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Soil & Water District Hosts Awards Banquet

Around 60 people gathered in the Rogow Room of the library to attend the Transylvania Soil and Water Conservation District's (SWCD) annual appreciation and awards banquet. The district hosts this...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 24, 2018

Manager's Budget Calls For More Education Spending

County Manager Jaime Laughter presented a $51.2 million general fund budget Monday that proposed no property tax increase and operations funding that exceeded what school officials wanted. Laughter presented her proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal ye...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 24, 2018

School System Gets Recognition

Monday evening members of the Transylvania County Board of Education were informed of several exemplary services and programs in the local school system. Alan Justice, director of athletics, safe schools and transportation, reported that...

 

BRCC Announces New Campaign

At its annual donor appreciation breakfast Wednesday, Dr. Laura B. Leatherwood, president of Blue Ridge Community College, along with Trustee member John McCormick, announced a new annual campaign to raise $2 million by June 30, 2019, with an...

 

Joe Castro Will Be On School Board Ballot

Joe Castro, retired executive director of Smart Start of Transylvania County, will appear on the November ballot as an unaffiliated candidate for the Transylvania County Board of Education. Castro,...

 

Teachers: Why They Teach And Why They March

Every year Brevard College graduates between eight and 15 teachers, fully prepared and licensed, and ready to begin the teaching profession. They have worked hard for this moment. For four years,...

 

Mountain Sun School Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago, Mountain Sun Community School began when a small group of parents and teachers came together to create a unique educational environment for the children of Transylvania County. Mountain...

 

Connestee Falls Hosts 15th VISION Golf Tournament

VISION Transylvania's 15th Annual Golf Tournament at Connestee Falls drew golfers from local companies and golf enthusiasts, alike, to fund operational expenses and a tuition scholarship for the...

 

AAUW Concludes Spring With Celebrations Of Its Educational Mission

The series of mission celebrations started off with two of the three Brevard College scholarship recipients coming to thank AAUW members for their scholarships. These two graduating seniors were...

 

TCS Educational Foundation Welcomes New Director

Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) has announced the hiring of a new executive director, Shannon Meadows Allison. Allison is a native of western North Carolina and a resident...

 

Tinsley Journalism Scholarships Available

The Transylvania County Schools Educat-ional 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 Transylvania County...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 14, 2018

Schools See Dip In Federal Funding

The local school system has seen federal grant funding decrease by more than 25 percent over the past five years. Dr. Jeremy Gibbs, chief academic officer for Transylvania County Schools, informed the Transylvania County Board of Education last...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 10, 2018

Board Of Education Approves Budget For FY 2019

By a 4-0 vote, the Transylvania County Board of Education approved its local budget for fiscal year 2019, which begins July 1. The budget now goes to the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. The school system has requested a current expense...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 10, 2018

County Upset At School Funding Critics

Transylvania County commissioners expressed frustration Tuesday that they are accused by some of not supporting the school system, while they also approved motions asking for, among other things, more details about capital spending in the schools....

 

Muddy Sneakers To Celebrate 10 Years On May 11 At Lumberyard

In the summer of 2007, two local camp owners, Chuck McGrady (Falling Creek) and Sandy Schenck (Green River Preserve), along with Aleen Steinberg, a conservationist and advocate behind the protection...

 

School Board Picks Two New Principals

On Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education by a 4-0 vote approved Carrie Norris as the new principal for Brevard Elementary School and Scott Strickler as the new principal for Rosma...

 

Muddy Sneakers To Celebrate 10 Years On May 11

In the summer of 2007, two local camp owners, Chuck McGrady (Falling Creek) and Sandy Schenck (Green River Preserve), along with Aleen Steinberg, a conservationist and advocate behind the protection...

 

The Rise Of The Unaffiliated

For the past several years, there has been a trend of ambivalence or disenchantment with the two major political parties. And the trend seems to be gaining some momentum. Three facts indicate the strengthening of this trend. One is the increase in...

 
 News    May 7, 2018

Whitfield-Cargile Certified As Candidate

Davis Whitfield-Cargile has been certified by the Board of Elections to appear on the ballot in November as a candidate for county commissioner. As an unaffiliated candidate, North Carolina law...

 
 By Keith Parker    Opinion    May 7, 2018

True Education Versus Subtle Indoctrination

Over the past years I have watched with interest in, and increasing horror over, the attacks on education in our land. Often subtle, at times aggressive, these attacks continue to be supposedly “justified” by lawmakers and politicians. The strike...

 
 News    May 3, 2018

Congressman Meadows Visits Brevard Academy – Brevard NC

U.S. Congressman Mark Meadows got a tour of Brevard Academy in action on Tuesday morning. School Director Ted Duncan led Meadows through the school. "What we try to do is each time I'm back in the...

 

BES 2018 Color Run To Be Held Friday, May 4

It's about to get messy at Brevard Elementary School and in all the best ways. The 3rd Annual Brevard Elementary School Color Run is Friday, May 4. All of the BES students will have an opportunity to...

 

Elizabeth D. Landrum

Elizabeth D. Landrum, 97, of Tryon, N.C., died Feb. 6, 2018. Born in The Netherlands in 1920, she emigrated with her family to Canada in 1926 and received her education there. Emigrating a second...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 26, 2018

County Grants Museum 12 More Months

Transylvania County commissioners approved another 12-month lease for the WNC Military History Museum to be housed in the old county administration building, but the suggestion was made they would not support extending the lease in the future....

 

Friends Of DuPont Forest Gather At The Library

N.C. Rep. Chuck McGrady lauded the efforts of the Friends of DuPont Forest (FODF) volunteer group recently during its annual public meeting at the Transylvania County Library. Roughly 100 people turned out to hear the latest from land managers and...

 

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