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 News    July 19, 2018 

Mission Health Creates Dogwood Health Trust

The Board of Directors of Mission Health System, Inc. (MHS) has announced the creation of the Dogwood Health Trust (DHT), a North Carolina nonprofit, private non-operating foundation. According to a press release from Mission Health, DHT’s sole...

 
 By John Lanier    News    July 19, 2018 

School Board To Renegotiate Advance Planning Contract

By a 4-0 vote Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education authorized the school superintendent to renegotiate the Phase 2 advance planning contract with architectural firm Clark Nexsen not to exceed $90,000 to provide renderings that...

 

New Assistant Principals Named By Board

The Board of Education recently approved two new assistant principals who will start their administrative careers with Transylvania County Schools. On June 6, the board approved Andrew Healy as a new...

 

Errors Mean $450,000 More For Project - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners Tuesday approved $450,000 more in funding for the Ecusta Road industrial building project because of “design team errors and omissions on the project.” Commissioners had initially approved a project budget of...

 

Smart Start Dinner Honors Early Childhood Educators

On June 13, Smart Start of Transylvania County hosted its annual professional learning dinner to celebrate the academic achievements of local early childhood educators whose pursuit of a degree in...

 

Applications Still Available For Jim Bob And Dottie Tinsley Scholarships

The Transylvania County Schools Educa-tional Foundation (TCSEF) is seeking applicants for its Jim Bob and Dottie Tinsley Journalism Scholarship to be awarded for the 2018/2019 school year. Applicants must be graduates of the Transyl-vania County...

 

Time For Some Commissioners To Go

The commissioners’ decision last Monday to step back from the precipice of relocating our courthouse is welcome. However, less palatable was the spectacle of four of the five commissioners subjecting the public gallery to almost an hour of...

 

What's Next For Courthouse?

Monday night the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners reversed course and decided to cease work on a new courthouse on Morris Road. It was certainly not an easy decision for the commissioners, who had spent time reviewing options and investing...

 

County Halts Courthouse Plans, Drops Tax Hike-Brevard NC

During a nearly five-hour meeting Monday, Transylvania County commissioners approved a $51.6 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year, ceased all current work on a new courthouse until a later date and dropped a proposed 2.5-cents property tax increas...

 

School Safety Report Positive

The Transylvania County Board of Education received good news regarding school safety at a meeting held at Rosman High School last Monday night. “Everything I’ve got to report today is positive,” said Alan Justice, director of safe schools, ath...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 21, 2018

School Board Concerned About Lack Of Planning Funds

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed great concern at their meeting Monday night at Rosman High School about the absence of $276,000 in the proposed local budget that would have been designated to pay for advanced planning...

 

From Bavaria To Blue Ridge: BRCC Adult-Ed Instructor With International Experience

In the back of the Blue Ridge Community College Library on the Transylvania Campus exists a little known launching pad, the adult education lab. Time spent in this classroom can change a person's...

 

WCU Mourns The Loss, Celebrates Chancellor David Belcher

The Western Carolina University community is mourning the loss of Chancellor David O. Belcher, who died Sunday, June 17, at the age of 60 after a more than two-year battle with brain cancer. WCU's...

 

Focus On The French Broad – A Paddling Place For All

In both symbolic and tangible terms, the French Broad River is a connective force with a current that sweeps across industry and agriculture, science and wildlife, recreation and sport. It has carved...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 18, 2018

School Board, County Spar Over Capital Spending

In her recommended budget for the 2019 fiscal year, County Manager Jaime Laughter said all future school system capital projects at $50,000 or more will require school officials to submit draft contracts or purchase orders and then the county would...

 

UWTC Grants $303,000 For 13 Local Programs

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) announced Friday, June 1, that it will allocate $303,000 of its fiscal 2018-2019 budget to 13 local programs delivered by nonprofit agencies serving Transylvania County. Each funded program addresses local iss...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 11, 2018

Brevard High Welcomes 184 Graduates

Rain threatened but never materialized at the Brevard Music Center Friday evening as 184 graduates from Brevard High heard words of praise, thanks and encouragement before receiving their diplomas...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 11, 2018

School Board Upset At Funding Formula

During their meeting at Brevard High School last Monday evening, some members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed their displeasure regarding the budget process at both the local and state level. Board Chair Tawny McCoy said that...

 

Re-segregating Our Schools

It has been 50 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Swann vs. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education that school districts had to take steps to integrate their schools. Throughout the South, whites who refused to send their children to...

 

Lawsuit Filed After Squirrel Box Derby Accident-Brevard

A lawsuit has been filed claiming the Transylvania County Board of Education, the Heart of Brevard and others were negligent in the May 27 accident during the Squirrel Box Derby races. Tanne Trawick, one of six people who were injured during the...

 

School Board Hosts Input Meeting On Building Renovations - Brevard

“This was not a chiller that was on our capital list,” said Transylvania County Board of Education Chair Tawny McCoy Monday evening as she greeted parents and school personnel at the Brevard High School media center, in which the air...

 

Board Approves New Rosman Elementary School Principal – Brevard

At their regular meeting on Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved the recommendation by Superintendent Jeff McDaris for Robert Dinsdale to become the new principal of Rosman Elementary School. “We are pleased to...

 

Vernon Alfred Bishop

Vernon Alfred Bishop, 76, of Lake Toxaway, passed away June 1, 2018. He was born Aug. 1, 1941, in Patrick County, Va., to the late Barzy and Essie Anderson Bishop. He was a 1960 graduate of Big Creek High School in War, W.Va. He was employed by...

 

Transylvania Public Health Earns Reaccreditation

Transylvania Public Health was one of nine local health departments awarded reaccreditation status by the N.C. Local Health Department Accre-ditation Board on May 18. N.C. is the first state in the country to mandate accreditation for its local...

 

Connestee Falls Program Awards Scholarship Announced

By Nona Walker The Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program awarded 15 scholarships at the 35th recognition evening for Transylvania County Schools, which was held on Thursday, May 17, in the...

 

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