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Joe Castro Will Be On School Board Ballot

Joe Castro, retired executive director of Smart Start of Transylvania County, will appear on the November ballot as an unaffiliated candidate for the Transylvania County Board of Education. Castro,...

 

Connestee Falls Hosts 15th VISION Golf Tournament

VISION Transylvania's 15th Annual Golf Tournament at Connestee Falls drew golfers from local companies and golf enthusiasts, alike, to fund operational expenses and a tuition scholarship for the...

 

BRCC To Offer Continuing Education Classes In June

Blue Ridge Community College will offer the following continuing education classes in Transylvania County beginning in June. Yoga for Every Body meets June 5-28, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Registration fee is $56.30. Reiki Energy...

 

AAUW Concludes Spring With Celebrations Of Its Educational Mission

The series of mission celebrations started off with two of the three Brevard College scholarship recipients coming to thank AAUW members for their scholarships. These two graduating seniors were...

 

BRCC Graduates Come Full Circle To Co-Teach

Poke your head in Allan Smith's office any time during the week and you are likely to see a student hanging out with the very approachable Blue Ridge biology instructor. J.C. McCarson had many...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 14, 2018

BRCC Offers Students An Alternative

Thirty-six students from Transylvania County participated in the Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) ceremonies this past weekend. Some of them will go directly into the workforce while others, such...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 26, 2018

County Grants Museum 12 More Months

Transylvania County commissioners approved another 12-month lease for the WNC Military History Museum to be housed in the old county administration building, but the suggestion was made they would not support extending the lease in the future....

 

Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program Honored

On Saturday evening, April 14, the prestigious Brevard College Lifetime Giving Society recognized the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program as a member of the Weaver Circle ($250,000 -...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, April 29, Keith Thompson’s sermon will be, “The Power of Love.” Special music for the worship services will be provided by Jacolyn Campbell, soloist, and Jan Hart, pianist. Nursery care is...

 

Support Castro

Joe Castro is seeking to get on the ballot for the upcoming Transylvania County Board of Education election. As an unaffiliated candidate, he must first secure the signatures of 1,008 registered voters on a petition created and approved by the Board...

 

Candidate Profiles: Clerk of Court

Incumbent Kristi Brown is facing a challenge from Jason Chappell in the Republican primary. No Democrats filed. Kristi Brown Age: 51 Family: Husband, David, and two children, Matthew and Hope. Occupat...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 16, 2018

County Approves Funding For SROs

The Board of Commissioners has approved the funding for 11 school resource officers (SROs) in the county for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. During its regular meeting last week, commissioners approved $685,672 in county funds to pay for...

 

Leatherwood Participates In A Manufacturing Roundtable

Blue Ridge Community College President Dr. Laura Leatherwood recently participated in Business North Carolina Magazine’s roundtable discussion on manufacturing. Leatherwood joined a diverse, statewide panel of education, manufacturing, human...

 

Lance Goller Named Collective Impact Implementer

The Smartly United Early Childhood Collective (SmartlyUnited) hired Lance Goller as its Collective Impact implementer. In this position, Goller will encourage conversations and collaboration across th...

 

Help Unaffiliated Candidate

As some of you know, Transylvania County Board of Education elections are partisan. That means if you are a Democrat or Republican all you have to do is pay your fee and file. But if you are an unaffiliated candidate, you must get 1,008 registered...

 

Visit Local Museums

Brevard has numerous tourists, be it family, friends or new to our area visitors. We have a hidden jewel to share here in Brevard. Adjacent to the courthouse, near the gazebo is our WNC Military Museum. Even if you are a local without visitors, take...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 5, 2018

Pagano Saying Goodbye To Gorges, For Now

Steve Pagano's career began about 30 years ago with trail building, and at the end of April it will conclude with trail building. The past 19 years were spent as the first superintendent of Gorges...

 

Thompson To Discuss The Early Years Of Ecusta And The Women Who Worked There

Marcy Thompson, the local history librarian at the Transylvania County Library, will be giving a presentation on "The History of the Working Women at Ecusta" at the next AAUW meeting on Tuesday,...

 

Church Activities

Brevard FUMC The tomb is empty. Easter has come. Christ is risen! One of the first Resurrection appearances came to two disciples on their way to Emmaus that same afternoon. Luke’s Gospel says that at first, they didn’t recognize Jesus. Later, as...

 

VISION Transylvania Now Accepting Applications For 2018/19

Members of the 2017/18 VISION Class pose for a photo before graduation. VISION Transylvania, a community leadership development program that is committed to building a network of informed, capable...

 

Students Learn About BRCC

While March is a typical time for many high school seniors to have college and careers on their minds as they move toward graduation, younger students are usually thinking about other things. Blue...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 22, 2018

School Dropout Rate Hits An All-Time Low

The dropout rate for Transylvania County Schools hit 0.7 percent last year, an all-time low for the county and one of the lowest in the state for the 2016-17 school year. A dropout is defined by the state of North Carolina as “any student who...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 19, 2018

BRCC Makes Budget Request

Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) is seeking an increase in its operating budget for the Transylvania County campus, plus funds to make improvements to the building. Dr. Laura Leatherwood, BRCC’s president, presented the proposed 2018/19 fiscal...

 

AAUW Yellow Boxes Ready For Used Book Donations

AAUW yellow boxes are back. Look for them in convenient locations throughout Brevard and surrounding communities. For the 49th year, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is asking for...

 

Pianist Zachary Lopes To Perform

The Blue Ridge Community College Concert Series will present pianist Zachary Lopes on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Thomas Auditorium. The program will feature works by Haydn, Rachmaninoff,...

 

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