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 By John Lanier    COVID-19

How To Talk With Children About COVID-19-Brevard NC

With K-12 schools in North Carolina being closed through May 15, children now may have even more questions and anxieties about COVID-19. Current Transylvania County Board of... — Updated 3/30/2020


Counties Take Their Lead From The State-Brevard NC

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at... — Updated 3/25/2020


Gov. Closes All Public Schools For 2 Weeks, At Least – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at https://www.... — Updated 3/19/2020


Transylvania County Schools To Close Beginning Monday

In an effort to deter the spread of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Transylvania County Schools (TCS) announced Saturday, March 14 that TCS schools – along with public schools across the state – will be closed for at... — Updated 3/16/2020


Ellenberger To Lead Career And Technical Education

Superintendent Jeff McDaris has named Missy Ellenberger as director of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and high school curriculum for Transylvania County Schools, effective... — Updated 3/12/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Mental Health Services Facing Financial Crunch – Transylvania County, NC

Vaya Health, which oversees funding for services related to mental health, substance abuse and intellectual/developmental disabilities in 22 counties, including Transylvania, is under “severe financial stress,” according to... — Updated 3/10/2020


Number Of Homeless Depends On Definition

Many people often ask, “How big of a problem is homelessness in Transyl-vania County?” Depending on whom you ask, you will most likely receive a variety of responses. As a school social worker and the homeless education... — Updated 3/9/2020


VISION Transylvania Is Accepting Applications

The application period for individuals wishing to join VISION Transylvania’s 2020-2021 class opens today. Applications are available on the VISION Transylvania website, The class fills up quickly, so it’s... — Updated 3/9/2020



“We can’t teach them if they’re not here,” more than one teacher has been known to say. Unfortunately, teachers in Transylvania County Schools are unable to teach many students because they are chronically absent. In the... — Updated 3/9/2020

 By John Lanier    Front Page

School Student Absenteeism Rises Rapidly – Transylvania County, NC

Jessica Sharp, who leads the Rebound program at Davidson River School (DRS) and is a member of the school system’s Attendance Committee, informed the Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday night that absenteeism in th... — Updated 3/9/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Teachers Unhappy At BHS Plans – Brevard, NC

During the public comment portion of Monday’s night Transylvania County Board of Education meeting, several teachers from Brevard High School said the architects from Clark Nexsen only met with them once or twice to discuss... — Updated 3/5/2020


Eastern Star Honors Carolyn Winchester For Service

Over 100 people from across the state gathered for a dinner and special meeting at the Masonic Temple recently to celebrate 93-year-old Carolyn Winchester’s 75 years of service... — Updated 3/4/2020


Teacher Input Is Critical

Just over two weeks ago Chad Roberson, an architect with Clark Nexsen, told the Transylvania County Board of Education, “There has been a ton of input that we have gotten on these projects.” Roberson was referring to the plans... — Updated 3/4/2020


Total Solar Eclipse To Occur On March 7

The following briefs are from Thursday, March 5, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times. A teenager was killed Saturday night in a one-car accident about six miles from Brevard on the Hendersonville Highway near Enon. He was... — Updated 3/2/2020

 By John Lanier    News

School Board Receives Schematic Designs – Transylvania County, NC

Chad Roberson and Sara Melanson of the architectural firm Clark Nexsen presented the schematic designs for Brevard High and Rosman High/Middle schools to the Transylvania County... — Updated 2/26/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Robinson: Homeless Youth Shelter Needed – Brevard, NC

With the help of softball, Brevard local Micky Robinson has been raising money to build a shelter for homeless young people ages 13 to 24 called the Isaac Homes Youth Shelter (IHYS)... — Updated 2/25/2020


BRCC Adds Associate's Degree In Human Services Tech

Blue Ridge Community College is adding a new associate's degree in human services technology beginning fall semester 2020. The degree will have pathways in social services and... — Updated 2/24/2020


Gaither Named To Lead Travel Council

The following briefs are from Thursday, Feb. 26, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times. Dr. John Folger, medical director, County Department of Social Services, has made public the opening of a new Multiphasic and Cancer... — Updated 2/24/2020


ForLikeMinds – Free Online Mental Illness Supporter Community

ForLikeMinds is a free peer support community for people who are affected by mental illness, and for their families and supporters. This intuitive and user-friendly site enables members to connect and communicate one-on-one and in... — Updated 2/19/2020


Chamber Announces Candidate Forum – Transylvania County, NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has announced the annual Candidates Forum event will take place this year on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Brevard College Porter Center. The chamber wants to give as much early notice as... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Teacher Attrition Below State Average – Transylvania County, NC

Assistant Superintendent Brian Weaver informed the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night that teacher attrition in the county is just below the state average and comparable to nearby counties. The attrition rate for... — Updated 2/19/2020


Foundation Grant Will Help Support Student Teachers In WNC – Transylvania County, NC

The Pisgah Health Foundation recently awarded a $162,217 grant to Western Carolina Community Action to fund a partnership with Brevard College that will help support student teachers in western North Carolina and reduce the waiting... — Updated 2/17/2020


Legal Notices: Feb. 13, 2020


 By John Lanier    News

Board Of Education Workshop Covers Several Topics – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education discussed topics ranging from the lack of a state budget and a dearth of bus drivers to athletic realignment and elementary school themes at a work session held on Monday, Feb. 3.... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Students' Mental Health Services Lacking – Transylvania County, NC

Central office personnel and school principals informed the Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday evening that the current mental health services are not meeting the needs of all the students and the school system... — Updated 2/10/2020


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