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 By John Lanier    News    November 18, 2019 

New Lunch Program Going Well At Brevard Academy – Brevard, NC

The new pilot lunch program at Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy is going well, according to school director Ted Duncan. Duncan told the school’s board of directors at their monthly meeting last Wednesday evening that about 175 hot...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 28, 2019

Board: Grads Will Need Portfolio – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday night unanimously voted to revise Policy 3460 to require students to complete a Career and College Readiness Portfolio to graduate. For several years, the school system has required students to...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 24, 2019

School Board Talks Building Options – Transylvania County, NC

During an update on the proposed new construction for Brevard High and Rosman High/Middle schools Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education was informed by Board Chairwoman Tawny McCoy that extending Rosman High across the street to...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 14, 2019

Academy To Consider Capping Enrollment In The Future – Brevard, NC

With enrollment at 424 students this year, the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors last Wednesday evening discussed whether or not it should cap enrollment in the coming years. School Director Ted Duncan told the board...

 

City Declines To Accept Skate Park – Brevard, NC

After volunteers raised $72,000 and spent nearly 500 hours constructing a skateboard ramp, the city of Brevard will not accept the Tannery Skate Park off Silversteen Drive due to liability concerns....

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 26, 2019

Woodruff Calls 2020 Election A 'Toss Up' – Brevard, NC

Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour, told a packed house at Brevard College’s Porter Center last Thursday evening that the 2020 presidential election is a “toss up.” Woodruff was the 14th speaker in the J.R. McDowell...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 23, 2019

Board Upset At Senior Project Decision – Transylvania County, NC

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed their disappointment last Monday evening that the state passed a bill prohibiting senior projects from being a requirement for graduation. “I disagree with it,” said Superintendent...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 19, 2019

County Schools Get Bs and Cs In State Report Card – Transylvania County, NC

“The majority of our schools are B schools,” Missy Ellenberger, curriculum director for Transylvania County Schools, told the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening. Five of the county’s eight schools received a B. (Davidson Rive...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 2, 2019

Time To Talk About Bikes – Brevard, NC

Nearly 150 people attended Project Empathy’s “Time To Talk About Bikes” panel discussion held at Brevard College’s Dunham Auditorium last Tuesday evening. The discussion was based upon hand-written questions from the audience. Brevard...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 2, 2019

Former School Superintendent Remembered – Transylvania County, NC

Harry Corbin, who served as superintendent of Transylvania County Schools for 17 years before retiring in 1986, passed away last Wednesday, Aug. 28. He is being remembered as a compassionate and...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 26, 2019

School Board Awards Building Contracts – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved the form of the contracts for the architectural firm Clark Nexsen and CMAR (construction manager at risk) Vannoy Construction to begin working on the design and construction of...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 26, 2019

Brevard Academy Enrollment Numbers Up – Brevard, NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors received good news regarding student enrollment and finances at its monthly meeting last Wednesday. School Director Ted Duncan reported average daily membership (ADM) through...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 22, 2019

Boards Shown Two Options For Rosman Schools – Transylvania County, NC

Chad Roberson of the architectural firm Clark Nexsen presented two options for a renovated and expanded Rosman High/Middle School Monday night during a joint meeting of the Transylvania County Board...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 8, 2019

Sayoc Receives 20 Years – Brevard, NC

Cesar Sayoc, who attended Brevard College in the early 1980s, was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a federal judge in New York Monday. Sayoc, 57, was arrested last October for allegedly mailing explosives to prominent Democrats. In March, he...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 5, 2019

Uncertainty Looms As Schools Prepare For Opening Day – Transylvania County, NC

With school scheduled to open in three weeks, uncertainty looms regarding the state budget, health care coverage and the implementation of a new reading program. “We’ve got a lot of uncertainty,” said Transylvania County Schools Superintendent...

 
 By John Lanier    Features    July 25, 2019

From International Law To Conducting: BMC's Ken Lam Offers Unique Perspective

Given the circuitous route he took to reach his current positions in the world of classical music, Ken Lam, the current resident conductor at the Brevard Music Center, has a rather unique...

 
 By John Lanier    News    July 15, 2019

Board Hears Employee Pay Plan Options – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday received two options regarding employee compensation that are aimed at making the county more competitive in recruiting and retaining quality employees. County Manager Jaime Laughter said...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 20, 2019

Report: School Crimes Decrease

Crimes and suspensions in Transylvania County Schools decreased during the 2018-19 school year. “All my news is positive. I don’t have anything negative. We had a great year this year,” Alan Justice, director of athletics, safe schools and...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 13, 2019

Academy Students Have 75 Percent Proficiency Rating

Ted Duncan, director of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy, informed the school’s board of directors June 5 that the overall proficiency rate for students on this year’s end-of-grade tests for reading and science is 75 percent. Dunca...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 10, 2019

Brevard Graduates Seek New Horizons

Skies that threatened rain did not dampen the spirits of the Brevard High School Class of 2019 as 167 seniors received their diplomas at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium Friday evening. BHS Principal...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 6, 2019

School Board Selects Firms

Monday evening the Transylvania County Board of Education selected Clark Nexsen as the architectural firm and Vannoy Construction as the CMAR (construction manager at risk) to design and complete $68 million worth of renovations and new construction...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 3, 2019

BHS Provides Welcoming Family Atmosphere

When Jackson Whitt and Cullen Duval began their freshmen years at Brevard High School, they were not well known. Whitt and his family had just moved to Brevard from a small town in Wisconsin. Duval,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 3, 2019

RHS Seniors Ready To Expand Their Horizons

Joshua Voris and Luke Stewart have been classmates since elementary school, but now the Rosman High seniors are ready to graduate and expand their horizons. Voris, who is senior class president and...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 27, 2019

Official: Federal Government Weakening CTE Program - Transylvania County, NC

Arleca Chapman, director of Career-Technical Education and Student Services for the local school system, told the Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday night that the CTE program has a “lot of good things going on,” but the federal...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 23, 2019

School Board Discusses Bond Choices

In a special meeting Tuesday morning, the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed the top choices of architects and CMARs (construction managers at risk) to implement the renovations and additions to Brevard High School and Rosman...

 

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