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Ceremony Held To Remember 9/ll

A ceremony was held this morning at Brevard City Hall to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11/2001. To see a part of the ceremony, go to — Updated 9/11/2021


Federal Assistance Approved

Federal assistance has been approved for Transylvania County under the major disaster declaration issued Wednesday following weeks of local and state advocacy. This assistance is intended to supplement local recovery efforts from... — Updated 9/8/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

9/11/01 Attacks 20th Anniversary - Remembering That Day

This Saturday it will have been 20 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. At 8:30 a.m., Saturday, the city of Brevard and Brevard Fire... — Updated 9/8/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Mountain Song Festival Returns This Weekend

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brevard Music Center will once again host the annual Mountain Song Festival, with Mavis Staples and Steep Canyon Rangers... — Updated 9/8/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

'Suspicious Package' Turns Out To Be Trash

The county Community Services Building on East Morgan Street was evacuated Wednesday morning after an employee found a “suspicious package” by the dumpster. After the Brevard Police Department received the call at around 10:25... — Updated 9/8/2021

 By Staff Reports    News

Candidate Forum Planned

The Transylvania NAACP and the Mary C. Jenkins Community Center are hosting a candidates forum, via Zoom, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14. The public may go to, or call (646) 876-9923... — Updated 9/8/2021


County Building Evacuated After 'Suspicious Package' Found; Turns Out To Be Trash

The county Community Services Building on East Morgan Street was evacuated Wednesday morning after an employee found a “suspicious package” by the dumpster. Soon after, the Brevard Police Department received the call at around... — Updated 9/8/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Chestnut Square Changes Ongoing

Construction continues at the Chestnut Square Shopping Center of the Asheville Highway in Brevard as Advance Auto Parts plans to move into the development. According to the Brevard Planning Department, the auto parts store will be... — Updated 9/8/2021


Pisgah Inn Owner To Challenge Rep. Cawthorn In GOP Primary

Bruce O'Connell, who describes himself as a conservative owner and operator of the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway since 1979, has announced his candidacy for North Carolina's... — Updated 9/6/2021


Assault On The Carolinas Gearing Up To Return

Many Transylvania County residents and multi-year riders are familiar with the history of the Assault on the Carolinas (AOTC). Started in 2000 as a fundraiser for the Rotary Club... — Updated 9/6/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Felony Arrests Reported

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests and incidents between July 23 and Sept. 3. Arrests •Timothy Eric Nesbitt, 60, was arrested for littering over 500 pounds, a felony, on Aug. 28. He... — Updated 9/6/2021

 By Staff Reports    News

Jobless Rate Falls To 4%

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in July was 4%, down from 4.4% the previous month, according to the latest figures from the N.C. Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for... — Updated 9/6/2021


Damage Update Given

On Friday during Gov. Roy Cooper’s visit, Transylvania County officials gave him an update on damages from the flooding and efforts to help those impacted. County Manager Jaime Laughter said preliminary estimates show there was... — Updated 9/6/2021


Cooper Surveys Transylvania Flood Damage

Gov. Roy Cooper was in Transylvania County Friday and visited areas in Rosman and Pisgah Forest that were damaged the week of Aug. 16 from flooding from Tropical Storm Fred. In... — Updated 9/6/2021


Community Foundation Awards Grants To Help Flood Victims

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) approved five grants totaling $107,500 from its Emergency and Disaster Response Fund to nonprofits address-ing response and relief efforts in counties sign-ificantly... — Updated 9/6/2021


Saturday Services At Driver License Offices Temporarily Suspended

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will temporarily suspend its Saturday services at the 16 driver license offices where services were available, to better protect customers and staff from the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant,... — Updated 9/6/2021


Gov. Cooper Visits Transylvania County Friday

Gov. Roy Cooper was in Transylvania County Friday and visited areas recently hit by flooding in Rosman and Pisgah Forest. In Rosman, Cooper went to Depot Street, just off Main... — Updated 9/3/2021 Full story


Red Cross Will Be At Rosman Town Hall Friday

The American Red Cross is opening a community resource center this Friday, Sept. 3, at Rosman Town Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for families impacted by flooding. Trained Red Cross caseworkers will work with families to understand... — Updated 9/3/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

County Still To Address Cedar Mountain Plan

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) is scheduled to address the Cedar Mountain Small Area Draft Plan in an upcoming meeting. According to BOC Chairman Jason Chappell, the item will likely be added to the Sept. 27... — Updated 9/1/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Stroupe II Sentenced To Life In Prison

A four-year saga came to an end in Henderson County Superior Court on Tuesday, as Phillip Michael Stroupe II was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to the kidnapping and murder of Th... — Updated 9/1/2021


Flash Flood Watch In Place Through Wednesday Afternoon

According to the National Weather Service, a Flash Flood Watch continues for portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina through Wednesday afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms will gradually inc... — Updated 8/31/2021 Full story


Manufacturer Opening Site In Rosman

Custom Tube Products, an advanced manufacturing company based in Edgewater, Florida, will open a second facility in Rosman this fall. The move marks the first expansion for the... — Updated 8/31/2021


Officials: Swimming Conditions In Pisgah Hazardous

Many are likely preparing to suit up and enjoy the water during these last weeks of summer. Unfortunately, in the Pisgah Ranger District swimming, tubing, and boating may come with additional hazards, according to the U.S. Forest... — Updated 8/30/2021


Brevard ALDI Holding Grand Opening Thursday

The new ALDI store in Brevard will open its doors to customers at 9 a.m., Thursday. The Asheville Highway store will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The new location is part of... — Updated 8/30/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Update Given On Flood Impact

During it regular meeting last week, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) heard an update on the relief efforts in the county after Tropical Storm Fred caused over $11 million in damages. Commissioners voted to... — Updated 8/30/2021


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