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BRCC names two new trustees

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Blue Ridge Community College recently welcomed two new members to the Board of Trustees.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

William Killian, founding president of BRCC, dies at age 96

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William R. "Bill" Killian, who as founding president led the growth of Blue Ridge Community College for 20 years, died Sunday at age 96.   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

BRCC to award 500 $1,000 scholarships next fall

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BRCC Foundation honors top teachers and employees

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BRCC names new president

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Scholarships help single moms pursue BRCC degrees

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Taking five college classes while working full-time would be a tough balancing act for any 22-year-old. Victoria Hayes has an even higher priority every day — spending time with her daughter, Holly.   Read Story »

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BRCC Foundation honors top college employees

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Henderson County News

New center will train die-cast workers

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Blue Ridge Community College announced the creation of an advanced die casting and mold training center to prepare workers for GF Linamar's drive train manufacturing plant in Mills River and for other die-casting jobs.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Here are today's BRCC graduates

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Blue Ridge Community College held its spring commencement on Saturday. Here are the graduates from Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties:   Read Story »

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BRCC makes top 10 in student performance

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Blue Ridge Community College finished at the top compared to other community colleges in measurements of student progress and graduate rates.   Read Story »

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BRCC, wineries team up for festival

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The first Blue Ridge Wine and Artisan Cider Festival will be held this weekend as area wineries team up with Blue Ridge Community College to celebrate local wine and hard cider and raise money for scholarships. The Saturday afternoon festival also features music and food.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Foundation awards $400,000 in scholarships

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Through the fundraising efforts of Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, Blue Ridge Community College awarded more than 280 scholarships totaling $397,848 for the 2014-15 academic year, BRCC said.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Local history class starts

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Although the fall semester Henderson County History and Heritage class began Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Blue Ridge Community College, the college allows late registration.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

MossColumn: Win is a win win win win win

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Toward the end of a tour of the new Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., a photographer had a question for brewery manager Brian Grossman.       Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Whitson's next chapter set in church

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David Whitson spent his career crunching numbers, collecting tuition and paying the bills for three community colleges. In a change of pace, he took a job as assistant county manager for Henderson County, a new challenge that he found fulfilling.   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 News

Teen poet inspires MLK Jr. audience

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In a tribute to her grandmother's battle with breast cancer, an appreciation for overcoming poverty and a testimonial about the civil rights movement, the extraordinary slam poet Shanita Jackson lifted the crowd to its feet during the 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity program at Blue Ridge Community College today.   Read Story »

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Blue Ridge Bookfest to honor 40 authors

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Elizabeth Kostova, the author of The Historian and The Swan Thieves, will headline the Blue Ridge Bookfest Friday and Saturday.   Read Story »

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