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 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...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 24, 2017

Silvermont To Celebrate 100th With A Party

An effort to preserve and maintain a piece of Brevard's past culminates at the Silvermont Centennial Event on Saturday, May 13, where there will be free music and activities to celebrate 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...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 20, 2017

Tourism Impact Touted

If the local tourist industry were a single employer, it would be the largest and the highest revenue producer in the county. So said Clark Lovelace, executive director of the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA), during a...

 

Commissioners Hear Overview Of Wildfire Response – Brevard NC

During their recent meeting, Transylvania County commissioners heard an overview of last year’s wildfires and the local response. The local response was mainly focused on the wildfire that originated Nov. 9 on Pinnacle Mountain, just off the...

 

Legal Notices for February 9, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE: The N.C. Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources The N. C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources hereby gives public notice that the Governor and Council of State on February 7, 2017 approved an amendment to the articles of... Full story

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 23, 2017

Chamber Celebrates Top Businesses – Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce celebrated members, volunteers and sponsors during its 94th annual gala Saturday night at the Brevard College Porter Center. "Tonight is a night of big...

 

Chamber Recognizes Special Groups, Individuals – Brevard NC

Platinum sponsors include Brevard IT Solutions, Brevard Music Center, College Walk Retirement Community, Domokur Architects, Duke Energy, Egolf Brevard, Food Matters Market, Oskar Blues, The...

 

Year In Review – April, May, and June

APRIL •In Transylvania County, a child wrapped up in Family Court can sometimes wait up to five years not knowing where he or she could end up living because of a common practice in court called...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 26, 2016

Public Land Officials Discuss User Fees – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) recently discussed the pros and cons of charging user fees on public lands. User fees have been a topic of conversation since DuPont State Recreational Forest staff announced earlier this year their...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 26, 2016

TNRC Wants To Partner Forest Service – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) recently discussed having a more formal partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. The TNRC, which meets once a month, with a recess during the summer, discusses issues that impact local public lands...

 

Legal Notices for December 8, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 16 E 392 EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Adele L. Anderson of Transylvania County, North Carolina, this... Full story

 

Legal Notices for December 5, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION File No: 16-E-405 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Jewell Irene Martin of Transylvania... Full story

 

Natural Resources Council Recaps The Past 12 Months – Brevard NC

The past 12 months have been a “busy and productive time” for the Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC). This was one of the findings reported to the Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting last week. During the meeting, Lee McM...

 

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