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 By Matthew McGregor    News    January 16, 2020 

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,...

 

Stories From 2019 Featured In Review – Brevard, NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2019. JANUARY •Over the Jan. 12-13 weekend, the partial government shutdown surpassed the...

 

Many Changes In 2019

While Transylvania County has always experienced some changes every year, 2019 was a year of extraordinary change, particularly in leadership positions throughout the county. Frank Porter, after 34 years of working for Comporium, retired in March...

 

Blue Zones Project Invites The Public To Give Input At Discovery Sessions – Brevard, NC

The Blue Zones Project – Brevard team invites the public to attend a meeting to learn more about this new initiative to promote a healthier community through exercise and natural movement, greater social interactions and food choices. This meeting...

 

County Limited On What It Can Do On Store – Transylvania County, NC

A large number of people opposed to the proposed Dollar General off U.S. 276 attended Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting and learned the county is limited in what it can do. A permit for the co...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 2, 2019

City Committee Backing Concrete Skate Park Proposal

The skate park dominated the recent city of Brevard Parks, Trails and Recreation Committee meeting, including a proposal to include plans for a concrete skate park in the city’s 2021 budget. After a lengthy discussion, City Manager Jim Fatland...

 

City Places Moratorium On Moving Electronic Signs – Brevard, NC

Last week, Brevard City Council approved a six-month prohibition, or moratorium, on permitting moving, electronic display signs. The purpose, according to the city’s Planning Department during last week’s council meeting, is to suspend the...

 

City To Consider Paid Parking – Brevard, NC

A system for paid parking in downtown Brevard was discussed at Brevard City Council’s fall retreat last week, though council took no action. Aaron Bland, a city planner and assistant zoning administrator, presented the city’s research on how to...

 

Council Approves Center's Design, Budget – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council voted unanimously last Wednesday to approve the design plans and budget for the new 5,000-square-foot Mary C. Jenkins Community Center (MCJCC). During the council's fall retreat,...

 

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...

 

Blue Zones Project Team For Brevard Announced – Brevard, NC

Mark Burrows, Tammy Hopkins and Trent Humphreys have been hired as the new Blue Zones Project staff members for Brevard. In September, Pisgah Health Foundation and Sharecare, Inc., announced that Brevard would become the 50th Blue Zones Project...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 24, 2019

Council Hears Skate Park Concerns – Brevard, NC

The proposed Tannery Skate Park was the main topic during the public comment period at Monday’s Brevard City council meeting. The recently built skate park has never been opened, as previously reported, because of liability concerns. During public...

 

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...

 

Commissioners OK Buying Land For Recreation – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners Monday voted to buy the roughly 55 acres behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard for recreational uses. During their...

 

City Of Brevard Candidates Q & A: Gary Daniel

Brevard City Council Age: 69 Family: Wife, Diane. Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Wake Forest University. Occupation: General contractor. Held elected office before: Currently...

 

City Of Brevard Candidate Q&A: Maurice Jones

Age: 47 Family: Wife, Allyson; 7-year-old son, Emile; 5-year-old daughter Olivia; twins, Lillian and Pearl, who will be 2 years old in December; and stepson, 25-year-old Tyler Godfrey. Education:...

 

Poor City Streets Ignored By Leaders

Many months have come and gone since people began to complain about the extremely poor condition of many city streets in Brevard. Brevard is not only my hometown, but I work in the city every day. I was among the many who directed complaints to the...

 

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...

 

City Declines To Accept Skate Park – Brevard, NC

After volunteers raised $72,000 and spent nearly 500 hours constructing a skateboard ramp, the city of Brevard will not accept the Tannery Skate Park off Silversteen Drive due to liability concerns....

 

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....

 

Legal Notices: September 19, 2019

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 19E252 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Charles Rufus Gravely of Transylvania... Full story

 

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...

 

County, Alliance To Discuss Future Goals – Transylvania County, NC

Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins believes it’s time for the county to have a “conversation” with the Transylvania Economic Alliance about future economic development efforts, the county’s “expectations” and whether things are “going in...

 

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...

 

Doug, Ellen Harris Now Ready For New Adventures – Brevard, NC

After 21 years of business, Doug and Ellen Harris of Harris Architects on West Probart Street in Brevard have begun the design on their latest project: closing Harris Architects to seek out new...

 

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