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 By Park Baker    News    March 25, 2019 

River Tour Looks At Needs

Sections of the upper French Broad River are being overused, while other sections are being underused, according to local officials. Last week, a group of conservationists, land managers and local...

 
 News    March 25, 2019 

Local Steve Woodsmall To Challenge Meadows

Citing a need for honest representation and reasonable solutions in Washington, Major Steve Woodsmall (USAF, retired) has announced his candidacy for the 2020 election to the U.S. House of Representatives for the 11th District of North Carolina....

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 25, 2019 

Cohen Discusses Health, Early Childhood

N.C. Department of Health and Human Resources (NCDHHS) Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen discussed some of her major concerns, ranging from the plight of rural hospitals and the opioid crisis to expanding...

 
 News    March 25, 2019 

Transylvania Times Wins N.C. Awards

The Transylvania Times was recognized last week by the N.C. Press Association, winning two awards. In the Press Association’s 2018 Editorial and Advertising Contest, The Transylvania Times took third place for “Best Community Coverage” and...

 
 News    March 25, 2019 

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...

 

Goodbye Winter

Spring officially started on Wednesday, but signs of its arrival have been popping up all over the county....

 

Hoops For Hunger Food Drive

Sharing House volunteer Jack Conrad went shopping with Pantry Manager Pam Schou at MANNA in Asheville to help stock the local food pantry's shelves. Now Sharing House is counting on the public to...

 

Bowls Filled

The 14th Annual Empty Bowls lunch was held last Saturday at Brevard First United Methodist Church. The fundraiser allows the public to buy a bowl filled with soup. The bowls are provided by Mud...

 

Return To Vietnam Sparks Old, New Connections

The year 1967 was traumatic for those serving in what was then known as the Republic of South Vietnam, or simply "RVN." The U.S. had committed close to a half-million young men to this undeclared,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 21, 2019

Testing Reporting Delays Affect Student Placement

Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed the challenges of placing students in summer learning programs and fall classes due to delays in state reporting of standardized test scores. Brian Weaver, assistant superintendent...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 21, 2019

Council Hears Grant Requests

Brevard City Council heard grant requests from nonprofits during its regular meeting Monday. Shelly Webb, the Sharing House’s executive director, requested an amount of $10,000 through the Brevard Community Development grant, the same amount that...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 21, 2019

Broadband Feedback Needed

More choices for broadband Internet access may be coming to Transylvania County in the near future but more local feedback on the subject is needed. Sara Nichols, a Land of Sky Regional Council regional planner, is currently focusing her energy on a...

 

County Jobless Numbers Increase To 4.6 Percent

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in January was 4.6 percent, up from 3.8 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for un...

 

Trail System Supporters Seeking More Volunteers

A new group dedicated to sustaining the riding and walking paths in town, the Friends of the Brevard Area Trails System (BAT), is looking for volunteers Torry Nergart initially identified a need for this type of organization in the city. Nergart is...

 

Cattlemen's Association Gathers For Dinner

On Tuesday, March 5, the Transylvania Cattlemen's Association held its 43rd annual dinner meeting. The purpose of the association is to promote the livestock industry, provide educational programs...

 

Mercy's Brevard Site To Close For Renovation April 13-23

Mercy Urgent Care Brevard announces the renovation of its current facility at 22 Trust Lane and an expansion of its opening days from five, currently, to seven days a week beginning Wednesday, April...

 

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Emphasizing Early Detection

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. It is also preventable with regular screenings, which can find abnormal growths before they turn into cancer. In honor of colorectal cancer awa...

 

Haywood Electric To Turn Off Power For A Few Hours

Beginning this Saturday night at 10 p.m. through Sunday, at around 5 a.m., about 5,400 Haywood Electric Membership Corporation (HEMC) members will be without electricity in Transylvania County, as well as another 25 members on Owen Mountain in...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 18, 2019

Pilot Escapes Serious Injury In Crash

A pilot escaped with minor injuries last Wednesday after his plane skidded off the runway at Transylvania County Airport. The Little River Volunteer Fire Department and other local emergency services responded to a plane accident at 6 p.m. near the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 18, 2019

County Seeking Workforce Housing Proposals

The county is seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) from companies to build workforce housing on property behind the animal shelter in Rosman. The county Board of Commissioners approved the move last week during its regular meeting. The 25-acre...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 18, 2019

Academy Approves 172-Day School Calendar

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors unanimously approved a 172-day school calendar for the 2019-20 school year at its monthly meeting last Wednesday evening. School Director Ted Duncan presented two calendars: one...

 

Al Platt Recognized As Main Street Champion

Brevard’s Al Platt was recognized Thursday as a N.C. Main Street Champion for his commitment to downtown improvements and strong communities during a ceremony in Salisbury . Forty-three “Cham-pions,” including, Platt, the owner of Platt...

 

Get Set Transylvania Hosting A Workshop At Brevard College

Get Set Transylvania will host a workshop Thursday at Brevard College featuring Dr. Mandy Cohen, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) director, alongside Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, the senior vice president of U.S. Social Impact for...

 

Portion Of Bent Creek Road Closed

The Pisgah Ranger District will close a portion of Bent Creek Road, FSR 479, from Ledford Branch Trailhead to the Blue Ridge Parkway for maintenance starting today. Contractors will use large trucks and heavy equipment to gravel and grade the road....

 

Local Video Marketing Company Wins Awards

Real Digital Pro-ductions (RDP), a local video marketing company, received five Addy Awards at the American Advertising Awards in Asheville. Entering videos completed with two local Brevard...

 

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