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 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...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 17, 2019

County Superior Court Comes To An End

In Transylvania County Superior Court last week, a jury found Aderian Rogers guilty of one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Rogers was sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation, with a suspended sentence of 18 months. As...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    May 30, 2019

City To Collect Its Own Taxes

After nearly 70 years of the county collecting property tax revenues within Brevard, the city plans to take over the responsibility. During its recent meeting, the Brevard City Council approved a recommendation from the city’s Finance Committee to...

 

Meditation Group Aims To Hit The Right Notes

Native North Carolinian author Tom Robbins writes in his book “Jitterbug Perfume” that human beings are essentially frequencies vibrating to the beat of our subatomic particles that comprise each...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    May 27, 2019

Library Director Yount Turning The Page

From card catalogue to Internet, Anna Yount, who is shelving the book on her time as the Transylvania County Library director on May 31, has seen much change. However, Yount said, the traditional...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    May 23, 2019

City Manager Proposes No Tax Increase In Budget

Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland’s proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year includes no property tax increase, but a hike in water and sewer fees. Fatland presented his $24.3 million budget during Brevard City Council’s regular meeting on...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    May 23, 2019

City Of Brevard's First Green Built Home Completed-Brevard NC

The first house to be Green Built-certified in the city of Brevard was completed on Friday at 156 Rosenwald Lane. In addition to it being Green Built-certified, it's the developer's first Tiny House, which will be used as an Airbnb and a showhouse...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    May 16, 2019

Award Helping 'Cucumber' Get Made

A 2019 film award granted to Tammy Hopkins, executive director of the Transylvania County Arts Council, provides fertile soil to grow an old script - "Cucumber" – into a locally shot movie this...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    May 13, 2019

City Working To Create 'Bike Boulevards'

A new Bike Boulevard in Brevard lays a path, the city hopes, to a more bicycle-friendly community. The city of Brevard’s Public Works Department has finished painting signs on the street starting...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    May 6, 2019

Rep. Henson's Cyberstalking Charge Case Continued

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson’s trial date for a misdemeanor cyberstalking charge was continued on Thursday to June 27 as requested by Benjamin O. Zellinger, special prosecutor for the N.C Department of Justice. According to the “consent motion to...

 

Suspect Caught Thanks To Sheriff Mahoney

After 33 hours, the search for Catawba County murder suspect Joseph Barker ended on Thursday with "a safe and quick resolution," and it was Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney himself who...

 

Lake Toxaway Family Home Lost To Fire Early Saturday

No person was injured but a family dog perished after a Lake Toxaway home was lost to fire early Saturday morning. Lake Toxaway Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a structure fire on 1362 Golden Road in Lake Toxaway at 12:43 a.m. Saturday. “The...

 

Cathey's Creek Church Road Fire Under Investigation

An investigation into a cabin fire at 58 Cathey's Creek Church Road on Friday morning may lead to criminal charges, according to the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office. "We do have an investigation...

 

Pisgah Pete Set To Predict, Squirrel Count Returning

Brevard's white squirrel ambassador, Pisgah Pete, returns this Saturday to predict whether there will be six more weeks of winter, but have you ever wondered how many white squirrels there really are...

 

Council Approves Crosswalk Beacons

Brevard City Council approved purchasing two rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRRB) for the crosswalk on Ecusta Road near the City Sports Complex and on Broad Street between Brevard College and First United Methodist Church. The city Parks and...

 

Sister Remembers Her Shooting Victim Brother

Rita Searcy still finds herself trying to text her big brother, Waybern Shelton. "I texted him every day," Searcy said. "If something happens, I want to tell him, but then I have to stop and remember,...

 

Burrows Closes Chapter In Service To County - Brevard NC

Described as an advocate for the citizen, with a tireless commitment to the community, Mark Burrows closed a 30-year chapter of service to Transylvania County residents at a reception at Brevard...

 

Carnivals, Korea, Chimps, Papa Joe's Seen It All

In 1949, with $2 in his pocket and the clothes he had on, 17-year-old Joe Deddo ran away from home, crossing the bridge that took him from Staten Island, N.Y., to New Jersey, where he promptly joined...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    July 23, 2018

Doggy Day Out Ready To Take The Lead - Brevard NC

The life of a dog in a shelter is stressful and lonely, which is why Joleen Brannigan is seeking approval for a "Doggy Day Out" program, which would allow for dogs to leave the county shelter for a...

 

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