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Tough To Attract, Retain Teachers

Within the next few years, North Carolina, particularly its non-urban areas, including Transylvania County, could face a serious problem attracting and retaining veteran teachers. As Colin Campbell notes in his adjacent column, new teachers in North...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 22, 2018

Board Moving Toward Teacher Contract Changes

By a 3-2 vote Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education approved the first reading of Policy 7410, which covers contracts for non-career status teachers. For decades, teachers in North Carolina worked on one-year contracts for their...

 

BC Remembers William Stanback

William C. Stanback, a member of the Brevard College Board of Trustees for over 60 years, a husband, father and philanthropist, died on Wednes-day, Feb. 7. He was 95. Stanback gave generously to Brevard College during his many years on the board....

 

Rhyne Leads Tornados' Golf Team At Converse - Brevard, NC

Senior Kelsie Rhyne fired a two-day score of 187 (96-91, +43) and finished in 41st to lead the way for the Brevard College women’s golf team at the Converse Spring Invite that concluded Tuesday afternoon. Taylor Scovel finished three shots back...

 

After Clubhouse Renovation: Lake Toxaway Country Club Receives Award

Lake Toxaway Country Club has announced that is has been awarded with a prestigious 2018 Golden Fork Club award from Golf Inc. Magazine. Lake Toxaway was recognized nationally in the Most Improved Private Club Restaurant category. The accolade is...

 

Steve Owen & Associates Adds Laughridge To Team

Steve Owen & Assoc-iates welcomes Joey Laughridge, who has joined Team Billy Harris in the south office on Green-ville Highway. Laughridge has worked in various roles at Bear Lake Reserve in...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 19, 2018 

State Law Allows Some Camp Buildings To Be Exempted From Being Inspected

In December of last year after a heavy snowfall, a newly built covered horseback riding arena at Rockbrook Camp for Girls off U.S. 276 collapsed. Questions were asked about the building's...

 

Revise Inspection Exemption Law

On today’s front page readers will find a story regarding state House Bill 774, which was passed into law in 2013. The law provides that any “primitive camp” structure less than 4,000 square feet, “farm building,” “greenhouse,” and...

 

Vote To Keep Children Safe

Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the latest victims in Parkland, Fla. - the 18th shooting on or near a school in the first month-and-a-half this year. Words cannot express our outrage with lawmakers who refuse to pass common sense...

 

Not A Trump Supporter

Everything this failed president has touched is a failure. Everything! He’s not even been able to fill the vacancies in the White House, much less the vacancies in the rest of the bureaucracy. He has tried to fill critical positions with wife...

 

BC Women's Golf Team Opens Up Spring Play

The Brevard College women’s golf team returns to the course this week when it heads to Roebuck, S.C. to compete in the Converse Spring Invitational. The two-day tournament will take place at the Carolina Country Club, which features a 5,881-yard,...

 

Picturing The Past: New Schools Accommodated Growing Population

This week Picturing the Past continues the history of Brevard schools through the mid-20th century. After the old 1908 schoolhouse was declared unsafe during the summer of 1936, all 536 elementary...

 

LaDonna E. Reid

LaDonna E. Reid, 87, formerly of Brevard, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at Country Meadows of Bethlehem, Pa. She was the wife of William J. "Bill" Reid, with whom she shared more...

 

Legal Notices for February 19, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 18 E 54 ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Robert Lee Caldwell of Transylvania County, North... Full story

 

Support Group Meetings In Transylvania County

AA Meetings - every day of week: for information on meeting, places and times. 885-2788 • www.aabrevardnc.org. AA Meeting - Fireside Group, Sundays 11 a.m. at United Commu-nity Bank Building, Straus Park, 1225 Asheville Highway. 885-2788. AA... Full story

 

Clubs And Organizations In Transylvania County

American Legion & Auxiliary, meets first Monday of each month, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, Legion Hall, 55 E. Jordan St. Now a non-smoking facility. American Association of University Women AAUW branch meetings are held at the Lutheran Church of... Full story

 

More Than An 'Enhancement'

For the past decade, classes such as art, music and PE (physical education) have been under attack as being unnecessary to a child’s education. In North Carolina they have been labeled “enhancement” classes. As a result, politicians either...

 

Jennifer Adams To Discuss Controlling Invasive Species - Brevard, NC

Jennifer Adams, Ameri-Corps Project Conserve Habitat Restoration Associate, will present “Invaders of the Forest” at the Conserving Carolina Speak-er Series at Transylvania County Library. She will discuss the battle against non-native invasive p...

 

Andoin Piano Trio To Perform Sunday, Feb. 25 - Brevard, NC

The Andoin Piano Trio will present a concert of chamber music at Brevard FUMC on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the Beulah McMinn Zachary Memorial Foundation, a trust that...

 

Legal Notices for February 15, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 16-E-120 NOTICE TO CREDITORS I have qualified as Executor of the Estate of Robert T. Barrett, Deceas-ed, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All persons, firms, and corporations... Full story

 

Stepp Enjoys Being A Senior Companion

Shortly after Transylvania County native Barbara Stepp retired from 30 years spent working at Transylvania Vocational Services, she realized that just hanging out with Harley, her pet sugar glider, wasn’t going to cut it. “Sugar gliders are...

 

Church Activities

Brevard - Davidson River Presbyterian This week, congregants will celebrate the first Sunday in Lent by focusing on the power and perspective of prayer. Special music for worship will be provided by the Chancel Choir. Sunday morning worship services...

 

Pardee Chief Of Staff Running For U.S. Congress District 11

On Feb. 10, Dr. Scott Donaldson and his campaign participated in the 12th annual Moral March on Raleigh, according to a press release. Donaldson will seek the Democratic nomination to face incumbent Mark Meadows in the U.S. House of Representatives...

 

Songsmith Gathering Coming To BMC On April 21 - Brevard, NC

The Wood Brothers, Nicki Bluhm, Greg Brown, Darrell Scott, Aaron Burdett, Beth Wood, Sarah Siskind, Mia Rose Lynne and Clint Roberts will take the stage for the inaugural Songsmith Gathering to be hel...

 
 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...

 

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