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UPDATED: New Adventure Learning Center Closed Today But Will Reopen Monday-Brevard NC

New Adventure Learning Center will be closed today, Friday, due to staffing, according to information from county government. A positive COVID-19 case of a child at the center has... — Updated 7/31/2020


County Manager Proposes No Tax Increase-Brevard NC

With the impact of COVID-19 in mind, County Manager Jaime Laughter’s $59.7 million general fund budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year features no property tax increase and a 9 percent spending decrease from the revised current... — Updated 5/26/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News 

Landfill Will Be Expanded – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County will expand its Woodruff Road landfill to handle the county’s garbage for decades to come. During its regular meeting Monday, the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to expand at the landfill rather the... — Updated 10/28/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Glen Cannon Concert Raises Concerns – Transylvania County, NC

Concerns over a three-night concert planned at the former Glen Cannon golf course this Halloween weekend have been “elevated to the state level,” according to Transylvania County Health Director Elaine Russell. “All events... — Updated 10/27/2020

 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

 By Matt McGregor    News

City Council Amends Budget, Including COVID-19 Impact – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council met last week in a special meeting to approve amendments to the 2020-2021 fiscal year $20.4 million budget. The budget, which went into effect July 1, included no property tax increase and deferred capital proj... — Updated 10/5/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Local Census Response Still Lags Behind – Transylvania County, NC

The 2020 Census self-response rate in Transylvania County is at 52 percent, 0.7 percentage points behind the previous 2010 census self-response rate, and 11 percentage points behind the state average of 63 percent. County Manager... — Updated 10/5/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Grant Aimed At Providing More Help To Tackle Substance Abuse

The C.A.R.E (Community Awareness Recovery Effort) Coalition of Transylvania County recently received grant funding to address the need for increased substance abuse harm reduction services in the county. The funding comes from a... — Updated 9/28/2020

 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 Derek McKissock    News

Sewer Line Plans For U.S. 64 Moving Along – Transylvania County, NC

The proposed sewer line project from Gaia Herbs, along U.S. 64 to the town of Rosman will not only provide an economic boost to the county, the Transylvania Board of Commissioners believe, but will allow property owners with... — Updated 8/31/2020

 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 Jeremiah Reed    News

Previous Testing Sites Looked At – Brevard, NC

With Brevard Music Center opening up a drive-thru testing site on its campus on Wednesday mornings, some in the community have wondered why similar types of testing sites haven’t been available in previous months. In the early... — Updated 8/5/2020

 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

 By Derek McKissock    News

Commissioners Support Splitting CARES Act Funding – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County commissioners have approved splitting $369,199 of state funding evenly between the town of Rosman and city of Brevard. Commissioners approved the funding during their regular meeting Monday. The funding comes... — Updated 7/15/2020


Ask Us Answered-Brevard NC

Now that Phase Two has been extended until July 17, will that have any impact on the graduation ceremonies planned for July 30 through Aug. 1? Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Jeff McDaris provided the following... — Updated 6/29/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

County Census Numbers Lagging-Brevard NC

In an effort to boost county response rate numbers for the 2020 Census in Transylvania County, local advocate Carol Gardner is campaigning in her community, Balsam Grove, to complete the decennial survey. There are several new... — Updated 6/24/2020

 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 Matt McGregor    News

Dollar General Store Lawsuit Settled-Brevard NC

A settlement has been reached between the South Carolina Environ-mental Law Project (SCELP) and the developer (Broadway Group, LLC) of the Dollar General on U.S. 276. According to... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Public Silent On Budget During Hearing

No one spoke Monday during the public hearing on the proposed 2020/2021 general fund budget for Transylvania County government. The proposed budget includes no property tax increase, with the tax rate remaining at $.636 cents per... — Updated 6/10/2020

 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

 By Derek McKissock    News

Budget Workshop Focuses On Local Education Spending-Brevard NC

Education spending makes up roughly 25 percent of Transylvania County Manager Jaime Laughter’s proposed $59.7 million general fund budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year. The school system requested $15.9 million for the 2020/2021... — Updated 6/3/2020


Transylvania Has Its First COVID-19 Death-Brevard NC

Transylvania Public Health has been notified of the first death of a Transylvania County resident due to COVID-19. This person tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized in... — Updated 6/1/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

COVID-19 Hangs Over County Manager's Budget -Brevard NC

With the impact of COVID-19 in mind, County Manager Jaime Laughter’s $59.7 million general fund budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year features no property tax increase and a 9 percent spending decrease from the current year... — Updated 6/1/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Approves Business Loan Program-Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners Monday approved providing $150,000 for a new loan program for local small businesses. The loans, which will have to be repaid, have a $10,000 maximum and will be eligible to for-profit businesses... — Updated 5/15/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Dollar General Opposition Lawsuit Moving Forward -Brevard NC

The South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) is moving forward with a lawsuit claiming the construction of the Dollar General on U.S. 276 is a violation of the Endangered... — Updated 5/13/2020


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