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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

 

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

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Letter Threatens Lawsuit Over Dollar General Store-Brevard NC

The construction of the Dollar General on U.S. 276 is alleged to threaten an endangered species, the Elktoe Mussel, which is a violation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA),... — Updated 4/27/2020

 

Local Collaboration Matching Basic Needs With Assistance-Brevard NC

Stay at home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 has had many impacts that were unanticipated. As people stay home, basic needs due to lost income or isolation present... — Updated 4/23/2020 Full story

 

County Faces Significant COVID-19 Financial Impact -Brevard NC

COVID-19’s impact on Transylvania County government’s revenues will be significant but just how much is still unclear. Last week during the Board of Commissioner’s meeting, county officials said the worst-case scenario ... — Updated 4/22/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    COVID-19

COVID-19 Impact Sees Census Moved To Online -Brevard NC

The U.S. Census Bureau commenced its decennial survey of the population in March, but its field operations have been halted, deadlines extended and method of response has been moved online due to COVID-19. “We sent out initial... — Updated 4/20/2020

 

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

 

State Reports 5 COVID-19 Cases In Transylvania

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 4/1/2020 Full story

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Local Day Cares Are Facing Difficult Decisions

In the era of the coronavirus in Transylvania County, many day cares have had to make the tough decision of whether to keep their doors open to care for the children of essential... — Updated 4/1/2020

 

County Hears About 'Rapidly Evolving Situation' -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 3/25/2020 Full story

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Official: Now Is Not The Time To Be Out And About - Brevard NC

Visitor numbers in the state and national forests resembled that of peak summer over the weekend, but Transylvania Public Health Director Elaine Russell said unequivocally that if people continue to ignore the calls for social... — Updated 3/25/2020

 

Counties Take Their Lead From The State-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 3/25/2020 Full story

 

First Transylvania County Resident Confirmed Positive for Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19

The following is announcement from Transylvania Public Health released at 9:46 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. Transylvania Public Health received notice early Sunday evening that a Transylvania County resident has tested positive for th... — Updated 3/23/2020 Full story

 

Officials Address State Of Emergency Declaration-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 https://www.tra... — Updated 3/23/2020 Full story

 

Community Comes Together To Tackle COVID-19 Crisis

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 to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at... — Updated 3/19/2020 Full story

 

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