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 By Derek McKissock    News    August 31, 2015 

Commissioners Scrap Human Relations Council – Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners’ decision to disband the county Human Relations Council, at least for now, has those associated with the group and the local NAACP upset. During their regular meeting last week, commissioners voted 4-1 to scrap...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    August 31, 2015 

Court Denies Pickelsimer Family Appeal - Brevard NC

A state court has thrown out the appeal from family members of Charles Pickelsimer Jr., possibly ending a more than five-year legal battle between the family and various beneficiaries over the late businessman’s last will and testament. A...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    August 31, 2015 

Child Found, Father Charged - Brevard NC

The 4-year-old daughter of a suspect (her father) and a victim (her mother) in an alleged assault in Brevard was found safe early Wednesday evening after several amber alerts were issued. The 4-year-old was located in Buncombe County, according to...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 31, 2015 

County, Schools Send Letters To State, Federal Elected Officials About Education Funding-Brevard NC

The county and school system are sending joint letters to state and federal elected officials that voice concerns about reduced public school funding and its impact locally. The Board of Commissioners approved the letters (see below) last week...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 31, 2015 

Three Local Cyclists Going To World Championship - Brevard NC

Three local cyclists have been chosen to represent the United States in the mountain biking world championship Aug. 31-Sept. 6 in Vallnord, Andorra, the landlocked country between Spain and France. Cy...

 
 News    August 31, 2015 

Candidate Forum To Be Held Sept. 17 - Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates’ forum at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17 in the library’s Rogow Room. Candidates for Rosman Board of Aldermen, Rosman mayor and Brevard City Council have been invited to attend....

 
 News    August 31, 2015 

HOB Organizers Readying For Halloweenfest, Seeking Volunteers, Groups And Nonprofits - Brevard NC

These few days of cooler weather remind everyone that fall is just around the corner – and that means Halloweenfest is closing in on us! As you may have guessed, Heart of Brevard begins planning...

 
 News    August 31, 2015 

Law & Order - Brevard NC

• Roger Kent Lane Jr., 34, was arrested by Sheriff’s Office deputies on Aug. 18 and charged with one felony count being a fugitive. He is being held in the county detention center without bond. Lane is a fugitive from the state of South Carolin...

 
 News    August 31, 2015 

Gas Prices Fall Another 8 Cents - Brevard NC

Average retail gasoline prices in North Carolina have fallen 8.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.23 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,092 gas outlets in North Carolina. This compares with the national aver...

 
 News    August 31, 2015 

Fresh Coat

Rob Snyder, of Snyder's Paint Plus, and Earl Stockdale, of Stockdale Precision Paint, work on a wall Friday at the historic Oak Grove Church in Brevard. Members of the community recently came...

 
 News    August 27, 2015

Commissioners Scrap Human Relations Council-Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners' decision to disband the county Human Relations Council, at least for now, has those associated with the group and the local NAACP upset. During their regular meeting last week, commissioners voted 4-1 to scrap the...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    August 27, 2015

Child Found; Father Arrested-Brevard NC

The 4-year-old daughter of a suspect and victim in an alleged assault case in Brevard was found safe early Wednesday evening after several amber alerts were issued. The 4-year-old was located in Buncombe County, according to Brevard Police Chief Phil...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 27, 2015

Courthouse Design Options Unveiled - Brevard NC

The public got to see Monday what a new county courthouse could look like if the Board of Commissioners decides to go that route. During Monday's regular commissioner meeting, Dan Mace, with Moseley...

 
 News    August 27, 2015

Court Rules Against Young - Brevard NC

North Carolina’s highest court is holding firm against a third trial for Brevard High School graduate Jason Young, who was convicted of killing his pregnant wife. The state Supreme Court ruled last Friday that Young’s case was not harmed when...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    August 27, 2015

Guilty Plea Made After Fatal SUV Wreck - Brevard NC

A Charlotte man could spend up to two years in prison after admitting to getting behind the wheel after drinking and crashing an SUV in Pisgah National Forest, which led to the death of another man. Carlos Soloman-Ramon, 21, was sentenced to a...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 27, 2015

Brevard Academy Reports Good Opening, Record Enrollment - Brevard NC

Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy has had a good month, opening school with its highest enrollment ever and signing a contract with Challenge Foundation Properties for purchase of the old Woods Chevrolet building. School director...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    August 27, 2015

City Committee To Recommend 'BATS' For Trail System Name – Brevard NC

The city of Brevard is one step closer to choosing a name for its trial system. The city’s Parks, Trails and Recreation committee will recommend to city council the trail system be named BATS, which is an acronym for Brevard Area Trail System. The...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    August 27, 2015

Rosman Man Gets Prison Time After Drug Plea - Brevard NC

A Rosman man could spend up to nearly three years in prison after admitting to dealing drugs in Transylvania County. Daniel B. Butler, 35, pleaded guilty in Transylvania Superior Court last week to possession with intent to manufacture, sell and...

 
 News    August 27, 2015

Heritage Museum Hosting Founders Day Sept. 5 - Brevard NC

The Transylvania Heritage Museum will hold its seventh Annual Founders Day Fair Sept. 5. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with an opening ceremony featuring Kit Owen performing the national anthem. “This year promises to be the best Founders Day...

 
 News    August 27, 2015

Silvermont Bible Goes Missing - Brevard NC

An old and large version of the King James Bible has gone missing from the Silvermont mansion. The Bible was part of the historical display at Silvermont. If anyone mistakenly took the Bible or knows of its whereabouts, they should return the Bible...

 
 News    August 27, 2015

Rice Street Announces Sept. 19 Garden Party -Brevard NC

Friends and volunteers of the Rice Street Community Garden are gathering to celebrate this year's bountiful harvest and raise operating funds to keep the garden growing next year. The Rice Street...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    August 24, 2015

Man Dies After Fall From Looking Glass - Brevard NC

A South Carolina man died after falling more than 400 feet Saturday from the top of Looking Glass Rock in Pisgah National Forest. The body of Harold Wiggins, 68, of Lexington, S.C., was found by a...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    August 24, 2015

Judge Declares Mistrial In Shooting Case - Brevard NC

A Transylvania County Superior Court judge ruled a mistrial Friday in the state's case against a Brevard woman accused of shooting her former fiance in the back in 2013. Judge Greg Horne ordered the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 24, 2015

Probart Street Design Backed - Brevard NC

A committee recently reached consensus on a design concept for a sidewalk along Probart Street to the Brevard Music Center. The city's Parks, Trails and Recreation committee, which includes two...

 
 News    August 24, 2015

Frank Deford Will Be McDowell Speaker - Brevard NC

Writer and commentator Frank Deford will be the 2015 J. R. McDowell Speaker, an annual event sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation in partnership with Brevard College. "Sports: The...

 

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