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 By Alex Perri    News    January 9, 2020

Search On For Missing Teenager – Transylvania County, NC

As of going to press Wednesday afternoon, local authorities were still searching for 16-year-old Alexander Charles “Alex” Sweet, who went missing around 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, from the Indian Camp...

 

Library To Host Blood Drive On Jan. 15 – Brevard, NC

National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January since 1970 and recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. The community is invited to help save lives by...

 

NCWRC To Hold Public Hearing In Sylva On Jan. 14

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m., Jan. 14, in Sylva to accept comments on proposed changes to agency regulations related to wildlife management, inland fisheries and game lands for the 2020-2021 seasons....

 

Association Addresses County Issues In Washington – Transylvania County, NC

Last month, Transylvania County Commissioner Page Lemel traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Board of Directors meeting and to discuss pressing county issues with North Carolina’s...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 6, 2020

Retailers Report Good Holiday Sales – Brevard, NC

Downtown Brevard businesses reported an increase in holiday sales from last year, plus minimal impact from online sellers, such as Amazon, syphoning from the in-person shopping experience. Martha...

 

Public Invited To Learn About Foster Care – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County Department of Social Services averages 50 to 60 children in its custody and about 20 of those children are placed in foster care outside of the county. The public is invited to learn more about foster care from 6 p.m. until 8...

 

Latest County Unemployment Rate Falls To 3.1 Percent – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in November was 3.1 percent down from 3.4 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...

 

Jim Davis Seeking GOP Nomination For Congress – Transylvania County, NC

Macon County native Jim Davis is one of 12 Republicans seeking his party’s nomination in March for the U.S. House of Representatives District 11 seat, which includes Transylvania County. Incumbent...

 

Library To Offer Gentle Yoga Classes – Brevard, NC

Gentle Yoga for EveryBody is a new program that will be held in the Rogow Room of the Transylvania County Library, located at 212 S. Gaston St. in Brevard. The classes will be held on Saturday mornings from 10 until 11 a.m. over the course of seven...

 

Rear Admiral To Share Lessons About Career – Brevard, NC

Rear Admiral Gretchen Herbert, USN retired, will share a program about her 30-year career in the Navy and the opportunities, challenges and lessons she learned along the way. This session will be at...

 

Farmers' Market Vendors Voice 2020 Resolutions

Transylvania Times reporter Matt McGregor asked vendors at the farmers' market about their New Year's resolutions. Here's what they had to say....

 

United Way Of Transylvania Closing Its Doors – Transylvania County, NC

The Board of Directors of United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) will dissolve the organization after it distributes its remaining funds to the 15 local programs to which it was committed. The 15 programs are connected to 53 agency partners that...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    January 2, 2020

Catholic Diocese Names Priests Accused Of Abuse – Brevard, NC

Deceased former Catholic priest Andre Anthony Corbin Jr., who spent time in Brevard in the 1960s, was among those named in a list published Monday by the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte of 14 clergy accused of child sexual abuse in western North...

 

Habitat For Humanity Planning To Build 10 Homes In Rosman – Rosman, NC

Transylvania Habitat for Humanity has committed to build 10 new Habitat homes in Rosman, according to a press release. An anonymous donor, the release said, has contributed more than half the funds necessary to buy the land and add the...

 

Chamber Of Commerce Announces 2020 Board Of Directors – Brevard, NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2020 Board of Directors. The board was recently finalized with the election of five individuals for the 2020-2022 term, including newly elected Bill Medl (Connestee Falls Student Scholars...

 

The Shop Of St. Philip's Moving To South Caldwell Street – Brevard, NC

The Shop of St. Philip’s is moving to a new, larger and more accessible location in the new year. The resale store is a mission of the Women of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and uses profits from the shop to support their outreach programs. The...

 

Figueroa Campaigning For N.C. District 48 Seat – Transylvania County, NC

Henderson County native Cristal Figueroa is one of three candidates who have filed in the Democratic Party primary for the N.C. Senate District 48 seat currently occupied by Republican Chuck Edwards....

 

Scenes From The Sidelines – Sports In Action 2019

Sports Editor Jeremiah Reed looks back through the 2019 local year in sports....

 

New GOP Chair Eyes Big Year For Elections – Transylvania County, NC

With a presidential election upcoming, 2020 will also see a number of political races at the local, state and national level. And with a new year, a new face is leading the Transylvania County...

 

Transylvania County Tourism Adds New Role To Marketing, Communication – Transylvania County, NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce and Transylvania County Tourism (TCT) have added a new role within TCT that will fulfill marketing and communication needs. Mary Jo Gordon, known as MJ, wi...

 

Ask Us: Rite Aid and McDonald's December 30, 2019

What is happening to the old Rite Aid building on the New Hendersonville Highway? Paul Ray, the city of Brevard’s Planning director, said, “The old Rite Aid building will be renovated for a medical office where it will serve as a satellite...

 

Stories From 2019 Featured In Review – Brevard, NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2019. JANUARY •Over the Jan. 12-13 weekend, the partial government shutdown surpassed the...

 

Blue Zones Project Invites The Public To Give Input At Discovery Sessions – Brevard, NC

The Blue Zones Project – Brevard team invites the public to attend a meeting to learn more about this new initiative to promote a healthier community through exercise and natural movement, greater social interactions and food choices. This meeting...

 

Guardian Ad Litem Program Currently Seeking Volunteers – Transylvania County, NC

Could you be the voice of a child? The Guardian ad Litem program is currently seeking volunteers to be voices for children who have been removed from their home. The cause of these children to be removed is no fault of their own. They have been...

 

Owen Named County's Top Employee – Transylvania County, NC

Lt. Samuel "Sam" E. Owen, with the Sheriff's Office, has been chosen as the Transylvania County Employee of the Year. Prior to the recognition, nominations had been collected and featured a Q&A. The...

 

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