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Information Kiosks Now At Sliding Rock, Gorges

New informational kiosks created by the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) were recently installed at Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest and the entrance to the Gorges State P...

 

TDA: Total Solar Eclipse Was A Great Success

The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse was a great success, drawing visitors, scientists and attention to the county, according to a new release from the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA). “We were very pleased with both the turnout...

 

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

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 24, 2017

Officials: Eclipse Day Went Fairly Smoothly

While the clouds may have moved in for some folks during the solar eclipse on Monday, people funneled in and out of Transylvania County smoothly, with just one incident reported. N.C. Highway Patrol reported one accident on N.C. 215, and no one was...

 

Local School Offices To Close At 10 a.m. On Monday

With students returning to school next Wednesday, this is crunch time for “Back To School” in classrooms and schools. Transylvania County Schools (TCS) teachers, according to a news release, have four required workdays in schools before classes...

 

Businesses, School Offer Eclipse Memorabilia

The Transylvania Times began selling eclipse T-shirts as part of a subscription drive during the Fourth of July Festival. They have been amazed that the shirts, which feature the image of a white squirrel peering over the edge of the sun’s corona...

 

Prepare Now For The Eclipse

One week from today a total solar eclipse will occur across parts of America and Transylvania County. What actually will happen that day is difficult to predict. There are some 200 million Americans that live within a day’s drive of the 70-mile...

 

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 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 Park Baker    Outdoors    July 17, 2017

Outdoor Destination: The Thompson River

This week's Outdoor destination is two waterfalls, Big Falls and Rich Falls on the Thompson River. The Thompson River is located in the Jocassee Gorges area, and is about an hour drive from Brevard....

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 17, 2017

Rivers Eligible To Be 'Wild, Scenic'

Many local residents will remember the push to save the Horsepasture River from a proposed hydroelectric facility that began in 1984. The river flows into Transylvania County as it heads towards Lake Jocassee, dropping 1,700 feet over a stretch of...

 

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: Residents Save The Horsepasture River

The 18-mile-long Horse-pasture River begins in Jackson County, flows through Transylvania County and empties into Lake Jocassee in South Carolina. The rugged river drops 1700 feet on a stretch of appr...

 

Total Solar Eclipse Heading Straight To Transylvania- Brevard NC

At 2:36:44 p.m. on Aug. 21, the sun will darken over Transylvania County, and the sky will become like night. As the temperature drops, stars will emerge and nocturnal animals will awaken within the s...

 
 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...

 

Outdoor Destination: White Owl Falls

This week's outdoor destination is White Owl Falls on the Thompson River. The Thompson River empties out of Nantahala National Forest before dropping into Lake Joccassee in South Carolina, and White...

 

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...

 

Mountain Sun Students Backpack The Foothills Trail - Brevard, NC

On May 2, Mountain Sun Community School's sixth and seventh graders and their teachers Kim Skeen and Nick Pearl put on their backpacks filled with all the gear and food they needed for a three-night,...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    May 18, 2017

Plan For Headwaters State Forest Moves Forward

The joke on last week's walking tour of the soon-to-be Headwaters State Forest was that the county will soon be fenced in by state or federal land. With just a few more parcels to acquire along the...

 

Outdoor Calendar

Tuesday May 9 Master Gardener Speaker Series. At the Community Services Building. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Tuesday Night Worlds. Etowah Road Ride. Meet at Etowah Ingles at 5:45 p.m. Ladies Climb Night. At Brevard Rock Gym. Wednesday May 10 Squatch Bikes...

 
 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...

 

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