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 By Alex Perri    News 

Thanksgiving Dinner Tradition Continues

If the smells coming out of the Bread of Life kitchen Wednesday morning were any indication, the annual Thanksgiving meal put on by the free community kitchen would be one of the... — Updated 11/24/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Guice Will Not Run For Board In 2022

David Guice, a longtime local political mainstay, said he will not seek re-election after his third term serving as Transylvania County Commissioner, which ends in 2022. Guice, the only unaffiliated commissioner on the majority... — Updated 11/23/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

No Machinery, Herbicides Needed

A new Transylvania County business uses livestock to landscape local homes and businesses, a sustainable alternative to machinery or harmful herbicides and with a healing impact on... — Updated 11/15/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    Lifestyles

Black Folks Camp Too Invites You To Join Them

Anyone who's been camping likely knows how sitting around the campfire at the end of a long day in the woods has a way of coaxing some of the most insightful and intimate conversati... — Updated 11/8/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Baker, Morrow Elected To City Council

First-time candidate Aaron Baker won a seat Tuesday night on the Brevard City Council, along with incumbent Mac Morrow, who adds this newest term to his near 30 years as a council member. Morrow won the most votes in the city... — Updated 11/3/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

TCT: Tourism Booming

Tourism is officially booming in Transylvania County, as reported by Transylvania County Tourism (TCT) in their presentation of the 2021 report to the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners Monday. By all metrics, tourism is... — Updated 10/27/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Halloweenfest Returns To Downtown Saturday

After last year’s hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Halloweenfest returns to downtown Brevard this year, but the event may look a little different. Taking place in downtown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, the Heart of... — Updated 10/27/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

HOB: Downtown Economy Strong

Visitors to downtown Brevard may have noticed some changes recently to the historic business district, and the changes will keep on coming as the strength of the downtown economy... — Updated 10/27/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Penny Lane Has Your Costume Covered

Business at Penny Lane Exchange on South Broad Street is picking up with just six more days until Halloween. The costume shop has been in business for 24 years in Brevard, and... — Updated 10/25/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Commissioners Divided Over Medicaid Expansion

At last Monday’s Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ (BOC) meeting, the board voted 3-2 against passing a resolution supporting Medicaid expansion, which would close the “coverage gap” for the over 500,000 North... — Updated 10/18/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Commissioners' Tabling Of Plan Questioned

After a near two-year process to create the draft Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted Monday to table indefinitely any consideration to adopt the plan. At Monday night’s... — Updated 10/14/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Floodplain Rules Discussed At TNRC Meeting

Rick Mickewicz, a county building code enforcement officer, recently offered insights into Tropical Storm Fred’s aftermath and the county’s floodplain ordinances. Mickewicz spoke at the recent Transylvania Natural Resource... — Updated 10/13/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Commissioners Table Decision On Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan

On Monday night, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted to consider the draft Cedar Mountain Small Area plan but to table that consideration for a future meeting. The vote comes after the two-year-long planning... — Updated 10/12/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Law & Order

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents and felony arrests between Sept. 3 and Oct. 8. Arrests •Sean Trevor Aiken, 32, was arrested for one count of failure to appear on Sept. 7. He was placed... — Updated 10/11/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Superior Court Includes 1 Trial, Pleas

During last week’s Superior Court term, Bradford Allen Foster was found not guilty of driving while impaired by a jury in the term’s lone trial. Judge Peter Knight presided over the term at the Transylvania County Courthouse... — Updated 10/11/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Fall Colors Predicted To Be Good

With the official start of autumn here, leaf-looking season is right around the corner and two local professors are making their predictions for this year's fall colors. Brevard... — Updated 10/7/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

BHS's Cafeteria, Old Gym To Get Repairs

Repairs for the Brevard High School (BHS) cafeteria and old gymnasium will start this week to strengthen the support beams in the two buildings. Since the start of the school year, the cafeteria has been closed and BHS has set up... — Updated 10/6/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

FEMA Gives Update On Disaster Relief

As of Sept. 26, FEMA has approved $40,443 in disaster relief assistance to Transylvania County house-holds impacted by tropical storm Fred. At last week’s regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting, representatives... — Updated 10/5/2021 Full story

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors

A Favorite Hike: Trekking To Cold Mountain's Summit

Recently, the weather has taken a turn towards autumn, with brisk mornings and evenings and gorgeous, temperate afternoons. Hiking in the early fall is my favorite time of year.... — Updated 10/4/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Missing Woman Rescued From Ravine

Brevard woman Dawn Price was rescued Thursday afternoon after Brevard Police officers found her stranded 250 feet down the side of a ravine in a wooded area near Brevard Music... — Updated 10/4/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Toxaway Agrees To Sign Fire Contract

Last week, Lake Toxaway Fire Rescue agreed to sign the county’s new fire protection contracts, making them the final fire department in Transylvania County to agree to the new terms of service. Initially, the new standardized... — Updated 10/4/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

UPDATED: Lake Toxaway Fire Rescue Will Sign County Contract

On Thursday afternoon, County Manager Jaime Laughter said Lake Toxaway Fire Rescue will sign new standardized fire protection contracts with the county. As of Wednesday, Transylvania County government was making plans to provide fi... — Updated 10/1/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Brevard Woman Rescued From Ravine

Brevard woman Dawn Price was rescued Thursday afternoon after Brevard Police deputies found her stranded 250 feet down the side of a ravine in a wooded area near Brevard Music... — Updated 9/30/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Hospital Responds To Board Members' Resignation

Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) CEO Michelle Pilon said the role of the TRH Board of Trustees has changed from one that was “more operational in nature” to one that is more about “accountability” since Nashville-based... — Updated 9/27/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Council Candidates Face Off In Forum

Editor’s Note: Candidates for Brevard City Council and Brevard mayor took part in a forum last week. The mayor’s forum will appear in Thursday’s paper. City Council candidates faced off once again last Thursday evening... — Updated 9/27/2021

 

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