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Chamber To Host Sept. 23 Candidates Forum

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has announced that the annual Candidates Forum will take place this year at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, in the Transylvania County Library’s Rogow Room. The following races will be... — Updated 7/21/2021

 By Staff Reports    News

Election Filing Period Ends, Campaign Races Set

The filing period for November’s municipal elections in Brevard and Rosman ended Friday, and the races are set, barring write-in campaigns. Four candidates have filed to replace Jimmy Harris as Brevard’s mayor. They are Chuck... — Updated 7/19/2021


Woodcutters Of Sherwood Forest Build, Donate Tables

Last week, the Woodcutters of Sherwood Forest built and delivered five picnic tables to the Silversteen Park in Brevard. This is the first delivery of what will be a total of eight... — Updated 7/19/2021


Transylvania Democrats Will Meet Tuesday

The Transylvania Democrats’ next monthly meeting is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 20, via Zoom. Board of Education member Ron Kiviniemi will talk about school bond issues, and Bo Hess, who is running to defeat Congress-man Madison... — Updated 7/19/2021


Thank You, Candidates

The filing period for November’s municipal elections in Brevard and Rosman is over, and we would like to thank the candidates for putting their names forward for these important roles in our community. In a previous editorial,... — Updated 7/19/2021

 By Staff Reports    News

Filing For Municipal Races Ends Friday

The filing period for the November municipal races in Brevard and Rosman ends at noon, Friday. As of Wednesday morning, in Brevard, Chuck Chapman has joined Brevard Councilwoman Maureen Copelof and Dee Dee Perkins, a former... — Updated 7/14/2021


Election Filing Continues

As of this morning, the county’s Board of Elections has reported more filings in the Brevard municipal races and one in the Rosman races. Chuck Chapman has joined Brevard Council-woman Maureen Copelof and Dee Dee Perkins, a... — Updated 7/12/2021


Municipal Candidate Filing Continues

Through Tuesday, the county’s Board of Elections has reported more filings in the Brevard municipal races but none in the Rosman races, so far. Councilwoman Maureen Copelof made it official, filing for mayor and joining Dee Dee... — Updated 7/7/2021


Public Invited To Town Hall Meeting On TRH

The city of Brevard is sponsoring a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, in the library’s Rogow Room. The focus of the meeting is on health care and is to give the public the opportunity to provide input on their... — Updated 7/7/2021

 By Staff Reports    News

Filing Gets Underway For November's Municipal Elections

Filing is underway for the Nov. 2 municipal elections in Brevard and Rosman. Filing opened Friday, with Dee Dee Perkins filing for Brevard mayor and Mac Morrow seeking another term on City Council. In Brevard, the mayor’s seat... — Updated 7/5/2021


Two Important Events

In a few days, two important events will occur in Transylvania County, two events that are critically connected. On Sunday, the nation will commemorate the Declaration Of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776,... — Updated 6/30/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

City To Lead Ecusta Trail Project-Brevard NC

Last week, Brevard City Council approved a resolution that places the city at the helm of the Transylvania County portion of the proposed Ecusta Trail project. The city will now take the lead on securing funding, as well as... — Updated 6/29/2021


Dog Park Advocates

After a long wait, the hope for a dog park here is about to become a reality in July. The city of Brevard was given a lovely piece of land and things began to happen. Maureen Copelof, a member of the city council, became the very... — Updated 6/28/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

Estatoe Trail Plans Moving Ahead

A proposed $1 million for extending the city's Estatoe Trail system will be on the table Monday during the Brevard City Council meeting. In April, the city of Brevard's Parks,... — Updated 6/18/2021

 By Staff Reports    News

Work On Clemson Plaza Gets Underway

Last Thursday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the proposed Clemson Plaza, a longstanding initiative of Brevard City Council for improving the small open space at the corner... — Updated 6/7/2021


Chuck Chapman Plans To Run For Brevard Mayor

Local resident Chuck Chapman has announced he plans to file for Brevard mayor in the upcoming election. In a news release, Chapman laid out his major reasons for running: •To... — Updated 6/2/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

Council To Look At Steep Slope Rules

Brevard City Council is revisiting an ordinance that currently restricts con-struction on steep slopes to a maximum of 25% grade. The current Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) defines steep slopes as areas with a slope of 15% or... — Updated 6/2/2021


Maureen Copelof In The Run For Brevard Mayor

Maureen Copelof, a Brevard City Council member, has announced her candidacy for mayor of Brevard. "I'm running for mayor because I love and believe in this town, and I'm proud of wh... — Updated 5/26/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

AG Stein Wants To Hear HCA Feedback

N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein is asking residents of Brevard and Transylvania County to contact his office with concerns they may have about their experiences with HCA Healthcare, the hospital conglomerate that acquired... — Updated 5/24/2021


Jimmy Harris Says He Won't Seek Re-election

Jimmy Harris, Brevard’s longest serving mayor, surprised many late last week when he announced he would not seek another term in November. Harris, first elected mayor in 1999, has been for many the face of the city, omnipresent... — Updated 5/24/2021


Students Show Many Ways 'Democracy Rocks'

Democracy Project Transylvania held its fourth annual "Democracy Rocks" projects presentation and awards night Tuesday evening in Thomas Hall on the Brevard Music Center campus.... — Updated 5/24/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

Brevard Opposes Housing Bill

Brevard City Council has unanimously approved a resolution opposing a bill in the N.C. General Assembly it says limits the city’s authority over zoning and allows for unrestricted development in muni-cipalities. Those who back Se... — Updated 4/26/2021


Dog Park Progressing, With Joe Smith's Help – Brevard, NC

Since the day he was born in Rosman in 1933, 87-year-old master carpenter Joe Smith hasn’t stopped moving. Even after retiring from a 37-year career at the Ecusta Plant, he kept... — Updated 4/19/2021


Blue Zones Project Policy Champions And Wins

Blue Zones Project – Brevard enables individuals and the community to make the healthy choice the easy choice. “We do this,” said Mark Burrows, senior community program manager and policy lead, “by focusing on people,... — Updated 4/12/2021


News of Organizations

Democratic Party The Transylvania County Democratic Party invites Democrats and Progressives to attend their County Convention on April 10. The convention will feature guests N.C. Representative John Ager as well as Brevard city... — Updated 4/7/2021


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