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Dog Park Taking Shape – Brevard, NC

Progress on the Brevard Dog Park continues, with the completion of the property's grading. On Thursday morning, Brevard City Councilwoman Maureen Copelof and dog park designer... — Updated 11/23/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

City's Sign Ordinance Inconsistent With Ruling – Brevard, NC

During its regular meeting Monday, the Brevard City Council discussed its sign ordinance as it relates to a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling based on a sign’s content as a reflection of free speech. The city’s current sign... — Updated 11/18/2020


Trump Wins County, Biden Wins Country – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Elections completed canvassing of votes on Friday, officially certifying the Nov. 3 general election results in the county. According to the official canvass totals provided, on Election Day 3,474... — Updated 11/16/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Six New Homes Planned In City – Brevard, NC

Six “sweat equity” homes have been green lighted to begin construction along Cashiers Valley Road as a result between a deal between the city of Brevard and the Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) in Hendersonville. On Friday,... — Updated 11/11/2020

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New Stores On The Way – Brevard, NC

New businesses are coming to The Shoppes at Brevard, located off the Asheville Highway and the strip mall constructed in 2019 and already occupied by an AT&T store and a Starbucks. A Jersey Mike’s Subs, a sub sandwich shop; a... — Updated 11/11/2020

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Another Concert Planned For The Former Glen Cannon Golf Course – Transylvania County, NC

The Asheville Music Hall (AMH) will be hosting another concert this weekend at Le Parc, off North Glenn Cannon Drive in Pisgah Forest, this Friday, Nov. 6. JJ Grey & Mofro will be playing Friday evening in what is described on... — Updated 11/5/2020


Edwards, Johnson Are Returning To Raleigh – Transylvania County, NC

With the unofficial vote count in, Republican incumbents N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards and N.C. Rep. Jake Johnson appear to be returning to the state house. Edwards has won another term... — Updated 11/4/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Glen Cannon Concert Raises Concerns – Transylvania County, NC

Concerns over a three-night concert planned at the former Glen Cannon golf course this Halloween weekend have been “elevated to the state level,” according to Transylvania County Health Director Elaine Russell. “All events... — Updated 10/27/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Work On Mary C. Jenkins Community Center Resumes – Brevard, NC

Work on a new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center and Silversteen Memorial Playground resumes after an initial hold on city projects until December. At last week’s meeting, Brevard City Council voted for city staff to move forward... — Updated 10/26/2020

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City To Pay Legal Fees – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council voted Monday to approve city funding for Public Works Director David Lutz’ legal fees. In September, Lutz, was issued a federal indictment on charges of environmental crimes related to the “handling,... — Updated 10/21/2020

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Road Named For Jack Hudson – Brevard, NC

John "Jack" Hudson has been described as a "man who gave back to the community." Though he passed away in November 2016, his memory lives on in those who loved him, and now through... — Updated 10/19/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Early Voting Begins Today – Transylvania County, NC

With early voting set to begin today, the voting machines used in the elections in Transylvania County are checked for precision and security, according to the county's director of... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Co-ed Cinema Returns After Virus Pause – Brevard, NC

Brevard's own Co-ed Cinema opened this weekend after seven months of being closed due to the pandemic. Despite a rainy weekend and the challenges of reopening under such unusual... — Updated 10/12/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Accordius Gives An Update On Virus Impact – Transylvania County, NC

Of the nine deaths related to COVID-19 in Transylvania County since the pandemic started, six have occurred at Accordius Health in Brevard. On Wednesday, Sue Robinson, administrator... — Updated 10/7/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

City Council Amends Budget, Including COVID-19 Impact – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council met last week in a special meeting to approve amendments to the 2020-2021 fiscal year $20.4 million budget. The budget, which went into effect July 1, included no property tax increase and deferred capital proj... — Updated 10/5/2020

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City Of Brevard's Dog Park Plans Taking Shape – Brevard, NC

During its recent meeting, Brevard City Council heard a special presentation on the design of the upcoming dog park off Ecusta Road at the City Sports Complex. Councilwoman Maureen... — Updated 9/29/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Council OKs Housing Development – Brevard, NC

On Monday, Brevard City Council unanimously voted to approve Option A of the proposed Tore's Home residential apartment complex that will be located along Deerlake Road, near the... — Updated 9/23/2020


State Candidates Take Questions – Transylvania County, NC

Editor's note: The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual forum for the Board of Education and the Board of Commissioners, which were recently reported on, and... — Updated 9/22/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

PARI One Of Many Targeted For A Cyber Attack – Transylvania County, NC

The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) sent a notice to its donors last week stating its third-party fundraising and donor engagement software company, Blackbaud, Inc., had been the target of a Ransomware attack, accordi... — Updated 9/21/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Public Works Director Charged – Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard’s Public Works director, David Lutz, has been issued a federal indictment on charges of environmental crimes related to the “handling, transportation and storage of hazardous waste” in May 2016. According... — Updated 9/21/2020

 By Matt McGregor    Features

Community Joins Effort To Combat Childhood Cancer – Transylvania County, NC

Barbary Ritchey knew she was destined to work with the St. Baldrick's Foundation of Transylvania County. When her 12-year-old daughter, Becky, was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic... — Updated 9/18/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

'Option B' Proposed For Apartment Complex Project – Brevard, NC

In a special meeting Sept. 3, Brevard City Council inspected the site of the proposed Tore’s Home residential apartment complex that would be located along Deerlake Road, near the Deerlake Village residential community. At the... — Updated 9/16/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

BPD Sees Advantages In Going Digital – Brevard, NC

It's a scenario that police officials say should never have to happen, but it has. In it, officers communicate their next move over the radio, whether it be to serve a warrant or... — Updated 9/9/2020

 By Matt McGregor    Features

Special Parade Provides Encouragement, Fun – Brevard, NC

Families of residents at the College Walk Retirement Community gathered on Friday morning to form a parade of encouragement and well wishes to their loved ones. "Before the summer... — Updated 8/31/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

City Council Discusses Fate Of Tannery Skate Park – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council recently voted to approve a resolution that accepted the Tannery Skate Park as complete and authorized the disbursement of the remaining unspent funds to the Community Focus Foundation Skate Park account, “Sk... — Updated 8/31/2020


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