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Elections Board Thanks Precinct Officials

Thank you does not begin to express the gratitude that the Board of Elections members and staff have for the service that our precinct officials give to the voters of Transylvania County. We want to recognize the precinct officials that worked this...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    October 16, 2017

City Council Candidates Tackle Questions

Editor’s Note: The only competitive race in this year’s municipal elections is on the Brevard City Council, where three candidates are competing for two seats. The three candidates — Maureen Copelof, Jessica Gallagher and Mac Morrow — were...

 

Storm Causes Damage At Historic Site - Brevard, NC

In the windy wake of Hurricane Irma, a felled oak tree shattered a piece of Brevard's history. "I was fast asleep, and I heard an enormous crash," said Karen Palmer, who lives in a home behind St....

 

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...

 

Marijuana Use Discussed At Forum - Brevard, NC

A discussion about the pros and cons of marijuana was held Thursday by the C.A.R.E. Coalition at the Board of Elections. Kristen Gentry, youth and community outreach coordinator for the C.A.R.E....

 

C.A.R.E. Coalition: C.A.R.E. Seeks Community Opinions On Marijuana

When people think about marijuana, their own personal preferences, or indifference, often shape their opinions. That’s natural. As the controversy between federal regulations, medicalization and state legalization continues to shake out, the issue...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    July 27, 2017

Election Officials Recognized

The Transylvania County Board of Elections, staff, family and friends gathered recently at the Election Center to honor John R. “Jack” Hudson, Jr. and Frances C. “Fran” Waser. Hudson and Waser passed away in November 2016 and the Board of...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    July 20, 2017

Election Filing Ends On Friday

As of Wednesday morning four candidates have filed for the upcoming municipal elections. Filing ends at noon on Friday for the Nov. 7 elections in Brevard and Rosman. Jimmy Harris has filed for another term as Brevard mayor. Two seats on the City...

 
 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 10, 2017

School Board Bill Not Heard

The bill that would have returned Transylvania County Board of Education elections to non-partisan was not heard during the recent General Assembly session. In February, N.C. Rep. Cody Henson, who represents District 113, which includes Transylvania...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 6, 2017

Election Filing Begins Friday - Brevard, NC

Election filing for municipal races in Brevard and Rosman starts at noon on Friday. Brevard’s mayoral seat, currently held by Jimmy Harris, and two council seats, currently held by Mac Morrow and Anne Hollingsworth, will be on the ballot on Nov....

 
 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 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...

 

SAFE Receives Women For Women Grant - Brevard, NC

SAFE Inc. was named a recipient of a Women for Women Grant at the Annual Power of The Purse Program in Asheville on May 23. The Power of The Purse Program announced $270,000 in grants made by the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 8, 2017

Board Discusses Having Bond Vote Next March

Monday evening members of the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed the possibility of having a bond referendum in March of 2018 during the primaries as opposed to having it during the general election in November of 2018. Vice Chairman...

 

Status Of Rep. Henson's Bills Updated

The Transylvania Times has periodically been updating the status of the bills either sponsored or co-sponsored by Transylvania County’s representatives in Raleigh, N.C. Rep. Cody Henson and N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards. The following pertains, as of...

 

Edwards' Bills Making Their Way Through General Assembly

Editor’s Note: During the current session of the N.C. General Assembly, The Transylvania Times has published several stories about bills either primarily sponsored or co-sponsored by N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards or N.C. Rep. Cody Henson. The following...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 22, 2017

CTE Students Surpass Peers - Brevard, NC

Students in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes in the Transylvania County school system are performing better than their peers in the region and state. “We’ve done very well compared to the other systems in the state,” said...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 11, 2017

County Manager Proposes $51.2 Million Budget - Brevard, NC

No tax increase is called for in Transylvania County Manger Jaime Laughter’s proposed budget for the 2017/18 fiscal year. Laughter presented her roughly $51.2 million budget Tuesday to Transylvania County commissioners during their regular...

 
 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 John Lanier    News    April 13, 2017

Conversation Focuses On Alcohol, Violence - Brevard NC

About 40 people attended the “Alcohol, Violence and Sexual Assault – A Community Conversation” presentation held last Thursday evening in the Board of Elections meeting room. Sponsored by the CARE Coalition and SAFE, the event included a presen...

 

Alcohol And Assault Discussion Set For April 6

In honor of April being both Alcohol Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the community is invited to join a “Community Conversation” to discuss issues and solutions involving alcohol and violence, underage alcohol use and...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 27, 2017

Edwards Eyes Election Changes

Editor's Note: The Transylvania Time has recently published stories about the bills sponsored and co-sponsored by N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards and N.C. Rep. Cody Henson during the current session of the General Assembly. The following story is about some...

 

Oppose Displaying Swastika On County Property

The Transylvania County Commission is considering a proposal for a Military History Museum to be located at the site of the old Board of Elections office on Gaston Street. During the presentation at the March 14 meeting, the group’s representative...

 

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