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 By Alex Perri    Education

College To Require Vaccine Before Fall Semester

Brevard College announced recently it would require all students, faculty and staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccination before returning to campus in the fall, once the vaccine is fully approved by the FDA. Currently, the three... — Updated 5/10/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Law and Order

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests that occurred between April 1 and April 30. •Thomas Michael Griffin, 67, was arrested for one count of secret peeping on April 29. He was placed in... — Updated 5/6/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

HCA Releases Spending, Capital Reports

Independent Monitor Gibbins Advisors has received the 2020 annual report and capital expenditure report from HCA/Mission Health for the reporting periods ending Dec. 31, 2020, and Jan. 31 2021, respectively. Gibbins Advisors is... — Updated 5/6/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Etowah Resident Faces Multiple Charges - Transylvania County

Etowah resident Johnathon Jessi McKinney, 36, was arrested on April 28 after being served with 24 felony child sexual abuse charges. The charges came after a two-month... — Updated 5/3/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Greg Newman Removed As District Attorney

On Tuesday, District Attorney Greg Newman was removed from office. Superior Court Judge Robert C. Ervin filed the order for Newman's removal nearly two weeks after he presided over... — Updated 4/28/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Local Economy On The Rebound – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County’s economy is almost back to where it was this time in 2019, according to Tom Tveidt, an economist who presented findings from his recent economic report on the county at a Tuesday virtual town hall meeting... — Updated 4/21/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Two Groups Have Different Views On Greg Newman – Brevard NC

If it wasn't, arguably, for the Facebook group Mountain Justice, District Attorney Greg Newman's job would not currently hang in the balance. Collectively, the group has filed sever... — Updated 4/20/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

D.A.'s Fate In Judge's Hands – Transylvania County, NC

As of going to press Wednesday, no judgment had been made in the inquiry in the Henderson County Superior Court of whether District Attorney Greg Newman should be removed from offic... — Updated 4/16/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Barham Posts $280,000 Bond – Brevard, NC

Terry Lee Barham, the man accused of setting several “incendiary devices” throughout downtown Brevard last month, appeared in court Thursday for a probable cause hearing, with his case continued until June 17. Barham, 64, is... — Updated 4/13/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Railway Line Sale Gets One Step Closer – Transylvania County, NC

Negotiations to finalize the sale of the Ecusta Trail corridor are underway after Blue Ridge Southern Railroad, LLC, owned by Watco Companies, filed a notice with the federal Surface Transportation Board to abandon the 19-mile... — Updated 4/7/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    Features

Habitat Project Showing Good Results

Six months after completion, a wetland habitat restoration project that included the French Broad River is showing positive results. Conserving Carolina's natural resources manager... — Updated 4/7/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Squad Responds After Hiker Slides 175 Feet – Pisgah National Forest

On Sunday morning, Transylvania County Rescue Squad (TCRS) rescued a hiker who had slid approximately 175 feet down Slate Rock in Pisgah National Forest. The hiker sustained minor... — Updated 4/7/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

McDowell Explains Why She Wants DA Removed – Transylvania County, NC

District Attorney Greg Newman will face a public hearing on Monday, April 12, to determine if he should be removed from office. The hearing comes after former Henderson County resident Peggy McDowell filed an affidavit under a... — Updated 4/5/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Law and Order: April 1, 2021

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests from Feb. 17 to March 31. •Amanda Michele Jackson, 43, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine on March 24. She was placed in the county... — Updated 3/31/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Local Health Care Providers Say Why They Left HCA – Transylvania County, NC

For the past several weeks, The Transylvania Times has been reporting on the recent exodus of 15 doctors and other health care providers from the Mission Health system in Transylvania County. Over this period of time, the Times... — Updated 3/18/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Incendiary Devices Found – Brevard, NC

Downtown Brevard was back open for business this morning after multiple incendiary devices were discovered Sunday morning near First Baptist Church of Brevard, the Transylvania... — Updated 3/18/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Pastor, County Manager Recall Incident – Brevard, NC

When the first incendiary device was discovered near the First Baptist Church of Brevard on Sunday morning, Pastor Jeff Maynard said his security team found a device on fire. The fire, it appeared, was just seconds away from lighti... — Updated 3/17/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Incendiary Device Suspect Arrested – Brevard, NC

Terry Lee Barham, 64, of Brevard, was charged Tuesday with several felonies in connection with the incendiary devices that were found Sunday in downtown. Barham has been charged... — Updated 3/17/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Racist Notes Found On Morning Walk – Brevard, NC

A note promoting white supremancy and sealed in a plastic bag with rocks was found at Brevard High School and in the surrounding neighborhood on Woodland Terrace and Buena Vista... — Updated 3/10/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

15 Local Health Care Providers Have Left HCA – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Times has confirmed there are now 15 Transylvania County health care providers who have either refused to sign new contracts with HCA/Mission Health or have been terminated from their positions with Mission Health... — Updated 3/8/2021

 
 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 3/5/2021

 
 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

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

 

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