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 By Derek McKissock    News    June 27, 2019

New Organization Will Work On Helping Transylvania's Poor

Beginning July 1, Community Action Opportunities (CAO) is taking over the work of Western Carolina Community Action to help some of Transylvania County’s poorest residents. CAO will now administer the roughly $60,000 Community Services Block Grant...

 

BES Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Brevard Elementary School’s Honor Roll for the fourth quarter of 2018-19 school year. 4th Grade A Honor Roll Odin Cleveland, Rion Coadwell, Ella Crider, Marlena Daves, Elena Durant, Justin Elmore, Eli...

 

Bonnie Hawkins Grose

Bonnie Hawkins Grose, 86, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Hendersonville Health and Rehab. She was a daughter of the late Ragan Morris Hawkins and Ethel Leigh Turner Hawkins....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 13, 2019

Schenck Job Corps' Fate On County's Radar-Transylvania County, NC

With the proposed privatization of Schenck Job Corps in Pisgah National Forest on the table, Transylvania County officials have reached out to Congressman Mark Meadows’ office and will host a meetin...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 13, 2019

Board Members Speak Out On Meeting Attendance-Transylvania County, NC

At the beginning of Tuesday’s regular Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ meeting, Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins noted that Commissioner Jason Chappell was absent because he was on vacation, but he didn’t know why Commissioner Will...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 10, 2019

County Budget May Include 12.5 Cents Tax Increase-Transylvania County, NC

On top of a proposed 10.5 cents property tax increase to pay for the voter-approved $68 million school bond, a majority of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners are recommending a further 2 cents tax increase for long-term capital needs,...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    May 30, 2019

City To Collect Its Own Taxes

After nearly 70 years of the county collecting property tax revenues within Brevard, the city plans to take over the responsibility. During its recent meeting, the Brevard City Council approved a recommendation from the city’s Finance Committee to...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 30, 2019

Fire Dept. Funding An Issue For Most Counties

Last year, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved subsidizing the cost of fire services in the North Transylvania district with a $102,000 grant from the general fund budget. Prior to that decision, after reviewing budget needs, the...

 

Balsam Grove News

Community Club Meeting There will be a community club meeting at 7 p.m., June 3, at the Balsam Grove Community Center. Everyone is invited to attend. Bingo There will be bingo at the Balsam Grove Community Center on Friday, June 7, starting with food...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 27, 2019

County Manager Submits $60.4 Million Budget - Transylvania County, NC

County Manager Jaime Laughter is recommending a $60.4 million general fund budget, including a 10.5 cents property tax increase to pay for the school bond, for the 2019/2020 fiscal year. Laughter...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 23, 2019

School Board Discusses Bond Choices

In a special meeting Tuesday morning, the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed the top choices of architects and CMARs (construction managers at risk) to implement the renovations and additions to Brevard High School and Rosman...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 20, 2019

School Board Presents Budget To Commissioners

With a 10.5-cent property tax increase likely to be approved to pay for the $68 million school construction bond, some county commissioners are voicing concerns at the Board of Education’s latest budget request. As previously reported, the school...

 

Legal Notices: April 29, 2019

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 19E109 EXECUTOR’S —- ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Betty Sue Parker of Transylvania County, N...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 29, 2019

County's 'Health' Being Studied

As far as leading causes of death, Transylvania County is in "really good shape," according to Tara Rybka, with Transylvania Public Health. In age-adjusted mortality rates in 12 different areas,...

 

Real Estate Transactions For March Announced

The following real estate transactions for March were recorded at the Register of Deeds Office. The transactions are divided into two categories: individual and business. Individual March 5, Walter J. Kraus-Est. and Rose M. Kraus deeded (see pb-5,...

 

Brevard's Fourth Friday Gallery Walks Resume

The galleries and art venues in downtown Brevard invite the public to the 14th season of the Brevard Fourth Friday Gallery Walks. This is a free event in downtown Brevard with art, music and wine. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tammy Hopkins,...

 

Bike Community Challenged To Make Plan Work

The many cyclists and mountain bikers who helped fill the Board of Commissioners’ chambers Monday were challenged to help the county realize the goals and recommendations laid out in the draft Transylvania County Bicycle Plan. During their regular...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 15, 2019

New BMC Concert Hall Planned

On Friday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Parker Concert Hall at the Brevard Music Center. The indoor concert hall on the lake is scheduled to open in summer 2020 with a seating...

 

Ellen Theldarue "Rue" Ayers

Ellen Theldarue "Rue" Ayers, 79, of the Quebec community, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday night, April 7, 2019. Born July 6, 1939, in Chattanooga, Tenn., she was the eldest of eight c...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 11, 2019

Blue Ridge Health Relocating To French Broad Place

In the near future, the nonprofit Blue Ridge Health will move from its current site on Hospital Drive to a bigger location in the French Broad Place building in downtown Brevard. Blue Ridge Health CEO Dr. Richard Hudspeth and Dr. Macy Latter told...

 

Architects, Construction Companies Make Their Case To Bond Committee

Architectural and construction management firms visited the Transylvania County Board of Education on April 2 and April 4 to make their case for designing and building new and renovated school buildings in Brevard and Rosman after the passage of the...

 

Cathey's Creek News

Sue Louverne Nicholson Stansell Is 100 Years Old On Thursday, April 10, 1919, Mack and Minnie Wood Nicholson of Nettie's Creek (near Wolf Creek Baptist Church) Jackson County) were blessed with the...

 

Wilhelmenia Benjamin Gray

Wilhelmenia Benjamin Gray, born to the late Elliott and Esther Benjamin, Nov. 17, 1941 in Brevard, departed this life March 30, 2019, in Carrboro, N.C. She was married to the late William Gray Sr. for 36 years. In her early childhood, she was...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 1, 2019

Courthouse Back On The Agenda Of Commissioners

After an absence of several months, the county courthouse, its condition, use and limitations are back on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ agenda. During the board’s regular meeting last week, commissioners heard about a March 15...

 

School Bond Construction Committee Begins Work

The process of selecting architects and construction managers for school bond construction in Transylvania County Schools has begun. Acting on the $68 million bond passed in November, the Transylvania County Board of Education and Board of County...

 

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