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 By Matt McGregor    News    January 8, 2018

Portable Heater Causes Fire

A portable propane heater used to thaw a water pipe resulted in a brief house fire on Carr Lumber Company Road on Thursday. "We got dispatched around 4:10 (p.m.)," said Capt. Adam Hughey with the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 4, 2018

Minor Road Accidents Reported

The transition from 2017 to 2018 arrived drizzled with a glaze of icy conditions that kept many people off the roads, impacting much of western North Carolina and delaying traffic on I-26 and I-40 for hours. According to the N.C. Highway Patrol,...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 1, 2018

Quiet Time For Crime Reported

Local law enforcement reported a fairly quiet Christmas weekend in Transylvania County. “This year has been so quiet, it’s scary,” said Eddie Gunter, chief deputy with the Sheriff’s Office. “Our call volume was way down and only a few...

 

Spirit Of Christmas Shared In Rosman

Greg Kantor and his family provided a Christmas for children in need in Transylvania County on Saturday at Rosman Town Hall. "You see a lot of kids go without presents at Christmas time," Kantor... Full story

 

Locals Help With Puerto Rico Recovery

After returning from a trip to Puerto Rico to assist those who have been left destitute in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which hit in September, Kiersten Wilber and John Pate report a strong will...

 

Pearl Harbor Survivor's Story Recalled At Meeting - Brevard, NC

Though Pearl Harbor survivor Craig Kirkpatrick wasn’t able to speak at the WNC Military History Museum to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, Joe Parker, the national president of the Blinded Veterans Association, and Ken Corn,...

 

New ER Opens At Hospital - Brevard, NC

Transylvania Regional Hospital’s (TRH) new emergency department opens today, providing more space for doctors and nurses to work, as well as allowing for a higher quality of treatment for the patient, according to Michele Pilon, president and...

 

Locals Featured In Steve Martin, Rangers' Christmas Video - Brevard, NC

With a pumpkin pie that tastes like grandma's cigars, one cousin, Billy, who not only arrives armed, but also suspects there are invaders from a planet called "Zarn," a stolen-tire fire started by...

 

Pleas Heard In Court

Marquis Shante Logan was sentenced to 24 to 41 months in the N.C. Department of Corrections after pleading guilty last week during Superior Criminal Court in Transylvania County. He pleaded guilty to felony assault with a deadly weapon, felonious...

 

Snow Causes Thousands Of Outages

The snow’s weekend visit to Transylvania County beginning Friday left many without power by Saturday morning. With reports of up to 12 inches of snow in some areas, Duke Energy and Haywood Electric reported thousands of outages throughout the...

 

Tungsten Branding Gets Global Recognition

Tungsten Branding, a company naming and branding firm located in Brevard, has been nominated as one of the top five global branding firms by Clutch, a research firm in Washington, D.C., that ranks agencies based on consumer reviews, types of...

 
 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...

 

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