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 News    April 30, 2015 

Law and Order Report

The Brevard Police Department arrested Krista Rodriguez, 34, of Brevard on April 25 and charged her with felony larceny from McDonald's. She was placed on a $5,000 unsecured bond. Brevard police...

 
 News    April 30, 2015 

DA: Law Enforcement Justified In Defending Themselves Against Lester Brown

District Attorney Greg Newman announce today that he has been briefed by a special agent for the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation concerning the shooting death of Lester Randolph Brown on March 9 in Transylvania County. "Consistent with...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 30, 2015 

Commissioners Hear Department Trends, Goals – Brevard NC

Budget season officially began Monday night as Transylvania County commissioners heard brief presentations from 25 different department heads in advance of multiple budget workshops coming up in the next two months. The format of the presentation...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 30, 2015 

Ecusta Trail Gets Financial Boost - Brevard NC

The Henderson County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) Tuesday approved a tax appropriation to help fund construction of the proposed Ecusta Trail. Board member Selena Einwechter, owner of the Bed and Breakfast on Tiffany Hill, made the motion to...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 30, 2015 

Public Gives Feedback On Planning - Brevard NC

Roughly 100 people were in attendance Tuesday night at the Brevard Community Church as part of the 2025 Comprehensive Plan Public Input Session. The gathering was the first opportunity members of the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 30, 2015 

Bishop Delivers His Message Of 'God's Family' – Brevard NC

All people, regardless of their differences, are God's children, and Jesus of Nazareth came to show people how to move from being self-interested toward becoming God's family. That was the message...

 
 News    April 30, 2015 

Aerial Water Drops Planned For Wildfire Training

During the week of May 4, crew and pilots will train and prepare for the 2015 wildfire season in Greenville, S.C., with practice water drops on several local national forests. Since the 1970's, the...

 
 News    April 27, 2015

Public Encouraged To Attend Tonight's Planning Meeting-Brevard NC

Members of the public are encouraged to come out and help forge their vision for the future of Transylvania County later tonight at the 2025 Comprehensive Plan Public Input Session. Over the past...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 27, 2015

Ecusta Trail Gets Funding Boost-Brevard NC

The Henderson County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) Tuesday approved a tax appropriation to help fund construction of the proposed Ecusta Trail. Board member Selena Einwechter, owner of the Bed...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 27, 2015

Bill Could Alter Sex Education Instruction - Brevard NC

A recent bill introduced into the North Carolina Legislature could drastically alter the information teachers are allowed to provide in sex education classes, including banning all instruction about emergency contraceptives. House Bill 596 was...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 27, 2015

Hit-And- Run Case Settled -Brevard NC

Scott McCombs received a suspended sentence last week in Transylvania County Superior Court after pleading guilty to a felony hit and run charge and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in connection with a Dec. 26, 2012, incident that left 58-year-old...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 27, 2015

TPED Officials Provide Update - Brevard NC

Fresh off hiring a new executive director, the Transylvania Partnership for Economic Development (TPED) plans to develop a new strategic plan and how to best “ brand” the county. In an interview last week, TPED Chairman Andy VonCanon and...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 27, 2015

Businesses Get OK On Signs - Brevard NC

Chase Insurance and Tony’s Deli have been given the go-ahead by the city of Brevard to have their signs added to the brick monument at Chestnut Square on the Asheville Highway. The decision comes after months of back and forth between the city and...

 
 News    April 27, 2015

Ask Us Answered -Brevard NC

Is it true that Transylvania County sheriff deputies are no longer allowed to hang out at gas stations with bars? Sheriff David Mahoney provided the following response: “I encourage our deputies to visit businesses throughout our county as part of...

 
 News    April 27, 2015

Get Outdoors!

It was a beautiful Saturday for the annual Kids Get Outside (GO) Festival held at South Broad Park in Brevard. The day provided multiple activities for children - from a bicycle safety course, to...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 23, 2015

McDaris: After-School Program Under Threat - Brevard NC

The after-school program run by Transylvania County Schools may be discontinued if a vendor cannot be found to contract with. Superintendent Jeff McDaris told the Board of Education Monday during its regular meeting that enrollment numbers do not...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 23, 2015

Brevard Academy Signs Property Contract-Brevard NC

Warren Alston, chairman of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors, informed the board at its meeting Monday night that a contract on the old Wood Chevrolet building and property on the Hendersonville Highway has been signe...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 23, 2015

More Closed Session Minutes Revealed -Brevard NC

This article is the second of a two-part series detailing the minutes of 20 closed session meetings involving economic development opportunities in the county between 2008 and 2014. Transylvania County commissioners approved unsealing the minutes at...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 23, 2015

New Committee To Oversee City of Brevard Utilities - Brevard NC

A newly formed committee was given the task Monday to review options to rehabilitate the city of Brevard’s wastewater treatment plant. During its regular meeting, Brevard City Council approved the move recommended by interim City Manager Jim...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 23, 2015

Council Clarifies Moore's Severance Package - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council came out of closed session Monday and approved a motion to “clarify” former City Manager Joe Moore’s severance package. On March 31, the day Moore resigned, it was announced, among other things, he would receive six months...

 
 News    April 23, 2015

Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, was Earth Day. This photograph of Looking Glass Rock taken by Times photographer Michael Rogers last week is its own tribute to our planet. On Earth Day, city of Brevard...

 
 News    April 23, 2015

ER-EID Meeting On Neely Road Pump Station And Flow Equalization Project To Be Held April 27 – Brevard NC

All interested parties are hereby advised that the City of Brevard is seeking comments on the Engineering Report – Environmental Information Document (ER-EID) for the Neely Road Pump Station and Flow Equalization project. A public meeting will be...

 
 News    April 23, 2015

Report Shows National Park Service's Financial Impact

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 16,710,760 visitors to national parks in North Carolina spent $1,102.6 million in the state in 2014. That spending resulted in 18,528 jobs and had...

 
 News    April 23, 2015

Parkway Receives Funding For Repairs

The Blue Ridge Parkway is pleased to announce that $710,035 will be directed to addressing critical repairs along the 469-mile corridor. The Parkway and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation are...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 20, 2015

Commissioners Unseal Closed Session Minutes - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Commissioners unsealed the minutes of 20 closed session meetings held between 2008 and 2014 during their regular meeting last Monday. The meetings all dealt with economic development, including the potential recruitment of new...

 

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