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 By Erika Brock    Education

Award Winning Books For Youth Announced

Every year I wait with excitement to learn which books for youth will be named the best of the best and this year was no different. Publishers, educators, readers and librarians such as myself eagerly await the day that the Youth M... — Updated 2/3/2020


TCS Students Enjoy Sharing Their Projects

Students from different county schools participated in a Science Fair at the county library last week.... — Updated 2/3/2020


Students To Display Science, Technology Prowess

Children and adults of all ages are invited to the Science & Technology Expo Thursday, Jan. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Rogow Room in the Transylvania County Library. Light refr... — Updated 1/29/2020


Blue Ridge To Offer SHRM Exam Prep Course In February

Continuing to help its students reach their summit, Blue Ridge Community College now offers a Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) exam prep course taught by its very own human resources director, SHRM member and... — Updated 1/22/2020


RES Is Collecting Used Books

Rosman Elementary School (RES) is currently collecting new and gently used books for its seventh annual Give 5, Read 5 book drive. Books collected go home with RES students to build their personal, at-home libraries. The hope is... — Updated 1/22/2020


Golden LEAF Scholarship Applications Due March 1

Golden LEAF Scholarship information and applications for 2020-21 are now available at A total of 215 awards will be offered to first-time recipients from qualifying counties for the 2020-21 academic year.... — Updated 1/22/2020


Schumacher Named Staff Person Of The Year

Blue Ridge registrar Sara Schumacher was recently named recipient of the 2020 North Carolina Community College System Staff of the Year Award. Schumacher was chosen after an applica... — Updated 1/22/2020


Gardner Institute Receives Gates Foundation Grant

The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, located in Brevard, has been selected by, and will receive a grant from, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to serve as an Intermediary for Scale. The... — Updated 1/20/2020


Teaching: A Circus With No Time For Clowns

Every job has its obstacles, and most every job has some benefits—perhaps only pay if nothing else. It’s easy to misunderstand or be ignorant of all the requirements of any job unless you yourself have done it or intimately... — Updated 1/20/2020


Understanding The Read To Achieve Program

If you are a parent of a third grader in North Carolina, you have more than likely heard about the North Carolina Read to Achieve Program. You might have been invited to a parent night explaining this program or received monthly... — Updated 1/14/2020


BRCC Offers Spring Continuing Education Classes

Blue Ridge Community College has released the continuing education classes they are offering this spring. They are: Art Drawing Fundamentals meets Feb. 3-March 23 on Mondays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Registration fee is $65. Automotive A... — Updated 1/13/2020


Holocaust Survivor To Address Audience Of All Ages

Holocaust survivor Walter Ziffer will address an audience of all ages in Ingram Auditorium at Brevard College, this Thursday, Jan. 16, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Thanks to Brevard Middle School with support from Brevard College and... — Updated 1/13/2020


Brevard Academy Students Participate In Mock Trial

The Brevard Academy middle school AIG (Academically or Intellectually Gifted) students took to the courtroom earlier last month in their first ever mock trial. Due to high profile... — Updated 1/8/2020


Dr. Monica Flippin Wynn Joins The Gardner Institute

The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (Gardner Institute), a national nonprofit focused on helping higher education institutions improve teaching,... — Updated 12/31/2019


Schenck Students Graduate

Blue Ridge Community College’s Adult Education and Literacy Department celebrated the accomplishments of its 2019 graduates from the High School Equivalency and Adult High School... — Updated 12/30/2019


Blue Ridge Offers Leadership Course

Gain the skills to be a better leader in an ever-changing economic business environment through the new Blue Ridge Community College course, “Leading Forward in the 21st Century.” Learn to coach, inspire and build an effective... — Updated 12/30/2019

 By Ben Eller    Education

Program Provides $111,000 In Scholarships

On Dec. 18 the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program presented checks to Transylvania County Schools, Brevard College and Blue Ridge Community College. Each received $37,000,... — Updated 12/26/2019


BRCC Announces Employee Awards For 2020

At Blue Ridge Community College, employees play a significant role in their students' lives - as teachers, advisors and mentors. The faculty and staff assist students in finding... — Updated 12/23/2019


Working To Help Children In Need Of Hope

Imagine trying to navigate your world at 16 when your mother has moved to a neighboring county to live with her boyfriend. Or having to maintain a relationship just so you have somewhere warm to sleep at night. Imagine having to... — Updated 12/23/2019


BES Awarded Go Outside (GO) Grant

The NC Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council (OHAC) has awarded a NC Schools Go Outside (GO) Grant to Brevard Elementary School. The $1,000 grant is for the fifth-grade students to participate in the Muddy Sneakers program. Deanna... — Updated 12/16/2019


Wellness: A Needed Investment In Teachers

Classrooms across our community are a buzz with teachers and students eagerly entering their final week before winter break. The almost two weeks will offer a break from the early morning hustle out the door, a break from the... — Updated 12/16/2019


BRCC Students Prepare For Exams

Blue Ridge Community College fall semester ends Dec. 11, and spring semester starts Jan. 7. Spring admissions are happening now through Dec. 20. Call (828) 883-2520 or visit... — Updated 12/9/2019


Honoring Promise Of Equity For All Students

In a recent article I wrote for The Transylvania Times, I outlined the Transylvania County School System's efforts to offer students, particularly high school students, a variety... — Updated 12/9/2019 Full story


Summit Charter Receives Grant To Fund School Nurse

Summit Charter School, a public charter school in the Cashiers-Highlands plateau, has announced it has received a grant from the Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation to fund a... — Updated 12/2/2019


BC Scholarship Luncheon Fosters Relationships

Last month, scholarship donors and student recipients gathered for Brevard College's scholarship luncheon. Throughout the course of the afternoon, students, alumni and friends of... — Updated 12/2/2019


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