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Information Provided On Unemployment Insurance-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

 
 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

 
 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

 

Third Petition Candidate Certified To Run -Brevard NC

Transylvania County native Carl Conley Jr. was certified earlier this month to appear as an Unaffiliated candidate on November's ballot for the Board of Commissioners. Conley... — Updated 3/12/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County Commissioners Still Assessing Fire District Funding – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will hold a yet-to-be-scheduled board workshop to further discuss the options for funding fire and rescue services in the county. Commissioners reached this decision after hearing a... — Updated 2/17/2020

 

Stories From 2019 Featured In Review – Brevard, NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2019. JANUARY •Over the Jan. 12-13 weekend, the partial government... — Updated 12/31/2019

 

New GOP Chair Eyes Big Year For Elections – Transylvania County, NC

With a presidential election upcoming, 2020 will also see a number of political races at the local, state and national level. And with a new year, a new face is leading the... — Updated 12/30/2019

 

Filing Complete For 2020 Primary – Transylvania County, NC

Filing for the March 3, 2020, primary has ended and the contest is set for the Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, Register of Deeds, state House and Senate and statewide seats, judicial seats and national races. For the Bo... — Updated 12/23/2019

 

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