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 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...

 

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...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 24, 2019

Council Hears Complaints About Flag - Brevard, NC

During Tuesday’s Brevard City Council, local NAACP officials asked the city to revisit the legalities of displaying the Confederate flag at public events, but they ran up against the protections on free speech laid out in the U.S. Constitution....

 

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...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 5, 2018

Hearing For Trail, Train Depot Set - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council voted three to two on holding a public input session on the Brevard Area Trails System, including the proposed construction of a train depot on Railroad Avenue. The input session...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 11, 2018

Council OKs Skate Park - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council has unanimously approved the construction of the Tannery Skate Park, which would be the first constructed amenity in the proposed park’s master plan. The council’s decision during its regular meeting Monday completes a long...

 

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...

 

Smart Start Dinner Honors Early Childhood Educators

On June 13, Smart Start of Transylvania County hosted its annual professional learning dinner to celebrate the academic achievements of local early childhood educators whose pursuit of a degree in...

 

County Halts Courthouse Plans, Drops Tax Hike-Brevard NC

During a nearly five-hour meeting Monday, Transylvania County commissioners approved a $51.6 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year, ceased all current work on a new courthouse until a later date and dropped a proposed 2.5-cents property tax increas...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 25, 2018

Council Hears Complaints About Confederate Flag

Brevard City Council will hear its legal options at a later date after listening to concerns about the Confederate flags that were displayed during the Memorial Day parade this year. Local NAACP officials and others expressed concerns during last wee...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 21, 2018

Council Approves Brevard Budget, Tax Increase

Brevard City Council unanimously voted Monday to approve a $22.2 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year, including a 1.5-cent property tax increase to help pay for the new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center and increases in water and sewer rates....

 
 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...

 

Offensive Symbols Should Not Be Paraded

It was with shock that we witnessed a group, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, carrying Confederate flags – a symbol of hatred to many of our citizens — in our White Squirrel parade this past weekend. We assume that the carrying of this flag was...

 

Democracy Project Recognizes Local Students

On Tuesday evening, May 15, more than 100 parents, teachers, students and supporters of the Democracy Project gathered in the lobby of Brevard College's Porter Center for the Performing Arts to recogn...

 

New Look At Comporium

Comporium recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its renovated front entrance....

 
 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...

 

Arm SROs, Not Teachers

The Transylvania County NAACP unanimously adopted the following statement on Guns and School Safety: We are strongly and absolutely opposed to arming teachers in our Transylvania County schools. We are not standing against guns; we are standing for p...

 

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