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 By John Lanier    News    July 15, 2019 

Board Hears Employee Pay Plan Options – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday received two options regarding employee compensation that are aimed at making the county more competitive in recruiting and retaining quality employees. County Manager Jaime Laughter said...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 27, 2019

Commissioners Approve Budget, 12.5 Cent Tax Increase

On Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved a $63,936,857 budget for the 2019/2020 fiscal year, including the 10.5 cents voter-approved tax increase to pay the $68 million school construction bond and a further 2 cents to help...

 
 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...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 20, 2019

Report: School Crimes Decrease

Crimes and suspensions in Transylvania County Schools decreased during the 2018-19 school year. “All my news is positive. I don’t have anything negative. We had a great year this year,” Alan Justice, director of athletics, safe schools and...

 

Keep Schenck As It Is

The old adage “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” applies to the Schenck Job Corps. In late May, the federal government announced plans to close nine Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers across the country and have the oversight of 16...

 

Former Transylvania Administrator Elliott Is Regional Superintendent Of The Year

Watauga County Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott was recently named Northwest North Carolina Superintendent of the Year by the Northwest Regional Educational Service Agency (NWRESA), an...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 13, 2019

Schenck Job Corps' Fate On County's Radar-Transylvania County, NC

With the proposed privatization of Schenck Job Corps in Pisgah National Forest on the table, Transylvania County officials have reached out to Congressman Mark Meadows’ office and will host a meetin...

 
 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,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 10, 2019

Brevard Graduates Seek New Horizons

Skies that threatened rain did not dampen the spirits of the Brevard High School Class of 2019 as 167 seniors received their diplomas at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium Friday evening. BHS Principal...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 6, 2019

School Board Selects Firms

Monday evening the Transylvania County Board of Education selected Clark Nexsen as the architectural firm and Vannoy Construction as the CMAR (construction manager at risk) to design and complete $68 million worth of renovations and new construction...

 

Tammy Moman Named Teacher Of The Year

Tammy Moman, a health science teacher at Brevard High School, was named Teacher of the Year for Transylvania County Schools at an awards event held at the Transylvania County Library Thursday evening....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 30, 2019

Fire Dept. Funding An Issue For Most Counties

Last year, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved subsidizing the cost of fire services in the North Transylvania district with a $102,000 grant from the general fund budget. Prior to that decision, after reviewing budget needs, the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 27, 2019

County Manager Submits $60.4 Million Budget - Transylvania County, NC

County Manager Jaime Laughter is recommending a $60.4 million general fund budget, including a 10.5 cents property tax increase to pay for the school bond, for the 2019/2020 fiscal year. Laughter...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 27, 2019

Official: Federal Government Weakening CTE Program - Transylvania County, NC

Arleca Chapman, director of Career-Technical Education and Student Services for the local school system, told the Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday night that the CTE program has a “lot of good things going on,” but the federal...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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