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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 First United...

 

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 its next manager at...

 

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 deeded (see pb-5,...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 18, 2019

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 president of...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 7, 2019

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. 21. “The midweek s...

 

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 to support the new...

 

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 supported the change,...

 

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 formula for...

 

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...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 28, 2019

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 Bre-vard/Transylvania County...

 

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 in 2022. Last week,...

 

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 Marketing), Nick...

 

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 office...

 

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. Each project had its...

 

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. As previously...

 

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 council approves the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 23, 2018

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 use and neighborhood...

 

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 Brevard City Counc...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 21, 2018

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 master plan for...

 

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 concept of “We the Peop...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 21, 2018

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 got the chance to...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 10, 2018

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 spending in the schools....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 23, 2018

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. The city has...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 19, 2018

Council Approves Property Rezoning

A majority of Brevard City voted to rezone property located at Rosman Highway and Nicholson Creek Road, moving the possibility of a new housing development one step closer. During its regular meeting Monday, council voted to rezone the property from...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 5, 2018

Developer Tries Again To Bring Housing To City

A developer is again seeking to bring a new housing development to the city of Brevard. Jim Yamin, president of Workforce Housing, Inc., has applied for the rezoning of property at 746 Rosman Highway, at the Nicholson Creek Road intersection, for a...

 

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