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BRCC Doors Are Open For Spring Registration

The year was 1994, Glenda McCarson, assoc-iate vice president for the Transylvania County Campus, recalled. As she walked through the Blue Ridge Community College doors for the first time to register for classes, McCarson was celebrating her son...

 

Mountain Sun Announces The Natural Play Project

As part of “Get Set Transylvania,” Mountain Sun Community School has partnered with local organizations and is launching the Natural Play Project. MSCS is developing and enhancing its outdoor learning environment in order to provide a space for...

 

Mountain Roots Reaches All Five Elementary Schools

With the leaves starting to change and the temperature's starting to cool, the outdoor education season in Transylvania County is in full swing. Thanks to the generous aid of several grants, Mountain...

 

RHS Inducts 7th Alumni Hall Of Fame Class

Rosman High School recently inducted five new worthy candidates to the Alumni Hall of Fame on Oct. 26. The group repre-sents a wide variety of contributions to RHS and the community. Junior Madison...

 

Rosman High Seniors Improve Their Hometown - Rosman NC

Rosman High School (RHS) wants to instill in its students not just the idea of service to others but also learning about community resources. One way to do this is to continue the annual tradition of...

 

From Brevard Middle School: Students Qualify For Duke Talent Search

Sixteen students from Brevard Middle School were invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program's prestigious Seventh Grade Talent Search, with a number of students qualifying for...

 

Everyday Education: Student Success Can Start At The Library

The Transylvania County Library is here to help support your child’s education from birth through high school and beyond. We want the children in our community to succeed, and there are many ways that your library can assist. We can help find just...

 

BHS Band To Perform At Carnegie Hall - Brevard NC

The Brevard High School Band has been invited to perform at the 2019 New York Invitational Music Festival next spring. This festival offers young musicians the opportunity to play in one of the world'...

 

Mountain Sun Students Learn At Lake Jocassee

The sun breached over the mountains, oars created the sweet sound of a gentle wake, and 300 feet below the Coyote class is the submerged Jocassee Valley. Mountain Sun Community School's middle school...

 

Everyday Education: Rosman High Marching Band Takes First Place

Watching the RHS Marching Band rush into the band classroom with their instruments, happily take their seats, while opening their Chrome laptops to be ready for class was exciting to behold. They had...

 

Everyday Education: The Family Place Helps Youngest Children

Early childhood education is the education of children from birth through age 5 and comes in many forms. Structured child care, preschool, church programs, play, art, imagination, dress up, building, exploration, outside time, reading, gardening and...

 

New Endowed Scholarship Honors Former Brevard College Students - Brevard NC

Brevard College alum Will Crowder from the Charlotte area, Class of 2002, created an endowed scholarship to honor three classmates who have passed away. Once fully funded, the Pinkerton/ Hyde/Connolly Lee Scholarship will be available for award to a...

 

Prospective Students Invited To Visit WCU Campus Oct. 27 - Brevard NC

Prospective students will have a chance to learn about the ins-and-outs of college life as Western Carolina University holds Open House on Saturday, Oct. 27. Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Open House gives visitors a chance to...

 

Everyday Education: Teachers Impacts On Students Are Significant

Every time I see a baby, I can’t help but imagine the rainbow of possibilities which this new life has to offer. And every time I learn about an adolescent or young adult succumbing to any of the many ills of society, be it as victim or...

 

Creative Classroom Grant Applications Are Available

Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) has announced that the application process for 2019-2020 creative classroom grants is now open the Foundation has set aside $18,000 again for these grants out of the more than $25,000...

 

Public, Students Invited To Sandburg Site's 50th Anniversary

On Wednesday, Oct.17, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site will celebrate its 50th anniversary with poetry, music, house and museum tours, outdoor activities, birthday cake and a formal ceremony commemorating Sandburg’s legacy. The public,...

 

BRCC Scholarship Winners Thank Donors

Blue Ridge Community College held its 25th annual Educational Found-ation Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 26. More than 370 attendees representing scholarship recipients and donors...

 

Everyday Education: This Old School Needs Some Extensive Work

I’m sure at least some of you have tuned in to the Public Television show “This Old House” at some time or another. Basically, it’s a show that follows a group of handymen as they rehab old houses. As is often the case, renovations are a...

 

AAUW To Hold Forum On $68 Million School Bond - Brevard NC

The school bond issue is on the November ballot and many voters may be asking this question: Why do we need a $68 million Transylvania County School capital projects bond? If you want to know, then hearing from the people who are most knowledgeable...

 

Widow Endows Scholarship To Honor Late Husband - Brevard NC

They were hiking buddies, for sure, world travelers and hard-working professionals who made a life in their own backyard of Brevard so they could stay close to their aging parents. But most of all the...

 

Everyday Education: Too Much Screen Time? Not In Our Schools

You'd be hard-pressed these days not to find a newspaper article, online news outlet or social media site that doesn't lament our children's excessive screen time. Phones, television, computers - all...

 

Eldest Mountain Sun Alumni Continue Their Journey

In 2014, Mountain Sun Community School graduated its first eighth-grade class. Four students completed their education with Mountain Sun that year and went on to Brevard High School. Four years later, these students are moving into the next phase of...

 

Furrs Provide BRCC Scholarships, Inspiration

After Daniel Furr died from alcohol poisoning nearly 10 years ago on Dec. 27, 2008, his parents, Joe and Sandra Furr, decided to make a concentrated effort to help other youth in the community. They...

 

Brevard College Names Atrium For Grace And Ed Roy

The atrium at Brevard College's McLarty-Goodson Academic Building was packed with alumni and community friends as the college named the space after retired professors and major donors, Grace Jackson...

 

'Celebration Of Education Gala' Highlights Scholarships - Connestee Falls NC

This year's Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program "Celebration of Education Gala" on Friday night, Sept. 21, lived up to its theme, "A Night to Shine." The highlight of the evening came at the...

 

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