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 By Derek McKissock    News 

County Approves Budget, Tax Increase

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved its 2021/2022 budget Monday, which includes tax increases to help pay for fire and rescue services and solid waste operations. The ad valorem property tax rate for the county... — Updated 6/23/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Set To Change Trash Fees

The funding of solid waste collection in Transylvania County took another turn Monday when a majority of Transylvania County commissioners decided to scrap the earlier proposed $200 annual parcel fee and instead backed raising... — Updated 6/16/2021


Right Call On Solid Waste

The agreement reached by three county commissioners – Jason Chappell, David Guice and Teresa McCall – to go with a mixed approach to increase funding to adequately support the Solid Waste Department and expand the county... — Updated 6/16/2021

 By Matt MCGregor    News

Businesses Facing Worker Shortage

As in many places right now, the unprecedented "perfect storm" of a worker shortage hangs over Transylvania County. "I've never seen anything like this before," said Clark Lovelace,... — Updated 6/15/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Court System Hoping To Return To Normal

As COIVD-19 restrictions relax around the country, the Transylvania County court system is on its way to reaching a relative “normal,” but the impacts of the past year are still being felt. Judges are once again hearing trials... — Updated 6/9/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Moving Toward $200 Fee For Trash

A majority of Transylvania County commissioners support, although somewhat reluctantly, funding the future of solid waste with an annual $200 parcel fee instead of a tax increase and for residents to use the garbage collection... — Updated 5/26/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Faces Garbage Decision

Currently, Transylvania County faces a shortfall of roughly $1.7 million to operate solid waste operations in next year’s budget. County government staff say increasing charges on the public to offset those annual loses is... — Updated 5/17/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Board Agrees On Fire Dept. Funding

County commissioners appear likely to approve a 5 percent personnel line item funding increase for all fire departments and the Transylvania County Rescue Squad, resulting in a $.0253 cents property tax increase above revenue... — Updated 5/13/2021


Nancy Katherine (Burgess) Dodson Funderburke

Nancy Katherine (Burgess) Dodson Funder-burke passed away Thursday, April 29, 2021. She was born July 23, 1952, in Pickens, S.C., to the late Bill and Audra Clark Burgess. Those... — Updated 5/6/2021

 By John Lanier    News

School Board Concerned About Teacher Supplements

On Monday evening, members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed disappointment and concern that no money for increasing teaching supplements has been included in the county budget proposed by County Manager... — Updated 5/6/2021


Hogan Installed As Clerks' President

On April 23, Transylvania County’s Clerk to the Board Trisha Hogan was installed as president of the N.C. Association of County Clerks. She was elected at the association’s... — Updated 4/28/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Board Asked To Make Court Decision

During the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Monday night, Board Chairman Jason Chappell challenged the board to make a final decision on a new courthouse and its location by the end of 2021. His call to make a decision on... — Updated 4/28/2021


Commissioners Plan To Make Courthouse Decision By End of the Year, Hear Manager's Budget

During the Board of Commisssioners' regular meeting Monday night, Board Chairman Jason Chappell said he wanted the board to make a final decision on a new courthouse by the end of... — Updated 4/27/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Some Commissioners Mention Pausing The Process

Recently, Transylvania Commissioners David Guice and Teresa McCall have publically suggested stopping the current $68 million school bond process and taking another look at the plans to make major renovations at Brevard High and... — Updated 4/26/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Elections' Conference Room To Serve As Courtroom – Transylvania County, NC

On Monday, Transylvania County commissioners backed, for the short term, using the Board of Elections’ conference room as a temporary second courtroom to help with non-jury court cases. The second courtroom in the current... — Updated 4/14/2021


NCWorks Opens Its New Door At Local Campus

The NCWorks door is open to students and community members seeking employment. The NCWorks office, which has a new entrance beside the college's new classroom, is open to assist "th... — Updated 4/7/2021


There He Goes Again

In 1980, Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan told President Jimmy Carter in a debate, “There you go again” when he accused Carter of misrepresenting his position on Medicare legislation. To paraphrase Reagan,... — Updated 3/24/2021

 By John Lanier    News

Board Of Education Approves Local Budget – Transylvania County, NC

Last week, the Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved its local budget for the 2021-22 school year after board members agreed to reduce their fund balance request in order to obtain higher teacher supplements.... — Updated 3/23/2021


Company Announces Major Expansion – Brevard, NC

Raybow USA announced Friday plans to invest $15.8 million in its existing Brevard headquarters that will sustain 26 full-time jobs and 74 additional positions, according to a press... — Updated 3/22/2021


Local Company, Raybow USA, Announces Expansion, More Jobs-Brevard NC

Raybow USA, the American operations of Raybow Pharmaceutical, announced Friday plans to invest $15.8 million in its existing Brevard headquarters. The expansion project will... — Updated 3/19/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Commissioners Hear Update On School Bond Project – Transylvania County, NC

Last week, the Board of Commissioners heard an update on the voter-approved $68 million school bond project that calls for major improvements to Brevard High and Rosman Middle/High schools. Chad Roberson, with architectural firm... — Updated 3/15/2021

 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


County Officials 'Astonished' By Stage 3 Vaccine Rollout – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County officials were “astonished” by last week’s call from Gov. Roy Cooper and other officials for Group 3 frontline workers to be eligible Feb. 24 to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, beginning with anyone working... — Updated 2/15/2021


Ask Us: County Commissioners Respond To Attacks On The U.S. Capitol

What does each member of the Board of Commissioners think about what happened on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol building? Editor’s note: Each of the commissioners was contacted for a response. Commission Chairman Jason Chappell... — Updated 2/8/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Officials Voice Hospital Concerns – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) is recruiting after recently losing a majority of its primary care physicians. Michele Pilon, the hospital’s chief operating officer and chief nursing officer, talked about the physicians and... — Updated 2/2/2021


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