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Partisan Board Election Coming

Filing for the May 8 primaries begins Feb. 12 and will include for the first time partisan elections for the Transylvania County Board of Education. As previously reported, in 2016 Chris Whitmire, then state representative for District 113, which...

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (July - September)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. JULY •Sandy Blythe was sentenced to roughly six to eight years in prison after she...

 

County: Schools Funded 'Better,' Comparatively

“By any standard, Transylvania County Government funds schools better relative to economic peers, school system peers, and neighbors in both capital and annual expenses.” That was one of the key points found, according to the county, after it did...

 

Commissioners Approve New Courthouse - Brevard, NC

A new county courthouse will be built beside the public safety complex on Morris Road. That was the unanimous decision Tuesday by the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. Specifically, commissioners voted for a new courthouse that would includ...

 

Chapman Won't Run In 2018

Transylvania County Commission Chairman Larry Chapman announced during Tuesday’s board meeting that he would not seek re-election in 2018. Chapman will have served two terms on the all-Republican board when his current stint ends next year. The...

 
 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 Park Baker    News    May 29, 2017

County To Keep Transportation

Based upon County Manager Jaime Laughter’s recommendations, last Monday night the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners County unanimously rejected bids from organizations to provide transportation services. In December 2016, county...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 25, 2017

Commissioners Deny Funds For Tactical Vehicle - Brevard NC

Sheriff David Mahoney’s request for a tactical vehicle was voted down 3-2 by the county commission during Monday night’s regular meeting. Commissioners Jason Chappell and Page Lemel voted to approve the request while Larry Chapman, Kelvin...

 
 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 John Lanier    News    April 27, 2017

School Board, Commissioners Discuss Facility Options

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners posed several questions regarding the school system’s Master Facility Plan at a joint meeting with the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening in the commission chambers. Chad...

 
 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    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...

 

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...

 

First Mental Health Kiosk In WNC Unveiled – Brevard NC

Transylvania County now hosts western North Carolina's first MindKare mental health screening kiosk, a touchscreen device that allows residents to learn about behavioral health conditions,...

 

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...

 

The News Stories That Shaped Transylvania In 2016 – Brevard NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2016. JANUARY •Rosman was the staging ground for roughly a week for the movie "The...

 

Year In Review – April, May, and June

APRIL •In Transylvania County, a child wrapped up in Family Court can sometimes wait up to five years not knowing where he or she could end up living because of a common practice in court called...

 

Year In Review – October, November, and December

OCTOBER •Based on grade level proficiency, Transylvania County Schools ranked 13th out of the state's 115 school districts for the 2015-16 school year. The county schools ranked 16th the previous...

 

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:...

 

Commissioners Divided Over Vice Chair Pick – Brevard NC

Page Lemel was appointed vice chair of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners Monday, but the vote wasn’t unanimous. During the board’s regular meeting Monday, Lemel, Commission Chairman Larry Chapman and Commissioner Mike Hawkins voted f...

 

Chapman Elected Board Chairman – Brevard NC

County Commissioner Larry Chapman was unanimously voted to be the board's chairman's this morning, but the vote for vice chairman was less unanimous. The commissioners gathered this morning in their...

 

County Backs Effort To Improve Brevard Park – Brevard NC

The county will seek a $240,000 grant to make significant improvements to the South Broad Park in Brevard. On Monday during their regular meeting, Transylvania commissioners approved applying for the...

 

Natural Resources Council Recaps The Past 12 Months – Brevard NC

The past 12 months have been a “busy and productive time” for the Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC). This was one of the findings reported to the Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting last week. During the meeting, Lee McM...

 

Commissioners Want More Study Done On Recreation Options – Brevard NC

Five options are currently on the table as work continues on ways to improve recreation services in the county, including Brevard and Rosman. The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners was presented the options during its regular meeting Monday....

 

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