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 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...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 19, 2018

Deputy Shoots Hand During Dog Attack

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...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 15, 2018

State Lawmakers Take Part In Chamber Q&A

Questions prepared and submitted by members of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce and Henderson County Chamber of Commerce were posed to state lawmakers recently at a breakfast at the Sierra Nevada Brewery Taproom. After the breakfast,...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 15, 2018

Fire Chiefs Oppose Flat Tax Rate Funding Option

The Transylvania County Fire Chiefs Association has come out against the county imposing a flat tax rate to pay for fire/rescue services. Six of the eight fire chiefs in the association backed the decision Monday during its regular meeting at the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 15, 2018

Tyler Chase Embraces Latest 'Bullying Role' In Movie, "Love, Simon"

Tyler Chase, who grew up in Brevard, has a history of being a bully. He's allied not just with a hostile group of adversaries during a zombie apocalypse, but also worked as a jihadist recruiter for...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 12, 2018

Judge Hears Probation Violations

In Transylvania County Superior Court recently, Judge Mark E. Powell heard the following pleas for felony probation violations: •Scotty L. McCall, of 845 Clinic Road, Balsam Grove, pleaded guilty to a felony probation violation. McCall was on...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 12, 2018

Legislators Share Issues, News At Chamber Breakfast

Brevard/Transylvania and Henderson County chambers of commerce recently sponsored a breakfast at the Sierra Nevada Brewery Taproom, featuring area state lawmakers. During the breakfast, three...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 8, 2018

Strange Sounds, Lights Have Down-To-Earth Answer

An unnerving buzzing and eerie glow lit the early morning sky Tuesday, Feb. 27, confounding many Pisgah Forest residents who were awakened by the phenomenon. "It was a little after 3 a.m.," said...

 

Looking For Something Doughlicious, Yummy?

Bringing those shame-based nights of eating cookie dough into the light of a social acceptability, Doughlicious Yummy had its grand opening on Monday at 161 N. Broad Street in Brevard, serving an...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 5, 2018

Brevard College Selling Estate Property

Brevard College is selling five parcels of land they acquired from the late Charles Pickelsimer’s estate. “The college’s Board of Trustees decided to sell all the properties acquired through the estate as we have no immediate need for any of...

 

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