Election 2014

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Sheriff Candidates Take Questions - Brevard NC

On Tuesday, the candidates for Transylvania County squared off in a forum at the county library organized by the Brevard/Chamber of Commerce. In November, incumbent David Mahoney, a Republican, faces...

 

Voting Site Is Changed - Brevard NC

Registered voters in the Brevard 2 precinct will be voting at a new location for the Nov. 4 General Election after a fire in August significantly damaged the VFW Building. The building has served as the precinct voting facility since 2000. After...

 

Key Points About Voting In The Upcoming Election

One-stop early voting for the General Election begins Thursday, Oct. 23. As voters head to the polls, they should remember several key points. Key Point #1: The ballot is lengthy. There are 27 contests for Transylvania County voters to consider....

 

Voting Precinct Locations

POLLING PLACES Precinct: BD N.Transylvania Fire Dept. 5299 Asheville Highway, Pisgah Forest Precinct: B1 Community Services Conference Room 98 East Morgan St., Brevard Precinct: B2 (NEW LOCATION) Brevard Music Center Alumni House 78 Brevard...

 

To Be Safe, Register Now

As Patrick Gannon notes in his column today, the voting situation in North Carolina is very confusing and fluid. Two items are of particular immediate concern: same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting. The 2013 voting law eliminated same-day...

 

Election Law Changes Will Have An Impact - Brevard NC

North Carolina House Bill 589, which the General Assembly passed in 2013, contains numerous provisions that will have a direct impact on voting in this state and county, according to Adam Sotak, statewide campaign organizer for Democracy North...

 

Nov. 4 Alcohol Vote Explained -Brevard NC

When Transylvania County voters go to the polls Nov. 4, seven alcohol-related questions will be on the ballot. The questions were placed on the ballot after county commissioners approved a resolution in August. A county alcoholic beverage election...

 

Constitutional Amendment On November's Ballot - Brevard NC

North Carolina voters will find one proposed amendment to the state Constitution on the ballot in November. The 2013 General Assembly approved a measure that, if approved, would change how some criminal trials are conducted. If approved by the voters...

 

County Residents Must Register To Vote By Oct. 10 - Brevard NC

Transylvania County residents not currently registered to vote must do so by Oct. 10 to participate in the upcoming general election. This deadline also applies to registered voters needing to update their registration record, such as change of...

 

Forum Will Focus On New State Voting Laws - Brevard NC

The last in a series of four free community information programs on how new laws enacted by the N.C. General Assembly in the past two years will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the library’s Rogow Room. Adam Sotak, state campaign...

 

Board Of Education Candidates Speak Out - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Six candidates are running for two seats on the Board of Education in November. During last week’s candidates forum at the library, four of the six — Marty Griffin, Jenni Pogue, Michael Rogers and Betty Scruggs — responded to...

 

Alcohol Group Wants To Keep Transylvania Dry - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: In November, Transylvania County residents will decide whether they want to allow alcohol sales in the county. A group opposed to the measure, Keep TC Dry, has been formed. The Transylvania Times contacted Daniel Nicholson, the...

 

Clerk Of Court Candidates Go Head To Head - Brevard NC

Last Tuesday night, Rita Ashe and Donna Robinson – the two candidates for the county’s Clerk of Superior Court – discussed their past experience as well as their vision for the future of the clerk of court during a candidate forum held at the l...

 

Voting Equipment To Be Tested Monday

Testing of voting equipment in preparation for the Nov. 4 General Election will begin Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at the Board of Elections Office, 221 S. Gaston St., Brevard, pursuant to GS 163-33.2 and...

 

Commission Candidates Square Off At Forum - Brevard NC

In front of a standing room only crowd at the library’s Rogow Room Tuesday, four candidates vying for two seats on the Board of Commissioners answered questions and laid out their vision for the county. Two Republicans – Larry Chapman and Kelvin...

 

Larry Chapan Interview

Editor's Note: The Transylvania Times invited the six Republican candidates seeking their party's nomination for Transylvania County commissioner in the May 6 primary to answer several questions. The...

 

At Margraf Interview

Age: 73 Employment: self-employed, small business owner Past elected offices or committees: one unsuccessful run for county commissioner in mid-90s Education: high school Family: Wife, Susan Should...

 

Scott McCall Interview

Scott McCall Age: 53 Employment: On-site property manager for Lake Toxaway community association Education: Graduate of Rosman High School in 1978; associate's degree in forest management from...

 

Chase McKelvey Interview

Chase McKelvey Age: 29 Employment: owner of Chase Insurance in Brevard Past boards or committees: none Education: Brevard High School; Blue Ridge Business College; National Association of Insurance...

 

Kelvin Phillips Interview

Kelvin Phillips Age: 58 Employment: Owner of K.P. Steel Past elected offices or committees: Former county commissioner, and former Board of Education, Board of Health, and Planning Board member Educat...

 

Mark Tooley Interview

Mark Tooley Age: 58 Employment: Keir Manufacturing, facilities and warehouse manager; former co-owner of Mountain Place Builders Education: Bachelor's degree in marine biology and computer science fro...

 

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