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Owenby, Wright win primaries in Transylvania, Polk sheriff races

With all the federal and state primaries on Tuesday night, there were some local county races of interest, including two for sheriff. In Transylvania County, Chuck Owenby won as the Republican candidate in a close race with Chase Owen. Owenby finished with 2,272 votes (44.65 %), while Owen ended up with 1,990 votes (39.11 %). The other candidate running was Kevin Creasman, who finished with 826 votes (16.23 %).
POLK COUNTY, NC
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Murray keeps his post as District Attorney with win over Hollocker

HENDERSONVILLE — Flat Rock's Andrew Murray will be the lone candidate on the ballot for District Attorney for Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties after being declared the top candidate for the position by voters in Tuesday night's primary. At 9:15 p.m., Murray called out to his supporters that he was "calling this race" after...
FLAT ROCK, NC
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Man pleads guilty to scamming elderly man out of $48,000

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – A man was sentenced Monday to 19 to 32 months in prison after pleading guilty to elder exploitation in Brevard. The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office said 36-year-old Travis Galloway took $48,000 for contracting services from a 72-year-old victim and never completed the work. Deputies said the investigation began when deputies […]
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Brevard Mayor 'cautiously optimistic' after meeting with HCA CEO

BREVARD, N.C. (WLOS) — The CEO of HCA Healthcare met with Western North Carolina leaders last week to address concerns about Transylvania Regional Hospital. The meeting comes after Brevard Mayor Maureen Copelof sent a letter to CEO Samuel Hazen about growing complaints and concerns at the hospital, including the loss of physicians/healthcare providers, reduction in staffing levels, and the closure of the only adult care facility in Transylvania County.
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Brevard man pleads guilty to elder exploitation; other Transylvania residents sentenced for drug charges

Several defendants entered guilty pleas to a variety of charges, including elder exploitation and fraud, drug trafficking and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon during the most recent Transylvania County two-week Superior Court Session that began May 2, according to a news release from the office of R. Andrew Murray, District Attorney for Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania counties.
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Officers in Raleigh shot and killed a man who they say threw Molotov cocktails at police headquarters. It started when an officer spotted a man in the parking lot setting multiple cars on fire. Police say the man refused to stop and threw a cocktail...
ASHEVILLE, NC
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Brevard College graduates 156, including its first-ever graduate student

Following an academic year with the return of campus events and the addition of two new graduate programs, Brevard College held the 169th commencement in the college’s history on Saturday.  A total of 155 undergraduate students and one graduate student walked across the stage to receive a diploma, including the college's first-ever graduate...
BREVARD, NC