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Brevard High Students Take Top Honors

Brevard High School students once again came away with the lion's share of awards at the Region 8 Western Regional Science & Engineering Fair held on Feb. 13 and 14 in the... — Updated 3/4/2020


Expo Reveals Power Of Science In Local Schools

Walk into the Transylvania County Library's Rogow Room for an hour one recent evening and you might have thought you were in a giant play room. Children drove remote control... — Updated 3/2/2020

 By Paul Welch    Education

Applying The First Amendment In Public Schools

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the... — Updated 2/24/2020


BRCC Adds Associate's Degree In Human Services Tech

Blue Ridge Community College is adding a new associate's degree in human services technology beginning fall semester 2020. The degree will have pathways in social services and... — Updated 2/24/2020


Grace Munro Roy Honors Daughter With Scholarship

Grace Munro Roy recently honored her daughter, Jenny Munro, by establishing an endowed scholarship in her name at Brevard College. The Jenny Munro Endowed Scholarship will provide... — Updated 2/24/2020


How GetSet Transylvania Has Promoted Early Education

GetSet Transylvania is turning heads across the nation, with the gains the collaborative group has made in supporting early education. With all of the attention that has come to the group due to a partnership with Sesame Street in... — Updated 2/19/2020


Blue Ridge Announces Spring Continuing Education Classes

Blue Ridge Community College will offer the following Continuing Education classes this spring: Art Learning and Loving Watercolor meets March 30-May 18 on Mondays from 2 to 5 p.m. Registration fee is $75. Pastel Painting meets... — Updated 2/19/2020


Students' Warm Hearts Provide Warm Clothes

"The cold never bothered me anyway" - Elsa, from "Frozen," 2013. Perhaps the cold never bothered Elsa, but for the rest of us, it bites! That's why Brevard High School's Interact... — Updated 2/19/2020


Brevard Academy Board Handles Several Items

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors handled several business items at its meeting last Wednesday evening, but tabled making a decision on allowing The Family Place to conduct parent-education... — Updated 2/17/2020


The Arts Make A Difference In Our Schools

At Brevard Elementary School, the arts make all the difference! This school is in its third year as an A+ arts-based school, which makes the arts the vehicle for teaching standard... — Updated 2/17/2020


BRCC Holds Spring Transfer Fair – Brevard, NC

Blue Ridge Community College students learned about programs, scholarships and admissions requirements from popular transfer destinations, including Brevard College, Liberty... — Updated 2/10/2020


NAACP Committee Helps Students, Teachers

For the founding members of the Transylvania NAACP Education Committee, it’s hard to believe the first meeting took place almost six years ago. Chairperson Sheila Mooney has headed the group since its formation. “Our goal... — Updated 2/10/2020

 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


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