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Early Childhood Initiative: A Work In Progress - Brevard NC

During the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting last week, County Manager Jaime Laughter gave an update on the Early Childhood Initiative (ECI). The ECI was started three years ago and saw the release of the State of the Young Child in...

 

Public To Get More Say On Silvermont Plan - Brevard NC

Another meeting will be held to allow the public to have its input on a proposed Silvermont Master Plan. During the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday, Jared Mull, the Parks and Recreation Department’s director, gave an update on...

 

Commissioners Unhappy At Late Notice – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved submitting a joint application with the Board of Education for state grants of more than $19 million in a special called meeting Friday morning, but commissioners were unhappy that the school...

 

Changes Made To Animal Control - Brevard, NC

During their regularly scheduled meeting Monday, Transylvania County commissioners approved changes to Animal Control. Supervision of Animal Control’s functions will remain under Emergency Management Director Kevin Shook, while the Animal Control...

 

Commissioners View Draft Plan For Silvermont Park - Brevard NC

Last week, Transylvania County commissioners heard a presentation on the draft master plan for the Silvermont Park that includes the eventual removal of the tennis and basketball courts at the site....

 

County Backs Sewer Line Project - Brevard NC

A project that could see the installation of a sewer line from Gaia Herbs, running along U.S. 64 to the town of Rosman, was backed by Transylvania County commissioners Monday. During their regular meeting Monday, commissioners supported seeking an...

 

Errors Mean $450,000 More For Project - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners Tuesday approved $450,000 more in funding for the Ecusta Road industrial building project because of “design team errors and omissions on the project.” Commissioners had initially approved a project budget of...

 

Time For Some Commissioners To Go

The commissioners’ decision last Monday to step back from the precipice of relocating our courthouse is welcome. However, less palatable was the spectacle of four of the five commissioners subjecting the public gallery to almost an hour of...

 

County Halts Courthouse Plans, Drops Tax Hike-Brevard NC

During a nearly five-hour meeting Monday, Transylvania County commissioners approved a $51.6 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year, ceased all current work on a new courthouse until a later date and dropped a proposed 2.5-cents property tax increas...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 25, 2018

Fire Dept. Funding Under Review

With county commiss-ioners expected to approve a $51.2 million budget tonight, the funding of the county’s fire departments has been widely discussed during the budget process. At their June 12 meeting, commissioners approved the tax rates for the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 18, 2018

School Board, County Spar Over Capital Spending

In her recommended budget for the 2019 fiscal year, County Manager Jaime Laughter said all future school system capital projects at $50,000 or more will require school officials to submit draft contracts or purchase orders and then the county would...

 

Taxes And The Courthouse

Last Thursday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners agreed to increase the tax rate 2.5 cents to pay for a new county courthouse adjacent to the public safety complex on Morris Road. During the discussion, some highly questionable...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 4, 2018

Board Backs 2.5-Cents Tax Hike For Courthouse

A 2.5-cents property tax increase to help pay for the proposed new courthouse is scheduled to be approved as part of the county’s 2019 fiscal year budget. During this past Thursday’s budget workshop, the Board of Commissioners reached unanimous c...

 

Soil & Water District Hosts Awards Banquet

Around 60 people gathered in the Rogow Room of the library to attend the Transylvania Soil and Water Conservation District's (SWCD) annual appreciation and awards banquet. The district hosts this...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 10, 2018

County Upset At School Funding Critics

Transylvania County commissioners expressed frustration Tuesday that they are accused by some of not supporting the school system, while they also approved motions asking for, among other things, more details about capital spending in the schools....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 26, 2018

County Grants Museum 12 More Months

Transylvania County commissioners approved another 12-month lease for the WNC Military History Museum to be housed in the old county administration building, but the suggestion was made they would not support extending the lease in the future....

 

Invest Early In Children

For a plant to achieve optimal growth, the seed must germinate in the correct soil type at a certain depth. The soil must reach a specific temperature and the seed must receive the appropriate amount of water and sunlight. Without all of the proper...

 

Kindergarten Readiness Is Key - Rally Puts Emphasis On Getting Children Ready

More than 30 different nonprofit organizations gathered this past Thursday to promote kindergarten preparation during Western Carolina Community Action's (WCCA) third annual Kindergarten Readiness...

 

News Of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest For its April 18 meeting, the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s guest speaker will be Page Lemel, Transylvania County Commissioner since 2012 and president of Keystone Camp. Lemel will describe the State of the Young...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 22, 2018

County Compares Budget With Its Peers

Between 2007 and 2017, Transylvania County government’s annual percentage increase in expenditures out of the general fund budget outpaced the percentage revenues it received, “raising (the) eyebrows” of County Manager Jaime Laughter and...

 

Students Present Research At National Conference

Aidan and Bryce Spradlin, Sara Megown, Matt Bailey, John Nguyen, Chase Bishop and Alex Eberhardt, student scientists from Transylvania County's TIME 4 Real Science Program, recently traveled to...

 

Local Family Resource Center To Open - Brevard, NC

On March 20, from 2:30-4 p.m., the Transylvania County Family Resource Center located at 221 S. Gaston St. in Brevard will have its grand opening. Speakers will include Commissioner Page Lemel,...

 

State Law Allows Some Camp Buildings To Be Exempted From Being Inspected

In December of last year after a heavy snowfall, a newly built covered horseback riding arena at Rockbrook Camp for Girls off U.S. 276 collapsed. Questions were asked about the building's...

 

DSS Child Protective Services Working On Trust

In October of last year, Darrell Renfroe was appointed director of Transylvania County Social Services (DSS). During the same month, Renfroe, who had been interim director since August before his full-time appointment, sent a memo to County Manager J...

 

Fire/ Rescue Options To Be Presented

During the upcoming budget process, Transylvania County staff plans to recommend strategies and options for the county’s fire/rescue services, including how these services are funded. During its recent regular meeting, the Board of Commissioners...

 

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