Brevard, county seat of Transylvania County, attracts visitors with its small-town warmth, strong arts scene, and spectacular natural beauty. There are 250 waterfalls located in and around the town. The town mascot is a white squirrel, and Brevard celebrates a White Squirrel Festival annually. The Brevard Music Center attracts serious music students nationwide who study and perform with nationally recognized musicians during the seven-weeks summer season. Baer discusses Brevard's downtown restoration program, the new $7.5 million library, Brevard College, and economic conditions in the town.