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Ask Us: Blue Zones Project, Pisgah Health

Is the Blue Zones Project just focusing on the city of Brevard, or will other parts of Transylvania be included as well? Mark Burrows, senior community program manager for the Blue Zones Project – Brevard, provided the following response: “Blue...

 

Students Benefit With Cradle Of Forestry Collaboration

El Centro and the Cradle of Forestry will again work together to offer enrichment activities to the students and families of El Centro. Bobby King, a volunteer with El Centro who coordinates enrichment activities, and I met with Katherine Bradle and...

 

Blue Zones Aims For A Healthier Community – Brevard, NC

The environment, the people and policy are fundamental in creating a healthy community, according to the philosophy of the Blue Zones Project – Brevard (BZPB). And that’s where the BZPB team of Tammy Hopkins, Mark Burrows and Trent Humphreys...

 

Blue Zones Survey Sent Out To Brevard Residents – Brevard, NC

After two community input sessions last week at Brevard City Hall, the Blue Zones Project – Brevard (BZPB) continues its research stage of the formation of its strategic, community planning with a mail-out “Well-being Index” survey. On Monday,...

 

Stories From 2019 Featured In Review – Brevard, NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2019. JANUARY •Over the Jan. 12-13 weekend, the partial government shutdown surpassed the...

 

Many Changes In 2019

While Transylvania County has always experienced some changes every year, 2019 was a year of extraordinary change, particularly in leadership positions throughout the county. Frank Porter, after 34 years of working for Comporium, retired in March...

 

Blue Zones Project Invites The Public To Give Input At Discovery Sessions – Brevard, NC

The Blue Zones Project – Brevard team invites the public to attend a meeting to learn more about this new initiative to promote a healthier community through exercise and natural movement, greater social interactions and food choices. This meeting...

 

Blue Zones Project Team For Brevard Announced – Brevard, NC

Mark Burrows, Tammy Hopkins and Trent Humphreys have been hired as the new Blue Zones Project staff members for Brevard. In September, Pisgah Health Foundation and Sharecare, Inc., announced that Brevard would become the 50th Blue Zones Project...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us for worship this Sunday as member Gary Seacat brings the message, “A Journey to Tithing.” Every third Sunday B-DRPC receives the 5¢-A-Meal offering to help fight hunger in our community. This offering...

 

Delta Kappa Gamma Hears From Four Aspiring Teachers

Members and guests of the Gamma Upsilon Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met in the Boerner Conference Room at Brevard College for their Sept. 26 gathering. Dr. Betsy Burrows...

 

At Brevard College: Democracy Project Recognizes Local Students

Last Tuesday, May 14, a large crowd gathered at Brevard College’s Porter Center to recognize middle school students involved in this year’s Democracy Project competition. The Democrary Project...

 

BES Announces Third Quarter Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Brevard Elementary School’s Honor Roll for the third quarter of 2018-19 school year. 4th Grade A Honor Roll Jordan Buford, Harry Burgess, Julia Colombo, Ella Crider, Marlena Daves, Holmes Desmelik, Elena...

 

Everyday Education: How Are The Children? How Are Their Teachers?

In her 2016 book, “Educating African-American Students: And How are the Children,” educator Gloria Boutte, relates the standard greeting used among the Masai people of Kenya. Instead of the typical, “Hello, How are you?,” the Masai people...

 
 By Owen Carson    Outdoors    April 15, 2019

Emergence

Spring has arrived, "the season of the unfurling," a time when vernal rains and warmer temperatures rouse dormant plants from their slumber to stretch their leaves and open their flowers. Admittedly...

 

Kirkman Family Endows $100,000 For Teacher Education

Brevard College President David Joyce recently announced the establishment of The Kirkman Family Endowed Scholarship for Teacher Education. The endowment was created by Bruce and Sandra Kirkman at $100,000 to provide tuition assistance for...

 

Educators Enhance Futures

Members and guests of the Gamma Upsilon Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met recently at College Walk to enjoy fellowship and enhance futures. Attendees brought their favorite dishes and enjoyed a shared epicurean feast hosted...

 

N.C. State Highlights Transylvania's Project Empathy

Transylvania’s Project Empathy was one of five efforts selected by N.C. State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) to be highlighted at their recent ReCONNECT forum on Feb. 11. The focus of this forum was to talk about ways that...

 

Everyday Education: Brevard College Prepares A Future Teacher

"Experience BC!" is a common phrase that rings across the campus of Brevard College. For many students, this phrase may simply mean get more involved on campus; however, as a future educator, I take...

 

BES Announces Honor Roll For Second Quarter

The following students were named to the Brevard Elementary School’s Honor Roll for the second quarter of 2018-19 school year. 4th Grade A Honor Roll Jordan Buford, Harry Burges, Marlena Daves, Elena Durant, Justin Elmore, Eli Hardy, Rebecca...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 18, 2019

Jim Rowe Helped To Put The Heart Back In Downtown

Community leaders and downtown business people remember James "Jim" Rowe, who passed away early this month, as a quiet, gentle man who was instrumental in turning downtown Brevard into a vibrant...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 28, 2019

Chamber Recognizes Local Businesses

D.D. Bullwinkel's Outdoors was named Business of the Year and Lucia Gerdes, owner of Cedar Mountain Canteen, was named Business Person of the Year during Saturday's Bre-vard/Transylvania County...

 

Guest Column: Points Of Light Connect Rural, Urban Areas

Twenty years ago this month, I was just finishing up work with the “Rural Prosperity Task Force,” an intense, six-month investigation of rural North Carolina. The 25-member group, made up of people from the rural and urban parts of our state,...

 

Rosenwald News

Tomorrow, our Faces Of Freedom exhibit will open. This marks the fifth annual show, and I am so grateful to Tammy Hopkins and the Transylvania Community Arts Council for generously providing the...

 

Everyday Education: Strengthening Our Skills And Ourselves

As I was leaving the Brevard College’s cafeteria with a friend the other day, he looked around at the young faces, turned to me and said, “You know, I am turning 60 in a few days, and that does not scare me at all; but, if I were turning 18 years...

 

Everyday Education: Balancing Career Goals And Liberal Arts

Part of teaching at a small liberal arts college like Brevard College is advising young people about their academic and career goals and about fulfilling their potential for living a good life. Though personalized and motivational, advising...

 

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