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Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (April - June)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. APRIL •Brevard was selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, a...

 

Beating The Winter Blues Outdoors

Wintertime, for me, means show season and a lot of travel to places that are often far colder and icier than Brevard. The one thing I find intriguing is how often I hear people talking about how they...

 
 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    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...

 

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...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 16, 2017

Groups Work To Prevent Addiction, Relieve Suffering

While drug abuse continues in the United States and the opioid epidemic continues to worsen, there are individuals and organizations working to stem the tide and provide relief. Representatives of those organizations recently spoke at the fourth and...

 

Building A Local Conservation Coalition

Over the past four years, I have had the privilege of representing sportsman as the Chair of The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Council (FWCC) covering the 18 Counties in western North Carolina. My...

 

Copelof Is Committed To Brevard

Of great importance to city council candidate Maureen Copelof is her commitment to maintaining a strong community in Brevard for its residents, visitors and businesses. Maureen brings three qualifications to honor that pledge, especially to city...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    October 16, 2017

City Council Candidates Tackle Questions

Editor’s Note: The only competitive race in this year’s municipal elections is on the Brevard City Council, where three candidates are competing for two seats. The three candidates — Maureen Copelof, Jessica Gallagher and Mac Morrow — were...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 14, 2017

City Candidates Tackle Questions During Forum - Brevard, NC

Some 50 people braved rain and wind to attend the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce’s Candidates’ Forum Monday in the library’s Rogow Room. Brevard City Council candidates Maureen Copelof, Jessica Gallagher and Mac Morrow gave opening an...

 

Forest Service Closes Campgrounds-Brevard NC

The U.S. Forest Service is closely tracking the forecast models of Hurricane Irma and is temporarily closing all campgrounds and recreation areas in the Nantahala, Pisgah, and Uwharrie National Forests. This includes the temporary suspension of...

 

Runners, Mountain Bikers Tackle Bracken Mountain - Brevard, NC

The 4th Annual Bracken Mountain Races, which includes running and biking events, was held Saturday. The race course on the Bracken Preserve property and in downtown Brevard is 12 kilometers. Mountain...

 

Brevard College Names New Director Of Communications - Brevard, NC

Brevard College has announced that Leigh Evans will be its new director of communications and media relations, effective Sept. 1. Replacing Elizabeth Harrison, who resigned to take a position with...

 

New Teacher Profiles

April Brooke Nelson School and grade: Brevard Middle School, 7th grade English/language arts Hometown: I am from Brevard. I went to UNC-Chapel Hill and just finished my master’s degree at Western Carolina University. I have worked in Transylvania C...

 

Local Camp Provides Enriching Experiences - Brevard, NC

It's lunch time at Gwynn Valley Camp. About 220 campers are situated around large, round tables in the newly constructed dining hall. Each table has a counselor who acts as the head of the table, serv...

 

New Teacher Profiles

Katerina Canter School and grade: Rosman Middle and High School Band, grades 6-12 Hometown: High Point, N.C. I received my undergraduate degree in music education from Mars Hill University. I’m finishing my master’s in music education at...

 

Principal Profile: Brevard High School: Dr. Bryan Abernethy

Dr. Bryan Abernethy Brevard High School 609 N. Country Club Rd. Brevard, NC 28712 babernethy@tcsnc.org (828) 884-4103 Website: bhs.tcsnc.org Twitter: @BrevardHS My name is Bryan Abernethy and I am cur...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 10, 2017

Big Changes Eyed On Asheville Highway

The past few months, travelers along the Asheville Highway in Brevard will have noticed surveyors beside the road busy at work. Some of the work they are doing is part of a big picture project aimed at reducing congestion and improving safety from...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 3, 2017

Hunters Discuss Forest Plans

Hunter access, young forests and “letting the Forest Service do its job” were the main topics of conversation at last week’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Council (FWCC) meeting at the Lake Toxaway Community Center. Formed in the 1990s, the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    July 27, 2017

UPDATED: Stroupe Caught-Brevard NC

The McDowell County Sheriff's Department has taken Phillip Michael Stroupe II into custody. According to their report, McDowell County Sheriff Deputy David Jones apprehended Stroupe at approximately...

 
 By John Lanier    News    July 27, 2017

World-Renowned Cellist To Perform At BMC - Brevard, NC

One of the world's leading cellists, Johannes Moser, will take the stage Friday and Saturday evening at the Brevard Music Center. On Friday, Moser will perform Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B Minor. On...

 

A Costly Week

The past several days have been a gross anomaly when it comes to crime in Transylvania County. Last Thursday, three men were arrested and charged with the first degree murder of an 18-year-old male. This Wednesday a woman also was charged with first...

 

Stay Cool And Hydrated

The past three days have been quite hot here in the mountains, reaching above 90 degrees on Friday and Saturday. While temperatures are expected to cool during the week, the humidity may rise, so people can still have some very adverse effects to the...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    June 8, 2017

Program Dedicated To Wilderness Stewards

Managing public lands is a constantly evolving endeavor. Each year there are new infrastructure needs, access issues, educational opportunities and, of course, there is trail work to be done. All of t...

 
 By Tristan Cowie    Outdoors    June 5, 2017

Gearing Up For Race Season - Brevard, NC

Springtime can be a tricky beast. Sometimes it can be warm and nice, with a cool breeze stirring the bright green leaves on nearby trees. Sometimes it can be cool and wet with heavy raindrops falling...

 

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