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 By John Lanier    Front Page

School Student Absenteeism Rises Rapidly – Transylvania County, NC

Jessica Sharp, who leads the Rebound program at Davidson River School (DRS) and is a member of the school system’s Attendance Committee, informed the Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday night that absenteeism in th... — Updated 3/9/2020

 
 By Mark Todd    Front Page

County Rejects City’s Septage Facility Offer

Transylvania County commissioners have decided not to participate in a project with the city of Brevard that would provide a new facility for collection of septic tank waste collected around the county. Commissioners voted 4-1 Mond... — Updated ERROR

 

Crime Figures Don’t Match

The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) said there were two main reasons why the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office’s crime numbers didn’t match the numbers reported by the state in 2009. One reason was the... — Updated ERROR

 

Falls Overlook Is Now Open To All The Public

A labor of love for some and the focus of some seven years of dedication and effort for many, the Connestee Falls Overlook officially became a reality on Saturday morning.... — Updated ERROR

 

Silvermont Center Receives ‘Excellence’ Tag

A long-awaited distinction was recently awarded to the Silvermont Opportunity Center. It became a certified “Center of Excellence.” To be certified, senior centers must demonstrate that they provide access on site or... — Updated ERROR

 

Steep Canyon Rangers, Steve Martin Release CD

The Steep Canyon Rangers (SCR) has joined comedian Steve Martin on his sophomore album "Rare Bird Alert," which was released Tuesday. With Martin, SCR played for more people than... — Updated ERROR

 

Operation Medicine Drop Will Begin Sunday

The Transylvania County Sheriff's Office and the Brevard Police Department are asking the public to take part in the second Operation Medicine Drop. The public is asked to drop off expired or unneeded medication from 3 p.m. until... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Mark Todd    Front Page

County Wants City Help

Transylvania County commissioners want the city of Brevard to share in the cost of fixing drainage problems in and around the public safety complex. County Manager Artie Wilson initially asked the board during its regular meeting... — Updated ERROR

 

Lift Every Voice

Altha Gordon performed several solos during the concert. (Times photos by Mark Todd.)... — Updated ERROR

 

Lift Every Voice

Four local Baptist churches participated in last Sunday's Rosenwald Gospel concert. "A Charge To Keep I Have" was held as part of the county's year-long sesquicentennial... — Updated ERROR

 

School Board Eyes Budget

Transylvania County Schools will be asking for at least a 3.5 percent increase in its next budget from the county. Norris Barger, the school system's director of business services, told the Board of Education during its recent... — Updated ERROR

 

Japan Trip Is More Than Student Expected

Just in case, Bailey Reidinger has a bag packed with her passport, some granola bars, water and other supplies. The 20-year-old Brevard High School graduate is currently living and... — Updated ERROR

 

School Board Eyes Budget

Transylvania County Schools will be asking for at least a 3.5 percent increase in its next budget from the county. Norris Barger, the school system’s director of business services, told the Board of Education during its recent... — Updated ERROR

 

Japan Trip is More Than Student Expected

Just in case, Bailey Reidinger has a bag packed with her passport, some granola bars, water and other supplies. The 20-year-old Brevard High School graduate is currently living and... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Mark Todd    Front Page

Smart Start Director Worries What State May Do

Joe Castro, director of Smart Start in Transylvania County, is alarmed that state lawmakers are considering eliminating his agency, which oversees programs that promote early childhood education. Several appropriations... — Updated ERROR

 

Study Sizes Up Water Plant

If the city of Brevard's population growth rate is 2 percent per year, its water plant will not be able to handle the demand by 2024. This scenario and others, plus recommendations on how to handle future demand, were part of a... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Mark Todd    Front Page

Watershed's Future Up For Debate

Passage of legislation by the state House of Representatives that would block reclassification of 16 miles of streams in the Boylston Creek watershed in Transylvania and Henderson... — Updated ERROR

 

School Student Dropout Numbers Fall

Transylvania County Schools reported a decrease in its student dropout numbers for the second year in a row. In the 2009-10 school year, 44 students, 3.62 percent, dropped out of school. In 2008-09, 52 dropouts (4.19 percent) were... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Mark Todd    Front Page

Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warning

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Transylvania County and the western Carolinas Wednesday. Rain and rising stream levels were expected to cause problems at least until this morning, officials said. "If... — Updated ERROR

 

Norman Could Be Eligible For Parole in 2012

If he successfully completes a program, Jacob A. Norman, who was convicted of the first-degree murder of his wife, could be released from prison after serving 20 years of a life... — Updated ERROR

 

City Taking Another Look At Fluoride

Prior to deciding in July 2007 to remove fluoride from the city's drinking water, Brevard City Council was given stacks of information for and against. During its meeting Monday, Council again asked staff to do research and... — Updated ERROR

 

Council Backs ‘Kennel' Change To City Codes

By a 3-2 vote Monday, Brevard City Council approved allowing kennels, with a special-use permit, within neighborhood mixed use (NMX) zoning districts. A kennel applicant would still have to go before the city's Board of Adjustment... — Updated ERROR

 

Troops Gearing Up For Madi

For the fifth year, Ecusta Credit Union's "Madi's Troops" is raising money for and bringing awareness to Cystic Fibrosis and how it effects some Transylvania County children and... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Mark Todd    Front Page

Commissioners Planning Early Budget Meetings

The office of Register of Deeds Cindy Ownbey will operate with one less employee for at least a few weeks while the Transylvania County Commission reviews county finances. During their recent meeting, commissioners declined to... — Updated ERROR

 
 By Mark Todd    Front Page

Elected Officials: Census Numbers Not Too Surprising

The chairman of the Transylvania County Commission and the mayor of Brevard say they think countywide population numbers announced last week by the U.S. Census Bureau are about what they expected. Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins... — Updated ERROR

 

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