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WCU, BRCC seal direct-entry admission agreement

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CULLOWHEE — Graduates of Blue Ridge Community College will have an easier time transferring to Western Carolina University after leaders of the two institutions of higher education endorsed a direct-entry admission program Thursday.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

BRCC police chief wins worldwide association's 40 under 40 Leadership Award

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Blue Ridge Community College Police Chief Daran Dodd, who built the campus police force from the ground up and instituted active shooter and sexual assault training for students and faculty, was recently selected as one of 40 law enforcement professionals from around the world to receive the International Association of Chiefs of Police 40 Under 40 Leadership Award.   Read Story »

Tags: BRCC | school shootings | law enforcement | Laura Leatherwood | Daran Dodd | active shooter

Henderson County News

County OKs $23 million building plan at BRCC

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday authorized a $23 million capital plan that will result in a 50,000-square-foot classroom building, police training facility, Patton Building renovations and other repairs on the Blue Ridge Community College campus.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Carburetors play Music by the Lake on Sunday

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Henderson County Life

Carolina Blue opens Music by the Lake at BRCC

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Henderson County News

BRCC names Small Business Director

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Henderson County News

Funeral service is set Friday for Dr. Killian

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A memorial service for William David "Bill" Killian has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at the Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Greg Williams officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Celebrating 50th birthday, BRCC unveils rebrand

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In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Blue Ridge Community College unveiled a new brand, Education Elevated, during a presentation to more than 200 faculty and staff today.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

$750,000 gift jumpstarts BRCC campaign

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Henderson County News

BRCC names new president

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Henderson County News

Ask Matt...about the Blue Ridge Conference Hall

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Q. How is the Conference Hall at Blue Ridge Community College doing in terms of what was expected when it was built?   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

City Council OKs health-ed building

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Despite residents' concerns about traffic, the Hendersonville City Council last week gave its blessing to the three-story Joint Health Education Center on two acres of land on Sixth Avenue West at North Oak Street.   Read Story »

Tags: Pardee Hospital | BRCC | Wingate University

Henderson County News

Local history course offered on line for teachers

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For the first time, a local history class will be offered on line to public school teachers in a cooperative effort announced today by the Center for Cultural Preservation and Blue Ridge Community College.   Read Story »

Tags: History | BRCC | Jennie Jones Giles | Center for Cultural Preservation

Henderson County Business

Wingate plans nursing, physical therapy degrees in new building

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Henderson County and the city of Hendersonville have agreed to buy an acre of land and build a $16 million health sciences building for use by Wingate University, which plans to add a nursing school and a physical therapy program to its current curriculum at its Hendersonville campus. Pardee and Blue Ridge Community College are also partners in the agreement, commiting to use space in the building as well.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Pardee Hospital | BRCC | Hendersonville City Council | Wingate University | Jerry McGee

Henderson County News

Duke gives $250,000 for brewery and winery training at BRCC

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Duke Energy awarded $249,867 to and Blue Ridge Community College to help train new and current workers in the growing brewery, winery and cider-making industry in Henderson and Transylvania counties.   Read Story »

Tags: BRCC | Sierra Nevada | Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | Burntshirt Vineyards | breweries

Henderson County News

BRCC giving up baseball field

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Four years after Blue Ridge Community College pulled the plug on its controversial baseball program, BRCC officials are giving up management of the most visible vestige of the short-lived Blue Ridge Bears.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Jennie Giles pursues mission for local history

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Jennie Jones Giles is talking about how the General Assembly stole Saluda from Henderson County by redrawing the Polk County line.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

BRCC wins $485,000 grant for training upgrades

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The Golden LEAF Foundation has awarded Blue Ridge Community College a $485,000 Mid Skills grant to upgrade advanced manufacturing training in Henderson and Transylvania counties.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Joe Spearman, key leader of BRCC, dies at age 77

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Joe D. Spearman, a Hendersonville businessman who devoted 27 years of service to Blue Ridge Community College and as chairman led the college through a period of growth and improvement, died Tuesday at Elizabeth House after a long battle with cancer. He was 77.   Read Story »

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Molasses Creek to perform at BRCC

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An award-winning bluegrass band from Ocracoke Island will play an outdoor concert at Blue Ridge Community College next month as part of the Arts & Humanities Series.   Read Story »

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