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Commissioners OK Buying Land For Recreation – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners Monday voted to buy the roughly 55 acres behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard for recreational uses. During their...

 

Larry Chapman Announces Plan To Run For Board Again – Transylvania County, NC

Larry Chapman announced Monday that he plans to run for the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners in 2020. Chapman, a Republican who served two four-year terms on the board, made his announcement...

 

State Cuts Mental Health Funding – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution asking the N.C. General Assembly to stop cutting Vaya Health’s single-stream funding and to allow it to use its savings to reinvest in services and community support....

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 19, 2019

Families Gather For Get Set Dinner, Games – Transylvania County, NC

Families throughout the community gathered Monday night at the library for Get Set Transylvania's family dinner series, a free event designed to bring families together for conversation and fun. The...

 

County, Alliance To Discuss Future Goals – Transylvania County, NC

Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins believes it’s time for the county to have a “conversation” with the Transylvania Economic Alliance about future economic development efforts, the county’s “expectations” and whether things are “going in...

 

County Board Challenges Fellow Member – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County Commissioner Will Cathey cited health issues as the reason for his absence from meetings as fellow board members expressed frustration during their regular meeting Monday about his attendance record and general participation....

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 9, 2019

Museum Launches Campaign – Brevard, NC

Supporters and local leaders – including U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows – packed into the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas last Wednesday to help honor the area's veterans and to raise money for...

 

County Officials Talk Vision – Transylvania County, NC

Editor’s Note: Recently, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners held a workshop to discuss the county’s strategic plan, which includes goals and strategies that guide county departments in their day-to-day actions and, in particular, infl...

 

County Looking For Temporary Courtroom Space – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County commissioners face major long-term and short-term decisions on the courthouse. During their regular meeting Monday, commissioners supported the formation of a committee in the next few weeks to tackle the courthouse’s long-term...

 

Fire Tax District Change On The Table – Transylvania County, NC

This fall, Transylvania County will host a series of public information meetings as it considers replacing the various fire tax districts in the county with one single tax district. The Board of Commissioners approved the meetings during its regular...

 

Hollocker Will Lead County's DSS Legal Efforts – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of County Commissioners recently voted unanimously to appoint Mary Ann J. Hollocker as the county’s full-time special counsel to the Department of Social Services...

 

Sesame Street To Return To Transylvania

Who doesn’t love a free gift, cookies and Sesame Street? Get Set Transylvania announced Friday a new program in partnership with Sesame Street in Communities – Get Set Toolkits. Toolkits will be...

 

Need More People Like Hawkins

I would like to thank Board of Commissioners Chair Mike Hawkins for his remarks at the last commissioners’ meeting; Commissioners Page Lemel and David Guice for supporting his remarks; and The Transylvania Times for reporting them in full in its...

 

Respect, Not Demagoguery

   County Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins is to be commended for his comments last Monday night denouncing the troubling statements made during President Trump’s campaign rally at East Carolina University. The support expressed by Commissioners...

 

Appreciates Hawkins' Comments

I would like to publicly thank Mike Hawkins for his eloquent comments at the commissioners’ meeting on Monday night which appeared in Thursday’s paper. It was a powerful reminder of who we are as a country and of how important it is for us to...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 25, 2019

Commissioners Approve $2.7 Million Pay Plan – Transylvania County, NC

The Board of Commissioners Monday unanimously approved a roughly $2.7 million pay plan the board believes will help make the county more competitive in recruiting and retaining quality employees. County employees’ pay will be adjusted in September...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 25, 2019

Chairman Speaks Out Against Racist Comments – Transylvania County, NC

Editor’s Note: During Monday’s Board of Commissioners’ meeting, Chairman Mike Hawkins read during the period set aside for commissioner comments what he characterized as a “story.” Prior to speaking, Hawkins emphasized he was talking not...

 

County Recognized At National Convention – Transylvania County, NC

Taking a village to raise a child is nothing compared to the efforts of a whole county. The unique community collaborative, according to a press release, working to make the lives of children better...

 
 By John Lanier    News    July 15, 2019

Board Hears Employee Pay Plan Options – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday received two options regarding employee compensation that are aimed at making the county more competitive in recruiting and retaining quality employees. County Manager Jaime Laughter said...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 1, 2019

Museum Seeking Two-Year County Lease-Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners is moving toward approving a two-year lease for the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas, which is located in the former county administration building beside the courthouse. During its meeting last...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 1, 2019

County's Domestic Violence Investigator Faces Challenges-Transylvania County, NC

The issue of domestic violence as a criminal matter is getting a lot more attention in Transylvania County thanks to the funding of a position dedicated to addressing it. The position was created in 2017 to serve as the investigative, law...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 27, 2019

Commissioners Approve Budget, 12.5 Cent Tax Increase

On Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved a $63,936,857 budget for the 2019/2020 fiscal year, including the 10.5 cents voter-approved tax increase to pay the $68 million school construction bond and a further 2 cents to help...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 27, 2019

New Organization Will Work On Helping Transylvania's Poor

Beginning July 1, Community Action Opportunities (CAO) is taking over the work of Western Carolina Community Action to help some of Transylvania County’s poorest residents. CAO will now administer the roughly $60,000 Community Services Block Grant...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 13, 2019

Board Members Speak Out On Meeting Attendance-Transylvania County, NC

At the beginning of Tuesday’s regular Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ meeting, Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins noted that Commissioner Jason Chappell was absent because he was on vacation, but he didn’t know why Commissioner Will...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 10, 2019

County Budget May Include 12.5 Cents Tax Increase-Transylvania County, NC

On top of a proposed 10.5 cents property tax increase to pay for the voter-approved $68 million school bond, a majority of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners are recommending a further 2 cents tax increase for long-term capital needs,...

 

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