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Seniors Stay Connected, Sing And Play Games-Brevard NC

From their balconies, patios and driveways, residents of College Walk, the retirement community in Brevard, came out to sing together on Friday in a ritual of connecting, a... — Updated 3/30/2020


Local Couple Trapped By Coronavirus-Brevard NC

For many Americans, COVID-19, or the coronavirus, has loomed in the distant periphery like the ominous cloud of Third World poverty and foreign war, but for locals Victoria and... — Updated 3/19/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Elizabeth Silversteen Celebrated – Brevard, NC

The Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) gathered at Silvermont mansion on Thursday to honor one of the founding members of the Brevard... — Updated 3/2/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Robinson: Homeless Youth Shelter Needed – Brevard, NC

With the help of softball, Brevard local Micky Robinson has been raising money to build a shelter for homeless young people ages 13 to 24 called the Isaac Homes Youth Shelter (IHYS)... — Updated 2/25/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Council Approves Historic Signage Project – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council approved a historic signage project that falls under the African American Storyline Project, a nonprofit initiative that received a $23,000 grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to erect 34 signs througho... — Updated 2/24/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

City Council To Ask HCA For Meeting – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council will request a face-to-face with HCA, the owners of Mission Health, which includes Transylvania Regional Hospital, as well as the Dogwood Health Trust (DHT). During the council’s regular meeting Monday,... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Council OKs Skate Park Funding – Brevard, NC

In moving forward with opening the temporary skate park, while building a new, concrete park, Brevard City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a $120,000 budget recommendation from staff. Of the amount, $100,000 will go to Pillar... — Updated 1/22/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Blue Zones Survey Sent Out To Brevard Residents – Brevard, NC

After two community input sessions last week at Brevard City Hall, the Blue Zones Project – Brevard (BZPB) continues its research stage of the formation of its strategic, community planning with a mail-out “Well-being Index... — Updated 1/15/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Oskar Blues Tells Stories Through Brews – Brevard, NC

Not only does beer need to taste good, it needs to tell a story, said Ryan Dunnavant, operations manager at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard. One of the brewery's beers, the imperial... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

UWTC's Demise Forcing Funding Changes – Transylvania County, NC

The imminent dissolution of United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) on Jan. 31 foretells a need for a changing model for fundraising nonprofits, while leaving a gap to fill for local 15 programs that were recipients of its... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

United Way Of Transylvania Closing Its Doors – Transylvania County, NC

The Board of Directors of United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) will dissolve the organization after it distributes its remaining funds to the 15 local programs to which it was committed. The 15 programs are connected to 53... — Updated 1/3/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Store Opposition Meets To Organize – Transylvania County, NC

Community members gathered at Duckpond Pottery off Greenville Highway on Friday to discuss their plan to prevent the proposed Dollar General from being built across the street. The proposed location is a cornfield that sits in a... — Updated 12/5/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Mary C. Jenkins Community Center Update Given – Brevard, NC

An update on the proposed construction of a new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center and Silversteen Park was recently provided by the city of Brevard to the Bethel "A" Baptist Church t... — Updated 11/5/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Skate Park Solutions Sought – Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard’s Parks, Trails and Recreation committee met last Wednesday to discuss options for opening the Tannery Skate Park and building a new, concrete park. The... — Updated 10/21/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

United Way Funding Delayed – Transylvania County, NC

The United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) will have to access a reserve fund to meet its allocation goals for local nonprofits for its 2018-2019 fiscal year. The UWTC has not met its projection of $315,000 to the nonprofit... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

City Seeking Skate Park Solution – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland said the city “missed a step” in the process insuring the Tannery Skate Park, but that it “remains optimistic” in finding a solution. As previously reported, volunteers raised $72,000 and... — Updated 10/7/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Nonprofit Partners In New Camping Option – Transylvania County, NC

A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday evening for a new group campground, Cherryfield Creek, a partnership between the nonprofit Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association (CFAIA) and... — Updated 9/26/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

State Fines Pisgah Paws – Brevard, NC

The owner of Pisgah Paws Café on North Broad Street in Brevard will appeal an $850 fine by the N.C. Department of Agriculture (NCDA) on Sept. 12 for several code violations after an inspection. The civil penalty, according to the... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

City Asked To Allow E-Bikes On Its Paved Trails – Brevard, NC

Art Odell, Sycamore Cycles’ manager, asked Brevard City Council at its Monday meeting for a text amendment to its regulations prohibiting motorized vehicles, specifically E-bikes, from operating on paved sections of the city’s... — Updated 9/18/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Anchor Baptist Continues Its 30-Year Mission – Brevard, NC

Anchor Baptist Church in Pisgah Forest continues its 30 years of disaster relief assistance for areas impacted by natural disasters, which began with Hurricane Hugo in 1989, and... — Updated 9/17/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Resident Leading Effort For More Crosswalks In Brevard – Brevard, NC

Resident Sarah Pooser is leading efforts to get more crosswalks with flashing beacons in Brevard. Currently, there are two: one at North Broad Street between Brevard College and... — Updated 9/11/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

New Pisgah Film House Opening Tonight In Downtown – Brevard, NC

The Pisgah Film House opens tonight in the former Drew Deane Gallery space at 114 W. Main St. in Brevard, where patrons can share in the collective experience of watching... — Updated 9/4/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Homeless Count Number Released – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County had 51 homeless people, according to the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count, an estimate of how many homeless people there are in a region at a particular period. The PIT count includes sheltered and unsheltered... — Updated 8/19/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Rep. Henson Resigns After Pleading Guilty To Cyberstalking – Transylvania County, NC

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson said he will resign after he was placed on supervised probation for 18 months after pleading guilty in Transylvania Criminal District Court on Tuesday to one... — Updated 7/24/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Officials Looking At Water, Sewer Violations – Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard is waiting to hear the outcome of final reports after a state agency issued violations late last year for the city’s Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) on Wilson Road and the city’s Water Treatment Plant... — Updated 7/22/2019


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