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 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...

 

Sections Of Blue Ridge Parkway Remain Closed-Brevard NC

For today, the following sections of Blue Ridge Parkway remain closed due to ongoing cleanup efforts related to. Closures still in effect as of noon include: Milepost 269 - 276 Milepost 317 - 324 Milepost 355 - 382, including access to the Craggy...

 

Sections Of Parkway Reopen-Brevard NC

Today, many sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway previously closed for downed trees have reopened. Work continues in the following sections with these updates, including estimated opening times, from north to south include: Milepost 331 – 355, from...

 

Pisgah Monster Cross - Pisgah Forest, NC

Local cyclist Matt Champion took first place at this weekend's Pisgah Monster Cross challenge, an 80-mile loop through Pisgah National Forest. Local cyclists Matthew Busche took third place and Reid...

 

U.S. Forest Service Temporarily Closes Campgrounds, Recreation Areas

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 creati...

 

County A Billion Years In The Making

A billion-year history of tumultuous topography can be credited for Transylvania County's landscape of steep slopes and lots of waterfalls, while its geological metamorphoses can also be blamed for...

 

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...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 17, 2017

Search For Stroupe Entailed Large Response

As fugitive Phillip Stroupe II was beginning his five-day retreat from law enforcement into the Pisgah National Forest on Saturday, July 22, Eddie Gunter, the Transylvania County Sheriff Office’s chief deputy, was just trying to cut the grass. He...

 

May The Forest Be With You: Event At The Cradle Of Forestry

The Cradle of Forestry invites the public to a new event, “May the Forest Be with You” on Saturday, Aug. 12. This event celebrates all that is wood- its beauty, variety and products forests provide. A variety of wood workers will be on site...

 

This Week's Outdoor Destination: Log Hollow Falls

This week's Outdoor destination is Log Hollow Falls in Pisgah National Forest. Log Hollow Falls, a secluded 25 footer, is located near the Pink Beds, off forest road 475B. This is one of the easiest...

 
 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...

 

Massive Manhunt Continues In Forest - Pisgah Forest, NC

The search continues for an armed suspect in Pisgah National Forest. As of going Monday evening, Phillip Michael Stroupe II is believed still to be at large in the forest. Stroupe, 38, of...

 

DuPont Wildflowers, Waterfalls Inspire Book

It wasn't just the colors, shapes and diversity of the many wildflowers blossoming in the DuPont State Recreational Forest that inspired Rosemarie Knoll's book, "Wildflowers and Waterfalls of DuPont...

 

Cradle Celebrates Train History Day

The Cradle of Forestry invites the public to enjoy a Saturday, July 22 program about western North Carolina’s logging train history and the 1914 Climax logging locomotive on display at the Cradle. Visitors will learn about the locomotive and...

 

Hike To Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower Saturday

Join Conserving Carolina Saturday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m. for a hike to Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower. The Fryingpan Mountain lookout tower is one of the tallest in western North Carolina, standing...

 

'Women of the Woods' Write New Chapter In Partnership With Southern Highlands Reserve

The Waightstill Avery Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) have played a role in conservation spanning more than 100 years in western North Carolina, from a pre-war forest once forgotten and...

 

Crooked Pine Band Plays Songcatchers Music Series At Cradle

The Songcatchers Music Series at the Cradle of Forestry in America continues Sunday, July 9 with the Crooked Pine Band. Transylvania County’s East Fork Gals open the show. Now in its 15th year, the series is held each Sunday afternoon in July,...

 

Mary Cox And Tim Gardner To Open Songcatchers Music Series - Brevard, NC

Two-time Florida Banjo Champion and recording artist Mary Z. Cox and award winning North Carolina fiddler Tim Gardner will open the Cradle of Forestry in America’s annual Songcatchers music series Sunday, July 2. Now in its 15th year, the series...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 15, 2017

Dog Bite Victim Left With Hefty Bill-Brevard NC

Brevard College graduate Travis Wireback was running on the North Slope Trail last week when he came up on a hiker with two dogs on what he said were “broken retractable leashes.” Wireback said that one of the dogs bit him on the knee as he...

 
 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...

 

Cradle To Host Woodsy Owl's Curiosity Club

The Cradle of Forestry in America today announced that it will hold a nature and educational series titled “Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club” every Thursday this summer, beginning June 15 and ending August 10. Programs are held from 10:30 a.m. to...

 

Cradle Of Forestry Offers Beaver And Butterfly Sessions - Brevard, NC

The Cradle of Forestry invites the public to a program, “Bogs, Bugs and Beavers,” on Saturday, May 27. The program begins in the Forest Discovery Center at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. with an introduction about beavers’ adaptations to living in a...

 

The Phoenix And The Fox To Hold Grand Re-opening Friday - Brevard, NC

The Phoenix and the Fox is part love story. Joe Alexander was born and raised in Henderson County and graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in environmental health. Rebekah Watts...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    May 15, 2017

Pisgah Pride Day Draws 300 Volunteers - Brevard, NC

About 300 people volunteered for this spring's Pisgah Pride Day. Projects like trail maintenance on Black Balsam, invasive species removal along forest service road 475 B, and cleaning up trash in...

 

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