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Brevard's PharmAgra Labs Joins Chinese Company – Brevard, NC

Brevard-based pharmaceutical research and development company PharmAgra Labs is slated to become Raybow USA as the local company joins Raybow Pharmaceutical, a global pharmaceutical chemistry...

 

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...

 

Tutors Learn About Resources For Resiliency

On Monday evening many of our Homework Club tutors and others from the community gathered in the fellowship hall of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church for a presentation by Susanne...

 

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....

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 9, 2019

Museum Launches Campaign – Brevard, NC

Supporters and local leaders – including U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows – packed into the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas last Wednesday to help honor the area's veterans and to raise money for...

 

DAR Constitution Week Proclaimed

Mayor Jimmy Harris officially proclaimed the week of Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in the city of Brevard. The proclamation was presented to the Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the Am...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 26, 2019

City To Consider Selling Land For Housing – Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard’s planning staff will research the feasibility of selling an 8-acre piece of residentially zoned land off Cashier’s Valley Road, next to the Public Works Facility, to a housing assistance company to build eight single-family...

 

Councilman Jones Explains Reason For Filing – Brevard, NC

In a news release, incumbent Brevard City Councilman Maurice Jones filed to serve for a third term, citing “several great things he would like to see accomplished.” Jones said that Brevard is...

 

Congratulations

Congratulations Diane Erwin Moore, age 76, of Brevard, has accomplished, fulfilled and achieved her life-long dream receiving her GED, graduating with the 2019 Class of Blue Ridge Community College...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    July 15, 2019

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 2.7-acre dog park at the...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 20, 2019

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 project. Tom Whitlock,...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 20, 2019

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 previously reported, the...

 

Scruggs Scholarship Recipients Recognized

On June 17 at the Brevard City Council meeting, Mayor Jimmy Harris recognized the 2019 recipients of the Terrell L Scruggs Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established by the city of Brevard...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 10, 2019

Social Media Posts Lead To Firings-Brevard, NC

Two part-time Brevard Fire Department employees were fired because of Facebook posts each made about Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland on Saturday, May 25, regarding Fatland’s military attire during the American Legion’s Memorial Day Parade....

 

DAR Members Meet For Final Meeting Of Term

The May 14 meeting of the Waightstill Avery Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution began at 5 p.m. at Lola’s Old Hickory House, with a social hour presided over by Bob Jenkins and Carroll...

 
 By Dan DeWitt    Education    May 6, 2019

For Rise And Shine: Annual Fundraiser Exceeds Expectations

The sellout crowd at Rise and Shine Neighbors in Ministry's annual Motown Memories fundraiser delivered a record amount in donations to the organization and, thanks to a new emphasis on conservation,...

 

Day Of Prayer Planned May 2

The National Day of Prayer this year will be at noon, May 2, in Bethel A Baptist Church. This event will take place on the National Day of prayer date, the first Thursday in May. The entire community is invited to attend. All pastors and church...

 

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,...

 

Adult Spelling Bee Raises More Than $21,000

The BEE, an adult spelling bee and costume contest co-hosted by Augustine Literacy Project-Brevard and Brevard Elementary OPT, was held on March 30 at the DFR Room in downtown Brevard. More than...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 11, 2019

Hailstorm, Rain Bombard Brevard

A sudden, icy bombardment of hail clattered down on Brevard Tuesday, covering the ground in slippery slush, followed by a recorded 2.23 inches of rain to wash it away. "I've never seen anything like...

 

Project Empathy Brings Students, Leaders Together

This past Friday, March 22, Project Empathy, with the support of Brevard Music Center, Mountain Roots, Transylvania County Schools and the city of Brevard, hosted 25 high school students from Brevard...

 

Rosenwald News

Recently, behind the scenes, we had what I considered to be a big day. I'm not a grant writer by profession, but I tried my hand at it last year for areas of interest that would benefit the Rosenwald...

 

New Clinic Proves A Dollar Can Go A Long Way

Is there such a thing as a "Most Generous Town in America?" If there is, the title might well go to Brevard, according to a news release from One Dollar For Life (ODFL), a California nonprofit....

 

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...

 

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