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 By Derek McKissock    News    June 18, 2018 

School Board, County Spar Over Capital Spending

In her recommended budget for the 2019 fiscal year, County Manager Jaime Laughter said all future school system capital projects at $50,000 or more will require school officials to submit draft contracts or purchase orders and then the county would...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 18, 2018 

Charges Filed In Goat Kidnap Case

While not exactly kidnapping, a report of a stolen goat in February on Limousine Lane in Pisgah Forest led to the arrest of an animal rights activist, 36-year-old Wayne Hsiung, on June 7 at the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 18, 2018 

Brevard Academy Reports Healthy Finances

Nick Iosue, vice chair and treasurer of the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors, informed the board at its monthly meeting last Wednesday that by June 30 of this year, the school’s fund balance will be close to...

 
 News    June 18, 2018 

Wayfinding Signs Placed In Key Spots Around County

New wayfinding signs are appearing all over Transylvania County thanks to grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the county's Tourism Development Authority (TDA). The project was...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 18, 2018 

Panel Extols Buying Local

The importance and benefits of buying local were discussed Thursday during a Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce discussion panel in the library Rogow Room. Heath Seymour, Heart of Brevard...

 
 News    June 18, 2018 

Candidate Filing For Judicial Seats Begins Today

The candidate filing period for judicial seats in the 2018 general election began at noon, today, and will end at noon on June 29. Statewide judicial seats on ballots Nov. 6 will include one N.C. Supreme Court seat and three N.C. Court of Appeals...

 
 News    June 18, 2018 

State Elections Board Recognizes Constitution Party

The Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement voted unan-imously last Wednesday to recognize the Constitution Party of North Carolina as the state’s newest political party. That means voters in North Carolina can register as...

 
 News    June 18, 2018 

Brevard Housing Authority To Host Ribbon Cutting And Fair

The Brevard Housing Authority will be hosting a ribbon cutting of its new laundry facility and community resources room from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on June 29. After the ribbon cutting, we will also host a Stronger Families Picnic and Resource Fair in...

 
 News    June 18, 2018 

Walk A Mile Asheville Raises Funds For Our Voice On June 30

Our VOICE, Buncombe County's incorporated rape crisis center, announces its Walk a Mile event, to be held Saturday, June 30, at Pack Square. At Walk A Mile Asheville the community gathers for a...

 
 News    June 18, 2018 

Ecusta Brewing To Host Fundraiser

Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes. That’s 300,000 children every year, and 60,000 of them will not survive. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer and donor powered charity committed to supporting the most...

 
 News    June 18, 2018 

UWTC Grants $303,000 For 13 Local Programs

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) announced Friday, June 1, that it will allocate $303,000 of its fiscal 2018-2019 budget to 13 local programs delivered by nonprofit agencies serving Transylvania County. Each funded program addresses local iss...

 
 News    June 18, 2018 

Audio Recordings Of Government Meetings

The Transylvania Times is pleased to provide the most up-to-date recordings from recent government meetings. For a complete listing of recordings, visit https://soundcloud.com/tran...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 14, 2018

Public Hearing Held On County Budget

The courthouse, education funding and fire district tax rates dominated Tuesday's public hearing on the proposed $51.2 million Transylvania County general fund budget for the 2019 fiscal year, which...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 14, 2018

Firing Range Planned For City Property

A new open-air firing range for the Brevard Police Department is being built behind the city's water treatment plant off Cathey's Creek Road, and it has two neighbors concerned. Brevard Police Chief...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 14, 2018

Judge Hands Down Prison Sentences After Hearing Pleas

Judge Bradley Letts heard a handful of pleas Monday during the Transylvania County Superior Court term, which lasted just one day. Lana Norton Reese, who pleaded guilty to 14 felony charges, was sentenced to 44 to 66 months in prison. Reese pleaded...

 

Public Warned About Bear Encounters In Pisgah District

Pisgah National Forest officials are warning visitors to Bent Creek Experimental Forest and Black Balsam on the Pisgah Ranger District to be on the look out for black bears. Increased reports of bear activity in these areas indicate that visitors...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 14, 2018

Town Of Rosman Strikes Leachate Deal With Gaia Herbs

The town of Rosman has entered into an agreement with Gaia Herbs to take up to two truck loads, about 4,000 gallons, of leachate, Monday through Friday, from its plant and process it through the town’s wastewater treatment system. Leachate is...

 

Habitat Showhouse, Sale Set For Saturday

The Transylvania Habitat for Humanity third annual showhouse and sale will be held Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the home of John and Barbara Walter, located at 1364 Salola Lane. This...

 

Wells Fargo Grants Funding For 'Families & Money' Collaborative

On May 12, Wells Fargo granted $6,000 to United Way of Transylvania County to fund the 'Families & Money' collaborative program. The Families & Money program is a United Way of Transylvania...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 11, 2018

Brevard High Welcomes 184 Graduates

Rain threatened but never materialized at the Brevard Music Center Friday evening as 184 graduates from Brevard High heard words of praise, thanks and encouragement before receiving their diplomas...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 11, 2018

Rosman High Graduates Celebrated

For the Rosman High School graduating class of 2018, Saturday morning was not just a time of celebration with friends and family at Brevard Music Center, but of reflection. "We began our journey in...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 11, 2018

School Board Upset At Funding Formula

During their meeting at Brevard High School last Monday evening, some members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed their displeasure regarding the budget process at both the local and state level. Board Chair Tawny McCoy said that...

 

County's Latest Jobless Numbers Fall Below 4 Percent

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in April was 3.6 percent, down from 4.2 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...

 

Military Museum Hosts D-Day, Other WWII Veterans

About 120 people gathered in the WNC Military History Museum on June 6 to commemorate the turning point of World War II and to honor two D-Day veterans and seven other World War II veterans. D-Day occurred on June 6, 1944, when the Allies invaded...

 

Lawsuit Filed After Squirrel Box Derby Accident-Brevard

A lawsuit has been filed claiming the Transylvania County Board of Education, the Heart of Brevard and others were negligent in the May 27 accident during the Squirrel Box Derby races. Tanne Trawick, one of six people who were injured during the...

 

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