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 By Matthew McGregor    News    August 19, 2019 

Homeless Count Number Released – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County had 51 homeless people, according to the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count, an estimate of how many homeless people there are in a region at a particular period. The PIT count includes sheltered and unsheltered homeless people...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    August 19, 2019 

Database Compiles Opioid Pill Amounts – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County received 10,957,690 prescription opioid pills, an amount that equals roughly 49.1 pills per county resident per year, in shipments from pharmaceutical companies between 2006 and 2012, according to a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 19, 2019 

Commissioners Taking Another Look At County's Strategic Plan – Transylvania County, NC

In December of 2014, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners began a process to develop a strategic plan, which would have goals and strategies that would guide county departments in their day-to-day actions and, in particular, influence budge...

 

Shoebox Team Travels To South Africa To See Impact

In June, Brevard resident Kathy Merrill traveled to Durban, South Africa, as part of a team of year-round volunteers with Operation Christmas Child (OCC). The team went to see firsthand how the shoebo...

 

Patriotic Thank You

The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently presented the Davidson River Cemetery Board of Trustees a certificate recognizing it for the proper care and display of the American flag. (Times photo by Jeremiah...

 

NAACP To Hold Weekly Moral Monday Witness

Inspired by its President William Barber, North Carolina’s NAACP launched a weekly protest of the state legislature in the spring of 2013. Over several years, thousands of North Carolinians, including many Transylvanians, participated in these...

 

Free Rein Center Gala Planned For Oct. 19

Save the date for Free Rein Center’s fundraising gala, “The Mane Event,” from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Connestee Falls Overlook Clubhouse. Tickets cost $75. Join the “Trail Ride” down “Mane Street” for a fun-filled...

 

Habitat Completes 66th Home

Recently Transylvania Habitat for Humanity celebrated the completion of home number 66 for Cindy Miller of Brevard. Board member and Family Nurture chairperson Mary Meseck spoke briefly to those...

 

Southern Highlands Reserve's Hosts 2019 Native Plant Sale

Southern Highlands Reserve (SHR) welcomes the public for its 2019 native plant sale from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Aug. 23. Held at the nursery complex within the Core Park, a wide variety of native...

 

Earthshine Lodge To Host Grand Opening

Earthshine Lodge is wrapping up a successful summer season and to celebrate the new owners (Ali Lien and Anna Bracco) will host a grand opening from 1- 5 p.m this Saturday. This free event is open to the public and will include free kids crafts,...

 

Democratic Women To Host Recycling Reduction Program

The next monthly meeting of the Transylvania Democratic Women’s Club will be held on Monday, Aug. 26, at the Twin Dragons Restaurant. Featured speaker will be Transylvania County resident Jennifer Henley, a committed advocate for environment...

 

Community Welcomes Brevard College Students

Many church organizations, including members of Brevard United Methodist Church came out on Friday to help with student move-in day at Brevard College. (Times photos by Matt McGreg...

 

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...

 

Free Rein Center To Offer Orientation For Volunteers

Free Rein Center for Therapeutic Riding and Education will offer orientation for new volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 24, at Rockbrook Camp Riding Center on Greenville Highway. The eight-week fall riding session starts Sept. 9. All new...

 

City Of Brevard To Temporarily Close Railroad Ave. On August 28

The city of Brevard will experience a temporary street closure for continuation of the Railroad Avenue Multi-Use Path Project with the delivery and installation of the pedestrian bridge. The closure will occur Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 8:30-10:30...

 

Dodson-Littleton Family Reunion Set For Sunday

The 42st annual Dodson-Littleton reunion will be held Sunday Aug. 17, at Dodson Flats, Pisgah Forest. Participants will eat at 2 p.m. All friends and family of Alvin and Flora (Polly) Littleton Dodson are invited to bring a picnic basket and join...

 

Red Cross Urgently Needs Blood Donations Before Summer Ends

With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage. While thousands of donors...

 

Heart Of Brevard Seeking Volunteers – Brevard, NC

The Heart of Brevard is looking for people with vision who want to be involved in decorating the downtown Brevard area for seasonal and holiday events. A committee of about five to eight individuals is needed to plan and execute downtown decorations...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 15, 2019

Memories Of Woodstock 50 Years Later – Brevard, NC

In a Volkswagen Beetle, they pulled off the freeway onto a road taking them in the direction of culminating change – a brief pivot in Western Civilization – and severe gridlock. Fifty years ago,...

 

Dogwood Health Trust Names Its CEO – Transylvania County, NC

The Dogwood Health Trust, formed after the sale of Mission Health's assets to HCA Healthcare, has named Antony Chiang as its first chief executive officer. The Dogwood Health Trust is a health...

 

Hollocker Will Lead County's DSS Legal Efforts – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of County Commissioners recently voted unanimously to appoint Mary Ann J. Hollocker as the county’s full-time special counsel to the Department of Social Services...

 

Advance Tickets On Sale For Sept. 6-15 Mountain State Fair

Advance tickets for the 2019 N.C. Mountain State Fair are now available at area Ingles stores, the WNC Ag Center and WNC Farmers’ Market. This year, fair attendees also will be able to purchase...

 

Proposed Ecusta Trail Gets $6.4 Million Boost – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County officials remain “neutral” on the proposed Ecusta Trail after it was announced last week that Conserving Carolina was awarded a $6.4 million N.C. Department of Transportation...

 

City Employees Praise Wellness Program – Brevard, NC

In response to questions regarding the city of Brevard’s Wellness Fitness Program for employees, nine department heads and employees recently gathered at City Hall to provide testimonials to The...

 

PBS Anchor Coming To Porter Center – Brevard, NC

Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor, will be the Fall 2019 J. R. McDowell Speaker, which is sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation in partnership with Brevard...

 

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