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 By Alex Perri    News 

Hospital Purchase Agreement Includes HCA Obligations – Brevard, NC

As a part of the purchase agreement between the for-profit Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Healthcare and Mission Health System, HCA is obligated to continue four areas of service at Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH.)... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    Features

River Trip Provides Escape, Shines Light On Cause

To some, the idea of giving up modern comforts such as indoor plumbing, Wi-Fi and clean sheets for three weeks isn't exactly their idea of relaxation. But to local couple Clyde Cart... — Updated 3/1/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Felony Pleas Heard In Court – Transylvania County, NC

The latest Transylvania County Superior Court term ended last week, with Judge Peter B. Knight presiding over the following felony pleas. •Daniel Matthew Brown pleaded guilty to felony probation violation and received an active... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Hospital Officials Address Ongoing Doctor Exodus – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Times has confirmed Transylvania Regional Hospital’s (TRH) only general surgeon, Marco Chavarria-Aguilar, will no longer be employed with Mission Health as of April 1. Physician assistant Steven Saldutti is also... — Updated 2/22/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Doctors' Exodus On Monitoring Group's Radar – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council-woman Maureen Copelof plans in an upcoming meeting with HCA Healthcare and the Dogwood Health Trust to bring up the recent exodus of doctors from the Mission Health system in Transylvania County. The Dogwood... — Updated 2/19/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Law and Order

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests and incidents from Jan. 19 to Feb. 17. Arrests •Kayla Nichole Gilbert, 21, was arrested for one count of possession of methamphetamine on Feb. 14.... — Updated 2/17/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Inmate Accused Of Trying To Strangle Jail Nurse

An inmate faces charges after allegedly assaulting and attempting to strangle a jail nurse earlier this month during a medical evaluation at the Transylvania County Detention Center. According to Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter, suspect... — Updated 2/17/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

HCA Sees Exodus Of Local MDs – Transylvania County, NC

Before Nashville-based health care conglomerate HCA Healthcare purchased Mission Health in 2019, former Mission CEO Ron Paulus told a group of Asheville business owners that if the sale went through, the Mission Health System... — Updated 2/8/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Pisgah Pete Picks Chiefs, 6 More Weeks Of Winter – Brevard, NC

In what may be his last year as Brevard's most celebrated prognosticator, Pisgah Pete predicted Tuesday the Kansas City Chiefs would be the winner of Super Bowl LV and there will be... — Updated 2/3/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Data Suggests Minorities Struggle More In WNC – Transylvania County, NC

Last week, the Land of Sky Regional Council (LOS) released data about five western North Carolina counties, including Transylvania, showing racial minorities, on average, experience lower wages, have less educational attainment, an... — Updated 2/1/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

TNRC Hears Hellbender Trail Update – Transylvania County, NC

A bike and pedestrian “interstate” system, with over 150 miles of greenways, could eventually connect Transylvania with Buncombe, Henderson and Madison counties if plans for the Hellbender Trail come to fruition, according to... — Updated 2/1/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Firefighters Tackle Brush Fire Off Green Road – Transylvania County, NC

Last week, firefighters were dispatched to a brush fire in the Rosman area of Transylvania County off Green Road. According to Rosman firefighter Evan Ippolito, the fire covered... — Updated 1/25/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Vaccine Rollout: A Team Effort – Transylvania County, NC

Upping the numbers significantly from the previous week, as of today, Transylvania Public Health (TPH) has given 1,499 COVID-19 vaccinations. TPH reported this morning that it was not allocated any additional doses of vaccine this... — Updated 1/25/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Law and Order

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests and incidents from Dec. 24 to Jan. 19. Arrests •Larry Dylan Snyder, 38, was arrested for one count of failing to return hired motor vehicle in... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Officials: Vaccination A 'Massive' Local Effort – Transylvania County, NC

There are approximately 34,000 people who live in Transylvania County, and the effort to make sure every last one of them has the opportunity to get the COVID-19 vaccine (if they so wish) is a task put on Transylvania Public... — Updated 1/18/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Public Health Addresses Vaccination Status – Transylvania County, NC

The two COVID-19 vaccinations currently approved for emergency use in the United States, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, were developed in record time, yet the final leg of the race to make sure every person who wants a vaccine... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

State Bar Disciplines District Attorney Newman

The N.C. State Bar Association (NCSB) issued District Attorney Greg Newman a three-year stayed suspension for conduct in a 2015 court case where, according to a disciplinary order... — Updated 1/11/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Quiet Holiday Period For Crime

Transylvania County first responders reported mostly slow weekends back-to-back over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday. “I won’t say that it was unusual, but it was refreshing,” said Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris of t... — Updated 1/6/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Update Heard On Work To Repopulate The Chestnut – Transylvania County, NC

Quantitative geneticist Jared Westbrook from The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) recently gave a presentation to the Transylvania Natural Resource Council (TNRC) about his work to repopulate forests with the once dominant... — Updated 12/30/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Latest Criminal Incidents Reported – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests and incidents from Nov. 10 to Dec. 23. Arrests •James Porter Harris III, 28, was arrested for one count of probation violation on Dec. 18. He was... — Updated 12/28/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Seniors Celebrate A 'Different' Holiday Season – Brevard, NC

"It's a different feeling in the building. Normally, this time of year, we would have almost 20 Christmas trees set up," said Diana Mashburn, sales director at College Walk... — Updated 12/21/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Foundation Certified As 1st Blue Zone Workplace – Brevard, NC

Blue Zones Brevard announced recently the first Blue Zones-certified work-place in the city, and in North Carolina, with a ceremony at The Pisgah Health Foundation's Brevard office. The Blue Zone's worksite coordinator Sarah... — Updated 12/16/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

New Mask Mandate In Place – Transylvania County, NC

Last month, Gov. Roy Cooper issued a new executive order for the use of face coverings in North Carolina, and from the start, mandatory masking has been an issue of concern for many North Carolinians. The Transylvania Times spoke... — Updated 12/16/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Charity Demand On The Increase – Transylvania County, NC

Demand for charitable services typically picks up around the holidays, and, recently, The Transylvania Times spoke with three local nonprofits offering help to the community’s low-income residents to discuss how COVID-19 and its... — Updated 12/10/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Felony Cases Heard In Court – Transylvania County, NC

Judge Peter B. Knight recently presided over the following felony cases during the recent Superior Court term in Transylvania County. •Cameron James Miller pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and driving with license... — Updated 12/7/2020

 

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