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School Buses To Serve As Wi-Fi Hot Spots For Remote Learning

Starting this week, additional school buses will bring internet access to communities without it to help more North Carolina students connect to school online. Governor Roy Cooper announced the plan to equip more school buses with... — Updated 5/13/2020


Everyday Education: Here's How TCS Students Are Learning

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Governor Roy Cooper closed all North Carolina public schools with an executive order on March 14. Some schools closed for two weeks,... — Updated 5/4/2020


TIME Students Sweep State Science Competition - Brevard, NC

In the fall of 2019, 18 Brevard and Rosman High School students began a semester of authentic science research as part of Transylvania County Schools' TIME 4 Real Science program.... — Updated 5/4/2020


New Free Meal Delivery Program Available For TCS Families

Students enrolled in Transylvania County Schools are eligible to participate in the new Emergency Meals-to-You program, which will provide shelf-stable meals delivered to their... — Updated 5/4/2020


Bringle Honored As Fellow By The Hymn Society

Mary Louise (Mel) Bringle, professor of philosophy and religious studies and coordinator of integrated studies major at Brevard College, will be honored by The Hymn Society in the... — Updated 4/29/2020


Blue Ridge Nurse Aide Students Practice Vital Skills

Blue Ridge Community College is offering a Nurse Aide 1 course this summer beginning May 19 and ending Aug. 6. The blended class will be held both online and on the Transylvania... — Updated 4/29/2020

 By Nona Walker    Education

Connestee Falls Scholarship Program: Nguyen Adapts To Life In The Big Apple

Despite the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program has launched its 33rd year of raising money for scholarships for Transylvania... — Updated 4/29/2020


Local School System Suspends Driving Classes

Transylvania County Schools bus driver training slated for April 27-29 has been suspended indefinitely, due to the constraints of physical distancing. Driver education classes and road training are also on hold at this time.... — Updated 4/22/2020


Dual-Enrollment Students Adjust To Online Learning

Students involved in the College and Career Promise (CCP) program through Blue Ridge Community College have been navigating a new normal when it comes to their education. It isn't... — Updated 4/20/2020

 By Erika Brock    Education

Everyday Education: Use The County Library From Your Home

Everyday Education. The very name of this column represents what a lot of households are adjusting to as a new normal. Some may be learning to navigate doing schoolwork and job-related work from home, and others may be looking for... — Updated 4/20/2020


Long Named All-State

Trevor Long, a 13-year-old eighth grader from Brevard Middle School, earned the second chair tuba position in the 2020 North Carolina All-State Band. He auditioned March 7 at... — Updated 4/14/2020

 By Ben Hardy    Education

BRCC Faculty, Students Adapt To Life Online

Blue Ridge Community College was not immune to the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. While it remains open, as an essential organ-ization within our community, the college prudently... — Updated 4/14/2020


Adams Named Coordinator - Brevard, NC

Stephanie Adams has been named the new Continuing Education coordinator at Blue Ridge Community College. Adams has been affiliated with BRCC for more than 10 years – as a 2014... — Updated 4/6/2020


Brevard Academy Announces Honor Roll For Third Quarter

The following students were named to the Brevard Academy Honor Roll for the third quarter of 2019-20 school year. 3rd Grade A Honor Roll Hadley Lee Boswell, Emma Louise-Marie Brown, Lacy Marie Burgess, Elijah Stewart Burkett,... — Updated 4/6/2020


Everyday Education: Remote Learning And The Role Of The Parent

The last few weeks have turned our worlds upside down regardless of who you are or where you are. Visiting a grocery store is so different and actually worrisome, getting a haircut is just not possible right now, and spending time... — Updated 4/6/2020


Everyday Education: Students Learn To Lead For Today And Tomorrow

Candice Burchill, a graduate of Rosman High School, now teaches theatre at Brevard High School and sponsors the school's Inter-national Thespian Society chapter. "I love seeing the... — Updated 3/30/2020


Everyday Education – Brevard NC

At the time this article was being written, a completely different topic was being researched. Quotes were set, examples were ready and a near draft was complete. Then, late on Saturday, March 14, Governor Roy Cooper announced... — Updated 3/16/2020


TIME Students Present Work In Seattle

Marli Cohen, Isaiah Lefler, Fritz Ruppert, Ada Weaver and alumni Chase Bishop, John Nguyen and Nicole Rideout, student scientists from Transylvania County's TIME 4 Real Science... — Updated 3/14/2020


PFE To Host Fundraiser

Pisgah Forest Elementary School will host a playground fundraiser Monday, March 16, at Oskar Blues, which will donate 10 percent of all drink sales to the playground. Among the activities will be a bounce house from 4:30 p.m. to... — Updated 3/12/2020


Ellenberger To Lead Career And Technical Education

Superintendent Jeff McDaris has named Missy Ellenberger as director of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and high school curriculum for Transylvania County Schools, effective... — Updated 3/12/2020


BC Professor Launches Online Magazine

Upscale Appalachia is a new, online magazine focusing on local, mountain culture. Transylvania is a thriving mountain commun-ity and the perfect backdrop for exploring both traditional and contem-porary culture. Scholar Walt... — Updated 3/11/2020


Self-Help $1,000 Scholarship Application Deadline Is April 30

Self-Help Credit Union (, which is located at 40 Forest Gate Drive in Pisgah Forest, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a local student who demonstrates a commitment to community service. Applicants will be... — Updated 3/11/2020


Varley Excited To Tackle N.C. Career Coach Position

Brevard High School, Davidson River School and Rosman High School students and staff are getting to know their new N.C. Career Coach, Bailey Varley. Varley, who is employed by Blue... — Updated 3/11/2020


Application Deadline For High School Girls STEM Mentorship Is March 13

The N.C. Department of Administration’s Council for Women & Youth Involvement (CFWYI) is accepting applications for the annual Lady Cardinal Mentorship Program. The mentorship program is a 5-week summer enrichment opportunity... — Updated 3/9/2020


Number Of Homeless Depends On Definition

Many people often ask, “How big of a problem is homelessness in Transyl-vania County?” Depending on whom you ask, you will most likely receive a variety of responses. As a school social worker and the homeless education... — Updated 3/9/2020


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