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Commissioners Vote To Let Lodging Facility Closure Decision Expire

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners Monday evening voted to let an earlier resolution expire on April 30 that had closed, with exceptions, all lodging facilities, including campgrounds and direct-reservation facilities... — Updated 4/28/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

UPDATED: Body Found In Davidson River, No Foul Play Suspected-Brevard NC

Authorities have confirmed a 68-year-old man was found dead in the Davidson River on Friday afternoon. First responders were first dispatched to the Pisgah Center for Wildlife... — Updated 4/19/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

UPDATED: Body Of Missing Hiker Found At Whitewater Falls

The body of missing hiker, 24-year-old Chandler Manuel, was found Wednesday at the bottom of Whitewater Falls, where he was last seen on Monday, May 4. A National Guard N.C. Heart helicopter extracted Manuel’s body at 3:45 p.m.,... — Updated 5/7/2020


TRAIN Program Enters A Transitional Period-Brevard NC

After nine successful years, the TRAIN program (Transylvania Resource Access Information Net-work) has entered its final three months. TRAIN has been a unique resource in Transylvan... — Updated 5/4/2020


Opioid Response Team Putting Life-Saving Medicine In Hands Of Law Enforcement

When it comes to addressing the opioid crisis, teamwork and cross-sector collaboration are required for achieving results, according to a press release from Transylvania Public Health. The Transylvania Opioid Response Team, a... — Updated 5/4/2020

 By Staff Reports    News

Will Cathey, Commissioner, Lawyer, Passes Away-Rosman NC

Will Cathey, Transylvania County commissioner and long-time attorney in the community, died Thursday. According to the Sheriff's Office, a friend found Cathey deceased in his home.... — Updated 5/4/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Council Split On Skate Park -Brevard NC

Brevard City Council voted 3 to 2 against a motion to amend the 2018 Skate Park resolution that would have allowed the Tannery Park Skate Park Task Force to hire outside help to... — Updated 5/4/2020


Joy Poe Named New Arts Director - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has announced Joy Poe as its new executive director. In her position, Poe will oversee numerous art events, cultural offerings and art... — Updated 5/4/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

KEIR Launches Unique Bike Wheels-Brevard NC

Brevard's KEIR Manufacturing's is reinventing the wheel with its latest product launch – the first bicycle wheel system with braided, impact-resistant, carbon fiber spokes. The pr... — Updated 5/4/2020


UPDATED: Commissioner Will Cathey Passes Away Thursday

Will Cathey, Transylvania County commissioner and long-time attorney in the community, died Thursday. According to the Sheriff's Office, a friend found Cathey deceased in his home.... — Updated 5/2/2020


Farmers' Market To Set Up At New Location Saturday-Brevard NC

This Saturday, May 2, the Transylvania Farmers’ Market will set up for the first time in its new location. Moving just next door, they will now be in the parking lot between Comporium and St. Philip’s Church, right on East... — Updated 4/29/2020

 By Jermiah Reed    News

Transylvania Little League Cancels Its Season-Brevard NC

Local youth sports suffered another blow this week as Transylvania Little League announced the cancellation of its spring season following a meeting of the board of directors on Tuesday night. According to a post on the league’s... — Updated 4/29/2020


Veteran School Administrators Get New Roles -Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year with new roles for two veteran educators and leaders, according to Superintendent Jeff McDaris. McDaris announced the following changes on Monday, April 27, which take... — Updated 4/29/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Letter Threatens Lawsuit Over Dollar General Store-Brevard NC

The construction of the Dollar General on U.S. 276 is alleged to threaten an endangered species, the Elktoe Mussel, which is a violation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA),... — Updated 4/27/2020


WNC SCORE Set To Host Another Webinar On April 30 -Brevard NC

The current storm of the COVID-19 virus and the economic repercussions have made managing small organizations very difficult. An upcoming online webinar will be team taught by Angela Owen, with Truventure Enterprises, and Michael A... — Updated 4/22/2020


Pisgah Legal Services Offering Free Assistance For Health Insurance Sign Up

The COVID-19 pan-demic has resulted in the loss of jobs, income and health insurance coverage for millions. Some life changes, such as losing health insurance through your job, may qualify consumers for Special Enrollments Periods... — Updated 4/22/2020

 By Staff Reports    News

Humane Society Building Badly Damaged By Flooding -Brevard NC

On Sunday night, April 12, wind damaged the roof of the building housing the Humane Society Thrift Store in downtown Brevard, allowing more than 3 inches of rain to damage all three floors of the rear half of the building. There wa... — Updated 4/22/2020


Law & Order-Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests and incidents from Jan. 31 through April 15. Arrests •Sean Robert Duncan, 47, was arrested for one count of felony possession of marijuana on April... — Updated 4/20/2020


Power Back On

As of 10:30 p.m., Duke Energy and Haywood Electric were reporting no customer power outages in Transylvania County.... — Updated 4/16/2020


N.C. Forest Service Lifts Burning Ban

The N.C. Forest Service has lifted a ban on all open burning for counties in western North Carolina, including Transylvania. The burning ban went into effect on April 3 due to hazardous forest fire conditions in the area. While bur... — Updated 4/15/2020


State: In February Transylvania's Jobless Rate Was 3.5 Percent

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in February was 3.5 percent, down from 3.9 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account... — Updated 4/15/2020

 By John Lanier    News

School Board Gets Good News On Bond Construction

Due to the possible reduction of construction phases at both the Brevard High and Rosman High/Middle school campuses, the school system might be able to save substantial time and money regarding the additions and renovations at... — Updated 4/15/2020


Grandparent-Led Families Need Help During The Shutdown - Transylvania County

Grandparents raising grandchildren are struggling during this time of self-isolation and home schooling. They are dealing with parenting 24/7, helping kids keep up in school, learning all the new technology that is required to... — Updated 4/15/2020


Transylvania Times Paper Edition To Be Mailed A Day Late

To our readers: The Monday, April 13, edition of The Transylvania Times will be published a day late because of yesterday's power outages. The edition, however, can be viewed... — Updated 4/14/2020 Full story

 By Alex Perri    News

Arrest Made After Chase

Naomi Brown Green, 55, was taken into custody in Transylvania County after allegedly fleeing and eluding arrest in a high-speed chase that took place around 10 p.m., Wednesday, and ending with Green’s truck breaking down and... — Updated 4/14/2020


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