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 By Michele Handy    Education 

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

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Commissioners Back 'Constitutional Rights' Resolution – Transylvania County, NC

During its regular meeting Monday, the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution declaring Transylvania as a “Constitutional Rights Protected County.” Prior to the approval, Commission Chairman Jason Chappell... — Updated 1/27/2021

 

Oskar Blues Brewery Expands Into Industrial Center – Brevard, NC

Oskar Blues Brewery is the newest tenant of the Sylvan Valley Industrial Center (SVIC) as the company announced its intention to move forward with a lease and upfit of a... — Updated 1/27/2021

 

Good Leadership

I was disappointed but not surprised by the results of the Transylvania County Commissioners election. I had really hoped that Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins would be elected. Both of them had been lifelong Republicans but had the... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

A Look Back To The Year In News

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories in The Transylvania Times that appeared between July and December of 2020. Stories from January through December appeared... — Updated 1/4/2021

 

Courageous Commissioners

OK, right? No oxymoronic jokes here. This is serious. It takes courage to be a good commissioner, not a “kick the can” mentality that pervades many boards and commissions. The issue at hand: the courthouse. For more than 30... — Updated 12/14/2020

 

Local Elected Officials Sworn In – Transylvania County, NC

Oaths of office were taken today at the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners' organizational meeting. (Not pictured) Scott Galloway and Richard Bragg were sworn in as Soil... — Updated 12/7/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Hawkins, Lemel Attend Last Board Meeting – Transylvania County, NC

He won’t be on the board next year, but Mike Hawkins believes there is a “chance” Transylvania County commissioners could “have a monumental year of achievement” in 2021. Hawkins made his comments during last week’s reg... — Updated 11/30/2020

 

Trump Wins County, Biden Wins Country – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Elections completed canvassing of votes on Friday, officially certifying the Nov. 3 general election results in the county. According to the official canvass totals provided, on Election Day 3,474... — Updated 11/16/2020

 

Candidates Make Comments – Transylvania County, NC

Editor’s note: The following comes from local candidates whose comments did not make the newspaper’s Nov. 5 edition. •Incumbent Republican Jason Chappell won another term on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners.... — Updated 11/9/2020

 

Challenges Lie Ahead

Congratulations to Jason Chappell, Larry Chapman, Jake Dalton and Teresa McCall on their election to the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners and Tawny McCoy, Richard “Kimzey” Jackson and Ron Kiviniemi to the Transylvania... — Updated 11/5/2020

 

Republicans Win In Commissioners' Race

With the unofficial vote count in, Republicans Teresa McCall, Larry Chapman, Jason Chappell and Jake Dalton are set to take seats on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners.... — Updated 11/4/2020

 

Unofficial Local Election Results

All the results are unofficial until Canvass Day. BOARD of COMMISSIONERS Seven candidates – three Republicans, three Unaffiliated candidates and one Democrat – are seeking three seats on the Board of Commissioners. With 15 of... — Updated 11/3/2020

 

Commissioner Candidates: Community Plans

Commissioner candidates Larry Chapman and Jason Chappell spoke in absolute terms on topics of preserving communities, land use, and Small Area Plans during the two recent candidates’ forums; both stated that they would only... — Updated 10/5/2020

 

NCWorks Is Ready To Help

Although many things have changed in 2020, the Transylvania County NCWorks Career Center is still open and ready to help. Pictured from the left are the NC Works Career Center... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

Re-elect Lemel, Hawkins

Listening to the Chamber’s candidates’ town hall and subsequent discussions with the candidates, it’s clear the county needs to re-elect Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins. There are several issues the commissioners will consider... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

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