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 By John Lanier    News    May 10, 2018

Board Of Education Approves Budget For FY 2019

By a 4-0 vote, the Transylvania County Board of Education approved its local budget for fiscal year 2019, which begins July 1. The budget now goes to the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. The school system has requested a current expense...

 

Child's Death Being Looked At

A 4-year-old child who was reported to have fallen out of a bedroom window of a mobile home Friday in Rosman has died. Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney said the child was transported to Mission Hospital and died on Saturday. “The...

 

Legal notices: May 10, 2018

16 SP 47 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by VECTURA, L.L.C. to MTNBK, LTD, Trustee, for the benefit of Carolina First Bank, which...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 10, 2018

Guice Receives GOP Nod, Brown Defeats Chappell

Editor’s Note: The following results are unofficial and will not be certified by the Board of Elections until May 18. As things stand, David Guice heads to the Nov. 6 general election as one of the two Republican Party nominations for the Board of...

 

The Pisgah Project 2018: A Bike Raffle Benefiting The Pisgah Conservancy

Local cycling component manufacturers Cane Creek Cycling Components, Industry Nine, REEB Cycles,Thomson Bike Products, Maxxis tires, Find Your Line Bike Shop, Oskar Blues Brewery and the REEB Ranch...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 10, 2018

County Upset At School Funding Critics

Transylvania County commissioners expressed frustration Tuesday that they are accused by some of not supporting the school system, while they also approved motions asking for, among other things, more details about capital spending in the schools....

 

Muddy Sneakers To Celebrate 10 Years On May 11 At Lumberyard

In the summer of 2007, two local camp owners, Chuck McGrady (Falling Creek) and Sandy Schenck (Green River Preserve), along with Aleen Steinberg, a conservationist and advocate behind the protection...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 10, 2018

Carter Heyward 'Makes A Difference'

Carter Heyward was honored Tuesday with the American Association of Women (AAUW) Brevard branch's "Women Who Make A Difference Award" at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. AAUW member Amye...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 10, 2018

Local Panel Has Its Say On Gun Violence

Recently, roughly 130 community members gathered for a discussion about gun control, mental health and legal loopholes present in both the federal government and state laws concerning access to firearms. Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris moderated a...

 

School Board Picks Two New Principals

On Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education by a 4-0 vote approved Carrie Norris as the new principal for Brevard Elementary School and Scott Strickler as the new principal for Rosma...

 

Connestee Scholarship Program Kicks Off 31st Year

On Tuesday, April 24, the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program kicked off its 31 year of raising money for scholarships for Transylvania County residents. The new chair of the program, Bill Medl, introduced several Connestee residents who are...

 

Farmers' Market To Host Mother's Day Celebration This Saturday

It's all about the mothers this Saturday, May 12, as the Transylvania Farmers' Market will host a Mother's Day Celebration. Bring your favorite mom to enjoy drawings and giveaways, breakfast, lots of...

 

Dottie Tinsley Returns To SOC To Teach Traditional Clogging Class

Dottie Tinsley and Silvermont Opportunity Center are excited to announce that Tinsley will return to the senior center May 15 to teach another traditional mountain clogging class. This class will start Tuesday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Class...

 

Muddy Sneakers To Celebrate 10 Years On May 11

In the summer of 2007, two local camp owners, Chuck McGrady (Falling Creek) and Sandy Schenck (Green River Preserve), along with Aleen Steinberg, a conservationist and advocate behind the protection...

 

Scholarship Program Kicks Off 31st Year

On Tuesday, April 24, the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program kicked off its 31 year of raising money for scholarships for Transylvania County residents. The new chair of the program, Bill Medl, introduced several Connestee residents who are...

 

The Rise Of The Unaffiliated

For the past several years, there has been a trend of ambivalence or disenchantment with the two major political parties. And the trend seems to be gaining some momentum. Three facts indicate the strengthening of this trend. One is the increase in...

 

Brevard Elementary Excels

As the end of the academic year approaches — a year during which I’ve worked as an Augustine tutor at Brevard Elementary School — I would like to give a shout-out to the school for the incredible work they do for the children of this city. I...

 

Support The Child Act

What happens when children cannot be cared for by their parents or another family member? Foster homes are one solution, but our nation has too few to serve all the children in need. A successful alternative is the residential care home. Black...

 

Replace Dairy Products

As I look forward to Mother’s Day and its cherished bond between mother and child, my mind wanders to dairy cows, world-wide symbols of motherhood, who never get to see or nurture their own babies. Newborn calves are torn from their mothers at...

 

County Commissioners Mismanage The County's Funds

I believe that Jack Zerby is right about the micro-managing of the schools’ funding for repairs as they were needed. They have not maintained the school as necessary. It has always been postponed. Now it’s being put to a bond vote for $68...

 

Bread Of Life Ready To Deliver Hot Meals

Averaging 155 meals per day the Bread of Life currently prepares and serves free, hot nutritious lunches every weekday and Sunday evening to anyone wanting a meal. However, due to the size of Transylvania County, many who are in need of a meal...

 

Free Mental Health Seminar To Be Held At Silvermont

Silvermont Opportunity Center is partnering with Vaya Health in Asheville to provide free seminars to Transylvania County residents. The monthly seminars will be led by a member of Vaya’s Geriatric and Adult Specialty Team, which travels...

 

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