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Unofficial Local Election Results

All the results are unofficial until Canvass Day. BOARD of COMMISSIONERS Seven candidates – three Republicans, three Unaffiliated candidates and one Democrat – are seeking three seats on the Board of Commissioners. With 15 of... — Updated 11/3/2020

 By Carol Dodson    Lifestyles 

Dunn's Rock News

An Unsung Hero Randal Lyday has never needed elevating in Carroll Parker's opinion. Ever since taking his agriculture classes and participating in the Future Farmer's of America... — Updated 11/25/2020


Sara Anne Cathey

Sara Anne Cathey passed away early Sunday morning, Nov. 15, 2020. She was at her home on Hannah Ford Road, as was her wish, with her family present. Born Feb. 19, 1959, in... — Updated 11/23/2020

 By John Lanier    News

School Officials Pay Tribute To Cathey, Wellborn – Transylvania County, NC

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education paid tribute to Rosman High School teacher Sara Cathey and outgoing board member Alice Wellborn at their meeting Monday... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Board OKs Facility Needs Survey – Transylvania County, NC

By a 5-0 vote Monday night, the Transylvania County Board of Education approved its DPI (Department of Public Instruction) Facility Needs Survey. The survey reveals approximately $22.7 million in capital needs for the school... — Updated 11/18/2020


Trump Wins County, Biden Wins Country – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Elections completed canvassing of votes on Friday, officially certifying the Nov. 3 general election results in the county. According to the official canvass totals provided, on Election Day 3,474... — Updated 11/16/2020


Invest More In Public Education

Earlier this month Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris presented the Board of Education with information regarding college and career readiness in the county and state. That information came from... — Updated 11/12/2020 Full story


Wellborn Set High Standards

On Nov. 16, Alice Wellborn will end her Transylvania County school board term. She was defeated on Nov. 3, but “defeated” is a bizarre word to apply to this community servant. For four years Alice has worked tirelessly for the... — Updated 11/11/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

New Board Will Look At Mass Gathering Ordinance – Transylvania County, NC

The review and possible changes to the county’s Mass Gathering Ordinance will be handled by the new Transylvania County Board of Commissioners, which will be sworn in early December. During the current board’s regular meeting... — Updated 11/11/2020


Challenges Lie Ahead

Congratulations to Jason Chappell, Larry Chapman, Jake Dalton and Teresa McCall on their election to the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners and Tawny McCoy, Richard “Kimzey” Jackson and Ron Kiviniemi to the Transylvania... — Updated 11/5/2020


C.A.R.E. Coalition Celebrates The Success Of Local Alcohol Retail Compliance Checks

One of the ways that the C.A.R.E. Coalition and its partners work to prevent substance abuse and underage drinking in Transylvania County is to support periodic alcohol compliance checks to see if retailers are following the laws a... — Updated 11/5/2020


David S. Parker

On Thursday, Oct. 23, 2020, David S. Parker, of Brevard, passed away unexpectedly at his home. He was 76. Born Nov. 28, 1943 at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., he was the... — Updated 11/4/2020

 By John Lanier    News

How To Prepare Students

During a work session with the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening, Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris discussed preparing students to enter the workforce. McDaris said myFutureNC, a statewide nonpartisan task force... — Updated 11/4/2020


Republicans Win In Commissioners' Race

With the unofficial vote count in, Republicans Teresa McCall, Larry Chapman, Jason Chappell and Jake Dalton are set to take seats on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners.... — Updated 11/4/2020


Project Empathy: Time To Listen

Nicola Karesh What are you most proud of regarding your neighborhood or community? I came to Transylvania County back in 2015. There are many aspects of the landscape (waterfalls... — Updated 11/2/2020


Early Voting Ends – Transylvania County, NC

Early voting ended Saturday in Transylvania County, with 13,018 of the county’s 26,305 registered voters taking part. That number represents 49.49 percent of registered voters in the county. “We’ve heard a lot of great... — Updated 11/2/2020


County Commissioner Lemel Joins NCACC To Discuss Issues With U.S. Congress And White House – Transylvania County, NC

On Oct. 7, County Commissioner Page Lemel, who is also a member of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners Board of Directors joined a virtual meeting to swear in members of the 2020-2021 NCACC Board of Directors and conduct... — Updated 10/29/2020


Election Guide

In today’s paper readers will find our election guide for 2020. It contains sample ballots, as well as information about voting and polling places. It also contains general... — Updated 10/28/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Board Discusses Online Teaching – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education discussed online teaching and mental health issues Monday evening. Board member Marty Griffin, who attended the North Carolina School Board Association (NCSBA) Virtual Fall Law Conference... — Updated 10/21/2020


Steve Woodsmall Honored For Dedication To Education

Dr. Steve Woodsmall has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current... — Updated 10/14/2020


Another Calculated Risk

Next week students in kindergarten through fifth grade will be able to attend Transylvania County Schools and Brevard Academy under Plan A, in which students receive in-person instruction for a regular school day Monday through... — Updated 10/14/2020


Project Empathy: Time To Listen

Project Empathy, in collaboration with The Transylvania Times, seeks readers' input on ways to improve how we all get along as neighbors. Every Monday, starting Sept. 7, through... — Updated 10/12/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Academy To Move To Plan A Oct. 19 – Brevard, NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday evening to have grades K-5 transition to Plan A beginning Oct. 19. Elementary school students will attend school Monday through... — Updated 10/12/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Elementary School Students To Return To Classroom – Transylvania County, NC

By a 4-1 vote, the Transylvania County Board of Education voted Monday night for elementary schools in the county to begin operating under Plan A at the end of the first nine weeks. Board member Marty Griffin cast the dissenting vo... — Updated 10/8/2020


Virtual Schools Are Inferior

COVID-19 has made some things obvious. One is that face-to-face instruction is far superior to virtual instruction. That acknowledgement undermines the claims made by tech companies and full-time virtual schools, many of which are... — Updated 10/7/2020


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