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 By Ray Tuers    News    May 23, 2019 

Boys & Girls Club Seeks New Executive Director

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club, Transylvania County’s largest youth organization, has good news and sad news these days, according to a press release. Founded in 1999, the good news is that 2019 marks 20 years of impressive growth, to the point...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 23, 2019 

School Board Discusses Bond Choices

In a special meeting Tuesday morning, the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed the top choices of architects and CMARs (construction managers at risk) to implement the renovations and additions to Brevard High School and Rosman...

 
 News    May 23, 2019 

DAR Members Meet For Final Meeting Of Term

The May 14 meeting of the Waightstill Avery Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution began at 5 p.m. at Lola’s Old Hickory House, with a social hour presided over by Bob Jenkins and Carroll...

 
 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...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 20, 2019

School Attorney Refutes County Official's Claims

In a letter written to the Transylvania County Board of Education dated May 9, school board attorney Christopher Campbell refuted many of the comments made by Transylvania County Finance Officer Jonathan Griffin regarding the school board’s...

 

Sheila Mooney Chosen As Woman Who Makes A Difference

Since 1996, Brevard AAUW has honored women who, through leadership and willingness to share their knowledge and experience, have had a significant impact in this community. The award is presented at...

 
 By John Lanier    Opinion    May 20, 2019

One Cent More

Last week some members of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners asked Superintendent Jeff McDaris about the school budget. The following are some thoughts about the issues broached by the commissioners.    •The school board has...

 

Connestee Falls Hosts Annual VISION Golf Tournament

VISION Transylvania’s 16th 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 leadership program and its high school counterpart, VIZ...

 
 By John Lanier    Opinion    May 16, 2019

An Advocate For Public Education?

Whenever people are elected to leadership positions, it is part of their job to advocate for their departments and employees so they, in turn, can provide better services to their constituents. For example, Transylvania County Board of Education...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 13, 2019

Box Derby Will Not Race At Festival

The box derby races will not be held during this year’s White Squirrel Festival, with last year’s accident during a race the apparent reason. Gary Kendrick, one of six people injured on May 27, 2018, during the box derby race, died a few days...

 

Connestee Falls Kicks Off Another Year Of Providing Scholarships

The Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program has kicked off its 32 year of raising funds for scholarships for Transylvania County students. Last year the program divided $106,500 equally among Blue Ridge Community College, Bre-vard College and...

 
 Arts    May 9, 2019

Benefit Set For Mountain School Of Strings

The Mountain School of Strings is a 501(c)(3) that was founded in 2010 to make music experience available to the youth in Transylvania County by offering professional instruction in playing stringed...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 9, 2019

Board OKs Flooring Contracts for BMS, RES

By a 4-0 vote Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education approved flooring contracts for Brevard Middle and Rosman Elementary schools. The flooring contract price for Brevard Middle $151,075 and the price for Rosman Elementary is...

 
 By Michele Pilon    Opinion    May 6, 2019

Nurses Create Positive Outcomes Through Expertise

Typically, the blossoming of spring is in full effect in western North Carolina during the month of May. This is also the month when we get the chance to recognize the caring professionals who make Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) what it is: A f...

 

Guest Column: Exceptional Education Has A Personal Touch

Capturing a room of wiggly students' attention is the gold standard in any educational setting, but maintaining a communal focus among a group of exceptional students – children with a variety of...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Jake Johnson Running For District 113 Seat

Jake Johnson, a Polk County commissioner, will seek the Republican nomination for State House District 113. The district, which includes Transylvania County, is currently represented by Cody Henson,...

 

Everyday Education: Fighting For Fair Funding For The Future

It’s just not fair. Well, life is not fair. How many times have we heard this exchange? I would bet many times. In fact, we’ve heard it so much we don’t acknowledge it for what it really is: generally, an inaccurate cliché that really holds...

 
 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,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 29, 2019

Board Passes School Budget Request

In a special meeting held last Thursday morning, the Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously passed its budget request for the 2019-20 school year. The budget request will now go to the county commissioners, who will determine how much of...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 29, 2019

Transylvania County School Budget Numbers Laid Out

The fiscal year 2020 budget request by the Transylvania County Board of Education totals $12,761,809 for the local current expense fund and $250,000 for child nutrition. This represents an increase of 4.78 percent over last year’s budget....

 

School Board Closer To Naming Bond Architect, Contractor

The Transylvania County Board of Education is one step closer to selecting the firms to help them complete renovations and new construction, funded by the $68 million school bond, which passed last November. At their April 11 meeting, the seven...

 

Cedar Mountain News

Cedar Mountain House The Cedar Mountain House will be having an Easter party on Saturday, April 20, at 2:30 p.m. The Elves of Brevard (who have made 505 baskets for the assisted living facilities in...

 

Everyday Education: Students, Teachers Hitting The Final Push

As spring break begins in schools across Transylvania County, students and teachers take a deep breath and enjoy a rest before it begins — the last push of rigorous academic teaching before final state assessments begin. The window for final...

 

Ellenberger Named K-12 Curriculum Director

Superintendent Jeff McDaris has named Missy Ellenberger as director of Curriculum and Instruction for Transylvania County Schools, serving kindergarten through twelfth grade, effective July 1, 2019. H...

 

Legal Notices: April 11, 2019

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 19E94 EXECUTOR’S —- ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of James Carroll Lovin of Transylvania...

 

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