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BRCC Scholarships Available

Blue Ridge Community College student Blaine Townsend is applying for one of next year’s Blue Ridge Community College Foundation scholarships. Townsend has already received four... — Updated 11/23/2020


BRCC Offers Health Care Classes

Blue Ridge Community College phlebotomy student Chellbie Messer practices techniques for obtaining blood samples with her instructor, La Vera Messer. Phlebotomy students learn the... — Updated 11/23/2020


BC Students Benefit From Collaborative Learning

Students attending Brevard College will be the beneficiaries of a new, comprehensive focus on Collaborative Learning as an improvement upon the college’s robust commitment to experiential education. The focus of Collaborative... — Updated 11/23/2020

 By Rob Rhodes    Education

BRCC Students Start YouTube Science Channel

Blue Ridge Community College student India Furney and environmental educator Kyle Jones plan to launch a new edutainment series on YouTube that highlights North Carolina's diverse l... — Updated 11/11/2020


BRCC Students Have Many Options

Blue Ridge Community College, in response to COVID-19, offers many alternatives to traditional face-to-face instruction, including online and Hyflex courses so that students can lea... — Updated 11/9/2020


Pamela Powell Creates BC Theatre And Teaching Scholarships

Brevard College means the world to so many, especially alumna Pamela Bowser Powell, class of ‘71. Powell enrolled at Brevard College in 1969 following encouragement from her... — Updated 11/9/2020

 By Carol Hamann    Education

How Will You Celebrate National Education Week?

There is a bumper sticker that says, “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” This year the thank-you recipients needs to not only be teachers but also parents, other relatives, librarians, volunteers, other people, computers... — Updated 11/9/2020


BRCC Staff Makes A Difference

Blue Ridge Community College Wellness Committee members, Terri Locke (far left) and Shawn McMurray (far right), deliver greeting cards to Jennifer McDevitt and Jessica Galloway of... — Updated 11/5/2020

 By McNeill Mann    Education

New Outdoor Learning Environment Coming Soon

Mountain Sun Community School continues to move forward with the next phase of The Natural Play Project (NPP). The Natural Learning Initiative (NLI) at N.C. State in Raleigh... — Updated 10/29/2020


Brevard Academy Announces First Quarter Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Brevard Academy Honor Roll for the first quarter of 2020-21 school year. 3rd Grade A Honor Roll Ariana Areas Villanueva, Eliana Mireya Campanini, Maxwell Peter Duffy, Olivia Sue Ellis,... — Updated 10/29/2020

 By Rob Rhodes    Education

BRCC Instructor Kaczmarek Uses Technology In Artistic Ways

Blue Ridge Community College continuing education instructor Tom Kaczmarek said the concept of the hemispheres of the brain – the right side controlling creativity, imagination... — Updated 10/21/2020


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


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


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