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 News    February 26, 2015 

Brevard College's Financial Impact Analyzed

A comprehensive analysis of the economic impact of higher education in North Carolina has found that Brevard College created $36.4 million of added economic value during the 2012-13 fiscal year. More...

 
 News    February 26, 2015 

Brevard's Estatoe Trail Finishes Second

Voting ended Friday to pick the "Great Greenway" in North Carolina, with Brevard's Estatoe Trail taking second place. The Estatoe Trail was roughly 200 votes behind first-place Roanoke Canal Trail in...

 
 News    February 26, 2015 

County Braces For More Snow - Brevard NC

For those keeping score in the weather-prediction category: Punxsutawney Phil – 1; Pisgah Pete – 0. Despite Transylvania County's favorite rodent meteorologist predicting an early spring, winter...

 
 News    February 26, 2015 

How Schools Handle Winter Weather - Brevard NC

School systems in mountain counties perform a high-wire act in winter, balancing weather and calendars, according to a press release from Transylvania County Schools. With more than 600 staff and 3,500 students set to travel to schools each day, Tran...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    February 26, 2015 

County 'CAC' Policy Revised - Brevard NC

An updated version of the county’s policy pertaining to board/committee appointments — which gives citizen advisory councils (CACs) more freedom but also requires greater accountability — was approved by county commissioners Monday. During...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    February 26, 2015 

Comp. Plan Update Given - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners received an update on the creation of the county’s new Comprehensive Plan during Monday’s regular meeting. The county Planning Board has worked extensively on the plan over the past several months. Wayne Hennie,...

 
 News    February 26, 2015 

Law and Order – Transylvania County NC

Barry Glenn Wyrick, 55, was arrested by Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Feb. 20 and charged with a felony robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was placed on a $60,000 bond. Nicholas Bo Edward McDevitt, 23, was arrested by county...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    February 23, 2015

Fire Guts Family Of Seven's Home - Brevard NC

A Pisgah Forest family is lucky to be alive after narrowly escaping a house fire Friday morning that gutted the residence and claimed nearly all the family's belongings. The fire broke out at about...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    February 23, 2015

Brevard College To No Longer Invest In Fossil Fuels - Brevard NC

It was a historic day for Brevard College Friday as the college’s Board of Trustees passed a vote divesting all of the school’s endowments in fossil fuels, with the goal of re-investing those monies into more environmentally friendly funds by...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 23, 2015

Jeff McDaris: Grades Don't Tell The Whole Story-Brevard NC

Transylvania County schools received a letter grade of “C” or better on a recent state report card, but Superintendent Jeff McDaris said the grades don’t paint an accurate picture of everything that happens in the schools. The N.C. Department...

 
 News    February 23, 2015

College Spring Enrollment Increases - Brevard NC

Brevard College returned to its high-water mark this spring as enrollment numbers sailed above what the college had seen in 14 years, according to a press release. New student spring enrollment increased 27 percent compared to last year. This record...

 
 News    February 23, 2015

Ask Us Answered-Brevard NC

What impact will the missed days because of the weather last week have, if any, on the school calendar? Superintendent Jeff McDaris provided the following response: Calendar law changes and restrictions over the years have changed the landscape from...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 23, 2015

Trail Needs Your Vote - Brevard NC

Brevard’s Estatoe Trail is one of six finalists in the “Great Greenway” competition being sponsored by the N.C. Planning Association. The winner will be determined by voting online and is open to the public. Voting ends at 5 p.m., this Friday....

 
 News    February 23, 2015

Icy Ascent

Karsten Delap on Saturday inches closer to the top of Looking Glass Falls, which was partly covered in ice. (Courtesy photo)...

 
 News    February 23, 2015

Winter Storm Closings/Delays For Wednesday, Feb. 25, Thursday, Feb. 26

•TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SCHOOLS are closed Wednesday, Feb. 25. • UNITED WAY OF TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY has postponed its annual agency showcase and campaign celebration scheduled for Thursday. The meeting has been rescheduled until March 12. •...

 
 News    February 19, 2015

Brevard College Board Votes To Divest From Fossil Fuels-Brevard NC

As of Friday morning, Brevard College became the first academic institution in the Southeast to commit to divesting from fossil fuels by 2018. The announcement comes one week after Global Divestment...

 
 News    February 19, 2015

Brevard College Reports Spring Enrollment Increase

Brevard College returned to its high-water mark this spring as enrollment numbers sailed above what the college had seen in 14 years. New student spring enrollment increased 27 percent compared to...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 19, 2015

Fire Service Being Studied - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: The Brevard City Council held its annual retreat Jan. 29-30 at the library. The following is the fifth in a series of articles about the issues discussed and decisions made during the retreat. Brevard City Council would like to hear...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    February 19, 2015

Search Narrowed For TPED Executive Director - Brevard NC

Officials with the Transylvania Partnership for Economic Development (TPED) say they have narrowed their search for an executive director to a handful of candidates, with those finalists slated for interviews later this week. TPED’s executive...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 19, 2015

Woodland Fire Breaks Out - Brevard NC

Local fire departments fought a woodland fire off Carson Creek Road for several hours over the weekend. The fire was discovered after a power outage was reported to Duke Energy. A crew was sent to investigate and found a downed power line and the...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    February 19, 2015

Local Advocates Give Input On County Plan - Brevard NC

Members of the Transylvania County Planning Board, along with roughly three dozen community advocates, gathered at the library’s Rogow Room last Thursday to review a draft version of the community survey, as part of the ongoing development of the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 19, 2015

Brevard Academy Students Do Well On Reading Test -Brevard NC

During the recent Brevard Academy board meeting, Kristin Rodriguez reported that students have done well on their MAP testing. “Everything looks really good,” she said, adding that 85 percent of students are reading at or above grade level. She...

 
 News    February 19, 2015

Weather Woes

Dwight Hooper of Brevard Auto Parts clears snow and ice off his sidewalk Tuesday morning. Years ago, icy weather increased sales in snow chains, but 4-wheel drive has largely made them a thing of the...

 
 News    February 19, 2015

Winter Weather Hits Brevard

Snow turned to sleet in Transylvania County on Monday afternoon, and by 3 p.m. the roads had turned to sheets of ice. Many people had gone home by that point, however, as there were only eight calls...

 

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