estate of Liselotte R. Wehrheim. This bequest will provide scholarships and other program support for health care training programs at Blue Ridge...

 

MLK Celebrations Planned – Brevard, NC

The Human Relations Council for Brevard and Transylvania County has announced its plans for the annual Martin Luther King Celebration, which will include a community brunch Saturday at Bethel "A"...

 

Hospital Visitor Restrictions In Place – Transylvania County, NC

There has been an increase in reported influenza-like illnesses throughout North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Public Health Division, the influenza-like illness activity in the state has reached more than 6 percent, and local...

 

AAUW Set To Put Out Yellow Boxes – Brevard, NC

The yellow boxes are coming. Some New Year’s resolutions include reducing stacks of books. In February, the Brevard chapter of AAUW will make that task easier by placing the familiar yellow book...

 

N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards Appointed To Several Committees – Transylvania County, NC

N.C. Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) appointed N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) as co-chair for one non-standing committee and serve as a member on six non-standing, interim and study committees. Edwards has been appointed to the...

 

Wildlife Day Included Update On Forest Plan – Transylvania County, NC

Though the rain did not relent Saturday for WNC Wildlife Day at Headwaters Outfitters, outdoor sport enthusiasts of all ages showed up in droves for the event. As part of the day, Headwaters hosted...

 

SCORE To Host Workshop Identifying Hidden Risks In Local Organizations

A workshop focusing on the hidden risks facing businesses or nonprofits will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Jan. 30, at Brevard College’s Porter Center. Businesses or organization could be attacked from many directions: the IRS, employees...

 

New Business Supports Seniors Aging In Place – Transylvania County, NC

Brevard resident and occupational therapist Jeff Parlier is starting 2020 by launching Pisgah Therapy, PLLC, a home-based, skilled therapy service in Transylvania County. His mission is to provide individualized, in-home evaluation and treatment to...

 

Local Veterans Honored At WWII Museum – Brevard, NC

Local WWII veterans Harold Wellington and George Sarros were honored at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Wellington was a member of the Merchant Marine, U.S. Army...

 

Andrea Odom Joins Fisher Realty

Andrea McCall Odom has joined the Fisher Realty sales team at its Brevard office. Odom grew up in the Cathey’s Creek area and was a Rosman High honor graduate. She received a Bachelor of Arts...

 

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 Alex Perri    News    January 13, 2020

New Details Lead To Dropped Charges – Transylvania County, NC

After 48-year-old Lynn Benton spent more than a year in the Transylvania County Detention Center, charges, including felony indecent liberties with a child, were dropped against him, and now he wants...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 13, 2020

Academy Reviewing Its Curriculum – Brevard, NC

School Director Ted Duncan informed the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors last Wednesday evening the school staff is reviewing how the school’s curriculum aligns with state standards. Since Brevard Academy is a...

 

Missing Teenager Found Safe – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office said 16-year-old Alexander Charles Sweet was safe and well after he showed up at his father’s house at about 11 p.m., last Wednesday. Sweet went missing around 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, from the Indian Camp...

 

First Pediatric Flu Death Reported In Western N.C. – Transylvania County, NC

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first influenza-associated pediatric death for the 2019–2020 flu season. A child in the western part of the state died in December from complications associated with...

 

Clarification: Pisgah Paws Cat Cafe – Brevard, NC

A Nov. 21, 2019, story in The Transylvania Times about Pisgah Paws Cat Café reported that the facility had been fined by the state and was cited as being “not in compliance” and “needs” improvement.” Owner Erica Erickson alleged that the...

 

Unaffiliated District 11 Candidate Seeking Signatures – Transylvania County, NC

Polk County chiropractor, business owner and health legislative advocate Dr. Winn Sams is running as an unaffiliated candidate for N.C.’s Congressional District 11, which includes Transylvania...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    January 13, 2020

A Number Of New Laws Went Into Effect At The Start Of New Year

Eighteen new laws went into effect on New Year’s Day in North Carolina covering a broad variety of topics, from storm disaster relief to new fees for hunting and fishing licenses. One law makes several changes to the statutes governing the...

 

Exhibit Shines A Light On Faces Of Freedom – Brevard, NC

Transylvania Community Arts Council and Nicola Karesh have partnered again for the 6th annual Faces of Freedom expressive art exhibition. The invitational show features minority and other...

 

UWTC's Demise Forcing Funding Changes – Transylvania County, NC

The imminent dissolution of United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) on Jan. 31 foretells a need for a changing model for fundraising nonprofits, while leaving a gap to fill for local 15 programs that were recipients of its funding. “I’m sad...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 9, 2020

Sack Recalls Charlie Owenby – Brevard, NC

For many, the memories of the deceased that we hold dearest are those formed through years of friendship and special moments. For local resident Bill Sack, that means 15 years worth of fall Friday...

 

Oskar Blues Tells Stories Through Brews – Brevard, NC

Not only does beer need to taste good, it needs to tell a story, said Ryan Dunnavant, operations manager at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard. One of the brewery's beers, the imperial red ale G'Knight,...

 

Pisgah Pete To Make Winter Prediction Feb. 2 – Brevard, NC

For the sixth year in a row, Groundhog Day will be celebrated in Brevard as White Squirrel Day. On Feb. 2 white squirrel Pisgah Pete will predict whether there will be six more weeks of winter and...

 

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