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 By Jeremiah Reed    News 

Advisory Board Formed To Guide Ecusta Trail

As work continues on the Ecusta Trail, the city of Brevard’s parks, trails and recreation committee officially created an advisory board to guide that process. Discussion around the committee took place at last week’s meeting.... — Updated 11/24/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Brevard Rezoning Request On Hold

A recommended proposal to rezone more than 100 acres in the area around Osborne Road and Old Hendersonville Highway was put on hold by Brevard City Council during last Monday’s meeting. The issue came before council following a... — Updated 11/22/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Brevard Manager To Retire

On a night when Mayor Jimmy Harris presided over his final meeting of the Brevard City Council, another city official announced they, too, were stepping down from public duties, as City Manager Jim Fatland revealed his plan to... — Updated 11/18/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Public Works Director Not Guilty

David Lutz, Brevard’s Public Works director, who was charged with multiple environmental crimes stemming back to 2016, was found not guilty Wednesday in Asheville federal court. The allegations against Lutz were related to the... — Updated 11/18/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Brevard's Public Works Director Found Not Guilty

David Lutz, Brevard’s Public Works director, who was charged with multiple environmental crimes stemming back to 2016, was found not guilty Wednesday in Asheville federal court. The allegations against Lutz were related to the... — Updated 11/17/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

County Faces OSHA Vaccine Mandate

In response to a new federal mandate targeting large businesses and their employees, county commissioners voted 4-1 to approve county staff move forward with preparations to comply with the guidelines, which could cost upwards of... — Updated 11/15/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Court Decision Will Not Be Made In 2021

The fate of the Transylvania County courthouse, an issue that has been debated at the county level for the past 16 years, was discussed once again by county commissioners on Monday as they worked to develop a plan to finally move... — Updated 11/10/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

District Maps Released, County In 14th

Three new political district maps passed last week by North Carolina legislators have come under criticism of gerrymandering, with one lawsuit filed on Friday and the potential for more to come. The new maps were for the U.S.... — Updated 11/8/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Maureen Copelof Wins Mayor's Race

Brevard Councilwoman Maureen Copelof will be the city’s next mayor after garnering nearly 50% of votes cast in Tuesday’s election. Copelof received 1,067 votes (46.6%) to defeat her three opponents. Dee Dee Perkins finished... — Updated 11/3/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Council Begins Tackling Housing

Housing was the focus of the Brevard City Council on Friday morning as members gathered with city officials at the library’s Rogow Room to formulate a plan to develop more affordable and workforce housing in the community.... — Updated 11/1/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Committee Plans Its Strategy For Plaza

Members of Brevard’s Downtown Master Plan Committee devised a strategy for the continued development of the Clemson Plaza site at their regular meeting recently. The first part of the discussion dealt with the removal of the... — Updated 11/1/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Brevard Beats Surry, Set To Host Tigers On Thursday

After weathering a tough storm in the opening set, the Brevard Lady Blue Devils went to work and defeated Surry Central 3-0 to advance to the third round of the 2A playoffs on... — Updated 10/27/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

City Approves Driveway Change

A recent amendment to Brevard’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) aims to allow for greater residential infill while larger infrastructure projects are on the horizon for next year. At last week’s City Council meeting,... — Updated 10/25/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Public Safety Issues At City Facilities Discussed

Members of the city’s Parks, Trails and Recreation Committee discussed ways to enhance safety at public facilities and received an update on the Ecusta Trail project during their regular meeting last week. Phil Harris, former... — Updated 10/25/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Bearcats Roll Past Blue Devils To Win Conference Title

The high-octane attack of the Hendersonville Bearcats was too much for the Brevard Blue Devils on Friday as the visitors racked up more than 500 yards of offense and cruised to a... — Updated 10/25/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

RHS Volleyball Beats Hayesville In 1A State Playoffs

In a matchup of former conference foes, the Rosman Lady Tigers defeated Hayesville 3-0 on Saturday afternoon to score a first-round victory in the 1A state playoffs. It was the... — Updated 10/25/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Boys & Girls Club Looking At Expansion Plans

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County received unanimous approval for conditional rezoning, as well as the go-ahead for a major expansion project during Monday... — Updated 10/21/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

City Council Agrees Sign Should Come Down

At the recommendation of the city’s Downtown Master Plan Committee, members of the Brevard city council unanimously voted to remove the recently-installed “Clemson Plaza” sign that sits high atop the Co-Ed Cinema building.... — Updated 10/20/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Committee: Plaza Sign Should Come Down

While landscaping work continues at the Clemson Plaza location, the site's most dominating feature –– a large sign adorning the top of the Co-Ed Cinema building facing Caldwell... — Updated 10/19/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

New Leadership Taking Over Brevard Police

After 11 years the city of Brevard will welcome a new police chief, as Tom Jordan takes over the reins of the Brevard Police Department (BPD) and former chief Phil Harris... — Updated 10/18/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Tigers Fight Hard, Fall To Wildcats 32-2 On Road

It was another case of the final score not matching the play on the field Friday night as the Rosman Tigers lost 32-2 on the road to Draughn in a Western Highlands Conference... — Updated 10/18/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Recovery From Tropical Storm Continues

Nearly two months after Tropical Storm Fred wreaked havoc on western North Carolina – flooding homes, washing away roads and shutting down portions of Transylvania County – officials say relief efforts are ongoing, with local r... — Updated 10/12/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Rosman Tigers Fall Friday To Owen Warhorses

For the second time in two weeks, the Rosman Tigers hit the road looking for their first win of the season against Owen High School Friday night. Unfortunately, the Warhorses hit... — Updated 10/11/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Some Political Signs Run Into Trouble

Election Day for the municipal elections in Brevard and Rosman is less than a month away and, in case you forgot, the abundance of political signs in the area serve as a constant reminder that campaign season is in full swing.... — Updated 10/6/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Times Newspaper Moves From Long-Time Home

It was a changing of the guard last week, as The Transylvania Times officially relocated its main office from Broad Street to Water Oak Suites on East Main Street. The Transylvania... — Updated 10/4/2021

 

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