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Brevard College To Hold Commencement In September-Brevard NC

Brevard College has rescheduled its commencement ceremony for this year's seniors to Sept. 20, 2020, during Family Weekend. The commencement ceremony was initially scheduled for Saturday, May 9, on the Brevard College... — Updated 5/29/2020


Brevard High Scruggs Scholarship Winners Announced

The Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship Advisory Board has announced its annual award recipients. Eleven Brevard High School and Rosman High School graduates will each receive a $1,000... — Updated 7/20/2020


Wilbanks, Harrison Win Ruth Jones Scholarships 2020 Winners Announced

Conserving Carolina has announced the winners of the annual Ruth Jones Scholarship. Two Transylvania County high school students have been selected to receive $1,500 for higher education in the fields of health and environmental... — Updated 7/9/2020


BRCC Graduate To Become Physician Assistant – Brevard, NC

In the fall of 2020, Michele Smith will enter the Wingate Physician Assistant program in Hendersonville. The Brevard local has been working towards this educational goal for five... — Updated 7/9/2020


Safety Measures Taken For Cooperative Extension Class

Farmers and landscapers alike need to keep up with many different changes to pesticides and pest management tools. This requires them to attend classes each year to maintain state and federal mandated CEUs. With COVID-19... — Updated 7/6/2020

 By Nona Walker    Education

Connestee Falls Scholarship Winners Announced-Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools recently announced the recipients of this year's Connestee Falls scholarships. They are a talented and deserving group of 12 seniors from both Brevard... — Updated 7/1/2020


TCSEF Continues Advocacy In Spite Of COVID-19

In spite of the necessary cancellation of this year’s Taste of Transylvania, the Transylvania County Schools Education Foundation (TCSEF) continues its mission to promote, develop and encourage public and private support of... — Updated 7/1/2020


Transylvanians In College

Cedarville University Kaylee Howell of Brevard, who is majoring in biology, was named to the dean’s list for spring at Cedarville University in Ohio. This recognition required Howell to maintain a 3.75 GPA and carry a minimum of... — Updated 7/1/2020


Connestee Falls Scholarship: Caroline Dockery Is Baking Up A Bright Future

No matter how hard you try, you will not find a sweeter woman than Caroline Dockery. She is the founder of Morsel Cookie Company, a fledging business getting ready to fly. And her... — Updated 7/1/2020


BRCC Hosting FAFSA Night

Blue Ridge Community College is hosting a free FAFSA Night from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, at its Transylvania County Campus to help any student interested in filling out their FAFSA. FAFSA Nights are one of several ways the... — Updated 6/29/2020

 By John Lanier    Education

School Board Suspends Career, College Readiness Portfolio Graduation Requirement -Brevard NC

Monday, June 15, the Transylvania County Board of Education voted unanimously to suspend implementing a Career and College Readiness Portfolio as a requirement for graduation. When the state abolished senior projects last year,... — Updated 6/22/2020


Smart Start Named 2020 Parsec Prize Recipient

Smart Start of Transylvania County (SSTC) has been named a 2020 Parsec Prize recipient. This year’s unrestricted grants totaling $200,000 help support those working diligently and effectively to prioritize educational and... — Updated 6/22/2020


Members of Rosman Class of 2020 Officially Receive Diplomas

On Monday, the Rosman High School Class of 2020 offically became former high school students, as graduating seniors drove by campus to collect their diplomas. It wasn't the... — Updated 6/17/2020


Library's Summer Reading Program Activities Underway

Although things may be a little different this summer, the Transylvania County Library’s Summer Reading program for children and teens, “Imagine Your Story,” will still give youth from birth to grade 12 an opportunity to... — Updated 6/15/2020


State Releases Health Guidelines For Schools

New health guidelines released Monday represent a first step to help North Carolina K-12 public schools find a safe way to open to in-person instruction for the 2020-21 academic year, health and education leaders announced Monday.... — Updated 6/10/2020


BRCC Welcomes New Faculty For Human Services Technology

Andrea Craven, an experienced social worker with strong ties to the community, will teach students majoring in human services technology as Blue Ridge Community College's new... — Updated 6/10/2020


Transylvanians In College

Western Governors University Kelli Walsh of Brevard has earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Western Governors Univer-sity. The online, nonprofit university has graduated more than 167,000 students from across the country... — Updated 6/10/2020


BRCC Students Back For Essential Training And Coursework

Blue Ridge Community College welcomed some students back to campus recently. The North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), the governing body for community colleges in North... — Updated 6/10/2020


Duke, Brevard FUMC Offer Summer Literacy Program

First United Methodist Church has received a grant from The Duke Endowment to host a summer literacy program designed to help early readers avoid the learning loss that can happen over the long school break. Along with nine other... — Updated 6/8/2020


Transylvanians In College

Belmont University Madeleine Lefler and Sara Megown, both of Brevard, have been named to the dean’s list at Belmont University for the spring 2020 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality... — Updated 6/8/2020


BC's Bensel Pens Poetic Biography

Dr. Alyse Bensel, assistant professor of English at Brevard College and director of the Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference, has written a new book titled "Rare Wondrous Things:... — Updated 6/8/2020


BRCC New Pathway Helps Aspiring Teachers

Aspiring teachers have a new career pathway that can begin during high school. Blue Ridge Career and College Promise (CCP) students will have the opportunity to take part in one of... — Updated 6/8/2020


Mountain School Of Strings Offers Summer Classes

Children and adults looking for a creative outlet this summer are encouraged to check out the offerings of Mountain School of Strings (MtnSOS), formerly Transylvania Youth Strings.... — Updated 6/1/2020


Nursing Career Is Goal Of Isabella Patterson

Isabella Patterson will have great stories to tell about her freshman year at UNC-Wilmington. She can share her experiences pledging and joining a sorority, hanging with friends at... — Updated 6/1/2020


Everyday Education: Families Deal With Side Effects Of COVID-19

Everyone is affected by this terrible epidemic. The behavior of young families with schoolchildren and working mothers and fathers has changed. Of course, the worst conditions occur when the parents have been laid off and the... — Updated 6/1/2020


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