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 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...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    July 9, 2018

Arrests Made In Sheriff's Vehicle Case

A 16-year-old male has been arrested by the Brevard Police Department in connection with the break-in and larceny of a Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office car on June 26. The juvenile was arrested and charged with one felony count of breaking and...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    July 9, 2018

State Assessing Chlorine Spill In River-Rosman NC

N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission and N.C. Department of Environ-mental Quality officials are investigating the chlorine spill into the French Broad River that took place last week. As previously reported, a valve left open in a chlorine tank at the...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    July 9, 2018

Gaia Herbs Planning To Expand -Brevard NC

Gaia Herbs, the local herbal supplement manufacturer, may be expanding to Mills River if Henderson County comm-issioners approve a financial incentive package of $42,762 in property tax rebates during a public meeting on July 18. The proposed new 140...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 28, 2018

Mantiques Coming To Downtown Brevard -Brevard NC

A new store, which will house an array of rustic collectibles for home furnishing, is in the works for the site on West Main Street in Brevard that once occupied Rice Furniture. The store is called Mantiques and is owned by Carl Littlefield, a...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 14, 2018

Firing Range Planned For City Property

A new open-air firing range for the Brevard Police Department is being built behind the city's water treatment plant off Cathey's Creek Road, and it has two neighbors concerned. Brevard Police Chief...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 11, 2018

Rosman High Graduates Celebrated

For the Rosman High School graduating class of 2018, Saturday morning was not just a time of celebration with friends and family at Brevard Music Center, but of reflection. "We began our journey in...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 12, 2017

Meeting To Focus On Racial Incident

The local NAACP chapter is hosting a meeting tonight in response to an alleged incident on May 19 at Brevard High School. A 16-year-old Brevard High student faces three separate misdemeanor charges of simple assault, communicating threats and ethnic...

 

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