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Special Olympics Transylvania To Hold Spring Games Sat., May 19

This Saturday, May 19, Transylvania Special Olym-pics will hold its spring games at Brevard College. The “Flame of Hope” will leave the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Department at 8 a.m. and arrive at the track at Brevard College for the...

 

Thanks To Community Effort, Old Glory Flies At Davidson River Cemetery

By Michel Robertson On a beautiful spring morning under a clear blue sky, dozens of spectators gazed upward as veterans raised the American flag over the Davidson River Cemetery, accompanied by tenor...

 

For 2018 Season: Brevard Bites Food Tours Adds Restaurants

Brevard Bites Food Tours has announced the kick-off of the Brevard-based company's 2018 season and other big changes for their food enthusiasts. The food tour company offers guided culinary walking...

 

National Day Of Prayer Ceremonies Planned

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 23, 2018

City Looking To Extend Its Path

Brevard City Council has voted to approve an application for grant funds from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to help extend the multi-use path. During last week’s regular meeting, the council approved the application. The city has...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 19, 2018

Council Approves Property Rezoning

A majority of Brevard City voted to rezone property located at Rosman Highway and Nicholson Creek Road, moving the possibility of a new housing development one step closer. During its regular meeting Monday, council voted to rezone the property from...

 

For WNC Military History Museum: Community Leaders Offer Ideas For Growth

Eleven Transylvania leaders met at the WNC Military History Museum on March 20 for a luncheon roundtable to discuss growth of the museum. The mission of the museum is to honor, educate and preserve...

 

Council Awards Officers

During its regular meeting last week, Brevard City Council recognized several law enforcement officials for “lifesaving” and “valor.” Cindy Hyder was awarded the Lifesaving Award by the Brevard Police Department (BPD). Hyder was a BPD...

 

City Considering Greater Density For Residential - Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council voted 3-2 Monday on text amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), which would allow for higher densities in particular zoning districts. The amendments, according to a city staff report, address the “many...

 

Guest Column: Progress Made On The Railroad Depot Project - Brevard, NC

I am excited, and many of you are too, that the old Railroad Depot is going to be recreated and relocated on Railroad Avenue. Several weeks ago, before Christmas, Greg Frady and I visited my good friend, Tim Hall, where he shared in conversation...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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