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Connestee Scholarship Program Delivers Checks

Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program had another record fundraising year in 2017, which culminated in the December presentation of checks totaling $90,000 to Blue Ridge Community College,...


From Cambodia To Brevard: Determination Helps Tangs Overcome Adversity - Brevard, NC

Joanne Tang comes from a family of very determined people. Her Chinese parents were born in Cambodia and knew each other as children growing up there. But at the age of 15, her mother escaped to...

 By Nona Walker    Education    July 10, 2017

Obstacles Inspire Conforti To Achieve Goals - Brevard, NC

A native of New Jersey, Lisa Conforti now considers Brevard her home. She and her family moved here four years ago, when Lisa was entering her freshman year of high school. At first she felt...

 By Nona Walker    Education    June 26, 2017

Guest Column: Barnes Plans To Give Back Through Nursing

By the time Rhiannon Barnes graduated from Brevard High School in 2008, she had already dealt with more challenges than many people deal with in a lifetime. During the summer of 2006, Rhiannon...

 By Nona Walker    Education    May 29, 2017

Connestee Falls Scholarships Awarded To High School Seniors

Fourteen graduating seniors from Brevard and Rosman high schools were awarded scholarships from the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program (CFSSP) on Thursday even-ing, May 18, during the...

 By Nona Walker    Education    July 11, 2016

Scholarship Helps Williams Pursue Vocal Career

(In 29 years, more than $800,000 has been raised and more than 500 scholarships awarded through the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program. But what about the recipients? Where are they now? The...

 By Nona Walker    Education    June 27, 2016

Scholarship Helps Local Family Pursue Dreams – Brevard NC

(Statistics can illustrate the effect that a college education will have on a career and earning potential. But there is a leader in Transylvania County government who is living proof of the impact...


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