The Transylvania Times -

Hemlocks And Fire Funding Dominate Hearing - Brevard NC


Requests to reconsider funding a project to help save hemlock trees and to fund staffing at the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue were made Monday during the public hearing for the proposed 2016/17 county budget.

Four of the five people who spoke during the public hearing asked county commissioners to reconsider funding the $15,000 toward the hemlock project.

The money was not included in County Manager Jaime Laughter’s proposed budget.

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) had initially requested the funding.

Hemlocks — the Eastern and Carolina variety in particular — ha...

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