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The Transylvania Youth Soccer Association (TYSA) reached an agreement with the City of Brevard last week that stated if the organization can raise enough funds to show they are serious about renovating and using Ecusta Field at the City Sports Complex the city will consider a lease with TYSA…

Family and friends of the late Ella Margaret “Peggy” Boggs joined members of the Transylvania Garden Club on June 21 for the dedication of a memorial birdbath recently installed at the Railroad Avenue Depot Park.

Dr. Joshua Wilkey is the associate dean of academic affairs for student success at Brevard College. From Dillsboro, North Carolina, he joined the Brevard College community in 2016 as an adjunct history instructor and has since served as academic compliance and assessment officer, director of…

The Brevard Music Center (BMC) announced upcoming performances scheduled June 30 through July 6, beginning with the first fully-staged opera production of the season and one of the most popular operas of all time, Georges Bizet’s Carmen.

A community volunteer group led by city planner and local resident Katherine Buzby undertook an environmental cleanup effort of Tannery Park and Norton Creek Friday morning.

The city of Brevard recently took a step toward allowing more opportunities for affordable homes be built within the city limits by adopting changes to its local unified development ordinance to accommodate what is known as ‘’missing middle housing” such as triplex and quadraplex residential homes.

Prominent local leaders joined concerned members of the public at the County Elections Center Wednesday in an open dialogue at Transylvania County SCORE’s Lemonade Roundtable to discuss the many barriers for people wanting to work and live in Brevard.

Friday the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ongoing national debate over the controversial issue came to the steps of the Transylvania County Courthouse Saturday afternoon when more than 80 local residents …

Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS) is the most recent sponsor of The Veterans Museum of The Carolinas. A certificate of appreciation was delivered and Phil Davis, museum board member; Beth Rich, TVS vice president of business development; WWII veteran Harold Wellington; Nan Higgins, dire…

Transylvania County and the City of Brevard is one of the wettest places in the United States. Only the Pacific northwest annually averages more precipitation. Living is such beautiful area surrounded by mountains increases the risks of flooding. Here are three helpful safety tips that could…

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Brevard City Council reviewed design concepts for the proposed City Camper hotel planned off North Broad Street on Monday night and approved the final master plan for the project.

The Transylvania County Board of Education and Superintendent Jeff McDaris expressed sadness and frustration yet again at the consistent delays on the $68 million construction bond project and the state of apparent disrepair at the schools that could be potentially repaired if it moved forward.

Jo Buescher (left), Lila Stewart, Mayor Maureen Copelof and Jackie Corlis are pictured here at the Shop of St. Philip's 60th birthday party that took place last Saturday. The Shop volunteers were delighted to greet many loyal customers and supporters during the event. The shop will be closed…

Various downtown art galleries and art spots will come alive at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 24, when Brevard Fourth Friday Gallery Walks begins its 16th season. Fourth Friday Gallery Walks, sponsored by Transylvania Community Arts Council (TC Arts Council), began in 2006 and continued to grow in …

Families with children — do not let the climbing gas prices, roaring inflation and increased grocery costs get you down this summer. Below is a list of some free, fun and educational opportunities available in Brevard this summer.

Jane Dauster sees it all in her job as ranger (or more specifically, recreation specialist) at DuPont State Recreational Forest. Across the 12,500 acres of public forest — the most visited forest in North Carolina — on a daily basis she assists visitors, fields questions, tends to visitor in…

The local musical duo “Two Step Too” will be headlining on Thursday, June 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 185 King Street. All proceeds and tips generated from this non-ticketed event will go directly to benefit The Haven of Transylvania County.

The North Carolina Main Street & Rural Planning Center at the North Carolina Department of Commerce has announced in a press release that 46 North Carolina communities have been designated a 2022 Accredited Main Street America™ program. This accreditation status is Main Street America’s …

Brevard City Council will vote on the proposed budget for the next fiscal year during Monday night’s meeting, but another topic before the city that will impact the future of the town is the City Camper hotel project.

Summer art classes at the Arts Academy of Transylvania Community Arts Council (TC Arts) are well underway. The building and grounds are humming with the sounds of young artists creating puppets, molding clay creatures and their habitat, sketching portraits and snapping photographs of interes…

A former business building on Oaklawn Avenue once belonging to Congressman Charles Taylor has been torn down after his company chose not to update it to building code requirements.

The city of Brevard and the Mary C. Jenkins Community Center will sponsor a Juneteenth Freedom Day celebration and basketball tournament on Sunday, June 19 starting at 12:30 p.m. at Silversteen Memorial Playground.

U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley met with members of the public at Depot Railroad Avenue Park last Monday evening. Beasley won the Democratic primary last month and hopes to become North Carolina’s first Black senator. (Times photo by Laura Denon)

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Seven delegates from the country of Georgia visited Brevard last week to gain insight on how a small American town pivoted from a manufacturing-centered economy that collapsed decades ago to thrive as a tourism and ecotourism-centered one.

The Heart of Brevard is ready to welcome everyone back to downtown for the start of the Tuesday Night Block Party series which will be held along East Main Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Tuesday though early August.

College students nationwide were presented unprecedented challenges in the midst of a global pandemic over the last several years. COVID-19 stood in the way of the graduating seniors at Brevard College in 2020, as the class did not walk in the spring due to the overwhelming sweep of the viru…

Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Jeff McDaris has released a statement announcing the previously proposed move of Davidson River School (DRS) to the Brevard High School campus has been put on hold indefinitely.

"We read and hear about the crisis of the mental health of our teenagers every day," said Janice Kimball, of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Transylvania.  On Tuesday, June 21, the documentary "Connecting the Dots" will be shown in Brevard. This free event is a thought-provoking f…

The Shop of St. Philip’s, the resale shop owned by St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, is celebrating 60 years serving Brevard and Transylvania County. The church and shop volunteers would like to thank their customers for supporting their mission for six decades by inviting the community to a bi…

Raised in Newark, New Jersey, Dr. Shaun Ward moved south to pursue new opportunities and eventually attended Brevard College in 1997. During his time as a student Ward became a mentee of Stan Jacobson, the current director of safety, security, and risk management at the college. Through Jaco…

At its regular meeting Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed even more growing frustration regarding the $68 million construction bond project and perceived stalling from the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners.

Blue Zones Project Brevard invites community members to join a Potluck Moai. A Potluck Moai, pronounced “mo-eye,” is a small group of people that gathers regularly to swap healthy recipes. Participants in the Blue Zones Project Potluck Moai will share tasty and affordable plant-based dishes.

Jimmy Harris and Rhonda Whitmire of Harris Ace Hardware were presented a certificate of appreciation from The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas by board member Michel Robertson and Korean War veteran J.D. Bolt as a thank you for their support. These community business sponsorships hav…

Step back in time to meet brilliant Americans who faced and accepted the incredible challenges of their times during the Transylvania Chautauqua’s 2022 History Comes Alive Festival held at the Transylvania County Public Library Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17.

Monday night the city of Brevard entered into a lease with non-profit outdoor organization Conserving Carolina for the eight-mile section of the Ecusta Trail that is planned for Transylvania County.

Brevard Academy’s Board of Directors elected officers Wednesday and set their schedule for the 2022-23 school year.

Pisgah Forest’s Margaret Fenton Lebeck, mother of a 3-month old and a toddler, recently created the Facebook group “Bellies Full Brevard 2022” as a response to help mothers feed their babies due to the ongoing baby formula shortage. She has been using social media to match what she calls “ma…

Friday afternoon the city of Brevard filed a class-action antitrust lawsuit in federal court alleging HCA Healthcare, Inc., Mission Hospital and their related entities engaged to monopolize health care markets in seven counties in western North Carolina.

Almost a year after local leaders first broke ground at the corner of Main and Caldwell streets downtown the city of Brevard officially opened Clemson Plaza to the public Tuesday morning.

The CARE Coalition invited a panel of community leaders Tuesday evening at the Transylvania County Library to discuss the entangled web of drug misuse, addiction and mental health issues that can ruin the lives of those it traps.