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 By Alex Perri    News    January 30, 2020

Report: County Should Be Healthier – Transylvania County, NC

Brevard and Transylvania County should be healthier than they are, according to Margaret Adamek, a food policy expert with the Blue Zones Project. The Blues Zones Project is an initiative that seeks to makes healthy choices easier through permanent...

 

Come See Pisgah Pete Make His Predictions – Brevard, NC

The public is invited to attend the sixth annual “White Squirrel Day” on Sunday at Mayberry’s on West Main Street in Brevard. During the event, white squirrel Pisgah Pete will predict whether there will be six more weeks of winter and the...

 

Heart of Brevard Hosts Its Annual Meeting – Brevard, NC

The Heart of Brevard held its annual meeting Monday at the DFR room. (Times photos by Jeremiah Reed)...

 

Make A Difference For Children Through St. Baldrick's Of Transylvania County – Transylvania County, NC

The public may know St. Baldrick’s from the buzz that surrounds the annual head shaving event, but in the bigger picture, St. Baldrick’s is one of the leading foundations who are advocating and funding the research that goes into helping cure...

 

Local Honor Guard Pays Tribute To WWII Purple Heart Recipient – Transylvania County, NC

In February 1945, twenty-year-old Marine private Clint "Vern" Lovin was part of the amphibious invasion of the island of Iwo Jima. "Uncle Vernon said when the first few waves of troops went ashore,...

 

Health Tab Delay!

Dear readers of The Transylvania Times. On the front page of today’s edition (Monday, Jan. 27) there is a story promoting our 2020 Health & Wellness guide. Unfortunately, our printer did not deliver the guide to us today. We hope to have the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 27, 2020

School Board Approves Building Contracts – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved the contracts with Clark Nexsen and Vannoy Construction at its meeting Tuesday evening. Clark Nexsen is the architectural firm and Vannoy Construction is the CMAR (construction manager...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 27, 2020

Chamber Recognizes Top Businesses – Brevard, NC

It was an evening of celebration Saturday night as the Brevard/Transylvania County Chamber of Commerce held its annual gala event at Brevard College's Porter Center. The hallmark event of the year for...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 27, 2020

Housing Plans On The Table – Brevard, NC

A proposed mixed-used development that includes senior living and workforce housing apartments along Deerlake Road in Brevard has raised some concerns among residents of the adjacent Deerlake Village. Tore Borhaug, owner of Tore’s Home, Inc.,...

 

Transylvania County Commissioners Hear Audit Report – Transylvania County, NC

Kelly Gooderham, with Martin Starnes & Associates, a chartered accounting firm, recently presented to the Transylvania Board of Commissioners the county’s annual financial report for the fiscal year, which ended June 30 of last year. The report...

 

City Of Brevard Audit Presented During Council Meeting – Brevard, NC

During last week’s regular Brevard City Council meeting, the city received a “clean audit” report for the close of the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2019. Dan Mullinix, assurance manager for Gould Killian CPA Group, P.A., in response to...

 

New Jobs Program Begins At Davidson River – Transylvania County, NC

Gov. Roy Cooper is joining Communities In Schools of North Carolina at the Henderson County Innovative High School Monday to kick off Jumpstart Jobs Week – a community-wide event to connect local employers with high school students in the Jobs for...

 

Pisgah Forest Rotary Begins Community Grants For 2020 – Transylvania County, NC

The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest has begun its Community Grants program for 2020. The grants are made annually to nonprofit organizations that provide services within Transylvania County in the areas of children, education or health. Grants are not...

 

Council OKs Skate Park Funding – Brevard, NC

In moving forward with opening the temporary skate park, while building a new, concrete park, Brevard City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a $120,000 budget recommendation from staff. Of the amount, $100,000 will go to Pillar Design Studios,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 23, 2020

Board Hears Draft School Calendar – Transylvania County, NC

Assistant Superintendent Brian Weaver presented a draft of the school calendar for the 2020-21 school year to the Board of Education Tuesday evening. Weaver said the calendar is aligned with last year, but some teachers preferred starting on Monday,...

 

Latest Sheriff's Office Arrests Reported – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests and incidents in December and January. Arrests •Lela Dione Henson, 28, was arrested for felony conditional discharge on Jan. 14. She was placed in the detention center under...

 

Blue Zones Aims For A Healthier Community – Brevard, NC

The environment, the people and policy are fundamental in creating a healthy community, according to the philosophy of the Blue Zones Project – Brevard (BZPB). And that’s where the BZPB team of Tammy Hopkins, Mark Burrows and Trent Humphreys...

 

St. Philip's ECW Awards Nonprofit Grants – Brevard, NC

The year 2020 is on track to be a busy and joyful one for the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. They have been able to award grants totaling $71,350 to nonprofit groups serving families in Transylvania County. These...

 

Dates To Note For Upcoming Primary Election – Transylvania County, NC

Election day for the 2020 primary is Tuesday, March 3, and will feature a number of local, state and national races. The following are some important dates, according to the Transylvania County Election Center: •Absentee by mail voting began on...

 

Celebration Promotes 'Unity In The Community' – Brevard, NC

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration was held Monday at Brevard College's Porter Center....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 20, 2020

City Facing EPA Scrutiny – Brevard, NC

The N.C. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued several subpoenas to city of Brevard employees to appear before a grand jury, with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte in charge of the investigation, according to a press release...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    January 20, 2020

Rosman: Water Safe To Drink – Rosman, NC

The water is now safe to drink in the town of Rosman, according to a message on the Rosman Town Hall Facebook page. On Friday, another Facebook post said lightning had struck the town’s water pump and work was underway to fix the break. The...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    January 20, 2020

TNRC Approves Resolution Supporting Ecusta Trail – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) recently voted on a resolution supporting the concept of the Ecusta Hike/Bike Trail, as well as to elect Stephanie Adams as the chairperson to...

 

TNT's Ernie Johnson To Speak Locally

On Sunday, Jan. 26, Ernie Johnson Jr., a sportscaster for Turner Sports and CBS Sports, will speak at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church. Johnson is the lead announcer for Major League...

 

Money Raised Will Provide Art Teachers Necessary Supplies – Transylvania County, NC

Visual arts teachers in Transylvania County Schools have been awarded $5,000 for art supplies, according to a Transylvania Community Arts Council press release. A "Holiday Happy Hour and Silent...

 

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