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 By Derek McKissock    News    June 13, 2019 

Board Members Speak Out On Meeting Attendance-Transylvania County, NC

At the beginning of Tuesday’s regular Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ meeting, Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins noted that Commissioner Jason Chappell was absent because he was on vacation, but he didn’t know why Commissioner Will...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 10, 2019

County Budget May Include 12.5 Cents Tax Increase-Transylvania County, NC

On top of a proposed 10.5 cents property tax increase to pay for the voter-approved $68 million school bond, a majority of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners are recommending a further 2 cents tax increase for long-term capital needs,...

 

Brevard College Honors Lifetime Philanthropists

Brevard College celebrated the contributions of friends and donors at its annual appreciation event on May 17 by inducting nine donors into the college’s lifetime giving circles. Those honored repre...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 20, 2019

School Board Presents Budget To Commissioners

With a 10.5-cent property tax increase likely to be approved to pay for the $68 million school construction bond, some county commissioners are voicing concerns at the Board of Education’s latest budget request. As previously reported, the school...

 

Get Set Recognized Nationally

Get Set Transylvania has been recognized with a Best in Category Achievement Award for Children and Youth Programs from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative,...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 29, 2019

County's 'Health' Being Studied

As far as leading causes of death, Transylvania County is in "really good shape," according to Tara Rybka, with Transylvania Public Health. In age-adjusted mortality rates in 12 different areas,...

 

Bike Community Challenged To Make Plan Work

The many cyclists and mountain bikers who helped fill the Board of Commissioners’ chambers Monday were challenged to help the county realize the goals and recommendations laid out in the draft Transylvania County Bicycle Plan. During their regular...

 
 By Joseph Marvin    Sports    April 22, 2019

BC Lacrosse, Track Wrap Up Seasons

The Brevard College Tornados men’s lacrosse team (6-7, 3-4 USAS) honored its 10 seniors on Saturday afternoon in its season finale against the Huntingdon Hawks (11-6, 7-0 USAS) at Ives-Lemel Family Field. BC’s senior class of Jackson McKaig,...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 15, 2019

Cooper Visits BHS

N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper paid a visit to Brevard High School Thursday, meeting with students and faculty as part of a day-long tour across western North Carolina to tout his support for education and...

 
 By Joseph Marvin    Sports    April 15, 2019

Tornados' LAX Defeats Averett, Tennis Falls To Hawks

The Brevard College Tornados men’s lacrosse team (6-6, 3-3 USAS) returned to the .500 mark in impressive fashion by defeating the Averett Cougars (1-11, 0-6 USAS), 18-5, on Saturday afternoon in Danville, Va. Averett took a slim, 2-1 lead after...

 
 By Joseph Marvin    Sports    April 8, 2019

BC Baseball, Softball Fall In Pair Of Weekend Series

Freshman Matthew Scavotto dazzled in five innings of relief, but the Brevard College Tornados baseball team (6-23, 1-19 USAS) narrowly fell to the No. 21 Methodist Monarchs, 4-1, in the series finale of a USA South Conference three-game series....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 1, 2019

Courthouse Back On The Agenda Of Commissioners

After an absence of several months, the county courthouse, its condition, use and limitations are back on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ agenda. During the board’s regular meeting last week, commissioners heard about a March 15...

 
 By Joseph Marvin    Sports    April 1, 2019

Tornados' LAX Rallies To Beat Pride

The Brevard College Tornados men’s lacrosse team (5-5, 2-2 USAS) earned a hard-fought victory in thrilling fashion, 12-10, versus the Greensboro Pride (5-6, 0-2 USAS) at Ives-Lemel Family Field on Saturday evening. Down 6-4 at the halftime...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 28, 2019

Sesame Workshop Celebrates Milestone

Sesame Workshop and its famous children’s program, “Sesame Street,” are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year as they continue working to improve the lives of children across the globe. “Our goal as an organization is to help children...

 

Transylvania Leads The Way

At times, raising children can be frustrating and exhausting. Having to deal with children’s runny noses, bouts of diarrhea, temper tantrums and feedings every two to fours can test even the most loving parents. But hearing a child’s first...

 

Get Set Transylvania Hosting A Workshop At Brevard College

Get Set Transylvania will host a workshop Thursday at Brevard College featuring Dr. Mandy Cohen, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) director, alongside Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, the senior vice president of U.S. Social Impact for...

 
 By Joseph Marvin    Sports    March 11, 2019

BC Women's Lacrosse Split Pair Of Weekend Matches

Jezika Gunter and Hunter Denney each tallied hat tricks, while Micaiah Vacchiano added two goals as the Brevard College Tornados women’s lacrosse team (4-3, 1-1 USAS) earned its first USA South Conference victory, 10-5, over the Salem College...

 
 By Joseph Marvin    Sports    March 11, 2019

Tornados Fall 15-8 To Polar Bears

The Brevard College Tornados men’s lacrosse team (2-4) fell in non-conference play, 15-8, against the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears (4-1) on Saturday at Ives-Lemel Field on the campus of Brevard College. Jackson McKaig highlighted BC’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...

 

McCoy Gets Complete Game Victory In Tornados' Debut

The Brevard College softball team (3-4) split a doubleheader with Methodist (4-8) on Saturday afternoon at Ives-Lemel Field. The Tornados rebounded with an impressive 5-1 win after dropping game one...

 
 By Joseph Marvin    Sports    March 4, 2019

Falcons Edge Out Win Over Tornados' Lacrosse

The Brevard College men’s lacrosse team (2-3, 0-1 USAS) fell in its USA South Conference 15-11 to Pfeiffer (2-2, 1-0 USA) on Saturday evening at Ives-Lemel Field. Jackson McKaig led the Tornados offensively with five goals. Sean Pratt and Jack...

 

Tornados' Softball Suffers Doubleheader Sweep To Montreat

The Brevard College Tornados softball team (1-2) fell in a Sunday afternoon doubleheader to the visiting Montreat Cavaliers (8-8) at Ives-Lemel Field. Montreat used opportune offense, taking advantage of defensive miscues to claim an 11-3 victory in...

 

Tornados' Lacrosse Gets Split Results In Weekend Contests

The Brevard College Tornados women’s lacrosse team (3-0) continued its program-best start to the 2019 campaign with a well-deserved 6-4 victory in non-conference play against Randolph College (0-1) on Saturday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va. For the...

 

North Transylvania Fire Rescue Receives Grant

North Transylvania Fire Rescue has announced that they've been awarded a grant in the amount of $79,860 from the Department of Homeland Security through FEMA. This money will support the purchase of...

 

BC Women's Lacrosse Opens Season With 14-5 Victory

The Brevard College women's lacrosse team (1-0) won its season opener in impressive fashion with a 14-5 victory over visiting Brenau (0-1) on Saturday afternoon at Ives-Lemel Family Field. The...

 

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