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 By Derek McKissock    News 

County Approves Budget, Tax Increase

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved its 2021/2022 budget Monday, which includes tax increases to help pay for fire and rescue services and solid waste operations. The ad valorem property tax rate for the county... — Updated 6/23/2021


David Morrow Recognized For Board Of Elections Tenure

Last week, David P. Morrow was recognized for his service on the Transylvania County Board of Elections. Morrow, who is stepping down from the position, was appointed in July 2009.... — Updated 6/14/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Second Courtroom Decision Back On The Table

The county is back looking for a location for a second courtroom until a new courthouse is built after scrapping the plans to use the elections office conference room. During last week’s Board of Commissioners’ meeting, County... — Updated 5/31/2021


Karen Brinson Bell Reappointed As State Board Of Elections Director

The State Board of Elections on Friday reappointed Karen Brinson Bell to a two-year term as the board’s executive director. Brinson Bell, formerly the Transylvania County Board of Elections’ director, has served as executive... — Updated 5/17/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Manager Presents County Budget

On Monday, County Manager Jaime Laughter presented her proposed $67.9 million budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, which calls for a decrease in the property tax rate and to keep spending fairly flat across the board. Laughter,... — Updated 4/28/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Some Commissioners Mention Pausing The Process

Recently, Transylvania Commissioners David Guice and Teresa McCall have publically suggested stopping the current $68 million school bond process and taking another look at the plans to make major renovations at Brevard High and... — Updated 4/26/2021


Woodhull To Discuss 'What You Ought To Know About The Military'

On Wednesday, April 21, from 2 to 3 p.m., USAF U-2 Pilot Colonel Richard G. "Duke" Woodhull, Jr. (Ret.) will present the program "What You Ought to Know About the Military." The... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Elections' Conference Room To Serve As Courtroom – Transylvania County, NC

On Monday, Transylvania County commissioners backed, for the short term, using the Board of Elections’ conference room as a temporary second courtroom to help with non-jury court cases. The second courtroom in the current... — Updated 4/14/2021


Since 2005, Courthouse Has Generated A Lot Of Study, Talk

Construction on the Transylvania County Courthouse was started in 1879 and completed in 1881. In 1979, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, th... — Updated 4/12/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Officials: A Second Courtroom Critical – Transylvania County, NC

Options for a needed second courtroom space will be discussed today during the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners' regular meeting. The second courtroom in the current... — Updated 4/12/2021


Blue Ridge Quilts Of Valor Presents Quilts To Local Veterans

On March 26, three handmade patriotic quilts were presented to U.S. Air Force veterans Charles Gosnell, Alex Richey, and Jim Schenfield in the Transylvania County Board of Elections meeting room. Charles Gosnell served in the U.S.... — Updated 4/1/2021


Transylvania County Schools Accept 'NC First In FAFSA' Challenge

The NAACP of Transylvania County is proud to announce that it will grant the first annual scholarship from the Carle Wilson Fund for Education and the Arts. While the fund will give precedence to applications for study in music or... — Updated 3/31/2021


NAACP Announces Carle Wilson Fund For Education And The Arts

The NAACP of Transylvania County is proud to announce that it will grant the first annual scholarship from the Carle Wilson Fund for Education and the Arts. While the fund will... — Updated 3/31/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

DSS, Elections, Planning And Transportation Updates – Transylvania County, NC

Editor’s Note: During the Board of Commissioners’ last meeting, county departments and offices continued to give their semi-annual reports, focusing, in general, on accomplishments, trends and goals, as part of the kickoff to... — Updated 3/8/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Former Commissioner Asks Board To Consider Resolution – Transylvania County, NC

As the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners meet tonight, a proposed resolution entitled "A Statement of Unity" is not on the scheduled agenda. Earlier this month, former... — Updated 2/22/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

Commissioners Back 'Constitutional Rights' Resolution – Transylvania County, NC

During its regular meeting Monday, the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution declaring Transylvania as a “Constitutional Rights Protected County.” Prior to the approval, Commission Chairman Jason Chappell... — Updated 1/27/2021


Watson Replaces Dashiell On Board – Transylvania County, NC

Board member Pamela Dashiell, a Republican, resigned from the Transylvania County Board of Elections on Nov. 30 to pursue other interests, according to a press release from the Board of Elections. She did a great job while on the... — Updated 1/18/2021


Donna Morgan Is First Baby Of The New Year

The following briefs are from the Thursday, Jan. 7, 1971, edition of The Transylvania Times. Transylvania’s first baby of 1971 arrived at Transylvania Community Hospital at 11:46 a.m. on New Year’s Day, and the little one and... — Updated 1/4/2021


A Look Back To The Year In News

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories in The Transylvania Times that appeared between July and December of 2020. Stories from January through December appeared... — Updated 1/4/2021


A Look Back To The Year In News – Transylvania County, NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories in The Transylvania Times that appeared between January and June of 2020. July through December will appear in Monday's... — Updated 12/30/2020


Thankful For Resiliency

2020 has been one of the most difficult years this century. Due to COVID-19, more than 250,000 Americans have died, millions have been unemployed for at least a few months and thousands of businesses have closed. In addition,... — Updated 11/25/2020


Trump Wins County, Biden Wins Country – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Elections completed canvassing of votes on Friday, officially certifying the Nov. 3 general election results in the county. According to the official canvass totals provided, on Election Day 3,474... — Updated 11/16/2020


Local Races Should Be Nonpartisan

In looking at the results of the past election, I can’t help but note a disappointing feature of our local elections. Every other state and county I’ve ever lived in has 100 percent nonpartisan candidates for races ranging from... — Updated 11/9/2020


Provisional Ballot Numbers Reported For N.C.

The following information comes from the N.C. State Board of Elections: Under state law, elections officials must release the number of provisional ballots cast in each county by noon two days after the election. The State Board... — Updated 11/6/2020


Local Officials Report Smooth Election Process – Transylvania County, NC

Despite an Election Day unlike any in local history, and with the presidential election still up for grabs, local election officials say things went smoothly in Transylvania County. “We were very pleased with the processes in... — Updated 11/4/2020


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