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 News    March 30, 2015 

Joe Moore Resigns As City Manager -Brevard NC

Joe Moore resigned this morning as Brevard city manager. After a closed session to discuss a personnel matter, City Council accepted Moore's resignation, effective today, according to City Attorney...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 30, 2015 

Restoring A 'Mighty Giant' Focus Of CMLC Presentation - Brevard NC

With average heights reaching more than 80 feet and trunk diameters measuring as much as 12 feet, American chestnut trees once dominated the forests of the eastern United States, ranging from Alabama to Maine and earning the species the moniker of...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 30, 2015 

State Official Visits Brevard To Support 'Historic' Tax Credits - Brevard NC

On an "awareness tour" promoting the need to reinstate the historic preservation tax credit, N.C. Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz stopped in Brevard last Thursday to highlight what she said...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 30, 2015 

More Headwaters State Forest Land To Be Bought - Brevard NC

The Duke Energy Water Resources Fund has donated $100,000 to the N.C. Conservation Fund to purchase more land for inclusion in the Headwaters State Forest. Roughly 4,200 acres of land have been purchased so far from former Congressman Charles...

 
 News    March 30, 2015 

Ask Us Questions Answered-Brevard Nc

Does the city of Brevard have any holdings in fossil fuel companies in its portfolio? No, by statute, local governments cannot invest in stocks, according to the city. Are there plans to pave Country Club Road in Brevard? The road is maintained by...

 
 News    March 30, 2015 

Law & Order

During the March 5 Superior Court term in Transylvania County the following cases were handled: Nicholas McDevitt was sentenced to 48 months for possessing chemicals used to make methamphetamine. Avery Hamlin was sentenced to 29 months for failure...

 
 News    March 30, 2015 

Easter Egg Extravaganza

More than 8,500 eggs, loaded by 15 volunteers over a three-week period, marked the 18th annual VFW Ladies' Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt Sunday. Special eggs contained tickets to be traded for stuffed...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 26, 2015

Courthouse Offices Moved After Concrete Falls - Brevard NC

An engineering inspection was completed Tuesday at the Transylvania County Courthouse after a piece of concrete recently fell from a ceiling, eventually closing three offices. On March 3, the roughly...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 26, 2015

ALE: Fatal Shooting Victim Likely Faced A Misdemeanor - Brevard NC

Lester Randolph Brown, who was shot and killed by law enforcement in his Penrose home on March 9, would have most likely faced a misdemeanor charge for allegedly illegally manufacturing alcohol. Brown, who served time in prison in the 1990s for...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 26, 2015

Commissioners OK Updated Economic Incentive Policy - Brevard NC

With economic development and incentive packages for prospective businesses becoming more and more at the forefront of officials’ minds, Transylvania County commissioners approved an updated version of the county’s incentive policy during Monday...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 26, 2015

County To Look At Funding Policies - Brevard NC

Two minor funding items before county commissioners Monday night highlighted the need for a county policy to address funding requests that come outside the budget cycle. Despite being small dollar amounts individually, they could amount to several...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 26, 2015

Signs Dominate City Planning Board Meeting - Brevard NC

Signs along the Asheville Highway corridor dominated most of last week's Brevard Planning Board meeting. Blue Ridge Community College wants to have a bigger sign on its campus bordering the highway,...

 
 News    March 26, 2015

No Rest For The Weary (or Hungry)

This ewe on Sugar Loaf road tries to take a few minutes to enjoy a meal, but her newborn lamb lets her know it's time to move on, and the two head off in search of greener pastures. (Times photos by...

 
 News    March 23, 2015

Three Courthouse Offices Closed After Engineering Recommendation

A recent incident where concrete fell from a ceiling at the Transylvania County courthouse has led to the closing of at least three offices following a recommendation by a local engineer. John Dean,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 23, 2015

Electric Vehicle Owners Want Charging Stations - Brevard NC

In the tri-county area of Buncombe, Henderson and Transylvania counties, only Transylvania does not have a public place or work place where drivers can recharge their electric vehicles (EVs). About a dozen people were on hand Thursday afternoon in...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 23, 2015

Public Gives Input on Parks Projects - Brevard NC

Two local playgrounds are just a few months away from getting facelifts and last Tuesday members of the public got their first chance to offer feedback on the different equipment and layout proposals. The input session, held at the county recreation...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 23, 2015

Platon Highlights Military, Celebrities - Brevard NC

(Editor’s Note: This is the second and final article about a recent presentation made by internationally renowned photographer Platon at Brevard College. Photos discussed may be viewed at platon.com.) Platon spent a year with the military both...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 23, 2015

Planning Board Debates Survey - Brevard NC

The midnight oil was burning last Thursday as the Transylvania County Planning Board worked long into the night preparing for two meetings in April that will serve as the first steps toward developing the county’s 2025 Comprehensive Plan. Board...

 
 News    March 23, 2015

County's Jobless Rate Increased In January - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate increased from 5.4 percent in December to 6.2 percent in January, according to preliminary figures from the state Division of Employment Security. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who...

 
 News    March 23, 2015

Ask Us Answered-Brevard NC

Why doesn’t the city of Brevard allocate more funds to fixing the roads, rather than beautification projects to attract tourists? City Manager Joe Moore provided the following response: The allocation of funds toward one area or another is a...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 23, 2015

School Board Reviews Board Policy Manual -Brevard NC

At its Feb. 23 meeting, the Transylvania Board of Education reviewed options for converting the existing board policy manual to a new policy manual based on and aligned with the North Carolina School Board Association (NCSBA) Policies to Lead the...

 
 News    March 23, 2015

Graveyard Fields Closed To Overnight Camping - Brevard NC

The U.S. Forest Service is temporarily closing the Graveyard Fields Area to overnight camping. This closure, issued in consultation with the N.C. Wildlife Commission, has been implemented due to human safety concerns after a bear entered a tent and...

 
 News    March 23, 2015

Signs Of Spring

Friday was the first official day of spring, but in the past couple of weeks people have already being getting out and about, visiting Transylvania County's many natural attractions. At DuPont State...

 
 News    March 19, 2015

Overnight Camping Closed At Graveyard Fields Due To Bears-Brevard NC

The U.S. Forest Service is temporarily closing the Graveyard Fields Area to overnight camping. This closure, issued in consultation with the N.C. Wildlife Commission, has been implemented due to human...

 
 News    March 19, 2015

Transylvania's Jobless Rate Increases In January-Brevard NC

Transylvania County's jobless rate increased from 5.4 percent in December to 6.2 percent in January, according to preliminary figures from the state Division of Employment Security. The local jobless...

 

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