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School Staff To Look At Housing Project

The Transylvania County Board of Education has authorized staff to further investigate a proposed affordable housing project off County Country Road on property owned by the school system. During its regular meeting last week, the... — Updated 11/24/2021


Students Enjoy An Early Thanksgiving Dinner

The photos on this page show Thanksgiving meals being served and enjoyed recently at Brevard and Pisgah Forest elementary schools, and Rosman Middle, plus some of the folks who... — Updated 11/24/2021


WCU To Focus On 'Giving' Scholarship Assistance

Western Carolina University will focus its annual Giving Tuesday initiative on raising $250,000 for scholarship assistance for those students who all too often fall through the cracks between merit-based awards for top scholars... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Ben Hardy    Education

Blue Ridge Community College Offers Fertile Ground For Growth

 Blue Ridge Community College student Felipe Duenes was looking for an opportunity to grow professionally and better provide for his family. He found fertile soil at Blue Ridge. Duenes, a native of Miami, Florida, and son of... — Updated 11/22/2021


Students Ask For Mental Health Help

On Wednesday morning, a number of the Brevard High School student body staged a walkout to raise awareness about mental health issues in response to recent deaths among students in... — Updated 11/18/2021


School Board Votes To Make Masks Optional

In their regular meeting Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education voted 3-2 to make masking in schools optional beginning on Nov. 29. Board member Kimsey Jackson made the motion to make the masks optional, and it... — Updated 11/18/2021


Brevard Academy Board Continues To Uphold Mask Mandate

In their first in-person regular meeting in about two years, the Brevard Academy Board of Directors last week voted to keep their universal masking policy by a 5-2 vote. Board members Lee Burgess and Mark Franklin voted against... — Updated 11/15/2021


RHS Graduate Receives Tinsley Scholarship

The Transylvania County Schools Education Foundation (TCSEF) is pleased to announce that Allison Snyder, a graduate of Rosman High School and a student at Western Carolina University, has been awarded the $1,500 Jim Bob and Dottie... — Updated 11/15/2021


Officials: COVID-19 Impacted School Data Results

As of Oct. 23, data shows that reading and mathematics proficiency for kindergarten through third grade in Transylvania County Schools (TCS) were below the accepted benchmarks. School officials said they expected the declines and... — Updated 11/10/2021


Brevard College To Award 3 Full-Tuition Scholarships For 2022

Brevard College announced this week that it would award three full-tuition scholarships to new students entering Brevard College in the fall, 2022, semester. Leadership at Brevard College designed the new program as a means to... — Updated 11/10/2021


Brevard College's Dr. Holten Retiring At End Of Semester

Brevard College has announced that Dr. Kathryn Holten, vice-president of alumni affairs and development, will be retiring at the end of the fall semester. Holten has been with the college since 2015, when Dr. David Joyce,... — Updated 11/10/2021


School Of Science And Mathematics Accepting Applications

Second-year high school students across North Carolina who have an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, can now apply for a free-tuition... — Updated 11/3/2021


Rosman High School Thankful For Recent Donations

Rosman High School Athletics recently received a pair of donations to their program: $25,000 from the Carolina Panthers and money for a new volleyball netting system and other sports equipment from the Mary and Bob Graham Family Fu... — Updated 10/27/2021


BC Alumnus Honors Parents With Endowed Scholarship

Brevard College has announced the establishment of the Ellis Family Endowed Scholarship, which honors the life work of Rev. Lloyd Donald (Don) Ellis and his wife, Clara Mae Taylor Ellis. The scholarship has been fully funded... — Updated 10/27/2021

 By Sara Schmidt    Education

Mountain Sun Expands With New Elementary Class

Last spring, the Board of Directors for Mountain Sun Community School (MSCS) voted to open a new elementary class for the 2021-2022 school year. Increased demand for spots in the... — Updated 10/25/2021


Brevard Academy Director Resigns

After only a few months in the job, Ryan Hinkleman on Thursday tendered his resignation as the director of Brevard Academy. The academy’s Board of Directors made the public aware of the situation at 1 p.m. on Friday. No reason... — Updated 10/25/2021


Brian Davison Named College's Distinguished Alumni

Brian Davison, a 2007 alumnus of Brevard College and currently the vice president of basketball development and affairs for the 2021 NBA World Champion Milwaukee Bucks, was... — Updated 10/20/2021


UNC Asheville To Host Conference On African American Experience In WNC

UNC Asheville’s 8th annual African Americans in Western North Carolina & Southern Appalachia Conference returns on Nov. 6th. This virtual event will feature keynote speakers and panel discussions connected to this year’s... — Updated 10/20/2021


BC Celebrates Homecoming Again In Person

The faculty, staff and students of Brevard College were pleased to welcome back alumni to campus after 2020's Homecoming was forced to go virtual due to the pandemic. A week of... — Updated 10/18/2021


BRCC Begins Spring Registration Oct. 18

Blue Ridge Community College Associate in Arts student Kina Howell is excited to register for the spring semester. After realizing that she wasn’t sure of her direction while away at university, Howell decided to return home and... — Updated 10/18/2021


BC President, Wife Honored With Sculpture

A new sculpture on the Brevard College campus was unveiled Saturday at Homecoming to celebrate the decade-long tenure and accomplishments of Brevard College President, The Rev. Dr.... — Updated 10/13/2021


Brevard College Senior Receives UPS Scholarship

Asheville native Morgan Rice, a senior at Brevard College majoring in health science, has received a $3,200 UPS Scholarship for the current academic year. The scholarship is provided by North Carolina Independent Colleges and... — Updated 10/13/2021

 By Sara Schmidt    Education

Mountain Sun Staying On At Music Center Campus

Mountain Sun Community School (MSCS) is pleased to announce its newly signed long-term use agreement with Brevard Music Center (BMC). The agreement allows MSCS to continue as... — Updated 10/6/2021


Student Health Ambassadors Back On College Campuses

The Student Health Ambassadors are back on campuses throughout western North Carolina this fall, in an initiative led by UNC Asheville, with support from Dogwood Health Trust. A $486,524 grant from Dogwood Health Trust will fund... — Updated 10/4/2021


BRCC Accounting Instructor Capitalizes On Experience

Blue Ridge Community College students who study accounting have a new mentor on campus, Ashley Larach. Larach, who is a certified public accountant (CPA) and is finishing a Master’s in accounting at Western Governors University,... — Updated 10/4/2021


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