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Cedar Mountain News

Cedar Mountain House The Cedar Mountain House will be having an Easter party on Saturday, April 20, at 2:30 p.m. The Elves of Brevard (who have made 505 baskets for the assisted living facilities in...

 

Everyday Education: Students, Teachers Hitting The Final Push

As spring break begins in schools across Transylvania County, students and teachers take a deep breath and enjoy a rest before it begins — the last push of rigorous academic teaching before final state assessments begin. The window for final...

 

Pisgah Health Foundation Moves To 'The Keeley House'

Pisgah Health Foundation has a new home for its operations in a house with a lot of history. Centrally located one block from downtown Brevard, the foundation has settled into the newly renovated...

 

Guest Column: TRH Rehab Services Help Patients Live Fully

We often associate emergency services, specialty care, or the latest and greatest new treatments on the horizon for such things as cancer and heart disease with the services that hospitals provide. One service area that can go unsung but is...

 

Ellenberger Named K-12 Curriculum Director

Superintendent Jeff McDaris has named Missy Ellenberger as director of Curriculum and Instruction for Transylvania County Schools, serving kindergarten through twelfth grade, effective July 1, 2019. H...

 

Kirkman Family Endows $100,000 For Teacher Education

Brevard College President David Joyce recently announced the establishment of The Kirkman Family Endowed Scholarship for Teacher Education. The endowment was created by Bruce and Sandra Kirkman at $100,000 to provide tuition assistance for...

 

Legal Notices: April 11, 2019

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 19E94 EXECUTOR’S —- ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of James Carroll Lovin of Transylvania...

 

New Playground Built At The Family Place

A brand new playground greeted the children at The Family Place's Brevard location. A team of 20 volunteers worked under the direction of Ona Armstrong (of Firefly Valley Design and Consulting) to...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 11, 2019

Senior Projects To Be Replaced

Rosman High School Assistant Principal Patrick Chapman and Brevard High School Assistant Principal Missy Ellenberger presented information on district graduation projects to the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening. Beginning with...

 

Architects, Construction Companies Make Their Case To Bond Committee

Architectural and construction management firms visited the Transylvania County Board of Education on April 2 and April 4 to make their case for designing and building new and renovated school buildings in Brevard and Rosman after the passage of the...

 

Robbing Peter To Pay Paul

 For the past few decades, public school teachers in North Carolina, and across the nation, have been spending their own money to pay for classroom supplies, which have been cut in recent years, to meet the basic needs of their students. It was no...

 

Nonprofits Receive Grants

The Transylvania Endowment awarded 11 grants totaling $62,815 to nonprofits serving Transylvania County, bringing the total amount of grantmaking to more than $1 million. The endowment is an affiliate fund of The Community Foundation of Western...

 

Blue Ridge Community College Remembers Dr. Killian

"The Blue Ridge Community College family is saddened to learn of the passing of our founding president Dr. William D. Killian," said BRCC president Dr. Laura Leatherwood. "He died (March 17) at the ag...

 

AAUW Women's History Month Theme Is Visionary Women: Champions Of Peace & Non-violence

This year, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has selected as the theme for Women’s History Month “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Non-violence.” This is one of a series of articles about those who exemplify the...

 

School Bond Construction Committee Begins Work

The process of selecting architects and construction managers for school bond construction in Transylvania County Schools has begun. Acting on the $68 million bond passed in November, the Transylvania County Board of Education and Board of County...

 
 By Billy Ball    Opinion    March 25, 2019

Guest Column: What Was Missing From Education Summit?

There was much talk about state Superintendent Mark Johnson’s February’s big education summit, the “big” announcement you might have missed because you, like most of North Carolina, were not invited. Public education advocates buzzed with...

 

High School Students Learn History At Veterans Museum

"Five days after their museum visit, students were talking, during their free time, about what they learned at the museum," Headmaster Sedrick Dellinger said after Canongate Catholic High School...

 

Timely Test Reporting

Some governmental laws, regulations and processes are befuddling, illogical and counterproductive. Several of them came to light during the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday evening. The state requires that students who achieve a...

 

Return To Vietnam Sparks Old, New Connections

The year 1967 was traumatic for those serving in what was then known as the Republic of South Vietnam, or simply "RVN." The U.S. had committed close to a half-million young men to this undeclared,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 21, 2019

Testing Reporting Delays Affect Student Placement

Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed the challenges of placing students in summer learning programs and fall classes due to delays in state reporting of standardized test scores. Brian Weaver, assistant superintendent...

 

What Is NAMI?

By Kay Speckman, Although NAMI has had a presence in Transylvania County for more than 10 years, members are frequently asked, “What is NAMI?” With more than 168,000 members, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s leading...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 18, 2019

County Seeking Workforce Housing Proposals

The county is seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) from companies to build workforce housing on property behind the animal shelter in Rosman. The county Board of Commissioners approved the move last week during its regular meeting. The 25-acre...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 14, 2019

Sheriff's Office Struggles To Attract Deputies

Out of roughly 28 graduates from a recent basic law enforcement program, the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office was able to recruit just one officer. The reason, according to Eddie Gunter, the Sheriff’s Office chief deputy, was that...

 

Dr. David Shi To Speak At UUTC April 22

Dr. David Shi, noted author, historian and leader in higher education, will speak at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. The former president of Furman University from 199...

 

C.A.R.E. Coalition Attends National Forum

Members of the C.A.R.E. Coalition of Transylvania County attended the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Forum in Washington, D.C., in early February. The representatives from...

 

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