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 By Matt McGregor    News    March 29, 2018

Billie Myers Reveals Blood Cancer Battle

When Billie Myers wasn’t feeling well last spring, she chalked it up to age and stress. “I never get sick, and I hardly ever have to take medicine,” Myers said. “But I started to feel like I had this cold that just wouldn’t go away.” By...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 26, 2018

Updated: Deputy Shoots Hand During Dog Attack -Brevard NC

Transylvania County Sheriff's Office Deputy Josh Garren accidentally shot himself in the hand while attempting to fend off a dog attack around 5 p.m., Monday, according to Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter. "The officer was responding to a disturbance call...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 26, 2018

Plans For Paths, Sidewalk Updated

Last week, Brevard City Council approved an updated map for multi-use path and sidewalk priorities listed in the city's Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan, which was adopted by the city in 2006. During...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 26, 2018

Two Lost Hikers Found Sunday

Two unidentified hikers reported lost in Pisgah Forest early Sunday morning were found safe later that day. According to Dale Whitlock, the Transylvania County Rescue Squad’s chief, “visual contact” with the two hikers was made at 11:10 a.m.,...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 22, 2018

City Council Approves Higher Densities - Brevard, NC

A majority of Brevard City Council has approved the text amendments in the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) that will allow for higher densities in some zoning districts. As previously reported, in February council voted 3-2 on the text...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 19, 2018

Deputy Shoots His Hand During Dog Attack-Brevard NC

A Transylvania County Sheriff's Office deputy accidentally shot himself in the hand while attempting to fend off a dog attack around 5 p.m., Monday, according to the Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter. "The officer was responding to a disturbance call at a...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 19, 2018

Deputy Shoots Hand During Dog Attack

A Transylvania County Sheriff's Office deputy accidentally shot himself in the hand while attempting to fend off a dog attack around 5 p.m., Monday, according to the Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter. "The officer was responding to a disturbance call at a...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 15, 2018

State Lawmakers Take Part In Chamber Q&A

Questions prepared and submitted by members of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce and Henderson County Chamber of Commerce were posed to state lawmakers recently at a breakfast at the Sierra Nevada Brewery Taproom. After the breakfast,...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 15, 2018

Fire Chiefs Oppose Flat Tax Rate Funding Option

The Transylvania County Fire Chiefs Association has come out against the county imposing a flat tax rate to pay for fire/rescue services. Six of the eight fire chiefs in the association backed the decision Monday during its regular meeting at the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 15, 2018

Tyler Chase Embraces Latest 'Bullying Role' In Movie, "Love, Simon"

Tyler Chase, who grew up in Brevard, has a history of being a bully. He's allied not just with a hostile group of adversaries during a zombie apocalypse, but also worked as a jihadist recruiter for...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 12, 2018

Judge Hears Probation Violations

In Transylvania County Superior Court recently, Judge Mark E. Powell heard the following pleas for felony probation violations: •Scotty L. McCall, of 845 Clinic Road, Balsam Grove, pleaded guilty to a felony probation violation. McCall was on...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 12, 2018

Legislators Share Issues, News At Chamber Breakfast

Brevard/Transylvania and Henderson County chambers of commerce recently sponsored a breakfast at the Sierra Nevada Brewery Taproom, featuring area state lawmakers. During the breakfast, three...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 8, 2018

Strange Sounds, Lights Have Down-To-Earth Answer

An unnerving buzzing and eerie glow lit the early morning sky Tuesday, Feb. 27, confounding many Pisgah Forest residents who were awakened by the phenomenon. "It was a little after 3 a.m.," said...

 

Looking For Something Doughlicious, Yummy?

Bringing those shame-based nights of eating cookie dough into the light of a social acceptability, Doughlicious Yummy had its grand opening on Monday at 161 N. Broad Street in Brevard, serving an...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 5, 2018

Brevard College Selling Estate Property

Brevard College is selling five parcels of land they acquired from the late Charles Pickelsimer’s estate. “The college’s Board of Trustees decided to sell all the properties acquired through the estate as we have no immediate need for any of...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 1, 2018

Misheard Conversation Sparks Lockdowns

Brevard College's two-and-a-half hour lockdown on Tuesday began as the result of a concerned grandmother's call to the college because she overheard her granddaughter discussing a five-month-old...

 

Council Awards Officers

During its regular meeting last week, Brevard City Council recognized several law enforcement officials for “lifesaving” and “valor.” Cindy Hyder was awarded the Lifesaving Award by the Brevard Police Department (BPD). Hyder was a BPD...

 

City Considering Greater Density For Residential - Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council voted 3-2 Monday on text amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), which would allow for higher densities in particular zoning districts. The amendments, according to a city staff report, address the “many...

 

Papa John's Pizza Coming - Brevard, NC

A Papa John’s Pizza will be arriving in Brevard this summer at 127 North Caldwell St. “The goal is to have it up and running by June 1,” said Rory Barten, operating partner for Mountain Pizza, LLC, the franchise holder for Papa John’s Pizza...

 

State Law Allows Some Camp Buildings To Be Exempted From Being Inspected

In December of last year after a heavy snowfall, a newly built covered horseback riding arena at Rockbrook Camp for Girls off U.S. 276 collapsed. Questions were asked about the building's...

 

CPR Training Class Comes To The Rescue

Little did Bud Holland know, after he and his fellow employees at Platt Architecture took a class at the local Boys & Girls Club to learn CPR, that he would actually have to use it a year later....

 

Court Term Ends Early

The current term of Superior Court in Transylvania County ended early Tuesday, with the trial of a male student accused of ethnic intimidation and the felony embezzlement charge facing Annette Raines, the former county tax administrator, continued to...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 8, 2018

DACA Program's Fate Still Unclear

The fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is still unclear, with the recent announcement that the White House may not extend a March 5 deadline for Congress to protect the roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 5, 2018

Gas Station Robbed - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that took place at 8 p.m., Sunday, at Triangle Stop Number 205 on the New Hendersonville Highway. A white male entered the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 5, 2018

Teens Facing Felony Assault - Brevard, NC

A 16-year-old male has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury on Jan. 27, according to the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office. Because the alleged assailant is a juvenile, his name has not been released....

 

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