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Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest Installs New Leadership, Awards Grants

The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest began a new year when Chris Biecker was installed as president. Also installed were John Krishingner (president elect), Dorothy Knowles (secretary) and Jim...

 

Picturing The Past: James Bromfield Served As Businessman And Civil Leader

James Bromfield moved to Brevard in 1906. He purchased a lot near the depot to establish a coal and wood yard to supply fuel to local customers. In 1908, he was given permission to extend a rail spur... Full story

 

Scruggs Scholarship Winners Announced

The Sixth Annual Terrell L Scruggs Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at Connestee Falls Golf Club on Saturday, Aug. 17. Jimmy Perkins, coordinator of the annual fundraiser said, "This event is...

 

Scholarship Winner Works For Social Justice

Zeena Abdulkarim is, like all of us, a multi-faceted person. The main characteristics she uses to describe herself is that she is female, black and an activist – all attributes that make living in...

 

Too Easy On Virtual Charters

In the spirit of accountability, one would think virtual charter schools that have an exceedingly high withdrawal rate and are consistently low-performing would not be given more latitude than other charter or traditional public schools. But that...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 29, 2019

Larry Chapman, Theresa McCall Seeking 113 Seat – Transylvania County, NC

Former Commission Chairman Larry Chapman and former School Board Chairwoman Theresa McCall are among those hoping to be chosen to see out the term of N.C. Rep. Cody Henson, who stepped down last week....

 

New Cradle Director Named – Pisgah National Forest

The Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association (CFAIA) has announced that Natalie Britt has been named its new executive director. The nonprofit promotes educational, recreational and interpretive opportunities about forest and water reso...

 

How To Earn A College Scholarship

The cost of a college education continues to rise. The College Board says the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2015-2016 school year was $32,405 at private colleges, $9,410 for state...

 

Board Right To Increase Salaries

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners are to be commended for voting unanimously to implement a new pay plan that would increase salaries for county employees. Implementation of the plan is estimated to cost $2.7 million, but the cost will...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 25, 2019

Commissioners Approve $2.7 Million Pay Plan – Transylvania County, NC

The Board of Commissioners Monday unanimously approved a roughly $2.7 million pay plan the board believes will help make the county more competitive in recruiting and retaining quality employees. County employees’ pay will be adjusted in September...

 

County Recognized At National Convention – Transylvania County, NC

Taking a village to raise a child is nothing compared to the efforts of a whole county. The unique community collaborative, according to a press release, working to make the lives of children better...

 

Deadlines Extended For Tinsley Journalism And Education Scholarships

The Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) is seeking applicants for its Jim Bob and Dottie Tinsley Journalism and Education Scholarship, to be awarded for the 2019/2020 school year. Applicants must be graduates of the...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 22, 2019

School Board Hears Report On AIG Program Changes

The Transylvania County Board of Education recently approved the 2019-2022 AIG plan and discussed new proposed state education legislation. Heidi Bullock presented her proposal for the Transylvania County AIG (Academically Intellectually Gifted)...

 

Glancing Back: Gillespie Lands Trout Weighing 5 Pounds – Transylvania County, NC

The following briefs are from Thursday, July 24, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Sandy Griffin of Brevard won the 10 lay “Powder-Puff” race, leading all the way in Roland Owen’s No. 54. Henrietta Owen placed second and Nancy Logan came...

 
 By Ben Hardy    Education    July 22, 2019

Local College Students Transfer Confidently

Blue Ridge Community College is well known as an affordable option for students looking to save money on a four-year degree. Students often opt to use one of Blue Ridge's many transfer pathways to...

 

BRCC Welcomes Weaver To Board Of Trustees

Dr. Brian Weaver, assistant superintendent of Transylvania County Schools, is the newest member of Blue Ridge Community College’s Board of Trustees. He was sworn in at the end of June. Weaver is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University, where he...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 18, 2019

Davidson River School Starting New 'Trauma' Program – Transylvania County, NC

For the new school year, Davidson River Principal Barbara Grimm is promoting a program she believes will increase graduation rates and test scores and, ultimately, heal trauma. Grimm presented details about the program, “Trauma-Skilled School...

 
 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 Derek McKissock    News    June 27, 2019

Commissioners Approve Budget, 12.5 Cent Tax Increase

On Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved a $63,936,857 budget for the 2019/2020 fiscal year, including the 10.5 cents voter-approved tax increase to pay the $68 million school construction bond and a further 2 cents to help...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 27, 2019

New Organization Will Work On Helping Transylvania's Poor

Beginning July 1, Community Action Opportunities (CAO) is taking over the work of Western Carolina Community Action to help some of Transylvania County’s poorest residents. CAO will now administer the roughly $60,000 Community Services Block Grant...

 
 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...

 

Keep Schenck As It Is

The old adage “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” applies to the Schenck Job Corps. In late May, the federal government announced plans to close nine Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers across the country and have the oversight of 16...

 

Former Transylvania Administrator Elliott Is Regional Superintendent Of The Year

Watauga County Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott was recently named Northwest North Carolina Superintendent of the Year by the Northwest Regional Educational Service Agency (NWRESA), an...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 13, 2019

Schenck Job Corps' Fate On County's Radar-Transylvania County, NC

With the proposed privatization of Schenck Job Corps in Pisgah National Forest on the table, Transylvania County officials have reached out to Congressman Mark Meadows’ office and will host a meetin...

 
 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...

 

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