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McDaris: Masks Must Be Worn At Transylvania County Schools Monday

The following message from Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris, Transylvania County Schools, was released earlier this evening via email, telephone, social media and all mass communications from the school system: "Good evening: The... — Updated 8/15/2021


Act For The Good OF All

The week of 7/7 there was one new case of COVID. The week of 7/14 there were 12 new cases. The week of 7/21 there were 33 new cases. The week of 7/28 there were 53 new cases. Last week (8/4) there were 93 new cases and a 47%... — Updated 8/11/2021


Protecting Others

I am the mother of two children in Transylvania County Schools, a proud supporter of our public schools, a former teacher and the daughter of a teacher. I should not have to provide these “bonafides,” but it seems in the... — Updated 8/9/2021


Difficult Decisions Ahead

As county residents prepare to send their children back to school, we must acknowledge that we are moving into an uncertain and quickly changing situation with exponentially rising cases caused by the COVID-19 Delta variant.... — Updated 8/9/2021


Local Elected Officials Are Our Neighbors

Editor’s Note: The following guest editorial was written by Alice Wellborn, a former educator and member of the Transylvania County Board of Education, and is endorsed by The Transylvania Times. Local elected officials are... — Updated 8/5/2021

 By Jordon Morgan    News

School Board Votes To Make Mask Wearing Optional

In a 4-1 vote Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Education decided to make masks optional for students, teachers, staff and visitors, effective Aug. 9, but to revisit the issue at its Sept. 20 meeting. Board Vice Chair Ron... — Updated 8/4/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Commissioners Hear Medicaid, School Construction Updates

During its regular meeting last week, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners heard presentations on statewide Medicaid transformation, school construction updates and veterans’ affairs. As of July 1, Medicare in North... — Updated 8/2/2021

 By Jordon Morgan    News

Academy Board Votes For Students To Wear Masks

Last Thursday, the Brevard Academy Board of Directors voted 3-2 to require all students and staff to wear masks indoors until at least the next board meeting on Aug. 18, when the board will re-evaluate and choose to either... — Updated 8/2/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Public Health: 12 And Up Should Get Vaccine

Transylvania County school students are getting nearer to returning to the classroom, and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released updated guidance for school administrators and local health departments... — Updated 7/26/2021


Education Corps Looking To Hire Literacy Tutors

North Carolina Education Corps (NCEC) is looking to hire more than 250 corps members to work as paid, part-time K-3 literacy tutors in 22 school districts, including Transylvania County, and one charter school across North... — Updated 7/26/2021


At the Transylvania Times

We thought we would update you on a few more changes that have gone on at the newspaper recently. Reporter Matt McGregor has moved back to his home state of Mississippi to be closer to his family. We’d like to thank Matt for all... — Updated 7/26/2021

 By Jordon Morgan    News

Schools Wait To Hear From State On Masks

The Transylvania County Board of Education is waiting to hear from the state before making any decisions on mask wearing or vaccine protocols for the new school year, which begins Aug. 16. (Gov. Roy Cooper was anticipated to... — Updated 7/21/2021


Ella Margaret "Peggy" Boggs

Ella Margaret “Peggy” Boggs, 93, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021, at Givens Estates in Asheville. She was born May 19, 1928, in Norfolk, Va. to the late William Roberts and Ella Margaret Boddie Wiggins. In... — Updated 7/19/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

School Bond Construction Project Costs Skyrocket

The financial realities of the $68 million dollar school bond construction project hit home Tuesday night at a special session meeting of the Transylvania County Board of Education. Board members didn’t get the news they hoped... — Updated 7/14/2021


Lake Toxaway News

Fresh Corn On The Cob Chris Craft is back, and this Friday, July 16, we will have his famous fresh corn on the cob, just picked on same day from the field and served with pork... — Updated 7/14/2021


At Connestee Falls VISION Transylvania Hosts Golf Tournament

The VISION Transyl-vania Golf Tournament at the scenic Connestee Falls Golf Club drew a full complement of players from local business and leadership groups, as well as golf... — Updated 7/12/2021


Coming Events

TUESDAY, JULY 13 •Adult Children of Alcoholics meet on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Davidson River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main St. in Brevard. Phone: (828) 885-2788. More Info: •Growing Through Grief... — Updated 7/12/2021

 By John Lanier    News

School Students Have The Same Rights As Adults

School Board member Marty Griffin informed the other members of the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening that students have the same rights as adults when it comes to facing possible criminal charges. Griffin... — Updated 6/23/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Approves Budget, Tax Increase

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved its 2021/2022 budget Monday, which includes tax increases to help pay for fire and rescue services and solid waste operations. The ad valorem property tax rate for the county... — Updated 6/23/2021

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Set To Change Trash Fees

The funding of solid waste collection in Transylvania County took another turn Monday when a majority of Transylvania County commissioners decided to scrap the earlier proposed $200 annual parcel fee and instead backed raising... — Updated 6/16/2021

 By Matt MCGregor    News

Businesses Facing Worker Shortage

As in many places right now, the unprecedented "perfect storm" of a worker shortage hangs over Transylvania County. "I've never seen anything like this before," said Clark Lovelace,... — Updated 6/15/2021

 By John Lanier    News

Official: School Bond Project On Schedule

Norris Barger, chair of the School Bond Construction Committee and head of business services and plant operations for the local school system, informed the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening the bidding process... — Updated 6/9/2021


MAHEC Expanding Women's Health Services To Brevard

Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has announced it is expanding its women’s health services to Brevard under the direction of Dr. Brian Barrow in the same office where Barrow has been providing OB/GYN care through Tra... — Updated 6/9/2021


Making It Hard To Teach

At the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday evening, the school board recognized 23 employees who are retiring this year. Their cumulative time in education: 643.5 years. Of those years, 183 were accrued by people... — Updated 6/9/2021

 By Sara Schmidt    Education

Mountain Sun Looks To A Brighter Future

Mountain Sun Community School (MSCS) announces a period of exciting growth. In the fall, the school will add another lower elementary class, and they recently hired several new... — Updated 5/31/2021


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