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 By Alex Perri    News    November 7, 2019

Wrongful Death Suit Ends With Not Guilty Verdict – Transylvania County, NC

Seven years after the death of Hank Few, his mother, Donna, had her “day in court” after a week-long trial ended when a Transylvania County Superior Civil Court jury unanimously found the 10 defendants named in her wrongful death lawsuit not...

 

Health Trust Launching Fund To Aid Nonprofits, Others Apply For Grants

The Dogwood Health Trust is launching a leverage fund to help western North Carolina nonprofits, government agencies or collaborations apply for and receive state or national funding from outside the region to support the work of improving health...

 

Farmers' Market Remains Open Even In The Coldest Months – Transylvania County, NC

The days may be cooler and the leaves may be falling, but the Transylvania Farmers’ Market continues with its year-round schedule. They will be open every Saturday during November from 8 a.m. to...

 

Forty-four Local Nonprofits Receive Over $3 Million From WNC Bridge Foundation – Transylvania County, NC

WNC Bridge Foundation announced 44 local nonprofits will be the recipients of the Foundation’s 2019 Impact Grants, with awards totaling $3,341,836. Aligning with the Foundation’s goal of being a catalyst for positive change throughout the 18...

 

Hawkins: Court Decision Is Top Priority – Transylvania County, NC

Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins said making short-term and long-terms decisions about the courthouse “needs to be at the top of the list” of his board’s priorities. Hawkins made the comments...

 

Nov. 12 AAUW Meeting Will Discuss Democracy Project – Transylvania County, NC

Susan Lefler, president of Democracy Project of Transylvania County, Inc., will share a program about encouraging civic engagement in the community. This session will be at the American Association...

 

Mary C. Jenkins Community Center Update Given – Brevard, NC

An update on the proposed construction of a new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center and Silversteen Park was recently provided by the city of Brevard to the Bethel "A" Baptist Church trustees. Brevard Ci...

 

Blue Zones Project Team For Brevard Announced – Brevard, NC

Mark Burrows, Tammy Hopkins and Trent Humphreys have been hired as the new Blue Zones Project staff members for Brevard. In September, Pisgah Health Foundation and Sharecare, Inc., announced that Brevard would become the 50th Blue Zones Project...

 

Christmas Parade Will Feature Salute To Veterans – Brevard, NC

The 48th Annual Downtown Brevard Christmas Parade will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, rain or shine. The Brevard/ Transylvania Chamber of Commerce hosts the parade, which is sponsored by Egolf of Brevard and The Oaks of Brevard. This year’s...

 

Ask Us: School Lunch Program November 4, 2019

Does Transylvania County have a school lunch debt program? If there is a debt, then do the schools practice “shaming” the students at lunch period? Does the Board of Education have any policies against shaming?” Transylvania County Schools...

 

Open Enrollment For Federal Health Insurance Ends Dec. 15

Officials with the N.C. Department of Insurance remind residents that open enrollment for the 2020 Federal Health Insurance Exchange runs through Dec. 15 for coverage to start Jan. 1. “Open enrollment is an opportunity for people to make sure they...

 

Daniel Rothe Becomes The 66th Habitat Homeowner In County – Transylvania County, NC

On Oct. 31, Daniel Rothe became the 66th Habitat homeowner in Transylvania County. Rothe's adopted mother, Judy, expressed how grateful she is for the Habitat program. "I never thought he would be...

 

Halloween: A Time For Dressing Up, Pumpkins!

Different offices around Brevard showed their best Halloween spirit this year, and readers as part of a literary program at the Transylvania County Library dressed up pumpkins as characters from...

 

County Moves On Gaia Sewer Line – Transylvania County, NC

Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins called his board’s decision Monday to apply for a grant to help pay for a sewer line between Gaia Herbs and Rosman as “the most important thing” its done all year. During its regular meeting Monday, the Board of...

 

Early Voting Ends Friday For Nov. 5 Election – Transylvania County, NC

Early voting for the Nov. 5 municipal elections ends Friday. The early voting is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., today and tomorrow. On the ballot are three seats on the Brevard City Council. Incumbent councilmen Gary Daniel and Maurice Jones...

 

Transylvania's Latest Unemployment Rate At 3.2 Percent – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in September was 3.2 percent, down from 4.1 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...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 31, 2019

Council OKs Pay Hike, To Opt Out Of County Fire Tax – Brevard, NC

Last week’s Brevard City Council meeting saw its members approve a pay increase for themselves and the mayor, decide to “opt out” of a countywide fire tax, if one is approved, and hear parting remarks from a councilman at his last meeting....

 

Steamed Bagel Shop Planned For Downtown – Brevard, NC

A steamed bagel sandwich shop called Sully’s Steamers will arrive sometime in January in the old Love’s Jewelry spot at 33 East Main St. in Brevard. Sully’s Steamers is owned by Robert Sullivan, who opened Sully’s Steamers in downtown...

 

Brevard Spirituality Center Celebrates Anniversary

The Center for Spiritual Wisdom will celebrate its third anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 5:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Philip’s Church in Brevard. The anniversary event will feature music, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a festive buffet created by The...

 

French Broad River Partnership To Hold First Annual Meeting

The French Broad River Partnership would like to invite the public to attend its first annual meeting from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 6, at Sierra Nevada Brewing. The French Broad River Partnership’s mission is to maintain and improve the French Broad...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 28, 2019

Board: Grads Will Need Portfolio – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday night unanimously voted to revise Policy 3460 to require students to complete a Career and College Readiness Portfolio to graduate. For several years, the school system has required students to...

 

Two Lost Teens Found After Going Missing Sunday

Two teenagers who were reported lost while hiking Sunday afternoon on the Hospital Rock and Cleveland Connector Trails of Jones Gap State Park were found safe and well this morning. Cedar Mountain Fire/Rescue, Riverfalls Fire Department, Green River...

 

State Reports First Flu-Related Fatality Of The Season

Officials with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health last Friday announced the first reported flu-related death of the 2019-20 flu season, which occurred the first week of October and involved an adult in the...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 28, 2019

Forest Management Plan Release Date Still Unknown – Transylvania County, NC

It’s still unclear when the long-anticipated new forest management plans for Nantahala-Pisgah national forests will be released, according to Pisgah Ranger District Ranger Dave Casey. During the recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council...

 

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