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 By Derek McKissock    News    December 1, 2016 

County Backs Effort To Improve Brevard Park – Brevard NC

The county will seek a $240,000 grant to make significant improvements to the South Broad Park in Brevard. On Monday during their regular meeting, Transylvania commissioners approved applying for the...

 

Ted Still Has One Holiday Wish – Brevard NC

Ted Tawney is doing all he can to remain in his Brevard home, but he still needs some help from his many friends. In January of 2015, The Transylvania Times reported how the now 64-year-old, who has...

 

Natural Resources Council Recaps The Past 12 Months – Brevard NC

The past 12 months have been a “busy and productive time” for the Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC). This was one of the findings reported to the Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting last week. During the meeting, Lee McM...

 

Commissioners Want More Study Done On Recreation Options – Brevard NC

Five options are currently on the table as work continues on ways to improve recreation services in the county, including Brevard and Rosman. The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners was presented the options during its regular meeting Monday....

 

Portions Of Old 64 To Be Closed – Brevard NC

Beginning today, Old Highway 64 will be closed from Osborne Road to Chestnut Street in Brevard as work continues on the replacement of sewer pipe in the area. One lane of Neely Road will also reopen to through traffic on Monday. From Monday through J...

 

Time To Practice Patriotic Duty And Vote – Transylvania County NC

One-stop voting ended Saturday, and the local Board of Elections had some record numbers to report. During early voting, the Board of Elections had the largest opening day, with 905 voting, the...

 

Brevard Visit Leads To Broadway – Brevard NC

People with Transylvania County connections have been making a splash recently in show business, including "Big Brother," "Master Chef" and "House Hunters." A Broadway musical can now be added to that...

 

Commissioners Presented Comprehensive Plan – Brevard NC

The draft 2025 Transylvania County Comprehensive Plan was presented to the Board of Commissioners last week during its regular meeting. Commissioners didn’t formally adopt the plan at the meeting but will study it and hold at least one public...

 

Committee Makes Wilson Road Recommendation – Brevard NC

The county’s Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) is recommending one of the three alternate plans for the Wilson Road project, but the Board of Commissioners is not backing any of the plans at this time. During their regular meeting Monday, com...

 

Summer Business Gets High Marks – Brevard NC

Overall, summer was good for business in downtown Brevard, according to Heath Seymour, the Heart of Brevard’s executive director. “There are some who have been slightly up, while some even had record sales during certain months, but, of course,...

 

Parties Complain About Theft Of Political Signs – Brevard NC

The local Democratic and Republican political parties are complaining about stolen political signs, something that brings with it a criminal charge. On Monday, Aubrey Woodard, chairman of the...

 

County OKs More Staff For Shelter – Transylvania County NC

More staffing for the Transylvania County Animal Shelter was approved Monday during the Board of Commissioners regular meeting. The board approved turning a part-time shelter tech into a full-time position and hiring a full-time shelter attendant....

 

Recreation Plan Calls For Changes, Investment – Brevard NC

Consolidating the county's and city of Brevard's parks and recreation services into one jointly funded department and building a $19 million recreation center/neighborhood park are among the...

 

U.S. Citizenship Journey Completed – Brevard NC

Do you know what stops one branch of U.S. government from becoming too powerful? Andy Savage knows the answer. It was one of the questions the Brevard resident got right during an interview as part...

 

Gas Situation Still Not Resolved

By noon on Wednesday, the situation remained the same for getting gas in Transylvania County during the past few days: some stores had it and some didn't. This was still the case despite the gasoline...

 

County To Fix Landfill Issues

Commissioners approved budgeting roughly $90,000 to help fix problems at the county landfill after the state issued a list of violations. The funding was approved during the commissioners’ regular meeting last week. The state told the county,...

 

Board Of Education Candidates Under The Spotlight

Editor's Note: The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce held a candidate forum Thursday in the library's Rogow Room. Candidates for the Board of Education, N.C. House and Senate took part. The...

 

Planning Board Reaches Compromise On 2025 Plan – Brevard NC

The draft document of the 2025 Transylvania County Comprehensive Plan was unanimously approved Thursday by the county’s Planning Board. The document, which will guide policy and development issues in the county for the next several years, now goes...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 20, 2016

Ecusta Rail To Trails Ranked Second In Survey - Brevard, NC

The survey for the proposed 2025 Comprehensive Plan may be found on the county’s Planning and Community Development department’s website. Supporters of the Ecusta Trail have pointed to a particular survey question that, they say, shows the level...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 28, 2016

Smoky Mountain Gets Better Grades – Brevard NC

After previously raising concerns about what they viewed as a lack of accountability and transparency, Transylvania County commissioners now appear a little more satisfied with the Smoky Mountain Center. Smoky Mountain is a local management...

 

Rosman Pool Unlikely To Open In 2016 - Brevard NC

It's highly unlikely Champion Pool in Rosman will open next summer. Carleen Dixon, the county's parks and recreation director, revealed the pool's status during the Board of Commissioners' regular...

 

Effort Focuses On Workforce Levels – Brevard NC

Among the factors in attracting new business or industry to a community are the education and skill levels of the workforce. One effort locally underway is the ACT Work Ready Communities Initiative, which allows the county to “identify skill gaps...

 

Economic Impact Appears Unclear If Court Moves - Brevard NC

If courthouse functions are moved out of downtown Brevard, some worry about the possible negative economic impact it could have, but there is a lack of actual statistical evidence to back those concerns. That was one of the takeaways Monday when the...

 

Board Asked To Look At Survey's 'Contradictions' - Brevard NC

When asked in a survey, “Do you like living in Transylvania County?” more than 64 percent of respondents said they “love it” and another 25 percent said they “like it.” But in the very next question, when asked, “Is (Transylvania...

 

Court's Future Divides Public - Brevard NC

Opinions were divided Monday among those who spoke about the future of court operations in Transylvania County. During its regular meeting, the Board of Commissioners set aside time to gather public...

 

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