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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

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Three County Commissioners Leave GOP – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County Commissioners David Guice, Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel have left the Republican Party. In an announcement, (see statement below) the three said they were... — Updated 12/5/2019

 

Principles Before Party

The decision by Transylvania County Board of Commissioners Chairman Mike Hawkins, Vice Chair David Guice and former Vice Chair Page Lemel to leave the Republican Party and become Unaffiliated should lead all of us to some... — Updated 12/4/2019

 

Primary Filing Begins – Transylvania County, NC

Filing for the March 3 primary started Monday for several races, including the Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, Register of Deeds, and state House and Senate. As of Wednesday morning, incumbent Commissioner Jason... — Updated 12/4/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Commissioners OK Bike Plan, Tobacco And Vaping Ban – Transylvania County, NC

The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a county Bicycle Plan last week that should help with the funding of bike facilities during N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) road improvement projects. The plan includes... — Updated 11/19/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Hawkins: Court Decision Is Top Priority – Transylvania County, NC

Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins said making short-term and long-terms decisions about the courthouse “needs to be at the top of the list” of his board’s priorities. Hawkins... — Updated 11/4/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County Moves On Gaia Sewer Line – Transylvania County, NC

Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins called his board’s decision Monday to apply for a grant to help pay for a sewer line between Gaia Herbs and Rosman as “the most important thing” its done all year. During its regular meeting M... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

Halloweenfest To Welcome Cookie Monster – Brevard, NC

Editor’s Note: This Saturday, downtown Brevard will host the 37th annual Halloweenfest. More details about this Saturday’s activities are below. Get Set Transylvania, a collaboration of over 24 local organizations focused on... — Updated 10/24/2019

 

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... — Updated 10/18/2019

 

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, ma... — Updated 10/16/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

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... — Updated 9/25/2019

 

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