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Keyshawn Smith Sentenced To 23 years For Child's Death-Brevard NC

The office of District Attorney Greg Newman announced that Keyshawn Trekell Smith, 23, of 50 Greg's Bluff Road in Brevard, pleaded guilty in the Transylvania County Superior Court... — Updated 5/7/2020


Commissioners Vote To Let Lodging Facility Closure Decision Expire

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners Monday evening voted to let an earlier resolution expire on April 30 that had closed, with exceptions, all lodging facilities, including campgrounds and direct-reservation facilities... — Updated 4/28/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

UPDATED: Body Found In Davidson River, No Foul Play Suspected-Brevard NC

Authorities have confirmed a 68-year-old man was found dead in the Davidson River on Friday afternoon. First responders were first dispatched to the Pisgah Center for Wildlife... — Updated 4/19/2020

 By Staff Reports    News

County's Jobless Rate At 4.1 Percent Pre-March 15-Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in March was 4.1 percent, up from 3.5 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those... — Updated 5/11/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Board Criticized For Apparent Graduation Decision -Brevard NC

By email and in person, both parents and students expressed their disappointment and frustration to the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening that graduation... — Updated 5/8/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

UPDATED: Body Of Missing Hiker Found At Whitewater Falls

The body of missing hiker, 24-year-old Chandler Manuel, was found Wednesday at the bottom of Whitewater Falls, where he was last seen on Monday, May 4. A National Guard N.C. Heart helicopter extracted Manuel’s body at 3:45 p.m.,... — Updated 5/7/2020


NCDMV License And Registration Expiration Dates Extended 5 Months

To assist N.C. Division of Motor Vehicle customers and partners in dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a provision included in the COVID-19 bill signed into law today by Governor Cooper grants a five-month... — Updated 5/6/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Mountain Biker Airlifted After Suffering Head Injury On Pisgah Trail-Brevard NC

Emergency services workers responded to a call of a head injury on a mountain biker in Pisgah National Forest on Wednesday morning. North Transylvania Fire Chief Jason Davis said responders were able to successfully extricate the... — Updated 5/6/2020

 By Staff Reports    News

Pisgah Film House Closes-Brevard NC

The Pisgah Film House is no more, according to its founder, Philip Henry, with finances at the heart of the decision. Henry began the nonprofit Pisgah Film Project of bi-monthly screenings at the DFR Room on Main Street in October... — Updated 5/6/2020


Free Legal Hotline Will Be Available On May 21

Several organizations are joining together to coordinate the WNC COVID Legal Hotline on Thursday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Through this hotline attorneys will offer free legal information and advice to western North... — Updated 5/6/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

State Sets Rules To See Out Cathey's Term-Brevard NC

Picking a replacement to see out the term of recently deceased Commissioner Will Cathey has a few twists and turns. Cathey, a Republican who was elected to a four-year term on the Board of Commissioners in 2018, died on April 30.... — Updated 5/6/2020


TRAIN Program Enters A Transitional Period-Brevard NC

After nine successful years, the TRAIN program (Transylvania Resource Access Information Net-work) has entered its final three months. TRAIN has been a unique resource in Transylvan... — Updated 5/4/2020


Opioid Response Team Putting Life-Saving Medicine In Hands Of Law Enforcement

When it comes to addressing the opioid crisis, teamwork and cross-sector collaboration are required for achieving results, according to a press release from Transylvania Public Health. The Transylvania Opioid Response Team, a... — Updated 5/4/2020

 By Staff Reports    News

Will Cathey, Commissioner, Lawyer, Passes Away-Rosman NC

Will Cathey, Transylvania County commissioner and long-time attorney in the community, died Thursday. According to the Sheriff's Office, a friend found Cathey deceased in his home.... — Updated 5/4/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Council Split On Skate Park -Brevard NC

Brevard City Council voted 3 to 2 against a motion to amend the 2018 Skate Park resolution that would have allowed the Tannery Park Skate Park Task Force to hire outside help to... — Updated 5/4/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

KEIR Launches Unique Bike Wheels-Brevard NC

Brevard's KEIR Manufacturing's is reinventing the wheel with its latest product launch – the first bicycle wheel system with braided, impact-resistant, carbon fiber spokes. The pr... — Updated 5/4/2020


UPDATED: Commissioner Will Cathey Passes Away Thursday

Will Cathey, Transylvania County commissioner and long-time attorney in the community, died Thursday. According to the Sheriff's Office, a friend found Cathey deceased in his home.... — Updated 5/2/2020


Farmers' Market To Set Up At New Location Saturday-Brevard NC

This Saturday, May 2, the Transylvania Farmers’ Market will set up for the first time in its new location. Moving just next door, they will now be in the parking lot between Comporium and St. Philip’s Church, right on East... — Updated 4/29/2020

 By Jermiah Reed    News

Transylvania Little League Cancels Its Season-Brevard NC

Local youth sports suffered another blow this week as Transylvania Little League announced the cancellation of its spring season following a meeting of the board of directors on Tue... — Updated 4/29/2020


Veteran School Administrators Get New Roles -Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year with new roles for two veteran educators and leaders, according to Superintendent Jeff McDaris. McDaris announced the following changes on Monday, April 27, which take... — Updated 4/29/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Letter Threatens Lawsuit Over Dollar General Store-Brevard NC

The construction of the Dollar General on U.S. 276 is alleged to threaten an endangered species, the Elktoe Mussel, which is a violation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA),... — Updated 4/27/2020


WNC SCORE Set To Host Another Webinar On April 30 -Brevard NC

The current storm of the COVID-19 virus and the economic repercussions have made managing small organizations very difficult. An upcoming online webinar will be team taught by Angela Owen, with Truventure Enterprises, and Michael A... — Updated 4/22/2020


Pisgah Legal Services Offering Free Assistance For Health Insurance Sign Up

The COVID-19 pan-demic has resulted in the loss of jobs, income and health insurance coverage for millions. Some life changes, such as losing health insurance through your job, may qualify consumers for Special Enrollments Periods... — Updated 4/22/2020

 By Staff Reports    News

Humane Society Building Badly Damaged By Flooding -Brevard NC

On Sunday night, April 12, wind damaged the roof of the building housing the Humane Society Thrift Store in downtown Brevard, allowing more than 3 inches of rain to damage all three floors of the rear half of the building. There wa... — Updated 4/22/2020


Law & Order-Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests and incidents from Jan. 31 through April 15. Arrests •Sean Robert Duncan, 47, was arrested for one count of felony possession of marijuana on April... — Updated 4/20/2020


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