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Please click on the image above to learn more and participate in Visit Local 2021. The deadline to participate has been extended to March 8th!

Thank you for supporting our Transylvania True mission. Our goal in creating this program was to encourage support for our local businesses and fellow community members.  Over the last six months, we have worked collaboratively with the Heart of Brevard to create a new local initiative, called Think Local Transylvania, which accomplishes that goal. We’ll be closing down this webpage at the end of February so we can put all our efforts toward this new Think Local initiative for Transylvania County. We encourage you to visit to stay involved with the local movement.

For COVID-19 related resources, please bookmark our COVID-19 Resources webpage here.

For the Restaurant Update Sheet, please click here and bookmark that page for future reference.

If you have any questions, please email

Important New Updates

North Carolina Extends Modified Stay at Home Order until January 29th (1/6)

NC Secretary Cohen Issues Secretarial Directive with Warnings to Avoid Indoor Spaces Without Masks and Gatherings Between Households (1/6)

North Carolina’s Executive Order No. 183 Allows for To-Go or Delivery Sales for Mixed Beverages Until 1/31/21 (12/21)

North Carolina’s Executive Order No. 181, a Modified Stay at Home Order, requires people to stay at home between 10pm and 5am starting Friday, 12/11. The Order requires restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, personal care businesses and more to close at 10pm and to stop serving alcohol for on-site consumption by 9pm. FAQs contain more information. 12/8

North Carolina’s Executive Order No. 180 Tightens Existing Mask Requirements and Enforcement starting 11/25. FAQs contain more information. 11/23

NCDHHS Releases New Guidance for Thanksgiving Celebrations, Black Friday Shopping (11/23)

Video of NCDHHS Secretary Cohen: How to Stay Safe for Thanksgiving (11/23)

North Carolina Introduces COVID-19 County Alert System & Recommended Individual Actions (11/17)

North Carolina Governor Cooper Announces Applications Open for New Rent and Utility Assistance (10/15)

Better Business Bureau Provides Scam Alert Related to Utility Bill Calls (9/4)

Family Forward NC releases toolkit to help make the workplace more family-friendly (9/4)

A Childcare Hotline (1-888-600-1685) is available to help families find child care programs for infants through age 12 that are open and meet NCDHHS health and safety guidelines. (8/13)


Business Updates

The list linked below includes updates on our local restaurants, which ones are open, closed, and/or providing curbside pick up. If you are a restaurant owner and would like us to include your information on our Restaurant Update list, please email your information to

Transylvania County Restaurant Updates (formerly Mike Griffin’s “Best of Brevard”)


Ways to Support Local Businesses

We encourage everyone in our community to reach out to your favorite businesses directly. Look for their phone number or email address online. Get information about what they are doing, and share that with your own social media networks. This is the best way to share information quickly with the larger community. Some other things you can do are:

  • Shop online or by phone instead of in person
  • Purchase gift certificates to use later this year
  • Check out online offerings, like classes and more
  • Share what you find/learn with others through social media

Donate to Transylvania Tomorrow, an emergency grant program created by the Transylvania Business Support Task Force.

Ways to Support our Community – How to Volunteer & Donate


COVID-19 Testing Sites & Information

Basic Health & Safety

Community Updates

Community Resources

COVID-19 Business Resources and Information available here



When You Support A Local Business…

  • You HELP to BUILD a better COMMUNITY.
  • You CREATE more local JOBS.
  • You put $$$’s toward local FAMILIES.

Did You Know, Local Businesses Are More Likely To…

  • Support LOCAL Events, Charities, and Programs.
  • Put $$$ towards protecting our NATURAL RESOURCES.



If you’d like a Transylvania True magnet to help you learn more about how to be Transylvania True, stop by the Chamber any weekday from 9am – 5pm to grab one!