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Brevard City Council Approves Annexations, Code Amendments – Brevard, NC

During a meeting last week, Brevard City Council approved two proposed voluntary contiguous annexations and six amendment proposals. The meeting was held on Monday, Feb 22, for the purpose of voting on the proposed annexations and... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
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State Lawmakers Critical Of Cooper's Bill Veto – Transylvania County, NC

State lawmakers who represent Transylvania County were critical of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper after the N.C. Senate failed Monday to override the governor’s veto of Senate Bill 37, which would have assigned in-person learning... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Time To Tackle Transylvania's Trash – Transylvania County, NC

A community effort to pick up garbage on March 13 along Wilson Road has gained momentum that began with a "concerned citizen" and joins expanded efforts to tackle Transylvania... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
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Public Transportation Options In Motion – Transylvania County, NC

In doing what was thought couldn't be done, Transylvania County planners have created a fixed-route public transit system, connecting high-demand arrival and departure points in... — Updated 2/25/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

New Nonprofit Looking To Protect Area's Waterfalls – Transylvania County, NC

With the help of local donations, the newly instituted nonprofit Waterfall Keepers of North Carolina will survey two waterfalls in Transylvania County and their "spray cliff... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
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City Council Requests Greater Vaccine Allotment – Brevard, NC

During its regular meeting Monday, Brevard City Council approved a resolution to request increased COVID-19 vaccine allotment to serve Transylvania County’s ratio of people over the age of 65. The resolution was similar to one pa... — Updated 2/17/2021

 
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ALDI To Open In The Fall, Belk Alive And Well – Brevard, NC

The long-awaited ALDI grocery store in Brevard will arrive in the fall, while the Belk in Pisgah Forest is going nowhere, despite the company’s recent filing for bankruptcy . “We are excited to confirm that we will open a new... — Updated 2/10/2021

 
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The Blind Mule: From Lake Toxaway To Brevard

The once Blind Mule Restaurant at Toxaway Station is now The Blind Mule in Brevard on 14 Gaston St. at the site of the former Twin Flame Burger Bistro. James Hargis, and his wife, Carole, are currently renovating the space to make... — Updated 2/10/2021

 
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Developer Shares Hotel Vision – Brevard, NC

It’s not just made of bricks, pipes and lumber. Tye Warren said, “a hotel is made of experiences, magic moments and unforgettable memories.” On Tuesday, Warren, the developer who plans to build a hotel on the 3-acre property... — Updated 2/10/2021

 
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Rezoning Next Step In Hotel Process – Brevard, NC

An application for rezoning is the next step after Brevard City Council approved the sale of the 3-acre property off North Broad Street for a proposed 80-room “boutique” hotel. As previously reported, the property was... — Updated 2/4/2021

 
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Deputy Chief Jordan: Policing The Same At Its Core – Brevard, NC

Whether it’s 500 square miles, or 5 miles, of jurisdiction, the mission of law enforcement remains consistent, according Tom Jordan, the newly appointed deputy chief of the... — Updated 2/3/2021

 
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City Council Approves Selling Property For Hotel – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council Monday approved the sale of its 3-acre property off North Broad Street to a developer for the purpose of building an 80-room "boutique" hotel. As previously... — Updated 1/27/2021

 
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New Chief Deputy Sworn In – Brevard, NC

Charles Thomas Jordan was sworn in as deputy chief of the Brevard Police Department during last week’s Brevard City Council meeting. Jordan comes from Montgomery County, Md., where he was captain for the Montgomery County Police... — Updated 1/25/2021

 
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Hotel Public Hearing Held – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council Tuesday held a public hearing for the consideration of selling the 3-acre property off North Broad Street to a developer for the purpose of building an 80-room... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    Features

Little Free Libraries Are Spreading The Word – Transylvania County, NC

Todd H. Bol, the creator of the "Little Free Library (LFL)," built the first library in 2009 in Hudson, Wis., inspired by the spirit of his mother, and a quote from Dr. Martin... — Updated 1/18/2021

 
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New Hotel Hearing Planned – Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard is considering selling the 3-acre property off North Broad Street to a developer for the purpose of building an 80-room hotel. The property was purchased by the city for $1,877,500, and the agreed sale price to... — Updated 1/15/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    Features

Electoral College Vote Count Recalled – Brevard, NC

With the Joint Session of Congress assembling on Wednesday of this week, Brevard local Thomas Chapman recalled his time as a U.S. Senate page when he carried the Electoral College v... — Updated 1/6/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

City Seeking Funds For Creek Work – Brevard, NC

During a special meeting, Brevard City Council approved a resolution to restore 540 linear feet of Norton Creek, located adjacent to the Silversteen Playground. The project is a part of the greater Rosenwald Revitalization, which... — Updated 12/30/2020

 
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New Home Construction Popping Up In City Neighborhoods – Brevard, NC

Frequently during City Council meetings a comment will be made that Brevard is growing. In the past few years, new home construction, or infill, seems to be regularly popping up in existing neighborhoods. Because of the... — Updated 12/28/2020

 
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Live Nativity Returns For A 53rd Year – Brevard, NC

In its 53nd year, Brevard Wesleyan Church's live nativity tableau held steadfast to form, committed to tradition amid an unpredictable Christmas season. "We felt that this is a... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
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Law Enforcement Warns About COVID-19 Scams

With the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine in several phases, reports of vaccine scam call swindles are inevitable. Transylvania County resident Susan Sunflower reported to The Transylvania Times that she received a suspicious call,... — Updated 12/21/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Christmas Lights Brighten The Season – Brevard, NC

As a child, Zack Cermak loved riding with his family during the Christmas season to look at Christmas lights. Now an adult with his own family, he wants to provide that same... — Updated 12/16/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Council Approves E-Bikes On Multi-Use Paths – Brevard, NC

Certain e-bikes are now allowed on the city of Brevard’s multi-use paths. Last week during its meeting, Brevard City Council amended an ordinance, allowing e-bikes... — Updated 12/14/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Thanksgiving Weekend Has Major Business Impact – Brevard, NC

The three shopping holidays over Thanksgiving weekend – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday – have a significant impact on carrying many local businesses through the slow winter months. An estimated 186.4... — Updated 12/9/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Lances Wrapping Up Automotive Supply Career After 31 Years – Brevard, NC

Joe and Louis Ann Lance have wrapped up a 31-year career of making their customers their friends at the family-owned Joe Lance Automotive Supply off the Rosman Highway. On Monday,... — Updated 12/2/2020

 

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