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 By Alex Perri    News 

Commissioners' Tabling Of Plan Questioned

After a near two-year process to create the draft Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted Monday to table indefinitely any consideration to adopt the plan. At Monday night’s... — Updated 10/14/2021


City Council Candidates Answer Questions

Editor's note: The Transylvania Times contacted the four candidates who are running for two seats on the Brevard City Council to take part in a Q&A. The four candidates are Aaron Baker, Bill Bailey, Kevin Jones and Mac Morrow. The... — Updated 10/13/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Commissioners Table Decision On Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan

On Monday night, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted to consider the draft Cedar Mountain Small Area plan but to table that consideration for a future meeting. The vote comes after the two-year-long planning... — Updated 10/12/2021

 By Jordon Morgan    COVID-19

School Board Hears Mask Concerns

More public comments against the school system’s current masking policy were made during Monday’s Transylvania County Board of Education meeting. Board Chair Tawny McCoy said at the beginning of the meeting that no decision... — Updated 10/6/2021


Register Of Deeds To Accept Passport Applications Beginning Oct. 5

Transylvania County Register of Deeds Cindy Ownbey announced that the Register of Deeds Office will begin accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State on Tuesday, Oct. 5. U.S. citizens planning... — Updated 9/29/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Commissioners Approve More Staffing Help For Public Health

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Monday voted to approve increasing Transylvania Public Health (TPH) staffing to help with the COVID-19-related workload by contracting through the N.C. Public Health Alliance. Th... — Updated 9/15/2021


Federal Assistance Approved

Federal assistance has been approved for Transylvania County under the major disaster declaration issued Wednesday following weeks of local and state advocacy. This assistance is intended to supplement local recovery efforts from... — Updated 9/8/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

9/11/01 Attacks 20th Anniversary - Remembering That Day

This Saturday it will have been 20 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. At 8:30 a.m., Saturday, the city of Brevard and Brevard Fire... — Updated 9/8/2021


Support CMSAP

As reported in your Sept. 2 edition concerning the laudable Cedar Mountain Small Area Planning effort (CMSAP), Jason Chappell – chairman of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners – is quoted as having a “philosophical... — Updated 9/8/2021


Damage Update Given

On Friday during Gov. Roy Cooper’s visit, Transylvania County officials gave him an update on damages from the flooding and efforts to help those impacted. County Manager Jaime Laughter said preliminary estimates show there was... — Updated 9/6/2021


Cooper Surveys Transylvania Flood Damage

Gov. Roy Cooper was in Transylvania County Friday and visited areas in Rosman and Pisgah Forest that were damaged the week of Aug. 16 from flooding from Tropical Storm Fred. In... — Updated 9/6/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

County Still To Address Cedar Mountain Plan

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) is scheduled to address the Cedar Mountain Small Area Draft Plan in an upcoming meeting. According to BOC Chairman Jason Chappell, the item will likely be added to the Sept. 27... — Updated 9/1/2021


Manufacturer Opening Site In Rosman

Custom Tube Products, an advanced manufacturing company based in Edgewater, Florida, will open a second facility in Rosman this fall. The move marks the first expansion for the... — Updated 8/31/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Update Given On Ecusta Trail

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) heard an update on the Ecusta Trail progress from Friends of the Ecusta Trail and Conserving Carolina on Monday at its regularly scheduled meeting. Commissioners requested an... — Updated 8/26/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Dealing With The Storm's Aftermath

As of Thursday, Tropical Storm Fred had caused an estimated $11,227,000 in damage to Transylvania County. Officials are still working to assess the total damage the storm caused in... — Updated 8/23/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

UPDATED: Search For Campers Completed, Storm Causes Major Flooding, Destruction

UPDATED: The search for campers has been completed, according to the county. One stranded camper was identified and connected with resources. No missing person reports have been... — Updated 8/19/2021


Transylvania County Declares State Of Emergency

Transylvania County Chairman Jason Chappell has declared a State of Emergency effective noon on Aug. 16. Rainfall on the night of Aug. 15 and in the early hours of Aug. 16 have been reported in the northwest portion of the county... — Updated 8/16/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Officials: Elections Office Works As A Court

The county Board of Elections (BOE) conference room began serving as the county's second courtroom last week, after the Board of Commissioners approved the room for court purposes... — Updated 8/9/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Commissioners Hear Medicaid, School Construction Updates

During its regular meeting last week, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners heard presentations on statewide Medicaid transformation, school construction updates and veterans’ affairs. As of July 1, Medicare in North... — Updated 8/2/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

County Rejects City's Trail Letter

During its regular meeting Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners denied the city of Brevard’s request for a letter of support for the city’s recent grant application seeking federal funds for the completion of... — Updated 7/14/2021


County Supports Proposed New ER

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners has approved a letter of support for Mission Health’s plan to build a free-standing emergency room (ER) department near U.S. 25 and Airport Road in south Buncombe County.... — Updated 6/29/2021


Train At Blue Ridge For Higher Paying Jobs In Machining

Local community members can train right here in Brevard at Blue Ridge Community College's Tran-sylvania County Campus machining lab for high paying jobs in machining or... — Updated 6/28/2021

 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


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