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 By Staff Reports    News    November 6, 2017

Municipal Elections Set For Tuesday

Municipal election day in Brevard and Rosman is Tuesday, with polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. In Brevard, Jimmy Harris faces no opposition for another four-year term as mayor. Two seats are on the ballot for city council. Three candidates —...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 6, 2017

County Animal Services Director Steps Down

Elma Rae Greene has resigned as the director at Transylvania County Animal Services as of Friday. “I’ve been in government a long time, and I’ve run several animal shelters across the state and have been involved in animal services since the...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    November 6, 2017

County Jobless Rate Drops Below 4%

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in September was 3.8 percent, down from 4.2 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released last week from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account...

 

Thirteen Tons Of Prescription Pills Disposed

The State Bureau of Investigation delivered more than 13 tons of prescription pills to an incinerator Nov. 2, a record for Operation Medicine Drop, the statewide campaign to safely dispose of unused medications. “This amount, 26,991 pounds, breaks...

 

TDA: Total Solar Eclipse Was A Great Success

The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse was a great success, drawing visitors, scientists and attention to the county, according to a new release from the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA). “We were very pleased with both the turnout...

 

Sharing The Love - Brevard, NC

Last Saturday, food and money donations were collected as part of "Pack the Pantry Day," the fundraiser for The Sharing House. The effort saw 8,154 pounds of food and $7,261 in cash collected. The...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 2, 2017

Experts Call For Different Approach To Drugs - Brevard, NC

Editor’s Note: During the past month, four presentations on drugs, addiction and drug policy were held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Brevard. The following is the second part of coverage of the second meeting, which focused on the War on...

 

TIME Program Needs Donations For Student Scientists - Brevard, NC

The TIME 4 Real Science Program is seeking donations to help send seven student scientists from Transylvania County to present their original, award-winning science research at the 2018 American Assoc...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 2, 2017

Bluegrass Bash Set For RHS - Rosman, NC

This Saturday is the third annual Roy Chapman and Joe Byers Memorial Bluegrass bash at Rosman High School. Bobby Powell and Tim Jones, both members of local bluegrass band Carolina Blue, are hosting...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 2, 2017

'Scary Tales' Frighten For A Good Cause

For the architects of the haunted house, "Scary Tales," frightening people was for a good cause. The idea came to Charlotte Snelson, office manager and social worker at The Salvation Army of...

 

Halloween Hits

Employees at local businesses, school children and staff Tuesday dressed up in a variety of fun and creative costumes....

 
 By Staff Reports    News    November 2, 2017

Early Voting Ends This Saturday

One-stop early voting ends this Saturday for the municipal elections in Brevard and Rosman. Through Tuesday, 355 ballots had been cast. Those registered to vote in Brevard and Rosman may cast their ballots any time between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.,...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 30, 2017

'War On Drugs' Focus Of Talk - Brevard, NC

Editor’s Note: The second of four presentations on drugs, addiction and drug policy was recently held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Brevard. The series’ goal has been to advocate for a more compassionate, productive approach to drugs...

 

Titanic Triumph

Halloweenfest Saturday in downtown Brevard attracted many creative costumes....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 30, 2017

Pleas Heard At Superior Court

Superior Criminal Court ended Thursday in Transylvania County with a jury finding Chloe Eliz Chamberlain guilty of one felony count of probation violation. She was sentenced to 90 days in the N.C. Department of Corrections, with her probation...

 

ACA Enrollment Opens Back Up On Wednesday

There are a lot of questions swirling around health insurance this year through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare.” Pisgah Legal Services (PLS), a nonprofit law firm, and other ACA Partners of WNC say they can answer these...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    October 30, 2017

Darrell Renfroe Assumes County DSS Director Role

Darrell Renfroe, who has been serving as the interim director of Transylvania County Social Services (DSS) since the resignation of the prior director in August, has been appointed to the position full time. Renfroe has worked in the social work...

 

Pet Costumes

The pet costume contest Friday at Ecusta Brewing was a lot of fun and drew quite a crowd....

 

Children Issues Dominate Meeting

Issues centering on the welfare of local children dominated much of Monday’s Transylvania Board of Commissioners’ meeting. Since late 2014, the number of Transylvania County children in foster care has increased from 34 to 59. Twenty-three of...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 26, 2017

Horror Show Found In Connestee Home - Brevard, NC

While zombies, witches, vampires, a cave of skulls and a bar for ghouls called the Old Croak and Haggard may be a violation of most city ordinances, Tom Shetler is not seeking a permit. He's building...

 

County Site To Get Promotion Boost

Duke Energy has selected two North Carolina properties, including Davidson River Village in Transylvania County, for participation in the second half of its 2017 Site Readiness Program to prepare them for business and industrial development. The...

 
 By Norah Davis    News    October 26, 2017

Community Invited To Help 'Power Up'

Imagine that you are a single mom with four children. You live with your mother, who takes care of the youngsters because you work two jobs to make ends meet. Winter is coming, your oil tank is empty...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 26, 2017

Fatal Wreck On U.S. 276

Jeremy Robert Green, 43, has been identified as the driver who was fatally injured Tuesday in a wreck. The single-vehicle wreck occurred on U.S. 276 in Cedar Mountain. “We got the call around 4:05 p.m.,” said N.C. State Trooper Michael Owens....

 

Deluge

Monday's torrential rain produced flooding throughout the county, with some areas reporting more than 7 inches....

 

Dixon To Quit County Recreation Position

Carleen Dixon will step down as the county’s Parks and Recreation director and join Henderson County Parks and Recreation. “Transylvania County appreciates all that Ms. Dixon has contributed professionally during her time with the county,”...

 

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