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 By Josh Kelly    Outdoors    April 16, 2018

The Unique Flora, Fauna Of The Southern Blue Ridge

Geographers call the fantastic area where we live the Southern Blue Ridge. The Southern Blue Ridge is narrow near its northern terminus at Roanoke, Va., but broader southwards, and at its broadest on...

 

Participate In Forest Plans

The U.S. Forest Service will soon release the first draft of its plans for the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. These plans will guide forest activites, from wildlife management and timber sales to all forms of recreational activities, such as...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 5, 2018

Pagano Saying Goodbye To Gorges, For Now

Steve Pagano's career began about 30 years ago with trail building, and at the end of April it will conclude with trail building. The past 19 years were spent as the first superintendent of Gorges...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 2, 2018

U.S. Forest Service Seeking Trail Feedback

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking the public's input on proposed changes to trails in the Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest. The proposed changes may be viewed on the maps on this...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 2, 2018

Forum Focuses On Forest Revisions

Roughly 200 people turned out for the recent panel discussion at the library concerning the future of both Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. The U.S. Forest Service will soon release the first...

 

Siniard's Legacy Is Everywhere

Whether people know it or not, every Transylvanian has been to a place that was directly touched or impacted by Hale “Guis” Siniard Jr., who passed away last week. Those who live in Illahee Hills, Glen Cannon or Thomas Woods travel on roads that...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 22, 2018

'Guis' Siniard Called A 'Gentle Man'

Hale “Guis” Siniard Jr., who passed away Friday, March 16, is remembered as a gentle man who quietly worked behind the scenes in diverse ways to improve the quality of life in Transylvania County. “What a gentleman he was,” said Artie...

 

Hale Siniard Jr., "Guis"

The family of Hale Siniard Jr., "Guis" to most, wants to express their sincere gratitude for and pride in the remarkable life that he lived and his undying love. He was born Aug. 24, 1922, and passed...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 19, 2018

Forest Land Managers Rely On Science

Science-based predictions for the future of forests and how that science is relayed to land managers were among the topics discussed at the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting. The TNRC, which meets once a month, is a...

 

Parkway Recruiting Volunteers For Spring Cleanup

The National Park Service is excited to announce Project Parkway – Campground Cleanup on Saturday, April 21. The goal of this first-of-its-kind event is to rally Parkway lovers, volunteers, partners...

 

Sharyn Quivey Tuers

Sharyn Quivey Tuers, 70, of Connestee Falls, died Friday, March 9, 2018, at Transylvania Regional Hospital, after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was born May 17, 1947,...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 8, 2018

New Outdoors 'Czar' Visits Transylvania

David Knight, the state's newly appointed director of Outdoor Recreation, met Tuesday with local industry leaders and elected officials at SylvanSport, the makers of the popular GO trailer in...

 

Some National Forest Roads Closed, Unclear When Will Reopen

Turkey Pen Gap Road (FSR 297) on the Pisgah Ranger District will be temporarily closed due to damage that resulted from vehicles traveling on the road during winter weather conditions. The road has ruts up to 2 feet deep in spots and is very slick,...

 

Turkey Pen Gap Road Temporarily Closed -Brevard NC

Turkey Pen Gap Road (FSR 297) on the Pisgah Ranger District will be temporarily closed due to damage that resulted from vehicles traveling on the road during winter weather conditions. The road has ruts up to 2 feet deep in spots and is very slick,...

 

Picturesque Parkway

Florence Allbaugh captured this frozen scene over the weekend on the Blue Ridge Parkway....

 

Sterling G. Paul Jr.

Sterling G. Paul Jr., 65. husband of 43 years to Patricia (Patty) Paul, of Cedar Mtn., earned his angel wings peacefully at home Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. He was born in Wanchese, N.C. to the late Ster...

 

Portion of Parkway Closed-Brevard NC

Several storm related closures are still in effect along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Parkway officials are asking for cooperation in particular at the closure from Milepost 402.7 to Milepost 408.4, where a significant washout was discovered along the...

 

Fall Leaf Report For The Week Of Oct. 23, 2017 - Brevard, NC

This week's Fall Foliage Report is brought to by by the Hampton Inn and Steve Owen & Associates Leaf Report Fall colors are coming along nicely at roughly 2,500 feet and below along the Blue... Full story

 

Fall Leaf Report For The Week Of Oct. 19, 2017 - Brevard, NC

This week's Fall Foliage Report is brought to you by Rocky's Grill and Soda Shop & by Rocky's Corner Market Leaf Report Fall colors are expected to be vibrant this weekend along the Blue Ridge Par... Full story

 

Fall Leaf Report For The Week Of Oct. 16, 2017 - Brevard, NC

This week's Fall Foliage report is brought to your by Steve Owen & Associates and Rockin' Bowl Leaf Report The cooler temperatures this week should increase fall color development. But Howard...

 

Fall Leaf Report For The Week Of Oct. 12, 2017 - Brevard, NC

Leaf Report The fall color can still best be viewed along the Blue Ridge Parkway at the higher elevations. Autumn colors can also be see in DuPont State Recreational Forest this week. The rain from... Full story

 

This Week's Outdoor Destination: Bubbling Springs Branch

This week's outdoor destination hike is Bubbling Springs Branch, a tributary of the Pigeon River. Bubbling Springs Branch can be viewed from the road (N.C. 215), or from a short hike to the bottom of...

 

Fall Leaf Report For The Week Of Oct. 9, 2017 - Brevard, NC

This week's Fall Foliage report is brought to you by Steve Owen and Associates and The Hampton Inn. The recent warm weather has slowed down color development in the area's trees, according to Howard...

 

Fall Leaf Report For The Week Of Oct. 2, 2017

Note: This week's fall leaf report is brought to you by The Sunset Motel and Rockin' Bowl of Brevard. Experts are predicting that this year's fall colors could be the most beautiful and eye popping... Full story

 

This Week's Outdoor Destination: Dill Falls

Our destination hike this week is Dill Falls, a ten-minute hike from the car. Dill Falls is located on Tanasee Creek, which feeds Wolf Lake in Jackson County. Easy to reach and beautiful, this 65 foot...

 

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