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 By Alex Perri    News 

Commissioners Approve More Staffing Help For Public Health

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Monday voted to approve increasing Transylvania Public Health (TPH) staffing to help with the COVID-19-related workload by contracting through the N.C. Public Health Alliance. Th... — Updated 9/15/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News 

Council Candidates Address Affordable Housing

Affordable housing was a top issue for Brevard City Council candidates during Tuesday's candidate forum. The Transylvania NAACP, in coordination with the Mary C. Jenkins Community... — Updated 9/15/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Fred Impacts Forest Road Used By Neighborhood

Some Cathey’s Creek Road residents in Pisgah National Forest say the U.S. Forest Service road they use to get in and out of their neighborhood was badly damaged by Tropical Storm Fred last month, but Forest Service officials say... — Updated 9/13/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Educators, Parents Concerned About Meeting Behavior

What is a group of teachers to do when they see parents behaving worse than their students? According to Meredith Licht, Brevard High School teacher and president of the... — Updated 9/13/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

9/11 Remembered

Dozens gathered outside Brevard City Hall in the early morning mist Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, in a ceremony organized by the city. Brevard... — Updated 9/13/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

9/11/01 Attacks 20th Anniversary - Remembering That Day

This Saturday it will have been 20 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. At 8:30 a.m., Saturday, the city of Brevard and Brevard Fire... — Updated 9/8/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

'Suspicious Package' Turns Out To Be Trash

The county Community Services Building on East Morgan Street was evacuated Wednesday morning after an employee found a “suspicious package” by the dumpster. After the Brevard Police Department received the call at around 10:25... — Updated 9/8/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Felony Arrests Reported

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests and incidents between July 23 and Sept. 3. Arrests •Timothy Eric Nesbitt, 60, was arrested for littering over 500 pounds, a felony, on Aug. 28. He... — Updated 9/6/2021

 

Cooper Surveys Transylvania Flood Damage

Gov. Roy Cooper was in Transylvania County Friday and visited areas in Rosman and Pisgah Forest that were damaged the week of Aug. 16 from flooding from Tropical Storm Fred. In... — Updated 9/6/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

County Still To Address Cedar Mountain Plan

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) is scheduled to address the Cedar Mountain Small Area Draft Plan in an upcoming meeting. According to BOC Chairman Jason Chappell, the item will likely be added to the Sept. 27... — Updated 9/1/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Hospital Virus Numbers Rising

Statewide, COVID-19 hospitalizations are at an all-time high since the pandemic began, with, as of Aug. 26, 3,651 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, including 912 of which are in adult intensive care units. In Transylvania County,... — Updated 8/30/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Update Given On Flood Impact

During it regular meeting last week, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) heard an update on the relief efforts in the county after Tropical Storm Fred caused over $11 million in damages. Commissioners voted to... — Updated 8/30/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Update Given On Ecusta Trail

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) heard an update on the Ecusta Trail progress from Friends of the Ecusta Trail and Conserving Carolina on Monday at its regularly scheduled meeting. Commissioners requested an... — Updated 8/26/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Dealing With The Storm's Aftermath

As of Thursday, Tropical Storm Fred had caused an estimated $11,227,000 in damage to Transylvania County. Officials are still working to assess the total damage the storm caused in... — Updated 8/23/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

UPDATED: Search For Campers Completed, Storm Causes Major Flooding, Destruction

UPDATED: The search for campers has been completed, according to the county. One stranded camper was identified and connected with resources. No missing person reports have been... — Updated 8/19/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Parks Director Describes Gorges As An 'Icon

Dwayne Patterson said Gorges State Park (GSP) was an “icon to what conservation means in the state of North Carolina.” Last Thursday, Patterson, director of the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation visited Transyl-vania as a... — Updated 8/16/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Name Released Of Dead Man

Authorities have released the name of the person whose skeletal remains were found last week in Balsam Grove. According to the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO), the remains belonged to 60-year-old William Jerome... — Updated 8/11/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Sidney Outlaw Discusses The Long-Lasting Impact Of His Teachers And His Ancestors

From the Brevard High School marching band to Carnegie Hall, and, just recently, at the Brevard Music Center, Sidney Outlaw has performed all over the world. Outlaw, who also... — Updated 8/9/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Officials: Elections Office Works As A Court

The county Board of Elections (BOE) conference room began serving as the county's second courtroom last week, after the Board of Commissioners approved the room for court purposes... — Updated 8/9/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Commissioners Hear Medicaid, School Construction Updates

During its regular meeting last week, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners heard presentations on statewide Medicaid transformation, school construction updates and veterans’ affairs. As of July 1, Medicare in North... — Updated 8/2/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Public Health: 12 And Up Should Get Vaccine

Transylvania County school students are getting nearer to returning to the classroom, and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released updated guidance for school administrators and local health departments... — Updated 7/26/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Toxaway Trading Post Gets Broken Into

Early Monday morning, two masked individuals broke into the Lake Toxaway Trading Post and stole handfuls of packs of cigarettes. According to Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter, the suspects threw a ro... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Locals Advocate For Living Organ Donations

Ingrid Findlay met fellow Transylvania County resident Marvin Holland years ago when he helped her for a high school project on bees. Neither of them knew at the time that Ingrid mi... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Audience Members Voice Concerns About HCA

Community leaders and residents gathered at the Transylvania County Library last Wednesday for a town hall meeting with Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH), HCA Healthcare and... — Updated 7/20/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

County Rejects City's Trail Letter

During its regular meeting Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners denied the city of Brevard’s request for a letter of support for the city’s recent grant application seeking federal funds for the completion of... — Updated 7/14/2021

 

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