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Storm Causes Damage At Historic Site - Brevard, NC

In the windy wake of Hurricane Irma, a felled oak tree shattered a piece of Brevard's history. "I was fast asleep, and I heard an enormous crash," said Karen Palmer, who lives in a home behind St....

 

'D-Day' Veteran Celebrates His 100th Birthday

John E. Williams celebrated his 100th birthday on Friday at Tore's Home in Brevard. According to his 93-year-old wife, Ruth, to whom John has been married 71 years, John was born in Wakefield, Va. He...

 

Dunkin Donuts, Two Other Eateries Planning To Open In Brevard - Brevard, NC

Three new eateries are planned for Brevard in the coming months. A Dunkin Donuts is planned for the former Clock of Brevard site off the Asheville Highway, with construction set to begin Oct. 2. The former Clock building will be torn down. The John...

 

Sewage System Improvements Nearly Finished

Repairs and updates to the city of Brevard’s sewage system infrastructure will be finishing up this year. During Monday’s City Council meeting, Public Works Director David Lutz announced that repairs to the Neely Road force main pump station and...

 

Sapphire Man Faces Sex Offense Charges With Three Juveniles

Charles Clayton Moore, a 67-year-old Sapphire resident, has been indicted for two counts of first-degree sexual offense with a minor and seven counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. "He's...

 

Marijuana Use Discussed At Forum - Brevard, NC

A discussion about the pros and cons of marijuana was held Thursday by the C.A.R.E. Coalition at the Board of Elections. Kristen Gentry, youth and community outreach coordinator for the C.A.R.E....

 

Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident - Pisgah Forest, NC

Bradley Aaron Phillips of Charlotte was killed Thursday evening after his 2016 Indian Scout motorcycle collided with a Toyota Yaris on U.S. 276 in Pisgah National Forest. N.C. Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the scene at 6 p.m. The...

 

Florida Resident Comes Home To Mom, Brevard, NC

When Kellie Otero of Homestead, Fla., heard about impending Hurricane Irma, she began planning her family’s trip to Brevard, where her mom, Barbara Wells, now lives. At 40, she had lived through Hurricane Andrew in 1992, which killed 65 people,...

 

County A Billion Years In The Making

A billion-year history of tumultuous topography can be credited for Transylvania County's landscape of steep slopes and lots of waterfalls, while its geological metamorphoses can also be blamed for...

 

Balloon Climbs 20 Miles To View Eclipse

Among the many scientific experiments that took place at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute in Rosman during the eclipse on Aug. 21, one professor and his team of student scientists were playing with a balloon. Doug Knight, professor of...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Hits Home For Former Local - Brevard, NC

As Hurricane Harvey moves out of Houston, Texas, leaving the city with record-breaking rainfall and 30 confirmed deaths, former Brevard local Keith Whitt, who now lives in Houston, is preparing for a...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 31, 2017

Tricky Turkey Causing Traffic Troubles Hard To Catch - Brevard, NC

A renegade, car-chasing turkey has been sighted paying frequent visits to Rosman Highway, wreaking mild havoc in traffic. Many fear for its safety, as well as the safety of drivers, leaving people to...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 28, 2017

City Council Approves Road Project Priorities - Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council unanimously voted to approve transportation priorities during its regular meeting last week. Specifically, the council approved the county Transportation Advisory Committee’s recommendations on the N.C. Department of Transporta...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 24, 2017

Moon Tree Planted At PARI During Eclipse

To commemorate the solar eclipse on Monday, Rosemary Roosa, daughter of Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa, planted a tree at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) in Rosman. Rosemary was 7 years old when her father joined astronauts Alan...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 24, 2017

City Council OKs 10 a.m. Alcohol Sales On Sundays - Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to allow for the sale of alcohol at 10 a.m. on Sundays instead of noon. As previously reported, on June 30, Gov. Roy Cooper signed N.C. Senate Bill 155 into law, which allows bars and restaurants to...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 21, 2017

NAACP Gathers To Address Charlottesville - Brevard, NC

The local NAACP chapter gathered on the courthouse steps Thursday afternoon to highlight the events that took place Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, Va. "Brevard does not sit in a cocoon," said Tommy...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 21, 2017

After Years Of Waiting, PARI Welcomes The Eclipse

Though there was cloud cover during the eclipse, visitors at Pisgah Astrononomical Research Institute (PARI) were able to catch quick glimpses of the eclipse behind the clouds. And amid an overall...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 17, 2017

Camp Owner Pleads 'No Contest'

Deep Woods Camp owner Charles Edmund Kells Hogan pleaded no contest Wednesday to first-degree sex offense with a child and felony indecent liberties with a child and received a suspended sentence and probation. An admission from the 79-year-old Hogan...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 17, 2017

Search For Stroupe Entailed Large Response

As fugitive Phillip Stroupe II was beginning his five-day retreat from law enforcement into the Pisgah National Forest on Saturday, July 22, Eddie Gunter, the Transylvania County Sheriff Office’s chief deputy, was just trying to cut the grass. He...

 

Local Pottery Family Keeps Dabbing Away

Though a progeny of potters, 12-year-old Jessie Dodson prefers ballet to ceramics. But family tradition can be hard to override, even with the reluctance of youth. Jessie, daughter of Carol and John...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 10, 2017

Person Injured At Waterfall

The condition of the person who fell Monday from Triple Falls waterfall in DuPont State Recreational Forest is unknown. Officials cited confidentiality laws for the lack of information. “We got the call about 12:30 p.m. (on Monday),” said Bruce...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 7, 2017

Next Ventures Expanding In Downtown Brevard - Brevard, NC

Next Ventures, which provides used outdoor gear on North Broad Street in Brevard, is expanding across the street into the former SAFE's Attic building. Presently, the outdoor shop has 1,500 square fee...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 7, 2017

Smokey Bear Has Come A Long Way

A Japanese commander's stumble into a bed of cactus, leading to the creation of the national symbol for forest fire prevention, Smokey Bear, might sound to be a stretch, but it makes perfect sense...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 3, 2017

Stroupe Likely To Face Death Penalty

Phillip Michael Stroupe II has been charged with the first-degree murder of 68-year-old Thomas Bryson, and District Attorney Greg Newman said he would seek the death penalty. “I’m very comfortable in telling you that it would be an appropriate pu...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    July 31, 2017

Thomas Bryson Found Dead In Arden Field

The body of 68-year-old Thomas Bryson, who was reported missing in Henderson County on Wednesday, was discovered in Buncombe County off Glenn Bridge Road on Sunday just before midnight. Bryson, whose cause of death remains undetermined, went missing...

 

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