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 By Alex Perri    News 

Commissioner Candidates Square Off – Transylvania County, NC

Seven candidates seeking three seats on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners went head to head last Thursday night during the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

Decency And Competence

Decency, honor, integrity, truthfulness, even competence – is that really too much to ask of our highest elected officials? Has the winning of elections become, like war, more important than the welfare of the people and nation,... — Updated 9/14/2020

 

Poor Choice Of Reason To Leave

D.G. Martin’s column of Sept. 10 focuses on Mike Hawkins, Page Lemel and David Guice, the three Transylvania County Commissioners who resigned from the Republican Party, and changed their registration to Unaffiliated. I had no... — Updated 9/14/2020

 

Hawkins, Lemel Maintain Values

Last year, Transylvania County Commissioners Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel left the Republican Party, fully aware that it could affect their reelection chances. Nevertheless, they did so because they put their conscience and... — Updated 9/9/2020

 

Page Lemel And Mike Hawkins

Voting for the county commissioners is coming up, along with the rest of the people we have to vote for. Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins I don’t mind being inconvenienced for. They have both served our county extremely well. Their... — Updated 9/7/2020

 

Virtual Candidate Forum Thursday – Transylvania County, NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Candidates Forum from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, virtually, due to COVID-19. The forum will be made available to the public via several options, according to a... — Updated 9/7/2020

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Internet Providers Facing Hurdles – Transylvania County, NC

With the ever-increasing demand for expanded broadband internet service, particularly in rural areas of the county, tele-communications and government officials say they’re doing everything they can to expand the scope of... — Updated 9/7/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

Commissioner Candidates Square Off For First Time – Transylvania County, NC

The nine candidates for the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners discussed infrastructure, housing, child care, jobs and other topics during an online candidates’ forum held last Thursday evening. The event was sponsored... — Updated 9/2/2020

 

Improving Broadband

One reason members of the Transylvania County Board of Education voted to open schools under Plan B is the fact that at least 10 percent of the students do not have reliable internet connectivity. If the schools opened under an... — Updated 8/10/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Officials Say They Are Working To Improve Broadband – Transylvania County, NC

In response to an Opinion of the Readers, county officials said they have been working hard to improve broadband service in the county. In late July, an Opinion of the Readers letter from a local couple claimed they have received... — Updated 8/5/2020

 
 By Mike Hawkins    Opinion

All Three Tools Must Be Used To Fight COVID-19

My wife and I like to make our grocery trips on Saturday night. While going at that time reminds us how barren our social lives are, it is great for getting in and out because the stores are less crowded – deserted, even. Over... — Updated 8/3/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Floodplain Management Discussed – Transylvania County, NC

When talking about floodplain management, Terry Foxx said, there are two things to keep in mind: there are “two sides to every story” and for “every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction.” Foxx is a National... — Updated 7/20/2020

 

Hawkins Appointed To 'Racial Equity' Group – Transylvania County, NC

Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the 23-member North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice. The task force had its first meeting Friday. Hawkins described the ta... — Updated 7/13/2020

 

Dollars And A Sense Of Place

A sense of place is the sum of qualities and characteristics that provide meaning to a location for its inhabitants. Transylvania County has its own unique sense of place distinguished by its environments and the people who live... — Updated 7/1/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County Approves Annual Budget-Brevard NC

On Monday the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a $61,041,976 general fund budget for the new fiscal year, which begins July 1. The tax rate will remain at $.636 cents per $100 of valuation, and the fi... — Updated 6/24/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

BRCC President Gives College Overview-Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Community College’s summer enrollment is up 20 percent and close to 1,000 students, the most in 10 years, said Dr. Laura Leatherwood, the college’s president. During last Monday’s Board of Commissioners’ budget... — Updated 6/9/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Budget Workshop Focuses On Local Education Spending-Brevard NC

Education spending makes up roughly 25 percent of Transylvania County Manager Jaime Laughter’s proposed $59.7 million general fund budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year. The school system requested $15.9 million for the 2020/2021... — Updated 6/3/2020

 

Russell Explains Contact Tracing Of Virus, Board Discusses Masks-Brevard NC

As of this morning, Transylvania County had 14 residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. In each case, Transylvania Public Health initiated “contact tracing,” which helps to understand how the person may have been... — Updated 6/1/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Jake Dalton Takes Seat On Board - Brevard NC

Jake Dalton was appointed and sworn in Tuesday to the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. As previously reported, Dalton was the local Republican Party nominee to see out the term of recently deceased Commissioner Will... — Updated 5/27/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County Approves Business Loan Program-Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners Monday approved providing $150,000 for a new loan program for local small businesses. The loans, which will have to be repaid, have a $10,000 maximum and will be eligible to for-profit businesses... — Updated 5/15/2020

 

Dollar General Sees Green Only

Transylvania County has yet again been steamrolled by Dollar General. If Transylvania County is going to progress into the 21st century, there simply have to be some laws in place to stop this kind of blight. I want to thank Mike... — Updated 5/11/2020

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

State Sets Rules To See Out Cathey's Term-Brevard NC

Picking a replacement to see out the term of recently deceased Commissioner Will Cathey has a few twists and turns. Cathey, a Republican who was elected to a four-year term on the Board of Commissioners in 2018, died on April 30.... — Updated 5/6/2020

 
 By Staff Reports    News

Will Cathey, Commissioner, Lawyer, Passes Away-Rosman NC

Will Cathey, Transylvania County commissioner and long-time attorney in the community, died Thursday. According to the Sheriff's Office, a friend found Cathey deceased in his home.... — Updated 5/4/2020

 

Resolution Closing Lodging Facilities Set To Expire-Brevard NC

Today, the March 31 resolution that closed the majority of lodging facilities, including campgrounds and direct-reservation facilities, such as AirBnb and VRBO, in the county will expire, allowing these businesses to again receive... — Updated 4/29/2020

 
 By John Lanier    COVID-19

Uncertainty Clouds Summer Tourism Season-Brevard NC

The uncertainty of the impact of COVID-19 on public health also has created a great amount of uncertainty regarding summer tourism. At a virtual meeting of the Transylvania County T... — Updated 4/27/2020

 

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