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 By Derek McKissock    News    April 24, 2014 

Human Relation Council's Future Unclear - Brevard NC

During its regular meeting Monday, Brevard City Council voted 4-1 to remove its involvement in the Human Relations Council (HRC) and turn oversight, including appointments, over to the county. Since that vote, however, the council has announced it...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 24, 2014 

Public Hearing For Sewer Ordinance Gets Set - Brevard NC

A public hearing is scheduled for May 19 to, among other things, consider a draft sewer use ordinance, a necessary step as part of implementing a sewer pretreatment program within the city of Brevard. City Council approved the hearing during its...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 10, 2014

City, Brewery Work To Solve Plant Problems - Brevard NC

At the city of Brevard Wastewater Treatment Plant, biological microbes, rather than a mechanical process, are crucial in keeping the system working. But for more than a year that biological process has been frequently overwhelmed, leading to the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 7, 2014

Rick Wood Rallies Local Democrats - Brevard NC

As a former educator, Rick Wood said he's been "particularly upset" by the current state budget and its impact on public schools. Wood, the Democratic Party candidate running for the N.C. Senate...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 3, 2014

Sewer Issues Require Significant Investment - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s significant rainfall is one reason it’s the “Land of the Waterfalls” and, in turn, an attraction to visitors. That rainfall, however, causes problems — expensive ones. During heavy rains, the large volumes of water...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 24, 2014

Council Approves Recommended Transportation Plans - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council has approved a resolution backing several local projects to be included in statewide transportation improvements. Six of the nine projects (see below) have been identified by the city and the county in the past. Council approved...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 20, 2014

City Council Approves Teacher Housing Plan - Brevard NC

The proposed 36-unit teacher housing development off Gillespie Circle and Country Club Road took a significant step forward Monday as Brevard City Council approved the preliminary master plan. The decision comes after council tabled approval in...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 17, 2014

Economic Task Force's Work Coming To An End-Brevard NC

After 25 meetings and eights months of work, the Transylvania County Independent Economic Development Task Force will make its final recommendations Wednesday. In January, the Task Force recommended the county should create a new economic...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 17, 2014

City Council Approves Teacher Housing Project -Brevard NC, March 18,2014

The proposed project to build 36 housing units for teachers and others on property near Brevard High School overcame one obstacle Monday night with approval by Brevard City Council of a preliminary master plan. More about the housing project and...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 6, 2014

Gayle Webster Puts Her Name To Injunction Effort

Gayle Webster said she was the first-long-term tenant in the Rodeway Inn and has called it home for the past four years. On Monday, Pisgah Legal Services filed a temporary injunction in Webster’s name to halt the water or power being turned off...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 3, 2014

Water Plant's Intake Pipe Location Will Be Clearer Next Year - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Brevard City Council recently held its annual retreat. The following is the sixth story on some of the decisions made and discussions had during the retreat, which was held at Brevard College. One of the recurring questions Brevard c...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 27, 2014

Solar Energy Booming In North Carolina - Brevard NC

Richard Banker estimates that if solar energy panels were placed on the roof of Rosman High School, they could power the whole community. Banker also estimates that if solar panels were placed at the Transylvania Community Airport in Penrose,...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 20, 2014

City Using Donation For Caldwell Improvements - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council has assigned the funds from a gift to make improvements along a portion of Caldwell Street. During its regular meeting Monday, council approved a budget ordinance to spend some of the $370,000 donated to the city by Frank and Don...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 17, 2014

Council: Explore Bond For Sidewalks – Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Brevard City Council recently held its annual retreat. The following is the fifth story on some of the decisions made and discussions had during the retreat, which was held at Brevard College. Brevard City Council wants staff to...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 13, 2014

Council: Impact Fees Need To Go Up -Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Brevard City Council recently held its annual retreat. The following is the fourth story on some of the decisions made and discussions had during the retreat, which was held at Brevard College. Impact fees for the water and sewer sys...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 10, 2014

Council: Tax District Proposal Requires Input-Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Brevard City Council recently held its annual retreat. The following is the third of several stories on some of the decisions made and discussions had during the retreat, which was held at Brevard College. Before even considering...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 6, 2014

Early Look At Broad Street Improvements - Brevard NC

Editor's Note: Last Thursday and Friday, Brevard City Council held its annual retreat. The following is the second of several stories on some of the decisions made and discussions had during the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 6, 2014

Candidate Filing For Primaries Begins Monday - Brevard NC

Filing for this year’s primary elections begins on Monday. The filing period begins at noon on Monday and will end at noon on Feb. 28. The following contests will be on the ballot during the primary elections, which will be held Tuesday, May 6....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 6, 2014

Council: District Proposal Requires Input - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Brevard City Council recently held its annual retreat. The following is the third of several stories on some of the decisions made and discussions had during the retreat, which was held at Brevard College. Before even considering...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 3, 2014

Council To Explore Tax Options To Fund City Projects - Brevard NC

Editor's Note: Last Thursday and Friday, Brevard City Council held its annual retreat. The following is the first of several stories on some of the decisions made and discussions had during the retreat, which was held at Brevard College. Instead of...

 
 By Derek McKissock    Features    February 3, 2014

Lumberyard Follows Community's Lead – Brevard NC

After creating a calendar of all the events in the past year or more at the Brevard Lumberyard, Josh Leder noticed those events were helping define a vision for the site. "It's a gathering spot and a...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    January 30, 2014

HOB Director Settling In To New Job - Brevard NC

On the wall in Heath Seymour’s office is a large overhead photograph of the 16 blocks that make up the Heart of Brevard (HOB). In October, those 16 blocks became one of Seymour’s main focuses after he began his job as the HOB’s executive...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    January 27, 2014

State Official Offers Advice - Brevard NC

There is no “one way” to organize economic development efforts in a community, said Pat Mitchell, the assistant secretary for rural economic development with the N.C. Department of Commerce. But Mitchell contends there are some things that need...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    January 23, 2014

Republican Senate Candidate Visits Transylvania – Brevard NC

The Rev. Mark Harris said the concerns of people that he heard in his first preaching job 25 years ago are the same ones he hears today at First Baptist Church in Charlotte, where he preaches, but with "one important difference." "The intensity...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    January 20, 2014

Chamber Gala Produces 'Surprises' - Brevard NC

Libby Freeman believed she knew all the secrets Saturday night. Prior to the Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting and gala Saturday at Brevard College's Porter Center, Freeman, the chamber's...

 

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