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County COVID-19 Cases Growing, But Not 'Spiking,' Yet – Transylvania County, NC

Cases of COVID-19 in Transylvania County are growing but are not "spiking" like they are in some places, according to Tara Rybka, the public information officer with Transylvania... — Updated 11/18/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Cedar Mountain Area Plan Discussed – Transylvania County, NC

Curley Huggins said the committee working on the Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan believes it will give an “accurate depiction of what Cedar Mountain community members feel is important.” Huggins is chairman of the committee... — Updated 11/16/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

New Board Will Look At Mass Gathering Ordinance – Transylvania County, NC

The review and possible changes to the county’s Mass Gathering Ordinance will be handled by the new Transylvania County Board of Commissioners, which will be sworn in early December. During the current board’s regular meeting... — Updated 11/11/2020

 

Republicans Win In Commissioners' Race

With the unofficial vote count in, Republicans Teresa McCall, Larry Chapman, Jason Chappell and Jake Dalton are set to take seats on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners.... — Updated 11/4/2020

 

Early Voting Ends – Transylvania County, NC

Early voting ended Saturday in Transylvania County, with 13,018 of the county’s 26,305 registered voters taking part. That number represents 49.49 percent of registered voters in the county. “We’ve heard a lot of great... — Updated 11/2/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Landfill Will Be Expanded – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County will expand its Woodruff Road landfill to handle the county’s garbage for decades to come. During its regular meeting Monday, the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to expand at the landfill rather the... — Updated 10/28/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Officials Asked About Concert – Transylvania County, NC

A three-night concert event proposed for the former Glen Cannon golf course is exempt from the county’s mass gathering ordinance and may be able to operate under the restrictions of the governor’s recent executive order,... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

Virus Count Stands At 361 – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health reported today that seven additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed over the weekend, bringing the county's total to 361 cases and nine deaths since... — Updated 10/12/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Master Planning Of Park Gets OK – Transylvania County, NC

The Board of Commissioners has approved the master planning of the proposed county park on roughly 55 acres behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in... — Updated 10/7/2020

 

County Virus Deaths Now 8 – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health reported one additional case of COVID-19 and one additional death Wednesday, for a total of 337 cases and eight deaths among county residents since the pa... — Updated 10/1/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Board To Make Landfill Decision – Transylvania County, NC

In November, the Board of Commissioners plans to make a decision on how the county will deal with its solid waste in the future. The commissioners will decide whether to expand at the county landfill on Woodruff Road or build a... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

County Virus Count At 336 – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health reported five additional cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, for a total of 336 cases and seven deaths among county residents since the pandemic began.... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

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

 

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

 

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