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Man Arrested In 4-Year-Old's Death -Brevard NC

Keyshawn Trekell Smith, 21, was arrested on Monday and charged with felony child abuse and first degree murder in connection with the death of 4-year-old Keegan Gage Bland, who was... — Updated 5/22/2018


Input Sought Thursday For Pisgah Forest Roundabout Proposal-Brevard NC

The fly-fishing is fabulous. The cycling trails are exceptional, and all of the many others draws to the Pisgah National Forest have led to high traffic volumes and increased congestion in recent years. The N.C. Department of... — Updated 5/22/2018


County Picked To Tackle Opioid Crisis

Transylvania County is one of 10 North Carolina local governments chosen to work to address the opioid crisis in their communities through an intensive two-year program. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the UNC... — Updated 5/22/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

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... — Updated 5/21/2018


Hamilton "Ham" Williams Jr.

Hamilton "Ham" Williams Jr., 75, of Brevard, passed away May 18, 2018. He was born July 19, 1942, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and grew up in Scotch Plains, N.J. He graduated from Lehigh Univ... — Updated 5/21/2018


Richard Frances Reagan

Richard Frances Reagan passed away unexpectedly at home May 15, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Frances Reagan and Ann Elizabeth "Betty" McNeely Reagan. He... — Updated 5/21/2018


BRCC To Offer Continuing Education Classes In June

Blue Ridge Community College will offer the following continuing education classes in Transylvania County beginning in June. Yoga for Every Body meets June 5-28, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Registration fee is... — Updated 5/21/2018


Connestee Falls Hosts 15th VISION Golf Tournament

VISION Transylvania's 15th Annual Golf Tournament at Connestee Falls drew golfers from local companies and golf enthusiasts, alike, to fund operational expenses and a tuition... — Updated 5/21/2018


Blue Devil Tennis Team Falls Short In State Finals

After another tremendous season, the Brevard Blue Devil tennis team came up just shy of capturing the ultimate prize on Saturday, falling to Carrboro 5-2 in the 2A dual team state... — Updated 5/21/2018


Blue Devils Put Up Solid Showing At State Track Meet

Coming off a thrilling 2A West regional meet that saw 12 Blue Devils earn a trip to the state championships in Greensboro, Brevard's athletes proved they belonged by notching a... — Updated 5/21/2018


Blue Devil Matthew Kelley Signs With Brevard College

For the past three seasons, Matthew Kelley has been the field general for the Brevard Blue Devil baseball team. From calling pitchers behind the plate to organizing the infield... — Updated 5/21/2018


Mountain Sun School Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago, Mountain Sun Community School began when a small group of parents and teachers came together to create a unique educational environment for the children of Transylvan... — Updated 5/21/2018


Gra•vy Breaking Records As Revenue Source

It's not a restaurant, despite once getting a job application in the mail from a chef. Nevertheless, Gra•vy, a shop in downtown Brevard with a funny dot in the middle of its name,... — Updated 5/21/2018


Teachers: Why They Teach And Why They March

Every year Brevard College graduates between eight and 15 teachers, fully prepared and licensed, and ready to begin the teaching profession. They have worked hard for this moment.... — Updated 5/21/2018


90th Birthday Celebration

Katherine Merrill Bradley celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday, May 12, 2018, with her family and friends. Her children and grandchildren held a drop-in from 2 to 4 p.m. at her... — Updated 5/21/2018


Habitat Showhouse Set For June 16

The 2018 Transylvania Habitat for Humanity Showhouse and Sale will be held Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Connestee Falls home of John and Barbara Walter, locate... — Updated 5/21/2018


Burning Can To Return August 10

Oskar Blues Brewery’s Burning CAN Beer Festival is back in 2018 at the scenic REEB Ranch. The weekend-long lawn jam includes a beer fest with over 50 craft-canning breweries, internationally touring bands, camping, food trucks,... — Updated 5/21/2018


UNCA Concerts On The Quad Series To Begin On June 18

“Southern soul” artist Rissi Palmer, the Latin-rock fusion band Making Movies, the funky Get Right Band, and UNC Asheville’s faculty jazz musicians will be featured in four concerts when UNC Asheville’s Concerts on the... — Updated 5/21/2018


TC Arts Announces Winners Of The White Squirrel Photo Contest

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has partnered with the Heart of Brevard to host the 14th annual White Squirrel Photo Contest. Tammy Hopkins, executive director of the TC... — Updated 5/21/2018


Trade-Arama Welcomes New [email protected] Studio & Gallery

Trade-Arama welcomes Lucy Clark and Cathryn Cooper, owners of [email protected] Studio & Gallery, who are both now sharing the gallery space located at 51 W. Main St. Clark and... — Updated 5/21/2018


Chicago Comedian And Brevard Native Thompson To Perform

Hobert Thompson, a comedian from Brevard who is currently living and performing in Chicago, will be coming to Brevard to headline Brevard Little Theatre's Night of Comedy on May... — Updated 5/21/2018


Brevard To Host Season's Second Gallery Walk

Brevard’s a pretty wild place, surrounded by deep forests, high mountains and tumbling waters, not to mention all the wildlife that abound within. There’s black bears, ravens, quirky little white squirrels and even a bat or... — Updated 5/21/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

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 Wednesda... — Updated 5/21/2018


Joe Castro Will Be On School Board Ballot

Joe Castro, retired executive director of Smart Start of Transylvania County, will appear on the November ballot as an unaffiliated candidate for the Transylvania County Board of... — Updated 5/21/2018


Canvass Reveals Reporting Mistake

The recent primary results were made official Friday, with news that a “reporting discrepancy” had occurred and that Will Cathey had edged out Danny Hein for the second Republican Party nomination in the Board of... — Updated 5/21/2018


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