Hendersonville Times-News Article - "Transylvania County celebrates 150 years"

BREVARD — Bells rang out across Transylvania County as citizens and dignitaries alike descended on the county courthouse Tuesday to kick off a celebration 150 years in the making.
Transylvania County Board of Commissioners Chairman and 150th Steering Committee Chairman Mike Hawkins served as master of ceremonies for the event, which officially began the year-long recognition of the county’s 150th birthday.
A packed crowd filled the courthouse’s largest courtroom as several current and former lawmakers on the local, state and federal levels issued their congratulations.
Randy Flack, representing U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, read a section from the Congressional Record of Feb. 10, when Shuler recognized the special anniversary as he spoke on the House floor. Shuler included some of the history of the county in his remarks to legislators.

To read more of the Times-News article by Leigh Kelley, Times-News Staff Writer, click here.

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