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Students In Class On Dr. King's Day

Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday, but Transylvania County school children are in class. Last Thursday, the Board of Education voted to have students attend school today to help make up for the days lost...

 

Band Members Recall Rose Bowl Parade

When Hannah Austin, Maria Henderson and Tyler Meachum graduated from Brevard High School they never imagined their college careers would mean performing in the Tournament of Roses...

 

School Year Is Extended

While snow days are welcomed by children to build snowmen and go sledding, they also mean changes to the school calendar and now a longer school year. According to Superintendent Jeff McDaris, the seven missed days this school...

 

Sheriff's Office Has New Website

The Transylvania County Sheriff's Office's recently updated website offers several new features. Capt. Eddie Lance said they wanted to offer a website that is a "link between the Sheriff's Office and the community." The website inc...

 

Unpaid Tax Bills Now Face Penalties

More people paid their tax bill on time this year than last year, according to David Reid, the county's tax administrator. Reid said 86.1 percent paid on time this year compared to 81.37 percent last year. Tax bills, which cover...

 

Court Term Ends

A Transylvania County jury found 25-year-old Hank Few guilty of habitual assault in last week's session of Superior Court, which came to an end Friday. Judge James U. Downs sentenced Few to 22 months in prison, to pay $800 in...

 

Students Moved By Capital Trip

Emotional, memorable and eye opening were a few of the words several Rosman High School students used about their trip to Washington, D.C. This past November, a group of 10 honors...

 

Johnson Pleads Guilty To Murder

Denver Franklin Johnson received a minimum of 16 and a maximum of 20 years in prison Thursday for the murder of David Morgan and other charges. The 36-year-old Johnson was originall...

 

Superior Court Term Begins Monday

Denver Franklin Johnson, who has been arrested in three different cases involving murder, rape and assault, respectively, is on the trial list for the upcoming session of Superior Court. Superior Court is set to begin at 10 a.m....

 

More Snow Dumped On Transylvania

Transylvania County residents had their dreams come true if they were wishing for a white Christmas. Early Christmas morning the snow began to fall, and it did not cease until the following day. John Tomko, a meteorologist with...

 

Everyone Invited To Christmas Dinner

Volunteers with the Annual Community Christmas Dinner said it is the idea of giving and companionship that continues to motivate them to take part. The dinner will be held from noon until 4 p.m. on Dec. 25 at Sacred Heart Catholic...

 

Teen Charged In Stabbing Case

A 17-year-old Pisgah Forest male has been charged with last week's stabbing of a 17-year old Brevard male. Last Tuesday, the Pisgah Forest teen stabbed the victim in the Ingles parking lot, located off the Asheville Highway,...

 

Man Dies After Falling From Truck

Lake Toxaway resident Toby Maxwell Mathis has been charged with the involuntary manslaughter of 20-year-old Joey Michael O'Shields, who fell off the back of a pickup truck on Friday following a dispute. The 27-year-old Mathis was a...

 

Teen In Hospital After Stabbing

A 17-year-old Brevard male is in critical condition after being stabbed with a knife Tuesday night. Around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, the teen was allegedly stabbed in the Ingles parking lot, located off the Asheville Highway, according...

 

Band Wants To Go To London

Pending approval by an attorney, the Rosman Middle and High School Band could be traveling to London, England, in 2012 to perform during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Festival prior to the opening of the Olympics. During its regular...

 

Veterans Spokesman Upset At Store Policy

Lowe's discount policy to current and former military personnel is upsetting some local veterans, while the company says it just wants to make sure the right people are benefiting. Before February of this year, Lowe's corporate pol...

 

Woman Rescued From Vehicle

Even though the rains had stopped, one driver found herself floating in a field last Wednesday evening. Around 5 p.m. rescue crews were called out to Barclay Road to assist an unidentified woman who was trapped in her vehicle. The...

 

District Attorney Won't Seek The Death Penalty

The District Attorney's Office will not seek the death penalty in the first-degree murder case involving Melissa Amber Dalton. Dalton, 27, was charged in August 2009 for the murder of 57-year-old Richard Hampton Holden and the inju...

 

Kreigsman Looks Back On Long Career

Det. Lt. Brian Kreigsman said goodbye to the only job he's ever known. On Tuesday, Kreigsman retired from the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office with more than 29 years of law...

 

Video Gambling Law In Place; No Violations Reported

Local law enforcement reported no violations of an expanded state law on video gambling that went into effect at midnight on Wednesday. "We were out early (Wednesday) morning and did some spot checks, but I did not see anyone in...

 

Selena Robinson's Legacy Remembered

Community activist Selena Robinson passed away this week. She was 93 years old. Her legacy is being marked by many. Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris said Robinson's contributions to the c...

 

Official Gives Fire Safety Tips

With Thanksgiving over, many Transylvania County households are now turning to Christmas decorations. Transylvania County Fire Marshal Gerald Grose has some tips to make sure there are no accidents this holiday season. Around 33...

 

Good Black Friday Shopping Reported

While chain stores were doing well, downtown Brevard saw busy sidewalks and registers ringing on Black Friday. People from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and various parts of Nort...

 

Law Enforcement Provides Shopping Safety Tips

With the official shopping holiday season set to begin tomorrow on Black Friday, local law enforcement officials have issued some safety tips. "This time of year attracts more shopping-related criminal activity because of the...

 

Fatal Wreck Charge Filed

A Mills River man has been charged in connection with the vehicle accident that killed Pisgah Forest resident Edward Vernon Gaddy on Nov. 8. David William Bristol, 63, of Mills River was charged with traffic misdemeanor death by a...

 

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