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Sheriff, Clerk File For Primary

A number of candidates have filed, so far. to run in the May 8 primaries. As of Wednesday morning, the following have filed: •Incumbent David Mahoney has filed for the Republican primary for sheriff. •Incumbent Kristi Brown has filed for the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 15, 2018 

Principal, Teacher Contract Changes Discussed

Changes in principal and teacher contracts were discussed last week at the workshop held by the Transylvania County Board of Education. In July of 2017, a new pay schedule for principals went into effect. In the past, a principal’s pay was...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 15, 2018 

Departments Talk Accomplishments, Goals

Transylvania County government departments Tuesday gave their semi-annual reports on accomplishments, trends and goals. The reports were made during the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting and signaled the beginning of the budget process for...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 12, 2018

Board Sees Draft Budget

The Transylvania County Board of Education received it first draft of the local portion of the budget for the coming 2018-19 school year during a board workshop session last Monday evening. Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris informed the board the...

 

Everyday Education: Rosman Art Department Brings Transformation - Rosman, NC

Amazing things are happening at Rosman High School. When Amy Schoenacher came to teach art at Rosman middle and high schools in 1999, a transformation in art activity began. In a very few years the nu...

 

United Way Seeking More Pledges

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) has passed the 60 percent mark for 2018 pledges. "To date, we have received pledges for $331,579, which leaves us needing $178,421 to meet our goal of...

 

Filing For May 8 Primary Begins This Monday

Filing for the May 8 primaries, which include races for county commissioner, school board and sheriff, begins at noon, Monday. The filing period ends at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 28. Filing for the following contests takes place at the Transylvania...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 8, 2018

DACA Program's Fate Still Unclear

The fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is still unclear, with the recent announcement that the White House may not extend a March 5 deadline for Congress to protect the roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought...

 

Scruggs McGaha Won't File For Another School Board Term

Betty Scruggs McGaha said that after “careful deliberation” she has decided not to seek another term on the Transylvania County Board of Education. “It has been an honor to serve the needs of students, staff and community these past four...

 

United Way Offers Three Targeted Funds

At its annual Request for Proposal (RFP) meeting on Friday, Jan. 19, United Way of Transylvania County informed more than 20 representatives of 15 nonprofit agencies serving the county of the...

 

El Centro Comunitario Hispano-Americano: Students Work With Clay, Explore Outdoors

Visit To Brevard Clay On Feb. 1, nine girls from Homework Club accompanied by five volunteers visited the Brevard Clay Pottery Studio. The owner and studio manager, Stuart Howe, gave the girls an orientation on how to paint ceramics. Then the girls c...

 

A Referendum For Courthouse

In the fall of 2015 the architectural firm Clark Nexsen, at the request of the Transylvania County Board of Education, presented its capital needs findings for the school system. The firm’s representatives estimated it would take $118 million to...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 29, 2018

Cherokee Life Was Centered Around Seven Clans

Editor’s Note: During a recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting, Yvonne McCall-Dickson, a local Native American historian and continuing education professor at Blue Ridge Community College, spoke about the impact the Cherokee...

 

United Way And VFW Join Forces Trivia Challenge And Dance To Benefit Local Projects

Tickets are now available for the Trivia Challenge and Dance, benefitting United Way of Transylvania County's Early Childhood Education Mobile Unit Fund and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4309...

 

County To Seek USDA Loan For $31 Million- Brevard NC

To pay for the proposed $31 million new courthouse, Transylvania County commissioners have approved beginning the process to secure a 40-year loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Commissioners unanimously accepted staff’s...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 25, 2018

Rural School Funding Decrease Explained

School Superintendent Jeff McDaris said he received an explanation from U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows’ office as to why Transylvania County is no longer eligible for rural school funding, even though counties with larger populations receive such money....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 25, 2018

New Laws In Place For 2018

The New Year brought new laws that went into effect in North Carolina on Jan. 1. The following are some of those that became law: •Senate Bill (SB) 656: “The Electoral Freedom Act” reduces the amount of signatures “required on the petition...

 

Retiree Supports School Board

Kimsey Jackson’s opposition to the school board’s proposed school bond issue is his own viewpoint and does not represent the viewpoint of his generation, in spite of his colorful, attention-getting, self-proclaimed designation as representing...

 

Correction

The first line in the editorial, “Generational Interdependence,” should have read “Board of Education,” not “Board of Elections.” We apologize for the error....

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 22, 2018

Suicide, Student Homeless Shelter Discussed

The need for a suicide prevention awareness program and efforts by Isaac’s Home to provide shelter for homeless students were both brought before the Transylvania County Board of Education last Tuesday evening. During the first public comment...

 

Generational Interdependence

At the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting last Tuesday evening, local resident Kimsey Jackson said he represented the school board’s “worst nightmare.” Jackson apparently was referring to the fact that he is an 83-year-old retiree...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 18, 2018

School Board To Request Bond For $68 Million

Tuesday evening the Transylvania County Board of Education voted unanimously to pass a resolution requesting that county commissioners seek a $68 million bond for school construction. The bond referendum would be held in November during the general e...

 

Partisan Board Election Coming

Filing for the May 8 primaries begins Feb. 12 and will include for the first time partisan elections for the Transylvania County Board of Education. As previously reported, in 2016 Chris Whitmire, then state representative for District 113, which...

 

Everyday Education: Leadership And Innovation Recognized Statewide

There's a saying in education: You don't prepare students for your past; you prepare them for their future. It's a daunting goal, one that Transylvania County Schools superintendent Jeff McDaris...

 

United Way Opens Grant Cycle Request For Proposals (RFPs)

United Way of Transyl-vania County (UWTC) will host its annual Requests for Proposal (RFP) informational meeting for nonprofit agencies from 3 until 5 p.m., Friday, Jan 19, in the Carlson Conference...

 

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