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Transylvania County SCORE Presents The Extra Mile Award

Transylvania County SCORE presented its third Extra Mile Award, which recognizes someone in the community who goes above and beyond, to Dana Garrett, principal agent for property,... — Updated 7/15/2020


Music Eases The Strain Of 'Brave New World' – Transylvania County, NC

In addition to facility-wide testing in the long-term care facilities as the first line of defense against the impact of the pandemic on nursing homes in Transylvania County, facility administrators have been implementing “the... — Updated 7/14/2020


At Transylvania County Campus – BRCC To Host Blood Drive With Red Cross July 29

Throughout the country, donations are needed for a variety of reasons, including financial, hunger and health. To address a growing need that’s been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Ridge Community College is hosting a... — Updated 7/13/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Virus' Business Impact Discussed – Brevard, NC

The business community in Brevard has struggled to meet the new trends in consumer activity as downtown returns, slowly, to its pre-COVID-19 status as a hub of tourism. Clark Lovelace, executive director of the... — Updated 7/13/2020


Chamber Nominated For 'Heroes, Teachers' Award

While SCORE continues to support small businesses and nonprofits through counseling and online resources, it also wants to ensure that the community can learn through the many... — Updated 7/12/2020


BRCC Graduate To Become Physician Assistant – Brevard, NC

In the fall of 2020, Michele Smith will enter the Wingate Physician Assistant program in Hendersonville. The Brevard local has been working towards this educational goal for five... — Updated 7/9/2020

 By Alex Perri    Features

Annual Duck Race Shown Virtually-Brevard NC

The T.C. Arts Council aired its annual 4th of July Duck Race virtually this year on Saturday. The race, which took place in secrecy recently, was filmed prior to the race's... — Updated 7/7/2020

 By Nona Walker    Education

Connestee Falls Scholarship Winners Announced-Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools recently announced the recipients of this year's Connestee Falls scholarships. They are a talented and deserving group of 12 seniors from both Brevard... — Updated 7/1/2020


Connestee Falls Scholarship: Caroline Dockery Is Baking Up A Bright Future

No matter how hard you try, you will not find a sweeter woman than Caroline Dockery. She is the founder of Morsel Cookie Company, a fledging business getting ready to fly. And her... — Updated 7/1/2020


BRCC Hosting FAFSA Night

Blue Ridge Community College is hosting a free FAFSA Night from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, at its Transylvania County Campus to help any student interested in filling out their FAFSA. FAFSA Nights are one of several ways the... — Updated 6/29/2020


Quebec Community News

Community Center News The community club has changed its monthly meeting from the second Thursday to the second Tuesday of each month. The time is 6:30 p.m., starting with a light snack and socializing before the business meeting... — Updated 6/24/2020


Church News

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us this Sunday, June 28, as the Rev. Keith Thompson will bring a message, “Those Unexpected Turns,” scripture reference, Acts 16:6-10. Everyone is welcome to worship at — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Approves Annual Budget-Brevard NC

On Monday the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a $61,041,976 general fund budget for the new fiscal year, which begins July 1. The tax rate will remain at $.636 cents per $100 of valuation, and the fi... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Public Silent On Budget During Hearing

No one spoke Monday during the public hearing on the proposed 2020/2021 general fund budget for Transylvania County government. The proposed budget includes no property tax increase, with the tax rate remaining at $.636 cents per... — Updated 6/10/2020


BRCC Welcomes New Faculty For Human Services Technology

Andrea Craven, an experienced social worker with strong ties to the community, will teach students majoring in human services technology as Blue Ridge Community College's new... — Updated 6/10/2020


BRCC Students Back For Essential Training And Coursework

Blue Ridge Community College welcomed some students back to campus recently. The North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), the governing body for community colleges in North... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

BRCC President Gives College Overview-Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Community College’s summer enrollment is up 20 percent and close to 1,000 students, the most in 10 years, said Dr. Laura Leatherwood, the college’s president. During last Monday’s Board of Commissioners’ budget... — Updated 6/9/2020


Transylvanians In College

Belmont University Madeleine Lefler and Sara Megown, both of Brevard, have been named to the dean’s list at Belmont University for the spring 2020 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality... — Updated 6/8/2020


DAR Presents Women In The Arts Recognition Award

Wearing masks made by Waightstill Avery Daughters of the American Revolution chapter members, Regent Dayna Pollett and Corresponding Secretary and Chair of the American Heritage... — Updated 6/8/2020


BRCC New Pathway Helps Aspiring Teachers

Aspiring teachers have a new career pathway that can begin during high school. Blue Ridge Career and College Promise (CCP) students will have the opportunity to take part in one of... — Updated 6/8/2020


Transylvania Co. SCORE Presents Extra Mile Award To Kirkman

Colin Kirman was recently awarded the Transylvania County SCORE Extra Mile Award, which recognizes someone in our community who goes above and beyond. Kirkman is the TRAIN (Transylvania Resource Access Information Network) speciali... — Updated 6/3/2020


Knights To Hold June 15 Blood Drive

The next Knights of Columbus/Red Cross blood drive will be Monday, June 15, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Community College, Applied Technology Building. Giving blood takes less than an hour and is a way of giving life to... — Updated 6/3/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

Budget Workshop Focuses On Local Education Spending-Brevard NC

Education spending makes up roughly 25 percent of Transylvania County Manager Jaime Laughter’s proposed $59.7 million general fund budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year. The school system requested $15.9 million for the 2020/2021... — Updated 6/3/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

COVID-19 Hangs Over County Manager's Budget -Brevard NC

With the impact of COVID-19 in mind, County Manager Jaime Laughter’s $59.7 million general fund budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year features no property tax increase and a 9 percent spending decrease from the current year... — Updated 6/1/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Mary Arnaudin Grew With 4-H Program -Brevard NC

The slogan of 4-H is "Learn by doing." It applies perfectly to Mary Arnaudin, who is retiring this week after serving as head of the county 4-H program for the past 24 years. "I... — Updated 5/27/2020 Full story


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