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Company: Untreated Wastewater Accidentally Discharged Into Lake Ticcoa

Carolina Water Service Inc. of North Carolina had an accidental discharge of an estimated 13,596 gallons of untreated wastewater from its Connestee Falls lift station #1, which is located on Lake Ticcoa in the Connestee falls sub-division, according...

 

UPDATED: Rainbow Falls Claims Another Fatality - Brevard NC

A 16-year-old Charlotte female, H'Money Siu, died Wednesday after falling down the 150-foot-tall Rainbow Falls in Nantahala National Forest. “We got a call for service right around noon, and finished about 6 p.m.,” said Bobby Cooper, public...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 5, 2018

Thousands Of Fish Dead After Pool Spill In Rosman-Rosman NC

A valve left open in a chlorine tank at the Rosman Champion Park pool Tuesday resulted in 250 gallons of chlorine spilling into the French Broad River, killing thousands of fish, according to Rosman Mayor Brian Shelton. Shelton said that the valve...

 

Immigrant Talks About Her American Journey - Brevard NC

What does it mean to be an American? For Theresa Morgan, “It means freedom. I know that sounds trite. It’s the freedom to define myself, to express myself.” And every American, regardless of where they were born, has that freedom to define and...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 5, 2018

Local Group Wants More Conversations On Guns - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part story about the local chapter of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America. The first part appeared in Monday’s paper Emily Walthall, a member of the local chapter of Moms Demand Action For Gun...

 

Fundraiser Features Going 'Bald For The Cause'

At the end of an eventful Bike and Brew on June 30 that began at Brevard Brewing and ended at Ecusta Brewing Company, Josh Chambers, the owner, laughingly submitted to the clippers and went "Bald for...

 

July 4 Celebrations Ready To Swing Into Action - Brevard, NC

There's no better way to commemorate Independence Day with friends and family than the Heart of Brevard's downtown Fourth of July celebration on Wednesday. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street will...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 2, 2018

Moms Taking Action - Transylvania County, NC

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part story about the local chapter of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America. On top of constructive conversation, local attorney Emily Walthall said she just wants some common sense gun reform. As a...

 

PAWS 4 Humanity Eyes Helping The Homeless - Brevard, NC

The Haven of Transylvania County is sponsoring a brand-new family/dog-friendly event called PAWS 4 Humanity from 9:30 a.m. to noon, July 14, at the Transylvania County Sports Complex. The goal is to...

 

Governor Visits - Brevard, NC

Gov. Roy Cooper (left) meets with Tom Dempsey, owner of SylvanSport, for a tour of the Brevard facility last Friday. SylvanSport is a manufacturer of light-weight camper trailers, made here in town....

 

N.C. House Candidate Announces Listening Tour

In order to hear from his potential constituents, Sam Edney will hold a series of town-hall meetings across N.C. House District 113, which consists of south Henderson County and all of Transylvania and Polk counties. These events are open to the...

 

County Halts Courthouse Plans, Drops Tax Hike-Brevard NC

During a nearly five-hour meeting Monday, Transylvania County commissioners approved a $51.6 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year, ceased all current work on a new courthouse until a later date and dropped a proposed 2.5-cents property tax increas...

 

Young Elk Hanging Out In The Area-Brevard NC

The video of the elk crossing N.C. 280 near Turkey Pen a couple of weeks ago has circulated far and wide by now. But can the public expect to see more of them on this side of the Blue Ridge Parkway?...

 

U.S. 64 Wreck Results In Injuries-Brevard NC

Despite the severity of an accident in Rosman on U.S. 64 Tuesday involving two cars and five people, there were no fatalities. "It was probably one of the worst wrecks I've worked in a while," said...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 28, 2018

Mantiques Coming To Downtown Brevard -Brevard NC

A new store, which will house an array of rustic collectibles for home furnishing, is in the works for the site on West Main Street in Brevard that once occupied Rice Furniture. The store is called Mantiques and is owned by Carl Littlefield, a...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 25, 2018

Council Hears Complaints About Confederate Flag

Brevard City Council will hear its legal options at a later date after listening to concerns about the Confederate flags that were displayed during the Memorial Day parade this year. Local NAACP officials and others expressed concerns during last wee...

 

Commissioners Cease Courthouse Plans, Drop Tax Increase

As well as approving its 2019 fiscal year budget Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners ceased its plans to build a new courthouse on Morris Road or to impose a 2.5-cents property tax increase. Read more in Thursday's...

 

Man Dies Visiting Rainbow Falls

A 42-year-old from Charleston, S.C., John Schaffer, died Saturday at Rainbow Falls after he tried to rescue his dog who fell in the water. Lake Toxaway Fire Rescue Chief Carmon West said they got the call for service at 10:30 a.m. and located the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 25, 2018

Fire Dept. Funding Under Review

With county commiss-ioners expected to approve a $51.2 million budget tonight, the funding of the county’s fire departments has been widely discussed during the budget process. At their June 12 meeting, commissioners approved the tax rates for the...

 

School Safety Report Positive

The Transylvania County Board of Education received good news regarding school safety at a meeting held at Rosman High School last Monday night. “Everything I’ve got to report today is positive,” said Alan Justice, director of safe schools, ath...

 

Law & Order: June 25, 2018

The following arrests were reported by the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office •Robert Ivy Jeffers, 28, was arrested on June 13 for one felony count of obtaining money by false pretense. He was placed in the Transylvania County Detention Center...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 21, 2018

Council Approves Brevard Budget, Tax Increase

Brevard City Council unanimously voted Monday to approve a $22.2 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year, including a 1.5-cent property tax increase to help pay for the new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center and increases in water and sewer rates....

 

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