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 By Eric Crews    News    November 11, 2013

'The Forgotten War' Remembered - Brevard NC

Between June 25, 1950 and July 27, 1953, the Korean War led to roughly 35,000 casualties from the U.S. armed services, plus another 8,000 reported missing in action. Among those who died were three...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    November 7, 2013

Three Arrested For Alleged Sex Crimes Against 14 Year Old - Brevard NC

A year-and-a-half-long investigation that began when investigators were tipped off to alleged sex crimes through a post on Facebook, a social media site, came to a close last week when three men were...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    November 4, 2013

Amber Dalton Murder Trial Delayed Again - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s longest-standing murder trial was delayed again after Superior Court Judge James Thomas Davis granted a motion to continue the case. Amber Dalton, who was charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of Richard...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    November 4, 2013

College Celebrates Top Cycling Team - Brevard NC

The Brevard College Cycling team faced snowy conditions and sub-zero temperatures atop Beech Mountain resort during their most recent national championship victory when they took home first place in the team omnium event, which is a combination of...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    November 4, 2013

Brevard Named Top 10 Biking Destination - Brevard NC

While mountain bikers across the Southeast have known for years that Pisgah National Forest offered some of the best mountain biking in the U.S., the word is quickly getting out to the rest of the...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    October 31, 2013

Independent Task Force Chair Gives Update - Brevard NC

(Editor’s Note: The Transylvania Times recently held a question and answer session with Karen Gleasman, the chair of the seven-member Independent Economic Development Task Force.) Last Wednesday marked the 10th meeting of the Independent Economic...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    October 31, 2013

Businessmen Talk About Henderson County - Brevard NC

Two Transylvania County business owners discussed their personal business experiences in Henderson County and offered insight into how its economic development efforts differ in some ways than Transylvania’s during last week’s Independent...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    October 31, 2013

County Could Lose 5 Percent Of Tax Base

County Tax Administrator David Reid provided commissioners with an update on the re-evaluation process, noting while it’s still three years away from completion, indications are that there could be a decrease in the county’s tax base, which...

 

Wheels To Work Program Offers Keys To Success – Brevard NC

On a recent morning, Chris Lewis was hard at work repairing a 2004 Saturn hatchback. He’d already replaced the old battery in the vehicle with a new one, changed out a defective automatic lock...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    October 21, 2013

Back To Business: Shutdown Has Finally Ended - Brevard NC

For the last two weeks, Devin Gentry has been busy planning the schedule for the Cradle of Forestry’s Interpretive Association (CFAIA) in case the government shutdown was resolved before their scheduled closing date of Nov. 10. With the...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    October 21, 2013

Carroll Parker Still Has Housing Dream-Brevard NC

Walking down a gravel road lined by tall grasses and wildflowers last week, Carroll Parker looked out across the quarter mile of empty field between himself and Brevard High School and shared his...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    October 17, 2013

Prescription Drugs Account For 131 Overdoses -Brevard NC

Each year, more than 70,000 prescription pills are dispensed in Transylvania County. Not all of those are used the way they are prescribed. Last year, 20,000 prescription pills were dropped off at a drop box located in the lobby of the Transylvania...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    October 17, 2013

Filmmakers Showcasing Their Movie Passion - Brevard NC

For as long as he can remember, Tom Anton has always loved watching movies. At age 5, he recalls being blown away watching Gregory Peck’s performance in “To Kill A Mockingbird.” “I’ve...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    October 14, 2013

Job Corps Near The Top Of The Rankings - Brevard NC

Just four years ago, Schenck Job Corps was, by all accounts, not doing as well as they should be. They were ranked 119st out of 125 Job Corps across the nation in performance and had fallen drastically in their ranking since former director Roger...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    October 10, 2013

Shutdown Hits WIC Program - Brevard NC

As the federal shutdown heads into its 10th day, further impacts are being felt in Transylvania County. On Wednesday, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced its voucher program that provides special supplemental nutrition to...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    October 10, 2013

Judge Tells Inn It Can Reopen - Brevard NC

A federal judge granted an injunction that has allowed the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway to reopen after a five-day closure. The reopening marks what will hopefully be the end of a rapidly changing situation at the inn, whose owner, Bruce O’...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    October 7, 2013

Shutdown Hurts TVS, Other Local Businesses - Brevard NC

Sitting at a table in her office Thursday, surrounded by notepads, a calculator and a cup of coffee, it became clear that Nancy Stricker was worried. As the CEO of Transylvania Vocational Services...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    October 3, 2013

Former Day Care Owners Accused Of Fraud - Brevard NC

A months-long investigation of former Brevard child care center Where Dreams Come True found the former owners, Monika and Edwin Robinson, fabricated information they provided state officials as a way to receive additional federal and state subsidies...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    October 3, 2013

Cradle Of Forestry Among Shutdown Victims - Brevard NC

One of the Cradle of Forestry’s most popular events, the Forest Festival Day scheduled for Saturday, has been cancelled because of the federal government shutdown. Pisgah National Forest District Ranger Derek Ibarguen said not being able to host...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    September 30, 2013

Task Force Member's Eligibility Questioned – Brevard NC

Despite his home and, currently, his business not officially being in Transylvania, Dave Bradford considers himself a Brevard and county resident. Bradford was responding after County Manager Artie Wilson notified commissioners last week of...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    September 30, 2013

County Commissioners Honor Rick Pangle - Brevard NC

County Parks and Recreation Director Rick Pangle was recognized for his 35 years of work in the community last week as Transylvania commissioners praised him for his efforts in promoting the county’s parks and recreation offerings. Commissioner...

 

Two Lay Out Their Vision For Rosman – Rosman NC

Corey Gravely, Roger Petit, Missy Hendricks and Doyle Stubblefield are seeking two seats on the Rosman Board of Aldermen in November. All four candidates were invited to take part in a candidate forum Thursday at the library. Neither Hendricks nor...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    September 26, 2013

Wider Roads Needed For Bikes- Brevard NC

Transylvania commissioners expressed optimism that a draft bike plan presented Monday by the Land of Sky Regional Council could lead to an increase in economic benefits, but also more dangers for cyclists on the roads. Josh King and Erica Anderson,...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    September 26, 2013

Community Celebrates Latest Exposure - Brevard NC

Around 200 people gathered Tuesday evening at Oskar Blues Brewery for a “community premiere” of the October issue of Our State Magazine that features a 24-page pictorial of Transylvania County....

 
 By Eric Crews    News    September 26, 2013

Commissioners: More County Meetings Planned-Brevard NC

During a recent two-day planning workshop and retreat, Transylvania County commissioners agreed to begin holding one additional meeting each month to pursue a list of projects and priorities. During the roughly 12 hours of discussion, commissioners d...

 

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