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 By Derek McKissock    News    April 6, 2017

House Bill Would Eliminate City ETJs - Brevard, NC

A proposed bill in the N.C. General Assembly would, if approved, eliminate extraterritorial jurisdictions (ETJ) across the state, including the city of Brevard's. N.C. Rep. Cody Henson, who...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 3, 2017

County Supports Study Of N.C. 280 – Brevard, N.C.

Transylvania County commissioners have approved a resolution supporting efforts to evaluate the feasibility of a N.C. 280 multi-use path between Mills River and Brevard. During the commissioners’ recent meeting, County Manager Jaime Laughter...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 3, 2017

Board Approves Comprehensive Plan

After more than two years of work, Transylvania County commissioners unanimously approved the 2025 Comprehensive Plan last week during their regular meeting. The 42-page document will guide policy...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 27, 2017

Edwards Eyes Election Changes

Editor's Note: The Transylvania Time has recently published stories about the bills sponsored and co-sponsored by N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards and N.C. Rep. Cody Henson during the current session of the General Assembly. The following story is about some...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 20, 2017

Tourism Impact Touted

If the local tourist industry were a single employer, it would be the largest and the highest revenue producer in the county. So said Clark Lovelace, executive director of the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA), during a...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 16, 2017

Military Museum Wants Home In Old Elections Office – Brevard NC

The WNC Military History Museum wants the county to allow it to lease the old Board of Elections office on Gaston Street in Brevard for a permanent location. The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners heard the proposal during its regular...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 16, 2017

Sen. Edwards Assails Gov. Cooper At TCGOP Convention –Brevard NC

N.C. Chuck Edwards called Gov. Roy Cooper "unwilling and uncooperative" to work with Republican lawmakers among comments made Saturday at the Transylvania County Republican Party's annual convention....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 9, 2017

County Departments Give Six-Month Reports – Brevard NC

A summary of the accomplishments, trends and goals from the past six months of the county’s departments were heard during the recent Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting. Each department head or a representative gave brief...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 6, 2017

Commissioner Worries About ACA Repeal Impact – Brevard NC

Transylvania County Commissioner Mike Hawkins believes the current proposed plans being floated to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would be a “disaster” for the working poor, small business entrepreneurs and others. During the recent...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 2, 2017

Planning Board Back To Full Strength – Brevard NC

Transylvania County Commissioners appointed four members to the Planning Board Monday, bringing the advisory group to its full complement of seven. During their regular meeting, commissioners — minus Commissioner Kelvin Phillips who didn’t...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 2, 2017

Edwards, Henson Continue Their State Work – Brevard NC

Editor's Note: The Transylvania Time recently published two stories about the bills sponsored and co-sponsored by N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards and N.C. Rep. Cody Henson during the current session of the...

 

Planning Board Openings On The Agenda – Brevard NC

Four openings on the county’s Planning Board are scheduled to be filled during tonight’s regular Board of Commissioners’ meeting. Commissioners have 16 applications that they could choose from to fill out the seven-member board. The board,...

 

Bill Calls For Non- Partisan School Elections – Brevard NC

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson filed a bill Thursday that, if approved, would return Transylvania County Board of Education elections to non-partisan. Last year, Henson's predecessor in District 113, Chris...

 

County Wants Growth Focus – Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners want the Planning Board to focus more on where should growth occur in the county and the steps needed to manage that growth. During its recent meeting, commissioners discussed what they would like the Planning Board...

 

Commissioners Hear Overview Of Wildfire Response – Brevard NC

During their recent meeting, Transylvania County commissioners heard an overview of last year’s wildfires and the local response. The local response was mainly focused on the wildfire that originated Nov. 9 on Pinnacle Mountain, just off the...

 

Board Changes Meeting Schedule – Brevard NC

In March, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will start holding one of its two monthly meetings during the day. During their regular meeting Monday, a majority of commissioners voted to hold one meeting at 9 a.m. on the second Tuesday...

 

Henson's Bill Would Allow Schools To Begin Earlier – Brevard NC

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson is a primary sponsor of a bill that would allow school districts to begin the school year earlier. Henson, a Transylvania County resident who represents District 113, is a...

 

Edwards' Bill Seeks To Tackle Unfunded Retiree Benefits – Brevard NC

In a recent Associated Press story, N.C. Sen. Andy Wells, a Catawba County Republican and co-chairman of the Senate pensions and benefits committee, said unfunded retiree benefit obligations for...

 

Heart Of Brevard Maintains Pulse Of Downtown – Brevard NC

This time of the year can be particularly slow for retail businesses, restaurants and others in downtown Brevard and the rest of the county. Despite that, there's plenty going on in the Heart of the...

 

County Provides Animal Transport Services – Brevard NC

County commissioners have approved setting a $10 fee to transport privately owned pets to and from Asheville for spay/neuter services. During last week’s commissioners’ meeting, Animal Services Director Elma Rae Greene recommended the proposal....

 

Grand Jury To Hear Raines' Case – Brevard NC

More than $90,000 was embezzled from the Transylvania County Rescue Squad’s bank accounts by Annette Raines, the county’s former tax administrator, according to a letter sent from the squad to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In June of last...

 

Old Face Giving Historic Building A New Lease – Brevard NC

In the early 1980s, when he was 13 years old, Bruce Stewart used to build the fire at The Cabin in the Pines restaurant on Country Club Road in Brevard. Over the years, the building has housed...

 

County To Hire In-House Attorney – Brevard NC

A majority of Transylvania commissioners has backed seeking a full-time in-house county attorney, saying it will save money, and improve accountability and efficiency. During their regular meeting last week, commissioners were presented two options:...

 

Audit Spotlights Transylvania's Financial State – Brevard NC

Transylvania County has received a clean bill of health on its finances, according to an audit on the previous fiscal year, which ended June 30. During the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Monday, Kari Dunlap from Martin Starnes &...

 

Sheriff's Office To Offer Tuition Help – Brevard NC

A new tuition assistance policy for the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office — partly designed as a recruitment and retention tool — was approved last week by the Board of Commissioners. During its regular meeting, commissioners approved the...

 

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