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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

 By Matthew McGregor    News

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... — Updated 7/17/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

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... — Updated 7/15/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

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... — Updated 6/26/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

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... — Updated 6/24/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

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... — Updated 6/19/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

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... — Updated 6/19/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

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... — Updated 6/17/2019


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... — Updated 5/31/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

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... — Updated 5/29/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

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,... — Updated 5/28/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

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... — Updated 5/23/2019


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