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 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Sheriff Said He Will Continue To Talk About Bryant Case

Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney said he plans to continue to answer questions from the community about the Bryant murder investigation despite U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert's orders last week directing local law... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Deputies Make More Arrests In Cockfighting Case

Three more people have been arrested stemming from the alleged illegal cockfighting operation that was broken up last Saturday. Gerardo Carrello Perez, 27, of Hendersonville, SaBino Bautista Lopez, 28, of Brevard, and Angel Garcia... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

CDC; Flu Vaccine Only 40 Percent Effective

This year's flu vaccine is only 40 percent effective, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but medical professionals are still recommending to get the shot. "It still affords some cross protection and... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Sheriff Ready For U.S. Attorney To File Charges

Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney is ready for charges to be brought against Gary Michael Hilton. Mahoney said he is "confident" Hilton killed 80-year-old John and... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Cory Johnson Knoews He's Got Talent

Even if Cory Johnson doesn't receive a call from the producers of the NBC show "America's Got Talent," the 19-year-old Pisgah Forest resident will continue pursuing his music... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Two More County Homes Lost To Fire

During the past week, two separate fires have destroyed homes on Ross Road in the Rosman area and Stone's Lake Road in the Cedar Mountain area. The Ross Road fire late Saturday... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

John Bryant's Body Found In Forest

Human skeletal remains found in Macon County over the weekend have been identified as those of 80-year-old John Bryant, who has been missing since October, according to Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney. The N.C. Medical... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Georgia Authorities Search For Bryant

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations spearheaded a two-day search for the body of 80-year-old John Bryant on Thursday and Friday in northern Georgia and eastern Tennessee.... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Murder Suspect Dead

A Transylvania County Jail inmate, waiting for his day in court on first-degree murder charges, died shortly after midnight Sunday just minutes after being transported to the Transylvania Community Hospital. David Wayne Hogsed,... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

King 'Brought People Together'

"Through the grace of God I no longer in Transylvania County have to report to the first floor of the hospital when we have to be hospitalized, or sit in a small cubicle in the... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Irene Bryant Autopsy Report Released

An autopsy report, only recently unsealed by the N.C. Medical Examiner's Office, showed that 84 year-old Irene Bryant might have tried to defend herself against her attacker. It was... — Updated ERROR

 

Heacox Attracted By Porter Center's Pipe Organ

The Porter Center for Performing Arts at Brevard College has a new director. Christopher Heacox officially took over the position as director on Nov. 1. Heacox and his wife of... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Marshal:House Fire Was Set

A fire that destroyed a home at 1940 Whitmire Road Monday morning is now thought to have been set, ac-cording to fire officials. "We believe this was most probably a set fire, based on the physical evidence at the scene of the... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

""Positive Link"" Made Between Hilton,Bryants

A positive link tying Gary Michael Hilton to the murder of Irene Bryant and the disappearance of her husband, John, has been established, according to Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney said Wednesday afternoon. "To maintain... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Toxway Home Burns To The Ground

A Lake Toxaway home that caught fire last Wednesday around 1 p.m. was reduced to rubble, according to Gerald Gross, Transylvania County's fire marshal. The home on Harrison Hall Road was vacant at the time of the fire, and no one... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Citizens Workers Surprised, Sad About Sale

The announcement Wednesday that Citizens Telephone and its subsidiary Sylvan Valley CATV Company would be sold was one day shy of the 60-year anniversary of the day Charles Pickelsimer Jr. first went to work for his father, who... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Bryant Case, Missing Hiker May Be Linked

The case of a female north Georgia hiker who went missing New Year's day, and who authorities now believe is dead, may provide local investigators with a possible break in the Irene Bryant murder case and the disappearance of her... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Fire Destorys 80-Year-Old House

A pre-dawn house fire today destroyed a Rosman farmhouse on Whitmire Road. No one was at home when the fire started, and no one was injured as a result of the fire. Firefighters... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Sheriff Hilton Is Primary Suspect

On Friday, Gary Michael Hilton, who authorities now believe could be a serial killer, was officially named a primary suspect in the Irene Bryant murder investigation, according to Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney. The... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Schools See Increase In Reported Crimes

In Transylvania County schools, incidents of crime and violence for the 2006-07 school year were up 20 percent over the previous year's figures, according to a report presented to the State Board of Education. Crime and violence... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Grand Jury Indicts On More Serious Charge

Robert Debiase, of Johnson City, Tenn., who was initially charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of 26-year-old Christopher Clark Lien last May, has been arrested on the more serious charge of second-degree murder. A... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Don Owen Ready To Tackle Wife's 'Honey-Do' List

As the City of Brevard's public works director, Don Owen was never without a project he had to do. When asked what he planned to do after his upcoming retirement, Owen jokingly... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Interviews Conducted in Morgan Murder

Detectives in the David Morgan murder case said Wednesday afternoon they were still conducting inter-views in the matter. On Dec. 12, the body of 57-year-old Morgan was discovered in a shallow grave in the back yard of a home... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Kate Herold    Front Page

Campaign Says Booze It and You Will Loose It

Increased patrols and checkpoints will be in effect in Transylvania County through Jan. 2 as part of local law enforcements participation in the "Booze It & Lose It" campaign. Since the campaign began on Nov. 30, two drunk drivers,... — Updated ERROR

 

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