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Filing For May 8 Primary Begins This Monday

Filing for the May 8 primaries, which include races for county commissioner, school board and sheriff, begins at noon, Monday. The filing period ends at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 28. Filing for the following contests takes place at the Transylvania...

 

County To Seek USDA Loan For $31 Million- Brevard NC

To pay for the proposed $31 million new courthouse, Transylvania County commissioners have approved beginning the process to secure a 40-year loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Commissioners unanimously accepted staff’s...

 

County Approves Funds For Landfill Upgrades

Transylvania County commissioners recently approved $447,200 in funding for the Solid Waste Department, and specifically the landfill, to make sure the county remains in compliance, can address major equipment breakdowns and other issues, and to prov...

 

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...

 

Happy Retirement

After a 43-year career with the city of Brevard, Desiree Perry is ready to take things a little easier. On Friday, the city invited the public to wish Perry, who ended her career at Town Hall as city...

 

County, City To Look At Fire Department Contract

The county wants to look at its contract with Brevard Fire Department (BFD) before considering committing to helping fund a new rescue truck for the department. During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners instructed staff to look...

 

Fred Jack Fendley

Fred Jack Fendley, 98, of Brevard, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Born in Salem, S.C., he was the son of the late James Felix and Namma Alexander Fendley. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Constance...

 

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...

 

Audit: County Revenues Increase

Transylvania County received a clean financial audit during the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting last week. Kari Dunlap, with Martin Starnes & Associates, gave an overview of the county’s financial report for the 2016-2017 fiscal year,...

 

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...

 

New Industrial Building Gets A Step Closer - Brevard, NC

A legal agreement was signed Tuesday that moved along the eventual construction of a roughly 60,750-square-foot light industrial building on Ecusta Road. During its regular meeting Tuesday, the...

 

Ceremonies Celebrate County's Military Veterans

Some 65 Marines and former Marines celebrated the 242nd anniversary of the USMC on Friday at the Brevard American Legion Hall. The event was based on birthday celebrations held worldwide annually...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    November 6, 2017

Heartbreak For Tigers As Yellowjackets Win In OT

Friday night's game against Hayesville had it all for the community of Rosman. Pregame ceremonies included Senior Night in front of a packed Silverstein Memorial Stadium. Playoff implications were...

 

County Approves Contract With Economic Alliance

The Transylvania Economic Alliance’s contract with the county has been changed to a yearly one, with slightly different expectations and requirements. The county’s initial contract with the Alliance, which was signed in October of 2014, was for...

 

Marines To Celebrate Birthday

The old adage “once a Marine, always a Marine” will be invoked again in Brevard on Nov. 10. The occasion will be the 242nd anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps, as celebrated by the Mountain Marines, an unofficial group of local Leathernecks,...

 

County Closer To Making Courthouse Decision

After years of study and deliberation, commissioners could make a decision on the Transylvania County Courthouse during their first scheduled meeting in November. During Tuesday’s commissioner meeting, Dan Mace, with Moseley Architects, gave a revi...

 

County Hears Possible Insurance Impact

Unless an agreement is reached before Oct. 5, Mission Health will terminate its contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of North Carolina. What that could mean to local residents and county employees was discussed during Monday’s Transylvania B...

 

Center For Domestic Violence Victims Moving Forward

A move to allow local victims of domestic violence to get the support and the services they may need beneath one roof took a step forward Tuesday. The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted during its rescheduled regular meeting for repairs...

 

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...

 

Transylvania 4-H Youth Attends NCACC Youth Summit

4-H Teen Council member Cjon Conley represented Transylvania County at the annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Durham, Aug. 11-12. North C...

 

Picturing The Past: Old Toxaway Baptist Has Two Cemeteries

Old Toxaway Baptist Church is located four miles south of the town of Rosman. The church was established in 1879 as the Baptist Church of Christ at Toxaway in the community of Galloway, which...

 

One Man's Dream Of A Military Museum Realized - Brevard, NC

The Western North Carolina Military History Museum began with a Korean War U.S. M1 carbine rifle and Emmett Casciato's fascination with military history. "It all started with that rifle I found at a...

 

Joel Gordon Hamilton

Hamilton Joel Gordon Hamilton, 76, passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Sylwin and Natalee Fowler Hamilton. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Hamilton. He was a veteran of...

 

County Backs Jail Initiative

An initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness being in jail was supported Tuesday by the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting. Prior to the approval, Carolina Carter, with Meridian Behavioral...

 

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