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County OKs Temporarily Closing Lodging Facilities

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at https://www.tra... — Updated 4/2/2020 Full story

 

Public Health, Emergency Management and Transylvania Regional Hospital Working on COVID-19 Preparedness -Brevard NC

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep... — Updated 3/27/2020 Full story

 

County Hears About 'Rapidly Evolving Situation' -Brevard NC

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Officials Address State Of Emergency Declaration-Brevard NC

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Transylvania County Declares State Of Emergency-Brevard NC

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at... — Updated 3/21/2020 Full story

 

Government, Nonprofits, Faith Community Plan-Brevard NC

Small communities can’t afford to operate in silos and great small communities like ours know that collaboration is the key to success. Today, a collaboration of government, nonprofits and faith community representatives met to s... — Updated 3/19/2020

 
 By Mike Hawkins    Opinion

COVID-19 Is County's Top Priority

COVID-19 is a serious health issue and deserves serious attention by Transylvania County citizens. While we have no reason to believe our county is unusually vulnerable, it is prudent to make all necessary preparations. By... — Updated 3/18/2020

 

Third Petition Candidate Certified To Run -Brevard NC

Transylvania County native Carl Conley Jr. was certified earlier this month to appear as an Unaffiliated candidate on November's ballot for the Board of Commissioners. Conley... — Updated 3/12/2020

 

Health Director: Washing Hands A 'Big Deal' -Brevard NC

Washing hands may not seem “like a big deal,” but it is, according to Elaine Russell, as local health officials prepare for the impact of COVID-19, or the coronavirus. During the Board of Commissioners’ meeting Monday, Russel... — Updated 3/12/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Mental Health Services Facing Financial Crunch – Transylvania County, NC

Vaya Health, which oversees funding for services related to mental health, substance abuse and intellectual/developmental disabilities in 22 counties, including Transylvania, is under “severe financial stress,” according to... — Updated 3/10/2020

 

Balsam Grove News

The Journey Scholarship The Journey Scholarship is now available for all Balsam Grove seniors planning to attend college next year. Check in the guidance office at Rosman High School. The Balsam Grove Community Club uses the Journe... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Hawkins, Lemel Certified To Appear On Ballot – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins and Vice Chairman Page Lemel have been certified to appear on the ballot for the November general election, according to Director of Elections Jeff Storey. Hawkins and Lemel... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County Commissioners Still Assessing Fire District Funding – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will hold a yet-to-be-scheduled board workshop to further discuss the options for funding fire and rescue services in the county. Commissioners reached this decision after hearing a... — Updated 2/17/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Transylvania County Commissioners Hear Audit Report – Transylvania County, NC

Kelly Gooderham, with Martin Starnes & Associates, a chartered accounting firm, recently presented to the Transylvania Board of Commissioners the county’s annual financial report for the fiscal year, which ended June 30 of last... — Updated 1/27/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

TNRC Approves Resolution Supporting Ecusta Trail – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) recently voted on a resolution supporting the concept of the Ecusta Hike/Bike Trail, as well as to elect Stephanie Adams as the... — Updated 1/20/2020

 

Stories From 2019 Featured In Review – Brevard, NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2019. JANUARY •Over the Jan. 12-13 weekend, the partial government... — Updated 12/31/2019

 

Many Changes In 2019

While Transylvania County has always experienced some changes every year, 2019 was a year of extraordinary change, particularly in leadership positions throughout the county. Frank Porter, after 34 years of working for Comporium,... — Updated 12/30/2019

 

Mary Morgan Hardin

Mary Morgan Hardin was born Nov. 14, 1918, to Frank Morgan and Alma Foster Morgan in Transylvania County, where she lived all her life. She left this plane peacefully in her sleep, while attended by her daughter, Marilyn, and her s... — Updated 12/24/2019

 

Filing Complete For 2020 Primary – Transylvania County, NC

Filing for the March 3, 2020, primary has ended and the contest is set for the Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, Register of Deeds, state House and Senate and statewide seats, judicial seats and national races. For the Bo... — Updated 12/23/2019

 

The Three Commissioners Should Have Resigned

As I read the letters of praise for the three commissioners who bailed on the Republican Party recently, I have quite a different response. I am very disappointed in Lemel, Hawkins and Guice as they chose not to recognize my vote.... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

Filing For 2020 Primary Ends On Friday – Transylvania County, NC

Filing for the March 3, 2020, primary continues until noon, Friday, for the Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, Register of Deeds, state House and Senate and statewide seats, and national races. As of this Wednesday... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

SCORE Workshop Focuses On Legal Role Of Fiduciary

Thirty five representatives from non-profit organizations in Transylvania County attended SCORE's work-shop on Dec. 10 at Blue Ridge Community College to discuss what legal and prac... — Updated 12/17/2019

 

Nonpartisan Is The Best

I am so proud of David Guice, Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel. All three have been exemplary commissioners. Their records reflect their decisions based upon what is good for our citizenry. I am a Democrat who voted for all three of... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

Committed To Ethical Behavior

I wish to add my voice to those who support and admire the recent decision of county Commissioners Page Lemel, Mike Hawkins and David Guice to leave the Republican Party and declare themselves as Independent. By leaving the party... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

Importance Of Integrity

I am a Democrat. I have my beliefs about the role of government. I have my beliefs about the importance of integrity. Speaker Black, a Democrat, was dishonored when in office and ended up serving jail time. As a Democrat, I am not... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

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