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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...

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (April - June)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. APRIL •Brevard was selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, a...

 

Legal Notices for December 18, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 17 E 370 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representatives of the Estate of Norma R. Hough of...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Hurricane Benefit Event Planned For Oct. 9 - Brevard, NC

Brevard residents Paula Patane and Mike Green will host a hurricane relief benefit event and auction at 185 King St. on Monday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. The couple has lived in Brevard for almost 20 years, but they have a strong connection to the...

 

Road Project Listing Heading To State

A proposed road project list for Transylvania County was approved last week by the Board of Commissioners. The projects (see below) will now go to the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) for further consideration and possible funding. The list...

 

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...

 

Friday Gallery Walk Features New Exhibitions - Brevard, NC

Explore art, music and wine at the Brevard Fourth Friday Gallery Walk on Aug. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. TC Arts Council executive director Tammy Hopkins said, "The arts community sends a sincere thank you...

 

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 Derek McKissock    News    July 27, 2017

New Tax Bills Include Revenue, Spending Info

Jessica McCall, the county’s tax administrator, presented the tax settlement for the 2016 tax year to the Board of Commissioners Monday during its regular meeting. McCall’s office reported a 99.82 percent collection rate, one of the highest in...

 
 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

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

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 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...

 

County Still Recovering From 'Great Recession' -Brevard NC

Transylvania County employment is still recovering from the “Great Recession” of 2007, according to Nathan Ramsey, director of the Mountain Area Workforce Development (MAWD) Board. During the county Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting...

 

Legal Notices For April 13, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 17-E-46 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of Dennis D....

 

Legal Notices For April 6, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 17-E-46 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of Dennis D....

 

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