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 By Mark Todd    News    February 6, 2012

N.C. Sen. Jim Davis Hosts Town Hall Meeting At Library

Jim Davis, the 50th District Republican state senator from Franklin, visited Brevard Tuesday night to hold an old-fashioned town hall meeting. Davis, an orthodontist from Franklin, spoke to and took questions from an audience of about 40 people at th...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    February 2, 2012

Initial County Budget Has $2.5 Million Shortfall

The first look at the 2012-2013 year budget for Transylvania County shows a $2.5 million shortfall. County Manager Artie Wilson and his staff spoke with county commissioners Monday night at their first budget meeting for 2012-2013. There are three...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    February 2, 2012

No More Bowling At Strykes Again Last Bowl

Bunni Arnold and other members of the Connestee Tuesday Senior League were at the Strykes Again bowling alley one last time this week. News that the Brevard bowling alley on U.S. 64 was closing...

 
 By Mark Todd    Features    February 2, 2012

Bell Praised In The Workforce, Community

Joan Bell, a community leader and a friend to many residents of Transylvania County, recently retired from Fifth Third Bank. Bell is also a former teacher and a former member of the Brevard City Counc...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    January 30, 2012

French Broad Place Businesses Doing Well

Despite the poor economy, the seven businesses in the French Broad Place development in Brevard are doing well, according to Orlando attorney Tucker Byrd, who represents the developers. Local families, the Latells and Burdettes, were the original...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    January 30, 2012

Tour To Return To Roots

Brevard’s Twilight Tour, an annual December event, has fallen on hard times in recent years, with a decline in participation by merchants and visitors. Members of the Heart of Brevard (HOB), who sponsor the event in the middle of downtown, met at...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    January 26, 2012

Commissioners To Begin Budget Process Early

It’s only January, but members of the Transylvania County Commission are going to begin taking a look next week at the proposed budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, which must be approved by July 1. County Manager Artie Wilson told commissioners d...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    January 26, 2012

Animal Shelter Shows Progress

The long awaited new animal shelter for Transylvania County is again showing tangible signs of progress. Fundraising is continuing through a citizen’s group called Friends of the Animal Shelter. Also, the county has reached agreement with the town...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    January 19, 2012

No Changes Proposed To Business Incentives

The policy Transylvania County uses to attract new business is basically sound and does not need an update, according to members of the county’s Economic Development Advisory Board. Board member Mack McNeely, a local business owner, led a brief...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    January 16, 2012

Developers Sue Asheville Savings

The developers of French Broad Place are suing Asheville Savings Bank, claiming the financial institution mishandled their loan for the project and caused permanent harm. The developers are seeking damages in excess of $10 million. In the suit,...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    January 12, 2012

Mason Sexton Resigns After Comments By Commissioners

Mason Sexton resigned as Transylvania County Planning Board chairman during Monday’s regular county commission meeting. His action came after Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins said he thought five years in a row as board chairman might exceed past...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    January 9, 2012

Former Rosman Mayor Johnny Rogers Dies

Johnny Rogers, the mayor of Rosman from 1997 to 2006, has died. The 77-year-old Rogers was elected to the board of aldermen in 1995 for a two-year term. He was then elected mayor. Rogers had been in declining health, according to the town’s...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    January 9, 2012

Walend Takes Her Seat In N.C. General Assembly

Trudi Walend, who once again is the state representative for Transylvania County and the rest of House District 113, is back in Raleigh doing the people’s business. A week ago, Walend, who retired from the House in 2009, didn’t know if she was...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    January 5, 2012

Trudi Walend Awaits Governor’s Approval

Update: Late Wednesday, Trudi Walend was sworn in to represent District 113 in the N.C. General Assembly. Republican House lawmakers, meanwhile, have delayed taking action on trying to override Gov. Bev. Perdue's veto of the Racial Justice Act. (The...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    January 5, 2012

Alcohol Petition Does The Rounds

A move is underway to have Transylvania County voters decide whether beer and wine should be sold countywide. Yolanda Galloway, with the Cedar Mountain Quick Stop, hopes to gather enough names on a petition to have the question placed on the May...

 

Community Quilt Coming Together

While the celebration of Transylvania County’s 150th birthday is officially over, the results of that celebration have brought local residents together in ways that could not have been imagined...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    December 29, 2011

Home Has New Name, Same Mission

For more than a century, abandoned, abused, neglected and orphaned children in western North Carolina have received care through Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families (BMH). Now, the nonprofit is bringing its services to Transylvania Cou...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    December 29, 2011

House Hopefuls Look To Jan. 2

Telephones are buzzing as a handful of candidates battle for votes from Republican Party leaders to be named to finish David Guice’s term in the General Assembly. Guice, who was first elected to the legislature in 2008, resigns effective Jan. 1 to...

 

Art Made From Beads, Wire And More

Nora Lynn Childress Holmes of Brevard is a living example of the healing power of art. Holmes has struggled for years with a debilitating illness, but has continued battling, married her sweetheart...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    December 22, 2011

Chris Whitmire Seeks Guice’s House Seat

Chris Whitmire, the Transylvania County Board of Education chairman, is seeking the appointment to N.C. Rep. David Guice’s District 113 seat. Guice, a Republican, will step down Jan. 1. Last week, Gov. Beverly Perdue appointed Guice to head the...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    December 22, 2011

Manley Picked As Chamber President

Mary Lynn Manley, city president of United Community Bank in Brevard, has been named president of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors for 2012. She said she was pleased and honored to be selected. “I look forward to...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    December 19, 2011

Walend Wants House Seat

Former five-term State Rep. Trudi Walend is seeking appointment to the House seat to be vacated by David Guice on Jan. 1. Walend said she will also run for the seat in the 2012 election. Guice’s replacement will be announced following meetings of R...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    December 19, 2011

Guice Appointed To Top Probation Position

He was a probation official, local businessman and a Transylvania County commissioner. Then he was elected twice to the North Carolina House of Representatives. Now David Guice will be spending even more time in Raleigh as the state’s top...

 
 By Mark Todd    News    December 15, 2011

Renovation Of Old Sheriff’s Office OK’d

Relief finally appears to be at hand for overcrowded offices in the Transylvania County Courthouse. Renovation of the former Sheriff’s Office building at the corner of Morgan and Broad streets in Brevard is expected to begin in early 2012....

 
 By Mark Todd    News    December 15, 2011

Rosman Mayor Doubling As Administrator

Rosman Mayor Brian Shelton was sworn in for a second four-year term Tuesday, and promptly took on another job as town administrator. He will not receive any additional pay for his extra work. Rita Ashe, clerk of court for the county, swore Shelton...

 

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