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Nicholas J. Brow, of Franklin, N.C. has been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2012 semester at the University of Vermont. Brow is a sophomore Communication Science & Disorders major in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences.

To be named to the Dean's List, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.

Chartered in 1791, UVM was the first college or university in the United States that did not give preference to a religious sect in its charter. UVM now has nearly 10,459 undergraduates in seven schools and colleges, 1,540 graduate students and 449 medical students. As a small, comprehensive university, it blends the academic heritage of a private university with service missions in the landgrant tradition.


The Southwestern Community College - Public Safety Training Center (SCC-PSTC) is accepting applications for the May 2013 North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy (BLET) Class #70.

Upon successful completion of the 744-hour academy, recruits are eligible for certification as a police officer or deputy sheriff throughout North Carolina. Additionally, recruits are eligible to receive 19 credit hours towards an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice through SCC.

SCC-PSTC’s high standards and additional training is distinguished and recognized throughout the State of North Carolina.


Western Carolina University will welcome prospective students and their families and friends to campus as the university holds its second Open House of the spring semester Saturday, March 16.

Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admission, Open House gives visitors a chance to tour the campus, learn about the university’s academic programs and extracurricular opportunities, as well as financial aid.

The day’s activities will begin with registration and an academic fair located around the concourse of WCU’s Ramsey Regional Activity Center. Following a welcome session in the main arena of the Ramsey Center, prospective students will have a chance to engage in more in-depth academic sessions led by WCU faculty members.


Kindergarten registration in Highlands will be held on April 3, for the 2013 -2014 school year and will begin for parents, at 10 a.m. in the school’s media center.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on April 3, Highlands’ school bus driver, Jack Philpot, will begin picking up students aboard one of our activity buses starting at the Highlands United Methodist Church. He will stop at each daycare center to pick up students. They will arrive at Highlands School by 10:50 a.m. PTO volunteers will be on the bus to help with the students.

Students not enrolled in a daycare center may meet before 10:30 a.m. at the Highlands Community Child Development Center, Inc. located at 89 Church Street, Highlands, to catch the bus.


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