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 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...

 
 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...

 
 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....

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 22, 2018

County Compares Budget With Its Peers

Between 2007 and 2017, Transylvania County government’s annual percentage increase in expenditures out of the general fund budget outpaced the percentage revenues it received, “raising (the) eyebrows” of County Manager Jaime Laughter and...

 

Fire/ Rescue Options To Be Presented

During the upcoming budget process, Transylvania County staff plans to recommend strategies and options for the county’s fire/rescue services, including how these services are funded. During its recent regular meeting, the Board of Commissioners...

 

County To Seek USDA Loan For $31 Million- Brevard NC

To pay for the proposed $31 million new courthouse, Transylvania County commissioners have approved beginning the process to secure a 40-year loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Commissioners unanimously accepted staff’s...

 

County Approves Funds For Landfill Upgrades

Transylvania County commissioners recently approved $447,200 in funding for the Solid Waste Department, and specifically the landfill, to make sure the county remains in compliance, can address major equipment breakdowns and other issues, and to prov...

 

County, City To Look At Fire Department Contract

The county wants to look at its contract with Brevard Fire Department (BFD) before considering committing to helping fund a new rescue truck for the department. During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners instructed staff to look...

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (April - June)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. APRIL •Brevard was selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, a...

 

Legal Notices for December 18, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 17 E 370 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representatives of the Estate of Norma R. Hough of... Full story

 

County: Schools Funded 'Better,' Comparatively

“By any standard, Transylvania County Government funds schools better relative to economic peers, school system peers, and neighbors in both capital and annual expenses.” That was one of the key points found, according to the county, after it did...

 

Commissioners Approve New Courthouse - Brevard, NC

A new county courthouse will be built beside the public safety complex on Morris Road. That was the unanimous decision Tuesday by the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. Specifically, commissioners voted for a new courthouse that would includ...

 

New Industrial Building Gets A Step Closer - Brevard, NC

A legal agreement was signed Tuesday that moved along the eventual construction of a roughly 60,750-square-foot light industrial building on Ecusta Road. During its regular meeting Tuesday, the...

 

County Approves Contract With Economic Alliance

The Transylvania Economic Alliance’s contract with the county has been changed to a yearly one, with slightly different expectations and requirements. The county’s initial contract with the Alliance, which was signed in October of 2014, was for...

 

Hurricane Benefit Event Planned For Oct. 9 - Brevard, NC

Brevard residents Paula Patane and Mike Green will host a hurricane relief benefit event and auction at 185 King St. on Monday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. The couple has lived in Brevard for almost 20 years, but they have a strong connection to the...

 

Road Project Listing Heading To State

A proposed road project list for Transylvania County was approved last week by the Board of Commissioners. The projects (see below) will now go to the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) for further consideration and possible funding. The list...

 

Transylvania 4-H Youth Attends NCACC Youth Summit

4-H Teen Council member Cjon Conley represented Transylvania County at the annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Durham, Aug. 11-12. North C...

 

Friday Gallery Walk Features New Exhibitions - Brevard, NC

Explore art, music and wine at the Brevard Fourth Friday Gallery Walk on Aug. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. TC Arts Council executive director Tammy Hopkins said, "The arts community sends a sincere thank you...

 

County Backs Jail Initiative

An initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness being in jail was supported Tuesday by the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting. Prior to the approval, Carolina Carter, with Meridian Behavioral...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 27, 2017

New Tax Bills Include Revenue, Spending Info

Jessica McCall, the county’s tax administrator, presented the tax settlement for the 2016 tax year to the Board of Commissioners Monday during its regular meeting. McCall’s office reported a 99.82 percent collection rate, one of the highest in...

 

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