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Commissioners Vote 3-2 To Buy Property - Brevard NC

By a 3-2 vote, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted to buy the roughly 55 acres of property behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard, with the...

 

Mike Hawkins Named As Board Chairman Board - Brevard NC

Mike Hawkins was unanimously voted this morning to be the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ chairman. The vote occurred after Will Cathey and David Guice were sworn onto the board during a ceremony at the county’s Administration Buildin...

 

Citizens Group Supports Keeping Courthouse Downtown - Brevard NC

Efforts to keep the courthouse downtown continue with community members such as John Gardner and David Watkins representing a citizens group working with local architects and elected officials to figure out a solution. Watkins, owner of Keir...

 

Master Plan Approved For Silvermont Park - Brevard NC

Last week, Transylvania County commissioners approved a final master plan for the Silvermont Park, but the phasing of the work will be decided at a later date. At the commissioners' meeting, Jared...

 

Military Museum's Location Up In The Air - Brevard NC

A decision on whether to extend the WNC Military History Museum’s lease of the old county administration building was tabled Tuesday by the Board of Commissioners. The museum’s current lease ends June 30, 2019, and those who operate the museum...

 

Land Available For County Park - Brevard NC

At its Nov. 29 meeting, the Board of Commissioners will consider whether it wants to buy roughly 55 acres of property for a new county park. The property sits off U.S. 276 and Gallimore Road and is...

 

Special Olympics Partnering With Local Organizations

Transylvania County Special Olympics athletes have a special collaboration to make sure they are in top shape when it is time to compete. Transylvania County Parks & Recreation and the Fitness Factory have partnered to offer free weight and cardio...

 

'Get Set' For The Future

During the recent Halloweenfest activities, the Transylvania County Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) announced two changes: ECI will now be called Get Set Transylvania and the organization is now partners with Sesame Street in Communities. The goal...

 

Early Child Initiatve Now Called 'Get Set Transylvania' - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) announced Saturday that its collaborative of more than 24 local organizations will combine efforts to help the area's youngest children under...

 

County Disputes Section 8 Rental Amounts - Brevard NC

County officials will reach out again to U.S. Congressman Mark Meadows to help address what they believe are incorrect Fair Market Rents (FMR) issued for Transylvania County by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As...

 

The Haven To Reopen Winter Emergency Shelter - Brevard NC

As the weather turns cooler and nights get colder, some people are trying to make sure nobody is left out in the cold. The Haven of Transylvania County operates two shelters year round, an 18-bed...

 

Sesame Street Picks Transylvania County As Initiative Partner - Brevard, NC

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, has announced that Transylvania County is the next community selected for Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a...

 

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...

 

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