The Transylvania Times -

Goodbye, Artie Wilson, And Thank You


Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins said Artie Wilson's leadership during the county's sesquicentennial celebration was critical. Pictured here: Wilson helps to cut the county's birthday cake.

For Arthur C. "Artie" Wilson Jr. the past 25 years have been all about one thing – service and commitment to Transylvania County citizens.

After serving three years as the county's economic development director, Wilson was named county manager in 1992. Over his career, Wilson has seen it all – good and bad – from the closing of the county's biggest manufacturing plants to the development of new county resources and construction of new facilities.

Throughout his tenure, Wilson, who turns 68 in November, has been a familiar face; not just in the governmental realm but also in the com...

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