The Transylvania Times -

By Derek McKissock
News Editor 

Mental Health On The County's Radar


After claiming the entity that coordinates mental health services for Transylvania County isn’t being fully transparent or accountable, commissioners last week approved three recommendations to address those concerns.

The Smokey Mountain Center oversees 23 western North Carolina counties, including Transylvania, and coordinates mental health services, including for people facing substance abuse or with developmental disabilities.

Smokey Mountain has a $369 million budget, of which, Commissioner Page Lemel pointed out, 11 percent goes toward administrative costs.

Lemel is the county’s...

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