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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...

 

Candidate Profiles: Commissioners

Two open commissioner seats will be on the ballot in November. Incumbent commissioners Larry Chapman and Kelvin Phillips have chosen not to file again. No Democrats filed to run, while three...

 

Courthouse Tree To Stay-Brevard NC

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...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 16, 2018

County Approves Funding For SROs

The Board of Commissioners has approved the funding for 11 school resource officers (SROs) in the county for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. During its regular meeting last week, commissioners approved $685,672 in county funds to pay for...

 

County 2025 Comprehensive Plan Receives Award - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Planning and Community Development Department received the 2018 Merit Award for the 2025 Transylvania County Comprehensive Plan by the American Planning Association and...

 

Cindy Blythe Stephenson Silverstein

Cindy Blythe Stephenson Silverstein, of Lake Toxaway, passed away March 24, 2018, in Emporia, Kan. A memorial service will be held at a future date and time. She was born in Silverstein to Bill and...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 29, 2018

Official Talks About Possible Hospital Sale

Michele Pilon, the president of Transylvania Regional Hospital, talked Monday about the “why,” “how” and “what” concerning the possible sale of the nonprofit Mission Health to HCA Healthcare, a for-profit company based in Nashville....

 

For WNC Military History Museum: Community Leaders Offer Ideas For Growth

Eleven Transylvania leaders met at the WNC Military History Museum on March 20 for a luncheon roundtable to discuss growth of the museum. The mission of the museum is to honor, educate and preserve...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 15, 2018

Local GOP Gathers

Unfunded pension and health care liabilities are the most serious threat to North Carolina's and the country's financial future, said Dale Folwell, the North Carolina state treasurer. Folwell made...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 8, 2018

County Wants Input On Fire Dept. Funding

Property owners in the Lake Toxaway Fire Rescue district currently pay the lowest tax rate in the county — 4.79 cents — for those services, while those in the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue pay the highest — 13.78 cents. The method that determines...

 

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