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 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...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 31, 2018

Transylvania Spared The Worst Of Rainfall

Though Transylvania County has gotten drenched in rain, in comparison to adjacent counties it hasn't got hit the hardest. "Overall, since Monday, Brevard has received 3.9 inches of rain, Lake Toxaway...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 28, 2018

Spectators Injured During Box Derby Races At Festival

A box derby car swerved into a group of people watching a race Sunday evening during the White Squirrel Festival, causing several injuries. The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. as two racers were going down North Broad Street in Brevard. “One of t...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 28, 2018

Pisgah Forest Options: Traffic Light, Roundabout

Improvements to the intersections at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest and the Forest Gate Shopping Center will include either roundabouts or traffic lights, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT). DOT officials say the project...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 24, 2018

'Top Secret' Car To Be Revealed

Students at Brevard middle and high schools have been building traditional and state-of-the-art box cars to enter into the Squirrel Box Derby Race during this weekend's White Squirrel Festival....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 24, 2018

City Tax Increase On The Table

Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland’s proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal year calls for a 1.5 cents property tax increase to help, among other things, pay for a new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center. Fatland presented his $22.2 million budget Monday...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 21, 2018

Major Changes Proposed For 280

Access management improvements along the Asheville Highway from Fortune Cove Road to North Caldwell Street in Brevard could include three new roundabouts. On Thursday, the public got the chance to...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 21, 2018

Police Investigating Damage To Ingles Roof

The Brevard Police Department is investigating criminal damage to the Ingles market roof that was reported Wednesday. Initially, an official at Ingles reported the leaks were the result of the rain when Ingles had to close Wednesday morning until 3:3...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 17, 2018

Transylvania Battered By Heavy Rains

Transylvania County survived an onslaught of rain Wednesday morning, a few accidents and some flooding. Wilson Road was also badly damaged. "Wilson Road (between U.S. 276 and Elm Bend Road) has been t...

 
 By Matt McGregor    Arts    May 14, 2018

Extras Try To 'Survive' During Filming At PARI

A father treks through an abandoned, once top-secret military compound looking for his wife and daughter. A quiet, ominous cloud of desperation has fallen over this new, brutal world in which people...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 10, 2018

Carter Heyward 'Makes A Difference'

Carter Heyward was honored Tuesday with the American Association of Women (AAUW) Brevard branch's "Women Who Make A Difference Award" at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. AAUW member Amye...

 

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