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Sheriff Comments On Inmate's Death-Brevard NC

On Monday, Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney reported the following on his office's Facebook page: "On Monday, Oct. 27, Charles Eugene Laughter was arrested and booked into the Transylvania...

 

Legal Notices For November 3, 2014

Notice of Public Hearing City of Brevard Proposed Amendments to Unified Development Ordinance The Brevard City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 17, 2014. The hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in... Full story

 

Mahoney, Phillips, Chapman, Scruggs, Griffin, Ashe and Alcohol Sales In The County Come Out On Top

David Mahoney is elected to another term as sheriff; Kelvin Phillips and Larry Chapman are elected to the Board of Commissioners; Betty Scruggs and Marty Griffin are elected to the Board of Education; and the seven alcohol questions are all...

 

BC And UNC

For the third consecutive year, the Brevard College Tornados have won the Division II Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championship. The team registered eight individual titles as well as three team titles in the national competition late last...

 

Something For Teenagers

My grandson Presley Taylor Conley 16, overheard me conversing about ideas for the Railroad Avenue neighborhood and asked, “Why does this town not have anything for young people like me to do?” Presently, everything for them is centered around...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    November 3, 2014

Mold Temporarily Closes Boys & Girls Club - Brevard NC

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County will be closed for two weeks beginning today to allow for cleanup of mold at the Brevard facility. Although the club will be temporarily closed, club services will continue. Michael Shelley,...

 

Taylor Hall To Be Torn Down - Brevard NC

Taylor Hall, one of Brevard College's oldest buildings, will be torn down, school officials announced Friday. In September, Brevard College began "securing the envelope" of Taylor Hall, which dates...

 

Specialty Plates For Teachers

When license renewal time rolls around, the lieutenant governor of North Carolina Dan Forest has a plan, a break-through plan really, that will save education in our state, at least for the highest performing teachers. He is proposing a plan, or as...

 

Early Voting Ends - Brevard NC

One-stop voting in Transylvania County ended Saturday, with 6,864 votes cast during the early-voting period. The turnout was 820 votes more than in 2010 during one-stop voting. Adding in the returned absentee-by-mail ballots, 7,184 Transylvanians...

 

Rosman Alderman Denies Making Threats-Rosman NC

Rosman Alderman Walter (Chub) Pettit denies threatening to kill a woman, who took out a warrant for his arrest last week. The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged the 72-year-old Pettit last Tuesday with misdemeanor...

 

Births In Transylvania

Caden James Cline Madison and Cody Cline, of Rosman, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Caden James Cline, born Oct. 27, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces. His grandparents are Janie and...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 3, 2014

Amber Raises Money, Smiles To Whip Cancer – Brevard NC

Amber Rhodes has been raising awareness about childhood cancer since her diagnosis with stage 3 brain cancer in 2012. As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, the 13-year-old Rhodes w...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    November 3, 2014

Commissioners OK Substance Abuse Grant - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners approved a grant last week that provides for three new positions in the field of substance abuse education, one of which will target the county’s schools. The grant is a Drug Free Community (DFC) grant and is...

 

News of Organizations

DAR The November meeting of the Waightstill Avery Chapter NSDAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) will take place Monday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. in Miller Hall, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Brevard. Chapter members are encouraged to attend an...

 

Ask Us Answered -Brevard NC

Why can’t the the bell/tone at Brevard Middle School be turned off during the weekend? Superintendent Jeff McDaris said school officials have made some some adjustments in the computer settings and believe the issue has been addressed. McDaris...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 3, 2014

Superior Court Judge Handles Probation Violations - Brevard NC

Judge Athena Brooks heard several felony probation violations during last week’s Superior Court term in Transylvania County. • Carmen Pressley previously pleaded not guilty to intent to sell, manufacture, and/or deliver schedule IV controlled...

 

Oskar Blues To Launch 2015 Road To The Rocks Program - Brevard NC

Win the Ultimate Colorado experience with Oskar Blues and Icelantic’s iconic annual Road to the Rocks program. Three Grand Prize Road to the Rocks winners will receive: • Round trip tickets for two (within the continental U.S.) to Colorado from...

 

Storybook Christmas At Highland Books – Brevard NC

With the holidays approaching, it’s time once again to start thinking of children in this community who might not have the advantages of other children. What could be more important than ensuring that every child receives a new book for Christmas...

 

Winter Dusting

Transylvania County residents awoke Saturday morning to snow. (Times photos by John Lanier (below) and Hesper Dickson Trapp (above))...

 

Upper Lake Jocassee Little Seen By Public – Transylvania County NC

Few people have seen the upper end of Lake Jocassee. Its shaded coves and aquamarine water remain hidden from all but those willing to commit to an all-day hike down the Foothills Trail, or navigate...

 

Quebec Was A Stop Along Passenger Railway

The Quebec community extends from Quebec Mountain, east of Silversteen Road, to approximately Reid Road along Highway 64. In the late 1800s the area was known as Tiptop. The Tiptop post office...

 

Crop Walk Raises Awareness

Sunday, Oct. 19, nearly 70 people and one guide dog participated in the 5K Crop Walk to increase awareness of world and local hunger. Right, Nora Davis, Harvey Miller and his guide dog, Bailey, enjoy...

 

Transylvania Habitat for Humanity Appreciates Volunteers

Last Monday afternoon Habitat for Humanity served dinner to ReStore and construction volunteers who have worked so diligently toward Habitat's goal to provide quality housing for deserving families...

 

Family Place Participants Enjoy Farm, Bakery Visits – Brevard NC

This summer, families from The Family Place of Transylvania County explored their community through visits to local farms and businesses. Children and their caregivers learned about local, seasonal...

 

Transylvania Habitat Adds Board Members – Transylvania County NC

At Transylvania Habitat's annual meeting recently, two new members were officially brought on to the board of directors by President Don Campbell. Ron Kolstedt has been active for several months as...

 

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