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 By Derek McKissock    News    July 13, 2017

County Fares Well Compared To 'Peers'

For the past few years, as far as trends in jobless rates, wages, population growth and other factors, Transylvania County has been performing better than its “peer” counties. This was one of the findings from a presentation Tuesday by Josh...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 10, 2017

School Board Bill Not Heard

The bill that would have returned Transylvania County Board of Education elections to non-partisan was not heard during the recent General Assembly session. In February, N.C. Rep. Cody Henson, who represents District 113, which includes Transylvania...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 6, 2017

Jobless Numbers Jump In May - Brevard, NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in May was 4.2 percent, up from 3.9 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 6, 2017

Election Filing Begins Friday - Brevard, NC

Election filing for municipal races in Brevard and Rosman starts at noon on Friday. Brevard’s mayoral seat, currently held by Jimmy Harris, and two council seats, currently held by Mac Morrow and Anne Hollingsworth, will be on the ballot on Nov....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 29, 2017

Commissioners OK $51.2 Million General Fund Budget

Transylvania County commissioners Monday unanimously approved the 2017/18 fiscal year budget, which includes no property tax increase. The $51,243,973 general fund budget goes into effect July 1, the start of the new fiscal year. Compared to the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 26, 2017

State Funds Boost Project

The proposed state budget includes $200,000 for the economic development project on Ecusta Road. The initial project, a partnership between the city, the county and the Transylvania Economic Alliance, called for the construction of a...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 26, 2017

Officials React To Proposed State Budget

As of this morning, the Republican-controlled N.C. Legislature’s roughly $23 billion budget faces a likely veto from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and an equally likely override from lawmakers. Cooper and most fellow Democrats have attacked the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 19, 2017

Commissioners OK Most Of Recreation Plan

The Parks & Recreation Master Plan for Transylvania County and the city of Brevard was approved, in part, by the Board of Commissioners last week. During their regular meeting, commissioners approved the master plan, leaving out references to a...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 19, 2017

Library Comes Up With Goals

Improving outreach efforts and getting the word out about all the things the Transylvania County Library offers are among the goals the staff has set for itself. During their regular meeting last week, the Transylvania Board of Commissioners...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 15, 2017

Public Silent At County Budget Hearing - Brevard, NC

No one spoke during the public hearing Tuesday for the 2017/2018 fiscal year budget for Transylvania County. The Board of Commissioners is now scheduled to approve the budget at its June 26 meeting. The budget will go into effect July 1. County...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 11, 2017

County Manager Proposes $51.2 Million Budget - Brevard, NC

No tax increase is called for in Transylvania County Manger Jaime Laughter’s proposed budget for the 2017/18 fiscal year. Laughter presented her roughly $51.2 million budget Tuesday to Transylvania County commissioners during their regular...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 11, 2017

Land Trust Seeks To Increase Workforce Housing - Brevard, NC

The Community Land Trust wants the county to develop a plan to increase workforce housing in Transylvania County over the next 10 years. During the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday, Claudia Hawkins, chair of the Community Land Trust,...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 11, 2017

County Approves Lease For Military Museum - Brevard, NC

A majority of Transylvania commissioners Tuesday voted to allow the WNC Military History Museum to lease the former county administration building beside the courthouse for a year. The lease agreement is still to be worked out. In March, museum...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 8, 2017

N.C. Rep Cody Henson Continues Work As Lawmaker

The Transylvania Times has periodically been updating the bills either sponsored or co-sponsored by Transylvania County's representatives in Raleigh, N.C. Rep. Cody Henson and N.C. Sen. Chuck...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 27, 2017

County OKs Radio Upgrade

Transylvania County commissioners have approved spending $530,000 to improve radio communications for fire, EMS and Sheriff’s Office dispatch. Commissioners backed the expenditure Monday during their regular meeting. Kevin Shook, the county’s com...

 
 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...

 

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