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Fatality Reported On Blue Ridge Parkway

At 1:15 p.m., Oct. 23, Blue Ridge Parkway Law Enforcement Rangers responded to a fall injury in the parking area located at Milepost 352.4. Upon arrival, rangers discovered William “Willie” Keith, 80, of Durham, had lost his footing, fell back...

 

Metal Crosses Made To Honor War Dead In County

Eighty-two metal memorial crosses have been purchased by the Friends of Rosman. Each cross, with an American flag, represents a serviceman from Transylvania County who was killed while serving in a war, including WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam and the...

 

Habitat Seeks Applicant For A Home To Be Built In Balsam Grove

Transylvania Habitat for Humanity is seeking applicants for the Habitat Homeownership program. A supporter has donated 1 acre of land in Balsam Grove to Habitat, so that a local family could help build their home alongside volunteers. Habitat...

 

Pisgah Legal Offering Free ACA Help, Information Sessions

Pisgah Legal Services, a nonprofit that provides free legal aid, and other Enrollment Partners of WNC participating organizations give local residents free, unbiased health insurance information and enrollment assistance in the NC Health Insurance...

 

Neighborhoods Spooked By Scary Sights

Halloween decorations around town show the festive spirit....

 

Halloweenfest To Welcome Cookie Monster – Brevard, NC

Editor’s Note: This Saturday, downtown Brevard will host the 37th annual Halloweenfest. More details about this Saturday’s activities are below. Get Set Transylvania, a collaboration of over 24 local organizations focused on providing access to...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 24, 2019

School Board Talks Building Options – Transylvania County, NC

During an update on the proposed new construction for Brevard High and Rosman High/Middle schools Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education was informed by Board Chairwoman Tawny McCoy that extending Rosman High across the street to...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 24, 2019

Council Hears Skate Park Concerns – Brevard, NC

The proposed Tannery Skate Park was the main topic during the public comment period at Monday’s Brevard City council meeting. The recently built skate park has never been opened, as previously reported, because of liability concerns. During public...

 

TDA Report: Accommodation Revenues Doubled – Transylvania County, NC

In the 2011/12 fiscal year, slightly more than $9 million in accommodation revenues was reported in Transylvania County, while this past fiscal year that number had jumped to more than $18 million....

 

Salvation Army Seeking Kettle Drive Volunteers

With the holiday season quickly approaching, The Salvation Army is asking for volunteers and sponsors for its Red Kettle Drive. The bell ringing starts on Nov. 16 and ends on Dec. 24. Paid positions are available, but volunteering is encouraged....

 

Raffle Of Photograph To Benefit Meals On Wheels – Brevard, NC

Meals On Wheels of Brevard is raffling off a 20-inch by 30-inch waterfall photograph, donated by Rob Travis of Blue Moon Gallery, as a fundraiser for the financially strapped charity, according to a p...

 

Greystone Inn Voted One Of Top Resorts In The South

The Greystone Inn is proud to announce that they were voted as one of the top resorts in the South in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, coming in at number 11 on the list. More than 600,000 of the publication’s readers...

 

Transylvania Farmers' Market Kicks Off Halloweenfest Saturday

With a day of festive fun planned for downtown Brevard, the Transylvania Farmers' Market looks forward to kicking off Halloweenfest this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, with live music, face painting an...

 

PARI Announces 2020 Summer Astro Camps For Kids

The Learning Center at PARI recently announced its upcoming 2020 science/ astronomy summer camp schedule. The summer schedule includes two residential camp programs: Camp Above and Beyond, and Camp...

 

Skate Park Solutions Sought – Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard’s Parks, Trails and Recreation committee met last Wednesday to discuss options for opening the Tannery Skate Park and building a new, concrete park. The committee passed a...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 21, 2019

Gaia Herbs Opening New Facility In Mills River

Gaia Herbs is planning a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday for a new facility in Mills River and still plans to continue operations at its Transylvania County facility. Gaia Herbs’ Transylvania County facility is located off U.S. 64 and Island...

 

County Included In DOT Bond Funding – Transylvania County, NC

The N.C. Department of Transportation recently informed local officials in four far western counties, including Transylvania, that construction projects in those areas have been placed on the 2020 Build N.C. bond issuance list. The announcement...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 21, 2019

Presentation Covers Climate Change And Birds – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Natural Resource Council (TNRC) met recently to hear Tom Tribble of the Audubon Society give a presentation about the impacts of climate change on birds. Tribble is the former president of the Elisha Mitchell Audubon society, which...

 

Food, Fun And Funds To Honor Veterans

On Saturday, Nov. 9, kick off Veterans Day weekend with a good time and good food for a good cause at American Legion Post 88 located at 55 E. Jordan St. in Brevard, from 6 to 11 p.m. Cost is $20 per...

 

Farmers: Sign Up Nov. 6-20 For NCDA&CS Agricultural Disaster Relief Program

Starting Nov. 6, farmers in Transylvania, Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson and Rutherford counties will be able to sign up for the NCDA&CS Agricultural Disaster Program. The sign-up period will end on Nov. 20. The program will directly assist farmers...

 

Commissioners OK Buying Land For Recreation – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners Monday voted to buy the roughly 55 acres behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard for recreational uses. During their...

 

United Way Gets $60,000 Loan – Transylvania County, NC

The United Way of Transylvania County recently signed an agreement to receive a $60,000 stop-gap loan from a private citizen to cover recent cash flow challenges, according to a press release. The loan offer came about as a direct result of the annou...

 

Family Place Open House In Rosman Set For Saturday

A grand opening/open house of the Family Place of Transylvania County in Rosman will take place this from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19. A ribbon cutting will occur shortly after 1 p.m., with an open house following until 4 p.m. The open...

 

Cantrell Creek Project Completed Thanks To Several Groups – Transylvania County, NC

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday to celebrate the finishing of the Cantrell Creek project in the Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest. The Pisgah Conservancy (TPC), Trout...

 

County Marines Celebrate USMC 244th Birthday And Veterans Day – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County Marines will jump-start the Veterans Day weekend on Friday, Nov. 8, in the American Legion Hall’s Little Theater wing. The evening, with a cash bar opening at 5:30 p.m., will mark the 244th anniversary of the Marine Corps and...

 

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