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TDA: Tourism Impact Rising - Brevard NC

Last fiscal year, a record amount of occupancy tax revenues — $793,876 — was collected in Transylvania County. For Clark Lovelace, that one number alone shows “tourism is good in Transylvania County.” At last week’s Board of Commissioners...

 

County Talks About Bond Impact - Brevard NC

The county has faced several questions from the public about the upcoming $68 million bond referendum and its potential financial impact. During the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday, Finance Director Jonathan Griffin addressed some...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 4, 2018

Rosman Hears Bond Plans - Rosman NC

A large crowd attended the Board of Education meeting held at Rosman High to hear a presentation similar to the one last week at Brevard High on the proposed school bond. Once again, Board Chair Tawny McCoy reviewed why the bond is needed. “An...

 

Commissioners Unhappy At Late Notice – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved submitting a joint application with the Board of Education for state grants of more than $19 million in a special called meeting Friday morning, but commissioners were unhappy that the school...

 

Director Gives Economic Development Update – Brevard NC

Josh Hallingse, the Transylvania Economic Alliance executive director, presented his semi-annual report to county commissioners last week. The report is a part of the contract requirements the county has with the Alliance. Hallingse talked about the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 23, 2018

Board Hears School Bond Rules - Brevard NC

At the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday evening, Board Attorney Chris Campbell informed school board members and school staff what they can and cannot do to advocate for the passage of the school bond referendum slated for...

 

Commissioners View Draft Plan For Silvermont Park - Brevard NC

Last week, Transylvania County commissioners heard a presentation on the draft master plan for the Silvermont Park that includes the eventual removal of the tennis and basketball courts at the site....

 

Commissioners Approve Steps For School Bond Vote -Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners on Monday approved more of the necessary steps to allow voters in November to approve or disapprove a $68 million bond referendum to make major renovations at Rosman Middle and Brevard and Rosman high schools....

 

Friday Gallery Walk Adds Another Destination

Explore art, music and wine at Brevard's Fourth Friday Gallery Walk on July 27 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Thirty-four downtown art galleries, retail stores and restaurants will be participating. There is a...

 

Errors Mean $450,000 More For Project - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners Tuesday approved $450,000 more in funding for the Ecusta Road industrial building project because of “design team errors and omissions on the project.” Commissioners had initially approved a project budget of...

 

Charles Edward Chapman

Charles Edward Chapman, 76, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 3, 2018. He was the son of the late Richard D. and Ora Stamey Chapman. He was also preceded in death by his...

 

County Halts Courthouse Plans, Drops Tax Hike-Brevard NC

During a nearly five-hour meeting Monday, Transylvania County commissioners approved a $51.6 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year, ceased all current work on a new courthouse until a later date and dropped a proposed 2.5-cents property tax increas...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 25, 2018

Fire Dept. Funding Under Review

With county commiss-ioners expected to approve a $51.2 million budget tonight, the funding of the county’s fire departments has been widely discussed during the budget process. At their June 12 meeting, commissioners approved the tax rates for the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 21, 2018

School Board Concerned About Lack Of Planning Funds

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed great concern at their meeting Monday night at Rosman High School about the absence of $276,000 in the proposed local budget that would have been designated to pay for advanced planning...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 18, 2018

School Board, County Spar Over Capital Spending

In her recommended budget for the 2019 fiscal year, County Manager Jaime Laughter said all future school system capital projects at $50,000 or more will require school officials to submit draft contracts or purchase orders and then the county would...

 

Taxes And The Courthouse

Last Thursday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners agreed to increase the tax rate 2.5 cents to pay for a new county courthouse adjacent to the public safety complex on Morris Road. During the discussion, some highly questionable...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 4, 2018

Board Backs 2.5-Cents Tax Hike For Courthouse

A 2.5-cents property tax increase to help pay for the proposed new courthouse is scheduled to be approved as part of the county’s 2019 fiscal year budget. During this past Thursday’s budget workshop, the Board of Commissioners reached unanimous c...

 

Jessie Mae Owen Thomas

Jessie Mae Owen Thomas, 70, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018. A lifelong resident of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Rufus and Ida Mae Fisher Owen. In...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 24, 2018

Manager's Budget Calls For More Education Spending

County Manager Jaime Laughter presented a $51.2 million general fund budget Monday that proposed no property tax increase and operations funding that exceeded what school officials wanted. Laughter presented her proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal ye...

 

Special Olympics Transylvania To Hold Spring Games Sat., May 19

This Saturday, May 19, Transylvania Special Olym-pics will hold its spring games at Brevard College. The “Flame of Hope” will leave the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Department at 8 a.m. and arrive at the track at Brevard College for the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 10, 2018

County Upset At School Funding Critics

Transylvania County commissioners expressed frustration Tuesday that they are accused by some of not supporting the school system, while they also approved motions asking for, among other things, more details about capital spending in the schools....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 26, 2018

County Grants Museum 12 More Months

Transylvania County commissioners approved another 12-month lease for the WNC Military History Museum to be housed in the old county administration building, but the suggestion was made they would not support extending the lease in the future....

 

Laughter Credentialed By ICMA

Jaime Laughter, county manager of Transylvania County, recently received the credentialed manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Laughter is one of more than 1,300 local government management...

 

County Reaches Verdict On Courthouse Tree: Life

Transylvania County government has announced that the evaluation of the Norway Spruce tree at the courthouse is complete and the tree will remain a fixture on the courthouse site. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of the work of our...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 19, 2018

Question: What If School Bond Fails?

County Commission Chairman Larry Chapman wants to know what is the “Plan B” if the proposed $68 million school bond referendum fails in November. Chapman made the comment at last week’s regular commission meeting during discussion of a request...

 

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