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BPD Looking For Suspect In Alleged Bank Robbery

An armed gunman robbed the First Bank (next to Food Matters) in Brevard around 6 p.m., Friday, according to Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris, and as of Friday night, authorities... — Updated 11/8/2020


Unofficial Local Election Results

All the results are unofficial until Canvass Day. BOARD of COMMISSIONERS Seven candidates – three Republicans, three Unaffiliated candidates and one Democrat – are seeking three seats on the Board of Commissioners. With 15 of... — Updated 11/3/2020


Friends Of DuPont State Forest Seeks Board Members – Transylvania County, NC

Are you passionate about DuPont State Recreational Forest and looking for a way to give back? Do you want to help shape the future of the forest? The Friends of DuPont Forest is seeking board members from the community with a... — Updated 11/11/2020


Veterans Day Remembrance – Brevard, NC

At 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, the public gathered for the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the courthouse gazebo. (Times photos by Park Baker)... — Updated 11/11/2020


Transylvania Tomorrow Opens Applications For Winter Funding – Transylvania County, NC

In three months over the summer of 2020, the Transylvania Tomorrow Small Business Emergency Relief Fund raised and distributed $166,500 to 93 businesses throughout Transylvania County. Now, with the pandemic continuing and concern... — Updated 11/11/2020


Discharge Of Untreated Wastewater In Connestee Falls Reported – Transylvania County, NC

Carolina Water Service, Inc., of North Carolina (CWSNC) had a discharge of untreated wastewater from its Connestee Falls system from the main sewer lift station of approximately 119,000 gallons, according to a press release from... — Updated 11/11/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Law and Order: November 12

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents and felony arrests from Oct. 21 to Nov. 11. Arrests •Sarah Ann Robinson, 38, was arrested for one count of financial card transaction, one count of... — Updated 11/11/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Man Arrested Tuesday After Downtown Vehicle Chase – Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from Brevard Police Department, arrested a 41-year-old man following a police chase from downtown Brevard to the Transylvania/Henderson county line on U.S. 64 Tuesday... — Updated 11/11/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

New Board Will Look At Mass Gathering Ordinance – Transylvania County, NC

The review and possible changes to the county’s Mass Gathering Ordinance will be handled by the new Transylvania County Board of Commissioners, which will be sworn in early December. During the current board’s regular meeting... — Updated 11/11/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Six New Homes Planned In City – Brevard, NC

Six “sweat equity” homes have been green lighted to begin construction along Cashiers Valley Road as a result between a deal between the city of Brevard and the Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) in Hendersonville. On Friday,... — Updated 11/11/2020


Man Arrested After Police Chase-Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from Brevard Police Department, arrested a 41-year-old man following a police chase from downtown Brevard to the Transylvania/Henderson County Line on U.S. 64 Tuesday... — Updated 11/10/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Bank Robber Still Sought – Brevard, NC

Authorities continued today to investigate the whereabouts of the armed gunman who robbed the First Bank (next to Food Matters) in Brevard around 6 p.m., Friday, according to... — Updated 11/10/2020


Habitat Playhouse Fundraiser Delights Local Children In The Neighborood

Angie Hunter, executive director of Transylvania Habitat for Humanity, announced that the "Hobbitat" playhouse recently offered to the public by silent auction was delivered this... — Updated 11/9/2020


Ask Us: Final Census Count

What were the final numbers for Transylvania County in the 2020 Census and how do those numbers compare to surrounding counties? Transylvania County’s self-response rate finished at 52.3 percent. That is down slightly from 2010,... — Updated 11/9/2020


Candidates Make Comments – Transylvania County, NC

Editor’s note: The following comes from local candidates whose comments did not make the newspaper’s Nov. 5 edition. •Incumbent Republican Jason Chappell won another term on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners.... — Updated 11/9/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Officials Report Progress On Clean Air

Fifty years ago the U.S. Congress passed the Clean Air Act, and, today, according to officials, the air quality in western North Carolina is the best it has been in decades. The Regional Clean Air Campaign, along with the N.C.... — Updated 11/9/2020


New Industry Coming To City – Brevard, NC

The Reed-Joseph International Company plans to move forward with a new corporate home in Brevard. Reed-Joseph International, a family-owned business that is currently in its 67th... — Updated 11/9/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Friends Help During A Tough Year – Brevard, NC

If you met Brevard resident Michelle Stuckey for the first time today, you would have no idea she feared she was on her deathbed just a few months ago. If it wasn't for her... — Updated 11/9/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

College Students Being Isolated – Brevard, NC

As of Wednesday morning, 52 Brevard College students are in quarantine, with two students isolating after testing positive for COVID-19. Last Friday, a mass email was sent out to the student body alerting them of the situation. At... — Updated 11/5/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Another Concert Planned For The Former Glen Cannon Golf Course – Transylvania County, NC

The Asheville Music Hall (AMH) will be hosting another concert this weekend at Le Parc, off North Glenn Cannon Drive in Pisgah Forest, this Friday, Nov. 6. JJ Grey & Mofro will be playing Friday evening in what is described on... — Updated 11/5/2020


VISION Begins 25th Year – Transylvania County, NC

Kicking off the 25th Year of VISION Transylvania, the Class of 2020-2021 holds its opening retreat at the Cradle of Forestry. VISION is a community leadership development program... — Updated 11/5/2020


C.A.R.E. Coalition Celebrates The Success Of Local Alcohol Retail Compliance Checks

One of the ways that the C.A.R.E. Coalition and its partners work to prevent substance abuse and underage drinking in Transylvania County is to support periodic alcohol compliance checks to see if retailers are following the laws a... — Updated 11/5/2020

 By John Lanier    News

How To Prepare Students

During a work session with the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening, Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris discussed preparing students to enter the workforce. McDaris said myFutureNC, a statewide nonpartisan task force... — Updated 11/4/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

PETA Offers Reward After Nail Trap Incident In PNF

The U.S. Forest Service has opened an investigation into an Oct. 25 incident in the Foster Creek area of Pisgah National Forest involving a hiker who stepped on nail traps left buried in the leaves on the trail. The hiker, Etowah m... — Updated 11/3/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Local Road Projects Delayed – Brevard, NC

State budget problems have led to several road projects being delayed in Transylvania County, according to Lonnie Watkins, a N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) district engineer. There are five construction projects currently... — Updated 11/2/2020


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