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Offical: Felonies Not The Full Picture

The committee looking at whether the county should move judicial operations out of the courthouse recently heard there has been a "sharp increase" in felonies in Transylvania County in the past few years. Nelda Leon, a criminal justice consultant...

 

Every Day A Shield Of Prayer Rings Out

After hearing about a similar prayer program a couple of years ago, Chaplain Willie Hendon, of the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office, made it his goal that every law enforcement officer in the...

 

Man Sentenced In Indecent Liberties With Students

The 24-year-old Rosman man accused last September of the statutory rape of three Brevard High School students pleaded guilty Wednesday to 10 counts of indecent liberties with a child. Superior Court Judge Mark E. Powell sentenced Daniel Seth Tesnow...

 

Students Learn Life Or Death Lesson

On Friday, 242 juniors and seniors at Brevard High School were excused from their normal studies to participate in a lesson a little bit out of the ordinary. The lesson — drunk driving. The...

 

Six People Homeless After Morning Fire

A house fire last Thursday morning on Grey Fox Lane in Rosman has left six people homeless until smoke and heat damage can be repaired. A bedroom in the doublewide mobile home, owned by Robert and Linda Berry, was destroyed by the fire. The rest of...

 

Police: Senior was Abused

Brevard Police have made an arrest in the case of a 64-year-old woman who was allegedly abused, neglected and assaulted by her care giver. Forty-eight-year-old Rachel Emily Pope was arrested Monday and now sits in the Transylvania County Jail under a...

 

Teenager Arrested For Stealing Sculpture

A teen who allegedly stole the 100-pound life-sized bronze sculpture of a bobcat from East Main Street in Brevard three weeks ago has been arrested, but not before first returning the cat to the...

 

Couple Loses Home To Fire Saturday

A lightning strike is believed to be the cause of a house fire Saturday morning in Lake Toxaway that destroyed a home and killed four family pets. Transylvania County Fire Marshal Gerald Grose said that a short while after 10 a.m. lightning struck a...

 

State Reviews Handling Of Infant's Death

A lack of communication between the local Department of Social Services and the Brevard Police Department was one of the findings of a state review that looked at the December of 2006 death of 3-month-old Aundrea Hunter. But Brevard Police Chief...

 

Agencies Discuss Changes

The local Department of Social Services (DSS) and other agencies involved in the case of murdered 3-month-old Aundrea Hunter are making changes they hope will prevent another tragedy like that from happening again. The recommendations are a result...

 

Small Dog Dies Despite Efforts Of Firefighters

A house fire, which started in the basement of a home at 104 Burrell Mountain Road Friday afternoon, had firefighters scrambling to save a small dog inside the smoke-filled house. The homeowners were...

 

College Students Arrested

Three Brevard College students, who were reportedly the victims of an assault on March 9, were themselves arrested last Friday and charged with assault and other misdemeanor charges in the same case. All three students, accompanied by Brevard College...

 

Autopsy: Death By Blunt Force Trauma

David Morgan who was murdered last November and then buried in the back yard of a downtown Brevard home died of blunt force trauma to the head, according to the North Carolina Medical Examiner. The official autopsy report was released Thursday. The...

 

Students Shine Light On Free Speach

A group of about 20 students and faculty members turned out Thursday morning along North Broad Street in front of Brevard College to protest the school's recent decision to ban "The Pupil's Voice," a...

 

Childern Learn Good Habits At Wellspring

Wellspring Academy of the Carolinas, formerly called Academy of the Sierras, a year-round therapeutic boarding school located in Lamb's Creek Valley near Brevard, recently celebrated its one-year...

 

Historic Rock Wall Will Be Fixed

The old stone wall that holds back the earth between the Transylvania County Courthouse and Broad Street is going to get an expensive makeover. The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to approve a construction bid and a project...

 

School Dropout Rate Falls

The Transylvania school district was one of five counties in the 18-county western North Carolina region that saw a decrease in the student dropout rate last school year. On Monday night, Scott Elliott, the system's director of secondary education,...

 

Lois Harris Asks For Prayers As She Heads To Medical Center

Last Tuesday, Lois Harris traveled to Duke University Medical Center in Durham. It is a trip Harris said she has been very eager to make. There, Harris hopes she will soon receive a new lung. Her...

 

Police:Students Attacked

Three local men have been arrested after allegedly threatening three Brevard College students with a gun, and then running into them with their vehicle, according to the Brevard Police Department. The driver of the vehicle, Jonathan Paul Jones, 18,...

 

Power Out After Pole Falls Over

A deteriorated utility pole on Gallimore Road in Brevard snapped in half on Thursday, dragging down live power lines and causing 3,400 residents to be without power for roughly four hours. Randall Gan...

 

Pleas Made In Murder -For-Hire Case

Steven Bracken was sentenced to four to seven years in prison on Monday, while Michael Hutchinson, the man he hired to kill his wife and rob and assault his sister, received 12 to 17 years. Bracken...

 

Homes Searched In Young Case

Wake County Sheriff's Office investigators recently traveled to Transylvania and Henderson counties to search two homes in connection with the investigation of the 2006 murder of Brevard native Jason's Young's 29-year-old wife, Michelle. On Feb. 14,...

 

Saftey Comes First At Courthouse

Most people don't seem to mind the new stricter security measures at the Transylvania County Courthouse, according to sheriff's deputies Kathy McKenzie and Michael Hall. "I would say about 90 percent...

 

Organic Growers School Growing Each Year

The Organic Growers School Spring Conference will hold its 15th annual event this year at Blue Ridge Community College campus in Flat Rock on March 8. The event consists of a diverse array of...

 

Student Arrested For Wepon Possession

On Tuesday, a 24-year-old Brevard College football player was arrested and charged with possession of a gun on school grounds. As of noon on Wednesday, Antonio Williams, whose hometown is Beaufort,...

 

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