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Jessica Was County's First Baby In 2011

Despite being born premature and having some medical problems after birth, Jessica Dakota Grace Fisher, the first baby born in Transylvania County this year, is doing just fine. At... — Updated 2/27/2014

 

Crime Figures Don’t Match

The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) said there were two main reasons why the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office’s crime numbers didn’t match the numbers reported by the state in 2009. One reason was the... — Updated ERROR

 

School Board Eyes Budget

Transylvania County Schools will be asking for at least a 3.5 percent increase in its next budget from the county. Norris Barger, the school system's director of business services, told the Board of Education during its recent... — Updated ERROR

 

Japan Trip Is More Than Student Expected

Just in case, Bailey Reidinger has a bag packed with her passport, some granola bars, water and other supplies. The 20-year-old Brevard High School graduate is currently living and... — Updated ERROR

 

School Board Eyes Budget

Transylvania County Schools will be asking for at least a 3.5 percent increase in its next budget from the county. Norris Barger, the school system’s director of business services, told the Board of Education during its recent... — Updated ERROR

 

Japan Trip is More Than Student Expected

Just in case, Bailey Reidinger has a bag packed with her passport, some granola bars, water and other supplies. The 20-year-old Brevard High School graduate is currently living and... — Updated ERROR

 

School Student Dropout Numbers Fall

Transylvania County Schools reported a decrease in its student dropout numbers for the second year in a row. In the 2009-10 school year, 44 students, 3.62 percent, dropped out of school. In 2008-09, 52 dropouts (4.19 percent) were... — Updated ERROR

 

Norman Could Be Eligible For Parole in 2012

If he successfully completes a program, Jacob A. Norman, who was convicted of the first-degree murder of his wife, could be released from prison after serving 20 years of a life... — Updated ERROR

 

Board: School Consolidation Is Not Feasible

The Board of Education says consolidation of Rosman and Brevard high schools is "impossible" at this time. During its recent annual retreat, school board members discussed what it would mean financially and structurally to... — Updated ERROR

 

More Guilty Pleas Made During Court Term

Miranda Franks Miller, one of three people charged last year after a series of breaking and entering cases in the Quebec and Lake Toxaway area, pleaded guilty last week in Administrative Superior Court. Miller was originally... — Updated ERROR

 

Pleas Heard In Court

Judge Mark Powell heard the following cases during last Wednesday's Administrative Superior Court session. • Jonathan Robert Bracken, who was charged with two felony counts of larceny and two misdemeanor courts of larceny,... — Updated ERROR

 

Schools Worry About ‘Worst-Case Scenario'

Around 80 Transylvania County school employees could lose their jobs if the worst-case budget scenario pan outs, according to Superintendent Jeff McDaris. McDaris laid out the... — Updated ERROR

 

Jury: Hilton Should Get Death Penalty

After one hour and 20 minutes of deliberation Monday, 12 Florida jurors unanimously agreed that Gary Michael Hilton should face the death penalty for the murder of Cheryl Dunlap. The 64-year-old Hilton, who was found guilty of... — Updated ERROR

 

Police: Break-Ins Tied To Regional Crime Spree

Breaking and entering cases in five Transylvania County businesses could be tied to a string of break-ins that have occurred throughout western North Carolina. Just before 6:30... — Updated ERROR

 

Child Falls In Pond, Dies

A 5-year-old Hispanic boy, whose name hasn't been released, died last week shortly after being rescued from a pond on Kim Miller Road in the Lake Toxaway area. Around 1 p.m. last Wednesday, law enforcement and emergency service... — Updated ERROR

 

Football Team Could Return To Brevard

The Brevard College football team could be returning next fall to play at Brevard Memorial Stadium. During the recent Board of Education retreat, Superintendent Jeff McDaris said he would be meeting with Brevard College President... — Updated ERROR

 

Cadillac Driven Into Home

James Richard Bennett Jr., a Piedmont, S.C. resident, has been arrested on four charges in relation to Sunday night's car crash into an Ecusta Road home. The 44-year-old Bennett... — Updated ERROR

 

School Board Discusses Sales Tax Option

The Transylvania County Board of Education is considering requesting a percentage of sales tax revenues be dedicated to school capital projects. During its annual retreat on Monday, the board discussed a similar action taken in... — Updated ERROR

 

Chaplain Seeking Community's Help

After witnessing it for law enforcement officers, inmates and others in Transylvania County, Chaplain Willie Hendon is hoping to see "the mighty hand of God at work" in his own life. For more than 20 years, the 62-year-old Hendon... — Updated ERROR

 

Pat McCrory Speaks At Reagan Event

Former Charlotte mayor and 2008 gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory was the keynote speaker Saturday at the Transylvania County Republican Party's celebration of former President... — Updated ERROR

 

City Burglary Suspects Arrested

The Brevard Police Department has arrested two young men in connection with a rash of burglaries that occurred in the Maple Street area this past weekend. On Monday, Samuel Robert Bettencourt, 18, of Brevard, and a 16-year-old... — Updated ERROR

 

Gary Hilton On Trial For His Life In Florida

Gary Michael Hilton, suspected of murdering a Hendersonville couple in 2007, is going to trial on a first-degree murder charge in Leon County in Florida, and prosecutors will pursue the death penalty. Hilton is charged with... — Updated ERROR

 

Rosman, County Lose Out In Vitalie Bids Bid

The town of Rosman and Transylvania County unsuccessfully tried to purchase the old Peter Vitalie building, but the property has been sold to a Hendersonville businessman who said the building will sit empty for now. The Peter... — Updated ERROR

 

Arrest Made In Teen Death Case

A 20-year-old Horseshoe resident, Scott Allen Fisher, has been arrested in connection with the death of Transylvania County teen Michael Scott Rogers in February of last year.... — Updated ERROR

 

Impact Felt After ‘Bomb Threat

Pisgah Forest resident David Joseph Gearing faces a felony charge of making a false bomb threat Monday. The incident led to a number of Brevard businesses to be evacuated and... — Updated ERROR

 

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