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 By Jeremiah Reed    News 

Mayoral Candidates Face Off For First Time

Affordable housing and the city of Brevard's relationship with the Rosenwald community were two topics touched on Tuesday night as four candidates for mayor discussed the issues... — Updated 9/15/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

School Celebrates Milestone

Davidson River School (DRS) celebrated a milestone Friday, as DRS officially received certification as a Trauma -Skilled School. Developed by the National Dropout Prevention Center... — Updated 9/13/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Humane Society Closing Its Doors

After 30 years, the Transylvania County Humane Society Thrift Shop, located on East Main Street in Brevard, will close in the coming weeks, as financial shortfalls and a lack of volunteers have forced the operation to shut its... — Updated 9/10/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Mountain Song Festival Returns This Weekend

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brevard Music Center will once again host the annual Mountain Song Festival, with Mavis Staples and Steep Canyon Rangers... — Updated 9/8/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Chestnut Square Changes Ongoing

Construction continues at the Chestnut Square Shopping Center of the Asheville Highway in Brevard as Advance Auto Parts plans to move into the development. According to the Brevard Planning Department, the auto parts store will be... — Updated 9/8/2021


Cooper Surveys Transylvania Flood Damage

Gov. Roy Cooper was in Transylvania County Friday and visited areas in Rosman and Pisgah Forest that were damaged the week of Aug. 16 from flooding from Tropical Storm Fred. In... — Updated 9/6/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Stroupe II Sentenced To Life In Prison

A four-year saga came to an end in Henderson County Superior Court on Tuesday, as Phillip Michael Stroupe II was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to the kidnapping and murder of Th... — Updated 9/1/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Last-Minute Score Lifts Blue Devils Over Black Knights

The Brevard Blue Devils welcomed back fall football in a big way on Friday night, scoring the game-winning touchdown with under a minute to play to defeat the Robbinsville Black... — Updated 8/30/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    COVID-19

Slowing Virus's Spread Discussed

As numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to climb, members of the Brevard Downtown Master Plan Committee discussed possible action plans to slow the spread of the virus at their regularly scheduled meeting last week.... — Updated 8/25/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Town Of Rosman In Recovery Mode

With Tropical Storm Fred dropping a deluge of rainfall early last week, the town of Rosman was hit particularly hard, with some residents spending days cleaning out their houses and... — Updated 8/23/2021


City Council Forms Task Force To Look At Short-Term Rentals

Short-term rentals (STRs) were the main topic of discussion at Monday night’s regular meeting of the Brevard City Council, as council members unanimously approved assembling a task force to explore the issue in greater detail,... — Updated 8/18/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

BOA Dismisses Subdivision Appeal

A special-called meeting of the Brevard Board of Adjustment (BOA) came to an anti-climatic conclusion on Tuesday afternoon as board members unanimously dismissed an appeal related to a subdivision lot currently under construction... — Updated 8/14/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Committee Discusses Ways To Improve Downtown

Improvements to downtown streetscapes, as well as a discussion around sidewalk ordinances, were part of the Brevard Downtown Master Plan Committee’s regular meeting last Thursday morning. In relation to recurring maintenance in... — Updated 8/11/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Blue Smoke Needs New Name

If a rose, by any other name, smells just as sweet, then barbecue, by any other name, would taste just as delicious. The name in question is Blue Smoke BBQ, one of the more popular restaurants in town, with a drive-thru location... — Updated 8/10/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Some Renters Face Worrying Times

The convergence of an end to a moratorium on evictions and the lack of available, affordable housing could put many Transylvania County residents in dire straits in the coming months. Effective Aug. 1, the initial federal... — Updated 8/4/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

DOT Gives Project Updates

Construction to build a roundabout on the Asheville Highway as part of the Davidson Connector Road project is ongoing while other road projects have been put on the back burner, according to N.C. Department of Trans-portation... — Updated 7/28/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

U.S. Senate Candidate Makes Sunday Visit To County

At a town hall gathering Sunday, a group of roughly 50 people came to meet and listen to Jeff Jackson, a Democratic nominee running for the North Carolina U.S. Senate seat... — Updated 7/26/2021


Dedication Ceremony Held For Depot Park

Nearly a year after its completion, local residents and city officials gathered to hold an official dedication ceremony for the Depot Railroad Avenue Park. Located less than... — Updated 7/19/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

School Bond Construction Project Costs Skyrocket

The financial realities of the $68 million dollar school bond construction project hit home Tuesday night at a special session meeting of the Transylvania County Board of Education. Board members didn’t get the news they hoped... — Updated 7/14/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Tournament Highlights Partnership

A recent basketball tournament that attracted dozens of players and fans helped highlight the ongoing revitalization and collaborative efforts between the city of Brevard and the... — Updated 7/12/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Black Knights Shutout Lady Tigers 13-0 In SMC Contest

The Robbinsville Black Knights came to Rosman on Tuesday and showed why have been the team to beat in the Smoky Mountain Conference this year. The Black Knights scored in every... — Updated 4/21/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Lady Blue Devils Drop Mountain Six Match To Pisgah

The Bears scored four goals in the first half, adding three more in the second, for the 7-0 win.... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Bears Dominate Blue Devils 38-0, Secure Playoff Spot

From start to finish, the Pisgah Bears had their way with the Brevard Blue Devils on Friday night. Pisgah scored on five straight first half possessions to take a commanding 31-0... — Updated 4/12/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Brevard Racks Up 13 Hits In Rout Over Hendersonville

After a slow start, offensively, to the season for the Brevard Lady Blue Devils, the bats came alive on Tuesday as the home side racked up 13 hits to bury the Hendersonville Bearcat... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Blue Devils, Panthers Collide In Pivotal Conference Game

The road to a Mountain Six Conference football champion is set to run right through Brevard Memorial Stadium over the next two weeks. After picking up a road victory over Smoky Mountain last week, and, with Hendersonville pulling... — Updated 4/1/2021


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