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 By Alex Perri    News 

Local DSS Recognizes Adult Day Care's Vital Role

Last week, the county’s Department of Social Services recognized Mountain Care’s Transylvania Adult Day Care as a vital service and to commemorate World Elder Abuse Day. Gov. Roy Cooper recently proclaimed June 15 as World... — Updated 6/21/2021


Cooper Extends State Of Emergency

On Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper announced that he’d signed an Executive Order to extend a variety of measures currently in place to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic until July 30. “We are seeing tremendous improvement with fewer cas... — Updated 6/14/2021


Make Politics Boring Again

America’s political discourse yearns for decency and honor – both unfortunately unattainable stoic virtues today – but re-legitimizing and reinvigorating citizens’ democratic motives requires us to admit that politics... — Updated 5/24/2021

 By John Lanier    News

Graduation Locations Changed

Due to changes in masking and social distancing regulations announced by Gov. Roy Cooper last Friday, Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Jeff McDaris informed the Board of Education Monday evening that two locations for... — Updated 5/19/2021


Virus Claims Another Local's Life

On Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper announced the lifting of the indoor mask mandate for most settings in the state, while Transylvania Public Health reported the 33rd county resident had... — Updated 5/17/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

Gas Supply Still Spotty In Transylvania County

In the wake of news of a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline Company on Friday, May 7, gas supply in Transylvania County has continued to fluctuate and only two gas stations this morning reported having gas. Colonial Pipeline... — Updated 5/17/2021

 By Staff Reports    News

Cooper Picks Acting District Attorney

Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed R. Andrew Murray, former U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, as the acting district attorney for Prosecutorial District 42, serving Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties. Murr... — Updated 5/3/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Greg Newman Removed As District Attorney

On Tuesday, District Attorney Greg Newman was removed from office. Superior Court Judge Robert C. Ervin filed the order for Newman's removal nearly two weeks after he presided over... — Updated 4/28/2021


UPDATED: District Attorney Greg Newman Removed From Office

District Attorney Greg Newman has been permanently removed from office. Superior Court Judge Robert C. Ervin filed the order for Newman’s removal this morning, nearly two weeks... — Updated 4/27/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

Mack McKeller Returns To The City – Brevard, NC

On Monday, Brevard City Council welcomed Mack McKeller to replace Michael Pratt as the new city attorney. McKeller is in private practice with Carr, Blackwell, and Associates P.C.... — Updated 4/22/2021


All Adults Vaccine Eligible On April 7

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday an accelerated timeline for moving to Groups 4 and 5 for vaccine eligibility, with the rest of Group 4 eligible on March 31 and all adults eligible April 7. The move will allow the state and... — Updated 3/29/2021


State Accelerates Timeline For Vaccine Groups

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday an accelerated timeline for moving to Groups 4 and 5 for vaccine eligibility, with the rest of Group 4 eligible on March 31, and all adults... — Updated 3/26/2021

 By Matt McGregor    Features

New Gorges Campground Set For Fall Opening – Transylvania County, NC

By fall, a new $3.5 million campground in the 7,709-acre Gorges State Park in Sapphire should be open to the public. "We have a new site, RV site and five cabins," said Ranger... — Updated 3/18/2021


Some In Group 4 To Get Vaccine

Last week, Gov. Roy Cooper announced beginning on March 17, people in Group 4 who have a medical condition that puts them at higher risk of serious illness and people who live in certain congregate settings will be eligible for vac... — Updated 3/15/2021


Parrish Named To Advisory Committee

Sean Parrish of Pisgah Forest is one of six teachers across the state that Gov. Roy Cooper recently appointed to the Governor’s Teacher Advisory Committee: Parrish is an active classroom teacher. He teaches visual arts at... — Updated 3/10/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Tigers Look To Bounce Back In SMC Opener Against Braves

The Rosman Tigers and the Cherokee Braves had arguably the toughest week one matchups, going up against the Robbinsville Black Knights and the Swain County Maroon Devils, respectively. On Friday, the two sides will clash at... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

State Lawmakers Critical Of Cooper's Bill Veto – Transylvania County, NC

State lawmakers who represent Transylvania County were critical of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper after the N.C. Senate failed Monday to override the governor’s veto of Senate Bill 37, which would have assigned in-person learning... — Updated 3/3/2021


More People Vaccine Eligible – Transylvania County, NC

Additional frontline essential workers in Group 3 are now eligible for vaccinations. On Tuesday, Gov. Roy Cooper and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary (DHHS) Ma... — Updated 3/3/2021


Additional Essential Workers To Be Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine

Additional frontline essential workers in Group 3 will be eligible for vaccinations beginning tomorrow, March 3. Today, Gov. Roy Cooper and N.C. Department of Health and Human... — Updated 3/2/2021


Some COVID-19 Restrictions To Ease Beginning 5 p.m., Today, Feb. 26

As North Carolina’s numbers continue to show improvement and vaccine distribution increases, according to a press release from Gov. Roy Cooper's office, the state will ease some of its COVID-19 restrictions. Executive Order No.... — Updated 2/26/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Spectator Capacity Mandate Stays In Place For Football

Whether it’s the cheering after a big play, the booing at a perceived slight by the officiating crew or chants being led by the cheerleaders, football stadiums under the Friday night lights will be eerily quiet this season. In... — Updated 2/17/2021


County Officials 'Astonished' By Stage 3 Vaccine Rollout – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County officials were “astonished” by last week’s call from Gov. Roy Cooper and other officials for Group 3 frontline workers to be eligible Feb. 24 to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, beginning with anyone working... — Updated 2/15/2021


Child Care, School Staff To Be Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine On Feb. 24.

On Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. outlined a timeline for Group 3 frontline workers becoming eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, beginning with... — Updated 2/10/2021


Put Teachers In The Queue?

One of the biggest questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccination process is prioritizing who should receive it. The first group of recipients included health care workers because they are most likely to contract the disease and are... — Updated 2/3/2021


Gov. Cooper, Other Officials Call For In-Person Instruction For all K-12 School Districts

Top state education leaders joined Gov. Roy Cooper Tuesday to call on K-12 school districts across the state to allow in-person instruction for all students. The governor joined N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)... — Updated 2/2/2021


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