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 By Matt McGregor    News    February 18, 2019 

Arrest Made After Shooting Incident

Mark Anthony Rushton, 35, has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury after an early morning shooting incident, Thurs-day, at 228 Oakdale...

 

After 67 Years, Valentine's Day Still Special

After 67 years of marriage, Jim and Gloria Sanders, of Brevard, still celebrate Valentine's Day. "Let me tell you how we celebrate," Gloria began. "He used to bring me candy and roses. But I now have...

 

Anonymous Couple Buys A Camper For Fire Victims

A charitable couple who wish to remain anonymous has donated a travel-camper to the newly wed Josh and Stephanie Flood, who lost their old camper in a fire on Jan. 31. As previously reported, a few...

 

Steep Slope Changes On City's Radar

Brevard City Council is currently moving toward increasing the allowable construction on steep slopes from a maximum of roughly 25 percent grade to just shy of a 50 percent grade. The current proposal also recommends changing the formula for...

 

Movie Magic Found In 'The Good Things Devil's Do'

It was supposed to be one last heist, but it shouldn't be a surprise that a burglary in Transylvania County would be interrupted by an ancient vampire's awakening, resulting in a night of terror....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 4, 2019

Couple's Home Lost To Fire

A couple lost all their possessions after a travel-camper fire Thursday morning at 2910 Asheville Highway gutted Josh Flood and Stephanie Galloway's home in a matter of minutes. While there were no...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 28, 2019

Ice Patch Blamed For Road Accident

An ice patch reportedly was the cause of a three-car accident on Rosman Highway on Friday morning. According to the N.C. Highway Patrol, the accident was called in at 7:51 a.m. “There were two vehicles, a Toyota Tacoma and a Toyota Sienna,...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 24, 2019

Council Hears Complaints About Flag - Brevard, NC

During Tuesday’s Brevard City Council, local NAACP officials asked the city to revisit the legalities of displaying the Confederate flag at public events, but they ran up against the protections on free speech laid out in the U.S. Constitution....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 21, 2019

Miss Bengal Crowned

Chloe Drennan (third from left) took the crown Saturday at this year's Rosman High School Miss Bengal pageant. Madison Henson (fourth from left) was the first runner up. Shelby Owen (second from...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 17, 2019

Sheriff's Office Releases Latest Round Of Arrests

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office provided the following arrest reports: •Jonathan Scott Schane-berger, 32, was arrested on Jan. 7 for one felony count of possession of marijuana. He was placed in the detention center under a $6,000 bond....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 14, 2019

Ice Storm Causes Multiple Outages

As of 9:30 a.m., today, Duke Energy was reporting that 688 out of its 15,821 customers in Transylvania County were without power because of the downed lines caused by freezing rain on Saturday night. “The sleet and freezing rain that passed...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 10, 2019

Local Emerges With Sword 'Forged In Fire'

Jason Brown, a Brevard local, recently entered the intense heat of competition on season five of the History Channel's television series "Forged in Fire," and he emerged with a "ring-hilted sword."...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 7, 2019

Rescues Required During Torrential Rains - Brevard NC

The torrential rains the county suffered at the end of 2018 led to the rescue of a woman and two donkeys in separate incidents. On Friday, Dec. 28, a woman drove around a barricade on Davidson River R...

 

Secret 'Elves' Bring Some Joy - Brevard NC

Volunteers drawn out through social media on the “We Are Brevard NC” Facebook page created an anonymous group of “Elves” who brought 12 days of Christmas to Accordius Health of Brevard, an assisted living facility on North Country Club Road....

 

Santa Visits A 'Christmas in The Park' - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Department's first annual "Christmas in the Park" festival drew a big crowd on Saturday. "In the past, we've done a Breakfast with Santa," said Jared...

 

City Of Brevard Receives A 'Clean Audit'

During Monday’s regular Brevard City Council meeting, the city received a “clean audit” report for the close of the fiscal year on June 30. Dan Mullinix, assurance manager for Gould Killian CPA Group, P.A., said there was nothing major to...

 

Live Nativity Celebrating 50th Anniversary - Brevard NC

For 50 years, the tableau of the nativity scene at Bethlehem has been viewed on the hill of Brevard Wesleyan Church off North Broad Street during the Christmas season. The congregation's homage to...

 

Teen Found Guilty Of Assault - Brevard NC

The then 16-year-old Brevard High student who was initially charged on three misdemeanor charges of simple assault, communicating threats and ethnic intimidation of a fellow student in May 2017 was found guilty Friday of simple assault, while the...

 

A Welcome Shelter From The Storm - Brevard NC

Though movies and television shows in popular culture often tell a story of people turning on each other after the modern conveniences of society break down, in Transylvania County, citizens, county...

 

'Assault' Celebrates Its 20th Bike Ride - Brevard NC

­­­ Past, present and current sponsors of the Assault on the Carolinas ride were honored last Thursday at a reception to thank those who have supported the ride over the past 20 years. The event to...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 6, 2018

Locals Recall President George Bush - Brevard NC

Two Transylvania County residents remember George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the U.S., who died on Nov. 30. Former Republican Congressman Charles H. Taylor first met Bush, who was president...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 3, 2018

Emergency Officials Train For Active Shooter - Brevard NC

An active-shooter simulation was held in the Transylvania County administration building on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office, Brevard Police Department, Brevard Fire Department, Emergency Management,...

 

Black Friday Report: Best Ever For Some - Brevard NC

Downtown Brevard store owners reported an increase in sales in what some are calling their "best Black Friday ever." Ann Hollingsworth, owner of Main Street, Ltd. on East Main Street, said she was...

 

New Industrial Building Unveiled - Brevard NC

The Sylvan Valley Industrial Center off Ecusta Road opened to the public Wednesday during a dedication ceremony attended by city and county officials, community stakeholders and citizens....

 

Thanksgiving Tradition Keeps Cooking - Brevard NC

Thanksgiving is not just one day at Brevard's own community kitchen, Bread of Life, but celebrated throughout the week as volunteers come out to show their gratitude by taking on different tasks -...

 

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