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 By Nicola Karesh    Lifestyles 

Rosenwald News

Summer is over. Fall is here, and while the Rosenwald News column has been missing in action for a few months, we did not fall off the face of the earth. Perhaps the most excit-ing... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Brevard Rezoning Request On Hold

A recommended proposal to rezone more than 100 acres in the area around Osborne Road and Old Hendersonville Highway was put on hold by Brevard City Council during last Monday’s meeting. The issue came before council following a... — Updated 11/22/2021


Medicaid Resolution

Following the disappointing decision of our county commissioners, the Transylvania NAACP will submit a “Citizens Resolution” calling for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina to the N.C. Legislature and Gov. Cooper. The... — Updated 11/10/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Baker, Morrow Elected To City Council

First-time candidate Aaron Baker won a seat Tuesday night on the Brevard City Council, along with incumbent Mac Morrow, who adds this newest term to his near 30 years as a council member. Morrow won the most votes in the city... — Updated 11/3/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Council Begins Tackling Housing

Housing was the focus of the Brevard City Council on Friday morning as members gathered with city officials at the library’s Rogow Room to formulate a plan to develop more affordable and workforce housing in the community.... — Updated 11/1/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Boys & Girls Club Looking At Expansion Plans

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County received unanimous approval for conditional rezoning, as well as the go-ahead for a major expansion project during Monday... — Updated 10/21/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Council Amends Parking Rules, Plans More Study

Brevard City council approved two amendments to the city’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) regarding parking but agreed that more discussion on the issue is needed. The decisions came during Monday night’s regular meeting a... — Updated 9/22/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Council To Tackle Affordable Workforce Housing

After hearing two presentations on housing, particularly the lack of affordable workplace housing, Brevard City Council agreed Monday to hold a workshop next month to discuss the issue and begin creating a plan of action. The first... — Updated 9/22/2021


City Council Forms Task Force To Look At Short-Term Rentals

Short-term rentals (STRs) were the main topic of discussion at Monday night’s regular meeting of the Brevard City Council, as council members unanimously approved assembling a task force to explore the issue in greater detail,... — Updated 8/18/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

Ground Broken On New Mary C. Jenkins Center

A grateful congregation of community members gathered Saturday to celebrate the ground-breaking for the new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center in Brevard "This has been a long time... — Updated 6/21/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

Mary C. Jenkins Community Center Getting Closer

A groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m., Saturday, for the future 5,000-square-foot Mary C. Jenkins Community Center (MCJCC) will bring the center another step closer to becoming a... — Updated 6/18/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

Council Sends Steep Slope Issue To Board

Brevard City Council’s discussion on making changes to building restrictions on steep slopes continued Monday, with a vote to table the issue and send it back to the Planning Board. In May’s meeting, Council revisited the... — Updated 6/9/2021

 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


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


Development Gets Boost – Brevard, NC

A proposed 80-unit affordable housing development at the intersection of Rosman Highway and Nicholson Creek Road is getting closer. Jim Yamin, president of Workforce Homestead, Inc., had requested $300,000 from the city of Brevard... — Updated 4/21/2021


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


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