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Taxes And The Courthouse

Last Thursday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners agreed to increase the tax rate 2.5 cents to pay for a new county courthouse adjacent to the public safety complex on Morris Road. During the discussion, some highly questionable...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 4, 2018

Board Backs 2.5-Cents Tax Hike For Courthouse

A 2.5-cents property tax increase to help pay for the proposed new courthouse is scheduled to be approved as part of the county’s 2019 fiscal year budget. During this past Thursday’s budget workshop, the Board of Commissioners reached unanimous c...

 

RHS Sponsors 17th Annual After-Prom Lock-In

"Have you seen my dress?" "Did you buy your tickets yet?" "Will you be on my 3x3 team? We're going to beat everyone else!" "I hope I win that kayak or the PS4!" "Did you hear we're having laser tag...

 

Canvass Reveals Reporting Mistake

The recent primary results were made official Friday, with news that a “reporting discrepancy” had occurred and that Will Cathey had edged out Danny Hein for the second Republican Party nomination in the Board of Commissioners’ race. The...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 10, 2018

Guice Receives GOP Nod, Brown Defeats Chappell

Editor’s Note: The following results are unofficial and will not be certified by the Board of Elections until May 18. As things stand, David Guice heads to the Nov. 6 general election as one of the two Republican Party nominations for the Board of...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 10, 2018

County Upset At School Funding Critics

Transylvania County commissioners expressed frustration Tuesday that they are accused by some of not supporting the school system, while they also approved motions asking for, among other things, more details about capital spending in the schools....

 
 News    May 7, 2018

Primary Election Set For Tuesday

Early voting for the Tuesday primary ended this past Saturday, with a total of 1,519 votes being cast. This included 921 in the Republican primary and 598 in the Democratic primary. On Tuesday, the polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m....

 
 News    May 3, 2018

Early Voting For Primary Ends This Saturday -Brevard NC

Early voting for the Tuesday, May 8, primary ends at noon this Saturday. Through Tuesday, 914 votes have been cast during early voting. This includes 575 in the Republican primary and 339 in the Democratic primary. Early voting is held at the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 26, 2018

County Grants Museum 12 More Months

Transylvania County commissioners approved another 12-month lease for the WNC Military History Museum to be housed in the old county administration building, but the suggestion was made they would not support extending the lease in the future....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 19, 2018

Question: What If School Bond Fails?

County Commission Chairman Larry Chapman wants to know what is the “Plan B” if the proposed $68 million school bond referendum fails in November. Chapman made the comment at last week’s regular commission meeting during discussion of a request...

 

Candidate Profiles: Clerk of Court

Incumbent Kristi Brown is facing a challenge from Jason Chappell in the Republican primary. No Democrats filed. Kristi Brown Age: 51 Family: Husband, David, and two children, Matthew and Hope. Occupat...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 16, 2018

Early Voting Starts Thursday

Early voting for the May 8 primary begins this Thursday. The following races will be on the ballot: •Will Cathey, David Guice and Danny Hein are running for two seats in the Republican Party primary for the Transylvania County Board of...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 16, 2018

County Approves Funding For SROs

The Board of Commissioners has approved the funding for 11 school resource officers (SROs) in the county for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. During its regular meeting last week, commissioners approved $685,672 in county funds to pay for...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 29, 2018

Official Talks About Possible Hospital Sale

Michele Pilon, the president of Transylvania Regional Hospital, talked Monday about the “why,” “how” and “what” concerning the possible sale of the nonprofit Mission Health to HCA Healthcare, a for-profit company based in Nashville....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 15, 2018

Local GOP Gathers

Unfunded pension and health care liabilities are the most serious threat to North Carolina's and the country's financial future, said Dale Folwell, the North Carolina state treasurer. Folwell made...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    March 1, 2018

Hemphill, Mahoney Will Square Off Again For Sheriff

Incumbent David Mahoney and William Hemphill will again run for Transylvania County Sheriff, while Kelvin Phillips has not filed for another term on the Board of Commissioners. Filing for the May 8 primaries ended Wednesday. In 2014, Mahoney, a...

 

Filing For May 8 Primary Ends On Wednesday

Filing for the May 8 primary ends at noon on Wednesday. As of this morning, the following candidates have filed to run in the primaries: •Incumbent David Mahoney has filed for the Republican primary for sheriff. •Incumbent Marty Griffin has...

 

Filing For Local, State And National Races Continues

As of this Wednesday morning, the following candidates have filed to run in the May primaries: •Incumbent David Mahoney has filed for the Republican primary for sheriff. •Incumbent Marty Griffin has filed for the Democratic primary for the Board...

 

Chappell Files For Clerk Position

Jason Robert Chappell has announced he will seek the Republican Party nomination in the May 8 primary for the office of Clerk of Superior Court in Transylvania County. Chappell, who currently serves as a county commissioner, has filed along with incu...

 

Fire/ Rescue Options To Be Presented

During the upcoming budget process, Transylvania County staff plans to recommend strategies and options for the county’s fire/rescue services, including how these services are funded. During its recent regular meeting, the Board of Commissioners...

 

County Approves Funds For Landfill Upgrades

Transylvania County commissioners recently approved $447,200 in funding for the Solid Waste Department, and specifically the landfill, to make sure the county remains in compliance, can address major equipment breakdowns and other issues, and to prov...

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (January - March)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. JANUARY •John Johnson would have to wait roughly 12 months to try and seek rezoning...

 

BRCC And NCWorks TCS Honored For Collaborative Partnership

At the recent Mountain Area Workforce Development Luncheon held at Blue Ridge Community College, Transylvania County Schools (TCS) Career and Technical Education Program was recognized as the...

 

County: Schools Funded 'Better,' Comparatively

“By any standard, Transylvania County Government funds schools better relative to economic peers, school system peers, and neighbors in both capital and annual expenses.” That was one of the key points found, according to the county, after it did...

 

Red Kettle Campaign Rings In The Season

The Salvation Army of Transylvania County kicked off its Red Kettle Campaign for 2017 on Friday at Walmart in Pisgah Forest. The kickoff marks the 127th year of the national Red Kettle Campaign, in wh...

 

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