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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 Design Studios,...

 

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” survey. On Monday,...

 

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 funding. “I’m sad...

 

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 red ale G'Knight,...

 

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 agency partners that...

 

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 floodplain and is...

 

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 trustees. Brevard Ci...

 

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 committee passed a...

 

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 spent 500 hours...

 

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 agencies the UWTC...

 

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 local developer Jos...

 

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 NCDA’s report,...

 

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 greenway trails....

 

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 now, Dorian. "We've...

 

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 First United...

 

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 award-winning independent,...

 

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 homeless people...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    July 25, 2019

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 misdemeanor count...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    July 22, 2019

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 (WTP) on Cathey’s...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    July 18, 2019

Local Thread Weaved Into U.S. History – Brevard, NC

With the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's moon landing on July 20, 1969, this Saturday, Brevard local Victoria Trent recalled untangling the material that threaded her into the fabric of NASA's lunar...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    July 15, 2019

City Dog Park Getting Closer To Reality – Brevard, NC

Brevard's own long-awaited dog park is finally happening. HCA (Hospital Corporations of America) has agreed to deed land owned by HCA to the city of Brevard for the use of a 2.7-acre dog park at the...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 27, 2019

City Fire Dept. Benefit Being Axed

As the Brevard Fire Department has transitioned from a volunteer staff to paid employees, a long-time benefit will be dropped when the city’s new budget goes into effect July 1. For more than 20 years, Brevard firefighters who lived within the...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 24, 2019

Local Had Many Roles To Play In 'Games Of Thrones'

Transylvania County native Stephen Presley’s ascent to the throne wasn’t accomplished through sword fighting or dragon slaying, but through networking. “Looking back everything has worked...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 20, 2019

City Council Approves Its 2020 Budget

Brevard City Council unanimously approved a $24.3 million budget for the 2020 fiscal year Monday, including no property tax increase, a 4 percent increase in water and sewer fees and $530,000 in funding for the Railroad Depot project. Tom Whitlock,...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 20, 2019

Public Questions Brevard City Manager's Actions, Firings

During Brevard City Council’s regular meeting Monday, several people addressed City Manger Jim Fatland’s recent military uniform controversy and the subsequent firing of two part-time city fire department employees. As previously reported, the...

 

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