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Muddy Sneakers

With the ubiquity of electronic devices– video games, cell phones, tablets, television, etc. – many youth rarely spend time outdoors. The prevalence and immoderate use of such devices and some of their negative impacts on children has been well...

 

Mountain Bikers To Discuss Trail Stewardship

The final spring event of the Conserving Carolina Speaker Series will feature Kim Coram and John Wise-man, members of Pisgah Area SORBA – Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association. In "Hikes, Bikes,...

 

Muddy Sneakers To Celebrate 10 Years On May 11 At Lumberyard

In the summer of 2007, two local camp owners, Chuck McGrady (Falling Creek) and Sandy Schenck (Green River Preserve), along with Aleen Steinberg, a conservationist and advocate behind the protection...

 

Muddy Sneakers To Celebrate 10 Years On May 11

In the summer of 2007, two local camp owners, Chuck McGrady (Falling Creek) and Sandy Schenck (Green River Preserve), along with Aleen Steinberg, a conservationist and advocate behind the protection...

 
 Arts    May 7, 2018

Children's Story Focuses On Blue Ghost Fireflies

Once upon a time in May on a dark night without a moon, two young children were lost in the state forest and they ran across strange glowing blue lights low to the ground. What did they see? An...

 

Library, And TRAIN To Celebrate Volunteers

The Transylvania County Library and United Way of Transylvania County's TRAIN will present "Celebration of Volunteers" Monday, May 14, from 4-7 p.m. in the library's Rogow Room. The event offers...

 

Friends Of DuPont Forest Gather At The Library

N.C. Rep. Chuck McGrady lauded the efforts of the Friends of DuPont Forest (FODF) volunteer group recently during its annual public meeting at the Transylvania County Library. Roughly 100 people turned out to hear the latest from land managers and...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 19, 2018

Hooker Falls Upper Lot Temporarily Closed

DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) will be improving visitor service by adding a permanent restroom near the Hooker Falls Access Area, according to a press release. The construction started Monday and is expected to be completed by mid-August....

 

Hooker Falls To Get Bathroom, Upper Parking Lot To Be Closed Temporarily-Brevard NC

DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) will be improving visitor service by adding a permanent restroom near the Hooker Falls Access Area. The construction started Monday and is expected to be completed by mid-August. The bathrooms are designed to...

 

Guest Column: Fire Chiefs Disagree With Flat Tax Proposal

This letter is written to express the collective opinions of the Transylvania County Fire Chiefs Association about the best approach to fund and continue improving fire, rescue and EMS services in Transylvania County. Below we provide some important...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 5, 2018

Brevard College Selling Estate Property

Brevard College is selling five parcels of land they acquired from the late Charles Pickelsimer’s estate. “The college’s Board of Trustees decided to sell all the properties acquired through the estate as we have no immediate need for any of...

 

Delta Kappa Gamma Elects Officers - Brevard, NC

On a balmy Feb. 15, afternoon, 23 members and guests of the local Gamma Upsilon Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International gathered for a delicious meal, enlightening program and important business meeting. Hostesses were Betty Padrick,...

 

Pisgah Center Offers Free Classes In March - Pisgah Forest, NC

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 throughout the month of March. Online registration is required for the workshops,...

 

Steve Owen & Associates Adds Laughridge To Team

Steve Owen & Associates welcomes Joey Laughridge, who has joined Team Billy Harris in the south office on Greenville Highway. Laughridge has worked in various roles at Bear Lake Reserve in Tuckase...

 

DuPont Forest Festival Sept. 22 Now Accepting Forest Festival Activity Proposals

On National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, Friends of DuPont Forest will launch the first ever DuPont Forest Festival, an event celebrating the adventure, wildness and beauty of DuPont...

 

Partisan Board Election Coming

Filing for the May 8 primaries begins Feb. 12 and will include for the first time partisan elections for the Transylvania County Board of Education. As previously reported, in 2016 Chris Whitmire, then state representative for District 113, which...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 11, 2018

State Accepts Land Donation For DuPont

On Tuesday, the state officially accepted a property donation that will see DuPont State Recreational Forest grow by 753 acres this year. The late Charles Pickelsimer gifted the parcel to the state...

 

Frozen

Spectacular ice images could be found throughout the county this weekend thanks to bone-chilling freezing temperatures....

 

Freezing Temperatures Create Spectacular Views

The freezing temperatures turned the county's rivers, creeks and waterfalls into winter wonderlands....

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (January - March)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. JANUARY •John Johnson would have to wait roughly 12 months to try and seek rezoning...

 

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...

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (July - September)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. JULY •Sandy Blythe was sentenced to roughly six to eight years in prison after she...

 

Barkwells Opens Second Location In WNC - Pisgah Forest, NC

Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat, announces the opening of a second location near Brevard. Barkwells' luxury, dog-centric vacation rental home community has been attracting two and...

 
 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...

 

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