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 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...

 

DuPont Forest Extends Certain Trail Closures Through At Least June 3- Brevard NC

Officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) have determined that the continuing rainfall from Tropical Storm Alberto has left trails susceptible to damage from trail users. Closures for all DSRF single-track trails and several other trails...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 31, 2018

State Supreme Court Justices Working To Educate The Public

Many North Carolinians are not very knowledgeable about state government, especially the judicial branch. N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice Paul Newby and his peers are working to change that. Newby was in Brevard and other parts of western North...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 31, 2018

Kelly's Restaurant Returns To Brevard After Long Absence

At Kelly's Family Restaurant there is a special item on the menu. It's called Thelma's Country Breakfast and includes eggs, country ham, grits and red-eye gravy. Brother and sister, Randy Pace and...

 

Ginseng Harvest Permits To Be Determined Again By Lottery

The Nantahala and Pisgah national forests announced Wednesday that this year’s ginseng harvest permits will be determined again by lottery, with an application period from June 4 to July 20. A permit is required to collect wild ginseng in the two n...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 28, 2018

Spectators Injured During Box Derby Races At Festival

A box derby car swerved into a group of people watching a race Sunday evening during the White Squirrel Festival, causing several injuries. The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. as two racers were going down North Broad Street in Brevard. “One of t...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 28, 2018

Pisgah Forest Options: Traffic Light, Roundabout

Improvements to the intersections at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest and the Forest Gate Shopping Center will include either roundabouts or traffic lights, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT). DOT officials say the project...

 

Flash Flooding Possible As Rain Continues To Fall

As of Monday morning, a flood warning was in effect in Transylvania County until Wednesday because of sub-tropical storm Alberto circulating past the Florida panhandle, according to he National...

 

Staged Waterfall Rescue Planned At Cove Creek

With vacationers arriving throughout outdoor destinations in western North Carolina, park, forest and emergency management leaders will gather to talk about waterfall safety at 10 a.m., Thursday, at Cove Creek Group Campground in Pisgah National...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 28, 2018

TNRC Gets To See Courthouse Creek Logging Project Up Close

A recent field trip with the Transylvania County Natural Resources Council (TNRC) to the logging project off Courthouse Creek Road highlighted the "active management" that some have been talking...

 

Transylvania Public Health Earns Reaccreditation

Transylvania Public Health was one of nine local health departments awarded reaccreditation status by the N.C. Local Health Department Accre-ditation Board on May 18. N.C. is the first state in the country to mandate accreditation for its local...

 

Grandfather Mountain Open Despite U.S. 221 Closure

Heavy rains and flash flooding washed out a portion of U.S. 221 between Linville and Blowing Rock, approximately 2 miles north of the Grand-father Mountain Entrance Gate. According to officials, the damaged section of the highway will be closed indef...

 

TCTDA Sees Applicants For Local Tourism Grants

The Transylvania County Tourism Development Auth-ority has finalized its 2018/19 fiscal year Tourism Grant Program and is inviting local organizations to apply. Applications are now available on the Land of Waterfalls website at: www.visitwaterfalls....

 

Soil & Water District Hosts Awards Banquet

Around 60 people gathered in the Rogow Room of the library to attend the Transylvania Soil and Water Conservation District's (SWCD) annual appreciation and awards banquet. The district hosts this...

 

Arrest Made In Death Of Child

Keyshawn Trekell Smith, 21, was arrested on Monday and charged with felony child abuse and first-degree murder in connection with the death of 4-year-old Keegan Gage Bland. Bland, who was reported to...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 24, 2018

Manager's Budget Calls For More Education Spending

County Manager Jaime Laughter presented a $51.2 million general fund budget Monday that proposed no property tax increase and operations funding that exceeded what school officials wanted. Laughter presented her proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal ye...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 24, 2018

'Top Secret' Car To Be Revealed

Students at Brevard middle and high schools have been building traditional and state-of-the-art box cars to enter into the Squirrel Box Derby Race during this weekend's White Squirrel Festival....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 24, 2018

City Tax Increase On The Table

Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland’s proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal year calls for a 1.5 cents property tax increase to help, among other things, pay for a new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center. Fatland presented his $22.2 million budget Monday...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 24, 2018

School System Gets Recognition

Monday evening members of the Transylvania County Board of Education were informed of several exemplary services and programs in the local school system. Alan Justice, director of athletics, safe schools and transportation, reported that...

 

BRCC Announces New Campaign

At its annual donor appreciation breakfast Wednesday, Dr. Laura B. Leatherwood, president of Blue Ridge Community College, along with Trustee member John McCormick, announced a new annual campaign to raise $2 million by June 30, 2019, with an...

 

Canvass Reveals Reporting Mistake

The recent primary results were made official Friday, with news that a “reporting discrepancy” had occurred and that Will Cathey had edged out Danny Hein for the second Republican Party nomination in the Board of Commissioners’ race. The...

 

Man Arrested In 4-Year-Old's Death -Brevard NC

Keyshawn Trekell Smith, 21, was arrested on Monday and charged with felony child abuse and first degree murder in connection with the death of 4-year-old Keegan Gage Bland, who was reported to have...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 21, 2018

Major Changes Proposed For 280

Access management improvements along the Asheville Highway from Fortune Cove Road to North Caldwell Street in Brevard could include three new roundabouts. On Thursday, the public got the chance to...

 

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