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Commissioner Candidates: Community Plans

Commissioner candidates Larry Chapman and Jason Chappell spoke in absolute terms on topics of preserving communities, land use, and Small Area Plans during the two recent candidates’ forums; both stated that they would only... — Updated 10/5/2020

 

NCWorks Is Ready To Help

Although many things have changed in 2020, the Transylvania County NCWorks Career Center is still open and ready to help. Pictured from the left are the NC Works Career Center... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

Re-elect Lemel, Hawkins

Listening to the Chamber’s candidates’ town hall and subsequent discussions with the candidates, it’s clear the county needs to re-elect Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins. There are several issues the commissioners will consider... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Commissioner Candidates Square Off – Transylvania County, NC

Seven candidates seeking three seats on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners went head to head last Thursday night during the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of... — Updated 9/22/2020

 

Virtual Candidate Forum Thursday – Transylvania County, NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Candidates Forum from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, virtually, due to COVID-19. The forum will be made available to the public via several options, according to a... — Updated 9/7/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

Commissioner Candidates Square Off For First Time – Transylvania County, NC

The nine candidates for the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners discussed infrastructure, housing, child care, jobs and other topics during an online candidates’ forum held last Thursday evening. The event was sponsored... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Advice: Morris Road Or South Broad Best Sites For Courthouse – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County commissioners are being advised to build a new courthouse either beside the Public Safety Facility on Morris Road or on South Broad Street, where the park and... — Updated 8/26/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Pearsall Focused On Helping Veterans – Transylvania County, NC

When asked why he was the county’s Veterans Service officer, Frank Pearsall said it was not a job but a “calling.” The 80-year-old, a retired master sergeant for the U.S. Marine Corps, has served in the position for 14... — Updated 7/29/2020

 

Seeking A 'Beloved Community'

When I heard the sad news that my friend John Lewis had died, the first thing that came to mind was the recent full page ad in The Transylvania Times by Republican county commissioner Jason Chappell and GOP candidates Larry... — Updated 7/22/2020

 
 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 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

 

Russell Explains Contact Tracing Of Virus, Board Discusses Masks-Brevard NC

As of this morning, Transylvania County had 14 residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. In each case, Transylvania Public Health initiated “contact tracing,” which helps to understand how the person may have been... — Updated 6/1/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Jake Dalton Takes Seat On Board - Brevard NC

Jake Dalton was appointed and sworn in Tuesday to the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. As previously reported, Dalton was the local Republican Party nominee to see out the term of recently deceased Commissioner Will... — Updated 5/27/2020

 
 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 Derek McKissock    News

State Sets Rules To See Out Cathey's Term-Brevard NC

Picking a replacement to see out the term of recently deceased Commissioner Will Cathey has a few twists and turns. Cathey, a Republican who was elected to a four-year term on the Board of Commissioners in 2018, died on April 30.... — Updated 5/6/2020

 
 By Staff Reports    News

Will Cathey, Commissioner, Lawyer, Passes Away-Rosman NC

Will Cathey, Transylvania County commissioner and long-time attorney in the community, died Thursday. According to the Sheriff's Office, a friend found Cathey deceased in his home.... — Updated 5/4/2020

 

UPDATED: Commissioner Will Cathey Passes Away Thursday

Will Cathey, Transylvania County commissioner and long-time attorney in the community, died Thursday. According to the Sheriff's Office, a friend found Cathey deceased in his home.... — Updated 5/2/2020

 

Resolution Closing Lodging Facilities Set To Expire-Brevard NC

Today, the March 31 resolution that closed the majority of lodging facilities, including campgrounds and direct-reservation facilities, such as AirBnb and VRBO, in the county will expire, allowing these businesses to again receive... — Updated 4/29/2020

 

County Sending Letter To Property Owners -Brevard NC

Second-home owners in Transylvania County whose permanent residence is outside the county will receive a letter from the Board of Commissioners asking them to consider not coming to the county during the “remainder of this... — Updated 4/21/2020

 

County Sending Letter To Property Owners-Brevard NC

Second-home owners in Transylvania County whose permanent residence is outside the county will receive a letter from the Board of Commissioners asking them to consider not coming to the county during the “remainder of this... — Updated 4/20/2020

 

Public Health Director: Measures To Slow COVID-19's Spread Are Working-Brevard NC

Social distancing, restrictions on businesses and other areas have slowed COVID-19's spread – flattening the curve – so that fewer people have needed to seek treatment at a give... — Updated 4/17/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Webinar Included Help For Businesses, Unemployed-Brevard NC

Last week, the recently created Transylvania Business Support Task Force hosted a webinar to provide information on emergency relief resources available to small businesses and those impacted by COVID-19-related economic hardship.... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

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

 

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

 

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