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 By Jeremiah Reed    News 

Mayoral Candidates Face Off For First Time

Affordable housing and the city of Brevard's relationship with the Rosenwald community were two topics touched on Tuesday night as four candidates for mayor discussed the issues... — Updated 9/17/2021

 By Alex Perri    News 

Commissioners Approve More Staffing Help For Public Health

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Monday voted to approve increasing Transylvania Public Health (TPH) staffing to help with the COVID-19-related workload by contracting through the N.C. Public Health Alliance. Th... — Updated 9/15/2021

 By Jordon Morgan    News

Academy Maintains Masking

During its regular meeting last week, the Brevard Academy Board of Directors voted 5-1 to keep the mandatory masking policy in place. Board member Lee Burgess voted against the motion. As far as COVID-19 cases, as of the meeting,... — Updated 9/13/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Educators, Parents Concerned About Meeting Behavior

What is a group of teachers to do when they see parents behaving worse than their students? According to Meredith Licht, Brevard High School teacher and president of the... — Updated 9/13/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

9/11/01 Attacks 20th Anniversary - Remembering That Day

This Saturday it will have been 20 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. At 8:30 a.m., Saturday, the city of Brevard and Brevard Fire... — Updated 9/8/2021


Support BOE Decision

Despite taking until its third vote, we totally support the Transylvania County Board of Education’s recent 4-1 decision to make masks mandatory in schools. The Brevard Academy Board of Directors also recently upheld its... — Updated 9/6/2021

 By Sara Schmidt    Education

Mountain Sun Community School Welcomes New Staff

Mountain Sun Community School welcomed five new staff members at the start of the 2021-2022 school year: The staff members are Gaby Lachney as Chipmunk assistant teacher; Lisa... — Updated 8/30/2021


School Board Votes To Make Masks Mandatory

After reports of rising COVID-19 numbers in Transylvania County schools, in an emergency meeting Friday afternoon the Transylvania County Board of Education voted 4-1 to make masking in schools mandatory, starting today. “This... — Updated 8/30/2021


Connestee Falls News

While summer offered many of us the chance to catch up on a little R & R, it was the perfect time for not one, but two of Connestee Falls clubs to mobilize. And, mobilize they... — Updated 8/30/2021


Glancing Back

The following briefs are from the Thursday, Sept. 2, 1971, edition of The Transylvania Times. •Labour Day weekend will mark the fourth anniversary of the town of Brevard ABC store. Sales continue to increase every year, and the... — Updated 8/30/2021


School Board Was Correct

Congratulations on reporting the Transylvania County School Board of Education recent decision in “School Board Votes to Keep Mask Wearing Optional” I agree with their correct decision to let parents, not the government,... — Updated 8/30/2021


School Board Decides To Make Masks Mandatory, Starting Monday, Aug. 30

During an emergency meeting Friday, the Transylvania County Board of Education voted 4-1 to require that masks be worn by students, staff and visitors in all school buildings starting this Monday, Aug. 30. The decision will be... — Updated 8/27/2021


A Big Thanks

Big thanks to teachers, educational staff, health care workers, faith leaders, attorney Davis Whitfield-Cargile, Dr. Ora Wells, parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends for speaking up for the health and safety of children,... — Updated 8/25/2021


No Anniversary To Celebrate

Editor’s Note: The following guest editorial was written by Jim Hardy, a retired teacher who lives in Pisgah Forest, and is endorsed by The Transylvania Times. 2021 marks a 50-year anniversary in the U.S., but it’s not one to... — Updated 8/25/2021


Library Will Bring History 'Alive' This September

The Transylvania Chautauqua's 2021 History Comes Alive Festival traditionally held in June has been rescheduled for Sept. 7 – 10. All shows in the new "Reinventing America"... — Updated 8/23/2021


Academy Keeps Mask Wearing In Place

Last week, the Brevard Academy Board of Education left its masking policy in place, with no motion made to change its July 29 vote to mandate masks for the 2021-22 school year. Board Chair Mark Campanini opened the meeting with a... — Updated 8/23/2021


County Democratic Party Approves Resolution On School Masking

At its monthly members meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 17, the executive committee of the Transylvania County Democratic Party, led by chairperson Sam Edney, voted unanimously for a resolution calling on the Transylvania County School... — Updated 8/23/2021


The Common Good

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. When Benjamin Franklin was asked w... — Updated 8/23/2021

 By Jordon Morgan    News

School Board Votes To Keep Mask Wearing Optional

The optional masking policy for Transylvania County Schools stands in place, as the Board of Education voted 3-2 during its meeting Monday against a motion to make them mandatory. Vice Board Chair Ron Kiviniemi and board member... — Updated 8/18/2021


Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship Award Recipients Announced

The Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship Advisory Board announced its 2021 award recipients. Four Rosman High School graduates and five Brevard High School graduates are receiving $1,000... — Updated 8/18/2021


Run For Your Lives

Who knew that the radical right would surface in Transylvania County in the form of one of America’s most democratic, with-a-small-d, institutions, the School Board? Chris Whitmire did this county a grave disservice when he got... — Updated 8/18/2021


McDaris: Wear A Mask In School Today

A Sunday evening message from School Superintendent Jeff McDaris called for masks to be mandatory this morning, the first day of the new school year. In the message, which was... — Updated 8/17/2021


Schools To Continue To Make Masks Optional

A motion to make masks mandatory failed Monday during the Transylvania County Board Of Education meeting. The school board voted 3-2 to uphold the Aug. 2 school board decision to make masks optional and will take another look at... — Updated 8/16/2021

 By Jordon Morgan    News

Judge Hears Legal Arguments On School Masking

As of this morning, and the beginning of the new school year, Judge Peter Knight had not entered any order on the “preliminary injunction” suit filed Wednesday afternoon, which seeks to force the Transylvania County Board of... — Updated 8/16/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Parks Director Describes Gorges As An 'Icon

Dwayne Patterson said Gorges State Park (GSP) was an “icon to what conservation means in the state of North Carolina.” Last Thursday, Patterson, director of the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation visited Transyl-vania as a... — Updated 8/16/2021


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