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 By Matt McGregor    News    May 7, 2018

Ex-Tax Chief Gets Prison Term

Annette Raines, the county’s former tax administrator, was sentenced in court to five and 15 months in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to embezzling up to $93,000 from the Transylvania County Rescue Squad between 2009 to 2016. Judge Mark...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 3, 2018

Family Receiving Help After House Fire Tuesday-Brevard NC

The cause of a house fire on Illahee Road Tuesday is under investigation. Adam Hughey, captain with the Brevard Fire Department (BFD), said the BFD was dispatched sometime before 1:30 p.m. "Units...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 3, 2018

Teen Arrested After Schools Put On Lockdown - Brevard NC

A 17-year-old Davidson River School student was arrested after he allegedly communicated threats on the social media platform Snapchat, which resulted in a soft lockdown at several county schools on Monday. The student was located and arrested...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 3, 2018

Former Tax Administrator Sentenced To Prison-Brevard NC

Annette Raines, the county’s former tax administrator, pleaded guilty today to embezzling up to $93,000 from the Transylvania County Rescue Squad between 2008 to 2016. Judge Mark Powell sentenced Raines to five to 15 months in the N.C. Department...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 30, 2018

Paulus Explains 'Why HCA'

Last Thursday, The Transylvania Times published the first part of an interview with Ron Paulus, president and CEO of Mission Heath – the parent company to Transylvania Regional Hospital. In that...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 30, 2018

Robert McGraw Takes Over Gorges' Leadership

New Gorges State Park Superintendent Robert McGraw has taken the torch of leadership from Steve Pagano, who was the first superintendent of the 8,000-acre park, retiring recently after 19 years. McGra...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 26, 2018

State School Superintendent Visits

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson, who is visiting schools throughout western North Carolina this week, visited Brevard Elementary School and Brevard Academy on Tuesday as a...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 26, 2018

Mission CEO Discusses Why They May Sell

Editor's Note: The Transylvania Times recently sat down for an interview with Ron Paulus, president and CEO of Mission Health - the parent company of Transylvania Regional Hospital - as it considers...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 23, 2018

City Looking To Extend Its Path

Brevard City Council has voted to approve an application for grant funds from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to help extend the multi-use path. During last week’s regular meeting, the council approved the application. The city has...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 23, 2018

Judge Handles Guilty Pleas

There were two guilty pleas during Transylvania County Superior Court last week, with the remainder of the scheduled trials, including former county tax administrator Annette Raines, who faces felony embezzlement charges, continued. Raines’ case...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 23, 2018

Students Protest Gun Violence

Brevard High School students walked out of school on Friday, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, to participate in the National School Walkout, a nationwide school walkout event organized...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 19, 2018

Council Approves Property Rezoning

A majority of Brevard City voted to rezone property located at Rosman Highway and Nicholson Creek Road, moving the possibility of a new housing development one step closer. During its regular meeting Monday, council voted to rezone the property from...

 

Kindergarten Readiness Is Key - Rally Puts Emphasis On Getting Children Ready

More than 30 different nonprofit organizations gathered this past Thursday to promote kindergarten preparation during Western Carolina Community Action's (WCCA) third annual Kindergarten Readiness...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 12, 2018

Family Getting Help After Home Fire - Cedar Mountain, NC

The cause of a house fire Sunday that destroyed the home of Derek and Krissie Williams on Sugaree Road in Cedar Mountain has been ruled "undetermined" by investigators from the Transylvania County...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 9, 2018

Assault Draws Riders Near, Far

Gregg Ballew travelled all the way from Dallas, Texas, to ride Saturday in the 19th Annual Assault on the Carolinas. More than a thousand riders came from across the country and beyond to take part...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 9, 2018

Six Road Projects Set For The Next 10 Years

The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) has six projects, including improvements to Wilson Road, scheduled over the next 10 years in Transylvania County. The six projects are part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). “We are...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 5, 2018

Developer Tries Again To Bring Housing To City

A developer is again seeking to bring a new housing development to the city of Brevard. Jim Yamin, president of Workforce Housing, Inc., has applied for the rezoning of property at 746 Rosman Highway, at the Nicholson Creek Road intersection, for a...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 5, 2018

Teenager Charged After Stabbing Brother

A 17-year-old accused of stabbing his 6-year-old brother in the neck Monday night at Mountain Glen Apartments in Brevard has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily harm. The 6-year-old has been released from...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 29, 2018

Dog Owners Charged After Deputy Attacked

Charges have been filed in connection with an incident in which a Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office deputy accidentally shot himself in the hand while attempting to fend off a dog attack Monday, according to Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter. Heather...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 29, 2018

Billie Myers Reveals Blood Cancer Battle

When Billie Myers wasn’t feeling well last spring, she chalked it up to age and stress. “I never get sick, and I hardly ever have to take medicine,” Myers said. “But I started to feel like I had this cold that just wouldn’t go away.” By...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 26, 2018

Updated: Deputy Shoots Hand During Dog Attack -Brevard NC

Transylvania County Sheriff's Office Deputy Josh Garren accidentally shot himself in the hand while attempting to fend off a dog attack around 5 p.m., Monday, according to Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter. "The officer was responding to a disturbance call...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 26, 2018

Plans For Paths, Sidewalk Updated

Last week, Brevard City Council approved an updated map for multi-use path and sidewalk priorities listed in the city's Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan, which was adopted by the city in 2006. During...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 26, 2018

Two Lost Hikers Found Sunday

Two unidentified hikers reported lost in Pisgah Forest early Sunday morning were found safe later that day. According to Dale Whitlock, the Transylvania County Rescue Squad’s chief, “visual contact” with the two hikers was made at 11:10 a.m.,...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 22, 2018

City Council Approves Higher Densities - Brevard, NC

A majority of Brevard City Council has approved the text amendments in the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) that will allow for higher densities in some zoning districts. As previously reported, in February council voted 3-2 on the text...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 19, 2018

Deputy Shoots His Hand During Dog Attack-Brevard NC

A Transylvania County Sheriff's Office deputy accidentally shot himself in the hand while attempting to fend off a dog attack around 5 p.m., Monday, according to the Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter. "The officer was responding to a disturbance call at a...

 

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