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Young Bat Co. Knows How To Find The Sweet Spot

In an absolute labor of love, the Young Bat Co. (YBC), makers of fine baseball bats, has reopened its doors for business. The YBC was a supplier to some major league players in the 1990; players such...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 7, 2017

Mountain Bikers, Equestrians React To Fee Proposal

Mountain bikers and equestrians could soon be required to pay user fees to use the trails in Pisgah National Forest, according to Dave Casey, head ranger for the Pisgah Ranger district. The proposals were announced during the most recent Transylvania...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 4, 2017

Cradle Group Loses Forest Contract - Pisgah Forest, NC

The Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association (CFAIA), the concession vendor in charge of managing several sites in Pisgah National Forest, lost the bid for the contract, and effective Jan. 1, a new vendor, Pisgah Hospitality Partners, LLC, will...

 
 By Park Baker    Sports    December 4, 2017

Lady Tigers Finish Strong To Earn Win Over Blue Ridge - Rosman, NC

In a back-and-forth contest that came down to the wire, the Rosman Lady Tigers outscored Blue Ridge by 10 points over the final four minutes to earn a 71-65 win in their season opener Friday night. Gr...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 27, 2017

Mountain Bikers Could Face User Fees - Pisgah Forest, NC

Pisgah National Forest head ranger Dave Casey announced proposals for user fees for both mountain bikers and equestrians during the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting. The proposal comes after further budget cuts and...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 23, 2017

State Officials Note Changes In Trout Population - Brevard NC

The trout fishing experience in the Davidson River has been on a steady decline in the last couple of decades, according to representatives from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWCR) and local anglers. Some local anglers say that the...

 

For Some, Bikepacking Is The Only Way To Travel -Brevard NC

For Brevard resident Logan Watts, the bicycle is absolutely the best way to travel. And many people agree with him - more than one million a month to be exact. That's the number of visits he gets to...

 

Weekly Destination Hike: Cantrell Creek Lodge

Our weekly destination hike is the site of the Cantrell Creek lodge in Pisgah National Forest. Access to where the lodge once stood can be easy, with little elevation gain for hikers, or it can be...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 13, 2017

Academy Applying For Loan - Brevard, NC

Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy is applying for a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan to help pay off their renovated building, the former location of the Woods Chevrolet dealership on the New Hendersonville Highway. Through the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 9, 2017

Proposed Federal Forests Act Sparks Debate

Concerns about the recently passed Resilient Federal Forests Act in the U.S. House have some of the key players in the ongoing Pisgah/Nantahala Plan Revision Process looking for alternatives. The measure passed the House 232 to 188 last week, and if...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 2, 2017

Experts Call For Different Approach To Drugs - Brevard, NC

Editor’s Note: During the past month, four presentations on drugs, addiction and drug policy were held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Brevard. The following is the second part of coverage of the second meeting, which focused on the War on...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 2, 2017

Bluegrass Bash Set For RHS - Rosman, NC

This Saturday is the third annual Roy Chapman and Joe Byers Memorial Bluegrass bash at Rosman High School. Bobby Powell and Tim Jones, both members of local bluegrass band Carolina Blue, are hosting...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 30, 2017

'War On Drugs' Focus Of Talk - Brevard, NC

Editor’s Note: The second of four presentations on drugs, addiction and drug policy was recently held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Brevard. The series’ goal has been to advocate for a more compassionate, productive approach to drugs...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 19, 2017

Peaks And Creeks Brewery Setting Up In Lumberyard - Brevard, NC

A new brewery, Transylvania County's fourth, is located at the Brevard Lumberyard. Jon Bowman and Tracy Walker are the owners of Peaks and Creeks Brewing. Mountain bike trails and the right location...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 9, 2017

Local Rock Climbers Have A Narrow Escape

It was a close call for Caleb Spradlin and his friend Barrett Pauer on Sept. 27. The pair were climbing the "Shortest Straw," a 15-pitch climb on El Capitan in California's Yosemite National Park...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    October 5, 2017

Kayak Maker Prefers Traditional Methods - Brevard, NC

Chad Quinn knows a thing or two about paddling. He has used nearly every boat there is - from cheaper one-man kayaks all the way up to a $6,000 fiberglass model that he was terrified to unload....

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 28, 2017

Local Resident On A Forest Protection Mission - Brevard, NC

Brevard resident Danna Smith is on a mission to put forest protection at the forefront of the national climate agenda. Smith is the founder and executive director of the Dogwood Alliance, an...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 25, 2017

Official: Davidson River's Health At Risk

A presentation and discussion on the health of the Davidson River and Pisgah National Forest, in general, were held during the recent Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited meeting. Patrick Weaver, who works for the Fish and Wildlife Commission and teache...

 

Outdoor Destination: Confusion And Moonshine Falls

Our weekly destination hike takes explorers to two locations, Moonshine and Confusion Falls in the nearby South Carolina wilderness. About a 30-minute drive from Brevard, these falls are directly...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 18, 2017

Public Land Managers Warn Of Dangers After Hurricane Irma

After the remnants of Hurricane Irma brought heavy rain and winds last week, local public land managers warn that while in the woods visitors should take extra precaution about downed trees on trails and be on the lookout for trees and limbs hanging...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 14, 2017

TNRC Supports Landslide Mapping Project

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) will recommend that the county commissioners fund a landslide-mapping project. A subcommittee was tasked to study the pros and cons of funding a map for high-risk areas in the county after the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 11, 2017

'Friends' Of Public Lands Share Project Plans

A nod to the volunteers who dedicate their free time to local public lands took place at Friday’s Transylvania Natural Resources Council meeting, the first after a summer hiatus. The council is a group of public land managers, concerned citizens...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 7, 2017

Experts: Fall Webworms Harmless To Trees

Every fall the webworms come back, but this year, in particular, it seems like they are everywhere. In the western North Carolina region, they favor trees like sourwood and sweet gum, but can be...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 4, 2017

Discussion Focuses On French Broad River

Tom Adams said that in the 1870s the French Broad River was dredged 26 miles, starting within the Brevard city limits and heading downstream, to help barges with the transportation of logs and produce to Asheville and beyond. The project was...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 24, 2017

Officials: Eclipse Day Went Fairly Smoothly

While the clouds may have moved in for some folks during the solar eclipse on Monday, people funneled in and out of Transylvania County smoothly, with just one incident reported. N.C. Highway Patrol reported one accident on N.C. 215, and no one was...

 

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