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 By John Lanier    News    April 23, 2018 

McDaris: Data Shows Decrease In School Funding

Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris provided the Transylvania County Board of Education with various data, including comparisons of two sets of peer counties, at the board meeting last Monday evening. “We really have such a...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 23, 2018 

Judge Handles Guilty Pleas

There were two guilty pleas during Transylvania County Superior Court last week, with the remainder of the scheduled trials, including former county tax administrator Annette Raines, who faces felony embezzlement charges, continued. Raines’ case...

 
 News    April 23, 2018 

Arrests Made

Two arrests have been made in connection with two burglaries on Nancy Mountain Road in Rosman on April 6. Reported stolen were a .22 Ruger Pistol, an older model shotgun, a black 9 mm, a camouflage .22 rifle with scope and a black Maglite...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 23, 2018 

City Looking To Extend Its Path

Brevard City Council has voted to approve an application for grant funds from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to help extend the multi-use path. During last week’s regular meeting, the council approved the application. The city has...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 23, 2018 

Students Protest Gun Violence

Brevard High School students walked out of school on Friday, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, to participate in the National School Walkout, a nationwide school walkout event organized...

 
 News    April 23, 2018 

County Seeking Input On New Recreation Director

Transylvania County government released a new survey Thursday as it begins the process of identifying its next Parks and Recreation director. The new survey, available both in an online format as well as a physical paper version, allows citizens to w...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 23, 2018 

West Qualifies As A Commission Candidate

Mike West has qualified as an unaffiliated candidate by petition for the Board of County Commissioners race in November. As of this point, West will challenge two Republicans, who will be chosen in the upcoming May 6 primary, on the ballot for the...

 
 News    April 23, 2018 

Laughter Credentialed By ICMA

Jaime Laughter, county manager of Transylvania County, recently received the credentialed manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Laughter is one of more than 1,300 local government management...

 
 News    April 23, 2018 

Audio Recordings Of Government Meetings

The Transylvania Times is pleased to provide the most up-to-date recordings from recent government meetings. For a complete listing of recordings, visit https://soundcloud.com/transylvaniatimes....

 

County Reaches Verdict On Courthouse Tree: Life

Transylvania County government has announced that the evaluation of the Norway Spruce tree at the courthouse is complete and the tree will remain a fixture on the courthouse site. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of the work of our...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 19, 2018

Council Approves Property Rezoning

A majority of Brevard City voted to rezone property located at Rosman Highway and Nicholson Creek Road, moving the possibility of a new housing development one step closer. During its regular meeting Monday, council voted to rezone the property from...

 

Democracy In Action

Preparations are underway for early voting that begins today for the May 8 Primaries....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 19, 2018

Question: What If School Bond Fails?

County Commission Chairman Larry Chapman wants to know what is the “Plan B” if the proposed $68 million school bond referendum fails in November. Chapman made the comment at last week’s regular commission meeting during discussion of a request...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 19, 2018

School Instruction Coaches Explain Their Job

Four elementary school instructional coaches – Barbara Grimm of Brevard Elementary (BES), Anne Hardy of Pisgah Forest Elementary (PFE), Crystal Whitman of Rosman Elementary (RES) and Kimberly Moore of T.C. Henderson (TCH) – informed the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 19, 2018

Academy Board Discusses Student Performance

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors received reports from school director Ted Duncan on student performance. Duncan said that Moby Max, a program to assist students struggling with math, is boosting student...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 19, 2018

Hooker Falls Upper Lot Temporarily Closed

DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) will be improving visitor service by adding a permanent restroom near the Hooker Falls Access Area, according to a press release. The construction started Monday and is expected to be completed by mid-August....

 

County Wants Input On New Recreation Director-Brevard NC

Transylvania County government released a new survey Thursday as it begins the process of identifying its next Parks and Recreation director. The new survey, available both in an online format as well as a physical paper version, allows citizens to...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 16, 2018

Ballard: Humankind's Survival Rests In The Seas

If humankind is to survive, the solution is in the seas, not the stars. That was one of several messages renowned oceanographic discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard delivered to a packed house at Brevard College’s Porter Center for Performing Arts last Th...

 

Courthouse Tree To Stay-Brevard NC

Transylvania County government has announced that the evaluation of the Norway Spruce tree at the courthouse is complete and the tree will remain a fixture on the courthouse site. "We couldn't be...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 16, 2018

Early Voting Starts Thursday

Early voting for the May 8 primary begins this Thursday. The following races will be on the ballot: •Will Cathey, David Guice and Danny Hein are running for two seats in the Republican Party primary for the Transylvania County Board of...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 16, 2018

County Approves Funding For SROs

The Board of Commissioners has approved the funding for 11 school resource officers (SROs) in the county for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. During its regular meeting last week, commissioners approved $685,672 in county funds to pay for...

 

Gun Discussion Planned

What concerns do you have about the current state of gun ownership in our society, or in our community? What steps would you take to address any of your concerns regarding gun ownership? What factors should we consider in addressing the issue of gun...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 16, 2018

Third Pisgah Pride Day Set For May 5

The Pisgah Conservancy, U.S. Forest Service and a host of supporting organizations have announced their third annual "Pisgah Pride Day 2018," which will be held on May 5. Most work crews will convene...

 

Hooker Falls To Get Bathroom, Upper Parking Lot To Be Closed Temporarily-Brevard NC

DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) will be improving visitor service by adding a permanent restroom near the Hooker Falls Access Area. The construction started Monday and is expected to be completed by mid-August. The bathrooms are designed to...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 12, 2018

Town Rejects Baggy Pants Ban - Rosman, NC

The Rosman Board of Alderman Tuesday night unanimously voted to kill an agenda item regarding a request from a town citizen to ban the wearing of baggy pants. Rosman Mayor Brian Shelton said a town resident made the ordinance request. Alderman Mark...

 

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