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 By John Lanier    News    February 23, 2017 

Transylvania School Dropout Numbers Continue To Fall – Brevard NC

The dropout rate in Transylvania County Schools dropped 42 percent in 2015-16, the latest year for which dropout data is available. Jeremy Gibbs, chief academic officer for Transylvania County Schools, told the Transylvania County Board of Education...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 23, 2017 

Students Could Return Aug. 21 – Brevard NC

School for Transylvania County School students could begin Wednesday, Aug. 21, according to the 2017-18 draft calendar presented to the local Board of Education Monday night. The last day for students would be Thursday, June 7. Brian Weaver,...

 

March Held To Oppose Hate – Brevard NC

More than 200 community members and Brevard College students Monday, Presidents' Day, took part in a "anti-hate" march on the campus. Participants marched from the Bell Tower on the campus to the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 23, 2017 

Camps Oppose School Calendar Change – Brevard NC

A bill in the N.C. General Assembly that would give school districts the option to begin the school year in early August has local summer camps concerned. If approved, House Bill (HB) 53 would move the earliest schools could begin, should they...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 23, 2017 

Local Law Enforcement Backs Gun Bill – Brevard NC

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson is co-sponsoring the bill that would allow a N.C. resident to carry a concealed handgun without having to obtain a concealed handgun permit. If approved, the bill would remove th...

 

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Officers, Deputies – Brevard NC

A lawsuit that claimed an abuse of power by local law enforcement in 2011 has been dismissed. On May 14, 2011, Brevard Police Department officers and Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a complaint of someone acting in a disruptive manner at...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 23, 2017 

City Receives 'Clean' Audit – Brevard NC

The city of Brevard received a “clean audit” report during Monday’s regular City Council meeting. Dan Mullinix, assurance manager for Gould Killian CPA Group, P.A., said there was nothing major to bring to the council’s attention. “We were...

 

A Sailor's Delight

This beautiful sunset was recently captured in Penrose. (Times photo by John Lanier)...

 

Rain Welcome At Cold Mountain Fire

As of roughly 4 p.m., Tuesday, 75 percent of the Cold Mountain Fire in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah Ranger District was contained. Wednesday’s rain was expected to help firefighters with mopping up any remaining hot spots along...

 

Law & Order – Transylvania County

•Lana Rochelle Reese, 34, was arrested on Feb. 19 for one felony count of identity theft, one felony count of being a habitual felon and one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense, according to the Sheriff’s Office. She has been...

 

NEW Update On Cold Mountain Blaze – Brevard NC

As of roughly 4 p.m., Tuesday, 75 percent of the Cold Mountain Fire in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah Ranger District was contained. Wednesday's rain was expected to help firefighters...

 

Bill Calls For Non- Partisan School Elections – Brevard NC

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson filed a bill Thursday that, if approved, would return Transylvania County Board of Education elections to non-partisan. Last year, Henson's predecessor in District 113, Chris...

 

Timmons Takes Over The Reins – Brevard NC

The Free Rein Center has a new executive center and soon will have access to a new covered riding facility Cecily Timmons recently took over as executive director at the Free Rein Center, which provid...

 

County Wants Growth Focus – Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners want the Planning Board to focus more on where should growth occur in the county and the steps needed to manage that growth. During its recent meeting, commissioners discussed what they would like the Planning Board...

 

Whitman Out As RHS Football Coach – Rosman NC

Rosman High School announced Thursday that a search has begun for a head football coach for the 2017 season, as Freddie Whitman is ending his coaching tenure with the team. Alan Justice, athletic...

 

Electrical Fire Damages Home On Cashiers Valley Road – Brevard NC

The Brevard Fire Department responded to a house fire on Cashiers Valley Road this past Wednesday evening. According to Adam Hughey, captain of the Brevard Fire Department, fire crews quickly extinguished the fire, which was caused by an electrical m...

 

Commissioners Hear Overview Of Wildfire Response – Brevard NC

During their recent meeting, Transylvania County commissioners heard an overview of last year’s wildfires and the local response. The local response was mainly focused on the wildfire that originated Nov. 9 on Pinnacle Mountain, just off the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 20, 2017

Landslide Dangers In Western North Carolina Discussed – Brevard NC

At the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting, a presentation was heard from Appalachian Landslide Consultants (ALC), a private company that provides municipalities and private individuals with data concerning areas that...

 

First Mental Health Kiosk In WNC Unveiled – Brevard NC

Transylvania County now hosts western North Carolina's first MindKare mental health screening kiosk, a touchscreen device that allows residents to learn about behavioral health conditions,...

 

Freddie Whitman's Rosman High Football Coach Tenure Ended-Rosman, NC

Rosman High School announced Thursday that a search has begun for a head football coach for the 2017 season, as Freddie Whitman is ending his coaching tenure with the team. Alan Justice, athletic...

 

Henson Files Bill To Make School Board Elections Non-Partisan Again-Brevard NC

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson filed a bill (HB 127) Thursday that, if approved, would return Transylvania County Board of Education elections to non-partisan. Last year, Henson's predecessor in District 113,...

 

Ex-Tax Official Indicted – Brevard NC

Annette Raines, the county's former tax administrator, has been indicted for felony embezzlement, according to District Attorney Greg Newman. A grand jury handed down the indictment, which is a class...

 

Board Changes Meeting Schedule – Brevard NC

In March, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will start holding one of its two monthly meetings during the day. During their regular meeting Monday, a majority of commissioners voted to hold one meeting at 9 a.m. on the second Tuesday...

 

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