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 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...

 
 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...

 

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