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Kiviniemi Selected To Serve On N.C. School Boards Association

The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) elected new officers and seven new members to the governing Board of Directors during the delegate meeting of the 48th Annual Conference for Board...

 

County: Schools Funded 'Better,' Comparatively

“By any standard, Transylvania County Government funds schools better relative to economic peers, school system peers, and neighbors in both capital and annual expenses.” That was one of the key points found, according to the county, after it did...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 27, 2017

Architectural Firms Look To Be School System's Choice

Last Monday evening five architectural firms made their pitch to be the lead architect for the Transylvania County Board of Education’s proposed bond referendum. The school system has several steps to take before a bond referendum is placed on...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 23, 2017

Schools Expand Reach Of AIG Programs - Brevard NC

Heidi Bullock told the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night that the AIG (Academically and Intellectually Gifted) program is providing more options to students. Bullock, who is the AIG specialist/coordinator for Transylvania County...

 

Brevard College Reaping Benefits Of Transition To Division III

Don’t look now, but the Brevard College athletic program is quietly in the early stages of what looks like a new era of success. The Tornados recently wrapped up their fall sports calendar and, virtually across the board, all the teams saw some of...

 

Robert L. (Bob) Merrill

Robert L. (Bob) Merrill, 88, of Brevard, passed peacefully to his heavenly home Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. A native of Henderson County and the son of the late W. Bryan Merrill and Alma Collins...

 

Elton Dale Whitehair

Elton Dale Whitehair passed away Nov. 8, 2017, at his home in Hender- sonville at the age of 90. He was born in Miamisburg, Ohio Jan. 8, 1925. He graduated from Miamisburg High School and was a World War II veteran, having served as a staff sergeant...

 

Picturing The Past: Receipts Reveal Some Basic Costs From Years Ago

This week Picturing the Past continues to feature items from a collection of County Commissioners' documents of the early 1900s by looking at the contents of a few specific items. A Brevard Institute...

 

Schools Celebrate American Education Week

This week, Transylvania County Schools is joining in the celebration of American Education Week, from Nov. 13-17. The theme for 2017 is “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.” The annual celebration always takes place the...

 

Frick-Ruppert To Discuss: The Spectacular Southern Appalachian Bio-Diversity - Brevard, NC

Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts are in for a real treat. Dr. Jennifer Frick-Ruppert will be giving a presentation on the biodiversity of our own backyard at the next AAUW meeting on Tuesday,...

 

United Way 'Thermometers' Chart Fundraising

United Way of Transylvania County's (UWTC) campaign thermometers are in place. An annual occurrence, 7-foot tall thermometers stand at the intersection of Caldwell and Broad streets in Brevard, at...

 

TDA: Total Solar Eclipse Was A Great Success

The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse was a great success, drawing visitors, scientists and attention to the county, according to a new release from the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA). “We were very pleased with both the turnout...

 

Picturing the Past Booming Rosman Required New High School - Rosman, NC

During the first two decades of the 20th century, the community of Rosman experienced rapid development with the extension of the railroad from Brevard and the growth of Joseph Silversteen's tanning a...

 

Children Issues Dominate Meeting

Issues centering on the welfare of local children dominated much of Monday’s Transylvania Board of Commissioners’ meeting. Since late 2014, the number of Transylvania County children in foster care has increased from 34 to 59. Twenty-three of...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 23, 2017

County Schools Rank Highly

Despite Transylvania County’s high child poverty rate and other problems local children face, Transylvania County Schools once again rank well in the region and the state based on a number of indices for the past school year. Based on end-of-grade...

 

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...

 

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