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 By Derek McKissock    News    December 18, 2014 

City Council Moving Toward Backing Ecusta Trail – Brevard NC

Brevard City Council moved closer to formally supporting the proposed Ecusta Trail Monday. During its regular meeting, Councilman Charlie Landreth asked council to consider including a resolution supporting the Ecusta Trail on the January meeting age...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    December 11, 2014

Planner: Density A Better Deal For Cities - Brevard NC

The more dense development found in downtown Brevard is a better property tax revenue generator for the city than a large spread-out development, such as the Forest Gate Shopping Center. That was one of the conclusions by Joe Minicozzi, a planner...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    December 8, 2014

City Sign Unveiling Milestone - Brevard NC

The unveiling of a wayfinding sign during a ceremony Friday in the city of Brevard marked the end of the latest phase of a project several years in the making. Officials and members of the public...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    November 20, 2014

Brevard City Council Approves Human Relations Committee - Brevard NC

The Brevard City Council Monday approved the committee that will look at whether a new Human Relations Council (HRC) should be established in the city. During its regular meeting, council appointed Darlene O’Dell, Mariana Vazquez and Lynne Joyce....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    November 13, 2014

Council Considers Changes To City Development Rules - Brevard NC

Partly motivated by Brevard Place, the proposed Asheville Highway development on the former Rodeway Inn site, Brevard City Council is considering implementing several changes to its Planned Development District (PDD) process. During a recent special...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    November 10, 2014

Council Plans For Brevard's Future - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: The city of Brevard is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan, a document that outlines historical development, analyzes local population trends, and determines guidelines for managing and guiding future growth and develop...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    October 27, 2014

Long-Time Brevard Employee Retiring - Brevard NC

Jeanette Owen, who has worked for the city of Brevard for 44 years, is retiring. During last week’s council meeting, Mayor Jimmy Harris read a proclamation naming Oct. 30 as Jeanette Owen Day. The public is invited to attend a reception horning...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    October 23, 2014

City Eyes Changes In Railroad Avenue - Brevard NC

The creation of a municipal service district (MSD) tax to pay for improvements in the Railroad Avenue area of Brevard was rejected Monday by City Council. During its regular meeting, council voted...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    October 9, 2014

City, State Reach Wastewater Agreement – Brevard NC

Brevard City Council Monday approved entering an agreement with the state to fix the discharge problems at the wastewater treatment plant. Since April 2013, the city has violated its discharge permit with the N.C. Department of Environment and...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    October 6, 2014

Hospital Positions Cut In Budget – Brevard

Nine positions at Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) were among the 130 caregiver positions cut in Mission Health’s 2015 fiscal year budget. Of the nine, seven are support/administrative employees and two are clinical staff members, according to...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    September 29, 2014

City, Oskar Blues Reach Wastewater Agreement - Brevard NC

The city of Brevard and Oskar Blues have reached a “resolution” addressing ongoing wastewater discharge from the brewery. Mayor Jimmy Harris said the city granted a permit Thursday to Oskar Blues outlining a plan for compliance and...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    September 29, 2014

Parking Deck Option To Be Explored - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council has backed exploring ways to increase public parking in downtown, including possibly building a parking deck. Council gave staff several suggestions during its recent regular meeting after hearing the preliminary findings of a re...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    September 22, 2014

City Council Backs Water Conference - Brevard NC

The city of Brevard last week announced it would sponsor the upcoming conference entitled “Whose Water is it Anyway?” During its regular monthly meeting, Brevard City Council agreed to provide $1,500 toward the Nov. 15 conference being organized...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    September 18, 2014

Bojangles OK'd, But City Pulls Back On Overall Plan - Brevard NC

The developers of the former Rodeway Inn site — now called Brevard Place — were given the go-ahead Monday to build a new Bojangles restaurant but were told more work is needed on the plans for the rest of the site. Monday’s approval was a...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    September 15, 2014

EDAB Asks To Be Scrapped - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will be asked to scrap its Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB). The recommendation comes from the EDAB itself. With the formation of the new Economic Development Organization (EDO), EDAB members...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    September 8, 2014

Brevard Place Development Still Not Official - Brevard NC

The developers of the former Rodeway Inn site — now called Brevard Place — will have to wait until Sept. 15 at the earliest before the building of a Bojangles restaurant can get underway. During a special meeting Thursday, Brevard City Council...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 25, 2014

City Council To Decide On Brevard Place - Brevard NC

Despite some reservations, the Brevard Planning Board last week unanimously approved the preliminary master plan for the former Rodeway Inn site on the Asheville Highway and nearby properties. The...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 21, 2014

City Hoping To Create New 25-Acre Park - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council approved real estate contracts Monday that could eventually see the creation of a 25-acre park in the Rosenwald community. The contracts, which could be finalized in mid-October after the city conducts its due diligence, call...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 21, 2014

Genie Products Sold, But It's Business As Usual - Brevard NC

Genie Products on the Old Rosman Highway has been bought by Praxair Surface Technologies, a leading global provider of engineered protective coatings and thermal spray equipment and consumables. “It’s business as usual at Genie Products, where th...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 18, 2014

Caldwell Street Widening Project Delayed- Brevard NC

The South Caldwell street widening project in Brevard has been delayed until next summer at the earliest, impacting other proposed projects in the city. The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) had initially planned to begin constructing two...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 11, 2014

Yard Complaints Can Take Time To Resolve - Brevard NC

When a complaint is made about a messy yard or empty lot with tall grass or trash within Brevard city limits, it can take time before it’s resolved. Similar to a criminal investigation, city officials must go through a “due process,” a...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 4, 2014

Sewer Plant Fined - Brevard NC

Jay Johnston believes Brevard’s wastewater plant is a “more pressing need” than a new water plant at this time. The city’s engineer said Oskar Blues brewery’s introduction to the system has accelerated that need. In June, the N.C....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 14, 2014

Board: More Information Needed - Brevard NC

The Brevard Planning Board wants more specific information before deciding whether to recommend approval of a preliminary master plan for the former Rodeway Inn site and nearby properties, and the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 7, 2014

Tea Party Symposium Focuses On Economic Development Efforts - Brevard NC

One of the challenges for the new Economic Development Organization (EDO) is to develop a sense of “trust” between county natives and newcomers and realize they have a “common goal” — Transylvania County’s “success and happiness.”...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 3, 2014

Partnership Agrees To EDO Takeover - Brevard NC

The Transylvania Partnership, Inc., the private economic development group, has effectively agreed for its financial assets and nonprofit status to be taken over by the county’s new Economic Development Organization (EDO). On Monday, the...

 

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