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Developers Pledge To Move Forward - Brevard NC

Developers of the proposed biomass project in Penrose said the 12-month moratorium enacted by Transylvania commissioners Monday night would not stop them from moving forward.... — Updated 7/24/2013

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Task Force Formed - Brevard NC

Transylvania commissioners voted 4-1 Monday to approve appointing seven individuals to an independent economic development task force. Jeannette Goldsmith recommended the formation of the task force in her February report on... — Updated 7/24/2013

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Ceremony To Mark Korean War - Brevard NC

Local Korean War veteran Roy Bird hopes a special program commemorating the end of the conflict will bring together many of the veterans who fought in the three-year war. The... — Updated 7/22/2013

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Judge Doesn't Rule On Warrant - Brevard NC

A N.C. Court of Appeals judge neither confirmed nor denied a lower court’s ruling on the constitutionality of whether Brevard police officers were within their rights when they arrested Michael Kitchen in May 2011. The Court of... — Updated 7/22/2013

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County Denies Letter's Claim – Brevard NC

As county commissioners prepare to vote tonight on whether to move forward with a 12-month moratorium on a proposed biomass project in Penrose that would generate electricity using municipal solid waste, County Manager Artie... — Updated 7/22/2013

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Biomass Developers Critical Of Group In Letter - Brevard NC

In a Wednesday afternoon letter, Peter Byrne, one of the developers of a proposed bio-mass project in Penrose, called on Transylvania County commissioners to consider the “true basic facts” ahead of a Monday night vote on... — Updated 7/18/2013

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Falls Landing Celebrates 20th Anniversary – Brevard NC

In 1992, Mike Young, owner of Falls Landing in Brevard, was living what many would consider the dream life. He owned Shipwreck Landing, a restaurant and bar on St. John Island in th... — Updated 7/17/2013

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Indoor Soccer Kicks Off In Brevard - Brevard NC

Indoor soccer kicked off with a full day of action Saturday at the Transylvania Ultimate Recreation Facility (TURF). The revamped indoor facility that formerly housed a skate park... — Updated 7/15/2013

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Divided Opinion On Food Trucks - Brevard NC

The pros and cons of allowing food trucks to operate in Brevard were a topic of debate among around 20 citizens and local business owners Thursday morning at city hall. Some believe food trucks in Brevard would benefit the local... — Updated 7/15/2013

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Commissioners Hear Report On Transportation, Water And Land Use - Brevard NC

After nearly 10 months of work, the Transylvania County Planning Board presented its report to commissioners Monday night on three key areas: transportation, a water and sewer analysis, and a land inventory study. Scott McCall,... — Updated 7/10/2013

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Differing Views Heard At Moratorium Hearing – Brevard NC

Competing views were heard Monday during a public hearing on a proposed one-year moratorium dealing with the Penrose biomass facility project. A standing-room only crowd gathered at the courthouse for the hearing held by county... — Updated 7/10/2013

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Cuts Made To Jobless Benefits - Brevard NC

A recent decision by state legislators to significantly reduce unemployment benefits across the board and cut off benefits to those who remain out of work for more than six months will likely have a detrimental impact on many... — Updated 7/8/2013


DuPont Forest Unveils Its New Bridge, Visitor Center - Brevard NC

Around 200 people gathered Monday at DuPont State Recreational Forest to witness the culmination of many years of work during the official unveiling of both a new pedestrian bridge... — Updated 7/3/2013

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Pearsal Helps Veterans Through An Often Long Process - Brevard NC

Frank Pearsall, a former master sargeant in the U.S. Marine Corps who served for 20 years, said up until he began working with other veterans through the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA), he thought getting through a... — Updated 7/1/2013

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Thirteen Apply For Economic Task Force - Brevard NC

A total of 13 people submitted their resumes as part of the application process for a position on the Economic Development Task Force, a seven-person board that will be tasked with helping to shape the economic future of... — Updated 7/1/2013

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DuPont Bridge Moving Into Place - Brevard NC

In recent years, the number of cars parked along Staton Road near Hooker Falls has grown with the increase in popularity of DuPont State Recreational Forest despite the “no... — Updated 6/24/2013

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City Approves 'Substantial' Budget Changes – Brevard NC

Mayor Jimmy Harris cast a tie-breaking vote during Monday night’s Brevard City Council meeting in favor of implementing a budget amendment that City Manager Joe Moore described as a significant, “last minute” change to his... — Updated 6/21/2013

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Cause Of Mobile Home Fire Is Unclear – Little River NC

The cause of a fire that gutted a mobile home Thursday evening in the Little River community remains under investigation, according to Fire Marshall Gerald Grose. Grose said the owner of the residence on Cox Road was injured when... — Updated 6/17/2013

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Wet Weather Should Continue To Impact Area – Brevard NC

National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists anticipate the wet weather that has produced record rainfall in recent months will continue. NWS Meteorologist Bryan McAvoy said showers and thunderstorms would continue to be part of... — Updated 6/17/2013

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Kitchen Case Heads To N.C. Court Of Appeals – Brevard NC

A petition of writ assertiari, a filing asking the appellate court to permit review of a trial court order that is not otherwise immediately appealable, usually because the time for appeal has passed or has not yet arrived, has be... — Updated 6/17/2013

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Board Approves Revised Budget - Brevard NC

In a 4-1 vote Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted to move ahead with a revised budget presented by County Manager Artie Wilson and county staff. The budget includes a 4.2-cent tax increase, which would... — Updated 6/12/2013

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Commissioners Moving Closer To Moratorium - Brevard NC

After researching the feasibility of enacting a moratorium on a proposed biomass and municipal solid waste facility in Penrose, County Manager Artie Wilson said Monday staff is ready to move forward with a plan of action. Wilson... — Updated 6/12/2013

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Judge Hears Pleas - Brevard NC

In a holiday-shortened session of Superior Court held May 28 through May 30, Judge Alan Thornburg presided over numerous plea agreements, including: • Charles McCarter Whitmire entered a guilty plea to charges stemming from the 2... — Updated 6/10/2013

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Father Faces Incest Charges - Brevard NC

Jason Wesley Kitchen made his first appearance in District Court Thursday on 24 felony charges stemming from an alleged sexual relationship with his daughter. The 34-year-old Balsam Grove resident is facing the possibility of life... — Updated 6/10/2013

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Jack Eubanks Auction House Bids Goodbye – Brevard NC

On June 1, after 17 years and 135 auctions, Jack Eubanks’ Auction House, a large auction house across from the Transylania County Library, played host to its last auction.... — Updated 6/10/2013


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