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 By John Lanier    News

Board Discusses Teacher Supplements, Expense Budget – Transylvania County, NC

Teacher supplements and the local current expense budget took center stage at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday evening, March 1. Norris Barger, head of business services and plant operations, presented a... — Updated 3/8/2021


TPH To Begin Offering COVID-19 Vaccines To Those In Group 3

When the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services allowed COVID-19 vaccine providers to expand eligibility to education and childcare workers on Feb. 24 and other frontline... — Updated 3/5/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

Public Transportation Options In Motion – Transylvania County, NC

In doing what was thought couldn't be done, Transylvania County planners have created a fixed-route public transit system, connecting high-demand arrival and departure points in... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Former Commissioner Asks Board To Consider Resolution – Transylvania County, NC

As the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners meet tonight, a proposed resolution entitled "A Statement of Unity" is not on the scheduled agenda. Earlier this month, former... — Updated 2/22/2021


Grant To Aid Comporium With Broadband Expansion – Transylvania County, NC

Comporium will bring faster broadband speeds to areas of Transylvania county with a $2.8 million grant from N.C.’s Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) Program, according to a press release. Altogether, the... — Updated 2/22/2021

 By John Lanier    News

Board Of Education Gets A Look At First Budget Draft – Transylvania County, NC

Norris Barger, head of business services and plant operations for Transylvania County Schools, presented the first draft of the local portion of the school budget for the upcoming 21-22 school year to the Transylvania County Board... — Updated 2/17/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Commissioners Kick Off 2021/2022 Budget Process – Transylvania County, NC

The kickoff of the 2021/2022 budget process, including reports from county departments, was held during the last Transylvania Board of Commissioners’ meeting. County Manager Jaime Laughter told commissioners it was time to look... — Updated 2/15/2021


Chamber Announces Board Of Directors – Brevard, NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2021 Board of Directors. The board was recently finalized with the election of five individuals for the 2021-2023 term, including newly elected Shelia Carland... — Updated 1/27/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Commissioners Back 'Constitutional Rights' Resolution – Transylvania County, NC

During its regular meeting Monday, the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution declaring Transylvania as a “Constitutional Rights Protected County.” Prior to the approval, Commission Chairman Jason Chappell... — Updated 1/27/2021

 By Matt McGregor    News

New Chief Deputy Sworn In – Brevard, NC

Charles Thomas Jordan was sworn in as deputy chief of the Brevard Police Department during last week’s Brevard City Council meeting. Jordan comes from Montgomery County, Md., where he was captain for the Montgomery County Police... — Updated 1/25/2021

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Vaccine Rollout: A Team Effort – Transylvania County, NC

Upping the numbers significantly from the previous week, as of today, Transylvania Public Health (TPH) has given 1,499 COVID-19 vaccinations. TPH reported this morning that it was not allocated any additional doses of vaccine this... — Updated 1/25/2021


DSS Special Counsel Appointed – Transylvania County, NC

On Jan. 11, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners appointed John J. Aldridge IV as special counsel for the Department of Social Services (DSS). A previously announced appointee declined to take to take the role because of... — Updated 1/18/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Officials: Vaccination A 'Massive' Local Effort – Transylvania County, NC

There are approximately 34,000 people who live in Transylvania County, and the effort to make sure every last one of them has the opportunity to get the COVID-19 vaccine (if they so wish) is a task put on Transylvania Public... — Updated 1/18/2021


County Library To Act As COVID-19 Information Call Center-Brevard NC

Transylvania County Manager Jaime Laughter announced Friday that starting next week the county would be making changes to help residents get better, quicker access to COVID-19 vaccination information. According to Laughter, the pub... — Updated 1/16/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Commissioners OK 2 Percent COLA Increase – Transylvania County, NC

Thanks in part to increases in sales tax revenue, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved a 2 percent cost of living (COLA) increase for county employees and funds... — Updated 1/13/2021


A Look Back To The Year In News

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories in The Transylvania Times that appeared between July and December of 2020. Stories from January through December appeared... — Updated 1/4/2021


A Look Back To The Year In News – Transylvania County, NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories in The Transylvania Times that appeared between January and June of 2020. July through December will appear in Monday's... — Updated 12/30/2020


Comporium Receives Funds To Help With Broadband Access – Transylvania County, NC

In part thanks to state funds, Comporium will have $4.2 million to expand rural broadband access in Transylvania County. Earlier this month, state legislators and Gov. Roy Cooper reached a deal to allocate $30 million to the GREAT... — Updated 12/28/2020


Land Of Sky Regional Council Honors Government Leaders

Transylvania County Manager Jaime Laughter, Fletcher Town Manager Mark Biberdorf, Henderson County Commissioner Bill Lapsley and former state Rep. Chuck McGrady were honored last we... — Updated 12/17/2020


Allen NcNeill Named County Planner – Transylvania County, NC

County native Allen McNeill has been selected as the new planning and community development director for Transylvania County. McNeill, a Brevard High School graduate, attended... — Updated 12/15/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Officials Address County 'Tier' Change – Transylvania County, NC

Local officials are questioning the state’s decision to move Transylvania County into a group of counties considered the “least economically distressed” in the state. The N.C. Department of Commerce recently released the coun... — Updated 12/14/2020


Commissioners OK New DSS Counsel – Transylvania County, NC

At the Nov. 23 Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ meeting, Megan Silver was appointed as the Department of Social Service’s special counsel Silver is a native of western North Carolina. She received her undergraduate d... — Updated 12/9/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Fixed Route Transportation Service Coming – Transylvania County, NC

In the new year, Transylvania County will provide fixed routes for its transportation vans, with scheduled stops between Rosman and Pisgah Forest, a round-trip of roughly 32 miles.... — Updated 11/25/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Another Concert Planned For The Former Glen Cannon Golf Course – Transylvania County, NC

The Asheville Music Hall (AMH) will be hosting another concert this weekend at Le Parc, off North Glenn Cannon Drive in Pisgah Forest, this Friday, Nov. 6. JJ Grey & Mofro will be playing Friday evening in what is described on... — Updated 11/5/2020

 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


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