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Jake Johnson Sworn In – Transylvania County, NC

Newly appointed N.C. Rep. Jake Johnson was seated last week as a member of the N.C. General Assembly representing District 113, which includes Transylvania County. During the session, he was formally...

 

Thank You To Bill Harrah – Brevard, NC

The Sharing House wishes to thank Bill Harrah for 14 years of dedicated service to the ministry. Harrah, who is retiring from the position, has been the one behind the camera, capturing photos of...

 

Camper Found Hungry, Tired After Going Missing – Transylvania County, NC

A 9-year-old camper was found hungry and tired Friday morning after going missing Thursday night in the Camp Greenville area of northwestern Greenville County along the Transylvania County border. Matthew Yarbrough was last seen between 3:30 p.m....

 

Georgia Resident Dies On Blue Ridge Parkway

At 6:28 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, National Park Service dispatchers received a report of a single motor vehicle accident near Milepost 306 at the Grandfather Mountain Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. NPS Rangers, along with local law enforcement and...

 

Councilman Jones Explains Reason For Filing – Brevard, NC

In a news release, incumbent Brevard City Councilman Maurice Jones filed to serve for a third term, citing “several great things he would like to see accomplished.” Jones said that Brevard is...

 

'Women In The Military' Exhibition Is Planned

The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas will honor women who have served or are currently serving in the military in a special month-long exhibit during the entire month of November. Those who...

 

Burning CAN Returns With Music, Food, Beer

Oskar Blues Brewery’s Annual Burning CAN Beer Fest was held Friday and Saturday at the REEB Ranch. The two days featured beer, food, outdoor sports and music. (Times photos by Park Baker and...

 

Sesame Street To Return To Transylvania

Who doesn’t love a free gift, cookies and Sesame Street? Get Set Transylvania announced Friday a new program in partnership with Sesame Street in Communities – Get Set Toolkits. Toolkits will be...

 

Bandel Shares N.C. And The Space Race At The Library

North Carolina is celebrating its role in man's journey to landing on the Moon through a variety of exhibits and events in a yearlong celebration. At 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, Jessica Bandel will... Full story

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 8, 2019

Sayoc Receives 20 Years – Brevard, NC

Cesar Sayoc, who attended Brevard College in the early 1980s, was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a federal judge in New York Monday. Sayoc, 57, was arrested last October for allegedly mailing explosives to prominent Democrats. In March, he...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    August 8, 2019

Forest Service Changes Proposed – Transylvania County, NC

The public comment period for the U.S. Forest Service’s proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the environmental law that requires federal agencies to assess the environmental effects of their proposed actions prior to...

 

Saturday Festival Will Celebrate 'Jameson's Joy' – Brevard, NC

On Saturday, the Brevard Lumberyard will welcome 10 local music acts and music fans over the afternoon and into the evening in support of Jameson’s Joy Memorial Service Foundation, a Brevard-based charity focused on performing random acts of...

 

Ecusta Road Roundabout Nearing Construction – Brevard, NC

The public is encouraged to keep a lookout for the closing of Ecusta Road as work is scheduled to begin on building a roundabout. The roundabout – at the intersection of Ecusta Road and the...

 

Eric Edwards Returns From D.C. Homelessness Conference – Brevard, NC

On July 23, 2015, Eric Edwards sat in his apartment in Rutherfordton, N.C., with a bottle of Jim Beam, ready to end his life. Fast-forward four years later to July 23, 2019, and Edwards was in...

 

National Night Out – Brevard, NC

A National Night Out event was held Tuesday in downtown Brevard. The event is a celebration of public safety departments. (Above) Among those who attended were (left to right) EMS personnel Abby...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 5, 2019

Uncertainty Looms As Schools Prepare For Opening Day – Transylvania County, NC

With school scheduled to open in three weeks, uncertainty looms regarding the state budget, health care coverage and the implementation of a new reading program. “We’ve got a lot of uncertainty,” said Transylvania County Schools Superintendent...

 

City Infrastructure Receives Funding – Brevard, NC

The N.C. Division of Water Infrastructure (NCDWI) has approved a $500,000 grant and a $1,583,000 no interest loan for the city of Brevard’s Gallimore Road Sewer Rehab Project. “The purpose of this project is to reduce rain dependent inflow and...

 

Comporium Offering Faster Download Speeds

Broadband customers in Comporium’s Transylvania County service area are now able to get even faster download speeds. Comporium has wrapped up a system-wide upgrade at the end of July that will enable any address in the county that is served by the...

 

County's Latest Unemployment Number Released – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in June was 4.3 percent, up from 4 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for...

 

Brevard College Finishes Campus, Facility Improvements – Transylvania County, NC

Brevard College completed a wide range of campus and facility improvements over the summer. "We have worked hard to improve our facilities and grounds to support our academic programs, to enhance our...

 

Johnson Sworn In Monday Morning – Transylvania County, NC

Polk County Commissioner Jake Johnson has been appointed to the vacant N.C. House of Representatives District 113 seat that represents citizens in Polk County, Transylvania County and part of...

 

PARI To Host 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower Event Aug. 10

Astronomers at the Learning Center at PARI remind the public of the upcoming annual Perseid meteor shower. Meteors result from particles of dust causing the atmosphere to glow as the particles enter t...

 

Tripadvisor Awards Skyterra With Certificate Of Excellence

For the second year in a row in its short three-year history, Skyterra Wellness has earned a coveted nomination: Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The Certificate of Excellence celebrates businesses that are consistently excellent, having e...

 

More Pets Are Available For Adoption

These pets and many others are available for adoption from Transylvania County Animal Services. The shelter, which is located at 1124 Old Rosman Highway, is open from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Tuesday...

 

Cyclists Travel From All Over For Mountain Ride

From Friday to Sunday, cyclists attended Cycle NC Mountain Ride, a bicycle tour of five routes of varying distances through Transyl-vania and Henderson counties, starting and finishing at Brevard...

 

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