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Virus Outbreak Reported At The Oaks – Brevard, NC

Transylvania Public Health has been notified of three new cases of COVID-19 among employees at The Oaks, meeting the state definition of an "outbreak" at a skilled nursing... — Updated 11/23/2020


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 11/23/2020

 By Ray Tuers    News 

Boys & Girls Club Expanding Services, Facilities – Transylvania County, NC

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club is expanding its services and its physical facilities on Gallimore Road despite the financial pressure caused by having to cancel two of its... — Updated 11/23/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News 

Dog Park Taking Shape – Brevard, NC

Progress on the Brevard Dog Park continues, with the completion of the property's grading. On Thursday morning, Brevard City Councilwoman Maureen Copelof and dog park designer... — Updated 11/23/2020


Public Input Sought On Forest Service Maintenance Projects

The Southern Region of the USDA Forest Service is seeking public feedback on a proposed list of deferred maintenance projects selected for Great American Outdoors Act funding in... — Updated 11/23/2020


Local Blood Drives Available Through December

The community is invited to be the lifeline patients need this winter by donating blood. Donors can help save lives at the following locations during the month of December: •Monday, Dec. 14, noon to 5 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic... — Updated 11/23/2020


HOB Releases Holiday Schedule – Brevard, NC

Heart of Brevard has announced plans for a full schedule of holiday events including a Holiday Windows Competition and Walking Tour and a Virtual Brevard Variety Show to showcase... — Updated 11/23/2020

 By Alex Perri    News 

Astronomer: Dark Skies Protect Health, Natural Resources – Transylvania County, NC

Astronomer and educator Stephen Martin talked about light pollution and the importance of dark skies at last week’s Transylvania Natural Resource Council meeting and made the case for why dark skies are not only important to... — Updated 11/23/2020


New Ride – Transylvania County, NC

On Friday, Transylvania Regional Hospital revealed its new MAMA helicopter to transport patients. The EC-145e has a 31 percent larger patient care area, a 15 percent increase in... — Updated 11/23/2020


Ecusta Trail Under Contract – Transylvania County, NC

A new rail trail could be on its way to western North Carolina, as partners move forward on the purchase of the Ecusta Trail corridor, according to a press release from Conserving C... — Updated 11/19/2020


The Living Wage Coalition Of Transylvania Co. Urges Local Employers To Pay Living Wage – Transylvania County, NC

The hourly living wage rate is based on the amount one person needs to earn when paid for 40 hours a week, 52 weks a year, resulting in a total annual income of at least 210 percent of the federal poverty level, which is for a... — Updated 11/19/2020


Killer Bees Honey Chosen As Awards Finalist

Killer Bees Honey in Lake Toxaway was chosen as a Good Food Awards Finalist for 2021. Close to 2000 U.S. entries in 17 categories competed in a blind tasting performed by industry... — Updated 11/18/2020


Prescribed Burn Planned For Pisgah Ranger District

The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a 200-acre prescribed burn on the Pisgah Ranger District this week. The burn will take place at Sam Knob. The goal of the burn is to maintain and improve the open area of the balds and... — Updated 11/18/2020


Noblebräu Brewing To Hold Grand Opening – Brevard, NC

Noblebräu Brewing will be celebrating its grand opening this Saturday, Nov. 21, starting at noon. Noblebräu Brewing is the brainchild of Cody Noble. Noble, a Brevard High School... — Updated 11/18/2020


City Of Brevard Proclaims Tuesday, Dec. 1, As 'I Heart BC Day' In Honor Of Brevard College

The city of Brevard declared at a recent City Council meeting that Dec. 1, 2020, will be "I Heart BC Day" in honor of the important role that Brevard College plays in the life of... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By Marcy Thompson    News

A.T.O.M.'s 'Aesthetically Challenged' Trees Return – Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Heritage Museum's A.T.O.M. (Aluminum Tree & Aesthetically Challenged Seasonal Ornament Museum) exhibit is open for the 2020 season. Aluminum Christmas trees... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

City's Sign Ordinance Inconsistent With Ruling – Brevard, NC

During its regular meeting Monday, the Brevard City Council discussed its sign ordinance as it relates to a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling based on a sign’s content as a reflection of free speech. The city’s current sign... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By John Lanier    News

School Officials Pay Tribute To Cathey, Wellborn – Transylvania County, NC

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education paid tribute to Rosman High School teacher Sara Cathey and outgoing board member Alice Wellborn at their meeting Monday... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Board OKs Facility Needs Survey – Transylvania County, NC

By a 5-0 vote Monday night, the Transylvania County Board of Education approved its DPI (Department of Public Instruction) Facility Needs Survey. The survey reveals approximately $22.7 million in capital needs for the school... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Brevard Academy Given Clean Audit – Brevard, NC

At the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors meeting Wednesday, Phyllis Pearson of Petway, Mills and Pearson PA, a certified public accounting firm, said the school had a clean audit for the past... — Updated 11/16/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Cedar Mountain Area Plan Discussed – Transylvania County, NC

Curley Huggins said the committee working on the Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan believes it will give an “accurate depiction of what Cedar Mountain community members feel is important.” Huggins is chairman of the committee... — Updated 11/16/2020


Chamber Launches Holiday Photo Contest – Brevard, NC

In lieu of the annual Christmas Parade, the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber is offering a photo contest and “Virtual Picture Parade” this holiday season, so the community can share and connect with each other safely and have some... — Updated 11/16/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

BPD Offers Bank Robbery Award – Brevard, NC

The Brevard Police Department is offering a $15,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the armed robbery at First Bank in Brevard (next to Food Matters) Friday,... — Updated 11/16/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

SylvanSport Keeps Going And Going – Brevard, NC

Since 2004, Sylvan-Sport has quietly, steadily been building its empire. In the midst of one of the country's biggest recessions, the com-pany's sales are up double from last year... — Updated 11/16/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

New Stores On The Way – Brevard, NC

New businesses are coming to The Shoppes at Brevard, located off the Asheville Highway and the strip mall constructed in 2019 and already occupied by an AT&T store and a Starbucks. A Jersey Mike’s Subs, a sub sandwich shop; a... — Updated 11/11/2020


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