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 By Alex Perri    News 

Commissioners Hear Medicaid, School Construction Updates

During its regular meeting last week, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners heard presentations on statewide Medicaid transformation, school construction updates and veterans’ affairs. As of July 1, Medicare in North... — Updated 8/2/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Public Health: 12 And Up Should Get Vaccine

Transylvania County school students are getting nearer to returning to the classroom, and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released updated guidance for school administrators and local health departments... — Updated 7/26/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Toxaway Trading Post Gets Broken Into

Early Monday morning, two masked individuals broke into the Lake Toxaway Trading Post and stole handfuls of packs of cigarettes. According to Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter, the suspects threw a ro... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Locals Advocate For Living Organ Donations

Ingrid Findlay met fellow Transylvania County resident Marvin Holland years ago when he helped her for a high school project on bees. Neither of them knew at the time that Ingrid mi... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
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Audience Members Voice Concerns About HCA

Community leaders and residents gathered at the Transylvania County Library last Wednesday for a town hall meeting with Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH), HCA Healthcare and... — Updated 7/20/2021

 
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Arrest Made In Stabbing Case

On July 10, the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) arrested Brevard resident Mark Anthony Rushton 37, for allegedly stabbing a man in the Penrose Triangle Stop parking lot. Rushton was arrested for two felony charges... — Updated 7/14/2021

 
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County Rejects City's Trail Letter

During its regular meeting Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners denied the city of Brevard’s request for a letter of support for the city’s recent grant application seeking federal funds for the completion of... — Updated 7/14/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Music Festival Is Back, But With COVID-19 Still A Factor

The return of the Brevard Music Center’s (BMC) summer festival this weekend marks the first big festival in Transylvania County since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. And though COVID-19 cases are low and vaccines are widely... — Updated 7/12/2021

 
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BMC's Return Boosts Local Economy

With the opening weekend of the Brevard Music Center’s summer festival, many enjoyed their first live concerts in over a year. The return of BMC’s summer festival and summer institute are perhaps one of the biggest signs that... — Updated 7/12/2021

 
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Shooting Leaves 1 Man In Hospital

One Transylvania County man remained in Mission Hospital as of this morning after a domestic dispute led to a shooting in the Cathey’s Creek area Thursday morning, and no charges are being sought against the shooter. Around 7... — Updated 7/12/2021

 
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Rail Line Abandon Order Makes It Official

Last week, the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) issued an order allowing the abandonment of the 19-mile rail line between Hendersonville and Brevard, known as the Ecusta Trail rail corridor. In June, Blue Ridge Southern R... — Updated 7/8/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

'Quiet' July 4 Reported

The Brevard Police Department and the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported a quiet time over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris said his agency had no felony arrests over the weekend... — Updated 7/7/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Home Prices Up, But Supply Down

Home prices continue to soar in the western North Carolina region, despite a temporary slow down in activity at the beginning of the pandemic. As of April 2021, the median home sale prices in Transylvania County were 12.5% above... — Updated 7/5/2021

 
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Blueway Plan Development Underway

Plans to develop a new "blueway" path through Transylvania County are underway after Conserving Carolina recently received a $25,000 grant from Transylvania County Tourism (TCT) to... — Updated 6/30/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Pleas, Trials Held During Superior Court-Brevard NC

Judge Jacqueline D. Grant presided over last week’s Superior Court term in Transylvania County and heard the following felony pleas and trials. •Marquis Shante Logan pleaded guilty to habitual misdemeanor assault. He received... — Updated 6/29/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors

Time Again To Highlight 'Leave No Trace' Principles

Every year around this time Transylvania County gears up for it's busy tourist season. Campers, families and other adventurers come to town to enjoy the endless waterfalls, hikes an... — Updated 6/27/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Law and Order

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests and incidents between June 2 and June 23. Arrests Joshua Dillian Calhoun, 25, was arrested for one count of possession of methamphetamine on June 18.... — Updated 6/23/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Judge Rules Local Man Doesn't Have To Give Up Animals

Rosman resident Robert Elden Haas has come under the attention of several animal activists recently after being arrested on dozens of misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty and one felony charge of killing an animal by starvation.... — Updated 6/23/2021

 
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TVS Dedicates Building As 'Avery's Place'

On Friday, Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS) dedicated its newest facility to longtime employee Avery McKeller, who passed away suddenly this January at 26 years old. By all... — Updated 6/22/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Local DSS Recognizes Adult Day Care's Vital Role

Last week, the county’s Department of Social Services recognized Mountain Care’s Transylvania Adult Day Care as a vital service and to commemorate World Elder Abuse Day. Gov. Roy Cooper recently proclaimed June 15 as World... — Updated 6/21/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

County Addresses Recent Animal Cruelty Case

In a Tuesday press release, Transylvania County govern-ment said it has received citizen concerns about the recent arrest of Rosman resident Robert Elden Haas, who has been charged with one felony count of killing an animal by... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Court System Hoping To Return To Normal

As COIVD-19 restrictions relax around the country, the Transylvania County court system is on its way to reaching a relative “normal,” but the impacts of the past year are still being felt. Judges are once again hearing trials... — Updated 6/9/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

NCWRC Backs Conservation-Based Land-Use Planning

Conservation-based land -use planning helps protect important habitat for wildlife species in North Carolina and saves money, according to a presentation at the latest Transylvania Natural Resource Council meeting. During the... — Updated 6/2/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Lawyers: Landowners Along Trail Entitled To Compensation

According to a St. Louis law firm, Lewis Rice, the majority of landowners adjacent to the proposed Ecusta Trail rail corridor qualify for compensation from the federal government. In a meeting for around 10 interested landowners... — Updated 6/2/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

On A Somber Day, 'Sarge' Thiele, Others Remember

By his own account, Howard "Sarge" Thiele has a great memory. "I retired from the military off active duty in 1987, and to this very day I remember every single instruction, every... — Updated 5/31/2021

 

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