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 By Matt McGregor    News    July 16, 2018 

Goat Kidnapping Draws Outside Interests

Never has Chase Owen, a Transylvania County sheriff’s detective, taken such a high volume of nationwide and international calls at the department. “I’d say up to 3,000 and still coming,” he said. People from Canada, Greece, Australia, Mexico...

 
 News    July 16, 2018 

Pumpkin Fest To Return To Brevard

Pumpkin Fest, a lighted carved-pumpkin Halloween spectacular, is returning to Silvermont Park in Brevard over three consecutive weekends in October. Previously called “Pumpkin Patch and Revenge of the White Squirrels,” this year, organizers say,...

 
 News    July 16, 2018 

Scouts Build Pollinator Garden At DuPont Forest's Visitor Center

The Aleen Steinberg Visitor Center at DuPont State Recreational Forest has become a better environment for a different kind of visitor: Monarch butterflies and other pollinators. On Saturday, May 12,...

 
 News    July 16, 2018 

Firing Range Is No Danger To Water

City of Brevard and state officials said the new open-air firing range, which will be behind the city’s water treatment plant off Cathey’s Creek Road, will be built in accordance with state environmental guidelines to prevent water...

 
 News    July 16, 2018 

State Releases Numbers From 'Operation Firecracker' Campaign

Just released numbers from law enforcement agencies around the state may reveal that awareness spurred by events such as the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s latest Booze It & Lose It: Operation Fire Cracker campaign is saving more lives....

 
 News    July 16, 2018 

Brevard Resident Will Discuss Battle Of Iwo Jima

On Wednesday, July 18, at 2 p.m. at the WNC Military History Museum, Brevard resident Frank Hawkins will discuss the 1945 battle of Iwo Jima, which was one of the deadliest and most memorable battles in the Pacific during WWII. It was the only...

 
 News    July 16, 2018 

BC Installs Looping Systems At Three Lecture Locations

Brevard College recently announced the completion of induction looping in the Porter Center, Ingram Auditorium, and the largest lecture hall on campus (McLarty-Goodson 125) to make campus presentations and perform-ances more accessible to those with...

 
 News    July 16, 2018 

Exotic Longhorned Tick Is Discovered In Polk County

A new species of tick has found its way to North Carolina. Recent tick surveys sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture found the Longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) on an opossum in Polk County. The tick has been previously identified in...

 
 News    July 16, 2018 

Boys & Girls Club Offers Summer Internships For Teens

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club is operating an internship program for its teenagers this summer that sends them out into the community to work alongside grownups doing real jobs. “The whole idea is to give them an experiential learning...

 
 News    July 16, 2018 

Stroke Camp Offers Fun Break For Stroke Survivors

Marylee Nunley, whose husband survived a stroke, realized her dream of starting a camp for stroke survivors and their families in 2004. What began as a single camp in Illinois has grown into Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp, a national network of...

 
 News    July 16, 2018 

Growing Our Local Economy And Community Meeting Set

On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Moving to Conservers group is gathering at Peaks & Creeks Brewing Company, located in Brevard’s Lumberyard Arts District, for “Growing Our Local Community and Economy” from 3 to 5 p.m. with discussion and fellowship...

 
 News    July 16, 2018 

Audio Recordings Of Government Meetings

The Transylvania Times is pleased to provide the most up-to-date recordings from recent government meetings. For a complete listing of recordings, visit https://soundcloud.com/tran...

 

Errors Mean $450,000 More For Project - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners Tuesday approved $450,000 more in funding for the Ecusta Road industrial building project because of “design team errors and omissions on the project.” Commissioners had initially approved a project budget of...

 

Work Underway On A Proposed County Bike Plan - Brevard NC

Work on creating the Transylvania County Comprehensive Bike Plan is well underway, with a third meeting Monday night at the library's Rogow Room. The county's Planning and Community Development...

 

Invasive Insect Spotted In County For The First Time - Brevard NC

The emerald ash borer (EAB) has been found in Transylvania County for the first time, making it the 35th county within the state where this invasive insect has been detected. The EAB was found in traps set for the beetle at South Broad Park in...

 

Jim Hardy: Going Green Will Save City Money -Brevard NC

Local resident Jim Hardy has a few ideas that he believes could help the city of Brevard “go green” and save some money. Hardy is an active member of the local chapter of the Sierra Club, and he presented his suggestions to the Brevard City Counc...

 

Local Food Fest At Saturday's Farmers' Market

It’s Local Food Fest at Transylvania Farmers’ Market this Saturday, and that means a delicious morning with local produce and food samples, sampling of vendor products and great breakfast and coffee options. There will also be fun activities for...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    July 9, 2018

Arrests Made In Sheriff's Vehicle Case

A 16-year-old male has been arrested by the Brevard Police Department in connection with the break-in and larceny of a Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office car on June 26. The juvenile was arrested and charged with one felony count of breaking and...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    July 9, 2018

State Assessing Chlorine Spill In River-Rosman NC

N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission and N.C. Department of Environ-mental Quality officials are investigating the chlorine spill into the French Broad River that took place last week. As previously reported, a valve left open in a chlorine tank at the...

 

Charlotte Teen Dies At Falls, 2nd In 2 Weeks -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 Matthew McGregor    News    July 9, 2018

Gaia Herbs Planning To Expand -Brevard NC

Gaia Herbs, the local herbal supplement manufacturer, may be expanding to Mills River if Henderson County comm-issioners approve a financial incentive package of $42,762 in property tax rebates during a public meeting on July 18. The proposed new 140...

 

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...

 

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