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 By Billy Ball    Opinion    March 25, 2019 

Guest Column: What Was Missing From Education Summit?

There was much talk about state Superintendent Mark Johnson’s February’s big education summit, the “big” announcement you might have missed because you, like most of North Carolina, were not invited. Public education advocates buzzed with...

 

High School Students Learn History At Veterans Museum

"Five days after their museum visit, students were talking, during their free time, about what they learned at the museum," Headmaster Sedrick Dellinger said after Canongate Catholic High School...

 

Timely Test Reporting

Some governmental laws, regulations and processes are befuddling, illogical and counterproductive. Several of them came to light during the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday evening. The state requires that students who achieve a...

 

Return To Vietnam Sparks Old, New Connections

The year 1967 was traumatic for those serving in what was then known as the Republic of South Vietnam, or simply "RVN." The U.S. had committed close to a half-million young men to this undeclared,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 21, 2019

Testing Reporting Delays Affect Student Placement

Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed the challenges of placing students in summer learning programs and fall classes due to delays in state reporting of standardized test scores. Brian Weaver, assistant superintendent...

 

What Is NAMI?

By Kay Speckman, Although NAMI has had a presence in Transylvania County for more than 10 years, members are frequently asked, “What is NAMI?” With more than 168,000 members, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s leading...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 18, 2019

County Seeking Workforce Housing Proposals

The county is seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) from companies to build workforce housing on property behind the animal shelter in Rosman. The county Board of Commissioners approved the move last week during its regular meeting. The 25-acre...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 14, 2019

Sheriff's Office Struggles To Attract Deputies

Out of roughly 28 graduates from a recent basic law enforcement program, the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office was able to recruit just one officer. The reason, according to Eddie Gunter, the Sheriff’s Office chief deputy, was that...

 

Dr. David Shi To Speak At UUTC April 22

Dr. David Shi, noted author, historian and leader in higher education, will speak at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. The former president of Furman University from 199...

 

C.A.R.E. Coalition Attends National Forum

Members of the C.A.R.E. Coalition of Transylvania County attended the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Forum in Washington, D.C., in early February. The representatives from...

 

Local United Way Seeks Grant Review Volunteers

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) seeks individuals with experience and expertise in management and nonprofits, and people interested in the focus areas of health, education and financial...

 

Legal Notices: March 11, 2019

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 17E13 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Douglas William Barton of Transylvania Count...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 7, 2019

Board Approves School Calendar

The Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved the school calendar for 2019-20 Monday evening. The 2019-20 school calendar is similar to the one used this year. The first day for students would be Wednesday, Aug. 21. “The midweek s...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 4, 2019

County Considering New EMS Station

During a presentation, county staff showed a new EMS base station is needed because the current building is too small, has several structural and site issues, and is in a dangerous location. The EMS...

 

Everyday Education: Smart Start Prepares Children For School

When you mention the organization Smart Start to people, the reaction is often one of familiar confusion. The name sounds familiar. It reminds us of the federally funded child care program Head Start, an organization with whom Smart Start works but...

 

Weaver Named Assistant Schools Supt.

Superintendent Jeff McDaris has named Dr. Brian Weaver as assistant superintendent for Transylvania County Schools. McDaris said that growing leaders in Transylvania County Schools (TCS) has always be...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us this Sunday, March 3, as we continue the sermon series, with Keith Thompson’s message is entitled, “Flawed Yet Called: Judas Iscariot.” The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at both worship services....

 

School Board Delays Right-Of-Way Vote

The Transylvania County Board of Education has decided to delay a vote on providing the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) a right-of-way at Brevard High School. The school board made the move during its recent meeting. The DOT has offered...

 

Child Protection Team Highlights Needs

The shortage of inpatient psychiatric-treatment beds, the need to protect LGBTQ youth and the limited access for residents to effective early intervention programs were among the findings of a report by the Transylvania County Community Child Protect...

 

To Blue Ridge Students: Daniel Furr Memorial Scholarship Awards $9,350

On Feb. 15, 2019, Sandra and Joe Furr met with Blue Ridge Community College President Dr. Laura B. Leatherwood and Educational Foundation Executive Director Ann Green along with several student schola...

 

Commissioners Face Demographic, Economic Realities

With the Transylvania County budget process underway, the Board of Commissioners faces decisions on how to provide services while being challenged by demographic and economic realities. Commissioners heard some of those realities last week during...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 25, 2019

Officials Discuss Health Insurance For Student Athletes

The Transylvania County Board of Education discussed whether to require or highly recommend parents have health insurance for their children who participate in sports. Last Monday evening Brian Weaver, senior director of human resources, said if the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 21, 2019

Transylvania Has Three Barriers To Attracting, Keeping Teachers

A trifecta of limited affordable housing, few good job opportunities for spouses and limited infant care options make it difficult to recruit and retain teachers, Brian Weaver, senior director of human resources of Transylvania County Schools, told t...

 

Recruiting Teachers

Good teachers and administrators are the backbone of any successful school. Yet, North Carolina, including Transylvania County, faces some daunting challenges to recruit and retain quality teachers. Some of the challenges facing North Carolina have...

 

Heritage Museum Launches 'History-In-A-Box' Lessons

The Transylvania Heritage Museum is partnering with schools across the county to offer students a glimpse into Brevard's rich multi-cultural history. In honor of Black History Month, the museum has...

 

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