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New Cell Tower To Improve Coverage - Brevard NC

County Commissioners unanimously approved a permit variance that will see the replacement of a telecommunications tower on Rich Mountain with a new one, which should significantly increase cell phone coverage in the Cedar Mountain area, including...

 

Digging Out, Out Playing - Brevard NC

As of 9 a.m., today, 6,302 Duke Energy customers and 1,920 Haywood EMC customers in Transylvania County were still without power. The outages came after snow dumped as much as 2 feet in the Lake...

 

'Assault' Celebrates Its 20th Bike Ride - Brevard NC

­­­ Past, present and current sponsors of the Assault on the Carolinas ride were honored last Thursday at a reception to thank those who have supported the ride over the past 20 years. The event to...

 

United Way Hires New CEO - Brevard NC

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) Board of Directors has hired Louis Negrón as its new chief executive officer. The board approved hiring Negron at its Dec. 6 meeting, and he will officially...

 

Grant Will Expand Worksite Wellness Programs - Brevard NC

MountainWise received $873,930 in grant money from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). MountainWise, a regional public health partnership, will use the $873,930 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to fund the expansion of work...

 

Brevard College Will Now Operate Coffee Shop - Brevard NC

Brevard College’s Bill’s Boiler House will become a Brevard College operated coffee shop. Previously occupied by Appalachian Coffee Company, the coffee house will now serve coffee brewed by alum Jotham Lipsi, owner of Pisgah Coffee Roasters....

 

Law & Order: Dec. 10, 2018

Arrests •Daniel Evan Lewis, 28, was arrested on Oct. 24 for one felony count of burglary, one felony count of possession of stolen goods, one felony count of larceny and one felony count of possession of burglary tools. He was placed in the...

 

Local Casey Steen Celebrating 40 Years Of Pisgah Legal Services - Brevard NC

This year, nonprofit Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) celebrates 40 years of increasing access to justice by providing free civil legal aid to local people who cannot afford to hire an attorney, according...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 6, 2018 

Board Wants County Input On Bond - Brevard NC

At a Tuesday morning work session, Transylvania County Board of Education members expressed a desire to work closely with county commissioners on the capital projects, which will be funded by the recent passage of a $68 million bond. Last month,...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 6, 2018 

Locals Recall President George Bush - Brevard NC

Two Transylvania County residents remember George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the U.S., who died on Nov. 30. Former Republican Congressman Charles H. Taylor first met Bush, who was president...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    December 6, 2018 

Chapman, Phillips Bow Out As Commissioners - Brevard NC

Last Thursday’s Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ meeting was the last for Larry Chapman and Kelvin Phillips. Each received a plaque and a resolution honoring their time as commissioners. Chapman served eight years on the board and...

 

County's Jobless Rate Was 3.3 Percent In October

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in October was 3.3 percent, up from 2.9 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for...

 

Animal Services Offering Pet Photos With Santa For The Holidays Dec. 8

Come by Transylvania County Animal Services Saturday and get your pet’s picture taken with Santa and made into a custom Christmas ornament for a donation of $5 or more. “Twelve months a year volunteers exercise our dogs and socialize dogs,...

 

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...

 

Rosman Celebrates The Christmas Season

The town of Rosman held its annual Chrismas Parade Sunday under a beautiful sunny sky....

 

DuPont's Single-Track Trails Will Be Closed Sunday-Brevard NC

In response to predicted heavy snow accumulation, officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) will close single track trails on Sunday, Dec. 9. Large amounts of snow will create conditions that make many of the Forest trails susceptible to...

 

Commissioners Vote 3-2 To Buy Property - Brevard NC

By a 3-2 vote, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted to buy the roughly 55 acres of property behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard, with the...

 

County Approves Military Museum's Lease Extension - Brevard NC

During its regular meeting Thursday, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved declaring its intent to extend the WNC Military History Museum’s lease of the old county administration build-ing. The museum’s current lease ends June 3...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 3, 2018

Emergency Officials Train For Active Shooter - Brevard NC

An active-shooter simulation was held in the Transylvania County administration building on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office, Brevard Police Department, Brevard Fire Department, Emergency Management,...

 

Mike Hawkins Named As Board Chairman Board - Brevard NC

Mike Hawkins was unanimously voted this morning to be the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ chairman. The vote occurred after Will Cathey and David Guice were sworn onto the board during a ceremony at the county’s Administration Buildin...

 

Festival Of Trees Lights Up Porter Center

The Festival of Trees was held at Brevard College last weekend. Dozens of decorated trees were on display at the Porter Center....

 

Mr. And Mrs. Claus Visit Rosman

Christmas' favorite couple visited Town Hall last week....

 

Brevard Christmas Parade And Twilight Tour Brings Smiles

The weather didn't cooperate Saturday, but the annual Christmas parade in downtown Brevard went ahead and didn't stop young and old from smiling and having a good time....

 

Black Friday Report: Best Ever For Some - Brevard NC

Downtown Brevard store owners reported an increase in sales in what some are calling their "best Black Friday ever." Ann Hollingsworth, owner of Main Street, Ltd. on East Main Street, said she was...

 

New Industrial Building Unveiled - Brevard NC

The Sylvan Valley Industrial Center off Ecusta Road opened to the public Wednesday during a dedication ceremony attended by city and county officials, community stakeholders and citizens....

 

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