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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...

 
 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...

 

Ads Will Highlight Those Who Improve Natural, Cultural Resources - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) has developed a new advertising campaign that celebrates the organizations and businesses that work to protect and enhance the county’s natural, cultural and artistic resources. “We are...

 

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...

 

Plenty Of Things Planned To Celebrate Solar Eclipse - Brevard, NC

As Transylvania County is one of the few counties in North Carolina that will be in the “zone of totality” for the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, there are a number of events planned to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event. The Pisgah...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 10, 2017

Person Injured At Waterfall

The condition of the person who fell Monday from Triple Falls waterfall in DuPont State Recreational Forest is unknown. Officials cited confidentiality laws for the lack of information. “We got the call about 12:30 p.m. (on Monday),” said Bruce...

 

Pisgah Center Hosting Free Programs Through August

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels in August. The workshops are open on a first-come, first-serve basis. In addition to...

 

Faust To Discuss Lightning Bugs And Fireflies At County Library - Brevard, NC

Blue ghost fireflies have captured the attention of locals and visitors alike over the past few years. Their popularity brings hundreds to areas like DuPont State Recreational Forest each May. But they aren’t the only fireflies inhabiting the...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Sunday, July 9, the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at both morning worship services. Keith Thompson’s message will be, “The Problem with Patches.” Special music for the worship services...

 

Everyone Pointing To Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse - Brevard, NC

Communities in the zone of totality for the upcoming total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 will experience an amazing phenomenon: stars being visible overhead in the middle of the afternoon. It's just one...

 

Picturing The Past: Carney Recorded Much Of DuPont's History

One of the document collections in the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room at the Transylvania County Library looks at the history of the area that is today DuPont State Recreational Forest. The late...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 26, 2017

Officials React To Proposed State Budget

As of this morning, the Republican-controlled N.C. Legislature’s roughly $23 billion budget faces a likely veto from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and an equally likely override from lawmakers. Cooper and most fellow Democrats have attacked the...

 
 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 Park Baker    News    June 5, 2017

Ranger Discusses Waterfall Safety - Brevard, NC

There is a direct correlation between gender and age when it comes to mistakes being made while exploring waterfalls, according to DuPont State Recreational Forest Supervisor Jason Guidry. Young men, he said, put themselves in more danger than the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 25, 2017

Arrest Made In Forest Larcenies - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office arrested Travis Lamont Boyd, 39, on May 19 for one felony count of breaking and entering and larceny of vehicles parked at the Art Loeb Trail, the Coon Tree Picnic Area and Looking Glass Falls in Pisgah...

 

Library To Present 'Waterfalls: Beauty And Danger' On June 1

The Transylvania County Library's new monthly program series, "Discover Natural Transylvania," gets underway on Thursday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Rogow Room. DuPont State Rec-reational Forest...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 22, 2017

Cascade Lake Dam Needs Inspection - Brevard, NC

Recommendations that the owners of the Cascade Lake Dam hire an independent engineering firm to conduct a thorough inspection have been ignored, according to the North Carolina Department of...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 15, 2017

Number Of Snakebites Increases Fourfold - Brevard, NC

The Carolina Poison Control (CPC) center recently issued a warning that residents bitten by snakes in the month of April has increased nearly four times in the same period in 2016. The CPC reported th...

 
 Arts    May 4, 2017

Oskar Blues Burning CAN Festival July 21-22 - Brevard, NC

Oskar Blues Brewery's biggest ever Burning CAN Beer Festival is back in 2017 with beer and killer music at the scenic REEB Ranch. The weekend-long lawn party includes more than 50 craft canning...

 
 By John Lanier    Opinion    May 1, 2017

How Much For Capital Needs?

The figures are high: $93 million and $158 million. The first is what the Transylvania County Board of Education says it needs to renovate and update the local public schools for the next 20 years. The latter number is the higher projection of the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 24, 2017

EMS Facing Tourism Pressures

The needs of local EMS crews and first responders in response to tourist-related incidents were the topic of conversation at the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting. The council meets once a month with local public land...

 

BMC Free Concerts Conclude With Douglas Weeks

Brevard Music Center in association with the Asheville Chamber Music Series in Asheville, Brevard College in Brevard, and Henderson-ville Symphony Orchestra in Hendersonville, has announced its April/...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 3, 2017

Officials Recap Historic Fire Season This Fall

This past fall’s historic fire season was one of the topics of conversation at the recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting. Both Jason Guidry, the DuPont State Recreational Forest supervisor, and Frank “Buster” Rogers, the...

 

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