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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... — Updated 12/31/2019


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,... — Updated 12/30/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

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


Cobb Named Mills River Manager

Brevard City Planning Director Daniel Cobb will be leaving his position to become the Mills River town manager. The Mills River Town Council unanimously voted to name Daniel Cobb... — Updated 6/17/2019


Real Estate Transactions For March Announced

The following real estate transactions for March were recorded at the Register of Deeds Office. The transactions are divided into two categories: individual and business. Individual March 5, Walter J. Kraus-Est. and Rose M. Kraus... — Updated 4/24/2019

 By Matt McGregor    News

Affordable Housing Project Given A Boost

Brevard City Council approved a rezoning application Monday that allows for the possibility of the construction of an affordable housing development along the Rosman Highway and Nicholson Creek Road. Jim Yamin, the applicant and... — Updated 4/18/2019

 By John Lanier    News

Board Approves School Calendar

The Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved the school calendar for 2019-20 Monday evening. The 2019-20 school calendar is similar to the one used this year. The first day for students would be Wednesday, Aug. 2... — Updated 3/6/2019


Keep Homes Off Steep Slopes

The Brevard City Council reversed course last week, voting 3-2 against increasing construction slopes from grades of 25 percent or less to nearly 50 percent. It was a prudent reversal. Earlier this month the council had voted 3-2... — Updated 2/25/2019

 By Matt McGregor    News

Council Reverses Vote On Changes To Steep Slopes

On Monday, Brevard City Council voted 3-2 against a proposal that would have allowed for construction on steep slopes from a maximum of roughly 25 percent to a roughly 50 percent grade. Councilmen Maurice Jones and Mac Morrow... — Updated 2/20/2019

 By Matt McGregor    News

Steep Slope Changes On City's Radar

Brevard City Council is currently moving toward increasing the allowable construction on steep slopes from a maximum of roughly 25 percent grade to just shy of a 50 percent grade. The current proposal also recommends changing the... — Updated 2/13/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

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.... — Updated 1/28/2019

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Chamber Recognizes Local Businesses

D.D. Bullwinkel's Outdoors was named Business of the Year and Lucia Gerdes, owner of Cedar Mountain Canteen, was named Business Person of the Year during Saturday's... — Updated 1/28/2019


Asheville Highway Project May Begin Earlier

The state’s draft 10-year transportation plan includes the construction of the median and access control measures on U.S. 64/276 from Fortune Cove Road to Caldwell Street in Brevard being recommended to start two years earlier... — Updated 1/16/2019


Chamber Of Commerce Announces Its 2019 Board Of Directors - Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2019 Board of Directors. The board was recently finalized with the election of five individuals for the 2019-2021 term, including new members Joan Van Orman (Focused... — Updated 1/2/2019

 By Matt McGregor    News

Brevard's First Full-Time Fire Chief Sworn In - Brevard NC

The Brevard Fire Department (BFD) has its first full-time fire chief with the swearing in of Bobby Cooper. Cooper, the county's former Emergency Services director, took the oath of... — Updated 11/26/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Public Gives Its Input On City Projects - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council held a public input session on the Brevard Area Trail System from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday. By 4:30 p.m., up to 30 people had already signed in and circulated throughout the Board of Elections conference room.... — Updated 11/15/2018


Council Approves Depot Project - Brevard NC

In a four to one vote Monday, Brevard City Council approved a $530,000 plan to reconstruct the city's old train depot on Railroad Avenue near the intersection with Burrell Avenue.... — Updated 9/21/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Council To Look At Depot Proposal - Brevard NC

The construction of a railroad depot, which would be part restoration and part recreation of the city of Brevard's old depot torn down in 1981, could come to fruition if the city... — Updated 9/17/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Council Suspends Parking-In-Lieu-Of Fee Increase - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council approved a motion Monday to suspend the city’s parking-in-lieu-of fee sche-dule until next year’s budget discussion. Parking in-lieu-of is an option for developers or businesses within the downtown mixed... — Updated 8/24/2018


Jim Hardy: Going Green Will Save City Money -Brevard NC

Local resident Jim Hardy has a few ideas that he believes could help the city of Brevard “go green” and save some money. Hardy is an active member of the local chapter of the Sierra Club, and he presented his suggestions to the... — Updated 7/12/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Hotel Planned For Site Beside Old 64

A new Holiday Inn Express is planned for the Old Hendersonville Highway in Brevard behind the Wells Fargo Bank. Brevard City Council Monday approved an amendment to the preliminary... — Updated 6/21/2018


Government: Good And Bad

In the past few weeks, the actions of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the state General Assembly have revealed two decidedly different ways in which government officials treat transparency and the concep... — Updated 5/30/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Major Changes Proposed For 280

Access management improvements along the Asheville Highway from Fortune Cove Road to North Caldwell Street in Brevard could include three new roundabouts. On Thursday, the public... — Updated 5/21/2018

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Upset At School Funding Critics

Transylvania County commissioners expressed frustration Tuesday that they are accused by some of not supporting the school system, while they also approved motions asking for, among other things, more details about capital... — Updated 5/9/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

City Looking To Extend Its Path

Brevard City Council has voted to approve an application for grant funds from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to help extend the multi-use path. During last week’s regular meeting, the council approved the application.... — Updated 4/24/2018


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