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 By Staff Reports    News    May 17, 2018

Volunteers Complete Multiple Projects In Pisgah

For the recent Pisgah Pride Day 2018, there were 300 volunteers working on 19 projects across the Pisgah Ranger District. During the day, the volunteers: •installed a new sign at the Ranger Station; •cleared brush from 27 miles of trails;...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 17, 2018

Brevard Music Center Receives $15,000 Grant

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is a $15,000 art works grant to Brevard...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 10, 2018

Guice Receives GOP Nod, Brown Defeats Chappell

Editor’s Note: The following results are unofficial and will not be certified by the Board of Elections until May 18. As things stand, David Guice heads to the Nov. 6 general election as one of the two Republican Party nominations for the Board of...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 30, 2018

Deeds Office Kicks Off Thank-A-Vet On May 18

The Transylvania County Register of Deeds office will be initiating a new program on May 18 to thank the county’s military veterans for their service. The Thank-A-Vet program partners the Register of Deeds office with area businesses to provide...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 23, 2018

West Qualifies As A Commission Candidate

Mike West has qualified as an unaffiliated candidate by petition for the Board of County Commissioners race in November. As of this point, West will challenge two Republicans, who will be chosen in the upcoming May 6 primary, on the ballot for the...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 19, 2018

Hooker Falls Upper Lot Temporarily Closed

DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) will be improving visitor service by adding a permanent restroom near the Hooker Falls Access Area, according to a press release. The construction started Monday and is expected to be completed by mid-August....

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 16, 2018

Early Voting Starts Thursday

Early voting for the May 8 primary begins this Thursday. The following races will be on the ballot: •Will Cathey, David Guice and Danny Hein are running for two seats in the Republican Party primary for the Transylvania County Board of...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    March 26, 2018

Mission Health Exploring Joining HCA Healthcare

Mission Health’s Board of Directors announced Wednesday that it had signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to enter into discussions to join HCA Healthcare, a Nashville-based company. Transylvania Regional Hospital is a member of the Mission Health...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    March 22, 2018

Local House Heading Back To TV Screens

Brevard's Platt Architecture will be featured again on the TV show "Barnwood Builders" at 9 p.m., Sunday, April 15, on the DIY Network. The home featured on the show was designed by Platt...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    March 19, 2018

Jobless Rate Goes Up

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in January was 4.7 percent, up from 4.4 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    March 1, 2018

Hemphill, Mahoney Will Square Off Again For Sheriff

Incumbent David Mahoney and William Hemphill will again run for Transylvania County Sheriff, while Kelvin Phillips has not filed for another term on the Board of Commissioners. Filing for the May 8 primaries ended Wednesday. In 2014, Mahoney, a...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    March 1, 2018

State Awards Grant To Help Greystone Inn Relaunch

The state has awarded Transylvania County a $100,000 grant to support the reopening this spring of The Greystone Inn in Lake Toxaway. As previously reported, The Greystone Inn, which has been closed since 2014, was bought in October by Ellis...

 

Updates Provided On Caldwell, Connector Projects

The Caldwell Street road widening project in Brevard is estimated to be "wrapped up" by early fall, according to Shep Cordray, a N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) engineer. The project was...

 

Brown Files For Clerk Position

Kristi B. Brown, clerk of Superior Court in Transylvania County, will seek the Republican Party nomination for the office in the May 8 primary. Brown has been with the clerk's office for almost 18...

 

Student Remark Not A 'Credible Threat' - Brevard, NC

On Wednesday, a Brevard High School student said something in front of other students that at least one student later considered a possible threat, according to Kevin Smith, the school system’s community relations coordinator. On Thursday morning,...

 

Norm Bossert Running For State Senate Seat

Last week, career educator and retired principal of Black Mountain Elementary School Norm Bossert announced his candidacy for the N.C. State Senate District 48. “Don’t let my soft demeanor fool you – I will fight and fight hard for the people o...

 

Chappell Files For Clerk Position

Jason Robert Chappell has announced he will seek the Republican Party nomination in the May 8 primary for the office of Clerk of Superior Court in Transylvania County. Chappell, who currently serves as a county commissioner, has filed along with incu...

 

Filing Continues

As of this morning, the following candidates have filed to run in the May primaries: •Incumbent David Mahoney has filed for the Republican primary for sheriff. •Incumbent Marty Griffin has filed for the Democratic primary for the Board of Educati...

 

Howell Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Kevin Howell was inducted into the Legends of the Fly Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at The Fly Fishing Show in Atlanta, Ga., earlier this month. The Legends of the Fly Hall of Fame was established in 2017 by Southern Trout Magazine as a way to...

 

Hollocker Challenges Newman For DA

Henderson County Magistrate Mary Ann Hollocker will seek the Republican nomination for District Attorney of Judicial District 42, which includes Transylvania, Henderson and Polk counties. With over a decade working as a deputy prosecutor in Hawaii,...

 

Superior Court Term Starts Today

Superior Court returns to Transylvania County today, with the trial of a male school student accused of ethnic intimidation and the felony embezzlement charge facing Annette Raines, the former county tax administrator, among the cases on the docket....

 
 By Staff Reports    News    January 11, 2018

MLK Events Planned

The public is invited to attend the annual events organized to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which occurs on Monday, Jan. 15. The Human Relations Council for Brevard and Transylvania County will kick things off with a community brunch at 10...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    January 11, 2018

Chamber Names Board

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2018 Board of Directors. The board was recently finalized with the election of five individuals for the 2018-2020 term: first-time members Devin Gentry (Cradle of Forestry in America...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    January 8, 2018

Jobless Numbers Go Up

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in November was 4.3 percent, up from 3.8 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    January 8, 2018

County Names New Solid Waste Director

Kenn Webb has been chosen as Transylvania County’s new Solid Waste director. Webb, who is from Summerfield in Rockingham County, has worked in the environmental services field for more than 30 years. He comes to Transylvania County from Ecoflo,...

 

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