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BRCC Announces Fall Dean's List

The following Transylvania County students listed with their program of study were named to the dean’s list at Blue Ridge Community College for the fall semester of 2017. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must be a full-time student with...

 

Pisgah Pete: 6 More Weeks Of Winter - Brevard, NC

It's official – Pisgah Pete, Brevard's own white squirrel meteorologist, has predicted six more weeks of winter. The news was a disappointment to the crowd, which included two area TV news crews,...

 

Train Depot Is Great Idea

I read the Monday, Jan. 29, opinion by Hayley Putnam, and I respect that Hayley is concerned for many good organizations. Our Mayor (Jimmy Harris) and his children all volunteer at several establishments, most recently at the Bread of Life, where...

 

Brevard Prepares To Celebrate Groundhog Day

For the fourth year in a row, Brevard’s beloved ambassador white squirrel, Pisgah Pete, will take the helm at the city’s Feb. 2, Groundhog Day festivities in an event dubbed by local residents, “White Squirrel Day.” Event organizers say the...

 

Happy Retirement

After a 43-year career with the city of Brevard, Desiree Perry is ready to take things a little easier. On Friday, the city invited the public to wish Perry, who ended her career at Town Hall as city...

 

Music On Christmas Day

I want to thank the owners and sponsors of WSQL, White Squirrel Radio, for broadcasting Christmas music on Christmas day. There were no commercials and no breaks for news. The music selected was tasteful and inspirational. On the hour, Mayor Jimmy...

 

City Seeks Public Donations For Depot - Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard is working toward building a replica train depot reminiscent of Brevard’s original, which was torn down in the early 1980s. Fortunately, according to a city press release, the building was not simply demolished and sent to the...

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (April - June)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. APRIL •Brevard was selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, a...

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (July - September)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. JULY •Sandy Blythe was sentenced to roughly six to eight years in prison after she...

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (October - December)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. OCTOBER •The Transylvania County Historical Society announced completion of an...

 

Pearl Harbor Survivor's Story Recalled At Meeting - Brevard, NC

Though Pearl Harbor survivor Craig Kirkpatrick wasn’t able to speak at the WNC Military History Museum to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, Joe Parker, the national president of the Blinded Veterans Association, and Ken Corn,...

 

Christmas Parade: Thank you from the Chamber

The staff, volunteers and Board of Directors of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce would like to sincerely thank the following individuals and organizations for their help and participation in the 46th Annual Downtown Brevard Christmas...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 7, 2017

Perry Retires After 43 Years With City - Brevard, NC

With her retirement, Desiree Perry bids a fond farewell to a 43-year career in city government. "I was hired in 1975, and I've seen a lot of changes in Brevard," said Perry, who ended her career with...

 

Support The Depot Project

Wow, let’s get the replica depot on the roll. Hats off to Mr. Hall, Dru Bridges and Jimmy Harris for realizing the great potential of bringing that beautiful historical reminder of our depot back! As a child I played at the old depot that was...

 

City Council Approves New Jenkins Center - Brevard, NC

Last week, Brevard City Council unanimously approved plans to build a new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center. In her last meeting as a council member, Ann Hollingsworth, who is being replaced by...

 

Train Depot Project Moving Ahead -Brevard NC

Brevard City Council approved plans to raise funds to rebuild the former train depot on property off Railroad Avenue through a "Buy-A-Brick" program. "I'd like to see it get erected soon," said Mayor...

 

How Will Downtown Survive?

What did Jimmy Harris have to say about moving the courthouse? Nobody is going to come all the way from Morris Road for lunch or breaks. This move will hurt the downtown economy and we will have no downtown parking lot, further hurting downtown. No...

 

Reaction Given To Court Decision

Editor’s Note: Last week, Transylvania County commissioners unanimously voted to build a new courthouse — currently estimated to cost $31.1 million — beside the law enforcement facility on Morris Road in Brevard. It’s anticipated it will take...

 

New Industrial Building Gets A Step Closer - Brevard, NC

A legal agreement was signed Tuesday that moved along the eventual construction of a roughly 60,750-square-foot light industrial building on Ecusta Road. During its regular meeting Tuesday, the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 9, 2017

Maureen Copelof, Mac Morrow Elected To Council - Brevard, NC

Maureen Copelof and incumbent Mac Morrow were elected to the Brevard City Council Tuesday for four-year terms. The two were competing with Jessica Gallagher for two open seats on the council. The...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    November 6, 2017

Municipal Elections Set For Tuesday

Municipal election day in Brevard and Rosman is Tuesday, with polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. In Brevard, Jimmy Harris faces no opposition for another four-year term as mayor. Two seats are on the ballot for city council. Three candidates —...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    November 2, 2017

Early Voting Ends This Saturday

One-stop early voting ends this Saturday for the municipal elections in Brevard and Rosman. Through Tuesday, 355 ballots had been cast. Those registered to vote in Brevard and Rosman may cast their ballots any time between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.,...

 
 By Norah Davis    News    October 26, 2017

Community Invited To Help 'Power Up'

Imagine that you are a single mom with four children. You live with your mother, who takes care of the youngsters because you work two jobs to make ends meet. Winter is coming, your oil tank is empty...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 23, 2017

New Boys & Girls Teen Center Opens - Brevard, NC

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County had a double celebration last week: the opening of a new teen center and the recognition of one of its staff members, Emily Taylor. A...

 

Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris Explains Why He's Seeking Another Term

Editor’s Note: Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris faces no opposition in November for another four-year term in office. The Transylvania Times contacted Harris to get some comments on why he is running, etc. “I have been honored everyday to serve the...

 

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