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Get Set Transylvania Promoting Family Bonding – Transylvania County, NC

Volunteers from organizations involved in the Get Set Transylvania initiative stuffed 400 bags Wednesday morning with items designed to meet the theme of family bonding. The family toolkits, as they...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian You are invited to worship with us as the Rev. Keith Thompson begins a two-part sermon series on Eternal Life. Every third Sunday B-DRPC receives the 5¢-A-Meal Offering to help fight hunger in our community. That...

 

Dunn's Rock News

Wookie Who I Met Every now and then, as I've talked to folks about growing up or living in Dunn's Rock, the name Wookie has come up. "Who is Wookie?" I'd ask. I got the chance to find out at Cedar...

 

School Board Welcomes Students For 2019-20

Buses are rolling, teachers are ready to go, families have stocked up on school supplies, and classrooms are filled with bright, eager learners. Welcome to the 2019/20 school year! Traditional public schools are a special part of every community...

 

County Officials Talk Vision – Transylvania County, NC

Editor’s Note: Recently, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners held a workshop to discuss the county’s strategic plan, which includes goals and strategies that guide county departments in their day-to-day actions and, in particular, infl...

 

Smart Start Responds To Teacher Requests

Ask a kindergarten teacher in our county about their greatest need and they will likely respond – “help with the children’s behavior.” The early education work group of GetSet Transylvania (early childhood collaborative) heard this plea so ma...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 2, 2019

Former School Superintendent Remembered – Transylvania County, NC

Harry Corbin, who served as superintendent of Transylvania County Schools for 17 years before retiring in 1986, passed away last Wednesday, Aug. 28. He is being remembered as a compassionate and...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 26, 2019

School Board Awards Building Contracts – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved the form of the contracts for the architectural firm Clark Nexsen and CMAR (construction manager at risk) Vannoy Construction to begin working on the design and construction of...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 22, 2019

Boards Shown Two Options For Rosman Schools – Transylvania County, NC

Chad Roberson of the architectural firm Clark Nexsen presented two options for a renovated and expanded Rosman High/Middle School Monday night during a joint meeting of the Transylvania County Board...

 

Impact Of County's Strategic Plan Discussed – Transylvania County, NC

Recently, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners held a workshop to discuss the county’s strategic plan, which includes goals and strategies that guide county departments in their day-to-day actions and, in particular, influences budget...

 

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest Installs New Leadership, Awards Grants

The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest began a new year when Chris Biecker was installed as president. Also installed were John Krishingner (president elect), Dorothy Knowles (secretary) and Jim...

 

Picturing The Past: James Bromfield Served As Businessman And Civil Leader

James Bromfield moved to Brevard in 1906. He purchased a lot near the depot to establish a coal and wood yard to supply fuel to local customers. In 1908, he was given permission to extend a rail spur...

 

Scruggs Scholarship Winners Announced

The Sixth Annual Terrell L Scruggs Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at Connestee Falls Golf Club on Saturday, Aug. 17. Jimmy Perkins, coordinator of the annual fundraiser said, "This event is...

 

Scholarship Winner Works For Social Justice

Zeena Abdulkarim is, like all of us, a multi-faceted person. The main characteristics she uses to describe herself is that she is female, black and an activist – all attributes that make living in...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 29, 2019

Larry Chapman, Theresa McCall Seeking 113 Seat – Transylvania County, NC

Former Commission Chairman Larry Chapman and former School Board Chairwoman Theresa McCall are among those hoping to be chosen to see out the term of N.C. Rep. Cody Henson, who stepped down last week....

 

Board Right To Increase Salaries

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners are to be commended for voting unanimously to implement a new pay plan that would increase salaries for county employees. Implementation of the plan is estimated to cost $2.7 million, but the cost will...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 25, 2019

Commissioners Approve $2.7 Million Pay Plan – Transylvania County, NC

The Board of Commissioners Monday unanimously approved a roughly $2.7 million pay plan the board believes will help make the county more competitive in recruiting and retaining quality employees. County employees’ pay will be adjusted in September...

 

County Recognized At National Convention – Transylvania County, NC

Taking a village to raise a child is nothing compared to the efforts of a whole county. The unique community collaborative, according to a press release, working to make the lives of children better... Full story

 

Deadlines Extended For Tinsley Journalism And Education Scholarships

The Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) is seeking applicants for its Jim Bob and Dottie Tinsley Journalism and Education Scholarship, to be awarded for the 2019/2020 school year. Applicants must be graduates of the...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 22, 2019

School Board Hears Report On AIG Program Changes

The Transylvania County Board of Education recently approved the 2019-2022 AIG plan and discussed new proposed state education legislation. Heidi Bullock presented her proposal for the Transylvania County AIG (Academically Intellectually Gifted)...

 

Glancing Back: Gillespie Lands Trout Weighing 5 Pounds – Transylvania County, NC

The following briefs are from Thursday, July 24, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Sandy Griffin of Brevard won the 10 lay “Powder-Puff” race, leading all the way in Roland Owen’s No. 54. Henrietta Owen placed second and Nancy Logan came...

 
 By Ben Hardy    Education    July 22, 2019

Local College Students Transfer Confidently

Blue Ridge Community College is well known as an affordable option for students looking to save money on a four-year degree. Students often opt to use one of Blue Ridge's many transfer pathways to...

 

BRCC Welcomes Weaver To Board Of Trustees

Dr. Brian Weaver, assistant superintendent of Transylvania County Schools, is the newest member of Blue Ridge Community College’s Board of Trustees. He was sworn in at the end of June. Weaver is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University, where he...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 18, 2019

Davidson River School Starting New 'Trauma' Program – Transylvania County, NC

For the new school year, Davidson River Principal Barbara Grimm is promoting a program she believes will increase graduation rates and test scores and, ultimately, heal trauma. Grimm presented details about the program, “Trauma-Skilled School...

 
 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...

 

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