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Cawthorn Ahead In Republican Primary Runoff Tuesday-Brevard NC

With nearly 95 percent of the vote reported, Republican Madison Cawthorn was ahead in the race to face Democrat Moe Davis in November for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District seat. With 298 of the 314 counties in the... — Updated 6/23/2020


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 7/6/2020

 By Park Baker    News 

Lowery Turned Life Around, Leads By Example-Brevard NC

If real-life experiences truly help prepare people for their careers, then Emily Lowery, director of The Haven, the local homeless shelter, can look at each and every person who... — Updated 7/6/2020


Outdoor Dining

City of Brevard workers were busy late last week moving tables and chairs into the alley beside Highland Books on West Main Street. (Times photos by Sean Trapp)... — Updated 7/6/2020


Ask Us Answered-Brevard NC

What is taking place at the site used for the Beethoven art at the corner of Probart and North Caldwell streets? Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland said that five years ago, the city... — Updated 7/6/2020


Pisgah Health Foundation Awards Grant To Boys & Girls Club-Brevard NC

Pisgah Health Foundation has approved a grant request to The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County for funding summer programs for the youth who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to attend camp. The Boys &... — Updated 7/6/2020

 By Jermiah Reed    News 

Brevard Diner Owners Didn't Let Virus Stop Their Plans-Brevard NC

Despite the challenges of getting a new business up and running in the midst of a pandemic, the Brevard Diner officially opened its doors Monday morning with the mission of... — Updated 7/6/2020


Forest Service Urges Caution On Fireworks Use

N.C. Forest Service officials urge the public to use extreme caution with fireworks to reduce the risk of igniting wildfires during Independence Day celebrations. "With the current... — Updated 7/3/2020


Brevard Welcomes Its First Public Skatepark-Brevard NC

Eagerly awaited by city residents for nearly a decade, Brevard's first public skatepark is finally ready for skaters to drop-in, according to a press release. Brevard City Council... — Updated 7/1/2020


Mary C. Jenkins Community Center

On Tuesday a ceremonial unveiling of the sign at the proposed site of the new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center in Brevard was held. City officials and residents involved in the... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

City OKs Budget, Property Purchase-Brevard NC

On Monday, Brevard City Council approved the 2020/2021 city budget for the fiscal year, which began Wednesday, and includes no tax increase and for capital projects to be deferred to September. As previously reported, City Manager... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Local Dog Owners Say They're 'Thrilled' To See Dog Park Coming To Fruition -Brevard NC

When Katinka and Rodney Remus began generating public interest in a dog park in Brevard in 2014, Katinka remembered looking down at her 2-year-old Westie, Talley, to proclaim they... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Staff Reports    News

County's Latest Reported Jobless Rate Stands At 10.3 Percent

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in May was 10.3 percent, down from 10.5 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Staff Reports    News

Armadillo Sightings Likely To Increase In Transylvania-Brevard NC

Last Saturday, Sheila Johnson found an armadillo at her home in Lake Toxaway Estates. In the past few years, the county's N.C. Cooperative Extension office has heard of armadillo... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

State To Study Fees For DuPont-Brevard NC

New legislation coming out of Raleigh this month will look at DuPont State Recreational Forest's finances and study the possibility of enacting user fees in the future. Gov. Roy Coo... — Updated 6/30/2020


Ask Us Answered-Brevard NC

Now that Phase Two has been extended until July 17, will that have any impact on the graduation ceremonies planned for July 30 through Aug. 1? Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Jeff McDaris provided the following... — Updated 6/29/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Council Discusses Complaints About Project Status-Brevard NC

During its recent meeting, Brevard City Council addressed a complaint about city-project progress and heard special presentations. In the Monday, June 8, issue of The Transylvania Times, Aaron Baker, Transylvania Tourism board... — Updated 6/29/2020


COVID-19 Testing Sites For Henderson Co. June 30 And July 7

The Henderson County Health Department will offer two COVID-19 testing sites for the public on June 30 and July 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at East Henderson High School, 150 Eagle Pride Drive in East Flat Rock. The testing site will... — Updated 6/29/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Account Given Of Rescue At Turtleback Falls

Sunday afternoon Don Sandy grabbed a girl's arm just as the current appeared to be taking her over Turtleback Falls in Pisgah National Forest. Sandy saw her slip after walking... — Updated 6/29/2020


DuPont State Forest Vistor Dies After Cardiac Arrest

A DuPont State Recerational Forest visitor died Sunday afternoon after suffering a cardiac event according to officials. Cedar Mountain Fire and Rescue responded to a call of a possible seizure on Triple Falls Trail around 2 p.m.... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

County Census Numbers Lagging-Brevard NC

In an effort to boost county response rate numbers for the 2020 Census in Transylvania County, local advocate Carol Gardner is campaigning in her community, Balsam Grove, to complete the decennial survey. There are several new... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Approves Annual Budget-Brevard NC

On Monday the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a $61,041,976 general fund budget for the new fiscal year, which begins July 1. The tax rate will remain at $.636 cents per $100 of valuation, and the fi... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Dollar General Store Lawsuit Settled-Brevard NC

A settlement has been reached between the South Carolina Environ-mental Law Project (SCELP) and the developer (Broadway Group, LLC) of the Dollar General on U.S. 276. According to... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Reunion, March Reject Racism-Brevard NC

It was over 30 years ago that Jvonne Hubbard was told she could no longer see her childhood best friend, Patience Camp. Camp is black. Hubbard is white. Hubbard said her father had... — Updated 6/22/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Latest Bond Estimate Needs Trimming-Brevard NC

Transylvania County Board of Education Chair Tawny McCoy said the numbers presented at a recent School Bond Construction Committee between the proposed schematic designs and initial cost of completing those designs at the Brevard... — Updated 6/22/2020


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