The Transylvania Times -

(130) stories found containing 'roy cooper'

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 130



2020 Primary Election Candidate Questionnaire

Editor’s Note: The Transylvania Times contacted candidates running in several competitive races in the March 3 primary. The candidates were sent five questions and asked to provide some brief biographical information. GOVERNOR On the ballot in the...

 

Connestee Falls News

Kicked Off The Bucket List So how did you celebrate your 80th birthday? Dinner out, maybe? A little party? Well, Lois O’Connor had a better idea. She marked the beginning of her ninth decade by dancing with the Radio City Rockettes in New York...

 

New Jobs Program Begins At Davidson River – Transylvania County, NC

Gov. Roy Cooper is joining Communities In Schools of North Carolina at the Henderson County Innovative High School Monday to kick off Jumpstart Jobs Week – a community-wide event to connect local employers with high school students in the Jobs for...

 

Shortchanging Public Education

For the past three years, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-led General Assembly have sparred over whether or not enough money is being spent on public education. Cooper has asked the state to spend more money while the Republican leaders...

 

Misguided Lottery Funds

When North Carolina approved its “education” lottery, it was sold with the conceit that it would provide the money to handle most of the state’s public schools’ capital needs and that by using the lottery funds to pay for capital needs, more...

 

Stories From 2019 Featured In Review – Brevard, NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2019. JANUARY •Over the Jan. 12-13 weekend, the partial government shutdown surpassed the...

 

Increase All Teachers' Pay

Public schools in North Carolina have been in session now eight weeks – nearly a quarter of the school year – and it has been more than 100 days since Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper presented a compromise budget to the Republican-led General...

 

Shameful

Republican leaders in the North Carolina House of Representatives displayed dishonesty and disregard for the foundations of democracy when they voted to override Governor Roy Cooper’s veto last Wednesday, Sept. 11. For two months, the General...

 

County Sees Increase In Spending By Visitors – Transylvania County, NC

N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper recently announced record state-wide visitor spending for 2018 with Transylvania County reaching eighth place in the top 10 largest visitor spending increases at 6.5 percent. Positive spending growth was seen throughout the...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 9, 2019

Museum Launches Campaign – Brevard, NC

Supporters and local leaders – including U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows – packed into the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas last Wednesday to help honor the area's veterans and to raise money for...

 

A Solution Or A Problem?

Next weekend college football hits full throttle and fans attending games at several North Carolina’s public universities will notice one significant difference – the availability of alcoholic beverages inside the stadiums. Earlier this year...

 

Compromise On State Budget

It has now been more than a month since the state government was supposed to pass its budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, and it has been more than 30 days since Gov. Roy Cooper presented a counter-proposal to the General Assembly’s budget. The...

 

Red Flag Laws

“The time for condolences alone has long passed, and now it is time for action,” N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper said earlier this week. “The General Assembly should move quickly to debate the details of these bills so that we can end up with legislation...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 5, 2019

Uncertainty Looms As Schools Prepare For Opening Day – Transylvania County, NC

With school scheduled to open in three weeks, uncertainty looms regarding the state budget, health care coverage and the implementation of a new reading program. “We’ve got a lot of uncertainty,” said Transylvania County Schools Superintendent...

 

City Infrastructure Receives Funding – Brevard, NC

The N.C. Division of Water Infrastructure (NCDWI) has approved a $500,000 grant and a $1,583,000 no interest loan for the city of Brevard’s Gallimore Road Sewer Rehab Project. “The purpose of this project is to reduce rain dependent inflow and...

 

Too Easy On Virtual Charters

In the spirit of accountability, one would think virtual charter schools that have an exceedingly high withdrawal rate and are consistently low-performing would not be given more latitude than other charter or traditional public schools. But that...

 

Pisgah View Becomes State's Latest Park

Gov. Roy Cooper signed bills into law this month authorizing a new state park and three new state trails. The new laws allow the addition of Pisgah View State Park in Buncombe and Haywood counties; Northern Peaks State Trail in Watauga and Ashe...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 27, 2019

New Organization Will Work On Helping Transylvania's Poor

Beginning July 1, Community Action Opportunities (CAO) is taking over the work of Western Carolina Community Action to help some of Transylvania County’s poorest residents. CAO will now administer the roughly $60,000 Community Services Block Grant...

 

Real Estate Transactions For May Announced

The following real estate transactions for May were recorded at the Register of Deeds Office. The transactions are divided into two categories: individual and business. Individual May 9 in Brevard, Lenze Real Estate, LLC deeded (see exhibit A) lot 2...

 

Brevard's Own

This past weekend we attended our 23rd Merlefest and was so very pleased that three of our Brevard Groups played: Pretty Little Goat, Carolina Blue and Steep Canyon Rangers. They all were wonderful. The Rangers were introduced by none other than our...

 

Addressing The Teacher Shortage

North Carolina has a teacher shortage. In some of the eastern, rural counties of the state, substitutes have been teaching since the beginning of the year. The shortage has become so severe in some counties that earlier this year Republican Rick...

 
 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...

 

Governor Appoints New Judge For District 29B

Gov. Roy Cooper has announced three judicial appointments to Judicial Districts 29A, 29B and 3B. Cooper appointed Kimberly Gasperson-Justice, of Hendersonville, as District Court Judge in Judicial District 29B, serving Transylvania, Henderson and...

 

Guest Column: Take It From Us: Politicians Shouldn't Draw Electoral Maps

(Editor’s Note. The following opinion piece by Roy Cooper and Larry Hogan originally appeared in The Washington Post but was released to other papers, including The Transylvania Times, on March 25. Cooper, a Democrat, is governor of North...

 
 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...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019