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 By Eric Crews    News

Pisgah Stage Race Kicks Off Annual Festivities Today – Brevard NC

Festivities for the fifth-annual Pisgah Stage Race kick off this afternoon and will bring more than 60 riders to Brevard to test their abilities as they sample some of Pisgah National Forest’s finest single-track riding. This... — Updated 9/17/2013 Full story

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HOB Names New Director - Brevard NC

The Heart of Brevard (HOB) announced the hiring Wednesday of Heath Seymour as its new executive director. The decision was approved in a unanimous vote by the HOB board. Seymour was... — Updated 9/11/2013 Full story

 By Eric Crews    News

Medicaid Changes Will Leave Some Locals Uninsured - Brevard NC

North Carolina legislators’ decision to “opt out” of the federally funded Medicaid expansion will leave a significant portion of Transylvania County residents uninsured, according to Adam Linker, a policy analyst at the N.C.... — Updated 9/11/2013

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Mountain Song Returns For 8th Year - Brevard NC

With seven years of memories, Mountain Song Festival organizer John Felty said it’s a tough task to pick a favorite moment or a favorite year. “I would say they’re all... — Updated 9/4/2013 Full story

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DMV Trying To Fix Long Line Problems At Office - Brevard NC

Long lines at the local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) are being ad-dressed, according to DMV spokesperson Margie Howell. Howell said the problem stemmed from two separate illnesses by staff at the Brevard facility, which has c... — Updated 9/4/2013

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Historic Walk Re-enacted - Brevard NC

Carrying signs, with some walking hand-in-hand, the group of roughly 50 chanted and sang as they marched through the streets of Brevard Wednesday commemorating the 50th anniversary... — Updated 9/2/2013

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County Staff To Work On Land Use Ordinance - Brevard NC

After about 45 minutes of discussion and three votes on the issue, the Transylvania County commissioners finally voted 3-2 to direct county staff to begin work on drafting a new High Impact Land Use Ordinance. The new ordinance... — Updated 8/28/2013

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Commissioners Reject Fines For Barking Dogs -Brevard NC

County commissioners Monday voted unanimously to remove a proposed barking dog ordinance after hearing from six county residents Monday who voiced their concerns about the cost of fines. The ordinance had called for giving animal... — Updated 8/28/2013

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Task Force To Evaluate 'Economic' Groups - Brevard NC

The Independent Economic Development Task Force (IEDTF) is moving ahead with its plans to begin evaluating eight agencies in Transylvania County who currently work in some capacity in economic development. Agencies that will be ask... — Updated 8/26/2013

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Glitch Delays Food Stamps - Brevard NC

A recent computer upgrade to the new state food stamp system led to short delays in August benefits for around 3 percent of Transylvania County residents, but Department of Social Ser-vices (DSS) officials say no long-term... — Updated 8/26/2013 Full story

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U.S. Rep. Meadows Visits Transylvania As Part Of Tour - Brevard NC

At Brevard College Wednesday morning, Congressman Mark Meadows recognized that he and his colleagues in Washington, D.C., currently have the lowest approval rating in history, but... — Updated 8/21/2013

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New Bike Ride Is Here - Brevard NC

The owners of The Bike Farm Pisgah, a new business offering guided mountain biking tours, hope that a Wednesday night ride will help increase the cycling community in Transylvania C... — Updated 8/19/2013

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Task Force Gets To Work - Brevard NC

Work by an independent economic development task force to address the county’s economic development is underway. During its second meeting Wednesday, the Task Force agreed its first task would be to recommend what – if any ... — Updated 8/19/2013

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Dog Barking Rules Could Change - Brevard NC

Proposed changes to the county’s animal control ordinance were discussed during Monday’s regular Board of Commissioner meeting. During the public hearing on the proposed changes, resident Ken Goble said he is concerned about th... — Updated 8/15/2013

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Teacher Sets Trail Hike Record – Brevard NC

Former Transylvania County schoolteacher Matt Kirk set a record for the fastest self-supported hike of the 2,186-mile-long Appalachian Trail Wednesday by completing the hike in 58... — Updated 8/12/2013

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Chief: No Improper Actions By City Officers - Brevard NC

After a formal request for an investigation into the actions of his officers, Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris said he has found no evidence of improper procedure. The formal complaint was filed by Sheila Alexander, mother of... — Updated 8/12/2013

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Expert Warns About The Threat Of Landslides - Brevard NC

With more than 75 inches of rain already recorded this year and deluges expected to continue for the foreseeable future, a western North Carolina geologist warns that landslides... — Updated 8/7/2013

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Locals Going To Fight Wildfires - Brevard NC

With wildfires raging in the Western United States, the U.S. Forest Service has called on a crew of 20 North carolina-based firefighters to help battle a blaze in northern California. Nineteen of the 20 firefighters are based in... — Updated 8/7/2013

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Rescue Highlights Current River Dangers - Brevard NC

A leisurely float down the French Broad River Saturday turned dangerous quickly when about a dozen recreational kayakers, canoeists and inner-tubers were entangled in a large tree that fell across the river near Island Ford Road.... — Updated 8/7/2013

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Animal Shelter Open For Business - Brevard NC

A large crowd gathered Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of the county’s new animal shelter, marking the one-year anniversary of the groundbreaking with remarks,... — Updated 8/5/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

Gun Law Changes Begin Oct. 1 -Brevard NC

Legislation signed Monday night by Gov. Pat McCrory broadens areas where concealed carry permit holders are allowed to carry concealed firearms. Prior to the governor’s signing the bill into law, the legislation passed both the... — Updated 7/31/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

Elections Office Says Law Would Increase Costs – Brevard NC

Legislation deemed by its opponents as one of the most restrictive voting laws passed by any state in recent years awaits the signature of Gov. Pat McCrory before becoming law. Meanwhile, the law’s supporters say it will stop vot... — Updated 7/31/2013

 By Eric Crews    Features

Cradle Visitor Center Celebrating 25 Years – Pisgah Forest NC

Art Rowe had only been the Pisgah Forest district ranger for a short time when on April 17, 1985, well after nightfall, a neighbor knocked on his door to give him some bad news.... — Updated 7/29/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

County Worker Calls Time -Brevard NC

After 26 years on the job, Thursday marked Trish Hamilton’s last day at the county’s planning and economic development office. In recognizing Hamilton’s efforts through the years, at last week’s commission meeting, Board... — Updated 7/29/2013

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Commissioners OK Moratorium 3-2 - Brevard NC

Cindy Cathcart thanked Transylvania County commissioners Monday for spending time researching the proposed biomass plant project in Penrose and developing the moratorium. Commission... — Updated 7/24/2013 Full story


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