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 By Derek McKissock    News

County Departments Go Over Accomplishments, Trends, Goals – Transylvania County, NC

Editor’s Note: During the Board of Commissioners’ last meeting, county departments/offices gave their semi-annual reports, focusing on accomplishments, trends and goals, as part of the kickoff to the 2021/2022 fiscal year... — Updated 2/22/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Former Commissioner Asks Board To Consider Resolution – Transylvania County, NC

As the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners meet tonight, a proposed resolution entitled "A Statement of Unity" is not on the scheduled agenda. Earlier this month, former... — Updated 2/22/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Departments Lay Out Accomplishments, Trends, Goals – Transylvania County, NC

Editor’s Note: During the Board of Commissioners’ last meeting, 12 county departments/offices gave their semi-annual reports, as part of the kickoff to the 2021/2022 fiscal year budget process. The first six reports were... — Updated 2/17/2021

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Commissioners Kick Off 2021/2022 Budget Process – Transylvania County, NC

The kickoff of the 2021/2022 budget process, including reports from county departments, was held during the last Transylvania Board of Commissioners’ meeting. County Manager Jaime Laughter told commissioners it was time to look... — Updated 2/15/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Officials Voice Hospital Concerns – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) is recruiting after recently losing a majority of its primary care physicians. Michele Pilon, the hospital’s chief operating officer and chief nursing officer, talked about the physicians and... — Updated 2/2/2021

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Commissioners Back 'Constitutional Rights' Resolution – Transylvania County, NC

During its regular meeting Monday, the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution declaring Transylvania as a “Constitutional Rights Protected County.” Prior to the approval, Commission Chairman Jason Chappell... — Updated 1/27/2021

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Public Health's Mission: Vaccine Shots – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health’s “main mission” right now is to get vaccine “shots in arms,” said Elaine Russell, the county department’s director. Russell gave a vaccine update Monday during the county Board of... — Updated 1/27/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

TCT Reports Increase In Hotel Tax Funds – Transylvania County, NC

For a while last year, Clark Lovelace did something he never thought he would do. The executive director of Transylvania County Tourism (TCT) and the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce was telling people to not come here. In... — Updated 1/18/2021

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Commissioners OK 2 Percent COLA Increase – Transylvania County, NC

Thanks in part to increases in sales tax revenue, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved a 2 percent cost of living (COLA) increase for county employees and funds... — Updated 1/13/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Edwards, Johnson Critical Of Cawthorn – Transylvania County, NC

N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards and N.C. Rep. Jake Johnson have both criticized the recent behavior of fellow Republican, U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn. On Tuesday, Edwards, who represents District 48, which includes Transylvania County,... — Updated 1/13/2021

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County Now In Red Tier For COVID-19 Spread – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County is now in the Red/Critical Community Spread tier for COVID-19, according to the state. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services released an update to the COVID-19 County Alert System on Tuesday that... — Updated 12/23/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Board Backs Industry Incentive Grant – Transylvania County, NC

A performance-based incentive grant for a proposed expansion of a local company was approved Monday during the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting. In its first regular meeting, the new board unanimously... — Updated 12/16/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Officials Address County 'Tier' Change – Transylvania County, NC

Local officials are questioning the state’s decision to move Transylvania County into a group of counties considered the “least economically distressed” in the state. The N.C. Department of Commerce recently released the coun... — Updated 12/14/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Hawkins, Lemel Attend Last Board Meeting – Transylvania County, NC

He won’t be on the board next year, but Mike Hawkins believes there is a “chance” Transylvania County commissioners could “have a monumental year of achievement” in 2021. Hawkins made his comments during last week’s reg... — Updated 11/30/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Fixed Route Transportation Service Coming – Transylvania County, NC

In the new year, Transylvania County will provide fixed routes for its transportation vans, with scheduled stops between Rosman and Pisgah Forest, a round-trip of roughly 32 miles.... — Updated 11/25/2020


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


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