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 By Staff Reports    News    January 4, 2018

Hospital Limits Visits Because Of Flu Season

Mission Health has implemented its visitor limitation policy and is asking patients’ family members and friends to limit hospital visits, including at Transylvania Regional Hospital. Visitors younger than 12 and those who do not feel well are...

 

Edwards Announces Second Term Candidacy

On Tuesday, N.C. Rep. Chuck Edwards, a Republican who represents the 48th District, announced his candidacy for a second term in office. In 2016, according to a press release, he earned 56 percent of the vote in a three-person race for the district,...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    December 4, 2017

Jobless Rates Remains Below Statewide Number

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in October was 3.8 percent, up from 3.7 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released last week from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    December 4, 2017

Davidson River Initial Attack Celebrates 10 Years - Pisgah Forest, NC

The Davidson River (DVR) Initial Attack program recently celebrated its 10th year with an anniversary celebration at the Cradle of Forestry. As part of the Schenck Job Corps, this advanced fire training program has been touching lives, giving...

 

Stroupe Trial Date Set

The first-degree murder trial for Phillip Michael Stroupe II is scheduled to begin on July 23, 2018, at the Henderson County Courthouse, according to District Attorney Greg Newman. Superior Court Judge R. Gregory Horne, of Watauga County, will...

 

Commissioners Vote To Build New Courthouse-Brevard NC

During their regular meeting today, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved building a new courthouse beside the law enforcement facility on Morris Road. Read more in Thursday's paper....

 

Pisgah Volunteers Recognized As The Best

In 2016, the Pisgah Ranger District was the number one location for volunteer hours across the entire U.S. Forest Service. As a result, the Pisgah Ranger District, which includes Transylvania County, earned the Volunteer Award at the 2017 Regional...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    November 6, 2017

Municipal Elections Set For Tuesday

Municipal election day in Brevard and Rosman is Tuesday, with polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. In Brevard, Jimmy Harris faces no opposition for another four-year term as mayor. Two seats are on the ballot for city council. Three candidates —...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    November 6, 2017

County Jobless Rate Drops Below 4%

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in September was 3.8 percent, down from 4.2 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released last week from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    November 2, 2017

Early Voting Ends This Saturday

One-stop early voting ends this Saturday for the municipal elections in Brevard and Rosman. Through Tuesday, 355 ballots had been cast. Those registered to vote in Brevard and Rosman may cast their ballots any time between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.,...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    October 30, 2017

Darrell Renfroe Assumes County DSS Director Role

Darrell Renfroe, who has been serving as the interim director of Transylvania County Social Services (DSS) since the resignation of the prior director in August, has been appointed to the position full time. Renfroe has worked in the social work...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    October 16, 2017

Early Voting For Municipal Elections Begins Thursday

One-stop early voting begins this Thursday for the municipal elections in Brevard and Rosman. Those registered to vote in Brevard and Rosman may cast their ballots any time between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, until Nov. 3 at the...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    October 16, 2017

City Council Candidates Tackle Questions

Editor’s Note: The only competitive race in this year’s municipal elections is on the Brevard City Council, where three candidates are competing for two seats. The three candidates — Maureen Copelof, Jessica Gallagher and Mac Morrow — were...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    October 9, 2017

Courthouse Back On County's Agenda

After more than a year out of the public spotlight, the county courthouse and its future will again be discussed by the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. A review of options for the courthouse and financing scenarios will be presented...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    October 2, 2017

Potters Prove To Be A Good Fit For Sabra

The Sabra Dipping Company has found the right fit to present its hummus thanks to a pottery business in Lake Toxaway. In June, the White Plains, N.Y., company contacted Molly Brouwer and Klayton Huff...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    October 2, 2017

County's Jobless Rate Falls Slightly in August

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in August was 4.2 percent, down from 4.3 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released last week from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account...

 

Enrollment Decrease Blamed On Athletics Change - Brevard, NC

Brevard College was recently contacted about its student enrollment and other related issues. Leigh Evans, the college’s director of communications and media relations, provided the responses. Question: What are the Brevard College enrollment...

 

Brevard Clay Will Offer Art, Pottery Painting - Brevard, NC

Downtown Brevard will soon have its own pottery store, including a gallery, studio and a place for potters to paint their work. Stuart Howe will open Brevard Clay on West Main Street in the former...

 

Officials Assess Storm Impact

Transylvania “fared overall fairly well” despite some power outages during last week’s weather event, according to County Manager Jaime Laughter. The remnants of Hurricane Irma’s biggest impact on Transylvania were outages, with, at one...

 

Irma Causes Widespread Outages

The remnants of Hurricane Irma left their mark on Transylvania County, dropping at least 4 inches of rains on parts, cancelling school Tuesday and causing numerous power outages. On Tuesday morning,...

 

Nine Arrested For Forest Break-Ins

Nine individuals from Gastonia and Greenville, S.C, have been arrested and indicted recently for breaking and entering vehicles parked on the Pisgah National Forest throughout the spring and summer of this year and 2016. The break-ins mainly...

 

Mountain Song Festival Returns Friday For 12th Time

The weather forecast is good and there are only a few tickets available for the 12th Annual Mountain Song Festival this Friday through Sunday The festival, a fundraiser for The Cindy Platt Boys &...

 

Nash, Trimble Still Accept Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina erroneously sent out a letter to the patients of local doctors Dale Nash and Stewart Trimble stating that as of Oct. 5 the two doctors will no longer be accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield. The offices of Drs....

 

Mountain State Fair Opens This Friday; Tickets On Sale

The Mountain State Fair returns to the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center Sept. 8-17. The fair includes rides, exhibits, music, competitions and food. Tickets are $9 for adults ($7 advance);...

 

Jobless Numbers Remain Low Despite Slight Uptick

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in July was 4.3 percent, up from 3.9 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released last week from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those...

 

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