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Virus Deaths Now At Seven – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health reported no additional cases of COVID-19, but one additional death Wednesday, for a total of 311 cases and seven deaths among county residents. As of... — Updated 9/22/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    COVID-19 

Virus Count Stands At 316 – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health is reporting four additional cases of COVID-19 Monday, for a total of 316 cases and seven deaths among county residents since the pandemic began. Of the... — Updated 9/21/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News 

Absentee By Mail Ballot Requests Increase – Transylvania County, NC

Jeff Storey said preparing for an election during a pandemic has been "quite challenging," including seeing significant increases in absentee by mail voting requests and needing mor... — Updated 9/21/2020

 

County Virus Count At 305 – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health reported seven additional cases of COVID-19 today, for a total of 305 cases and six deaths among county residents since the pandemic started. Currently,... — Updated 9/14/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County Virus Count At 295 – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health reported four additional cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, for a total of 295 cases and six deaths among county residents. Currently, 21 county residents are... — Updated 9/9/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Sewer Line Plans For U.S. 64 Moving Along – Transylvania County, NC

The proposed sewer line project from Gaia Herbs, along U.S. 64 to the town of Rosman will not only provide an economic boost to the county, the Transylvania Board of Commissioners believe, but will allow property owners with... — Updated 8/31/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Advice: Morris Road Or South Broad Best Sites For Courthouse – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County commissioners are being advised to build a new courthouse either beside the Public Safety Facility on Morris Road or on South Broad Street, where the park and... — Updated 8/26/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Pearsall Focused On Helping Veterans – Transylvania County, NC

When asked why he was the county’s Veterans Service officer, Frank Pearsall said it was not a job but a “calling.” The 80-year-old, a retired master sergeant for the U.S. Marine Corps, has served in the position for 14... — Updated 7/29/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Floodplain Management Discussed – Transylvania County, NC

When talking about floodplain management, Terry Foxx said, there are two things to keep in mind: there are “two sides to every story” and for “every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction.” Foxx is a National... — Updated 7/20/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Commissioners Support Splitting CARES Act Funding – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County commissioners have approved splitting $369,199 of state funding evenly between the town of Rosman and city of Brevard. Commissioners approved the funding during their regular meeting Monday. The funding comes... — Updated 7/15/2020

 

Officials Note 'Uptick' In County's COVID-19 Cases – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health was notified of one additional case of COVID-19 Wednesday morning, bringing the total of county cases to 38, including one death. As of Wednesday morning, there have been a total of 1,624 tests for... — Updated 7/10/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County Approves Annual Budget-Brevard NC

On Monday the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a $61,041,976 general fund budget for the new fiscal year, which begins July 1. The tax rate will remain at $.636 cents per $100 of valuation, and the fi... — Updated 6/24/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Public Silent On Budget During Hearing

No one spoke Monday during the public hearing on the proposed 2020/2021 general fund budget for Transylvania County government. The proposed budget includes no property tax increase, with the tax rate remaining at $.636 cents per... — Updated 6/10/2020 Full story

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

BRCC President Gives College Overview-Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Community College’s summer enrollment is up 20 percent and close to 1,000 students, the most in 10 years, said Dr. Laura Leatherwood, the college’s president. During last Monday’s Board of Commissioners’ budget... — Updated 6/9/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Budget Workshop Focuses On Local Education Spending-Brevard NC

Education spending makes up roughly 25 percent of Transylvania County Manager Jaime Laughter’s proposed $59.7 million general fund budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year. The school system requested $15.9 million for the 2020/2021... — Updated 6/3/2020

 

Russell Explains Contact Tracing Of Virus, Board Discusses Masks-Brevard NC

As of this morning, Transylvania County had 14 residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. In each case, Transylvania Public Health initiated “contact tracing,” which helps to understand how the person may have been... — Updated 6/1/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

COVID-19 Hangs Over County Manager's Budget -Brevard NC

With the impact of COVID-19 in mind, County Manager Jaime Laughter’s $59.7 million general fund budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year features no property tax increase and a 9 percent spending decrease from the current year... — Updated 6/1/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Jake Dalton Takes Seat On Board - Brevard NC

Jake Dalton was appointed and sworn in Tuesday to the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. As previously reported, Dalton was the local Republican Party nominee to see out the term of recently deceased Commissioner Will... — Updated 5/27/2020

 

Official Explains Testing Numbers, Recovery - Brevard NC

As of Sunday, 12 Transylvania County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Though low compared to surrounding counties, there was a slight uptick in the number of positive... — Updated 5/25/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

GOP Names Its Board Nominee -Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Republican Party has chosen Rosman resident Jake Dalton as its nominee to see out the term of recently deceased Commissioner Will Cathey. Cathey, a Republican who was elected to a four-year on the Board of... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County Approves Business Loan Program-Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners Monday approved providing $150,000 for a new loan program for local small businesses. The loans, which will have to be repaid, have a $10,000 maximum and will be eligible to for-profit businesses... — Updated 5/15/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Sheriff Talks Recruitment, COVID-19, Crime Numbers -Brevard NC

Sheriff David Mahoney said he no longer feels his hand being near the "panic button" when it comes to deputy recruitment and retention for his office. Mahoney was speaking during... — Updated 5/11/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

State Sets Rules To See Out Cathey's Term-Brevard NC

Picking a replacement to see out the term of recently deceased Commissioner Will Cathey has a few twists and turns. Cathey, a Republican who was elected to a four-year term on the Board of Commissioners in 2018, died on April 30.... — Updated 5/6/2020

 

County Remains At Seven Virus Cases -Brevard NC

Transylvania County remains at seven confirmed COVID-19 cases after it was revealed an eighth person, identified as a county resident on Saturday, was actually a Henderson County... — Updated 5/4/2020

 

Resolution Closing Lodging Facilities Set To Expire-Brevard NC

Today, the March 31 resolution that closed the majority of lodging facilities, including campgrounds and direct-reservation facilities, such as AirBnb and VRBO, in the county will expire, allowing these businesses to again receive... — Updated 4/29/2020

 

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