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 By Alex Perri    News

Local Environmentalists Worry About Changes To Clean Water Act – Transylvania County, NC

Area environmentalists are concerned about rollbacks to the Clean Water Act, announced by the Trump administration earlier this year, and the impact it could have on water quality... — Updated 9/7/2020


Veterans History Museum Reopens With New Exhibit

The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas is excited to reopen its doors and welcome back visitors with an absorbing new exhibit beginning Thursday, Sept. 10. Upon entering the... — Updated 9/7/2020


Health Services Launches HIV Prevention Website

Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) is celebrating the launch of its HIV prevention/care website and social media outreach campaign. The new site is home to THE [email protected] and provides a central, focused... — Updated 9/7/2020


Pisgah Legal Services Highlights Renters' Rights

As a means to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a nationwide order last week to temporarily halt evictions for millions of renters who meet certain criteria. The order... — Updated 9/7/2020


Virus Exposure Notification App Coming This Month

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is developing a COVID-19 Exposure Notification app called ‘SlowCOVIDNC’ that will launch across the state this month. The app will help North Carolinians slow the... — Updated 9/7/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Internet Providers Facing Hurdles – Transylvania County, NC

With the ever-increasing demand for expanded broadband internet service, particularly in rural areas of the county, tele-communications and government officials say they’re doing everything they can to expand the scope of... — Updated 9/7/2020


Project Empathy Stories Will Focus On The Positive – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County’s Project Empathy, in collaboration with The Transylvania Times, today is publishing the first in an ongoing series of articles that will highlight positive things that people and organizations are... — Updated 9/7/2020


Elements Spa Offering More Services Under New Management

Elements Spa has been offering health and healing for over 16 years to those seeking solace from the busy world, according to a press release. It has been under the guidance of Patt... — Updated 9/2/2020


Corrections: September 3, 2020

•In the Aug. 31 article “Steep Canyon Rangers Return To The Stage,” The Transylvania Times mistakenly reported that the band’s Aug. 27 concert at the Brevard Music Center was the first time the whole band had been back... — Updated 9/2/2020


City's Fire Hydrants To Be Inspected – Brevard, NC

The Brevard Fire Department will be conducting an annual inspection of the city’s over 500 fire hydrants throughout the month of September. Brevard Fire Chief Bobby Cooper said the tests will involve “flushing and flow... — Updated 9/2/2020


Concrete Skate Park On Ecusta Road Nearly Open – Brevard, NC

The concrete structure of the concrete skate park, located at the city of Brevard's Sports Complex, is now complete, though the park is not open. An official opening will be... — Updated 9/2/2020


Gov. Cooper Moves State Into Phase 2.5 – Transylvania County, NC

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday that North Carolina will take a modest step forward and move into Phase 2.5 starting at 5 p.m. Friday. Mask mandates and other prevention methods remain in effect and are even more important to cont... — Updated 9/2/2020


Pardee's Three New Clinics To Open Sept. 16 – Brevard, NC

Pardee UNC Health Care is expanding access to health care in Transylvania County with opening three new clinics in Brevard. At the new location, Pardee will offer urgent care, physical therapy and orthopedic services staffed by... — Updated 9/2/2020


County's Jobless Rate Increases To 6.6 Percent – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in July was 6.6 percent, up from 5.9 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those... — Updated 9/2/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Sharing House Seeing More Demand – Transylvania County, NC

The Sharing House saw a dramatic uptick in demands for its services in August as many emergency COVID-19 relief benefits ended recently, said its executive director, Shelly Webb.... — Updated 9/2/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Fatal Wreck On Ecusta Road – Brevard, NC

Authorities have confirmed that 78-year-old Mary Tinsley Tucker died Tuesday afternoon due to injures sustained in a traffic accident at the intersection of Morris Road and Ecusta Road. The three-car accident occurred around 4:15... — Updated 9/2/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Commissioner Candidates Square Off For First Time – Transylvania County, NC

The nine candidates for the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners discussed infrastructure, housing, child care, jobs and other topics during an online candidates’ forum held last Thursday evening. The event was sponsored... — Updated 9/2/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Steep Canyon Rangers Return To The Stage – Brevard, NC

After doing so many shows over the years, Woody Platt said it was "weird" to feel anxious Thursday morning just hours before playing with his fellow Steep Canyon Rangers members at... — Updated 9/1/2020


Leta Inez Robinson McCall

Leta Inez Robinson McCall, 76, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. A Transylvania County native, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Nellie Mae Johnson Robinson. In addition to her parents, her brother, Tommy... — Updated 8/31/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Council Approves Fireworks Funds Going To City Parks – Brevard, NC

During its recent meeting, Brevard City Council voted to reallocate $15,000 in funds that had been budgeted for the July 4 fireworks display to go to the Brevard dog park and the Silversteen Memorial Park Playground instead. With... — Updated 8/31/2020


Law and Order

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests. •Jonathan Ryan Owen, 36, was arrested for one count of possession of a schedule two narcotic on Aug. 19. He was placed in the county detention... — Updated 8/31/2020


Ask Us: COVID in schools, Chestnut Shopping Square

Have there been any COVID-19 cases in the schools with either students, teachers and staff? If so, how many and what has happened with those individuals? What has been done with those they came in contact with at school? According... — Updated 8/31/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Sewer Line Plans For U.S. 64 Moving Along – Transylvania County, NC

The proposed sewer line project from Gaia Herbs, along U.S. 64 to the town of Rosman will not only provide an economic boost to the county, the Transylvania Board of Commissioners believe, but will allow property owners with... — Updated 8/31/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

City Council Discusses Fate Of Tannery Skate Park – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council recently voted to approve a resolution that accepted the Tannery Skate Park as complete and authorized the disbursement of the remaining unspent funds to the Community Focus Foundation Skate Park account, “Sk... — Updated 8/31/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Several Felony Pleas Heard During Superior Court – Transylvania County, NC

The following felony cases in Transylvania County Superior Court were recently presided over by Judge Peter Knight. •Eric Todd Boyer pleaded guilty to felony probation violation. He received a 30-day active sentence. •Derek... — Updated 8/31/2020


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