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 By Matt McGregor    News    February 21, 2019 

Council Reverses Vote On Changes To Steep Slopes

On Monday, Brevard City Council voted 3-2 against a proposal that would have allowed for construction on steep slopes from a maximum of roughly 25 percent to a roughly 50 percent grade. Councilmen Maurice Jones and Mac Morrow supported the change,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 21, 2019 

Transylvania Has Three Barriers To Attracting, Keeping Teachers

A trifecta of limited affordable housing, few good job opportunities for spouses and limited infant care options make it difficult to recruit and retain teachers, Brian Weaver, senior director of human resources of Transylvania County Schools, told t...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 21, 2019 

Jury Trial, Pleas Heard

A Transylvania County Superior Court jury has found 30-year-old Dakota Ray Griffith not guilty of attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Griffith was arrested by the Transylvania...

 

New Regional Health Care Foundation Gets Launched

A new regional health care foundation has been founded, as a result of the acquisition in January of Mission Health by HCA Healthcare: the Pisgah Health Foundation. This foundation, along with five other independent regional entity legacy foundations...

 

Mills River Councilman Announces Challenge To Edwards

Mills River Councilman Brian Caskey, a Democrat, has announced his candidacy for N.C. 48th Senate District. The seat, which includes Transylvania and Henderson counties plus a porion of southern Buncombe County, is currently represented by Republican...

 

N.C. State Highlights Transylvania's Project Empathy

Transylvania’s Project Empathy was one of five efforts selected by N.C. State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) to be highlighted at their recent ReCONNECT forum on Feb. 11. The focus of this forum was to talk about ways that...

 

Brevard Police Department Looking For Bike Owners

The Brevard Police Department has bicycles in its possession whose owners cannot be found. The police department is publishing notice to all persons who may have, or claim, any interest to make, or establish a claim or interest, not later than 30...

 

Philharmonic Celebrates 'Music In The Schools'

The philharmonic annually presents a full orchestra experience at the Porter Center for all county fifth graders in a concert sponsored by Jacquelyn Rogow. The philharmonic is proud of completing its...

 

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...

 

B-DRPC Preschool Receives Playhouse From Habitat

One child noticing a playhouse on a float in the Brevard Christmas parade turned into a happy surprise for an entire preschool. Nate VanDyke, 4, watched a brightly painted Dr. Seuss house roll past...

 

Local Now Has 'Wheels To Work'

Patricia Corriveau of Brevard has what you might call "a full plate." Aside from having to beg rides or borrow a car every day to get to work in Arden, her eldest son is autistic and has epilepsy,...

 

DuPont State Recreational Forest Grows By 402 Acres

Last week, Conserving Carolina transferred 402 acres of land to the N.C. Forest Service to expand DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF). This tract helps to conserve key headwater streams along the...

 

Arrest Made After Shooting Incident

Mark Anthony Rushton, 35, has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury after an early morning shooting incident, Thurs-day, at 228 Oakdale...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 18, 2019

Jim Rowe Helped To Put The Heart Back In Downtown

Community leaders and downtown business people remember James "Jim" Rowe, who passed away early this month, as a quiet, gentle man who was instrumental in turning downtown Brevard into a vibrant...

 

District Announces Conservation Contest Winners

Jeff Parker, district director for the Transylvania County Soil & Water Conservation District, announced the results of the annually sponsored conservation contests for local elementary and...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 18, 2019

Town Asked To Pay For Dead Wildlife

The Rosman Board of Aldermen voted last week to make a counter offer to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for replacing wildlife killed when 300 gallons of chlorine spilled in the French Broad River. A valve left open in a chlorine...

 

Brevard Academy Students Show They Are On Track

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors were informed last Wednesday evening that students at the school have been performing relatively well on their MAP tests. “MAP testing is just a one time shot that occurs three...

 

After 67 Years, Valentine's Day Still Special

After 67 years of marriage, Jim and Gloria Sanders, of Brevard, still celebrate Valentine's Day. "Let me tell you how we celebrate," Gloria began. "He used to bring me candy and roses. But I now have...

 

Anonymous Couple Buys A Camper For Fire Victims

A charitable couple who wish to remain anonymous has donated a travel-camper to the newly wed Josh and Stephanie Flood, who lost their old camper in a fire on Jan. 31. As previously reported, a few...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 14, 2019

Panel Discusses Impact Of Outdoor Recreation Industry

Social, economic and environmental sustainability issues that surround the outdoor recreation industry were the focus of a panel discussion last week. David Knight, the director for the N.C. Office...

 

Exhibit Takes Viewers On A Trip Through The Universe

Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS) has its "Art of the Universe" exhibit on display at the Transylvania Community Arts Council through Feb. 28....

 

Steep Slope Changes On City's Radar

Brevard City Council is currently moving toward increasing the allowable construction on steep slopes from a maximum of roughly 25 percent grade to just shy of a 50 percent grade. The current proposal also recommends changing the formula for...

 

Man Charged After Early Morning Shooting In Brevard-Brevard NC

Mark Anthony Rushton, 35, has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury after an early morning shooting incident at 228 Oakdale St. in Brevard. Just after midnight, today, the Brevard Police...

 

Movie Magic Found In 'The Good Things Devil's Do'

It was supposed to be one last heist, but it shouldn't be a surprise that a burglary in Transylvania County would be interrupted by an ancient vampire's awakening, resulting in a night of terror....

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 11, 2019

BMC To Present Wide Range Of Programs

There's no reason to tamper with a success. Coming off a record season in both attendance and sales, the Brevard Music Center will continue to offer a wide range of programs this summer. Musical...

 

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