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 By Alex Perri    News 

Commissioners Hear Medicaid, School Construction Updates

During its regular meeting last week, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners heard presentations on statewide Medicaid transformation, school construction updates and veterans’ affairs. As of July 1, Medicare in North... — Updated 8/2/2021

 By Jordon Morgan    News 

Academy Board Votes For Students To Wear Masks

Last Thursday, the Brevard Academy Board of Directors voted 3-2 to require all students and staff to wear masks indoors until at least the next board meeting on Aug. 18, when the board will re-evaluate and choose to either... — Updated 8/2/2021


BC Alumni Association Board Members Establish Annual Scholarship

Brevard College has announced that the Brevard College Alumni Association Board made history by creating the first named scholarship in the board's history. Members of the BCAA... — Updated 8/2/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Public Health: 12 And Up Should Get Vaccine

Transylvania County school students are getting nearer to returning to the classroom, and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released updated guidance for school administrators and local health departments... — Updated 7/26/2021


Education Corps Looking To Hire Literacy Tutors

North Carolina Education Corps (NCEC) is looking to hire more than 250 corps members to work as paid, part-time K-3 literacy tutors in 22 school districts, including Transylvania County, and one charter school across North... — Updated 7/26/2021


At the Transylvania Times

We thought we would update you on a few more changes that have gone on at the newspaper recently. Reporter Matt McGregor has moved back to his home state of Mississippi to be closer to his family. We’d like to thank Matt for all... — Updated 7/26/2021

 By Jordon Morgan    News

Schools Wait To Hear From State On Masks

The Transylvania County Board of Education is waiting to hear from the state before making any decisions on mask wearing or vaccine protocols for the new school year, which begins Aug. 16. (Gov. Roy Cooper was anticipated to... — Updated 7/21/2021


Ella Margaret "Peggy" Boggs

Ella Margaret “Peggy” Boggs, 93, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021, at Givens Estates in Asheville. She was born May 19, 1928, in Norfolk, Va. to the late William Roberts and Ella Margaret Boddie Wiggins. In... — Updated 7/19/2021


Transylvania Democrats Will Meet Tuesday

The Transylvania Democrats’ next monthly meeting is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 20, via Zoom. Board of Education member Ron Kiviniemi will talk about school bond issues, and Bo Hess, who is running to defeat Congress-man Madison... — Updated 7/19/2021


BC To Begin Offering Master's Programs

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has informed Brevard College of approval by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees of the college’s 10-year re-affirmation of accreditation, according to a... — Updated 7/14/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

School Bond Construction Project Costs Skyrocket

The financial realities of the $68 million dollar school bond construction project hit home Tuesday night at a special session meeting of the Transylvania County Board of Education. Board members didn’t get the news they hoped... — Updated 7/14/2021


Lake Toxaway News

Fresh Corn On The Cob Chris Craft is back, and this Friday, July 16, we will have his famous fresh corn on the cob, just picked on same day from the field and served with pork... — Updated 7/14/2021


At Connestee Falls VISION Transylvania Hosts Golf Tournament

The VISION Transyl-vania Golf Tournament at the scenic Connestee Falls Golf Club drew a full complement of players from local business and leadership groups, as well as golf... — Updated 7/12/2021


Why Is CRT So Threatening?

It is odd that Critical Race Theory (CRT) has become the newest threat circulating on social media and in out-of-control school board meetings across the country. Why are ideas that have been around in academic circles since the... — Updated 7/12/2021


Brevard Rotary Club Hosts 5K, Planning Other Events

On July 3, 238 registered runners enjoyed perfect weather, and at the starting line running under the big American flag, set up on the fire ladder by the Brevard Fire Department.... — Updated 7/12/2021


Coming Events

TUESDAY, JULY 13 •Adult Children of Alcoholics meet on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Davidson River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main St. in Brevard. Phone: (828) 885-2788. More Info: •Growing Through Grief... — Updated 7/12/2021


Brent McCrimmon Joins Veterans Museum's Board Of Directors

On June 17, Brent McCrimmon was welcomed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Veterans History of the Carolinas. McCrimmon is the manager of the Lowe's store in Pisgah... — Updated 7/5/2021


Pardee Family Medicine Associates Asheville Hosts Ribbon Cutting For The New Practice

Pardee UNC Health Care held a ribbon cutting Wednesday to open its newest primary care practice in Asheville. Pardee Family Medicine Associates Asheville (PFMA), located at 805 Fairview Road adjacent to Sona Pharmacy, further... — Updated 6/30/2021


FIND Outdoors Welcomes A New Board Member

FIND Outdoors, a 49-year-old nonprofit based in Pisgah Forest, announced it is excited to welcome Jocelyn Wilson to its growing list of board members. Tad Fogel, board chairman and longstanding FIND board member, Tad Fogel,... — Updated 6/30/2021


Read Widely And Think

North Carolina State Superintendent Catherine Truitt recently told a group of Republicans in Orange County that she would do everything in her power to “eradicate” critical race theory (CRT) from the public schools. It is... — Updated 6/28/2021

 By John Lanier    News

School Students Have The Same Rights As Adults

School Board member Marty Griffin informed the other members of the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening that students have the same rights as adults when it comes to facing possible criminal charges. Griffin... — Updated 6/23/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Approves Budget, Tax Increase

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved its 2021/2022 budget Monday, which includes tax increases to help pay for fire and rescue services and solid waste operations. The ad valorem property tax rate for the county... — Updated 6/23/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Set To Change Trash Fees

The funding of solid waste collection in Transylvania County took another turn Monday when a majority of Transylvania County commissioners decided to scrap the earlier proposed $200 annual parcel fee and instead backed raising... — Updated 6/16/2021

 By Matt MCGregor    News

Businesses Facing Worker Shortage

As in many places right now, the unprecedented "perfect storm" of a worker shortage hangs over Transylvania County. "I've never seen anything like this before," said Clark Lovelace,... — Updated 6/15/2021


Making It Hard To Teach

At the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday evening, the school board recognized 23 employees who are retiring this year. Their cumulative time in education: 643.5 years. Of those years, 183 were accrued by people... — Updated 6/9/2021


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