Brevard College freshman cycles on faith, represents stars and stripes in Qatar

Press Release from Brevard College: Five hundred meters–the final distance to the finish line at the 2016 Amateur Road Nationals Time Trial is seared into Hannah Arensman’s memory. “At that moment, you’re thinking, you’re going to remember this moment for the rest of your life,” says the two-time time trial national champion – a freshman […]

Bike thrift shop funds Trips for Kids’ excursions in WNC

At first glance, the 600-square-foot Bicycle Thrift Shop looks like a cubbyhole for discarded jerseys, muddied cleats and bikes that have been down a few trails. But a closer look reveals a gold mine for cycling enthusiasts on a budget who are looking to gear up. The money raised from sales supports Trips for Kids WNC, a nonprofit that helps kids get […]

Brevard College divests its fossil-fuel holdings

BREVARD – As of Friday morning, Feb. 20, Brevard College became the first academic institution in the Southeast to commit to divesting from fossil fuels by 2018. The announcement comes one week after Global Divestment Day. “Part of our mission is to teach students to connect knowledge to action,” said Brevard College President David Joyce. […]

Mutual benefit: WNC farm animals, owners share deep bond

North Carolina is home to over 50,000 farm operations and in one way or another, the livelihood of many Western North Carolina families is tied to domesticated animals. But whether the objective is food, fun, health or therapy, these farmers often seem to have what amounts to a symbiotic relationship with their livestock.