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 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 School Offices To Close At 10 a.m. On Monday

With students returning to school next Wednesday, this is crunch time for “Back To School” in classrooms and schools. Transylvania County Schools (TCS) teachers, according to a news release, have four required workdays in schools before classes...

 

Chamber Provides Update On Amazon Solar Eclipse Glasses

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has provided an update on issues with some solar eclipse glasses that were distributed from Amazon.com. Amazon issued the following statement to customers: “We’re writing to provide you with important...

 

Forest Service Asking The Public To 'Leave No Trace' While Enjoying Eclipse

With an influx of visitors expected for the solar eclipse on Monday, U.S. Forest Service staff remind visitors to follow the principles of “Leave No Trace” to keep the forests clean and safe. Plan ahead and prepare for the eclipse weekend, Aug....

 

Audio Recordings Of Government Meetings

The Transylvania Times is pleased to provide the most up-to-date recordings from recent government meetings. For a complete listing of recordings, visit https://soundcloud.com/transylvaniatimes....

 

Mahoney Elected Third Vice President Of Sheriff's Assoc.

Sheriff David A. Mahoney recently attended the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association’s 95th Annual Training Conference held in Brunswick County, N.C. with other sheriffs and law enforcement professionals from across the state. For the upcoming...

 

Mission Announces Insurance Plan

Mission Health has announced that it has taken steps to protect options for consumers who participate in the North Carolina health insurance exchange. Specifically, Mission Health has offered to stay in-network and accept its current payment rates wi...

 

U. S. Forest Service Proposing Fee Changes, Including For Cradle

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to change recreation fees at several sites in Pisgah National Forest, including the Cradle of Forestry. The public is invited to provide input to proposed fee changes by Sept. 25. The goal of these proposed...

 

Brevard Fire Department Receives Equipment Grant - Brevard, NC

The Brevard Fire Department has received the 2016 Assistance to Firefighters grant award administered by FEMA for $265,715 toward the purchase of 45 Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units and five Accountability Systems. This funding will...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 10, 2017

Big Changes Eyed On Asheville Highway

The past few months, travelers along the Asheville Highway in Brevard will have noticed surveyors beside the road busy at work. Some of the work they are doing is part of a big picture project aimed at reducing congestion and improving safety from...

 

County Backs Jail Initiative

An initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness being in jail was supported Tuesday by the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting. Prior to the approval, Carolina Carter, with Meridian Behavioral...

 
 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...

 

Love's Jewelry Celebrating Milestone - Brevard, NC

Love's Jewelry is celebrating 45 years in business at its downtown location on East Main Street in Brevard. Bart and Pam Love opened the doors as Love's Jewelry after purchasing Parson's Jewelers,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 10, 2017

School Board Votes To Put Bond On 2018 Ballot

The Transylvania County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday evening to request a general obligation bond be placed on the general election ballot in November 2018. The board, however, did not determine how much money for capital needs it...

 

Meadows Holds Town Hall Meeting

U.S. Congressman Mark Meadows held a town hall meeting at the Blue Ridge Community College Flat Rock campus on Monday night. Both supporters and dissenters attended the packed event. Audience members were allowed to write and submit questions prior...

 
 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...

 

Drum Roll, Please - Brevard, NC

During Sunday's final performance of the regular Brevard Music Center (BMC) festival season, Mark Weinstein, BMC's president/CEO, helps coordinate the raffle drawing for a new Mercedes. The entries...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    August 7, 2017

City To Hold Alcohol Hearing - Brevard, NC

The Brevard City Council will hold a public hearing on Aug. 22 on possible changes to its ordinances that would allow alcohol to be served at 10 a.m. on Sundays, instead of noon, within the city limits. On June 30, Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill into...

 
 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...

 

Mountain Song Festival Returns For 12th Time - Brevard, NC

The lineup for the 12th Annual Mountain Song Festival has been announced, and will feature up-and-coming female bluegrass stars Molly Tuttle and Sierra Hull, a rare appearance by industry legend Hot...

 

Ask Us

Who is in charge of maintaining the bike path through the city of Brevard? Why do they blow grass clippings onto the bike path when mowing? When are they going to replace the boardwalk behind McDonalds on the Asheville Highway with something that is...

 

Hiker Going From The Mountains To The Sea

Jennifer Pharr Davis, a renowned adventurer, announced that on Aug. 15 she will begin a three-month, 1,175-mile hike of North Carolina's Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST). Pharr Davis will start from atop...

 

High Numbers Expected In Forests For Solar Eclipse

Parts of the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests are expecting extremely high numbers of visitors for the weekend of Aug. 18-21 because of the solar eclipse. Forest Service staff encourage visitors to carefully plan ahead to ensure a safe and...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 3, 2017

Hunters Discuss Forest Plans

Hunter access, young forests and “letting the Forest Service do its job” were the main topics of conversation at last week’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Council (FWCC) meeting at the Lake Toxaway Community Center. Formed in the 1990s, the...

 

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