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Hamilton "Ham" Williams Jr.

Hamilton "Ham" Williams Jr., 75, of Brevard, passed away May 18, 2018. He was born July 19, 1942, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and grew up in Scotch Plains, N.J. He graduated from Lehigh University with a Bache...

 

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...

 

Betty Allen McMillan Hudson

Betty Allen McMillan Hudson, 81, of Brevard, passed May 11, 2018. A native of Charleston, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Henry Jordan and Sarah Elizabeth Parsons Allen. In addition to her...

 

The Pisgah Project 2018: A Bike Raffle Benefiting The Pisgah Conservancy

Local cycling component manufacturers Cane Creek Cycling Components, Industry Nine, REEB Cycles,Thomson Bike Products, Maxxis tires, Find Your Line Bike Shop, Oskar Blues Brewery and the REEB Ranch...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    May 7, 2018

Weed Patch Mountain Trail Opens For Hikers, Bikers, Climbers

The new Weed Patch Mountain Trail invites people into a stunning backcountry wilderness-traversing a 1,327-acre tract that was recently added to the Town of Lake Lure's Buffalo Creek Park. This land...

 
 By Kayla Leed    Education    April 30, 2018

Mountain Sun Community School: Monarch Class Visits Congaree National Park

Mountain Sun Community School's upper elementary (Monarch) class recently visited Congaree National Park for the second time. From April 10-13, the students camped, paddled and explored the ecosystems...

 

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...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday at Brevard-Davidson River, the youth of the church will be leading worship on the theme, “Called By God.” We will explore the call stories of Samuel, Isaiah and others as our young people seek to...

 

Hike To Courthouse Falls With RiverLink And Carolina Mountain Club April 14

Plunging 50 feet, Courthouse Falls is the most dramatic feature of the headwaters of the French Broad River. Hike to the falls with Garrett Artz, executive director of RiverLink, and Marcia Bromberg with the Carolina Mountain Club on April 14....

 

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

Panel: Yearly User Fees In Forest Under Discussion

Editor’s Note: The following is the second part of the story about last week’s panel discussion at the library concerning the future of both Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. The first part appeared in Monday’s paper. The U.S. Forest Servi...

 
 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...

 

Betty Horton McIlwain

Betty Horton McIlwain, 94, of Brevard passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. She was born in Lancaster, S.C. to James Pierce Horton Sr. and Ida Grace Cauthen Horton, both of whom preceded her in death. In addition...

 

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...

 

Series Of National Forest Meetings Planned

This month, experts representing a diverse group of conservation, recreation and business interests will take part in a series of special panel events on the future of the Nantahala and Pisgah...

 

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,...

 

After Clubhouse Renovation: Lake Toxaway Country Club Receives Award

Lake Toxaway Country Club has announced that is has been awarded with a prestigious 2018 Golden Fork Club award from Golf Inc. Magazine. Lake Toxaway was recognized nationally in the Most Improved Private Club Restaurant category. The accolade is...

 

Community Litter Cleanup?

I, like many letter writers here and posters on Facebook, am increasingly upset over the terrible conditions of our county roads. In 2018, it is hard to believe that people still think it is OK to throw stuff out of cars or not be responsible with...

 

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...

 

BC Names Melissa Graham Interim VP Of Finance

Effective Feb. 11, Melissa Graham became the interim vice-president of finance/chief financial officer at Brevard College. Graham has more than 20 years of experience in high-level leadership,...

 

Jerry Vincent

Jerry Vincent, 90, of Brevard, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at his home in Brevard. A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Timothy United Methodist Church. A reception will be held at the church immediately after the...

 

Ask Us

Does the city of Brevard have rules about panhandling? Daniel Cobb, the city’s planning director, provided the following response: The short answer is, yes, the city does have rules about panhandling. The following may be found in city code:...

 

Recreation – The Overlooked Threat To Rare Plants And Animals

More than 2,000 plants and animals around the world are on the federal threatened and endangered species list – from the great green macaw to the bowhead whale. Of all those, two are lichens –...

 

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