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County Announces New DSS Director

Amanda Vanderoef is the new director of Transylvania County Social Services (DSS). Vanderoef attended A.C. Reynolds High School and holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from... — Updated 6/9/2021


Library's Second Story Book Store Reopens

With nearly two years' worth of books ready to go on the shelves, the Second Story Book Store at the Transylvania County Library is open again, and the Friends of the Library are... — Updated 6/9/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

Council Sends Steep Slope Issue To Board

Brevard City Council’s discussion on making changes to building restrictions on steep slopes continued Monday, with a vote to table the issue and send it back to the Planning Board. In May’s meeting, Council revisited the... — Updated 6/9/2021

 By Ray Tuers    News

Local Wins N.C. Boys & Girls Club Award

Caitlyn Murray, who as education director of the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club spends much of her time working with club members and their school teachers, recently turned to a... — Updated 6/8/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

Wait Still On For License Plate Office

Transylvania County is still waiting on a new location for a License Plate Agency (LPA), but the process is moving forward. All applications to operate an agency have been received and interviews completed after the office’s... — Updated 6/7/2021

 By Staff Reports    News

Work On Clemson Plaza Gets Underway

Last Thursday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the proposed Clemson Plaza, a longstanding initiative of Brevard City Council for improving the small open space at the corner... — Updated 6/7/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

Silversteen Playground's New Basketball Court Opens

The new basketball court at Silversteen Memorial Playground in Brevard officially opened last week, adding new amenities to an expanding Rosenwald revitalization project. Thanks to... — Updated 6/7/2021

 By John Lanier    News

BA Director Reports A 'Smooth Transition'

Ryan Hinkleman, the new school director at Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy, told the school’s board of directors Wednesday evening the transition into his new position has been smooth. Hinkleman takes over for Ted... — Updated 6/7/2021

 By Staff Reports    News

County's Latest Jobless Rate Was 3.6%

What a difference a year can make. In April 2020, Transylvania County’s jobless was 11.9 percent. Last week, the state released the latest jobless numbers for this past April, showing the county’s jobless rate was 3.6 percent,... — Updated 6/7/2021


Job Fair To Be Held At WNC Ag. Center

Mountain Area Workforce Development will be holding a $17 per Hour and Beyond Job Fair from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 15, at the WNC Agricultural Center’s Virginia Boone Building in Fletcher. The Virginia Boone... — Updated 6/7/2021 Marketplace Open Until Aug. 15

Are you missing out on new savings for quality, affordable health insurance through the HealthCare. gov Marketplace? Since the special open enrollment period began on Feb. 15, more than 1 million American have gotten covered, and... — Updated 6/7/2021


Strike Out Childhood Cancer Set For June 10

The fifth annual bowling tournament fundraiser, Strike Out Childhood Cancer, will be held on June 10, from 6-11 p.m., at Rockin Bowl of Brevard. So far, there are sponsors for 11 lanes and 10 teams signed up to bowl. There will be... — Updated 6/3/2021


Gaia Herbs Named A 2021 Best Employer In North Carolina

Gaia Herbs, a leading natural herbal products brand in the United States, has been recognized as a 2021 Best Employer in North Carolina by Business North Carolina and Best Companies Group. This awards program identifies,... — Updated 6/2/2021


Chuck Chapman Plans To Run For Brevard Mayor

Local resident Chuck Chapman has announced he plans to file for Brevard mayor in the upcoming election. In a news release, Chapman laid out his major reasons for running: •To... — Updated 6/2/2021


Aaron Baker To Seek City Council Seat

Aaron Baker, a Brevard College alumnus and senior marketing manager at Oskar Blues Brewery, announced his candidacy for Brevard City Council on Wednesday. The 34-year-old father of... — Updated 6/2/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

Summer Camps Return

Summer camps in Transylvania County either had to close or reduce operations last year because of COVID-19, but this year they will reopen for their usual June to August run. According to Sandi Boyer, executive director with the... — Updated 6/2/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

Council To Look At Steep Slope Rules

Brevard City Council is revisiting an ordinance that currently restricts con-struction on steep slopes to a maximum of 25% grade. The current Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) defines steep slopes as areas with a slope of 15% or... — Updated 6/2/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

NCWRC Backs Conservation-Based Land-Use Planning

Conservation-based land -use planning helps protect important habitat for wildlife species in North Carolina and saves money, according to a presentation at the latest Transylvania Natural Resource Council meeting. During the... — Updated 6/2/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Lawyers: Landowners Along Trail Entitled To Compensation

According to a St. Louis law firm, Lewis Rice, the majority of landowners adjacent to the proposed Ecusta Trail rail corridor qualify for compensation from the federal government. In a meeting for around 10 interested landowners... — Updated 6/2/2021


Henderson Principal Running For 11th Congressional District

After talking to North Carolinians across the 11th Congressional District, school principal, pastor, coach and community leader Eric Gash has filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to run for Congress to unseat Madis... — Updated 6/2/2021


Gas Prices Fall Slightly

North Carolina gas prices have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.86 per gallon Tuesday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,092 stations in North Carolina. Gas prices in North Carolina are 20.7... — Updated 6/2/2021


Smart Start Of Transylvania County Benefits From A $50,000 Women For Women Grant

Women for Women recently awarded seven grants totaling $310,000. With these awards and in its 16th year of grantmaking, the giving circle has invested more than $4.4 million to support programs serving WNC women and girls. Women... — Updated 6/2/2021


Pardee Home Health Relocates, Launches Recruitment Campaign

Pardee Home Health announced its relocation to 114 College Drive in Flat Rock and the launch of a recruitment campaign to hire additional skilled pro-fessionals. The Pardee Home Health agency serves a region that includes Transylva... — Updated 5/31/2021


Visitor Season Begins On Blue Ridge Parkway

National Park Service officials have announced the opening of the 2021 visitor season on the Blue Ridge Parkway with reminders that park visitors play a key role in protecting the historic 469-mile route. With many of the... — Updated 5/31/2021


Downtown's Kiwi Gelato Closing Its Doors

A sweet era is coming to an end in downtown Brevard: After 13 years, Kiwi Gelato is closing its doors. Since 2007, Kiwi Gelato has been a beloved down-town staple for residents and... — Updated 5/31/2021


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