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 By Jeremiah Reed    News

County Faces OSHA Vaccine Mandate

In response to a new federal mandate targeting large businesses and their employees, county commissioners voted 4-1 to approve county staff move forward with preparations to comply with the guidelines, which could cost upwards of... — Updated 11/15/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

FEMA Gives Update On Disaster Relief

As of Sept. 26, FEMA has approved $40,443 in disaster relief assistance to Transylvania County house-holds impacted by tropical storm Fred. At last week’s regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting, representatives... — Updated 10/5/2021 Full story

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Commissioners Approve More Staffing Help For Public Health

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Monday voted to approve increasing Transylvania Public Health (TPH) staffing to help with the COVID-19-related workload by contracting through the N.C. Public Health Alliance. Th... — Updated 9/15/2021

 

Difficult Decisions Ahead

As county residents prepare to send their children back to school, we must acknowledge that we are moving into an uncertain and quickly changing situation with exponentially rising cases caused by the COVID-19 Delta variant.... — Updated 8/9/2021

 
 By Jordon Morgan    News

School Board Votes To Make Mask Wearing Optional

In a 4-1 vote Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Education decided to make masks optional for students, teachers, staff and visitors, effective Aug. 9, but to revisit the issue at its Sept. 20 meeting. Board Vice Chair Ron... — Updated 8/4/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Commissioners Hear Medicaid, School Construction Updates

During its regular meeting last week, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners heard presentations on statewide Medicaid transformation, school construction updates and veterans’ affairs. As of July 1, Medicare in North... — Updated 8/2/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Summer Camps Return

Summer camps in Transylvania County either had to close or reduce operations last year because of COVID-19, but this year they will reopen for their usual June to August run. According to Sandi Boyer, executive director with the... — Updated 6/2/2021

 
 By Staff Reports    News

Officials Hope To See Vaccination Rate Go Up

With around 44 percent of county residents having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, Transyl-vania County’s vaccination rate is similar to most of its neighboring counties. Jackson County is a bit lower around 38... — Updated 5/26/2021

 

Public Health Presented Extra Mile Award

Transylvania County SCORE recently presented its Extra Mile Award to Elaine Russell and the staff of the Transylvania Public Health. Public Health’s Extra Mile Award is the third... — Updated 5/3/2021

 

More Vaccine Locations Becoming Available – Transylvania County, NC

COVID-19 vaccines will soon be available for everyone who wants one, and they will start to be available at more locations in Transylvania County, as pharmacies and other providers start receiving COVID-19 vaccine allocations. In... — Updated 3/31/2021

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Health Director Provides Latest Vaccination Totals – Transylvania County, NC

As of Monday, 15.8 percent (5,431 residents) of Transylvania County’s population has been fully vaccinated, according to Public Health Director Elaine Russell. On Monday, Russell gave a vaccination update during the Board of... — Updated 3/24/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

School Board Votes 3-2 To Switch To Plan A – Transylvania County, NC

By a 3-2 vote, the Transylvania County Board of Education decided Tuesday night to switch to Plan A for middle and high school students when the latter return from spring break. Board Chair Tawny McCoy, Vice Chair Ron Kiviniemi and... — Updated 3/19/2021

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Health Director Gives Update – Transylvania County, NC

As of Monday, 5,463 Transylvania County residents (15.9 percent of the population) have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Public Health Director Elaine Russell. Russell was speaking Monday during the... — Updated 3/10/2021

 

Public Health Expands Vaccine Eligibility – Transylvania County, NC

When the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services allowed COVID-19 vaccine pro-viders to expand eligibility to education and childcare workers on Feb. 24 and other frontline essential workers on March 10, Transylvania County re... — Updated 3/8/2021

 

TPH To Begin Offering COVID-19 Vaccines To Those In Group 3

When the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services allowed COVID-19 vaccine providers to expand eligibility to education and childcare workers on Feb. 24 and other frontline... — Updated 3/5/2021

 

Director Gives Vaccine Update – Transylvania County, NC

As of Monday, 3,857 county residents, 11.2 percent of the population, have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Elaine Russell, the Transylvania Public... — Updated 2/25/2021

 

Vaccination Appointments For Seniors Are A Gamble

County officials are trying to distract from their responsibility by emphasizing a part of the problem they cannot solve. They cannot increase the volume of vaccines supply but they could install an efficient system that would... — Updated 2/22/2021

 

County Officials 'Astonished' By Stage 3 Vaccine Rollout – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County officials were “astonished” by last week’s call from Gov. Roy Cooper and other officials for Group 3 frontline workers to be eligible Feb. 24 to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, beginning with anyone working... — Updated 2/15/2021

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

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 Alex Perri    COVID-19

Vaccine Rollout: A Team Effort – Transylvania County, NC

Upping the numbers significantly from the previous week, as of today, Transylvania Public Health (TPH) has given 1,499 COVID-19 vaccinations. TPH reported this morning that it was not allocated any additional doses of vaccine this... — Updated 1/25/2021

 

Dana Mason Stevenson

Dana Mason Stevenson, 71, of Brevard passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, from cancer. She was born Jan. 28, 1949, in Brevard to the late Russell Dexter Mason and Georgia... — Updated 1/11/2021

 

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

 

UPDATED:Virus Count At 896 Cases – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health is reporting 52 additional cases of COVID-19 since the last update on Dec. 23, for a total of 896 cases and 10 deaths among county residents. As of... — Updated 12/28/2020

 

Land Of Sky Regional Council Honors Government Leaders

Transylvania County Manager Jaime Laughter, Fletcher Town Manager Mark Biberdorf, Henderson County Commissioner Bill Lapsley and former state Rep. Chuck McGrady were honored last we... — Updated 12/17/2020

 

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