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 By Derek McKissock    News    June 14, 2018

Public Hearing Held On County Budget

The courthouse, education funding and fire district tax rates dominated Tuesday's public hearing on the proposed $51.2 million Transylvania County general fund budget for the 2019 fiscal year, which...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 14, 2018

Firing Range Planned For City Property

A new open-air firing range for the Brevard Police Department is being built behind the city's water treatment plant off Cathey's Creek Road, and it has two neighbors concerned. Brevard Police Chief...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 14, 2018

Judge Hands Down Prison Sentences After Hearing Pleas

Judge Bradley Letts heard a handful of pleas Monday during the Transylvania County Superior Court term, which lasted just one day. Lana Norton Reese, who pleaded guilty to 14 felony charges, was sentenced to 44 to 66 months in prison. Reese pleaded...

 

Public Warned About Bear Encounters In Pisgah District

Pisgah National Forest officials are warning visitors to Bent Creek Experimental Forest and Black Balsam on the Pisgah Ranger District to be on the look out for black bears. Increased reports of bear activity in these areas indicate that visitors...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 14, 2018

Town Of Rosman Strikes Leachate Deal With Gaia Herbs

The town of Rosman has entered into an agreement with Gaia Herbs to take up to two truck loads, about 4,000 gallons, of leachate, Monday through Friday, from its plant and process it through the town’s wastewater treatment system. Leachate is...

 

Habitat Showhouse, Sale Set For Saturday

The Transylvania Habitat for Humanity third annual showhouse and sale will be held Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the home of John and Barbara Walter, located at 1364 Salola Lane. This...

 

Wells Fargo Grants Funding For 'Families & Money' Collaborative

On May 12, Wells Fargo granted $6,000 to United Way of Transylvania County to fund the 'Families & Money' collaborative program. The Families & Money program is a United Way of Transylvania...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 11, 2018

Brevard High Welcomes 184 Graduates

Rain threatened but never materialized at the Brevard Music Center Friday evening as 184 graduates from Brevard High heard words of praise, thanks and encouragement before receiving their diplomas...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 11, 2018

Rosman High Graduates Celebrated

For the Rosman High School graduating class of 2018, Saturday morning was not just a time of celebration with friends and family at Brevard Music Center, but of reflection. "We began our journey in...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 11, 2018

School Board Upset At Funding Formula

During their meeting at Brevard High School last Monday evening, some members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed their displeasure regarding the budget process at both the local and state level. Board Chair Tawny McCoy said that...

 

County's Latest Jobless Numbers Fall Below 4 Percent

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in April was 3.6 percent, down from 4.2 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for...

 

Military Museum Hosts D-Day, Other WWII Veterans

About 120 people gathered in the WNC Military History Museum on June 6 to commemorate the turning point of World War II and to honor two D-Day veterans and seven other World War II veterans. D-Day occurred on June 6, 1944, when the Allies invaded...

 

Lawsuit Filed After Squirrel Box Derby Accident-Brevard

A lawsuit has been filed claiming the Transylvania County Board of Education, the Heart of Brevard and others were negligent in the May 27 accident during the Squirrel Box Derby races. Tanne Trawick, one of six people who were injured during the...

 

School Board Hosts Input Meeting On Building Renovations - Brevard

“This was not a chiller that was on our capital list,” said Transylvania County Board of Education Chair Tawny McCoy Monday evening as she greeted parents and school personnel at the Brevard High School media center, in which the air...

 

Board Approves New Rosman Elementary School Principal – Brevard

At their regular meeting on Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved the recommendation by Superintendent Jeff McDaris for Robert Dinsdale to become the new principal of Rosman Elementary School. “We are pleased to...

 

Earthshine Lodge Closes, Farewell Party Set - Brevard

After more than 28 years in business, Earthshine Mountain Lodge has closed. Thirty years ago, Marion Boatwright and Kim Provost conjured the dream that became Earthshine Mountain Lodge on Golden Road...

 

Waterfall Safety Press Event Rescheduled To June 13 - Brevard

The waterfall safety press event that was postponed because of last week’s flooding has been rescheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 13, in Pisgah National Forest at Cove Creek Group Campground. This event is sponsored by the Transylvania County...

 

Public Meetings Scheduled For Transportation Projects -Brevard

North Carolinians are invited to a public meeting June 11 or 12 to express their opinions about which regional and local transportation projects in the 10-county Division 14 area, including Transylvania County, should be top priorities in the State T...

 

Person Injured During Box Derby Race Dies-Brevard NC

Gary Kendrick, one of the six people injured May 27 during the box derby race at the White Squirrel Festival, has died. Kendrick, 66, died Saturday at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Brevard Police...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 4, 2018

Teacher Of The Year Goes To Missy West

Missy West of Rosman Middle School was named Teacher of the Year at an awards ceremony held in the Rogow Room of the Transylvania County Library last Thursday evening. Rhonda Whitmire, who presented...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 4, 2018

Board Backs 2.5-Cents Tax Hike For Courthouse

A 2.5-cents property tax increase to help pay for the proposed new courthouse is scheduled to be approved as part of the county’s 2019 fiscal year budget. During this past Thursday’s budget workshop, the Board of Commissioners reached unanimous c...

 

Stroupe Murder Trial Delayed

Superior Court Judge Robert Bell has denied Phillip Michael Stroupe II’s motion to move his first-degree murder trial out of Henderson County. Bell did grant the defense motion to continue the trial from the current date of July 23. Defense...

 

Charlie Whitmire Recalls Life On The Road

What's it like to tour the country singing soul tunes for packed clubs on the tail of the Civil Rights movement? Just ask Charlie Whitmire, Brevard's very own octogenarian soul singer. Whitmire, 85, h...

 

Judge Denies Stroupe's Motion To Move Trial, But Trial Date Will Be Reset

Superior Court Judge Robert Bell has denied the defendant Philip Michael Stroupe II’s motion to move his first-degree murder trial out of Henderson County. Lawyers for Stroupe argued that excessive pre-trial publicity makes it all but impossible fo...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 31, 2018

Transylvania Spared The Worst Of Rainfall

Though Transylvania County has gotten drenched in rain, in comparison to adjacent counties it hasn't got hit the hardest. "Overall, since Monday, Brevard has received 3.9 inches of rain, Lake Toxaway...

 

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