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UUTC Endowment Fund Awards Help Local Community - Brevard, NC

Even as the struggle continues under the weight of COVID-19 and its financial impacts, the community has to carry on with its projects and programs. According to Joanna Bliss,... — Updated 2/15/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

City Council Approves Selling Property For Hotel – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council Monday approved the sale of its 3-acre property off North Broad Street to a developer for the purpose of building an 80-room "boutique" hotel. As previously... — Updated 1/27/2021

 

Marsha Loftis

Marsha Loftis, 71, passed away peacefully in her home in Mills River, Dec. 31, 2020. Born in Oklahoma City, Okla., Dec. 7, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Carroll Maurice... — Updated 1/6/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

City's Sign Ordinance Inconsistent With Ruling – Brevard, NC

During its regular meeting Monday, the Brevard City Council discussed its sign ordinance as it relates to a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling based on a sign’s content as a reflection of free speech. The city’s current sign... — Updated 11/18/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Work On Mary C. Jenkins Community Center Resumes – Brevard, NC

Work on a new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center and Silversteen Memorial Playground resumes after an initial hold on city projects until December. At last week’s meeting, Brevard City Council voted for city staff to move forward... — Updated 10/26/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

City To Pay Legal Fees – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council voted Monday to approve city funding for Public Works Director David Lutz’ legal fees. In September, Lutz, was issued a federal indictment on charges of environmental crimes related to the “handling,... — Updated 10/21/2020

 

Rosenwald News

Community is like family and, as such, there will be members whose company you enjoy and others that have you wanting to head in the opposite direction. Either way, they are still y... — Updated 10/14/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

City Of Brevard's Dog Park Plans Taking Shape – Brevard, NC

During its recent meeting, Brevard City Council heard a special presentation on the design of the upcoming dog park off Ecusta Road at the City Sports Complex. Councilwoman Maureen... — Updated 9/29/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

City Council Discusses Fate Of Tannery Skate Park – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council recently voted to approve a resolution that accepted the Tannery Skate Park as complete and authorized the disbursement of the remaining unspent funds to the Community Focus Foundation Skate Park account, “Sk... — Updated 8/31/2020

 

Rosenwald News

Since my last writing months ago for the Rosenwald News, I am primarily in Georgia, with occasional excursions back to North Carolina. I still have friends and family here in... — Updated 8/5/2020

 

More Land Added To DuPont State Recreational Forest – Transylvania County, NC

There is now more land in DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF), including clear trout streams, rare wildflowers and important wildlife habitat. On July 1, Conserving Carolina... — Updated 7/27/2020

 

Brevard Welcomes Its First Public Skatepark-Brevard NC

Eagerly awaited by city residents for nearly a decade, Brevard's first public skatepark is finally ready for skaters to drop-in, according to a press release. Brevard City Council... — Updated 7/1/2020

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News

Black Community Members Hope For Change

Change and unification are what Tommy Kilgore hopes to see rise from the death of George Floyd. "A change is evident; change is coming," said Kilgore, president of the Transylvania... — Updated 6/10/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Council Split On Skate Park -Brevard NC

Brevard City Council voted 3 to 2 against a motion to amend the 2018 Skate Park resolution that would have allowed the Tannery Park Skate Park Task Force to hire outside help to... — Updated 5/4/2020

 

Community Leaders Call For Medicaid Expansion

There has never been more urgency to provide health care to North Carolina’s working poor than today during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. Partisan bickering aside, Medicaid expansion is the most urgent and fiscally responsible... — Updated 4/29/2020

 

Mayor, City Council Members Comment On Depot–Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Mayor Jimmy Harris and Brevard Council were contacted for comment about the Depot Railroad Avenue Park. Only Councilwoman Geraldine Dinkins didn’t respond, as of going to press. Mayor Jimmy Harris: This project i... — Updated 3/17/2020

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News

City Council To Ask HCA For Meeting – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council will request a face-to-face with HCA, the owners of Mission Health, which includes Transylvania Regional Hospital, as well as the Dogwood Health Trust (DHT). During the council’s regular meeting Monday,... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

City Of Brevard Audit Presented During Council Meeting – Brevard, NC

During last week’s regular Brevard City Council meeting, the city received a “clean audit” report for the close of the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2019. Dan Mullinix, assurance manager for Gould Killian CPA Group, P.A.,... — Updated 1/27/2020

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News

Council OKs Skate Park Funding – Brevard, NC

In moving forward with opening the temporary skate park, while building a new, concrete park, Brevard City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a $120,000 budget recommendation from staff. Of the amount, $100,000 will go to Pillar... — Updated 1/22/2020

 

Recap Of Getting Ahead Graduation In December – Brevard, NC

Graduation was held on Dec. 11 for the Getting Ahead program at Sharing House. Getting Ahead is a 15-week program designed to examine the impact poverty has on individuals and the... — Updated 1/20/2020

 

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... — Updated 12/31/2019

 

Many Changes In 2019

While Transylvania County has always experienced some changes every year, 2019 was a year of extraordinary change, particularly in leadership positions throughout the county. Frank Porter, after 34 years of working for Comporium,... — Updated 12/30/2019

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

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... — Updated 11/25/2019

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

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 counc... — Updated 11/11/2019

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Write-In Candidate Dinkins Wins Council Seat – Brevard, NC

A write-in candidate for the Brevard City Council, Geraldine Dinkins, and incumbents Gary Daniel and Maurice Jones were elected on Tuesday for four-year terms, while Kevin Jones mis... — Updated 11/7/2019

 

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