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Update: Suspect In Custody After Jackson County Shooting

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) announced Friday evening they have arrested suspect Kenneth William McCall, 66, in connection with a shooting that occurred earlier... — Updated 10/24/2020

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Astronomer: Dark Skies Protect Health, Natural Resources – Transylvania County, NC

Astronomer and educator Stephen Martin talked about light pollution and the importance of dark skies at last week’s Transylvania Natural Resource Council meeting and made the case for why dark skies are not only important to... — Updated 11/23/2020

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BPD Offers Bank Robbery Award – Brevard, NC

The Brevard Police Department is offering a $15,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the armed robbery at First Bank in Brevard (next to Food Matters) Friday,... — Updated 11/16/2020

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SylvanSport Keeps Going And Going – Brevard, NC

Since 2004, Sylvan-Sport has quietly, steadily been building its empire. In the midst of one of the country's biggest recessions, the com-pany's sales are up double from last year... — Updated 11/16/2020

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Law and Order: November 12

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents and felony arrests from Oct. 21 to Nov. 11. Arrests •Sarah Ann Robinson, 38, was arrested for one count of financial card transaction, one count of... — Updated 11/11/2020

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Man Arrested Tuesday After Downtown Vehicle Chase – Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from Brevard Police Department, arrested a 41-year-old man following a police chase from downtown Brevard to the Transylvania/Henderson county line on U.S. 64 Tuesday... — Updated 11/11/2020

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Bank Robber Still Sought – Brevard, NC

Authorities continued today to investigate the whereabouts of the armed gunman who robbed the First Bank (next to Food Matters) in Brevard around 6 p.m., Friday, according to... — Updated 11/10/2020

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Officials Report Progress On Clean Air

Fifty years ago the U.S. Congress passed the Clean Air Act, and, today, according to officials, the air quality in western North Carolina is the best it has been in decades. The Regional Clean Air Campaign, along with the N.C.... — Updated 11/9/2020

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Friends Help During A Tough Year – Brevard, NC

If you met Brevard resident Michelle Stuckey for the first time today, you would have no idea she feared she was on her deathbed just a few months ago. If it wasn't for her... — Updated 11/9/2020


Transylvania County Votes Republican In Statewide Races – Transylvania County, NC

Statewide, North Carolina state races are neck-and-neck with few Democrats claiming victory as of Wednesday. Transylvania County results, however, show voters decidedly picked GOP candidates across the board. In the race for lieute... — Updated 11/4/2020

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PETA Offers Reward After Nail Trap Incident In PNF

The U.S. Forest Service has opened an investigation into an Oct. 25 incident in the Foster Creek area of Pisgah National Forest involving a hiker who stepped on nail traps left buried in the leaves on the trail. The hiker, Etowah m... — Updated 11/3/2020

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County Rescue Squad Busy Last Week – Transylvania County, NC

Last week the Transylvania County Rescue Squad (TCRS) made three swift-water rescues on flooded roads after the rainfall from Hurricane Zeta. In each rescue, the rescue squad deployed boats to save stranded drivers who had... — Updated 11/2/2020

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Local Road Projects Delayed – Brevard, NC

State budget problems have led to several road projects being delayed in Transylvania County, according to Lonnie Watkins, a N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) district engineer. There are five construction projects currently... — Updated 11/2/2020

 By Alex Perri    Features

Teen's Halloween Display Wows – Brevard, NC

Fifteen-year-old Alex Rivera said this year’s Halloween display is his most ambitious yet. Rivera, who lives on Pine Street, in Brevard, single-handedly decorated his front yard... — Updated 10/28/2020

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Halloweenfest Goes Virtual This Year – Brevard, NC

The Heart of Brevard (HOB) canceled its popular in-person Halloweenfest this year and has opted, instead, to provide families with a virtual and socially distanced weekend of... — Updated 10/28/2020

 By Alex Perri    Features

Christmas Classic Gets A White Squirrel Twist

Looking for something to be joyful about after the Nov. 3 election? Look no further, as retired Transylvania County Schools teacher Louise Stroup is releasing her Transylvania... — Updated 10/26/2020

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Arrest Made After Friday Shooting In Jackson County

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) announced Friday evening they have arrested suspect Kenneth William McCall, 66, in connection with a shooting that occurred earlier... — Updated 10/26/2020

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Costume Store Reports Normal Sales Despite Virus – Brevard, NC

Penny Lane Exchange is in its 23rd year of business, and its owner said there hasn't been a Halloween season quite like it is occurring this year. The store, which moved to its... — Updated 10/26/2020

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Law and Order

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents and felony arrests between Sept. 25 and Oct. 21. Arrests •Jonathan Lee Lance, 39, was arrested for one count of habitual felon on Oct. 13. He was placed... — Updated 10/21/2020

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Hendersonville Man Dies After Traffic Accident – Transylvania County, NC

Hendersonville resident Jerry Michael Schacht, 34, died Friday evening in a traffic accident, where authorities say he was hit by a tractor-trailer while lying in the middle of the road. According to the N.C. Highway Patrol,... — Updated 10/21/2020

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County's Historian To Retire – Transylvania County, NC

Marcy Thompson will retire at the end of October, leaving behind a 14-plus year career as the first official keeper of local history at the county library. Thompson began working... — Updated 10/19/2020

 By Alex Perri    Features

Public Land Officials Report Record Numbers – Transylvania County, NC

Outdoor recreation is growing even faster in popularity than it already was due to COVID-19, and while many may lament the days of quiet trips to now oft overrun places such as... — Updated 10/14/2020

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Local Couple Shares Cancer Story – Brevard, NC

"Anybody who knows me knows that every day in October I wear pink. I support my cause," said Brevard native Laura Long. Long is a breast cancer survivor who recently found out she... — Updated 10/14/2020

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Political Parties Concerned About Missing Signs – Transylvania County, NC

Tensions stemming from the national political stage are seeping into small-town life, as local political party leaders are reporting stolen and defaced political signs, and... — Updated 10/7/2020

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Local Census Response Still Lags Behind – Transylvania County, NC

The 2020 Census self-response rate in Transylvania County is at 52 percent, 0.7 percentage points behind the previous 2010 census self-response rate, and 11 percentage points behind the state average of 63 percent. County Manager... — Updated 10/5/2020


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