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Sheriff, Clerk File For Primary

A number of candidates have filed, so far. to run in the May 8 primaries. As of Wednesday morning, the following have filed: •Incumbent David Mahoney has filed for the Republican primary for sheriff. •Incumbent Kristi Brown has filed for the...

 

Ask Us

The redistricting issue in North Carolina raises many questions for voters. When will the decision be final? Will this change where I vote? Will this change what district I vote in? “The Board of Elections wants the voters of Transylvania County...

 

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...

 

Democratic Party Announces Saturday Precinct Meetings

David Smith, chair of the Democratic Party of Transylvania County, has announced the 2018 annual precinct meetings, which are to be held this Saturday, Feb. 10, in Transylvania County. All registered Demo-crats are welcome to attend and are eligible...

 

Transylvania Democratic Party Announces Annual Precinct Meetings

David Smith, chair of the Democratic Party of Transylvania County, has announced the 2018 annual precinct meetings, which are to be held in each of the county’s precincts in February. All registered Demo-crats are welcome to attend and are...

 

Fire/ Rescue Options To Be Presented

During the upcoming budget process, Transylvania County staff plans to recommend strategies and options for the county’s fire/rescue services, including how these services are funded. During its recent regular meeting, the Board of Commissioners...

 

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 County Board Of Elections Releases Meeting Schedule

Regular meetings of the Transylvania County Board of Elections are held on the first Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. in the office of the board, located at 150 S. Gaston St. in Brevard, unless otherwise noted. Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, (cancelled...

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (January - March)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. JANUARY •John Johnson would have to wait roughly 12 months to try and seek rezoning...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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