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Councilman Jones Explains Reason For Filing – Brevard, NC

In a news release, incumbent Brevard City Councilman Maurice Jones filed to serve for a third term, citing “several great things he would like to see accomplished.” Jones said that Brevard is...

 

Congratulations

Congratulations Diane Erwin Moore, age 76, of Brevard, has accomplished, fulfilled and achieved her life-long dream receiving her GED, graduating with the 2019 Class of Blue Ridge Community College...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    July 15, 2019

City Dog Park Getting Closer To Reality – Brevard, NC

Brevard's own long-awaited dog park is finally happening. HCA (Hospital Corporations of America) has agreed to deed land owned by HCA to the city of Brevard for the use of a 2.7-acre dog park at the...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 20, 2019

City Council Approves Its 2020 Budget

Brevard City Council unanimously approved a $24.3 million budget for the 2020 fiscal year Monday, including no property tax increase, a 4 percent increase in water and sewer fees and $530,000 in funding for the Railroad Depot project. Tom Whitlock,...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 20, 2019

Public Questions Brevard City Manager's Actions, Firings

During Brevard City Council’s regular meeting Monday, several people addressed City Manger Jim Fatland’s recent military uniform controversy and the subsequent firing of two part-time city fire department employees. As previously reported, the...

 

Scruggs Scholarship Recipients Recognized

On June 17 at the Brevard City Council meeting, Mayor Jimmy Harris recognized the 2019 recipients of the Terrell L Scruggs Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established by the city of Brevard...

 

DAR Members Meet For Final Meeting Of Term

The May 14 meeting of the Waightstill Avery Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution began at 5 p.m. at Lola’s Old Hickory House, with a social hour presided over by Bob Jenkins and Carroll...

 
 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,...

 

Day Of Prayer Planned May 2

The National Day of Prayer this year will be at noon, May 2, in Bethel A Baptist Church. This event will take place on the National Day of prayer date, the first Thursday in May. The entire community is invited to attend. All pastors and church...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 11, 2019

Hailstorm, Rain Bombard Brevard

A sudden, icy bombardment of hail clattered down on Brevard Tuesday, covering the ground in slippery slush, followed by a recorded 2.23 inches of rain to wash it away. "I've never seen anything like...

 

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...

 

New Clinic Proves A Dollar Can Go A Long Way

Is there such a thing as a "Most Generous Town in America?" If there is, the title might well go to Brevard, according to a news release from One Dollar For Life (ODFL), a California nonprofit....

 

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,...

 

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...

 

Pisgah Pete Set To Predict, Squirrel Count Returning

Brevard's white squirrel ambassador, Pisgah Pete, returns this Saturday to predict whether there will be six more weeks of winter, but have you ever wondered how many white squirrels there really are...

 

Council Approves Crosswalk Beacons

Brevard City Council approved purchasing two rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRRB) for the crosswalk on Ecusta Road near the City Sports Complex and on Broad Street between Brevard College and First United Methodist Church. The city Parks and...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 28, 2019

Chamber Recognizes Local Businesses

D.D. Bullwinkel's Outdoors was named Business of the Year and Lucia Gerdes, owner of Cedar Mountain Canteen, was named Business Person of the Year during Saturday's Bre-vard/Transylvania County...

 

City, County Officials Look Back To 2018 And The Year Ahead - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: City of Brevard and Board of Commissioner members were contacted for comment about 2018 and the year ahead. The following responded: •Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris — “The city of Brevard had a great year with many financial...

 

Ex-Police Chief Dennis Wilde Recalled - Brevard NC

Dennis Wilde, who served for 14 years as the city of Brevard's police chief, was remembered as "gregarious and kind." Wilde passed away on Dec. 22. "He was always looking to help those in need,...

 

City Of Brevard Receives A 'Clean Audit'

During Monday’s regular Brevard City Council meeting, the city received a “clean audit” report for the close of the fiscal year on June 30. Dan Mullinix, assurance manager for Gould Killian CPA Group, P.A., said there was nothing major to...

 

Holiday Season Kicking Off This Weekend - Brevard NC

Despite the risk of rain, this weekend kicks off the holiday season in Transylvania County with Twilight Tour and parades in Brevard and Rosman. At 3 p.m., Saturday, is Brevard’s Christmas Parade, which this year has the theme of “Remembering...

 

Brevard's First Full-Time Fire Chief Sworn In - Brevard NC

The Brevard Fire Department (BFD) has its first full-time fire chief with the swearing in of Bobby Cooper. Cooper, the county's former Emergency Services director, took the oath of office...

 

Thankful For Caring People

Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris is fond of saying Brevard is “an above average” city, and he is right. He even might be underselling the city and county. There is no place on the East Coast that has as many large, breathtaking waterfalls as there are...

 

DAR Honors Victoria Dapson, County's Oldest WW II Vet - Brevard NC

Members of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Victoria Nehez-Shepard Dapson, the oldest living WW II veteran in Transylvania County, on Nov. 11. DAR...

 

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...

 

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