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 News    June 13, 2019 

Man Charged With Murder In Last Summer's Shooting-Brevard,NC

Davieyon Devall Hopkins, 21, of Hendersonville, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Waybern Shelton at the Cardinal Drive-In restaurant last summer. Early on the morning of Aug. 17,...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 13, 2019 

Schenck Job Corps' Fate On County's Radar-Transylvania County, NC

With the proposed privatization of Schenck Job Corps in Pisgah National Forest on the table, Transylvania County officials have reached out to Congressman Mark Meadows’ office and will host a meetin...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    June 13, 2019 

Sheriff Seeks Child Abuse Suspect-Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help to find Christopher Charles Booker, who was involved in an alleged child abuse incident that took place on Friday, June 7....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 13, 2019 

Council Talks About Budget Changes-Brevard, NC

Nonprofit funding, major capital projects and employee salaries were discussed by Brevard City Council during a budget workshop last week. The council will hold a public hearing Monday on its proposed budget for the 2019/2020 fiscal year, which...

 
 By Norah Davis    News    June 13, 2019 

Rice Street Garden Receives Facelift

Every spring, vegetable and flower gardens symbolize and embody rebirth. But this year is a special renewal for the Rice Street Community Garden, now in its eighth year, because much of the garden’s...

 
 News    June 13, 2019 

Strategic Plan Will Guide County Tourism Efforts-Transylvania County, NC

On June 4, Transylvania County Tourism (TCT) hosted tourism partners and area stakeholders at a community presentation of TCT’s new strategic plan that will guide work for countywide tourism from 2020 to 2024. In October 2018, the plan was develope...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 13, 2019 

Academy Students Have 75 Percent Proficiency Rating

Ted Duncan, director of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy, informed the school’s board of directors June 5 that the overall proficiency rate for students on this year’s end-of-grade tests for reading and science is 75 percent. Dunca...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 13, 2019 

Board Members Speak Out On Meeting Attendance-Transylvania County, NC

At the beginning of Tuesday’s regular Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ meeting, Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins noted that Commissioner Jason Chappell was absent because he was on vacation, but he didn’t know why Commissioner Will...

 
 News    June 13, 2019 

With Balsam Grove And Little River: UWTC CEO Plans Community Chat

Louis Negrón, chief executive officer of United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC), invites members of the community to meet him for the community chat series in June. These informal conversations focus on the local United Way, where it is and where...

 
 News    June 13, 2019 

Witherspoon Platt Welcomes New Realtor, Karin Strickland

Witherspoon Platt + Associates (WPA), a full-service real estate, management and conservation company in Brevard, is proud to welcome Karin Strickland as its newest realtor. “Karin brings an energy...

 
 News    June 13, 2019 

Brevard Firefighter Helps With Helo-Aquatic Team Rescue

Members of the North Carolina Helo-Aquatic Rescue Team, known as NC HART, airlifted an injured hiker and his dog Wednesday from a remote area on White Oak Mountain near Mill Spring in Polk County. The elderly man became lost in the woods yesterday...

 
 News    June 13, 2019 

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 10, 2019

County Budget May Include 12.5 Cents Tax Increase-Transylvania County, NC

On top of a proposed 10.5 cents property tax increase to pay for the voter-approved $68 million school bond, a majority of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners are recommending a further 2 cents tax increase for long-term capital needs,...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 10, 2019

Social Media Posts Lead To Firings-Brevard, NC

Two part-time Brevard Fire Department employees were fired because of Facebook posts each made about Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland on Saturday, May 25, regarding Fatland’s military attire during the American Legion’s Memorial Day Parade....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 10, 2019

Rosman Graduates Celebrate Milestone

It was a special celebration on Saturday morning, as 78 Rosman High School seniors came together one last time to recognize their achieve-ments and enter the world as the graduating Class of 2019. As...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 10, 2019

Brevard Graduates Seek New Horizons

Skies that threatened rain did not dampen the spirits of the Brevard High School Class of 2019 as 167 seniors received their diplomas at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium Friday evening. BHS Principal...

 

Bridge Replacement Starts South Of Sapphire

An old bridge is on the way out and a new bridge will replace it, to create safer travel for residents and visitors to a mountain community. A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin next week replacing a 59-year-old,...

 

OnTrack To Offer Free Credit Reports

On Wednesday, June 26, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling will team up with Self-Help Credit Union at 40 Forest Gate Drive to offer free credit reports and FICO scores. This event is open to the public and no...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 10, 2019

Davidson River School Celebrates 2019 Graduation

Despite a steady drizzle of rain outside, there were no dampened spirits last Thursday, as students, faculty, friends and family gathered for Davidson River School’s graduation ceremony. And while...

 

Oskar Blues Event Features Friends Of The Library

Wednesday is that day of the week that hard working folks celebrate “getting over the hump” and moving closer to a much anticipated weekend. That day is also the day when the Oskar Blues Brewery and the Tasty Weasel taproom feature businesses,...

 

Blood Drive Set For June 24

The next Red Cross and Knights of Columbus blood drive will be Monday, June 24, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Giving blood takes less than an hour and is a way of giving life to those in need. Reminder...

 

Schenck Job Corps' Future Remains Unclear

The U.S. Forest Service will “withdraw” from operating the Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers (CCCs), according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDL). Schenck Job Corps...

 

Brevard Resident Dies After Parkway Accident

Brevard resident Diane Banther Rice died Monday in a single-vehicle motor accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway, according to a National Park Service news release. At roughly 4 p.m., Monday, Blue Ridge Parkway dispatchers received a report of a motor...

 

City Manager Apologizes For Military Uniform Mix Up-Brevard NC

After facing criticism on social media for wearing a U.S. Air Force coat during the Memorial Day Parade at the White Squirrel Festival on May 25, Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland issued an apology in...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 6, 2019

School Board Selects Firms

Monday evening the Transylvania County Board of Education selected Clark Nexsen as the architectural firm and Vannoy Construction as the CMAR (construction manager at risk) to design and complete $68 million worth of renovations and new construction...

 

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