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 By Staff Reports    News    May 16, 2019

Rosman Chooses Essenberg To Lead Team This Fall

Rosman High School has chosen Dan Essenberg to become the interim head football coach through the 2019-20 football season. He will be recommended for appointment to the Board of Education during its May 20 meeting. Essenberg previously served as...

 

Transylvania's Jobless Number Inches Up In December

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in December was 3.8 percent, up from 3.4 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    January 24, 2019

Official Addresses Industrial Center Cost - Brevard, NC

Last summer, it was reported that the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved $450,000 in more funding for the Sylvan Valley Industrial Center on Ecusta Road because of “design team errors and omissions on the project.” Commissioners...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    January 10, 2019

County Announces Top Employee, Department Head

Pam Newman has been named as Transylvania County government's 2018 Employee of the Year, while Kevin Shook was named as Department Head of the Year. Newman has been employed with Transylvania County f...

 

County Hires New Attorney - Brevard NC

Mary Ann Hollocker has been selected as the county’s new attorney, including representing the Department of Social Services (DSS). Hollocker will replace Misti Bass, who has served in the role since early 2017. Hollocker has worked in many areas...

 

Flooding Closing Out 2018 - Brevard NC

As of noon, Friday, 4 to 6 inches of heavy rain, which began on Thursday afternoon, drenched Transylvania County, creating significant flooding and road closures. Photos of some of the flooding may...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 17, 2018

Volunteers Complete Multiple Projects In Pisgah

For the recent Pisgah Pride Day 2018, there were 300 volunteers working on 19 projects across the Pisgah Ranger District. During the day, the volunteers: •installed a new sign at the Ranger Station; •cleared brush from 27 miles of trails;...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 17, 2018

Brevard Music Center Receives $15,000 Grant

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is a $15,000 art works grant to Brevard...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 10, 2018

Guice Receives GOP Nod, Brown Defeats Chappell

Editor’s Note: The following results are unofficial and will not be certified by the Board of Elections until May 18. As things stand, David Guice heads to the Nov. 6 general election as one of the two Republican Party nominations for the Board of...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 30, 2018

Deeds Office Kicks Off Thank-A-Vet On May 18

The Transylvania County Register of Deeds office will be initiating a new program on May 18 to thank the county’s military veterans for their service. The Thank-A-Vet program partners the Register of Deeds office with area businesses to provide...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 23, 2018

West Qualifies As A Commission Candidate

Mike West has qualified as an unaffiliated candidate by petition for the Board of County Commissioners race in November. As of this point, West will challenge two Republicans, who will be chosen in the upcoming May 6 primary, on the ballot for the...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 19, 2018

Hooker Falls Upper Lot Temporarily Closed

DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) will be improving visitor service by adding a permanent restroom near the Hooker Falls Access Area, according to a press release. The construction started Monday and is expected to be completed by mid-August....

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 16, 2018

Early Voting Starts Thursday

Early voting for the May 8 primary begins this Thursday. The following races will be on the ballot: •Will Cathey, David Guice and Danny Hein are running for two seats in the Republican Party primary for the Transylvania County Board of...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    March 26, 2018

Mission Health Exploring Joining HCA Healthcare

Mission Health’s Board of Directors announced Wednesday that it had signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to enter into discussions to join HCA Healthcare, a Nashville-based company. Transylvania Regional Hospital is a member of the Mission Health...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    March 22, 2018

Local House Heading Back To TV Screens

Brevard's Platt Architecture will be featured again on the TV show "Barnwood Builders" at 9 p.m., Sunday, April 15, on the DIY Network. The home featured on the show was designed by Platt...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    March 19, 2018

Jobless Rate Goes Up

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in January was 4.7 percent, up from 4.4 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released last week from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    March 1, 2018

Hemphill, Mahoney Will Square Off Again For Sheriff

Incumbent David Mahoney and William Hemphill will again run for Transylvania County Sheriff, while Kelvin Phillips has not filed for another term on the Board of Commissioners. Filing for the May 8 primaries ended Wednesday. In 2014, Mahoney, a...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    March 1, 2018

State Awards Grant To Help Greystone Inn Relaunch

The state has awarded Transylvania County a $100,000 grant to support the reopening this spring of The Greystone Inn in Lake Toxaway. As previously reported, The Greystone Inn, which has been closed since 2014, was bought in October by Ellis...

 

Updates Provided On Caldwell, Connector Projects

The Caldwell Street road widening project in Brevard is estimated to be "wrapped up" by early fall, according to Shep Cordray, a N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) engineer. The project was...

 

Brown Files For Clerk Position

Kristi B. Brown, clerk of Superior Court in Transylvania County, will seek the Republican Party nomination for the office in the May 8 primary. Brown has been with the clerk's office for almost 18...

 

Student Remark Not A 'Credible Threat' - Brevard, NC

On Wednesday, a Brevard High School student said something in front of other students that at least one student later considered a possible threat, according to Kevin Smith, the school system’s community relations coordinator. On Thursday morning,...

 

Norm Bossert Running For State Senate Seat

Last week, career educator and retired principal of Black Mountain Elementary School Norm Bossert announced his candidacy for the N.C. State Senate District 48. “Don’t let my soft demeanor fool you – I will fight and fight hard for the people o...

 

Chappell Files For Clerk Position

Jason Robert Chappell has announced he will seek the Republican Party nomination in the May 8 primary for the office of Clerk of Superior Court in Transylvania County. Chappell, who currently serves as a county commissioner, has filed along with incu...

 

Filing Continues

As of this morning, the following candidates have filed to run in the May primaries: •Incumbent David Mahoney has filed for the Republican primary for sheriff. •Incumbent Marty Griffin has filed for the Democratic primary for the Board of Educati...

 

Howell Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Kevin Howell was inducted into the Legends of the Fly Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at The Fly Fishing Show in Atlanta, Ga., earlier this month. The Legends of the Fly Hall of Fame was established in 2017 by Southern Trout Magazine as a way to...

 

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