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 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Recovery From Tropical Storm Continues

Nearly two months after Tropical Storm Fred wreaked havoc on western North Carolina – flooding homes, washing away roads and shutting down portions of Transylvania County – officials say relief efforts are ongoing, with local r... — Updated 10/12/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Toxaway Agrees To Sign Fire Contract

Last week, Lake Toxaway Fire Rescue agreed to sign the county’s new fire protection contracts, making them the final fire department in Transylvania County to agree to the new terms of service. Initially, the new standardized... — Updated 10/4/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

UPDATED: Lake Toxaway Fire Rescue Will Sign County Contract

On Thursday afternoon, County Manager Jaime Laughter said Lake Toxaway Fire Rescue will sign new standardized fire protection contracts with the county. As of Wednesday, Transylvania County government was making plans to provide fi... — Updated 10/1/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

County Sees Big Hike In Sales Tax Revenue

Thanks to a “massive increase” in sales tax revenue, County Finance Director Jonathan Griffin reported a more than $4 million hike in revenue to the county for the 2021 fiscal year over the previous year. During their regular... — Updated 9/20/2021

 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


Join The GetSet Effort

Editor’s Note: The following guest editorial was written by Page Lemel, a former Transylvania County commissioner, and is endorsed by The Transylvania Times. At the end of October, GetSet Transylvania will celebrate its third... — Updated 9/14/2021


Damage Update Given

On Friday during Gov. Roy Cooper’s visit, Transylvania County officials gave him an update on damages from the flooding and efforts to help those impacted. County Manager Jaime Laughter said preliminary estimates show there was... — Updated 9/6/2021


Cooper Surveys Transylvania Flood Damage

Gov. Roy Cooper was in Transylvania County Friday and visited areas in Rosman and Pisgah Forest that were damaged the week of Aug. 16 from flooding from Tropical Storm Fred. In... — Updated 9/6/2021


Gov. Cooper Visits Transylvania County Friday

Gov. Roy Cooper was in Transylvania County Friday and visited areas recently hit by flooding in Rosman and Pisgah Forest. In Rosman, Cooper went to Depot Street, just off Main... — Updated 9/3/2021 Full story

 By Alex Perri    News

Update Given On Flood Impact

During it regular meeting last week, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) heard an update on the relief efforts in the county after Tropical Storm Fred caused over $11 million in damages. Commissioners voted to... — Updated 8/30/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Dealing With The Storm's Aftermath

As of Thursday, Tropical Storm Fred had caused an estimated $11,227,000 in damage to Transylvania County. Officials are still working to assess the total damage the storm caused in... — Updated 8/23/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

UPDATED: Search For Campers Completed, Storm Causes Major Flooding, Destruction

UPDATED: The search for campers has been completed, according to the county. One stranded camper was identified and connected with resources. No missing person reports have been... — Updated 8/19/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Officials: Elections Office Works As A Court

The county Board of Elections (BOE) conference room began serving as the county's second courtroom last week, after the Board of Commissioners approved the room for court purposes... — Updated 8/9/2021

 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


Board Appoints DSS Special Counsel

On July 12, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to appoint James “Jay” H. Taylor III as the full-time special counsel to the Department of Social Services. Commissioners reached this decision based... — Updated 7/19/2021


County And Fire Depts. Differ On Contracts

Three fire and rescue departments in Transylvania County have not yet signed new contracts with the county, prompting the Board of Commissioners (BOC) to vote to exercise a notice of termination for the existing contracts.... — Updated 7/19/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Approves Budget, Tax Increase

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved its 2021/2022 budget Monday, which includes tax increases to help pay for fire and rescue services and solid waste operations. The ad valorem property tax rate for the county... — Updated 6/23/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County May Run License Plate Agency

Transylvania County Government is in the running to be the new License Plate Agency (LPA) for the county. During last week’s Board of Commissioners’ meeting, County Manager Jaime Laughter said county staff had completed an... — Updated 6/21/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Set To Change Trash Fees

The funding of solid waste collection in Transylvania County took another turn Monday when a majority of Transylvania County commissioners decided to scrap the earlier proposed $200 annual parcel fee and instead backed raising... — Updated 6/16/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Second Courtroom Decision Back On The Table

The county is back looking for a location for a second courtroom until a new courthouse is built after scrapping the plans to use the elections office conference room. During last week’s Board of Commissioners’ meeting, County... — Updated 5/31/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Moving Toward $200 Fee For Trash

A majority of Transylvania County commissioners support, although somewhat reluctantly, funding the future of solid waste with an annual $200 parcel fee instead of a tax increase and for residents to use the garbage collection... — Updated 5/26/2021

 By Staff Reports    News

Pardee Hospital Offering New Option To Transylvanians Suffering Heart Attacks

Patients suffering a heart attack in Transylvania County now have another option for 24/7 ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) care. Pardee UNC Health Care has been designated a Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)... — Updated 5/26/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Faces Garbage Decision

Currently, Transylvania County faces a shortfall of roughly $1.7 million to operate solid waste operations in next year’s budget. County government staff say increasing charges on the public to offset those annual loses is... — Updated 5/17/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Board Agrees On Fire Dept. Funding

County commissioners appear likely to approve a 5 percent personnel line item funding increase for all fire departments and the Transylvania County Rescue Squad, resulting in a $.0253 cents property tax increase above revenue... — Updated 5/13/2021

 By John Lanier    News

School Board Concerned About Teacher Supplements

On Monday evening, members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed disappointment and concern that no money for increasing teaching supplements has been included in the county budget proposed by County Manager... — Updated 5/6/2021


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