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 By Derek McKissock    News    May 20, 2019

School Board Presents Budget To Commissioners

With a 10.5-cent property tax increase likely to be approved to pay for the $68 million school construction bond, some county commissioners are voicing concerns at the Board of Education’s latest budget request. As previously reported, the school...

 

Get Set Recognized Nationally

Get Set Transylvania has been recognized with a Best in Category Achievement Award for Children and Youth Programs from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative,...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 29, 2019

County's 'Health' Being Studied

As far as leading causes of death, Transylvania County is in "really good shape," according to Tara Rybka, with Transylvania Public Health. In age-adjusted mortality rates in 12 different areas,...

 

Bike Community Challenged To Make Plan Work

The many cyclists and mountain bikers who helped fill the Board of Commissioners’ chambers Monday were challenged to help the county realize the goals and recommendations laid out in the draft Transylvania County Bicycle Plan. During their regular...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 15, 2019

Cooper Visits BHS

N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper paid a visit to Brevard High School Thursday, meeting with students and faculty as part of a day-long tour across western North Carolina to tout his support for education and...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 1, 2019

Courthouse Back On The Agenda Of Commissioners

After an absence of several months, the county courthouse, its condition, use and limitations are back on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ agenda. During the board’s regular meeting last week, commissioners heard about a March 15...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 28, 2019

Sesame Workshop Celebrates Milestone

Sesame Workshop and its famous children’s program, “Sesame Street,” are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year as they continue working to improve the lives of children across the globe. “Our goal as an organization is to help children...

 

Transylvania Leads The Way

At times, raising children can be frustrating and exhausting. Having to deal with children’s runny noses, bouts of diarrhea, temper tantrums and feedings every two to fours can test even the most loving parents. But hearing a child’s first...

 

Get Set Transylvania Hosting A Workshop At Brevard College

Get Set Transylvania will host a workshop Thursday at Brevard College featuring Dr. Mandy Cohen, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) director, alongside Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, the senior vice president of U.S. Social Impact for...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 4, 2019

County Considering New EMS Station

During a presentation, county staff showed a new EMS base station is needed because the current building is too small, has several structural and site issues, and is in a dangerous location. The EMS...

 

North Transylvania Fire Rescue Receives Grant

North Transylvania Fire Rescue has announced that they've been awarded a grant in the amount of $79,860 from the Department of Homeland Security through FEMA. This money will support the purchase of...

 

Communities Have Option To Plan

Transylvania County commissioners have approved a process for each community, if they want, to develop small area plans. By a 3-2 vote, commissioners approved the process (see chart on 10A) during their meeting last week. Prior to the vote, County...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 28, 2019

Chamber Recognizes Local Businesses

D.D. Bullwinkel's Outdoors was named Business of the Year and Lucia Gerdes, owner of Cedar Mountain Canteen, was named Business Person of the Year during Saturday's Bre-vard/Transylvania County...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 21, 2019

Boards Discuss School Funding

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education held a joint workshop entitled “Working Together: School Boards, Counties and Local Funding for Public Schools” in the library’s Rogow Room Wednesday evening. Kara Millonzi,...

 

News Of Organizations

Republicans The Republican Breakfast Club of Transylvania County will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Hawg Wild BBQ. The guest speaker will be Commissioner Page Lemel. Seating will be very limited, so RSVP very soon to [email protected]

 

County Hires New Attorney - Brevard NC

Mary Ann Hollocker has been selected as the county’s new attorney, including representing the Department of Social Services (DSS). Hollocker will replace Misti Bass, who has served in the role since early 2017. Hollocker has worked in many areas...

 

Lemel To Chair Health, Human Services Committee - Brevard NC

Commissioner Page Lemel has been appointed chairwoman of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners’ Health and Human Services Steering Committee. In her new role, Lemel will lead the committee as it meets quarterly to evaluate and recommend...

 

County Land Deal On Hold - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ previous move to buy the roughly 55 acres behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard is not a done deal just yet. Last Friday at a special called meeting — the first for...

 

True Fulfillment: The Giving Of Ourselves To Others

Transylvania County is truly a special place to live. During this season from Thanksgiving to Hannukah, and then to Christmas, I have found myself reflecting on my gratitude for the uniqueness of our county. We take care of each other in Transylvania...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 6, 2018

Board Wants County Input On Bond - Brevard NC

At a Tuesday morning work session, Transylvania County Board of Education members expressed a desire to work closely with county commissioners on the capital projects, which will be funded by the recent passage of a $68 million bond. Last month,...

 

Chapman, Phillips Bow Out As Commissioners - Brevard NC

Last Thursday’s Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ meeting was the last for Larry Chapman and Kelvin Phillips. Each received a plaque and a resolution honoring their time as commissioners. Chapman served eight years on the board and...

 

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...

 

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