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 By Matt McGregor    News    December 7, 2017 

Mission, Blue Cross Agreement Good News For Many

When Cindy Dennis heard the news that Mission Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina had reached an agreement, she had good reason to feel enormous gratitude. “It made the difference between me having to possibly change hospitals...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 7, 2017 

Perry Retires After 43 Years With City - Brevard, NC

With her retirement, Desiree Perry bids a fond farewell to a 43-year career in city government. "I was hired in 1975, and I've seen a lot of changes in Brevard," said Perry, who ended her career with...

 

City Council Approves New Jenkins Center - Brevard, NC

Last week, Brevard City Council unanimously approved plans to build a new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center. In her last meeting as a council member, Ann Hollingsworth, who is being replaced by...

 

Holiday Shopping Season Well Underway - Brevard, NC

Black Friday shopping in Brevard brought new and old retail experiences for downtown this year. "What I like most about Black Friday," said John Taylor, owner of O.P. Taylor's, "is that I get to see...

 

Train Depot Project Moving Ahead -Brevard NC

Brevard City Council approved plans to raise funds to rebuild the former train depot on property off Railroad Avenue through a "Buy-A-Brick" program. "I'd like to see it get erected soon," said Mayor...

 

Sons,' Volunteers Preparing Thanksgiving -Brevard NC

The Sons of the American Legion have continued their Thanksgiving tradition of cooking turkeys for the Bread of Life Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday. While listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd and hanging out...

 

Thanksgiving Trip To Puerto Rico 'Putting Gratitude In Action' -Brevard NC

"Putting gratitude in action" is how Kiersten Wilbur describes her Thanksgiving plans to go to Puerto Rico. She left with boyfriend John Pate Tuesday night for the island to assist the Teacher's...

 

Dog Park Closer To Being Created - Brevard, NC

A long-awaited dog park in Brevard may have come one step, or paw, closer to reality. City Manager Jim Fatland said he talked with officials at Transylvania Regional Hospital about building on a...

 

Red Kettle Campaign Rings In The Season

The Salvation Army of Transylvania County kicked off its Red Kettle Campaign for 2017 on Friday at Walmart in Pisgah Forest. The kickoff marks the 127th year of the national Red Kettle Campaign, in wh...

 

Ethnic Intimidation Case Going To Superior Court - Brevard, NC

A Davidson River School student was found guilty Tuesday of one misdemeanor count of ethnic intimidation and one misdemeanor count of simple assault for an incident that took place at Brevard High School in May. As previously reported, the accused st...

 

Feral Cats Have A Friend And A Protector

Lawyer by day, cat rescuer by night, Erica Erickson is a defender for the marginalized feral cat population, whose grim reality is often one of neglect and a short, painful life. She started a “barn cat” program to give this overlooked species...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 9, 2017

Maureen Copelof, Mac Morrow Elected To Council - Brevard, NC

Maureen Copelof and incumbent Mac Morrow were elected to the Brevard City Council Tuesday for four-year terms. The two were competing with Jessica Gallagher for two open seats on the council. The...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 9, 2017

Mystery Of Missing Turkey Continues - Brevard, NC

Shrouded in mystery, the disappearance of a dissident turkey that deserted its flock to strut among moving vehicles on U.S. 64 has people wondering, “What happened to the turkey?” Some have speculated that the turkey moved on from the car-chasing...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 6, 2017

County Animal Services Director Steps Down

Elma Rae Greene has resigned as the director at Transylvania County Animal Services as of Friday. “I’ve been in government a long time, and I’ve run several animal shelters across the state and have been involved in animal services since the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 2, 2017

'Scary Tales' Frighten For A Good Cause

For the architects of the haunted house, "Scary Tales," frightening people was for a good cause. The idea came to Charlotte Snelson, office manager and social worker at The Salvation Army of...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 30, 2017

Pleas Heard At Superior Court

Superior Criminal Court ended Thursday in Transylvania County with a jury finding Chloe Eliz Chamberlain guilty of one felony count of probation violation. She was sentenced to 90 days in the N.C. Department of Corrections, with her probation...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 26, 2017

Horror Show Found In Connestee Home - Brevard, NC

While zombies, witches, vampires, a cave of skulls and a bar for ghouls called the Old Croak and Haggard may be a violation of most city ordinances, Tom Shetler is not seeking a permit. He's building...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 26, 2017

Fatal Wreck On U.S. 276

Jeremy Robert Green, 43, has been identified as the driver who was fatally injured Tuesday in a wreck. The single-vehicle wreck occurred on U.S. 276 in Cedar Mountain. “We got the call around 4:05 p.m.,” said N.C. State Trooper Michael Owens....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 23, 2017

New Boys & Girls Teen Center Opens - Brevard, NC

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County had a double celebration last week: the opening of a new teen center and the recognition of one of its staff members, Emily Taylor. A...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 19, 2017

Council Discuss Changes To UDO - Brevard, NC

A presentation on the revision of the city of Brevard’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) at Monday’s City Council meeting was greeted with apprehension on the part of some council members. “What I originally envisioned was a radical change i...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 16, 2017

Breast Cancer Survivor Recalls Battles For Her Life

When Nancy Stricker got hit with her second diagnosis of breast cancer in 2012, 14 years after her first, she knew she needed to prepare herself for battle. "There is a fine line between knowing that...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 12, 2017

Locals Worry About DACA's Future

Laura Perez has built a life for herself in Transylvania County after her grandmother put her and her two brothers on a bus in Veracruz, Mexico, that would bring them to the United States in 2003, when she was only 14. Perez first found herself in Et...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 12, 2017

Ex-Tax Administrator Hires New Lawyer, Update On Transportation Case

Former tax administrator Annette Raines, who was indicted for felony embezzlement, has changed lawyers, and the new lawyer has filed a motion to continue. “Her court date is set for (today),” said Beth Dierauf, assistant district attorney for...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 9, 2017

'Tin Goose' Still Soars

Though the 1928 Ford Tri-Motor aircraft, also called the "Tin Goose," is no time machine, the pilot and passengers agreed the 30-minute ride on the first commercial aircraft and mass-produced...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 9, 2017

High Winds Knockout Power

High winds from tropical storm Nate moved into Transylvania County Sunday, causing power outages as a result of trees taking out power lines. “At the height of the outage, we started getting calls in yesterday afternoon from primarily outages from...

 

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