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 By Alex Perri    News    December 2, 2019

Witness Tells Of Events Leading To Ayala's Death

Court in Transylvania County recessed Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday, with state witness Nioka Metcalf in the middle of her testimony about the night of July 20, 2017, when 18-year-old Saul Ayala died from stab wounds on Washington Avenue in...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    November 25, 2019

Opening Statements Made In Murder Trial – Brevard, NC

After eight days of jury selection, the trial in the murder case of 18-year-old Saul Ayala began Friday morning, with opening statements. Connell Dixon Hawkins, Chadley Tyrone Norris and James Alexander Ray face charges of first-degree murder,...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    November 18, 2019

Jury Still Being Chosen In Murder Trial – Brevard, NC

As of this morning, and after four days, only eight jurors have been selected, so far, in the trial of Connell Dixon Hawkins, Chadley Tyrone Norris and James Alexander Ray for the alleged 2017 murder of 18-year-old Saul Ayala in Brevard. Ayala was...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    November 14, 2019

October Sheriff's Office Arrests Reported – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests and incidents for the month of October. Arrests •Steven Ray Rathbone, 31, was arrested Oct. 31 for one felony count of possession of controlled substance in prison/jail...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    November 14, 2019

Study Looks At River Access – Transylvania County, NC

A new study on access to the French Broad River suggests investing in river “blueway” infrastructure will boost the local economy. The study, which was recently approved by the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners, was written by Rachel...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    November 7, 2019

Wrongful Death Suit Ends With Not Guilty Verdict – Transylvania County, NC

Seven years after the death of Hank Few, his mother, Donna, had her “day in court” after a week-long trial ended when a Transylvania County Superior Civil Court jury unanimously found the 10 defendants named in her wrongful death lawsuit not...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 28, 2019

Forest Management Plan Release Date Still Unknown – Transylvania County, NC

It’s still unclear when the long-anticipated new forest management plans for Nantahala-Pisgah national forests will be released, according to Pisgah Ranger District Ranger Dave Casey. During the recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 21, 2019

Gaia Herbs Opening New Facility In Mills River

Gaia Herbs is planning a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday for a new facility in Mills River and still plans to continue operations at its Transylvania County facility. Gaia Herbs’ Transylvania County facility is located off U.S. 64 and Island...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 21, 2019

Presentation Covers Climate Change And Birds – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Natural Resource Council (TNRC) met recently to hear Tom Tribble of the Audubon Society give a presentation about the impacts of climate change on birds. Tribble is the former president of the Elisha Mitchell Audubon society, which...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 14, 2019

Dogwood Health Trust Gets Going

The Dogwood Health Trust met at Southwest Community College in Sylva on Thursday morning with local and national health care leaders as a part of a series of community meetings on factors that influence health. The meeting was somewhat of a...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 10, 2019

Forest Festival Carries On Long Tradition– Transylvania County, NC

On Saturday, the Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah National Forest held the 2019 Forest Festival, where visitors gathered to watch the Woodsman Meet, a lumberjack skill competition, and to see old-time cra...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 10, 2019

Building Full Speed Ahead On Asheville Highway – Brevard, NC

Construction projects along the Asheville Highway in Brevard are gaining steam, and soon several new or improved businesses will be open to the public. Cookout Drivers have likely noticed the...

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    October 7, 2019

Destination Hike: Sam Knob, Find High Elevation Fall Color

One of my favorite things about living in Transylvania County is the ability to stretch out fall by seeking out its first signs up at higher elevations and progressively moving further down the...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 3, 2019

August, September Arrests Reported – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests and incidents for September and August. Arrests •Oscar Shelton, 71, was arrested for one felony fugitive count on Sept. 21. He was taken to the county detention center and...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 3, 2019

Version Of Forest Management Plan Could Be Released Soon – Transylvania County, NC

U.S. Forest Service official Alice Cohen recently met with the N.C. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Council (FWCC) to discuss the proposed forest plan update – a process that has been repeatedly delayed and several years in the making. The new manag...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 30, 2019

Deal Reached After Death In Hospital – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County resident Kristen Blake Sheffield has reached an out-of-court settlement with Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) over a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit she filed after her 61-year-old mother, Linda Peters Watkins,...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 30, 2019

Third Case Of Legionnaire's Reported In County – Transylvania County, NC

Health officials have now confirmed three cases of Legionnaire’s disease in Transylvania County in connection with the recent outbreak that occurred among those who attended the Mountain State Fair from Sept. 6-15. Transylvania Public Heath...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 23, 2019

TNRC Backs Reducing Plastic Waste – Transylvania County, NC

A proposed state law to reduce plastic waste and single-use products is being backed by the Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC). During its regular meeting last week, the TNRC unanimously voted to pass a resolution to support House Bill...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 19, 2019

Families Gather For Get Set Dinner, Games – Transylvania County, NC

Families throughout the community gathered Monday night at the library for Get Set Transylvania's family dinner series, a free event designed to bring families together for conversation and fun. The...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 12, 2019

Passenger In Critical Condition After 64 Wreck – Transylvania County, NC

As of Wednesday morning, a Lake Toxaway man was in critical condition after he was ejected Monday from a pickup truck traveling west on the Rosman Highway/U.S. 64 when another vehicle collided with the truck causing it to overturn. Ishmael...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 9, 2019

Museum Launches Campaign – Brevard, NC

Supporters and local leaders – including U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows – packed into the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas last Wednesday to help honor the area's veterans and to raise money for...

 

Locals Attend Snowshoe Mountain Bike World Cup

Thousands of fans descended upon Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia this past weekend to watch the year's final installment of the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and to watch the...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 5, 2019

Graveyard Fields' Movie: A Call To Arms –Transylvania County, NC

Movie goers packed into the DFR room in downtown Brevard last Thursday to watch the Brevard premiere of the Pisgah Conservancy’s new film, “Graveyard Fields: The Call of the High Country.” The film kicks off the Pisgah Conservancy’s campaign...

 

Destination Hike – Cedar Rock in DuPont Forest

Cedar Rock in DuPont State Recreational Forest is one of my favorite hiking/biking trails in the region, and I enjoy both modes of transportation for different reasons. (Horses are also allowed on DuP...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 2, 2019

Magazine Highlights Local Landmarks – Transylvania County, NC

Three Transylvania landmarks and families are featured in the September issue of Our State magazine, including the old Shuford Farm barn on Everett Road, now owned by Clay Sykes and family, the...

 

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