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 By Derek McKissock    News    June 20, 2011

McKeller, Perkins Not Running For City Seats

Brevard City Council will look different in the coming year, with news that Mack McKeller and Dee Dee Perkins have decided not to run in November for another term. Filing for municipal elections begin...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    June 20, 2011

Stocking The People’s Pantry

Radio Station WSQL, the Sharing House, Pisgah Forest Rotary and local citizens joined forces on Saturday to restock the pantry at the Sharing House for the summer. Residents were asked to bring five...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 20, 2011

Commissioner Suggests Septic Tank Solution

The same week the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners rejected an offer from the city of Brevard for a septage receiving station, commissioner Larry Chapman told the Rosman Board of Aldermen that “We would love to be able to work with city...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 20, 2011

Rosman’s Tax Rate Likely Not To Change

The residents of Rosman should see no increase in their taxes for the coming fiscal year if the proposed budget is approved. The proposed budget calls for the property tax rate to remain at 41 cents per $100, the same as this past year. General fund...

 

DNA Evidence, More Witnesses Heard During Young Trial

The master bedroom in Jason Young’s home was a bloody mess Nov. 3, 2006, the day his wife, Michelle, was murdered, crime scene investigators testified last Thursday, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. Young, a 37-year-old Transylvania...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    June 20, 2011

Septage Haulers Upset

Transylvania County’s decision to get out of the septage business could have a dire impact on septic tank service companies in the county and their customers, according to company owners. Harold Houck, who has operated Houck Septic Tank Service in...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    June 20, 2011

Property Revaluation Years Away

For those who think that a recent decline in value of some real estate in Transylvania County might help lower their property tax rates, it might be wise to think again. For one thing, according to county Tax Administrator David Reid, there has not...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 20, 2011

McKeller, Perkins Not Running For City Seats

Brevard City Council will look different in the coming year, with news that Mack McKeller and Dee Dee Perkins have decided not to run in November for another term. Filing for municipal elections begins on July 1 (see related story). “I am very plea...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    June 20, 2011

Homes Suffer Storm Damage

Two houses in Brevard suffered damage when trees fell on them during the severe thunderstorms that came through the area last Wednesday evening. A large pine tree fell onto a house at 454 S. Caldwell...

 

Hospital Auxiliary Helps Educate New Parents

The Transylvania Region-al Hospital Auxiliary is doing its part to prevent shaken baby syndrome in Transyl-vania County. The “Period of Purple Crying” describes the point in a baby’s life when...

 

Catch The Hometown Spirit!

Small towns are the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day! Downtown Brevard will hold its annual Fourth of July Celebration on Monday, July 4. The street festival starts at 9 a.m. early enough to avoid the hot sun, and ends at 5 p.m. before the...

 

Rosman’s Hope Aiken Wins World Title

The path from Homecoming Queen to cage fighter is an unexpected one to say the least. In fact, it has never before been seen in Transylvania County. But 2007 Lady Tiger graduate, Homecoming Queen and...

 

Pisgah Center Offers Free Programs In June

On Saturday, June 25th, a Raising Trout class will be presented from 9am to 11am for ages, covering the ins and outs of the Bobby N. Setzer trout hatchery operations, participate in an outdoor...

 

Sporting Sign-Ups Slated For Late June

Vernon Gardner Memorial Golf Tourney The Vernon Gardner Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, July 29 at Glen Cannon Country Club beginning at 1:30 p.m. The format will be a four-player captain’s choice. The cost is $65 per person with...

 

Tornados Offer Free 2011 Yearbooks

The Brevard College Athletic Media Relations Director Seth Montgomery and the Brevard College Sport Information Department is pleased to announce the release of the 2010-2011 Brevard College Athletic Yearbook online for fans and media to view and...

 

BC Baseball/Volleyball Camps Scheduled

The Brevard College Baseball Coaching staff will offer two camps during the summer, with the first taking place from June 27 - June 30 at the Brevard Sports Complex at 824 Ecusta Road in Brevard. The second camp will also be at the Brevard Sports...

 

2011 Brevard Designer Showhouse Opens July 9

Have you marked your calendars? July 9-24 is right around the corner. So is a chance to see how some of the region’s top names in home design have transformed a luxury condominium at French Broad Pl...

 

Foundations Course For Small Business Owners To Begin

Mountain BizWorks and the Transylvania Resource Partners are teaming up to offer a business planning course to coincide with the Transylvania Partnership business plan competition deadline of Sept. 30. There is $10,000 on the line for the best busine...

 

The Transylvania Genealogy Group Our People Our Past: Two Cathey’s Creeks

William Shakespeare was right. “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” That’s certainly true about flowers and even mountain streams, except when...

 

Clerk Announces Criminal Jury List

Rita A. Ashe, Clerk of Superior Court, announces a term of Criminal Superior Court beginning Monday, June 27, 2011. The following jurors have been called and should report to the large courtroom of the Transylvania County courthouse at 1:30 p.m. on...

 
 By Erik Crews    News    June 20, 2011

Pleas heard During Criminal Superior Court

Judge Mark Powell presided over 203 criminal matters at Criminal Superior Administrative Court last Wednesday. • Dale Edward Traxler IV en-tered a guilty plea to one fel-ony count of soliciting a child by computer and was sen-tenced to a suspended...

 
 By John Lanier    Features    June 20, 2011

State’s Conservation Farm Family Honored

More than 200 people were on hand at Everett Farms Friday to celebrate the Lenze family’s selection as North Carolina’s Outstanding Conservation Farm Family for 2011. The event was not just a...

 

‘Til Beth Do Us Part’ To Open June 23 In Connestee

A new contemporary comedy, ‘“Til Beth Do Us Part,” will be presented in the Cherokee Room at Connestee Falls Clubhouse from Thursday, June 23, through Sunday, June 26 by C.A.T.S. (Connestee...

 

New At The Library Authors Reveal The World Inside ESPN

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Koryta, Michael. “The Ridge.” On an isolated ridge in the Kentucky woods stands a homemade lighthouse, hundreds of miles from any substantial body of water. Local...

 

Rockin’ Robin To Hold Grand Reopening Saturday

Thirteen years ago Robin and Kerri Williams opened Rockin’ Robin Records because Brevard was in danger of losing a local source with which to acquire recorded music. Austin’s, which had been...

 

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