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North Carolina Judges Strike Down State's Voter ID Law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges struck down the state’s latest photo voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans rammed through rules tainted by racial bias as a way to remain... — Updated 9/17/2021

 

State Gives Update On COVID-19 Metrics, Trends

Last Thursday, Gov. Roy Cooper and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D., provided an update on the state’s COVID-19 key metrics and trends. “We know that keeping kids learning in the... — Updated 9/15/2021

 

State Officials Give Update On COVID-19 Metrics, Trends

On Thursday, Gov. Roy Cooper and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D., provided an update on the state’s COVID-19 key metrics and trends. “We know that keeping kids learning in the... — Updated 9/11/2021

 

Federal Assistance Approved

Federal assistance has been approved for Transylvania County under the major disaster declaration issued Wednesday following weeks of local and state advocacy. This assistance is intended to supplement local recovery efforts from... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

Damage Update Given

On Friday during Gov. Roy Cooper’s visit, Transylvania County officials gave him an update on damages from the flooding and efforts to help those impacted. County Manager Jaime Laughter said preliminary estimates show there was... — Updated 9/6/2021

 

Cooper Surveys Transylvania Flood Damage

Gov. Roy Cooper was in Transylvania County Friday and visited areas in Rosman and Pisgah Forest that were damaged the week of Aug. 16 from flooding from Tropical Storm Fred. In... — Updated 9/6/2021

 

Gov. Cooper Visits Transylvania County Friday

Gov. Roy Cooper was in Transylvania County Friday and visited areas recently hit by flooding in Rosman and Pisgah Forest. In Rosman, Cooper went to Depot Street, just off Main... — Updated 9/3/2021 Full story

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Update Given On Flood Impact

During it regular meeting last week, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) heard an update on the relief efforts in the county after Tropical Storm Fred caused over $11 million in damages. Commissioners voted to... — Updated 8/30/2021

 

Gov. Cooper Visits WNC Thursday To Survey Damage

On Thursday, Governor Roy Cooper surveyed flood damage from Tropical Storm Fred, visiting the town of Canton and the community of Cruso in Haywood County. “People in western North Carolina were hit hard by Tropical Storm Fred and... — Updated 8/23/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

UPDATED: Search For Campers Completed, Storm Causes Major Flooding, Destruction

UPDATED: The search for campers has been completed, according to the county. One stranded camper was identified and connected with resources. No missing person reports have been... — Updated 8/19/2021

 

State Officials Send Letter To School Boards Not Following Toolkit

Last week, Gov. Roy Cooper, NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen and State Health Director Dr. Betsey Tilson sent a letter to school boards that have failed to adopt the StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit urging them to protect their... — Updated 8/16/2021

 
 By Jordon Morgan    News

Judge Hears Legal Arguments On School Masking

As of this morning, and the beginning of the new school year, Judge Peter Knight had not entered any order on the “preliminary injunction” suit filed Wednesday afternoon, which seeks to force the Transylvania County Board of... — Updated 8/16/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Parks Director Describes Gorges As An 'Icon

Dwayne Patterson said Gorges State Park (GSP) was an “icon to what conservation means in the state of North Carolina.” Last Thursday, Patterson, director of the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation visited Transyl-vania as a... — Updated 8/16/2021

 

Gov. Cooper Announces Third $1 Million Winner, Promotes HOPE Program

Last week, amid higher COVID-19 numbers state-wide, Gov. Roy Cooper again urged North Carolinians to get vaccinated. He also announced the third winner of North Carolina’s Your Shot at $1 Million Summer Cash Drawing.... — Updated 8/9/2021

 
 By Jordon Morgan    News

School Board Votes To Make Mask Wearing Optional

In a 4-1 vote Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Education decided to make masks optional for students, teachers, staff and visitors, effective Aug. 9, but to revisit the issue at its Sept. 20 meeting. Board Vice Chair Ron... — Updated 8/4/2021

 

State Offers $100 Cards For First-Time COVID-19 Vaccinations

As part of its effort to help more North Carolinians protect themselves against COVID-19 and the highly contagious Delta variant, North Carolina is now offering $100 Summer Cards at some vaccine sites across the state to offset... — Updated 8/4/2021

 

State Workers Will Have To Verify Their Vaccination Status

Last Thursday, Gov. Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary (DHHS) Mandy K. Cohen, M.D., announced that state government would begin verifying vaccination status of its workers. Employees not... — Updated 8/2/2021

 
 By Jordon Morgan    News

Academy Board Votes For Students To Wear Masks

Last Thursday, the Brevard Academy Board of Directors voted 3-2 to require all students and staff to wear masks indoors until at least the next board meeting on Aug. 18, when the board will re-evaluate and choose to either... — Updated 8/2/2021

 

North Carolina To Require Vaccine Verification For State Employees

Gov. Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. announced today (Thursday) that state government would begin verifying vaccination status of its workers. Employees not vacci... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Staff Reports    News

New Board of Elections Takes Oath Of Office

The five members of the Transylvania County Board of Elections officially took the oath of office prior to the board's regular meeting last week. Heading up the group was Sara... — Updated 7/27/2021

 
 By Jordon Morgan    News

Schools Wait To Hear From State On Masks

The Transylvania County Board of Education is waiting to hear from the state before making any decisions on mask wearing or vaccine protocols for the new school year, which begins Aug. 16. (Gov. Roy Cooper was anticipated to... — Updated 7/21/2021

 

Student Response Corps Helps With Internship Placements

Across North Carolina, college students are helping out local governments and nonprofits thanks to a program started by Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration to provide extra support as the state works to recover from the COVID-19... — Updated 7/21/2021

 

N.C. Announces Latest Winners Of Vaccine-Related Cash Drawings

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D., announced Thursday the second round of winners of the state’s Your Shot at A Million Summer Cash Drawing and Summer Cash 4 College drawings at... — Updated 7/19/2021

 

Cooper: July Is Adolescent Immunization Awareness Month

Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed July Adolescent Immunization Awareness Month to highlight the importance of immunizations for North Carolina’s preteens and teens. As teachers, parents and students are preparing for the start of... — Updated 7/12/2021

 

State Board Appoints Members To Local Boards of Elections

Last week, the State Board of Elections on Tuesday appointed four members to all 100 county boards of elections – the latest class of elections officials working to administer and safeguard elections. “We are happy to welcome n... — Updated 7/5/2021

 

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