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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...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    August 7, 2017

City To Hold Alcohol Hearing - Brevard, NC

The Brevard City Council will hold a public hearing on Aug. 22 on possible changes to its ordinances that would allow alcohol to be served at 10 a.m. on Sundays, instead of noon, within the city limits. On June 30, Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill into...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 31, 2017

No Plans To Extend Sunday Alcohol Hours

As of now, there are apparently no plans to extend the hours of alcohol sales on Sundays in Transylvania County. On June 30, Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill into law, allowing bars, restaurants and retailers to begin serving alcoholic beverages at 10...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 17, 2017

County: We Don't Want Squad To Fail

On at least two occasions, Dale Whitlock, the Transylvania County Rescue Squad’s chief, has suggested provisions in its contract with the county appeared to be setting the squad up to fail, something commissioners vehemently deny. Whitlock made...

 
 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    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...

 

Special Olympians Garner 23 Gold Medals

Special Olympians from Transylvania County won 23 gold medals at the Special Olympics North Carolina state competition held in Raleigh June 4-9. The Summer Games is the largest state-level event for...

 
 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...

 

Chapman, Hibbs Exchange Vows

Natalie S. Chapman, of Fletcher and Thomas Joseph Hibbs, also of Fletcher, were united in marriage May 29, 2016, at 5 p.m. at the Mountain Lodge and Conference Center, in Flat Rock. Rev. Charles...

 

Support The Sheriff's Request

I wonder if Commissioner Larry Chapman would ever send his troops into harm’s way knowing that they do not have the necessary equipment to support them? Then why did he deny the sheriff’s department the necessary equipment to support them? It...

 
 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...

 

Steve Larry Gates

Steve Larry Gates, 66, of Brevard, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Vince and Victoria Chapman Gates. In addition to his parents, his sister, Victoria Elaine Gates, also preceded him...

 

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