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Harriet Kathryn Ellicott Hagen

Harriet Kathryn Ellicott Hagen, 95, of Brevard, passed to eternal life Oct. 12, 2017, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard, surrounded by her loving family, following a brief illness. She was...

 

McDaris: Class Size Cap May Cause Problems

School Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris informed the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night that the mandatory class size cap in grades K-3 could create more problems than initially believed. “It’s a mess,” said McDaris. He said...

 

Telemedicine Option Is Available Locally In Transylvania County

The age old occupation - medicine - is merging with cutting edge technology in the form of telemedicine. And as a result, western North Carolina citizens will have easier access to health care. Telemedicine allows health care professionals to evaluat...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    October 16, 2017

City Council Candidates Tackle Questions

Editor’s Note: The only competitive race in this year’s municipal elections is on the Brevard City Council, where three candidates are competing for two seats. The three candidates — Maureen Copelof, Jessica Gallagher and Mac Morrow — were...

 

Lady Slipper Speaker Series Features Monarch Enthusiast

The Lady Slipper Speaker Series, presented by Conserving Carolina – formerly Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy – welcomes Kim Bailey to Brevard College on Oct. 18....

 

Legal Notices for October 9, 2017

Notice of Public Hearing City of Brevard Proposed Amendments to Brevard Music Center Planned Development District Ordinance Number 11-09 The Brevard City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 16, 2017. The hearing will begin at 7:00... Full story

 

Copelof For Brevard City Council

It’s that time again! Another election is coming up soon, and this one is special because we get to vote for our own Brevard community members to represent us on the city council and for mayor. Our city council has broad responsibilities that...

 

AAUW Invites Karesh To Discuss 'The Rosenwald Legacy'

What is it? Maybe you've seen the Rosenwald News column in The Transylvania Times but aren't quite sure what or where Rosenwald is or was. Now is the time to learn about this fascinating and rich...

 

Guest Column: Community Or Consolidated Schools: Clear Choice

Should one or more schools be consolidated in Transylvania County Schools? As Board of Education members, our responsibility to Transylvania County voters includes determining how many schools and...

 

Leap Frog Tours Hosts Ribbon Cutting

Leap Frog Tours, LLC, a new tour and transportation business operating in western North Carolina (WNC), hosted a ribbon cutting event in conjunction with the Brevard/ Transylvania Chamber of Commerce...

 

Legal Notices for October 2, 2017

Notice of Public Hearing City of Brevard Proposed Amendments to Brevard Music Center Planned Development District Ordinance Number 11-09 The Brevard City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 16, 2017. The hearing will begin at 7:00... Full story

 

United Way Backs Free Tax Filing Offer

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) will once again work to increase access to www.MyFree Taxes.com online free tax filing for local residents who earn less than $64,000 in 2017. MyFreeTaxes.com is a safe, free way to file federal and state taxe...

 

Free Rein Center Gala Set For Oct. 14 At Connestee Falls

Free Rein Center for Therapeutic Riding and Education will host its "Mane Event" fundraising gala from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Connestee Falls clubhouse. "Trail Ride" is the theme fo...

 

Everyday Education: Helping Children To Become Successful Readers

Did you know that children who start kindergarten with well-developed early literacy skills have an advantage? Reading is essential to school success. Children who start school with the skills they need before they learn to read have greater success...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 21, 2017

Board Discusses Seeking Millions For 'Deferred' Needs

The Transylvania County Board of Education discussed the possibility of requesting $19 million from the county commissioners for deferred maintenance during a bond update at its regular monthly meeting held at the Morris Education Center Monday eveni...

 

Center For Domestic Violence Victims Moving Forward

A move to allow local victims of domestic violence to get the support and the services they may need beneath one roof took a step forward Tuesday. The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted during its rescheduled regular meeting for repairs...

 

BC Alumni Board Names Top Faculty And Alumni - Brevard, NC

Members of the Brevard College Alumni Association Board met on the campus last weekend to welcome freshmen and help them move in. The board also held its first meeting of the new academic year. The BCAA Board announced the recipients of the...

 

Everyday Education: Legislative Action At Odds With Public's Wishes

Two education reports about education ended up in my inbox this week side by side. The first was a report on the results of the 49th PDK/Gallup Poll, a well well-respected national survey offering key insights into public opinion of important educati...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 18, 2017

Brevard Academy Awarded A 'B' Grade In Report - Brevard, NC

Ted Duncan, director of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy, informed the school’s board of directors Wednesday evening that the school has received a grade of “B” on its state report card for last year. “We are officially a...

 

News Of Organizations

Apple Group Join the Basic Apple Group meeting Monday, Sept. 18, in the Fellowship Hall of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd from 10-11:15 a.m. for Apple computer users and 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. for iPad and iPhone users. Beginners or new...

 

Letter from a Volunteer: United Way Super Intern Ticked All The Boxes

Sometimes, when you roll the dice, both parties win. That was the case at the United Way of Transylvania County’s offices this summer as Brevard native Elijah Mullenax, a rising senior at UNC-Chapel Hill, stepped up and became that...

 

Over $100,000 Awarded Through TCS Educational Foundation

During a recent Board of Directors meeting for the Transylvania County Schools Educational Found-ation, Peter Johnson, TCSEF board treasurer, reported that TCSEF has surpassed $100,000 in awards since the foundation was reactivated in 2009. Further,...

 

Guest Column: School Consolidation: A Problem-less Solution

From the time I started kindergarten until I graduated high school, the traditional public schools I attended in Henderson County cared for me, shaped my future and inspired me to become a teacher myself. In the bad times and good times alike, the...

 

C.A.R.E. Coalition: C.A.R.E. Seeks Community Opinions On Marijuana

When people think about marijuana, their own personal preferences, or indifference, often shape their opinions. That’s natural. As the controversy between federal regulations, medicalization and state legalization continues to shake out, the issue...

 

One Man's Dream Of A Military Museum Realized - Brevard, NC

The Western North Carolina Military History Museum began with a Korean War U.S. M1 carbine rifle and Emmett Casciato's fascination with military history. "It all started with that rifle I found at a...

 

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