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Shameful

Republican leaders in the North Carolina House of Representatives displayed dishonesty and disregard for the foundations of democracy when they voted to override Governor Roy Cooper’s veto last Wednesday, Sept. 11. For two months, the General...

 

County Sees Increase In Spending By Visitors – Transylvania County, NC

N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper recently announced record state-wide visitor spending for 2018 with Transylvania County reaching eighth place in the top 10 largest visitor spending increases at 6.5 percent. Positive spending growth was seen throughout the...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 9, 2019

Museum Launches Campaign – Brevard, NC

Supporters and local leaders – including U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows – packed into the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas last Wednesday to help honor the area's veterans and to raise money for...

 

A Solution Or A Problem?

Next weekend college football hits full throttle and fans attending games at several North Carolina’s public universities will notice one significant difference – the availability of alcoholic beverages inside the stadiums. Earlier this year...

 

Compromise On State Budget

It has now been more than a month since the state government was supposed to pass its budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, and it has been more than 30 days since Gov. Roy Cooper presented a counter-proposal to the General Assembly’s budget. The...

 

Red Flag Laws

“The time for condolences alone has long passed, and now it is time for action,” N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper said earlier this week. “The General Assembly should move quickly to debate the details of these bills so that we can end up with legislation...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 5, 2019

Uncertainty Looms As Schools Prepare For Opening Day – Transylvania County, NC

With school scheduled to open in three weeks, uncertainty looms regarding the state budget, health care coverage and the implementation of a new reading program. “We’ve got a lot of uncertainty,” said Transylvania County Schools Superintendent...

 

City Infrastructure Receives Funding – Brevard, NC

The N.C. Division of Water Infrastructure (NCDWI) has approved a $500,000 grant and a $1,583,000 no interest loan for the city of Brevard’s Gallimore Road Sewer Rehab Project. “The purpose of this project is to reduce rain dependent inflow and...

 

Too Easy On Virtual Charters

In the spirit of accountability, one would think virtual charter schools that have an exceedingly high withdrawal rate and are consistently low-performing would not be given more latitude than other charter or traditional public schools. But that...

 

Pisgah View Becomes State's Latest Park

Gov. Roy Cooper signed bills into law this month authorizing a new state park and three new state trails. The new laws allow the addition of Pisgah View State Park in Buncombe and Haywood counties; Northern Peaks State Trail in Watauga and Ashe...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 27, 2019

New Organization Will Work On Helping Transylvania's Poor

Beginning July 1, Community Action Opportunities (CAO) is taking over the work of Western Carolina Community Action to help some of Transylvania County’s poorest residents. CAO will now administer the roughly $60,000 Community Services Block Grant...

 

Real Estate Transactions For May Announced

The following real estate transactions for May were recorded at the Register of Deeds Office. The transactions are divided into two categories: individual and business. Individual May 9 in Brevard, Lenze Real Estate, LLC deeded (see exhibit A) lot 2...

 

Brevard's Own

This past weekend we attended our 23rd Merlefest and was so very pleased that three of our Brevard Groups played: Pretty Little Goat, Carolina Blue and Steep Canyon Rangers. They all were wonderful. The Rangers were introduced by none other than our...

 

Addressing The Teacher Shortage

North Carolina has a teacher shortage. In some of the eastern, rural counties of the state, substitutes have been teaching since the beginning of the year. The shortage has become so severe in some counties that earlier this year Republican Rick...

 
 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...

 

Governor Appoints New Judge For District 29B

Gov. Roy Cooper has announced three judicial appointments to Judicial Districts 29A, 29B and 3B. Cooper appointed Kimberly Gasperson-Justice, of Hendersonville, as District Court Judge in Judicial District 29B, serving Transylvania, Henderson and...

 

Guest Column: Take It From Us: Politicians Shouldn't Draw Electoral Maps

(Editor’s Note. The following opinion piece by Roy Cooper and Larry Hogan originally appeared in The Washington Post but was released to other papers, including The Transylvania Times, on March 25. Cooper, a Democrat, is governor of North...

 
 By Billy Ball    Opinion    March 25, 2019

Guest Column: What Was Missing From Education Summit?

There was much talk about state Superintendent Mark Johnson’s February’s big education summit, the “big” announcement you might have missed because you, like most of North Carolina, were not invited. Public education advocates buzzed with...

 

Local Program Gets $400,000 Grant To Connect Workers With The Necessary Job Skills

Six local partnerships across North Carolina have won grants totaling almost $1.5 million to support efforts to connect people with the skills they need to get good-paying jobs, Gov. Roy Cooper announced. He made the announcement at the N.C....

 

State Lawmakers Support Several Bills

Editor’s Note: The N.C. General Assembly is in session. The following are the bills either sponsored or co-sponsored by Transylvania County’s representatives in Raleigh, N.C. Rep. Cody Henson and N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards. Henson is the primary spo...

 

Filling The Insurance Gap

Thousands of people in North Carolina who live below the federal poverty level are receiving no assistance when it comes to health insurance. When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed, proponents of the plan assumed states would agree to expand...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 10, 2019

New Laws, Including Income Tax Rate, Go Into Effect For 2019

With a new year under way, several new laws have gone into effect in North Carolina, including changes in the personal income tax rate. Starting Jan. 1, the state’s personal income tax rate dropped from 5.499 percent to 5.25 percent. The corporate...

 

Top Stories Of 2018 In Transylvania Revisited - Brevard NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories in Transylvania County in 2018. JANUARY •The city of Brevard announced it was working toward building a replica train depot reminiscent...

 

Gov. Roy Cooper Signs An Executive Order Supporting Women Workers, Healthy Families

Gov. Roy Cooper’s recent signing of Executive Order No. 82 supports recommendations outlined in the 2018 Status of Women in NC: Employment and Earnings Report released by the Department of Admin-istration’s Council for Women and Youth Involvement...

 

Republicans Threaten Democracy

The Republican leadership has shown time and again that the party constitutes a threat to American democracy. Republicans are consumed with holding on to power at all costs, including voter suppression and legislative maneuvers that are fraudulent...

 

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