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Brevard High Seeks Funds To Restore Piano

For more than 40 years, the Brevard High School Chorus and Theater performances have been accompanied by beautiful music being created by many talented pianists and one piano. The singular piano is a...

 
 By Ellen OBrien    Education    June 13, 2019 

Connestee Falls Scholarship Winner Stephanie McCall Pursues Writing Career

If you ask Stephanie McCall, 2004 recipient of a Connestee Falls scholarship, who she is, she would be most likely to answer first, that she is a writer, and second, that she is a person with...

 
 By Nona Walker    Education    June 6, 2019

Connestee Falls Scholarship Winners Named

On Thursday, May 16, Transylvania County Schools held its 36th recognition evening in the Brevard High School Auditorium. Seventeen graduating seniors, two more than last year, received scholarships...

 

Transylvania County School System Honors Retirees

On Monday evening, Transylvania County Schools honored this year’s retirees with awards and dessert. Superintendent Jeff McDaris said some of the retirees have worked their entire careers in...

 

RHS After-Prom Lock-In Is A Huge Success

“Are you serious? Someone really donated a Nintendo Switch? Wow!” “How are you giving out the senior prizes this year?” “Will you be on my 3-on-3 team? We’re going to beat everyone...

 

BMS Students Learn The 'Reality Of Money'

Brevard Middle School students spent a day earlier this month learning about financial realities during the “Reality of Money” event organized by State Employees’ Credit Union. “Reality of...

 

Everyday Education: Local Library Offers 'A Universe Of Stories'

It’s that time of year when school is wrapping up and students start counting down the days until summer break. As the school year comes to a close, we at the Transylvania County Library are gearing up for our biggest program of the year – Summer...

 

Brevard College Honors Lifetime Philanthropists

Brevard College celebrated the contributions of friends and donors at its annual appreciation event on May 17 by inducting nine donors into the college’s lifetime giving circles. Those honored repre...

 

At Brevard College: Democracy Project Recognizes Local Students

Last Tuesday, May 14, a large crowd gathered at Brevard College’s Porter Center to recognize middle school students involved in this year’s Democracy Project competition. The Democrary Project...

 

Everyday Education: Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started

Being a new teacher today is remarkably different from being a new teacher 25 or so years ago, but many things do remain the same. I began my career in the early 90s in a nearby public school system. After a four-month student teaching assignment, I...

 

Blue Ridge To Start Summer Continuing Education Classes

Blue Ridge Community College has begun enrollment for its summer Continuing Education classes. The classes are as follows: Art Understanding Color meets June 3-July 22 on Mondays from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Registration fee is $60. Pastel Painting meets...

 

Transylvanians Graduate From Blue Ridge

The following students from Transylvania County graduated from Blue Ridge Community College on Saturday, May 11. The students are listed with their program of study. Justin Luke Aiken, college...

 

BRCC Students Prepare To Become EMTs

Training is underway at the Blue Ridge Transylvania campus through the Continuing Education program to prepare students to work in the emergency medical field. The 200 hour EMT Basic program provides...

 

Student DJs Made BHS Prom Spectacular

They're all so beautiful, so handsome - the young women in gowns that allow them to look like the princesses they once read about in fairy tales, the young men sporting jackets and ties to match, all...

 

Frick-Ruppert Chosen For Senior Leadership Academy

Brevard College has announced that Dr. Jennifer Frick-Ruppert is one of 41 administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in the...

 

BRCC Students Spend Week Studying In Cuba

Blue Ridge Community College students and faculty recently participated in the college's first-ever study abroad trip, held during the college's spring break, from April 13-20. Ten students and two...

 

Connestee Falls Kicks Off Another Year Of Providing Scholarships

The Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program has kicked off its 32 year of raising funds for scholarships for Transylvania County students. Last year the program divided $106,500 equally among Blue Ridge Community College, Bre-vard College and...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Education    May 6, 2019

BHS Junior Senior Prom Held At Lumber Yard

Brevard High Students enjoyed a night of celebration at the Brevard Lumber Yard during the 2019 Junior Senior Prom!...

 

Brevard High Band Strikes Gold In New York

Members of the Brevard High School Band enjoyed a peak experience in early April, performing at the 2019 New York Invitational Music Festival in one of the world's great music venues, Carnegie Hall....

 

Blue Ridge To Hold Commencement Exercises

The 229 members of the Blue Ridge Community College Class of 2019 will celebrate their graduation on Saturday, May 11, when the college holds its annual commencement ceremony. The most popular majors...

 

Early Education Often Has Greatest Impact

Smart Start of Transylvania County funds or administers several programs that prepare local children for kindergarten. One of the most impactful is the NC Pre-K Program, a state and federally funded program, free to eligible families, that provides...

 
 By Dan DeWitt    Education    May 6, 2019

For Rise And Shine: Annual Fundraiser Exceeds Expectations

The sellout crowd at Rise and Shine Neighbors in Ministry's annual Motown Memories fundraiser delivered a record amount in donations to the organization and, thanks to a new emphasis on conservation,...

 

BRCC Field Trip Inspires RMS Eighth Graders

Blue Ridge Community College welcomed Rosman Middle School eighth grade students to their three campuses for a day-long tour on Friday, April 26. The activity bus traveled to the Main Campus in Flat...

 

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