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 By Matt McGregor    News    October 15, 2018

OCC Returns To Bring Joy In A Box - Brevard NC

When cancer rendered Pat Law ill and confined her to her home, she began to sew. “I only knew that this was something I had to do,” she said, “and I could not stop.” Pat, with the help of her husband, Jim, found a mission in making dresses...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 11, 2018

Council OKs Skate Park - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council has unanimously approved the construction of the Tannery Skate Park, which would be the first constructed amenity in the proposed park’s master plan. The council’s decision during its regular meeting Monday completes a long...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 8, 2018

Seeing Florence's Impact Up Close - Brevard NC

From the open cargo door of a Black Hawk helicopter flying 500 feet above southeastern North Carolina in wind and rain, Bobby Cooper, the Emergency Management Services (EMS) director for Transylvania...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 4, 2018

Firing Range To Get Second Hearing - Brevard NC

The city of Brevard’s Board of Adjustment Tuesday approved a rehearing for the Brevard Police Department’s application for a special-use permit to build an outdoor firing range near the city’s water plant on Cathey’s Creek Road, which is...

 

Council To Look At Depot Proposal - Brevard NC

The construction of a railroad depot, which would be part restoration and part recreation of the city of Brevard's old depot torn down in 1981, could come to fruition if the city council approves the...

 

Florence Has A Minimal Impact On County -Brevard NC

"Minimal impact" was the report for Tropical Depression Florence's brief visit through the county this weekend. "The only thing we really saw was a power outage that effected up to 3,200 people on Sunday, but Duke Power had it restored by 2 p.m.,"...

 

Major General Recounts Sept. 11, 2001, Experiences - Brevard NC

Major General Joe Taluto was at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the morning the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. He was a deputy commander of the 42nd Infantry Division that was working on what is called “war...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 23, 2018

Shooting Victim Critical, Suspect Sought - Brevard NC

Waybern Shelton, the 68-year-old victim of the Friday morning shooting incident in the parking lot of Cardinal Drive-In, was listed as in critical condition as of Wednesday morning, accor-ding to the Brevard Police Department (BPD). Brevard...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 23, 2018

Council Suspends Parking-In-Lieu-Of Fee Increase - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council approved a motion Monday to suspend the city’s parking-in-lieu-of fee sche-dule until next year’s budget discussion. Parking in-lieu-of is an option for developers or businesses within the downtown mixed use and neighborhood...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 20, 2018

Suspect Sought After Victim Shot Outside Restaurant - Brevard NC

The Brevard Police Department is still investigating an armed robbery in which a victim received a gunshot wound in the abdomen at 1:30 a.m., Friday, at the Cardinal Drive-In. The 68-year-old victim, a local resident, was treated at the scene and...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 13, 2018

Officials Ponder HCA Deal - Brevard NC

The potential impacts of the Hospital Corporation of America’s (HCA) possible purchase of Mission Health on rural communities were discussed in a recent Facebook Live forum. This is the second part of the question and answer forum, the first of whi...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 9, 2018

Officials Discuss HCA Visits – Brevard NC

Although still in the due diligence phase, the impacts of Hospital Corporation of America’s (HCA) possible purchase of Mission Health on rural communities was discussed in a recent Facebook Live forum. Karen Vernon, communications director at...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 6, 2018

Glen Cannon Association Files Lawsuit - Brevard NC

A civil suit has been filed by 37 members of the Glen Cannon Property Association, Inc. against Le Parc, LLC, a commercial development company in Brevard owned and operated by Josh Leder. In the suit, the members, or plaintiffs, claim they were...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 6, 2018

Officials: Norovirus Cause Of Recent Illness Outbreak - Brevard NC

A contagious norovirus has been reported as the cause of more than 200 people getting sick last week in Brevard. “Transylvania Public Health (TPH) has received confirmatory laboratory tests from the N.C. State Laboratory of Public Health,” said...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 2, 2018

Foodborne Illnesses Under Investigation By Health Dept. -Brevard NC

Reports of foodborne illnesses continued Wednesday afternoon as Transylvania Public Health (TPH) investigated the possible cause. TPH began receiving calls about cases Monday morning, according to Tara Rybka, a TPH spokesperson, and staff is working...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 2, 2018

John Cochran's Project Reaches The Sky -Brevard NC

John Cochran had always made his own toys, and having grown up in a house with a view of the old Brevard airport when it was active, watching planes land and take off, it makes sense that he eventually built his own plane. “My dad got me a ride on...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 2, 2018

Caldwell Project To Be Finished By Mid-October -Brevard NC

The Caldwell Street road-widening project in Brevard is predicted to be finished by mid-October, according to Shep Cordray, an N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) engineer. Having finished a retaining wall, he said there is still curb and signal...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    July 16, 2018

Goat Kidnapping Draws Outside Interests

Never has Chase Owen, a Transylvania County sheriff’s detective, taken such a high volume of nationwide and international calls at the department. “I’d say up to 3,000 and still coming,” he said. People from Canada, Greece, Australia, Mexico...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 25, 2018

Council Hears Complaints About Confederate Flag

Brevard City Council will hear its legal options at a later date after listening to concerns about the Confederate flags that were displayed during the Memorial Day parade this year. Local NAACP officials and others expressed concerns during last wee...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 21, 2018

Council Approves Brevard Budget, Tax Increase

Brevard City Council unanimously voted Monday to approve a $22.2 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year, including a 1.5-cent property tax increase to help pay for the new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center and increases in water and sewer rates....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 21, 2018

Hotel Planned For Site Beside Old 64

A new Holiday Inn Express is planned for the Old Hendersonville Highway in Brevard behind the Wells Fargo Bank. Brevard City Council Monday approved an amendment to the preliminary master plan for...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 18, 2018

Charges Filed In Goat Kidnap Case

While not exactly kidnapping, a report of a stolen goat in February on Limousine Lane in Pisgah Forest led to the arrest of an animal rights activist, 36-year-old Wayne Hsiung, on June 7 at the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 18, 2018

Panel Extols Buying Local

The importance and benefits of buying local were discussed Thursday during a Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce discussion panel in the library Rogow Room. Heath Seymour, Heart of Brevard...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 14, 2018

Judge Hands Down Prison Sentences After Hearing Pleas

Judge Bradley Letts heard a handful of pleas Monday during the Transylvania County Superior Court term, which lasted just one day. Lana Norton Reese, who pleaded guilty to 14 felony charges, was sentenced to 44 to 66 months in prison. Reese pleaded...

 
 By Matt McGregor    Arts    June 7, 2018

New Short Film Seeking Public's Financial Support -Brevard

Brevard's own Tyler Chase will be stepping into a new acting role as Arthur, a clinically depressed man who has been diagnosed with "corpuscular ignition." "He finds out he's literally going to explod...

 

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