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Government, Nonprofits, Faith Community Plan-Brevard NC

Small communities can’t afford to operate in silos and great small communities like ours know that collaboration is the key to success. Today, a collaboration of government, nonprofits and faith community representatives met to s... — Updated 3/19/2020

 

Third Petition Candidate Certified To Run -Brevard NC

Transylvania County native Carl Conley Jr. was certified earlier this month to appear as an Unaffiliated candidate on November's ballot for the Board of Commissioners. Conley... — Updated 3/12/2020

 

Health Director: Washing Hands A 'Big Deal' -Brevard NC

Washing hands may not seem “like a big deal,” but it is, according to Elaine Russell, as local health officials prepare for the impact of COVID-19, or the coronavirus. During the Board of Commissioners’ meeting Monday, Russel... — Updated 3/12/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Mental Health Services Facing Financial Crunch – Transylvania County, NC

Vaya Health, which oversees funding for services related to mental health, substance abuse and intellectual/developmental disabilities in 22 counties, including Transylvania, is under “severe financial stress,” according to... — Updated 3/10/2020

 

Hawkins, Lemel Certified To Appear On Ballot – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins and Vice Chairman Page Lemel have been certified to appear on the ballot for the November general election, according to Director of Elections Jeff Storey. Hawkins and Lemel... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County Commissioners Still Assessing Fire District Funding – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will hold a yet-to-be-scheduled board workshop to further discuss the options for funding fire and rescue services in the county. Commissioners reached this decision after hearing a... — Updated 2/17/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Transylvania County Commissioners Hear Audit Report – Transylvania County, NC

Kelly Gooderham, with Martin Starnes & Associates, a chartered accounting firm, recently presented to the Transylvania Board of Commissioners the county’s annual financial report for the fiscal year, which ended June 30 of last... — Updated 1/27/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

TNRC Approves Resolution Supporting Ecusta Trail – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) recently voted on a resolution supporting the concept of the Ecusta Hike/Bike Trail, as well as to elect Stephanie Adams as the... — Updated 1/20/2020

 

Stories From 2019 Featured In Review – Brevard, NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2019. JANUARY •Over the Jan. 12-13 weekend, the partial government... — Updated 12/31/2019

 

Many Changes In 2019

While Transylvania County has always experienced some changes every year, 2019 was a year of extraordinary change, particularly in leadership positions throughout the county. Frank Porter, after 34 years of working for Comporium,... — Updated 12/30/2019

 

Filing Complete For 2020 Primary – Transylvania County, NC

Filing for the March 3, 2020, primary has ended and the contest is set for the Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, Register of Deeds, state House and Senate and statewide seats, judicial seats and national races. For the Bo... — Updated 12/23/2019

 

Filing For 2020 Primary Ends On Friday – Transylvania County, NC

Filing for the March 3, 2020, primary continues until noon, Friday, for the Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, Register of Deeds, state House and Senate and statewide seats, and national races. As of this Wednesday... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

Nonpartisan Is The Best

I am so proud of David Guice, Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel. All three have been exemplary commissioners. Their records reflect their decisions based upon what is good for our citizenry. I am a Democrat who voted for all three of... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

Committed To Ethical Behavior

I wish to add my voice to those who support and admire the recent decision of county Commissioners Page Lemel, Mike Hawkins and David Guice to leave the Republican Party and declare themselves as Independent. By leaving the party... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

Importance Of Integrity

I am a Democrat. I have my beliefs about the role of government. I have my beliefs about the importance of integrity. Speaker Black, a Democrat, was dishonored when in office and ended up serving jail time. As a Democrat, I am not... — Updated 12/16/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County Limited On What It Can Do On Store – Transylvania County, NC

A large number of people opposed to the proposed Dollar General off U.S. 276 attended Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting and learned the county is limited in what it can do.... — Updated 12/12/2019

 

Admires Three Public Servants

You will no doubt receive many letters like this, but I cannot resist saying that the recent action by our three county commissioners leaves me feeling tremendous relief and hope that we Americans can live up to the aspirations of... — Updated 12/11/2019

 

Courageous Decision

After reading the front page article “Three County Commissioners Leave GOP,” I wanted to write to thank David Guice, Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel for the courageous decision made to change their affiliation status from... — Updated 12/11/2019

 

Courage, Integrity And Civility

I am writing in response to the announcement in the Dec. 5 edition of this newspaper that David Guice, Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel had decided to depart from the Republican Party. The story was striking in its content, and I... — Updated 12/11/2019

 

Election Filing Continues – Transylvania County, NC

Filing for the March 3, 2020, primary continues until noon, Dec. 20, for the Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, Register of Deeds, state House and Senate and statewide seats, and national races. As of this Wednesday... — Updated 12/11/2019

 

McCall Files For Board – Transylvania County, NC

Former Board of Education Chairwoman Teresa McCall has filed for the Republican primary for the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. Three seats currently held by Jason Chappell, Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel will be on the... — Updated 12/11/2019

 

Chapman Looking To Return To Commission – Transylvania County, NC

Former County Commission Chairman Larry Chapman has filed for the Republican primary on March 3 for another term on the board. Chapman served on the board from 2008 until 2016.... — Updated 12/10/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Officials' GOP Exit Decision Discussed – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County Commissioner Jason Chappell said he would have resigned his position on the board if he had quit the Republican Party. Chappell made the comment after being reached for reaction to the decision by Commissioners... — Updated 12/10/2019

 

Proud Of Commissioners

I am so very proud of Mike Hawkins, Page Lemel and David Guice in their decision to leave the Republican Party and becoming Unaffiliated. Hooray for them. They have honest convictions and are standing up for them. This is unusual... — Updated 12/9/2019

 

Nonpartisan Boards Work

One of the reasons county commissioners David Guice, Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel gave for switching their political affiliation from Republican to Unaffiliated is their belief that “local government should not be partisan in... — Updated 12/9/2019

 

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