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 By Derek McKissock    COVID-19 

County OKs Temporarily Closing Lodging Facilities

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at https://www.tra... — Updated 4/2/2020 Full story

 

Community Comes Together To Tackle COVID-19 Crisis

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at... — Updated 3/19/2020 Full story

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Mental Health Services Facing Financial Crunch – Transylvania County, NC

Vaya Health, which oversees funding for services related to mental health, substance abuse and intellectual/developmental disabilities in 22 counties, including Transylvania, is under “severe financial stress,” according to... — Updated 3/10/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County Commissioners Still Assessing Fire District Funding – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will hold a yet-to-be-scheduled board workshop to further discuss the options for funding fire and rescue services in the county. Commissioners reached this decision after hearing a... — Updated 2/17/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Dollar General Store Permits Approved – Transylvania County, NC

All of the necessary submittals for local regulations have been received, according to County Manager Jaime Laughter, and permits under county jurisdiction have been issued for the construction process to begin on the proposed... — Updated 2/5/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

City Of Brevard Audit Presented During Council Meeting – Brevard, NC

During last week’s regular Brevard City Council meeting, the city received a “clean audit” report for the close of the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2019. Dan Mullinix, assurance manager for Gould Killian CPA Group, P.A.,... — Updated 1/27/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Transylvania County Commissioners Hear Audit Report – Transylvania County, NC

Kelly Gooderham, with Martin Starnes & Associates, a chartered accounting firm, recently presented to the Transylvania Board of Commissioners the county’s annual financial report for the fiscal year, which ended June 30 of last... — Updated 1/27/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

'No Dollar In The Holler' Effort Visits Board Again – Transylvania County, NC

Just like in December, on Monday another large number of residents attended a Transylvania County Board of Commissioners' meeting to raise concerns about the proposed Dollar General... — Updated 1/15/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County Limited On What It Can Do On Store – Transylvania County, NC

A large number of people opposed to the proposed Dollar General off U.S. 276 attended Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting and learned the county is limited in what it can do.... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

4 Sites On Table For New Court Building – Transylvania County, NC

An architect will look at four sites in the county to do an “apples to apples” comparison and find out if they are suitable for a new courthouse. During their regular meeting Monday, the Board of Commissioners approved hiring... — Updated 12/11/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Officials' GOP Exit Decision Discussed – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County Commissioner Jason Chappell said he would have resigned his position on the board if he had quit the Republican Party. Chappell made the comment after being reached for reaction to the decision by Commissioners... — Updated 12/10/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Three County Commissioners Leave GOP – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County Commissioners David Guice, Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel have left the Republican Party. In an announcement, (see statement below) the three said they were... — Updated 12/5/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Commissioners OK Bike Plan, Tobacco And Vaping Ban – Transylvania County, NC

The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a county Bicycle Plan last week that should help with the funding of bike facilities during N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) road improvement projects. The plan includes... — Updated 11/19/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County, Jameson's Joy Partner On Fitness Course – Transylvania County, NC

Jameson Courtine's favorite TV show was "American Ninja Warrior," where competitors attempted to complete increasingly difficult obstacle courses. In February, the 9-year-old... — Updated 11/18/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Hawkins: Court Decision Is Top Priority – Transylvania County, NC

Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins said making short-term and long-terms decisions about the courthouse “needs to be at the top of the list” of his board’s priorities. Hawkins... — Updated 11/4/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County Moves On Gaia Sewer Line – Transylvania County, NC

Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins called his board’s decision Monday to apply for a grant to help pay for a sewer line between Gaia Herbs and Rosman as “the most important thing” its done all year. During its regular meeting M... — Updated 10/30/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

TDA Report: Accommodation Revenues Doubled – Transylvania County, NC

In the 2011/12 fiscal year, slightly more than $9 million in accommodation revenues was reported in Transylvania County, while this past fiscal year that number had jumped to more... — Updated 10/24/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

State Cuts Mental Health Funding – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution asking the N.C. General Assembly to stop cutting Vaya Health’s single-stream funding and to allow it to use its savings to reinvest in services and community... — Updated 9/25/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County, Alliance To Discuss Future Goals – Transylvania County, NC

Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins believes it’s time for the county to have a “conversation” with the Transylvania Economic Alliance about future economic development efforts, the county’s “expectations” and whether thin... — Updated 9/16/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Homeland Security Inspects County's Election Process – Transylvania County, NC

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security believes Transylvania County is doing a good job making sure the local election process remains secure, according to Jeff Storey, the county’s director of elections. Last month, a... — Updated 9/9/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County Officials Talk Vision – Transylvania County, NC

Editor’s Note: Recently, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners held a workshop to discuss the county’s strategic plan, which includes goals and strategies that guide county departments in their day-to-day actions and,... — Updated 9/4/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County Looking For Temporary Courtroom Space – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County commissioners face major long-term and short-term decisions on the courthouse. During their regular meeting Monday, commissioners supported the formation of a committee in the next few weeks to tackle the... — Updated 8/28/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Fire Tax District Change On The Table – Transylvania County, NC

This fall, Transylvania County will host a series of public information meetings as it considers replacing the various fire tax districts in the county with one single tax district. The Board of Commissioners approved the meetings... — Updated 8/28/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Impact Of County's Strategic Plan Discussed – Transylvania County, NC

Recently, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners held a workshop to discuss the county’s strategic plan, which includes goals and strategies that guide county departments in their day-to-day actions and, in particular,... — Updated 8/21/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Commissioners Taking Another Look At County's Strategic Plan – Transylvania County, NC

In December of 2014, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners began a process to develop a strategic plan, which would have goals and strategies that would guide county departments in their day-to-day actions and, in particul... — Updated 8/19/2019

 

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