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 By Matt McGregor    News    September 29, 2016 

Political Chairs Tune Into Debate – Brevard NC

Democrat Jackie Hovey and Republican Aubrey Woodard, chairs of the county’s respective political parties, were among the more than 80 million viewers who watched the first presidential debate Monday between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. They...

 

Recreation Plan Calls For Changes, Investment – Brevard NC

Consolidating the county's and city of Brevard's parks and recreation services into one jointly funded department and building a $19 million recreation center/neighborhood park are among the...

 

Two Face Methamphetamine Drug, Guns Charges – Brevard NC

Two men have been charged after being found asleep in a pickup truck that contained drugs and guns. Jessie K. Ward, 22, has been charged with maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance; possession of methamphetamine with intent...

 

Chamber Hosting Program On Overtime Regulation Changes – Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce is hosting a special program on Wednesday, Oct. 5, about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the NC Wage and Hour Act. The 10 a.m. program will be held in the Transylvania County Commissioners...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 26, 2016

Historian Lauds Roosevelt During Talk

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Pisgah National Forest. But Pisgah and other national forests in this country may never have existed it if had not been for Theodore Roosevelt. Last Thursday night at Brevard College’s Porter Center, noted h...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 26, 2016

Board Struggles With 6th Grade Sports – Brevard NC

Transylvania County School board members continued to struggle with how to handle sixth grade interscholastic athletics at their regular meeting last Monday night. Until this year, sixth graders were not allowed to participate in interscholastic...

 

Marker Honors Brevard's Namesake – Brevard NC

A marker honoring Dr. Ephraim Brevard was unveiled Saturday in Charlotte. The marker for the man, whose name the city of Brevard took, was unveiled by the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence...

 

U.S. Citizenship Journey Completed – Brevard NC

Do you know what stops one branch of U.S. government from becoming too powerful? Andy Savage knows the answer. It was one of the questions the Brevard resident got right during an interview as part...

 

Ask Us Answered

I recently attended a concert at the DFR Room in downtown Brevard with friends, during which we drank beer. We were later told the DFR Room does not have a liquor license from the state’s ABC Commission. Is this true? And if it is, would we, as...

 

Family Recalls Impact Of The Late Lloyd Fisher

Longtime Brevard community member Lloyd Fisher hardly ever said, "No." "I never knew him to tell anybody no when they asked him to serve on a board," said Mary Kathryn Fisher, who was married to...

 

Commission Meeting - Public Encouraged To Hear Parks, Recreation Study Monday

After nearly two years of work, Brevard City Council and Transylvania County Commissioners will hear final recommendations regarding the county/city joint parks and recreation master plan at a special meeting Monday night. Members of the public are e...

 

Gas Situation Still Not Resolved

By noon on Wednesday, the situation remained the same for getting gas in Transylvania County during the past few days: some stores had it and some didn't. This was still the case despite the gasoline...

 

Man Charged With Counterfeit

Police have a Brevard man in custody after fake $100 bills were passed in Brevard. Randall R. Hooks, of 76 Trent Road, Apartment C, has been charged with felony possession of counterfeit instrument/currency. According to police reports, Hooks, who...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 22, 2016

School Board Upset

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed frustration Monday night over a new state law that mandates merit-based bonuses be given to non-educators during the 2016-17 school year. The law, however, prohibits across-the-board...

 

Council Tables Short-Term Rental Decision

The Brevard City Council has decided to again table a decision on a proposed short-term rental ordinance after a change in the state statute that would disallow local governments to require owners to obtain permits to operate. During its regularly...

 

Brevard Man Charged With Passing Fake $100 Bills -Brevard NC

Police have a Brevard man in custody after fake $100 bills were passed in Brevard. Randall R. Hooks, of 76 Trent Road, Apartment C, has been charged with felony possession of counterfeit instrument/cu...

 

O'Neale Crowned 'MasterChef'

You can finally call Brevard High School grad Shaun O'Neale a "MasterChef." O'Neale was crowned the winner during the two-part season finale last week, beating out the two other finalists, Brandi...

 

Gas Shortage Hits Area

Transylvania County residents were left scattering to find gas over the weekend and into this morning after a major gas pipeline in Alabama was shut down after inspectors found a leak, causing fuel...

 

County To Fix Landfill Issues

Commissioners approved budgeting roughly $90,000 to help fix problems at the county landfill after the state issued a list of violations. The funding was approved during the commissioners’ regular meeting last week. The state told the county,...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 19, 2016

Elk Spotted

The first elk has been spotted in Transylvania County, according to David Whitmire, co-owner of Headwaters Outfitters. The elk was seen by a sportsman near the corner of Slick Fisher Road and N.C. 281 North. The last elk in North Carolina is...

 

HOB Seeking Input For Halloweenfest

Halloweenfest is coming soon, and Heart of Brevard (HOB) is in the middle of planning for the annual celebration on Oct. 29. There has been interest expressed by the community in making this particular event even more special. “This event draws...

 

Michael Rogers Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor-Brevard NC

Michael Rogers, a former school board member and the father of the man convicted of vandalizing Howard's Rock, an iconic monument at Clemson's Memorial Stadium in which football players rub before...

 

Brevard Fitness Coach Nominated For National Fitness Professional Of The Year -Brevard, NC

Brevard resident Karla Mather is in the running for the HYLETE Fitness Professional Of The Year. Mather was nominated in August for the competition, and received an email that she had made it into the...

 

Former Brevard Resident Shaun O'Neale Wins TV's 'MasterChef'-Brevard NC

You can finally call Brevard High School grad Shaun O'Neale a "MasterChef." O'Neale was crowned the winner during the two-part season finale on Wednesday night, beating out the two other finalists...

 

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