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United Way Dissolution

The decision by the United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) Board of Directors to dissolve its operation in the next few months presents new challenges for county nonprofit organizations. Over its 65 years of existence, the UWTC has done a good job...

 

Rear Admiral To Share Lessons About Career – Brevard, NC

Rear Admiral Gretchen Herbert, USN retired, will share a program about her 30-year career in the Navy and the opportunities, challenges and lessons she learned along the way. This session will be at...

 

United Way Of Transylvania Closing Its Doors – Transylvania County, NC

The Board of Directors of United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) will dissolve the organization after it distributes its remaining funds to the 15 local programs to which it was committed. The 15 programs are connected to 53 agency partners that...

 

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...

 
 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...

 

Copelof Educates And Entertains Large Audience

On Nov. 7, Maureen Copelof, captain, U.S. Navy (retired) told entertaining stories depicting the progress women have fought for and achievements made in the U.S. service branches, beginning with the...

 

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,...

 

Women In The Military Gives Historic Overview

On Nov. 7 at 2 p.m., Maureen Copelof, captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.) will present the free program "Women in the Military: An Historic Overview" at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas. During the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 31, 2019

Council OKs Pay Hike, To Opt Out Of County Fire Tax – Brevard, NC

Last week’s Brevard City Council meeting saw its members approve a pay increase for themselves and the mayor, decide to “opt out” of a countywide fire tax, if one is approved, and hear parting remarks from a councilman at his last meeting....

 

Latest Veterans History Museum Exhibit Honors Women

Women are being honored at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas with a special six-weeks exhibit, open now and ending Sunday, Dec. 8. This unique collection "Women in the Military" features...

 

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...

 
 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...

 

Our Anytown Corridor – Brevard, NC

Aesthetically, there are two commercial Brevard’s: downtown and the U.S. 64 corridor from Asheville. The downtown area is authentic and unique. Like many small southern towns, the downtown is anchored by the courthouse. Nearby are vibrant,...

 

Beautify Brevard's Gateway

Congratulations to the mayor and the city council for their support of the motion to hire a landscape architect for the landscaping of the proposed roundabout at the intersection of routes 64, 276 and 280. This is a good first step, however, there...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 22, 2019

Brevard Wants To Beautify City's 'Entrance' – Brevard, NC

On Monday, Brevard City Council discussed the beautification and landscaping of the two proposed roundabouts at the intersections of U.S. 64, U.S. 276 and U.S. 280 at the forest intersection and the Forest Gate Shopping Center entrance. Council appro...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    May 30, 2019

City To Collect Its Own Taxes

After nearly 70 years of the county collecting property tax revenues within Brevard, the city plans to take over the responsibility. During its recent meeting, the Brevard City Council approved a recommendation from the city’s Finance Committee to...

 
 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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Motown Memories Goes Zero Waste

Rise & Shine’s annual fund raising gala, Motown Memories, scheduled for April 27, has set the goal of being a zero waste event. That means that there will be no waste generated that will go into the landfill. There will be no plastic or paper...

 

Highland Books Opens At New Downtown Location

On Monday, March 4, Highland Books opened its doors on West Main Street with a ribbon cutting and grand opening. Spirits were high, the sun was shining, and the show of community support was truly...

 

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,...

 

N.C. State Highlights Transylvania's Project Empathy

Transylvania’s Project Empathy was one of five efforts selected by N.C. State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) to be highlighted at their recent ReCONNECT forum on Feb. 11. The focus of this forum was to talk about ways that...

 

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