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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 to suspend the...

 

Kettle Kick Off – Brevard, NC

The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle kick-off event was held Friday at the Walmart in Pisgah Forest. Bell ringers will be out and about in the community until Dec. 24. Volunteers are always...

 

Annual Thanksgiving Dinners Planned For Community To Attend – Brevard, NC

Two Thanksgiving traditions are planned this week. The Bread of Life will host its Thanksgiving Day dinner Thursday, while Anchor Baptist Church will host its dinner the day after. From 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Thursday, the public is invited to...

 

Annual Free Rein Gala Draws 200 People – Brevard, NC

More than 200 party-goers heard it straight from the horse's mouth how their support helps Free Rein Center. As the special guest of the night, Zoey the pony encouraged attendees to "Feed My Friends"...

 

Brevard's SCORE Business Tune- Up Series Changes Location – Brevard, NC

Editor’s Note: A previous story about the planned Dec. 10 meeting reported a different planned location. That location has since changed and the story has been updated to reflect that. Samantha Winogrond, CPA, MBA and a financial advisor, and...

 

Farmers' Market Thanks Customers This Saturday

The Transylvania Farmers’ Market will be holding a Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. to thank customers for their tremendous support. “This past year has been our best year yet and we couldn’t do it without our...

 

Social Services Board Meetings Changed

The Transylvania County Board of Social Services will cancel its regular meetings for the months of November and December which would have been held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. The Board of Social Services will meet for one...

 

LIEAP Provides Help With Heating Bills – Transylvania County, NC

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible families pay their heating expenses. Applications taken Dec. 2 through Dec. 31 for the target group must meet the following requirements: A...

 

Richards Donates 'Free Spirit' To TVS Participants – Transylvania County, NC

Every year, the Free Rein Gala offers an opportunity for community members to participate in a silent and live auction. This year, TVS Life Skills participants created and donated "Free Spirit," a...

 

City Of Brevard Proclaims Dec. 3 As 'I Heart BC Day' In Honor Of Brevard College – Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard declared at the recent City Council meeting that Dec. 3, 2019, will be “I Heart BC Day” in honor of the important role that Brevard College plays in the life of the city. At the Nov. 18 meeting of the Brevard City Council,...

 

Miller Changes Community, One Dog At A Time – Brevard, NC

Hanging on tightly behind her team of sled dogs as they raced toward an Eskimo village, Jodi Miller marveled at the magnificence of the Alaskan Yukon-Kuskokwin delta. It was the late 1970s and back in...

 

Cat Café Owner Disputes State's Latest Findings – Brevard, NC

Pisgah Paws Cat Café on North Broad Street in Brevard received a “disapproved” follow-up facility-compliance inspection (FCI) from the N.C. Department of Agriculture (NCDA) on Oct. 23 but is being allowed to continue its operations. The NCDA rep...

 

Paul Ray Named As City Of Brevard's Planning Director – Brevard, NC

Interim Planning Director Paul Ray dropped “interim” from his title Monday when he was sworn in as the city of Brevard’s planning director. “I feel honored to have been chosen as the new planning director,” Ray said in a later email. “In...

 

Jury Selection In Ayala Murder Trial Goes Into Seventh Day – Brevard, NC

As of Wednesday morning, 11 jurors had been selected for the trial in the case involving the alleged murder of 18-year-old Saul Ayala. Wednesday marks the seventh day of jury selection for this trial. As previously reported, Ayala was allegedly...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 21, 2019

Sterrenberg Talks About Her Love Of The Navy – Brevard, NC

Lt. Barbara Sterrenberg joined the Navy late in life, but she's glad she did. "The Navy, they're going to have to kick me out because I love it. I absolutely love it," Sterrenberg told an audience...

 

Shoeboxes Collected – Brevard, NC

Through Nov. 25, Brevard Wesleyan Church and Little River Baptist Church are acting as Operation Christmas Child Drop Off Centers. The shoeboxes, which are typically filled with toys, school supplies...

 

County, Jameson's Joy Partner On Fitness Course – Transylvania County, NC

Jameson Courtine's favorite TV show was "American Ninja Warrior," where competitors attempted to complete increasingly difficult obstacle courses. In February, the 9-year-old Brevard Elementary...

 

Commissioners OK Bike Plan, Tobacco And Vaping Ban – Transylvania County, NC

The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a county Bicycle Plan last week that should help with the funding of bike facilities during N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) road improvement projects. The plan includes detailed recommendations...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    November 18, 2019

Jury Still Being Chosen In Murder Trial – Brevard, NC

As of this morning, and after four days, only eight jurors have been selected, so far, in the trial of Connell Dixon Hawkins, Chadley Tyrone Norris and James Alexander Ray for the alleged 2017 murder of 18-year-old Saul Ayala in Brevard. Ayala was...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 18, 2019

New Lunch Program Going Well At Brevard Academy – Brevard, NC

The new pilot lunch program at Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy is going well, according to school director Ted Duncan. Duncan told the school’s board of directors at their monthly meeting last Wednesday evening that about 175 hot...

 

Committee To Discuss Tannery Skate Park On Wednesday – Brevard, NC

The Tannery Skate Park will be discussed at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, by the City Council Parks, Trails & Recreation Committee. As previously reported, the skate park, which was built thanks to...

 

Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Class Applications Are Now Being Accepted

“If you have experience in gardening, landscaping or another horticultural science and you enjoy getting involved in your community, then we sure could use you,” said Transylvania County Director Bart Renner. “We are looking for individuals...

 

The Haven To Hold Open House Nov. 23 – Brevard, NC

The Haven will be hosting an open house and dedication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 23. Dedication is at noon sharp. The original main shelter will be dedicated in memory of Thomas Medlock, previous guest of The Haven, volunteer, Board member and...

 

UPDATED: Brevard's SCORE Branch Offers Latest Business Tune-Up Series – Brevard, NC

Samantha Winogrond, CPA, MBA and a financial advisor, and Michael Palermo Business Attorney; will lead a 60-minute presentation, with time for a Q&A afterward, on the importance of managing assets legally and with the client’s best interests at...

 

Water Oak Dental Team Prepares Thanksgiving Meal, Seeks Donations

The Water Oak Dental Team is planning a special Thanksgiving dinner for families in need in Transylvania County. Water Oak will provide the turkey and a pie. They are asking the public to donate the following items: canned green beans, boxed...

 

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