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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 6/21/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    News 

Ground Broken On New Mary C. Jenkins Center

A grateful congregation of community members gathered Saturday to celebrate the ground-breaking for the new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center in Brevard "This has been a long time... — Updated 6/21/2021

 
 By Staff Reports    News 

Brevard Named As One Of The Best Small Towns To Visit

Brevard has been recognized again, with the Smithsonian Magazine naming it as one of the best 15 small towns in the country to visit this year. Noting that life is starting to return to some kind of normal after the impacts of... — Updated 6/21/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News 

Local DSS Recognizes Adult Day Care's Vital Role

Last week, the county’s Department of Social Services recognized Mountain Care’s Transylvania Adult Day Care as a vital service and to commemorate World Elder Abuse Day. Gov. Roy Cooper recently proclaimed June 15 as World... — Updated 6/21/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News 

TVS Dedicates Building As 'Avery's Place'

On Friday, Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS) dedicated its newest facility to longtime employee Avery Mc-Keller, who passed away suddenly this January at 26 years old. By all... — Updated 6/21/2021

 
 By Derek McKissock    News 

County May Run License Plate Agency

Transylvania County Government is in the running to be the new License Plate Agency (LPA) for the county. During last week’s Board of Commissioners’ meeting, County Manager Jaime Laughter said county staff had completed an... — Updated 6/21/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Mary C. Jenkins Community Center Getting Closer

A groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m., Saturday, for the future 5,000-square-foot Mary C. Jenkins Community Center (MCJCC) will bring the center another step closer to becoming a... — Updated 6/18/2021

 
 By Staff Reports    News

Public Invited To Attend Riverfest This Saturday

The town of Rosman, Conserving Carolina and the Transylvania French Broad River Stewards are celebrating the sixth annual Upper French Broad Riverfest this Saturday, from 10 a.m.... — Updated 6/18/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Estatoe Trail Plans Moving Ahead

A proposed $1 million for extending the city's Estatoe Trail system will be on the table Monday during the Brevard City Council meeting. In April, the city of Brevard's Parks,... — Updated 6/18/2021

 

Chamber Of Commerce Hands Out Annual Awards

Over the course of the past three weeks, the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce distributed the 2020 Esther Wesley Award and the Duke Energy Citizenship Award, as well as the... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

County Addresses Recent Animal Cruelty Case

In a Tuesday press release, Transylvania County govern-ment said it has received citizen concerns about the recent arrest of Rosman resident Robert Elden Haas, who has been charged with one felony count of killing an animal by... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County Set To Change Trash Fees

The funding of solid waste collection in Transylvania County took another turn Monday when a majority of Transylvania County commissioners decided to scrap the earlier proposed $200 annual parcel fee and instead backed raising... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Economic Development Partnership Launches Advertising Campaign

The Economic Develop- ment Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) has launched a national advertising campaign focused on increasing awareness and choice of North Carolina as a place where diverse businesses and workforce talent... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Smart Start Of Transylvania County Receives Grant Support From CFWNC

Smart Start of Tran-sylvania County (SSTC) has received generous grant funding over two years from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina that is supporting family resilience and social cohesion. Removing barriers that... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Matt MCGregor    News

Businesses Facing Worker Shortage

As in many places right now, the unprecedented "perfect storm" of a worker shortage hangs over Transylvania County. "I've never seen anything like this before," said Clark Lovelace,... — Updated 6/15/2021

 

AAUW Book Sale To Return July 25

As spring moves toward summer, Brevard American Association of University Women (AAUW) members are busy organizing their annual book sale. Cancelled last year due to the pandemic, this year’s sale will begin at noon, Sunday,... — Updated 6/14/2021

 

New Superintendent Of Gorges State Park Named

Kevin Bischof is the new superintendent of Gorges State Park in Transylvania County, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. Bischof succeeds Robert McGraw, who transferred to serve as superintendent at Mount... — Updated 6/14/2021

 

Cooper Extends State Of Emergency

On Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper announced that he’d signed an Executive Order to extend a variety of measures currently in place to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic until July 30. “We are seeing tremendous improvement with fewer cas... — Updated 6/14/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

St. Baldrick's Fundraiser Was The Best Yet

The fifth annual St. Baldrick's fundraiser at Rockin' Bowl on the Rosman Highway last week was the most successful bowling event yet. "So far, we have raised over $7,300, of which... — Updated 6/14/2021

 

Brevard Among Communities Designated As 'Main Street' Accredited

The N.C. Main Street & Rural Planning Center has announced that 52 N.C. communities, including Brevard, have been designated as a 2021 Accredited Main Street America program. This accreditation status is Main Street America’s top... — Updated 6/14/2021

 

David Morrow Recognized For Board Of Elections Tenure

Last week, David P. Morrow was recognized for his service on the Transylvania County Board of Elections. Morrow, who is stepping down from the position, was appointed in July 2009.... — Updated 6/14/2021

 

Transylvania County SCORE Hosts Live Workshop

Last week, Transyl-vania County SCORE held a workshop to help local businesses prosper. The workshop theme was “valuing your business – three keys to being smarter: truth, timing and someone else.” The workshop was presented... — Updated 6/14/2021

 

Comporium Designated As Fifth Local Blue Zones Project Approved Worksite

Blue Zones Project in Brevard recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony honoring Comporium for achieving designation as a Blue Zones Project Approved worksite. "Worksites that adopt... — Updated 6/14/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Court System Hoping To Return To Normal

As COIVD-19 restrictions relax around the country, the Transylvania County court system is on its way to reaching a relative “normal,” but the impacts of the past year are still being felt. Judges are once again hearing trials... — Updated 6/9/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

Official: School Bond Project On Schedule

Norris Barger, chair of the School Bond Construction Committee and head of business services and plant operations for the local school system, informed the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening the bidding process... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

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