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 By Derek McKissock    News    August 22, 2019 

Impact Of County's Strategic Plan Discussed – Transylvania County, NC

Recently, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners held a workshop to discuss the county’s strategic plan, which includes goals and strategies that guide county departments in their day-to-day actions and, in particular, influences budget...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 25, 2019

Commissioners Approve $2.7 Million Pay Plan – Transylvania County, NC

The Board of Commissioners Monday unanimously approved a roughly $2.7 million pay plan the board believes will help make the county more competitive in recruiting and retaining quality employees. County employees’ pay will be adjusted in September...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 1, 2019

County's Domestic Violence Investigator Faces Challenges-Transylvania County, NC

The issue of domestic violence as a criminal matter is getting a lot more attention in Transylvania County thanks to the funding of a position dedicated to addressing it. The position was created in 2017 to serve as the investigative, law...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 27, 2019

Commissioners Approve Budget, 12.5 Cent Tax Increase

On Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved a $63,936,857 budget for the 2019/2020 fiscal year, including the 10.5 cents voter-approved tax increase to pay the $68 million school construction bond and a further 2 cents to help...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 13, 2019

Board Members Speak Out On Meeting Attendance-Transylvania County, NC

At the beginning of Tuesday’s regular Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ meeting, Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins noted that Commissioner Jason Chappell was absent because he was on vacation, but he didn’t know why Commissioner Will...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 10, 2019

County Budget May Include 12.5 Cents Tax Increase-Transylvania County, NC

On top of a proposed 10.5 cents property tax increase to pay for the voter-approved $68 million school bond, a majority of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners are recommending a further 2 cents tax increase for long-term capital needs,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 23, 2019

School Board Discusses Bond Choices

In a special meeting Tuesday morning, the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed the top choices of architects and CMARs (construction managers at risk) to implement the renovations and additions to Brevard High School and Rosman...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 20, 2019

School Board Presents Budget To Commissioners

With a 10.5-cent property tax increase likely to be approved to pay for the $68 million school construction bond, some county commissioners are voicing concerns at the Board of Education’s latest budget request. As previously reported, the school...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 29, 2019

County's 'Health' Being Studied

As far as leading causes of death, Transylvania County is in "really good shape," according to Tara Rybka, with Transylvania Public Health. In age-adjusted mortality rates in 12 different areas,...

 

Bike Community Challenged To Make Plan Work

The many cyclists and mountain bikers who helped fill the Board of Commissioners’ chambers Monday were challenged to help the county realize the goals and recommendations laid out in the draft Transylvania County Bicycle Plan. During their regular...

 

Architects, Construction Companies Make Their Case To Bond Committee

Architectural and construction management firms visited the Transylvania County Board of Education on April 2 and April 4 to make their case for designing and building new and renovated school buildings in Brevard and Rosman after the passage of the...

 

School Bond Construction Committee Begins Work

The process of selecting architects and construction managers for school bond construction in Transylvania County Schools has begun. Acting on the $68 million bond passed in November, the Transylvania County Board of Education and Board of County...

 

GOP Convention

Local Republicans gathered Saturday at the library's Rogow Room for the county party's annual convention....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 4, 2019

County Considering New EMS Station

During a presentation, county staff showed a new EMS base station is needed because the current building is too small, has several structural and site issues, and is in a dangerous location. The EMS...

 

Child Protection Team Highlights Needs

The shortage of inpatient psychiatric-treatment beds, the need to protect LGBTQ youth and the limited access for residents to effective early intervention programs were among the findings of a report by the Transylvania County Community Child Protect...

 

North Transylvania Fire Rescue Receives Grant

North Transylvania Fire Rescue has announced that they've been awarded a grant in the amount of $79,860 from the Department of Homeland Security through FEMA. This money will support the purchase of...

 

Communities Have Option To Plan

Transylvania County commissioners have approved a process for each community, if they want, to develop small area plans. By a 3-2 vote, commissioners approved the process (see chart on 10A) during their meeting last week. Prior to the vote, County...

 

County Park Decision Delayed

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted to extend the due diligence period to Oct. 31 on whether to buy the roughly 55 acres behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard. During their regular meeting Monday, com...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 21, 2019

Boards Discuss School Funding

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education held a joint workshop entitled “Working Together: School Boards, Counties and Local Funding for Public Schools” in the library’s Rogow Room Wednesday evening. Kara Millonzi,...

 

Chamber Of Commerce Announces Its 2019 Board Of Directors - Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2019 Board of Directors. The board was recently finalized with the election of five individuals for the 2019-2021 term, including new members Joan Van Orman (Focused Marketing), Nick...

 

Top Stories Of 2018 In Transylvania Revisited - Brevard NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories in Transylvania County in 2018. JANUARY •The city of Brevard announced it was working toward building a replica train depot reminiscent...

 

County Land Deal On Hold - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ previous move to buy the roughly 55 acres behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard is not a done deal just yet. Last Friday at a special called meeting — the first for...

 

Chapman, Phillips Bow Out As Commissioners - Brevard NC

Last Thursday’s Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ meeting was the last for Larry Chapman and Kelvin Phillips. Each received a plaque and a resolution honoring their time as commissioners. Chapman served eight years on the board and...

 

Commissioners Vote 3-2 To Buy Property - Brevard NC

By a 3-2 vote, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted to buy the roughly 55 acres of property behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard, with the...

 

County Approves Military Museum's Lease Extension - Brevard NC

During its regular meeting Thursday, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved declaring its intent to extend the WNC Military History Museum’s lease of the old county administration build-ing. The museum’s current lease ends June 3...

 

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