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 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

 

Transylvania Needs Page And Mike

Although COVID-19 has thrown some big hurdles in our path, Transylvania County has made some great progress in recent years. A great deal of credit is due to the leadership of Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins. They have focused their... — Updated 10/12/2020

 

Lemel, Hawkins Are Good People

As I enter my third decade in Transylvania County, I continue to treasure the many good people here. At the top of that list are Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins. It has been an honor to know them and see their dedication to our... — 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

 

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

 

Support Page And Mike

My name is Brady Odell, I am 14 and go to Brevard High School. I have been excited about politics since I was 9 and the history of The United States much earlier. I was excited that democracy gave everyone a voice, in the big... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

We Can't Afford To Lose Page And Mike

I have been impressed by the dedication and hard work of Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins as members of our County Commission. They believe that the job of being a county commis-sioner must go beyond merely attending meetings, each... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

Re-elect Lemel, Hawkins

Listening to the Chamber’s candidates’ town hall and subsequent discussions with the candidates, it’s clear the county needs to re-elect Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins. There are several issues the commissioners will consider... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Balsam Grove News

Wi-Fi Suspended The Balsam Grove Community Club is suspending its scheduled Wi-Fi for students until further notice. If any students need access to Wi-Fi, they can still access it in the parking lot close to the brick building.... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

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

 

Poor Choice Of Reason To Leave

D.G. Martin’s column of Sept. 10 focuses on Mike Hawkins, Page Lemel and David Guice, the three Transylvania County Commissioners who resigned from the Republican Party, and changed their registration to Unaffiliated. I had no... — Updated 9/14/2020

 

Hawkins, Lemel Maintain Values

Last year, Transylvania County Commissioners Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel left the Republican Party, fully aware that it could affect their reelection chances. Nevertheless, they did so because they put their conscience and... — Updated 9/9/2020

 

Page Lemel And Mike Hawkins

Voting for the county commissioners is coming up, along with the rest of the people we have to vote for. Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins I don’t mind being inconvenienced for. They have both served our county extremely well. Their... — Updated 9/7/2020

 

Virtual Candidate Forum Thursday – Transylvania County, NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Candidates Forum from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, virtually, due to COVID-19. The forum will be made available to the public via several options, according to a... — Updated 9/7/2020

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Internet Providers Facing Hurdles – Transylvania County, NC

With the ever-increasing demand for expanded broadband internet service, particularly in rural areas of the county, tele-communications and government officials say they’re doing everything they can to expand the scope of... — Updated 9/7/2020

 
 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

 

Improving Broadband

One reason members of the Transylvania County Board of Education voted to open schools under Plan B is the fact that at least 10 percent of the students do not have reliable internet connectivity. If the schools opened under an... — Updated 8/10/2020

 
 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

 
 By Mike Hawkins    Opinion

All Three Tools Must Be Used To Fight COVID-19

My wife and I like to make our grocery trips on Saturday night. While going at that time reminds us how barren our social lives are, it is great for getting in and out because the stores are less crowded – deserted, even. Over... — Updated 8/3/2020

 
 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

 

Balsam Grove News

Balsam Grove Playground The Balsam Grove Playground at the community center is still closed. Thanks for your cooperation. Happy Birthday Louise Sharp, who grew up and lived for many years in Rosman and was a nurse for several... — Updated 7/15/2020

 

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

 

Balsam Grove News

Balsam Grove Playground The Balsam Grove Playground at the community center is still closed. Thanks for your cooperation. 90th Birthday Louise Sharp, who grew up and lived for many years in Rosman and was a nurse for several... — Updated 7/9/2020

 

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