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Edney Has Keen Business Sense

N.C. government is a big business, responsible for maintaining and promoting the well-being of all N.C. residents. Public education, safety and health services, for example, are critical and costly. The major way we pay for these services is through...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 18, 2018

School Board Passes On Flood Insurance - Brevard, NC

By a 4-0 vote Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education rejected a quote of $11,104 to provide flood insurance for the bus garage and maintenance building behind the Brevard High School campus. Superintendent Jeff McDaris said insura...

 

Read Beyond The Labels

In today’s edition of The Transylvania Times, readers will find our Transylvania County Election Guide 2018. It contains questions and answers posed to 16 candidates running for various offices, information on the six proposed state constitutional...

 

Guest Column: Why We Need A School Bond

We, the undersigned current and past members of the Transylvania County Board of Education, are appealing to our county commissioners and entire community to not only support the school bond referendum with a vote in favor, but to become actively...

 

Free Transylvania Election Guide Featured In The Transylvania Times - Brevard, NC

Be sure to check out in today's edition the free Election Guide, which features Q&As with candidates for Transylvania County Sheriff, Transylvania County Board of Education, Transylvania County Board...

 

How To Avoid Waste in the First Place - Reduction and Reuse - Brevard, NC

Welcome back to our series on waste, recycling, and materials management in Transylvania County. So far, we've examined the landfill and the costs associated with long-term disposal of materials, the...

 

Republicans Oppose Three Amendments

There are six proposed state constitutional amendments, the most at any one time in modern history, on this year’s ballot. Although the Republican-led General Assembly decided to put the amendments on the ballot, Republicans at the state and local...

 

Mihalas Recognized By Trout Unlimited For Service

Brevard resident Zoë Mihalas was recognized at the 2018 National Meeting of Trout Unlimited (TU), receiving the organization's prestigious National Award for Distinguished Service in Youth...

 

County Talks About Bond Impact - Brevard NC

The county has faced several questions from the public about the upcoming $68 million bond referendum and its potential financial impact. During the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday, Finance Director Jonathan Griffin addressed some...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 11, 2018

Council OKs Skate Park - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council has unanimously approved the construction of the Tannery Skate Park, which would be the first constructed amenity in the proposed park’s master plan. The council’s decision during its regular meeting Monday completes a long...

 

Edney Supports Public Education

I am registered as an unaffiliated voter, but I am supporting Sam Edney, a Democrat, for state legislature because we both agree on the need to improve North Carolina public education. Since moving to Brevard nearly 15 years ago, I have watched...

 

Everyday Education: This Old School Needs Some Extensive Work

I’m sure at least some of you have tuned in to the Public Television show “This Old House” at some time or another. Basically, it’s a show that follows a group of handymen as they rehab old houses. As is often the case, renovations are a...

 

Whitlock Receives Outstanding Chief Award

Transylvania County Rescue Squad Chief Dale Whitlock was recognized as “Outstanding Chief” from the N.C. Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services. This award is presented to someone who emphasizes the characteristics of Bill Osborne,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 4, 2018

Rosman Hears Bond Plans - Rosman NC

A large crowd attended the Board of Education meeting held at Rosman High to hear a presentation similar to the one last week at Brevard High on the proposed school bond. Once again, Board Chair Tawny McCoy reviewed why the bond is needed. “An...

 

County Announces New Finance Director - Brevard NC

After a long search, Transylvania County Manager Jaime Laughter announced Tuesday that Jonathan Griffin has been selected as finance director after the retirement of long-term director Gay Poor,...

 

TRH To Expand Cancer Services With New Center - Brevard NC

October has come to be associated with breast cancer awareness, but whether a patient is diagnosed with breast, lung, colon, prostate or another type of cancer, Transylvania Regional Hospital is here to help. We’re proud of our expansive services...

 

AAUW To Hold Forum On $68 Million School Bond - Brevard NC

The school bond issue is on the November ballot and many voters may be asking this question: Why do we need a $68 million Transylvania County School capital projects bond? If you want to know, then hearing from the people who are most knowledgeable...

 

Election 2018: N.C. House, Senate - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Candidates for the Board of Education, Transylvania sheriff, Board of Commissioners, and state House and state Senate took part in a candidate forum recently at the library. School board and sheriff candidates appeared in Monday’s...

 

Early Childhood Initiative: A Work In Progress - Brevard NC

During the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting last week, County Manager Jaime Laughter gave an update on the Early Childhood Initiative (ECI). The ECI was started three years ago and saw the release of the State of the Young Child in...

 

Brevard College Names Atrium For Grace And Ed Roy

The atrium at Brevard College's McLarty-Goodson Academic Building was packed with alumni and community friends as the college named the space after retired professors and major donors, Grace Jackson...

 

Hawkins Discusses State's Response To Economic Development - Brevard NC

How to promote economic growth in North Carolina’s rural areas, such as Transylvania County, is one of the focuses of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC). During Monday’s Board of Commissioners’ meeting, Commissioner...

 

Election 2018: County Commissioners - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Candidates for the Board of Education, Transylvania sheriff, Board of Commissioners, and state House and state Senate took part in a candidate forum last week at the library. School board and sheriff candidates appeared in...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 27, 2018

Board Sees Refined Options, Answers Bond Questions - Brevard NC

About 40 people were present at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting at Brevard High School Monday evening to hear revised construction options for both Brevard High and Rosman...

 

Legal Notices: Sept. 27, 2018

CREDITOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Gussie Lee Capps, deceased, late of Transylvania County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the Estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the...

 

Election 2018: Transylvania County Board of Education - Brevard NC

Editor's Note: Candidates for the Board of Education, Transylvania County sheriff, Board of Commissioners, and state House and state Senate took part in a candidate forum Thursday at the library....

 

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