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Brevard College President To Retire – Brevard, NC

The Rev. Dr. David C. Joyce, 13th president of Brevard College, announced his retirement at the Board of Trustees Winter Meeting on Friday. Joyce will leave the presidency on Dec. 3... — Updated 2/22/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Departments Go Over Accomplishments, Trends, Goals – Transylvania County, NC

Editor’s Note: During the Board of Commissioners’ last meeting, county departments/offices gave their semi-annual reports, focusing on accomplishments, trends and goals, as part of the kickoff to the 2021/2022 fiscal year... — Updated 2/22/2021


Correction: Toxaway River, Gorges State Park

In a Feb. 15 article titled, “Despite Dams, Toxaway River Remains Wild,” a photo appeared with the incorrect cutline, “Much of the Toxaway River, as well as the nearby Horsepasture, Whitewater and Thompson rivers are... — Updated 2/22/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Former Commissioner Asks Board To Consider Resolution – Transylvania County, NC

As the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners meet tonight, a proposed resolution entitled "A Statement of Unity" is not on the scheduled agenda. Earlier this month, former... — Updated 2/22/2021


Grant To Aid Comporium With Broadband Expansion – Transylvania County, NC

Comporium will bring faster broadband speeds to areas of Transylvania county with a $2.8 million grant from N.C.’s Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) Program, according to a press release. Altogether, the... — Updated 2/22/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Hospital Officials Address Ongoing Doctor Exodus – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Times has confirmed Transylvania Regional Hospital’s (TRH) only general surgeon, Marco Chavarria-Aguilar, will no longer be employed with Mission Health as of April 1. Physician assistant Steven Saldutti is also... — Updated 2/22/2021


Brevard College President David Joyce To Retire-Brevard NC

The Rev. Dr. David C. Joyce, 13th president of Brevard College, announced his retirement at the Board of Trustees Winter Meeting on Friday. Joyce will leave the presidency on Dec. 3... — Updated 2/19/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Doctors' Exodus On Monitoring Group's Radar – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council-woman Maureen Copelof plans in an upcoming meeting with HCA Healthcare and the Dogwood Health Trust to bring up the recent exodus of doctors from the Mission Health system in Transylvania County. The Dogwood... — Updated 2/19/2021


SCORE Mentors Ask Community To Help Families Keep Warm – Transylvania County, NC

Traditionally, SCORE has been a subset of the Small Business Administration (SBA), dedicated to mentoring small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to start or improve a business.... — Updated 2/17/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Departments Lay Out Accomplishments, Trends, Goals – Transylvania County, NC

Editor’s Note: During the Board of Commissioners’ last meeting, 12 county departments/offices gave their semi-annual reports, as part of the kickoff to the 2021/2022 fiscal year budget process. The first six reports were... — Updated 2/17/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

City Council Requests Greater Vaccine Allotment – Brevard, NC

During its regular meeting Monday, Brevard City Council approved a resolution to request increased COVID-19 vaccine allotment to serve Transylvania County’s ratio of people over the age of 65. The resolution was similar to one pa... — Updated 2/17/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Law and Order

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests and incidents from Jan. 19 to Feb. 17. Arrests •Kayla Nichole Gilbert, 21, was arrested for one count of possession of methamphetamine on Feb. 14.... — Updated 2/17/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Inmate Accused Of Trying To Strangle Jail Nurse

An inmate faces charges after allegedly assaulting and attempting to strangle a jail nurse earlier this month during a medical evaluation at the Transylvania County Detention Center. According to Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter, suspect... — Updated 2/17/2021


Ice! And More Forecast

Earlier this month, Martine Stolk and Jo Crebbin, members of the Land of Waterfalls Camera Club, travelled up N.C. 215 into Pisgah National Forest in search of dramatic ice... — Updated 2/17/2021

 By John Lanier    News

Board Of Education Gets A Look At First Budget Draft – Transylvania County, NC

Norris Barger, head of business services and plant operations for Transylvania County Schools, presented the first draft of the local portion of the school budget for the upcoming 21-22 school year to the Transylvania County Board... — Updated 2/17/2021


Living Wage Rate Increases For 2021

The Living Wage Coalition of Transylvania County has announced the updated living wage rate for 2021-2022. This rate of $13 per hour is based on the federal poverty guidelines for a single person and has increased from $12.60 per... — Updated 2/15/2021


UUTC Endowment Fund Awards Help Local Community - Brevard, NC

Even as the struggle continues under the weight of COVID-19 and its financial impacts, the community has to carry on with its projects and programs. According to Joanna Bliss,... — Updated 2/15/2021

 By John Lanier    News

Academy Board Votes To Change Testing For Grades 3-7 – Brevard, NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors voted unanimously last Wednesday evening to replace MAP testing in grades 3-7 with i-Ready testing this spring. Historically, the school has used MAP tests, a... — Updated 2/15/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Commissioners Kick Off 2021/2022 Budget Process – Transylvania County, NC

The kickoff of the 2021/2022 budget process, including reports from county departments, was held during the last Transylvania Board of Commissioners’ meeting. County Manager Jaime Laughter told commissioners it was time to look... — Updated 2/15/2021


Correction: St. Philip's Award

In 2020, the Episcopal Church Women of St. Philip’s awarded $70,500 to nonprofit agencies serving county families. A headline on page 10A in the Feb. 4 edition incorrectly said the amount was $75,000.... — Updated 2/10/2021


TRH Staff Appreciates Quilt Gifts – Transylvania County, NC

A few months ago, members of the Western North Carolina Quilters Guild, Area 5 (Brevard), decided they wanted to do something special for the caregivers who have been providing... — Updated 2/10/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

ALDI To Open In The Fall, Belk Alive And Well – Brevard, NC

The long-awaited ALDI grocery store in Brevard will arrive in the fall, while the Belk in Pisgah Forest is going nowhere, despite the company’s recent filing for bankruptcy . “We are excited to confirm that we will open a new... — Updated 2/10/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

The Blind Mule: From Lake Toxaway To Brevard

The once Blind Mule Restaurant at Toxaway Station is now The Blind Mule in Brevard on 14 Gaston St. at the site of the former Twin Flame Burger Bistro. James Hargis, and his wife, Carole, are currently renovating the space to make... — Updated 2/10/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

Developer Shares Hotel Vision – Brevard, NC

It’s not just made of bricks, pipes and lumber. Tye Warren said, “a hotel is made of experiences, magic moments and unforgettable memories.” On Tuesday, Warren, the developer who plans to build a hotel on the 3-acre property... — Updated 2/10/2021

 By John Lanier    News

Free Meals May Reduce Federal Funding To Schools – Transylvania County

A directive by the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) to make sure all school children are fed during the COVID-19 pandemic may result in reduced federal funding for Transylvania County Schools and other school systems in the... — Updated 2/10/2021


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