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Blue Ridge Community College Nursing Class Of 2023

Blue Ridge Community College presents the nursing class of 2023. The first-year nursing student cohort from the Transylvania County Campus has 17 students who will attend classes... — Updated 9/13/2021

 

Local Students Recognized For Recent Achievement

The following local students were recognized recently: •Lee University congratulates Wesley Pierron, of Pisgah Forest, on earning Dean’s list honors during the spring 2021 semester. Dean’s list recognition is earned by full-t... — Updated 9/13/2021

 

WCU Waiving Admission Application Fees

Western Carolina University officials are waiving admission application fees for both undergraduate and graduate programs for students wanting to enter the university during spring 2022, summer 2022 and fall 2022 academic... — Updated 9/6/2021

 

Some Veterans May Now Be Eligible For Unused Education Assistance Refunds

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has determined approximately 115,000 veterans may be eligible for a refund of their unused Veterans’ Educat-ional Assistance Program (VEAP) contributions total-ing up to $2,700. The VA... — Updated 9/6/2021

 

College Enrolls Record Amount

Brevard College enrolled a record 784 students entering the fall 2021 semester, according to college officials. This fall marks the third consecutive year that Brevard College has set an enrollment record. The prior enrollment reco... — Updated 9/1/2021

 

Blue Ridge Students On Campus For Fall Classes

Blue Ridge Community College has welcomed back students to the Transylvania County Campus for fall 2021 classes. The parking lots and hallways filled up as many students took... — Updated 9/1/2021

 

Brevard Community Band Awards Scholarships

Thanks to the scholarship support of the Brevard Community Band, five local area student musicians are now able to further their music education. The band awarded $7,500 in... — Updated 9/1/2021

 
 By Sara Schmidt    Education

Mountain Sun Community School Welcomes New Staff

Mountain Sun Community School welcomed five new staff members at the start of the 2021-2022 school year: The staff members are Gaby Lachney as Chipmunk assistant teacher; Lisa... — Updated 8/30/2021

 

School Board Votes To Make Masks Mandatory

After reports of rising COVID-19 numbers in Transylvania County schools, in an emergency meeting Friday afternoon the Transylvania County Board of Education voted 4-1 to make masking in schools mandatory, starting today. “This... — Updated 8/30/2021

 

Scholarship Named On Behalf Of Solomon S. Turner

When Solomon Turner graduated in May with a perfect 4.0 and was chosen the recipient of the 2021 President's Award for Scholarship, his success at Brevard College inspired his paren... — Updated 8/25/2021

 

Academy Keeps Mask Wearing In Place

Last week, the Brevard Academy Board of Education left its masking policy in place, with no motion made to change its July 29 vote to mandate masks for the 2021-22 school year. Board Chair Mark Campanini opened the meeting with a... — Updated 8/23/2021

 

County Democratic Party Approves Resolution On School Masking

At its monthly members meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 17, the executive committee of the Transylvania County Democratic Party, led by chairperson Sam Edney, voted unanimously for a resolution calling on the Transylvania County School... — Updated 8/23/2021

 

Brevard College Student Camps At President's House

When Brevard College student Alexa Jennings set out to camp with her family at Davidson River campground early last week, she had no idea she would end up camping in Brevard... — Updated 8/23/2021

 

Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship Award Recipients Announced

The Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship Advisory Board announced its 2021 award recipients. Four Rosman High School graduates and five Brevard High School graduates are receiving $1,000... — Updated 8/18/2021

 

TVS Collects Over 850 Supplies For Sharing House

Lined paper, colored pencils, glue sticks, and neon highlighters overflow boxes after two weeks of collecting school supply donations for the Transylvania County Sharing House.... — Updated 8/18/2021

 

Mission Health Accepting Scholarship Applications

Mission Health is accepting applications from throughout the community for the Kesha Young Health Careers Scholarship, with the aim of making college more affordable for minority high school seniors and college students from wester... — Updated 8/18/2021

 

McDaris: Wear A Mask In School Today

A Sunday evening message from School Superintendent Jeff McDaris called for masks to be mandatory this morning, the first day of the new school year. In the message, which was... — Updated 8/17/2021

 

Win A Signed Banjo And Help The Pisgah District

Don't miss your chance to own a banjo signed by Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers while supporting efforts to clean up dump sites in the Pisgah Ranger District, including but... — Updated 8/16/2021

 

Summit Charter School Foundation Hosts Fundraiser

On Thursday, July 29, supporters of the Summit Charter School Foundation attended a sold out “Toast of the Trees” dinner at The Orchard Restaurant’s Harvest Barn. The event was sponsored by Moët & Chandon champagne and was... — Updated 8/11/2021

 

Brevard High School Introducing The Blue Devil Pass

There will be no more live streaming of Brevard High School football home games due to funding issues, and in its place is the creation of the Blue Devil Pass, according to BHS Athletic Director and Assistant Principal David... — Updated 8/4/2021

 

BC Women's Lacrosse Team Receives IWLCA Recognition

The 2021 Brevard College women’s lacrosse team has been selected as an Academic Honors Squad by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). Rising senior midfielder KC Collins was honored by the IWLCA as... — Updated 7/28/2021

 

The Stars Are Shining In Transylvania County Schools

The stars shine bright in Transylvania County, both in the sky and in the schools. Among the biggest stars in the schools are the 32 seniors from Brevard, Rosman and Davidson River high schools who applied for college scholarships... — Updated 7/21/2021

 

Local Students Recognized For Their Academic Achievements

Editor’s Note: The following students have been recognized for their academic successes. •Furman University President Elizabeth Davis presided over the class of 2021 commencement exercises, which took place Saturday, May 8, at... — Updated 7/19/2021

 

Stewart Receives Appointment To West Point

Parker Stewart, grand-son of Gene and Beverly Stewart of Pisgah Forest, has received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 2025. Stewart is a senior... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Sara Schmidt    Education

Mountain Sun Announces Its 2021 Graduates

Mountain Sun Community School (MSCS) is proud to honor the graduation of four eighth grade students this year: Topher Petersen, Addie Pearl, Lillian Skeen and Izzie Clark. All plan to attend Brevard High School in the fall. The... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

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