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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

 

Cooper Establishes Digital Equity And Literacy Office

Gov. Roy Cooper announced last Thursday the creation of a new Office of Digital Equity and Literacy, a first for North Carolina and the first in the nation. The office is part of newly created Division of Broadband and Digital... — Updated 7/5/2021

 

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

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Local DSS Recognizes Adult Day Care's Vital Role

Last week, the county’s Department of Social Services recognized Mountain Care’s Transylvania Adult Day Care as a vital service and to commemorate World Elder Abuse Day. Gov. Roy Cooper recently proclaimed June 15 as World... — Updated 6/21/2021

 

Cooper Extends State Of Emergency

On Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper announced that he’d signed an Executive Order to extend a variety of measures currently in place to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic until July 30. “We are seeing tremendous improvement with fewer cas... — Updated 6/14/2021

 

Make Politics Boring Again

America’s political discourse yearns for decency and honor – both unfortunately unattainable stoic virtues today – but re-legitimizing and reinvigorating citizens’ democratic motives requires us to admit that politics... — Updated 5/24/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

Graduation Locations Changed

Due to changes in masking and social distancing regulations announced by Gov. Roy Cooper last Friday, Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Jeff McDaris informed the Board of Education Monday evening that two locations for... — Updated 5/19/2021

 

Virus Claims Another Local's Life

On Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper announced the lifting of the indoor mask mandate for most settings in the state, while Transylvania Public Health reported the 33rd county resident had... — Updated 5/17/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Gas Supply Still Spotty In Transylvania County

In the wake of news of a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline Company on Friday, May 7, gas supply in Transylvania County has continued to fluctuate and only two gas stations this morning reported having gas. Colonial Pipeline... — Updated 5/17/2021

 
 By Staff Reports    News

Cooper Picks Acting District Attorney

Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed R. Andrew Murray, former U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, as the acting district attorney for Prosecutorial District 42, serving Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties. Murr... — Updated 5/3/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Greg Newman Removed As District Attorney

On Tuesday, District Attorney Greg Newman was removed from office. Superior Court Judge Robert C. Ervin filed the order for Newman's removal nearly two weeks after he presided over... — Updated 4/28/2021

 

UPDATED: District Attorney Greg Newman Removed From Office

District Attorney Greg Newman has been permanently removed from office. Superior Court Judge Robert C. Ervin filed the order for Newman’s removal this morning, nearly two weeks... — Updated 4/27/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Mack McKeller Returns To The City – Brevard, NC

On Monday, Brevard City Council welcomed Mack McKeller to replace Michael Pratt as the new city attorney. McKeller is in private practice with Carr, Blackwell, and Associates P.C.... — Updated 4/22/2021

 

All Adults Vaccine Eligible On April 7

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday an accelerated timeline for moving to Groups 4 and 5 for vaccine eligibility, with the rest of Group 4 eligible on March 31 and all adults eligible April 7. The move will allow the state and... — Updated 3/29/2021 Full story

 

State Accelerates Timeline For Vaccine Groups

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday an accelerated timeline for moving to Groups 4 and 5 for vaccine eligibility, with the rest of Group 4 eligible on March 31, and all adults... — Updated 3/26/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    Features

New Gorges Campground Set For Fall Opening – Transylvania County, NC

By fall, a new $3.5 million campground in the 7,709-acre Gorges State Park in Sapphire should be open to the public. "We have a new site, RV site and five cabins," said Ranger... — Updated 3/18/2021

 

Some In Group 4 To Get Vaccine

Last week, Gov. Roy Cooper announced beginning on March 17, people in Group 4 who have a medical condition that puts them at higher risk of serious illness and people who live in certain congregate settings will be eligible for vac... — Updated 3/15/2021

 

Parrish Named To Advisory Committee

Sean Parrish of Pisgah Forest is one of six teachers across the state that Gov. Roy Cooper recently appointed to the Governor’s Teacher Advisory Committee: Parrish is an active classroom teacher. He teaches visual arts at... — Updated 3/10/2021

 

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