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BRCC Instructors And Students Meet New Coordinator

Blue Ridge Community College welcomes Mary Caroline Gaylord, who goes by “MC,” to the Continuing Education team at the Transylvania County campus. Gaylord is filling the shoes o... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

Blue Ridge Community College To Host Two Automotive Showcases

Blue Ridge Community College will host two Automotive Showcases on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., so upcoming students interested in... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

NCWorks Is Ready To Help

Although many things have changed in 2020, the Transylvania County NCWorks Career Center is still open and ready to help. Pictured from the left are the NC Works Career Center... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

Shade Wilbanks Studies To Have Her Own Farm

Shade Wilbanks' family has always placed great value on education. They moved to Pisgah Forest nine years ago so their four girls – Grace, Trinity, Madalynn and Shade – could... — Updated 9/16/2020

 
 By Erin Brewton    Education

Counselors Help Students Face Turbulent World

School is back in session and families are once again having to settle into a new norm. Youngsters have become masters of the Zoom world, back to school shopping has basically consisted of adding more pajamas to the wardrobe, and... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

USDA Extends Free Meals For All Children

As schools reopen, Transylvania County Schools has announced that free meals for all children age 18 and under will be available now through Dec. 31, 2020. The extension of a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture... — Updated 9/2/2020

 

BRCC Announces Continuing Education Classes

Blue Ridge Community College is offering the following fall Continuing Education classes: Art Learning and Loving Watercolor meets Sept. 14 – Oct. 19 on Mondays from 2 - 5 p.m. Registration fee is $75. Automotive /... — Updated 8/26/2020

 
 By Sara Schmidt    Education

Mountain Sun Community Welcomes New Staff

Mountain Sun Community School welcomed four new staff members at the start of the 2020-2021 school year: Anne Nicoletti as primary lead teacher and kindergarten teacher, Anna Heard... — Updated 8/24/2020

 

BRCC's Kearns Helps Students Find Solutions

As a first generation, non-traditional student, Blue Ridge Community College math faculty member Ben Kearns can relate to the wide variety of students he encounters in the math... — Updated 8/24/2020

 

Guiding Our Community Back To School

Teaching everyone takes everyone. And it's the kids that count. These mottos past and present of Transylvania County Schools remind us that even in the midst of a global pandemic, public schools offer every child a chance for a... — Updated 8/20/2020

 

Brevard College Class Of 1968 Surpasses Fundraising Goal

Brevard College has announced that the class of 1968 has surpassed its fundraising goal of $25,000 to create a class scholarship to help future students. The Class of 1968 Endowed... — Updated 8/17/2020

 

Brevard College Announces Lin Kolb Endowed Scholarship

Brevard resident Lin Kolb passed away in late July. She and her husband, Ken Kolb, were fixtures on the campus, attending athletic and fine arts events, as well as many other... — Updated 8/17/2020

 

Blue Ridge Ready For Safe Semester For All

While all of the local public schools and Brevard College transitioned to all-online learning last March, Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) kept holding some classes in person,... — Updated 8/17/2020

 

Brevard P.E.O. Awards Three Scholarships

On Friday, July 31, P.E.O Chapter of Brevard presented three local women with scholarships for their 2020-21 school years. Scholarship recipients Tenille Leonard and Calee Lance... — Updated 8/10/2020

 

Final Thoughts Of Brevard High's Top Students

(Editor's Note: The Transylvania Times typically runs excerpts of the graduation speeches given by the valedictorian and salutatorian. Since there were no graduation ceremonies this... — Updated 8/10/2020

 

BRCC Faculty Prepares For Fall Semester

Blue Ridge Community College faculty are attending training on the techniques and technologies required for successful implementation of the HyFlex model, which will be used by many courses in the fall semester. The HyFlex model is... — Updated 8/5/2020

 

BC Unveils New Athletic Suite

The Bo and Barbara Hulsey Athletic Suite was unveiled in a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week at the Boshamer Gymnasium on the Brevard College campus. The Bo and Barbara Hulsey Athletic Suite will be the new home for the BC... — Updated 8/5/2020

 

BRCC Registering For Fall Semester

Blue Ridge Community College’s Transylvania County Campus Faculty Chair Ben Hardy works with Associate in Arts student Suzanne Pittman to build a schedule for the fall semester.... — Updated 8/3/2020

 

Three Students Receive Prized Scholarships

Transylvania County Schools wants to recognize three hallmark scholarship awards that illustrate the wide range of pathways available to students preparing for careers of... — Updated 8/3/2020

 

Community Foundation Awards Scholarships Totaling $510,250

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently approved scholarships totaling $510,250 to 94 western North Carolina students in 57 schools in 21 counties. More than 60 volunteers from the community worked to... — Updated 7/27/2020

 

Retired Educators Seek Community Donations

Plans for re-opening schools are being finalized and may shift as the year progresses. One thing that will always remain the same is the need for school supplies to help every student have a good day, every day, in the local... — Updated 7/27/2020

 

Sheffield Receives Scholarship

The Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) congratulates Emily Sheffield, who is the recipient of an LGFCU Scholarship Award. Sheffield will use the scholarship to study at UNC-Charlotte and is one of 120 deserving high... — Updated 7/27/2020

 

Brevard College Awarded $7,000 From Lake Toxaway Charities

Appalachia has a storied history of tight communities. Life in the mountains was often remote and as a result neighbors frequently looked after one another, celebrated milestones, and helped community members through difficult... — Updated 7/27/2020

 

Cjon Conley Selected As Bonner Scholar At Mars Hill University

Cjon Drakkar Conley of Brevard has been selected as a Bonner Scholar at Mars Hill University for fall 2020. He is a 2020 graduate of Brevard High School, where he was active in the... — Updated 7/27/2020

 

Graduating Seniors Earn Prestigious Awards

Graduating seniors in the Class of 2020 earned many prestigious awards to help offset the cost of college starting this fall. Local and regional scholarships are a major factor helping Transylvania County Schools students prepare... — Updated 7/27/2020

 

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