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 By Alex Perri    News 

Commissioner Candidates Square Off – Transylvania County, NC

Seven candidates seeking three seats on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners went head to head last Thursday night during the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of... — Updated 9/16/2020



NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA Notice is hereby given pursuant to GS 163-33(8) that a general election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in Transylvania County to vote in the following... — Updated 9/14/2020 Full story

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Dalton, Miller Seeking Commission Seat – Transylvania County, NC

Editor's Note: Last Thursday, the Brevard-Transylvania Chamber of Commerce held its annual candidate forum, but with a difference, reflecting the times – no live audience and... — Updated 9/14/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Commissioner Candidates Square Off For First Time – Transylvania County, NC

The nine candidates for the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners discussed infrastructure, housing, child care, jobs and other topics during an online candidates’ forum held last Thursday evening. The event was sponsored... — Updated 9/2/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Advice: Morris Road Or South Broad Best Sites For Courthouse – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County commissioners are being advised to build a new courthouse either beside the Public Safety Facility on Morris Road or on South Broad Street, where the park and... — Updated 8/26/2020


Democrat Siniard On November Ballot – Transylvania County, NC

David Siniard will represent the Democrats on the ballot for the three Board of County Commissioners’ seats open in the November election. He believes his deep roots in... — Updated 8/17/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Officials Say They Are Working To Improve Broadband – Transylvania County, NC

In response to an Opinion of the Readers, county officials said they have been working hard to improve broadband service in the county. In late July, an Opinion of the Readers letter from a local couple claimed they have received... — Updated 8/5/2020


Doug Miller Picked As Democratic Nominee – Transylvania County, NC

In a virtual vote on July 21, the Transylvania County Democratic Party chose Doug Miller as its nominee for county commissioner in the November election. The two-year term will... — Updated 7/29/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Pearsall Focused On Helping Veterans – Transylvania County, NC

When asked why he was the county’s Veterans Service officer, Frank Pearsall said it was not a job but a “calling.” The 80-year-old, a retired master sergeant for the U.S. Marine Corps, has served in the position for 14... — Updated 7/29/2020


Seeking A 'Beloved Community'

When I heard the sad news that my friend John Lewis had died, the first thing that came to mind was the recent full page ad in The Transylvania Times by Republican county commissioner Jason Chappell and GOP candidates Larry... — Updated 7/22/2020


Spreading Fear

The local Republican Party paid for a full-page ad in the July 13, 2020, edition of The Transylvania Times for the express purpose of spreading fear and partisan hatred in our county. It’s clearly must be fear alone. All current... — Updated 7/15/2020


School Sports Unsure About Contests – Transylvania County

With COVID-19 cases setting a new daily record for North Carolina on Tuesday, and with Gov. Roy Cooper yet to make an announcement regarding the reopening of public schools, there i... — Updated 7/9/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

State To Study Fees For DuPont-Brevard NC

New legislation coming out of Raleigh this month will look at DuPont State Recreational Forest's finances and study the possibility of enacting user fees in the future. Gov. Roy Coo... — Updated 6/30/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Approves Annual Budget-Brevard NC

On Monday the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a $61,041,976 general fund budget for the new fiscal year, which begins July 1. The tax rate will remain at $.636 cents per $100 of valuation, and the fi... — Updated 6/24/2020 Full story

 By Matt McGregor    News

Dollar General Store Lawsuit Settled-Brevard NC

A settlement has been reached between the South Carolina Environ-mental Law Project (SCELP) and the developer (Broadway Group, LLC) of the Dollar General on U.S. 276. According to... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

BRCC President Gives College Overview-Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Community College’s summer enrollment is up 20 percent and close to 1,000 students, the most in 10 years, said Dr. Laura Leatherwood, the college’s president. During last Monday’s Board of Commissioners’ budget... — Updated 6/9/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Budget Workshop Focuses On Local Education Spending-Brevard NC

Education spending makes up roughly 25 percent of Transylvania County Manager Jaime Laughter’s proposed $59.7 million general fund budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year. The school system requested $15.9 million for the 2020/2021... — Updated 6/3/2020


Russell Explains Contact Tracing Of Virus, Board Discusses Masks-Brevard NC

As of this morning, Transylvania County had 14 residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. In each case, Transylvania Public Health initiated “contact tracing,” which helps to understand how the person may have been... — Updated 6/1/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Jake Dalton Takes Seat On Board - Brevard NC

Jake Dalton was appointed and sworn in Tuesday to the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. As previously reported, Dalton was the local Republican Party nominee to see out the term of recently deceased Commissioner Will... — Updated 5/27/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    COVID-19

Despite Governor's Order, Some Gyms Open -Brevard NC

At a time when restaurants, salons, pools and other venues begin the process of reopening, gyms and fitness facilities remain closed via Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order. However,... — Updated 5/25/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

GOP Names Its Board Nominee -Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Republican Party has chosen Rosman resident Jake Dalton as its nominee to see out the term of recently deceased Commissioner Will Cathey. Cathey, a Republican who was elected to a four-year on the Board of... — Updated 5/20/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Approves Business Loan Program-Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners Monday approved providing $150,000 for a new loan program for local small businesses. The loans, which will have to be repaid, have a $10,000 maximum and will be eligible to for-profit businesses... — Updated 5/15/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Dollar General Opposition Lawsuit Moving Forward -Brevard NC

The South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) is moving forward with a lawsuit claiming the construction of the Dollar General on U.S. 276 is a violation of the Endangered... — Updated 5/13/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Sheriff Talks Recruitment, COVID-19, Crime Numbers -Brevard NC

Sheriff David Mahoney said he no longer feels his hand being near the "panic button" when it comes to deputy recruitment and retention for his office. Mahoney was speaking during... — Updated 5/11/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

State Sets Rules To See Out Cathey's Term-Brevard NC

Picking a replacement to see out the term of recently deceased Commissioner Will Cathey has a few twists and turns. Cathey, a Republican who was elected to a four-year term on the Board of Commissioners in 2018, died on April 30.... — Updated 5/6/2020


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