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 By John Lanier    COVID-19

Despite COVID-19, TRH Providing Full Services

Due to the community effort to keep COVID-19 in check and numerous precautions by local hospital staff, thus far Transylvania Regional Hospital has not had one COVID-19 patient... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By John Lanier    Features

Perfect Summer Tradition:A Dip In The Water

The Pisgah District of Pisgah National Forest was busy Tuesday with people playing in the water. (Times photos by John Lanier)... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By John Lanier    Education

School Board Suspends Career, College Readiness Portfolio Graduation Requirement -Brevard NC

Monday, June 15, the Transylvania County Board of Education voted unanimously to suspend implementing a Career and College Readiness Portfolio as a requirement for graduation. When the state abolished senior projects last year,... — Updated 6/22/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Latest Bond Estimate Needs Trimming-Brevard NC

Transylvania County Board of Education Chair Tawny McCoy said the numbers presented at a recent School Bond Construction Committee between the proposed schematic designs and initial cost of completing those designs at the Brevard... — Updated 6/22/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Board Looks At School Return Options-Brevard NC

With the scheduled reopening of school less than two months away, Transylvania County school officials are beginning to review and prepare for various reopening options. Monday evening Superintendent Jeff McDaris told the... — Updated 6/17/2020

 By John Lanier    News

School Board Approves Revised Calendar-Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday evening unanimously approved a revised calendar for the 2020-21 school year. In response to the coronavirus and subsequent distance learning this past spring, the General... — Updated 6/9/2020

 By John Lanier    COVID-19

Graduation Set For July 30 Through Aug. 1-Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Jeff McDaris told members of the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening that graduation ceremonies are being planned for July 30 through Aug. 1. The school system plans to h... — Updated 6/3/2020

 By John Lanier    COVID-19

County Churches Successfully Adapt To Virus-Brevard NC

In March when Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency and limited mass gatherings to 10 people or less, churches throughout the state closed their physical doors. But several area churches followed the old adage of “when on... — Updated 6/3/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Mary Arnaudin Grew With 4-H Program -Brevard NC

The slogan of 4-H is "Learn by doing." It applies perfectly to Mary Arnaudin, who is retiring this week after serving as head of the county 4-H program for the past 24 years. "I... — Updated 5/27/2020 Full story

 By John Lanier    News

Superintendent: Still No Decision On Graduation-Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Jeff McDaris informed the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening that no decision has been made on this year’s graduation ceremonies yet. “There are some things that we... — Updated 5/20/2020

 By John Lanier    Education

Brevard Academy Changes Math Curriculum

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors voted unanimously last Wednesday evening to change the math curriculum for students in grade K-6 and drop its Compass Learning online program. The school has... — Updated 5/20/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Rewards Of Nursing Outweigh The Challenges-Brevard NC

(Editor's Note: In honor of National Nurses Week, The Transylvania Times interviewed four Transylvania Regional Hospital nurses – Allison Tinsley, Karlye Marburger, Tracey Rhodes... — Updated 5/15/2020

 By John Lanier    News

School Board Passes Local Budget-Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education voted unanimously last Monday, May 4, to pass its local current expense and capital needs budget. By state law, the school board has to present its budget to the county commissioners by th... — Updated 5/12/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Board Criticized For Apparent Graduation Decision -Brevard NC

By email and in person, both parents and students expressed their disappointment and frustration to the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening that graduation... — Updated 5/8/2020

 By John Lanier    COVID-19

Students Will Keep Learning At Home -Brevard NC

Friday afternoon North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced that public schools would remain physically closed and remote learning would continue for the remainder of this school... — Updated 4/27/2020

 By John Lanier    COVID-19

Uncertainty Clouds Summer Tourism Season-Brevard NC

The uncertainty of the impact of COVID-19 on public health also has created a great amount of uncertainty regarding summer tourism. At a virtual meeting of the Transylvania County T... — Updated 4/27/2020

 By John Lanier    COVID-19

Brevard Academy Approves A Distance Learning Plan - Brevard NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors unanimously approved a distance learning plan last Wednesday in response to the school being closed due to COVID-19. School Director Ted Duncan said during the... — Updated 4/20/2020

 By John Lanier    COVID-19

BMC Festival Cancellation Will Hurt

Due to strong ticket sales and donations over the years, as well as good fiscal management, the Brevard Music Center will be able to weather the cancellation of its summer's music... — Updated 4/15/2020

 By John Lanier    News

School Board Gets Good News On Bond Construction

Due to the possible reduction of construction phases at both the Brevard High and Rosman High/Middle school campuses, the school system might be able to save substantial time and money regarding the additions and renovations at... — Updated 4/15/2020

 By John Lanier    COVID-19

School Board Hears About COVID-19's Impact - Transylvania County, NC

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education were informed last Monday evening via teleconference about the multiple ways COVID-19 has affected instruction, standardized testing, grading and academic goals within the... — Updated 4/14/2020

 By John Lanier    COVID-19

Academy Board OKs Conditions For USDA Loan - Brevard NC

In a special meeting last Thursday afternoon, the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors unanimously adopted a resolution approving a letter of conditions (LOC) for a Rural Development Community... — Updated 4/8/2020

 By John Lanier    COVID-19

Passengers, Flights Down, But Airport Remains Open -Brevard NC

While more and more states have issued “stay at home” or “shelter in place” orders and the Centers for Disease Control has advised Americans to avoid all discretionary travel, the nation’s airports, including Asheville... — Updated 4/6/2020

 By John Lanier    COVID-19

How To Talk With Children About COVID-19-Brevard NC

With K-12 schools in North Carolina being closed through May 15, children now may have even more questions and anxieties about COVID-19. Current Transylvania County Board of... — Updated 3/30/2020

 By John Lanier    COVID-19

Schools Refine Food Delivery Times - Brevard NC

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at... — Updated 3/20/2020 Full story

 By John Lanier    News

Academy Revises Calendar - Brevard, NC

In response to Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order to close all K-12 schools for students from March 16-30, the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors voted unanimously to revise the school calendar.... — Updated 3/18/2020


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