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 By Alex Perri    News

Fatality Reported At DuPont State Recreational Forest-Brevard NC

A DuPont State Recreational Forest visitor died Sunday afternoon after suffering a cardiac event, according to officials. Cedar Mountain Fire and Rescue responded to a call of a possible seizure on Triple Falls Trail around 2... — Updated 6/22/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Pisgah Paws Cat Café Loses Animal Shelter Certificate-Brevard NC

On June 15, the Veterinary Division of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDACS) issued a “Notice of Revocation of Animal Shelter Certificate of Registration” to Pisgah Paws Cat Café and Emporium. The n... — Updated 6/22/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

City To Vote On Budget At Special Meeting-Brevard NC

Last week Brevard City Council heard five special presentations, including the 2020-2021 fiscal year budget, which will be voted on during a special meeting on Monday, June 29. As well as the annual budget, which goes into effect... — Updated 6/22/2020

 By Staff Reports    News

Jessica Alexander Joins Transylvania Times Team

The Transylvania Times is happy to announce the addition of our newest team member, as Jessica Alexander joins the staff as a marketing consultant. "I'm honored by the enthusiasm... — Updated 6/18/2020


Laura Smith Named Teacher Of The Year-Brevard NC

In a nod to the ongoing health crisis, educators across Transylvania County Schools gathered in a public meeting livestreamed to the district's Facebook page for the surprise... — Updated 6/17/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

HCA Deeds Land To City For Proposed Dog Park-Brevard NC

HCA (Hospital Corporations of America), which owns Transylvania Regional Hospital, has agreed to deed land owned by HCA to the city for the use of a 2.7-acre dog park at the end of... — Updated 6/17/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Council Discusses Streetscape Program Changes-Brevard NC

On Monday, Brevard City Council discussed the strategy for a new Streetscape Pilot Program (SPP) to replace the recently abandoned design, and members discussed what went wrong... — Updated 6/17/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Event Highlights Racial Injustice, Need To Vote-Brevard NC

The Transylvania Chapter of the NAACP led a public demonstration in front of the Transylvania County Courthouse Monday evening as a part of its "Morality Monday" series to protest... — Updated 6/17/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Board Looks At School Return Options-Brevard NC

With the scheduled reopening of school less than two months away, Transylvania County school officials are beginning to review and prepare for various reopening options. Monday evening Superintendent Jeff McDaris told the... — Updated 6/17/2020


Cradle Of Forestry Will Be Open Wednesday-Brevard NC

The Cradle of Forestry, operated by FIND Outdoors and in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, has made the decision to immediately open the Cradle site to the general public... — Updated 6/15/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

TNRC Has Six Ideas For Forest Plan-Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt the Transylvania Natural Resource Council’s (TNRC) recommendations for the draft Pisgah/Nantahala Forest Plan Revision and will send the recommendations to... — Updated 6/15/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Group Wants Dogs 'Almost Home' -Brevard NC

Seeing a dog like 4-month-old Samson transform from a terrified animal cowering in the back of a dark kennel to a free-running, happy and loved firehouse dog in Greenville, S.C.,... — Updated 6/15/2020


City 'Pauses' On Downtown Streetscape Project-Brevard NC

The city of Brevard and the Heart of Brevard hit the pause button this week on the Streetscape Pilot Program, according to a press release. Approved by City Council at its May 18... — Updated 6/15/2020

 By Staff Reports    News

Ask Us Answered-Brevard NC

Recently, I saw a political sign on the side of the road on N.C. 215, in Pisgah National Forest. I’d like to think that we could at least escape from politics when we go in our public forests. Is it legal to put political signs... — Updated 6/15/2020


Nominate Someone Who Has Made Positive Changes During COVID-19 Pandemic In County

Transylvania County SCORE is leading a local effort to seek nominations from the public to recognize local people and/or organizations that have made positive changes during the current COVID-19 pandemic. A selection committee... — Updated 6/11/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Hispanic Community Helps One Another During COVID-19 – Transylvania County, NC

The local Hispanic community functions within an “economy of caring” as the coronavirus restrictions deplete the resources of many. “I’ve talked with the key members of the community and they say that they are helping each... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Harris, Mahoney Comment On 'Defunding Police' – Transylvania County

In the wake of George Floyd's death on May 25 and the protests and riots that followed, nine of the 13 members of the Minneapolis City Council said they plan to vote to dismantle... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Black Community Members Hope For Change

Change and unification are what Tommy Kilgore hopes to see rise from the death of George Floyd. "A change is evident; change is coming," said Kilgore, president of the Transylvania... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Public Silent On Budget During Hearing

No one spoke Monday during the public hearing on the proposed 2020/2021 general fund budget for Transylvania County government. The proposed budget includes no property tax increase, with the tax rate remaining at $.636 cents per... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

BRCC President Gives College Overview-Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Community College’s summer enrollment is up 20 percent and close to 1,000 students, the most in 10 years, said Dr. Laura Leatherwood, the college’s president. During last Monday’s Board of Commissioners’ budget... — Updated 6/9/2020

 By John Lanier    News

School Board Approves Revised Calendar-Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday evening unanimously approved a revised calendar for the 2020-21 school year. In response to the coronavirus and subsequent distance learning this past spring, the General... — Updated 6/9/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

COVID-19 Impacts Jobless Number – 10 Percent

Transylvania County unemployment claims went from 593 in March to 1,474 in April this year – a jobless rate of 10 percent, according to the latest unemployment data from the N.C. Department of Commerce. The rate increase in... — Updated 6/8/2020


City Of Brevard's Franklin Park Pool Open For The Summer; Changes Made -Brevard NC

The city of Brevard opened Franklin Park Pool, located at 109 Lakeview Avenue, this past weekend. In keeping with Gov. Roy Cooper’s Phase 2 Reopening, there will be some changes to the normal operations of the pool. •The... — Updated 6/8/2020


Ask Us Answered-Brevard NC

What is going on at the city of Brevard’s Cathey’s Creek Water Treatment Facility? City Manager Jim Fatland provided the following response: The city of Brevard was awarded a $1 million grant from the state for Cathey’s... — Updated 6/8/2020


County Budget Public Hearing Set For Today-Brevard NC

Today, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will host a public hearing on the proposed $59.7 million budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The budget includes no property tax increase and a 9 percent... — Updated 6/8/2020


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