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Brevard's Public Works Director Indicted

The city of Brevard’s Public Works Director David Lutz has been issued a federal indictment on charges of environmental crimes related to the “handling, transportation and storage of hazardous waste” in 2016. According to... — Updated 9/18/2020


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://... — Updated 9/21/2020


Habitat Hobbits Build A Playhouse To Support Affordable Housing – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Habitat for Humanity has announced a new fundraiser to support its mission of building affordable homes for low-income families in Transylvania County. Habitat is... — Updated 9/21/2020


Kotowski Makes Her 100th Handmade Shawl – Brevard, NC

It was an extraordinary celebration. On Monday, Sept. 14, Wendy Kotowski delivered her 100th hand-crocheted shawl to the Shop of St. Philip's. Over the past five years, the devoted... — Updated 9/21/2020


Pardee Opens New Clinics – Brevard, NC

Pardee UNC Health Care expanded access to health care in Transylvania County with the opening of three new clinics in Brevard last week. At this new location, Pardee will offer... — Updated 9/21/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News 

Absentee By Mail Ballot Requests Increase – Transylvania County, NC

Jeff Storey said preparing for an election during a pandemic has been "quite challenging," including seeing significant increases in absentee by mail voting requests and needing mor... — Updated 9/21/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News 

PARI One Of Many Targeted For A Cyber Attack – Transylvania County, NC

The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) sent a notice to its donors last week stating its third-party fundraising and donor engagement software company, Blackbaud, Inc., had been the target of a Ransomware attack, accordi... — Updated 9/21/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News 

Public Works Director Charged – Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard’s Public Works director, David Lutz, has been issued a federal indictment on charges of environmental crimes related to the “handling, transportation and storage of hazardous waste” in May 2016. According... — Updated 9/21/2020

 By John Lanier    News 

Academy Board Hears Teacher Survey Feedback – Brevard, NC

Ted Duncan, school director of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy, presented the results of the 2020 North Carolina Teacher Working Con-ditions survey to the school’s Board of Directors on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Duncan... — Updated 9/21/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

School Administrators Say Virtual Learning Going Well – Transylvania County, NC

It’s been exactly one month since Transylvania County Schools opened their doors to students, staff and faculty, and despite many challenges, particularly for those opting to pursue virtual learning, TCS administrators say things... — Updated 9/16/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Plans Call For Modular Units During BHS Construction – Transylvania County, NC

Chad Roberson of the architectural firm Clark Nexsen told the Transylvania County Board of Education at a work session Monday evening the latest design development plans call for the use of modular units during new construction... — Updated 9/16/2020


Health Director Talks About Accordius – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County Health Director Elaine Russell said the COVID-19 “outbreak” at Accordius Health, which has included four deaths, has been “heartbreaking.” Russell was speaking Monday during the Board of... — Updated 9/16/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

'Option B' Proposed For Apartment Complex Project – Brevard, NC

In a special meeting Sept. 3, Brevard City Council inspected the site of the proposed Tore’s Home residential apartment complex that would be located along Deerlake Road, near the Deerlake Village residential community. At the... — Updated 9/16/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Courtine Family, Community Celebrate A 'Hard,' 'Special' Day

Wednesday, Sept. 9, was a "hard" and "special" day, according to Dan Courtine. Courtine was speaking during the ribbon cutting for the Jameson's Joy Memorial Fitness Park, named... — Updated 9/14/2020


Remembering 9-11-01

On Friday, Sept. 11, folks, including (above) Allyssa Hensley and Brittany Bryant, at Workout Anytime in Pisgah Forest held its annual event to remember those who lost their lives... — Updated 9/14/2020


Heart Of Brevard Planning Virtual Halloween Events – Brevard, NC

The Heart of Brevard announced last Thursday that the remainder of the 2020 event season would be held virtually. While events will look differently than they have in the past, Heart of Brevard officials are excited about the... — Updated 9/14/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Dalton, Miller Seeking Commission Seat – Transylvania County, NC

Editor's Note: Last Thursday, the Brevard-Transylvania Chamber of Commerce held its annual candidate forum, but with a difference, reflecting the times – no live audience and... — Updated 9/14/2020


CFWNC Awards Grants Totaling More Than $216,000 To Nonprofits – Transylvania County, NC

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina recently approved grants totaling $216,811 to nonprofits across the region, including Smart Start of Transylvania County. The awards were made in CFWNC’s Early Childhood... — Updated 9/9/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Virus Count At 295 – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health reported four additional cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, for a total of 295 cases and six deaths among county residents. Currently, 21 county residents are... — Updated 9/9/2020


College Enrolls Record Number – Brevard, NC

Brevard College enrolled a record number of 767 students for the fall 2020 semester, according to college officials. For the third straight year, the fall semester’s enrollment is the largest since Brevard College became a... — Updated 9/9/2020


Free Food Available Friday For Local Families – Transylvania County, NC

Nothing could be easier for families than “Free Food Fridays,” which now provide a full week’s worth of meals for every child in Transylvania County. Starting Friday, Sept. 11, all children age 18 and under are welcome to a f... — Updated 9/9/2020


Help Combat Childhood Cancer This Saturday – Transylvania County, NC

The third annual St. Baldricks Foundation event to raise funds to combat childhood cancer will be held from noon until 6 p.m., Saturday, at 185 King Street in Brevard. As well as... — Updated 9/9/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Board of Education Online Candidate Forum – Transylvania County, NC

The four candidates for the three open seats on the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed the challenges facing the school system last Thursday during an online forum... — Updated 9/9/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

In The Age Of COVID-19, The Cleaning Business Has Gone To Another Level – Brevard, NC

Cleanliness has always been a matter of business for Alan Crite. As the owner and operator of AC Janitorial Service – a family-owned business started by his father in the early... — Updated 9/9/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

BPD Sees Advantages In Going Digital – Brevard, NC

It's a scenario that police officials say should never have to happen, but it has. In it, officers communicate their next move over the radio, whether it be to serve a warrant or... — Updated 9/9/2020


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