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 By Derek McKissock    News

Some Commissioners Mention Pausing The Process

Recently, Transylvania Commissioners David Guice and Teresa McCall have publically suggested stopping the current $68 million school bond process and taking another look at the plans to make major renovations at Brevard High and... — Updated 4/26/2021

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

BRCC Explains Campus Limits – Brevard, NC

In the near future, Transylvania County will have two renovated high schools, thanks to the $68 million voter approved bond, but if local students go to the Blue Ridge Community... — Updated 3/29/2021

 

There He Goes Again

In 1980, Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan told President Jimmy Carter in a debate, “There you go again” when he accused Carter of misrepresenting his position on Medicare legislation. To paraphrase Reagan,... — Updated 3/24/2021

 

Policies For Politicians

In today’s paper readers will find two related stories: one containing Commissioner Larry Chapman’s full statement at the end of a recent commissioners’ meeting and one providing our response to his statement. Chapman... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

Supports Unity Resolution

Please publish a “Thank you, Mike Hawkins” for submitting “A Statement of Unity” resolution to the Transylvania County Commissioners and The Transylvania Times. His proposal doubtlessly represents the sentiments of many... — Updated 3/1/2021

 

Put Unity Resolution On Agenda

This is a letter of profound gratitude to former County Commissioner Mike Hawkins for his resolution entitled “A Statement of Unity,” which he requested be placed on the agenda of the county commissioners’ meeting on Monday,... — Updated 3/1/2021

 
 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

 

A Look Back To The Year In News

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories in The Transylvania Times that appeared between July and December of 2020. Stories from January through December appeared... — Updated 1/4/2021

 

A Look Back To The Year In News – Transylvania County, NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories in The Transylvania Times that appeared between January and June of 2020. July through December will appear in Monday's... — Updated 12/30/2020

 
 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 Alex Perri    News

Ecusta Trail Still Has Hurdles – Transylvania County, NC

The race to build the Ecusta Trail is now officially on, after Conserving Carolina announced last week it reached an agreement with WATCO Companies over the purchase of the railroad corridor between Hendersonville and Brevard ... — Updated 11/29/2020

 
 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

 

Candidates Make Comments – Transylvania County, NC

Editor’s note: The following comes from local candidates whose comments did not make the newspaper’s Nov. 5 edition. •Incumbent Republican Jason Chappell won another term on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners.... — Updated 11/9/2020

 

Challenges Lie Ahead

Congratulations to Jason Chappell, Larry Chapman, Jake Dalton and Teresa McCall on their election to the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners and Tawny McCoy, Richard “Kimzey” Jackson and Ron Kiviniemi to the Transylvania... — Updated 11/5/2020

 

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

 
 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

 

Commissioner Candidates And Issues

The upcoming election seems to be on everyone’s mind. Although the top of the ballot will be recognized by many to represent the most important races, our county residents will encounter and sustain the more immediate results of... — Updated 10/5/2020

 

Commissioner Candidates: Community Plans

Commissioner candidates Larry Chapman and Jason Chappell spoke in absolute terms on topics of preserving communities, land use, and Small Area Plans during the two recent candidates’ forums; both stated that they would only... — Updated 10/5/2020

 

Commissioner Candidates Square Off – Transylvania County, NC

Seven candidates seeking three seats on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners went head to head last Thursday night during the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of... — Updated 9/22/2020

 

Decency And Competence

Decency, honor, integrity, truthfulness, even competence – is that really too much to ask of our highest elected officials? Has the winning of elections become, like war, more important than the welfare of the people and nation,... — Updated 9/14/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

Commissioner Candidates Square Off For First Time – Transylvania County, NC

The nine candidates for the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners discussed infrastructure, housing, child care, jobs and other topics during an online candidates’ forum held last Thursday evening. The event was sponsored... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Officials Say They Are Working To Improve Broadband – Transylvania County, NC

In response to an Opinion of the Readers, county officials said they have been working hard to improve broadband service in the county. In late July, an Opinion of the Readers letter from a local couple claimed they have received... — Updated 8/5/2020

 

Hawkins Appointed To 'Racial Equity' Group – Transylvania County, NC

Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the 23-member North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice. The task force had its first meeting Friday. Hawkins described the ta... — Updated 7/13/2020

 
 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

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

 

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