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Let's Compare Apples And Oranges

Ronald Reagan told people “You can disagree, without being disagreeable” Apples! The Master has died and the Apprentice has been fired. 1987: Unfortunately, when Reagan relaxed the rules for objective journalism, Rush Limbaugh... — Updated 4/1/2021

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

BRCC Explains Campus Limits – Brevard, NC

In the near future, Transylvania County will have two renovated high schools, thanks to the $68 million voter approved bond, but if local students go to the Blue Ridge Community... — Updated 3/29/2021

 

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

 

Unity Resolution Is Patriotic

I urge the county commissioners to adopt Mike Hawkins’ “Statement of Unity” resolution without further delay. It is a wise and beautifully patriotic statement. In asking them to adopt it, Mr. Hawkins is calling upon them ... — Updated 3/8/2021

 

Policies For Politicians

In today’s paper readers will find two related stories: one containing Commissioner Larry Chapman’s full statement at the end of a recent commissioners’ meeting and one providing our response to his statement. Chapman... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

Supports Unity Resolution

Please publish a “Thank you, Mike Hawkins” for submitting “A Statement of Unity” resolution to the Transylvania County Commissioners and The Transylvania Times. His proposal doubtlessly represents the sentiments of many... — Updated 3/1/2021

 

Fit For Office?

Larry Chapman’s response to Mike Hawkins regarding his submission to the commissioners for a Unity Resolution betrays a fundamental lack of judgment by an elected official and, again, calls into question his fitness for public of... — Updated 3/1/2021

 

Put Unity Resolution On Agenda

This is a letter of profound gratitude to former County Commissioner Mike Hawkins for his resolution entitled “A Statement of Unity,” which he requested be placed on the agenda of the county commissioners’ meeting on Monday,... — Updated 3/1/2021

 
 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

 

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

 

A Look Back To The Year In News – Transylvania County, NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories in The Transylvania Times that appeared between January and June of 2020. July through December will appear in Monday's... — Updated 12/30/2020

 
 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

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Ecusta Trail Still Has Hurdles – Transylvania County, NC

The race to build the Ecusta Trail is now officially on, after Conserving Carolina announced last week it reached an agreement with WATCO Companies over the purchase of the railroad corridor between Hendersonville and Brevard ... — Updated 11/29/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Cedar Mountain Area Plan Discussed – Transylvania County, NC

Curley Huggins said the committee working on the Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan believes it will give an “accurate depiction of what Cedar Mountain community members feel is important.” Huggins is chairman of the committee... — Updated 11/16/2020

 

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

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

New Board Will Look At Mass Gathering Ordinance – Transylvania County, NC

The review and possible changes to the county’s Mass Gathering Ordinance will be handled by the new Transylvania County Board of Commissioners, which will be sworn in early December. During the current board’s regular meeting... — Updated 11/11/2020

 

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

 

Transylvania Needs Page And Mike

Although COVID-19 has thrown some big hurdles in our path, Transylvania County has made some great progress in recent years. A great deal of credit is due to the leadership of Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins. They have focused their... — Updated 10/12/2020

 

Lemel, Hawkins Are Good People

As I enter my third decade in Transylvania County, I continue to treasure the many good people here. At the top of that list are Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins. It has been an honor to know them and see their dedication to our... — Updated 10/12/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Master Planning Of Park Gets OK – Transylvania County, NC

The Board of Commissioners has approved the master planning of the proposed county park on roughly 55 acres behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in... — Updated 10/7/2020

 

Commissioner Candidates And Issues

The upcoming election seems to be on everyone’s mind. Although the top of the ballot will be recognized by many to represent the most important races, our county residents will encounter and sustain the more immediate results of... — Updated 10/5/2020

 

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

 

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