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 By Alex Perri    News    July 29, 2019

Transylvania County Rescue Squad 'On A Roll' – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Rescue Squad (TCRS) is "on a roll" after recently receiving four new certifications and setting its sights on becoming a state deployable squad in times of disaster throughout...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 25, 2019

Arrest Made After Alleged Shooting Threat – Brevard, NC

Brevard Police Department arrested a man at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon at McDonald’s after he allegedly made threats to shoot an employee when he was asked to stop dumping trash in the restaurant’s dumpster. Brevard resident George Reynolds, 42,...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 22, 2019

School Board Hears Report On AIG Program Changes

The Transylvania County Board of Education recently approved the 2019-2022 AIG plan and discussed new proposed state education legislation. Heidi Bullock presented her proposal for the Transylvania County AIG (Academically Intellectually Gifted)...

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    July 22, 2019

Visit South Carolina's Highest Peak – Headwaters State Forest

As of Earth Day 2019, visitors can enjoy South Carolina's highest peak, Sassafras Mountain, from a newly constructed observation tower that straddles the North Carolina South Carolina state line. For...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 18, 2019

Davidson River School Starting New 'Trauma' Program – Transylvania County, NC

For the new school year, Davidson River Principal Barbara Grimm is promoting a program she believes will increase graduation rates and test scores and, ultimately, heal trauma. Grimm presented details about the program, “Trauma-Skilled School...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 15, 2019

Drivers Injured In Friday Accident – Brevard, NC

A traffic accident resulting in an overturned vehicle on N.C. 280 on Friday morning led to two injured drivers and hour-long traffic delays with up to half-mile backups on either side of the road, according to officials. Both drivers were...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 11, 2019

Roadside Camping Along Catheys Creek Closed – Brevard, NC

Roadside camping along Catheys Creek Road in Pisgah National Forest is now closed in accordance with plans from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the city of Brevard to improve the municipal water intake system. According to District Ranger Dave...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 11, 2019

NCFS Improves Ecosytem At Headwaters Forest – Transylvania County, NC

Headwaters State Forest is coming up on its one-year anniversary since opening to the public, and, according to state forest ranger Michael Cheek, the public is enjoying the new 6,730-acres of public...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 8, 2019

Sheriff's Office June Arrest Reports Released-Transylvania County, NC

The Sheriff’s Office provided the following felony arrest reports: •Laura Nicole Riddle, 29, was arrested June 20 for one felony count of possession of stolen goods. She was placed in the detention center under a $5,000 bail. •Vanessa Lynn...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 4, 2019

River Water Quality Recorded Weekly

Water quality recently failed to meet swim standards in the French Broad River at the Wilson Road and Crab Creek Road public access points, according to the French Broad Riverkeeper. Each Thursday afternoon throughout the spring, summer and fall,...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 4, 2019

Missing Camp Girls Found A Day Later In Jackson County

The two teenaged girls reported missing from the Lake Toxaway area late Sunday night were found safe Monday evening in Jackson County. Law enforcement officials found Gaby Caturano, 14, and Isabella Bianca, 15, around 8:30 p.m. in the mountain area...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 1, 2019

County's Domestic Violence Investigator Faces Challenges-Transylvania County, NC

The issue of domestic violence as a criminal matter is getting a lot more attention in Transylvania County thanks to the funding of a position dedicated to addressing it. The position was created in 2017 to serve as the investigative, law...

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    July 1, 2019

Destination Hike: Cove Creek Falls-Transylvania County, NC

Cove Creek Falls is a 50-foot waterfall located just past Cove Creek Group Campground in Pisgah National Forest. About a 2-miles round trip, the hike offers two “bonus” falls to visit on the way...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    June 27, 2019

Official Hopes Mushrooms Have Magical Effect At Landfill

Fungi are taking over the Transylvania County Landfill, or, at least, Solid Waste Director Kenn Webb hopes so. Webb, with the help of mycologist Leif Olson of Integrated Land Enhancement, has been...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    June 24, 2019

Ginseng's Value Extends Far Beyond Just Money

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) announced late this May that applications for the ginseng harvest lottery would be taken from June 10 to July 12 for the 2019 season. A lucky eight diggers will have...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    June 20, 2019

Local Gets National Recognition For Trail

Brevard resident Chris “Shrimper” Khare was recently recognized on a national stage for his work constructing a new trail on nearby Weed Patch Mountain with local nonprofit Conserving Carolina. Kh...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    June 17, 2019

Five Arrested In Connection With Fatal Shooting

The Brevard Police Department has arrested five suspects in connection with a homicide and armed robbery that took place at the Cardinal Drive-In restaurant last August. Davieyon Devall Hopkins, 21,...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    June 17, 2019

Bill Lea Talks About The 'Misunderstood' Black Bear

The Transylvania County Library Rogow Room was recently packed to hear, and see, nature photographer Bill Lea’s presentation: “Understanding the Misunderstood Black Bear.” Audience members...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    June 13, 2019

Sheriff Seeks Child Abuse Suspect-Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help to find Christopher Charles Booker, who was involved in an alleged child abuse incident that took place on Friday, June 7....

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    June 10, 2019

Working To Save Pisgah's Ash Trees

Public lands biologist Josh Kelly warned last Wednesday that conservation efforts must start now to save North America’s ash trees before they face a fate similar to the American Chestnut tree and...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    June 3, 2019

Forest Visitors Face Heavy Summer Traffic

During the summer, those who visit Pisgah National Forest, particularly during the weekends, can expect to face heavy traffic and delays. Each year, more than 2 million people are estimated to visit t...

 
 By Alex Perri    Education    March 27, 2017

College To Host Hymns & Hip Hop Conference - Brevard, NC

Are you ready to stand up for social justice? An upcoming conference at Brevard College's Porter Center for Performing Arts might be just the place for you to do so. The Hymns & Hip Hop conference is free and will take place Saturday, April 1,...

 

Vaughn Creates Music Scholarship For Brevard College Minority Students – Brevard NC

A newly endowed music scholarship at Brevard College has been created by alumnae, Dona D. Vaughn. Since graduating with a vocal degree from Brevard College, Vaughn has gone on to achieve a highly...

 

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