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All Dressed Up

Raffles, blackjack, food and costumes were part of the Mardi Gras fun Saturday at the Transylvania County American Red Cross annual Mardi Gras and Casino benefit. (Pictured left to right) Paula...

 

Judge Places More Restrictions On Rape Suspect

A judge Friday placed stricter bond conditions on first-degree rape suspect Joe Gentry, while also ordering him to have a new psychological evaluation to see if he is competent to proceed with the cha...

 

County Joins New School Plan

Transylvania County is joining with other area school systems to try and start a regional agriscience and biotechnology school. Transylvania County Schools, partnering with Asheville City Schools and the Buncombe and Madison school systems, are...

 

More Guilty Pleas Made During Court Term

Miranda Franks Miller, one of three people charged last year after a series of breaking and entering cases in the Quebec and Lake Toxaway area, pleaded guilty last week in Administrative Superior Court. Miller was originally charged with one felony...

 
 By Mark Todd    Front Page    March 4, 2011

County Commissioners Approve Jury Chairs

The large courtroom at the Transylvania County courthouse is going to get 14 new jury seats at a cost of $5,999. These are the same chairs that were offered to county commissioners on Feb. 14 for $7,909. Commissioners balked at the price, asked...

 

Nursery Suffers Damage In Monday's Storms

When the storms hit Monday evening, Harold Paxton briefly looked out a front window of his house and saw the tree just outside leaning precariously. A horizontal rain had begun to blow, and the tree...

 
 By Mark Todd    Front Page    March 4, 2011

Report Looks At Child Care

There are a lot of challenges ahead in providing adequate local child care, according to a committee that made a presentation Monday to county commissioners. The committee was appointed by County Manager Artie Wilson last summer to look at options...

 

Benjaman Kyle Asks: Who Am I?

By Michael Allison for The Transylvania Times Imagine that one day you get up, check the news and weather, scan your e-mail, take the dog out and leave for work. As you go out the door, you say a...

 
 By Mark Todd    Front Page    March 4, 2011

Census Numbers Released

The 2010 population of Transylvania County is 33,090, according to the United States Census Bureau. This is an increase of 12.7 percent over the 29,339 residents reported living in the county in 2000. The information was part of a package of local...

 

Pleas Heard In Court

Judge Mark Powell heard the following cases during last Wednesday's Administrative Superior Court session. • Jonathan Robert Bracken, who was charged with two felony counts of larceny and two misdemeanor courts of larceny, pleaded guilty to four...

 
 By Mark Todd    Front Page    March 1, 2011

Ecusta Cleanup Nearing The End

The ongoing cleanup of the old Ecusta mill property is in its final stages, according to representatives of the current property owner and officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

 

Report: City Roads In ‘Fair' Condition

Editor's Note: The Brevard City Council held its annual retreat over two days recently. The Transylvania Times will feature a series of stories about the main issues discussed during the retreat. Brevard City Council is being recommended to triple...

 

Father Guilty Of Child Abuse

Terrance Deron Lewis pleaded guilty last week to felony child abuse. Judge Mark Powell sentenced Lewis to serve 20 to 33 months in jail during last Wednesday's session of Administrative Superior Court in Transylvania County. The 44-year-old Lewis...

 

There She Is

Carissa Ann Lambert was crowned the 2011 Miss Bengal Saturday at Rosman High School. (Times photo by Derek McKissock)...

 

Schools Worry About ‘Worst-Case Scenario'

Around 80 Transylvania County school employees could lose their jobs if the worst-case budget scenario pan outs, according to Superintendent Jeff McDaris. McDaris laid out the scenario during a Board...

 

Citizen Comments Dominate Meeting

Problems with trash, dogs and a creek, and a call for a special referendum were among the items that dominated Monday's Brevard City Council meeting. All these issues were brought up during the...

 

Council Looks At City's Role In Recreation

Editor's Note: The Brevard City Council held its annual retreat over two days recently. The Transylvania Times will feature a series of stories about the main issues discussed during the retreat. For Councilman Mack McKeller a report by Lynn...

 

Aw, Shucks!

Jaylen Carver, 6, and brother Jordyn Brown, 3, respond to the flirtatious glances of the Brevard College cheerleaders at Monday night's basketball game. (Times photo by Robbie Robe...

 

Jury: Hilton Should Get Death Penalty

After one hour and 20 minutes of deliberation Monday, 12 Florida jurors unanimously agreed that Gary Michael Hilton should face the death penalty for the murder of Cheryl Dunlap. The 64-year-old Hilton, who was found guilty of murder, theft and...

 

United Way Hits Campaign Goal

United Way of Transylvania County has met its $380,000 fundraising goal, pleasing staff and supporters. "Exceeding the goal by even a small amount is a major achievement in this tough economic...

 

Police: Break-Ins Tied To Regional Crime Spree

Breaking and entering cases in five Transylvania County businesses could be tied to a string of break-ins that have occurred throughout western North Carolina. Just before 6:30 a.m. Monday, the...

 

Council Considering Summit On Arts, Music And Outdoor Recreation

Editor's Note: The Brevard City Council held its annual retreat over two days recently. The Transylvania Times will feature a series of stories about some of the main issues discussed during the retreat. Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris believes now is...

 

Task Forces Lay Out Strategies

Editor's Note: The Brevard City Council held its annual retreat over two days recently. The Transylvania Times will feature a series of stories about some of the main issues discussed during the retreat. Having someone to coordinate information and p...

 

French Broad Place Enters New Phase

French Broad Place has reached another milestone. The downtown Brevard mixed-use development hosted a ribbon cutting last Wednesday. The event was held to celebrate the completion of the first model...

 

Board: A Few Bright Spots In the Local Economy

The current widespread economic downturn continues to have a heavy impact on North Carolina and Transylvania County's business, government and community organizations. However, despite the struggle, there have been a few bright spots during the past...

 

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