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 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...

 
 By Michele Handy    Education    June 21, 2018 

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...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

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...

 
 By Brooke Burrows    Outdoors    June 21, 2018 

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...

 

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...

 

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