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 By Park Baker    News    April 23, 2015 

McDaris: After-School Program Under Threat - Brevard NC

The after-school program run by Transylvania County Schools may be discontinued if a vendor cannot be found to contract with. Superintendent Jeff McDaris told the Board of Education Monday during its regular meeting that enrollment numbers do not...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 23, 2015 

Brevard Academy Signs Property Contract-Brevard NC

Warren Alston, chairman of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors, informed the board at its meeting Monday night that a contract on the old Wood Chevrolet building and property on the Hendersonville Highway has been signe...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 23, 2015 

More Closed Session Minutes Revealed -Brevard NC

This article is the second of a two-part series detailing the minutes of 20 closed session meetings involving economic development opportunities in the county between 2008 and 2014. Transylvania County commissioners approved unsealing the minutes at...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 23, 2015 

New Committee To Oversee City of Brevard Utilities - Brevard NC

A newly formed committee was given the task Monday to review options to rehabilitate the city of Brevard’s wastewater treatment plant. During its regular meeting, Brevard City Council approved the move recommended by interim City Manager Jim...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 23, 2015 

Council Clarifies Moore's Severance Package - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council came out of closed session Monday and approved a motion to “clarify” former City Manager Joe Moore’s severance package. On March 31, the day Moore resigned, it was announced, among other things, he would receive six months...

 
 News    April 23, 2015 

Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, was Earth Day. This photograph of Looking Glass Rock taken by Times photographer Michael Rogers last week is its own tribute to our planet. On Earth Day, city of Brevard...

 
 News    April 23, 2015 

ER-EID Meeting On Neely Road Pump Station And Flow Equalization Project To Be Held April 27 – Brevard NC

All interested parties are hereby advised that the City of Brevard is seeking comments on the Engineering Report – Environmental Information Document (ER-EID) for the Neely Road Pump Station and Flow Equalization project. A public meeting will be...

 
 News    April 23, 2015 

Report Shows National Park Service's Financial Impact

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 16,710,760 visitors to national parks in North Carolina spent $1,102.6 million in the state in 2014. That spending resulted in 18,528 jobs and had...

 
 News    April 23, 2015 

Parkway Receives Funding For Repairs

The Blue Ridge Parkway is pleased to announce that $710,035 will be directed to addressing critical repairs along the 469-mile corridor. The Parkway and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation are...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 20, 2015

Commissioners Unseal Closed Session Minutes - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Commissioners unsealed the minutes of 20 closed session meetings held between 2008 and 2014 during their regular meeting last Monday. The meetings all dealt with economic development, including the potential recruitment of new...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 20, 2015

Funding For Driving Classes Set To Run Out - Brevard NC

It’s a busy time of the year for Alan Justice, transportation director for Transylvania County Schools. Justice has been to both Rosman and Brevard middle and high schools to sign up students to take summer driving classes, although, as of now, fun...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 20, 2015

Interim Manager Recommends Axing Engineer Position - Brevard NC

Jay Johnston, the city of Brevard's director of engineering and utilities, has been told his position will be recommended not to be funded in the upcoming budget. Interim City Manager Jim Fatland...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 20, 2015

Council To Decide On Manager Later – Brevard NC

Interim City Manager Jim Fatland said city council won’t tackle hiring a full-time manager to replace Joe Moore until after the upcoming budget process is over. Fatland, who has been the city’s finance director since early 2012, was scheduled to...

 
 News    April 20, 2015

Recreation-Based Business Coming To Transylvania - Brevard NC

Offroad Research Group (ORG) has announced plans to relocate to Transylvania County, according to a press release from the Transylvania Partnership for Economic Development (TPED). ORG, a small business currently located in Pembroke, Va., selected...

 
 News    April 20, 2015

College To Break Ground For New Hall - Brevard NC

At 1 p.m., Wednesday, Brevard College begins a new chapter in its history with a formal groundbreaking ceremony for its 84-bed residence hall. “With our recent record enrollment numbers, it’s the perfect time for a project like this,” said...

 
 News    April 20, 2015

Market Opens

Mike Somich of Wild Indigo Catering was at the Farmers' Market bright and early for the opening day Saturday. People at the market caught on to their new Pimento Fried Chicken Biscuit, with bacon...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 16, 2015

Possible Water Plant On Rosman Aldermen Radar - Brevard NC

Tuesday night the Rosman Board of Aldermen continued looking at the possibility of the town having its own water treatment plant. Keith Webb and Freddie Harrell of McGill Associates informed the aldermen of the several steps the town would have to ta...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 16, 2015

Commissioners Discuss Impact Of State Laws – Brevard NC

With North Carolina’s General Assembly session in full swing, Transylvania County commissioners spent part of Monday night’s regular meeting going over proposed legislation and discussing the potential impact those bills could have locally....

 
 News    April 16, 2015

Elections Director A Familiar Face – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Elections has announced the promotion of Tracie Thomas Fisher to director of elections. Fisher was appointed during the board's recent regular monthly meeting and...

 
 News    April 16, 2015

Chemical Reaction Causes Jail Evacuation – Brevard NC

Roughly 80 inmates were moved from the Transylvania County jail Tuesday evening to a containment unit outside the facility because of a chemical reaction from cleaning a clogged drain. Sheriff David Mahoney said he believes there was an attempt to...

 
 News    April 16, 2015

Volunteers Sought For Brevard Cares – Brevard NC

Brevard volunteers are invited to a community cleanup day this Saturday. This will be the fourth annual “Brevard Cares” event. Community volunteers are invited to gather to assist elderly, disabled or neighbors who otherwise need assistance in...

 
 News    April 16, 2015

County Unemployment Rate Goes Down – Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate decreased from 6.2 percent in January to 5.9 percent in February, according to preliminary figures from the state Division of Employment Security. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who...

 
 News    April 16, 2015

Cold Victory

Brevard High School head softball coach David McNeill takes the "Gatorade victor's bath" after his Lady Blue Devils beat Pisgah 9-3 for the first time in more than a decade. Lady Blue Devil...

 
 News    April 16, 2015

Play Ball!

Monday night's traditional opening ceremony of the Transylvania County Little League was cancelled due to weather, and so was the first game day on Tuesday. But the weather didn't stop the Orioles,...

 

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