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 By Derek McKissock    News

Mental Health Services Facing Financial Crunch – Transylvania County, NC

Vaya Health, which oversees funding for services related to mental health, substance abuse and intellectual/developmental disabilities in 22 counties, including Transylvania, is under “severe financial stress,” according to... — Updated 3/10/2020


Mercy Urgent Care Offers $25 Sports Physicals

This spring, Mercy Urgent Care is offering $25 sports physicals for all elementary, middle and high school students. This special price is now available at all eight Mercy Urgent Care locations: Brevard; West, East and South... — Updated 3/10/2020


Transylvania County DSS Highlights For March 2020 – Transylvania County, NC

March is Social Work Month, and this is an opportunity to express thanks and appreciation for all the wonderful things DSS social workers do for Transylvania County citizens. Out of our 60 plus staff at Transylvania County DSS, 25... — Updated 3/9/2020


VISION Transylvania Is Accepting Applications

The application period for individuals wishing to join VISION Transylvania’s 2020-2021 class opens today. Applications are available on the VISION Transylvania website, The class fills up quickly, so it’s... — Updated 3/9/2020


'With These Hands' Exhibit Opens At TCarts

The Transylvania Community Arts Council presents “With These Hands,” an open exhibition of 75 works of art representing over 30 artists from Transylvania, Henderson and... — Updated 3/9/2020


Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club Resumes New Director Search – Transylvania County, NC

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County has resumed its search for an executive director after the resignation of Victor Durrah, who was appointed to the post early last month. Club officials said Durrah decided... — Updated 3/9/2020


Meetings Scheduled For Forest Plan – Brevard, NC

The U.S. Forest Service is currently revising the master plan for the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests. The proposed plan and draft environmental impact statement is available online at — Updated 3/9/2020


Mardi Gras Gumbo Cookoff Draws Hungry Crowd – Pisgah Forest, NC

It was a festive Fat Tuesday last week as Ecusta Brewing Company hosted its annual Mardi Gras Gumbo Cookoff. The event drew a dozen home cooks and dozens of hungry patrons ready to... — Updated 3/6/2020


2020 Primary Election – Transylvania County, NC

Democratic Party candidate Brian Caskey will square off in November against Republican incumbent N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards for the District 48 seat, which includes Transylvania... — Updated 3/5/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Teachers Unhappy At BHS Plans – Brevard, NC

During the public comment portion of Monday’s night Transylvania County Board of Education meeting, several teachers from Brevard High School said the architects from Clark Nexsen only met with them once or twice to discuss... — Updated 3/5/2020


SCORE Hosting March 10 Meeting At United Community Bank – Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County SCORE Branch will be presenting a workshop from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. on March 10 at United Community Bank in Straus Park in Brevard. The workshop is based on years of SCORE interaction, with dozens of... — Updated 3/4/2020


Stein Wants HCA To Address Several Issues – Brevard, NC

N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein has given HCA Healthcare until March 11 to respond to issues raised in a letter addressed to Greg Lowe, president of the North Carolina Division of HCA. The issues presented for response in the lett... — Updated 3/4/2020


Times Wins 2 State Awards – Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Times was recognized as the winner of two awards at the North Carolina Press Association (NCPA) annual meeting last week in Raleigh. Sports editor Jeremiah Reed... — Updated 3/4/2020


Tourism Board Gives $100,000 To Ecusta Trail – Transylvania County, NC

On Feb. 27, at the Transylvania County Tourism (TCT) Board of Directors annual retreat, a motion was passed to set aside $100,000 from the organization's fund balance for the develo... — Updated 3/4/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

City Looking To Buy Property – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council is considering the purchase of 2.85 acres of property at the intersection of East Probart, North Broad and East Appletree streets for $1.9 million. The purchase... — Updated 3/4/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Academy Reports Case Of Whooping Cough – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health (TPC) has confirmed one case of whooping cough at Brevard Academy. Brevard Academy Director Ted Duncan sent out a letter alerting parents to the case on Sunday, and children who were identified as having... — Updated 3/4/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Elizabeth Silversteen Celebrated – Brevard, NC

The Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) gathered at Silvermont mansion on Thursday to honor one of the founding members of the Brevard... — Updated 3/2/2020


Schenck Hosts Monthly Dinner Monday, March 9

The Community Relations Committee of Schenck Job Corps is having its monthly Community Relations Council Dinner at 6 p.m., Monday, March 9, in the Schenck Job Corps dining hall. The dinner is an opportunity to meet some of the... — Updated 3/2/2020


Plunge Participants Raise Funds While Chilling Out – Transylvania County, NC

Special Olympics of Transylvania County held its annual Polar Plunge event Saturday at Lake Atagahi in Connestee Falls. The fundraiser brought in $18,178.... — Updated 3/2/2020


Ask Us: Tannery Park – Brevard, NC

What is the status of the Tannery Park project in Brevard? Have there been any changes? At a city Parks, Trails and Recreation Committee meeting in March 2017 there was a report of lead contamination, and an older issue with the... — Updated 3/2/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Pendergraft Receives Life Sentence For Pisgah Inn Murder – Transylvania County, NC

Derek Shawn Pendergraft, 22, was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the murder of his 29-year-old coworker Sara Ellis at the Pisgah Inn in 2018. “When a life is cut short at the hands of another individual, no prison... — Updated 3/2/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Local Officials Prepare For Virus – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County officials, educators and health care providers have been preparing local response efforts in the wake of the global coronavirus outbreak for weeks now, but the... — Updated 3/2/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Anti-Dollar General Folks Make A Music Video – Transylvania County, NC

"Hey-hey dollar store, don't go muckin' up the valley floor, because there's one thing, we all know: You don't go building where the water flows." The above is the opening lyric in... — Updated 2/26/2020


2020 Primary – Transylvania County, NC

Early voting for the March 3 primary ends this Saturday, and through Wednesday morning 1,955 votes have been cast during the early voting period in Transylvania County. A breakdown of the voting shows 1,251 ballots cast in the... — Updated 2/26/2020

 By John Lanier    News

School Board Receives Schematic Designs – Transylvania County, NC

Chad Roberson and Sara Melanson of the architectural firm Clark Nexsen presented the schematic designs for Brevard High and Rosman High/Middle schools to the Transylvania County... — Updated 2/26/2020


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