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Election 2016: Primary Race Results

The following are the latest unofficial primary election results for Transylvania County as of 9:11 p.m. One-stop early ballots are in. Out of the 15 precincts in Transylvania... — Updated 3/16/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Five Injured In Wreck, Drivers Cited-Brevard NC

Five people, including two children, were taken to the hospital Monday after a two-vehicle crash on Rosman Highway in which both drivers were cited. According to Trooper S.A. McFarl... — Updated 3/16/2016


Skunk Tests Positive For Rabies-Brevard NC

A skunk taken by Animal Services officers off Frozen Creek Road in Rosman on March 12 has tested positive for rabies by the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health. This... — Updated 3/15/2016


Working Hard, Falling Behind

Millions of Americans are displaying their frustration and anxiety regarding their economic situation when they have been casting ballots this year. Many Americans and North Carolinians believe they are working just as hard or... — Updated 3/15/2016


Movie Finds A Home In Transylvania County - Brevard NC

The movie "Seven Days 'Till Midnight" is being entirely shot in Transylvania County. The movie is being directed by Brevard-born James Suttles and stars R. Keith Harris. According... — Updated 3/14/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Gravesite May Be Native American - Brevard NC

The $12 million project to realign and widen a 1.3-mile stretch of U.S. 64 in Lake Toxaway may have helped to unearth the gravesite of a Native American chief. Shep Cordray, an... — Updated 3/14/2016


County Trains Advisory Board Members - Brevard NC

Transylvania County government recently conducted its first training session for citizen advisory council (CAC) members. Nearly 25 members of the county’s various CACs attended. There are slightly more than 200 citizens serving... — Updated 3/14/2016


Boy Scout Troop 701 Needs Help - Brevard NC

Brevard Boy Scout Troop 701 needs the public’s help as it looks to celebrate its 100-year anniversary on May 14. Troop 701, the first in western North Carolina, is looking for memorabilia, photos, resources, alumni contacts and... — Updated 3/14/2016


County Board Tackles Comprehensive Plan – Brevard NC

This Thursday, the county’s Planning Board will continue its work on the 2025 Comprehensive Plan, which will guide growth and development issues in the county. Three main questions will be tackled in the plan: what is the... — Updated 3/14/2016

 By John Lanier    News

Charter School Calendar Could Change - Brevard NC

Work on the new campus for Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy is going forward, but completion of the new facility for occupancy may force some changes to the 2016-17 school calendar. The school, which is currently... — Updated 3/14/2016


City: Nuisance Laws In Place - Brevard NC

The purpose and intent of public nuisance laws stems from the idea that someone may use their property as they like, but, in so doing, cannot unreasonably interfere with the health, safety morals, or comfort of the community, or de... — Updated 3/14/2016


Betty Louise Pruitt Woodring

Betty Louise Pruitt Woodring, 77, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Friday, March 11, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Bob and Agnes Collins Pruitt and was the wife of the late Joseph... — Updated 3/14/2016


Evelyn Moffitt Watson

Evelyn Moffitt Watson, 82, of Pisgah Forest, passed away peacefully March 10, 2016. Born in Tallulah Falls, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Lester and Ida Anderson Moffitt. She moved to Henderson County at the age of 11.... — Updated 3/14/2016


Sherman Walker Surrett Jr.

Sherman Walker Surrett Jr., 69, of Canton, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Mission Hospitals, Memorial Campus, in Asheville. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Sherman Walker Surrett Sr. and Ruth... — Updated 3/14/2016


South Broad To Be Closed - Brevard NC

South Broad Street in Brevard will be temporarily closed to through traffic this Thursday and Friday for a utility construction project. The closure will be between Varsity Street and U.S. 64 West, also known as Rosman Highway, to... — Updated 3/14/2016


Nancy Kay Euson Reale

Nancy Kay Euson Reale, 77, of Hendersonville, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at Mission Hospital St. Joseph Campus in Asheville. A native of Cortland, N.Y., she was... — Updated 3/14/2016


John Clarence "J.C." Price

John Clarence “J. C.” Price, 76, of Brevard, went to his heavenly home Wednesday, March 9, 2016. He was the son of the late John N. and Mae Johnson Price, of Brevard. He was a graduate of Brevard High School, an Ecusta... — Updated 3/14/2016


Sharon Deborah Morgan Newton

Sharon Deborah Morgan Newton, 63, of Hendersonville, gained her angel wings when she was called home by our Lord and Savior March 8, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with... — Updated 3/14/2016


Spencer Wayne "Whizzer" Mull

Spencer Wayne "Whizzer" Mull, of Penrose, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, he was a lifelong resident of Brevard and a graduate of Brevard High S... — Updated 3/14/2016


Victor Joseph Besko

Victor Joseph Besko, 90, of Sapphire, passed away after a brief illness Tuesday, March 9, 2016, in Dobson, N.C., surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Schenectady, N.Y. and raised in Albany, N.Y. He was the son of... — Updated 3/14/2016


Legal Notices for March 14, 2016



Bright Spot

Being somewhat depressed by the ongoing debacle in political debates and voting, I turned to reading the March edition of The Atlantic magazine. An article caught my attention written by James Fallows, a long time writer for The... — Updated 3/14/2016


The Tortoise And The Hare

I’ve really listened to Governor John Kasich of Ohio lately. He makes a lot of sense! State mandated local control of education: elementary through high school with career advice beginning at grade 7; remediation of students... — Updated 3/14/2016


Great Care For Elderly

I recently moved (was moved, I did very little of the heavy lifting) and felt compelled to write a note for the benefit of those in our community who might encounter the same circumstances. I had been living approximately 12 years... — Updated 3/14/2016


Bikers Should Pay For Trails

In the outdoor section of March 7, Jordan Salman describes the trails in the Pisgah National Forest that were buttery smooth 12 years ago as deep ditches with exposed roots, rocks and school bus sized mud pits. She is correct that... — Updated 3/14/2016


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