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Weekly Destination Hike: Cantrell Creek Lodge

Our weekly destination hike is the site of the Cantrell Creek lodge in Pisgah National Forest. Access to where the lodge once stood can be easy, with little elevation gain for hikers, or it can be...

 

Building A Local Conservation Coalition

Over the past four years, I have had the privilege of representing sportsman as the Chair of The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Council (FWCC) covering the 18 Counties in western North Carolina. My...

 

Christopher Ryan Guillebeau

Christopher Ryan Guille-beau, 30, of Fayetteville, N.C., died unexpectedly Thursday Oct. 12, 2017. He was born and raised in Brevard by his mother, Tracey Guillebeau Kruse (Kevin) and fathers, Blaine...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, the church will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its preschool ministry. Keith Thompson’s message for the morning will be, “What Every Child Needs.” Special music for worship will be provided...

 

Author To Discuss 'Secrets Of The Smokies' Oct. 17 - Brevard, NC

The 2017 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in October with “Secrets of the Smokies” presented by author Ben Anderson. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library and is made possible by the...

 

Mountain Sun: Coyotes Embark On Journey - Brevard, NC

At Mountain Sun Community School, learning about the history of Transylvania County and its natural resources is not confined to the classroom and textbooks. The middle school students, also known as...

 

Ema Miriam Stone

Ema Miriam Stone, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at her home. She is survived by her daughter, Margie, and grandchildren, Emily (17), Matthew (14) and Abigail (12). She is also...

 

Toxaway Clubhouse Reopens After Renovation

The new clubhouse at Lake Toxaway Country Club is now open after a $7.1 million renovation. The renovation, originally announced in October 2016, is the latest development in a line of property...

 

Gary Sizer To Discuss Adventures On The AT - Brevard, NC

The 2017 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in September with “The Trail is Full of Surprises: An Appalachian Trail Adventure” presented by author and hiker Gary Sizer. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Rogow Room at the Transy...

 

Forest Service Closes Campgrounds-Brevard NC

The U.S. Forest Service is closely tracking the forecast models of Hurricane Irma and is temporarily closing all campgrounds and recreation areas in the Nantahala, Pisgah, and Uwharrie National Forests. This includes the temporary suspension of...

 

Uncertain Times For Middle Class

In the midst of all of the weekend Labor Day sales and outdoor events – barbecue cookouts, rafting down rivers, hiking in the forests, etc. – that typically mark the end of summer, Labor Day is an appropriate time to assess the condition of...

 

Sadye Pittard Davenport

Sadye Pittard Davenport passed away Aug. 30, 2017. Born in 1927 in Cedar Grove, N.C., she was the sixth of eight children born to Fannie and Fletcher Pittard. She was married over 50 years to Ralph...

 

Brevard College Names New Director Of Communications - Brevard, NC

Brevard College has announced that Leigh Evans will be its new director of communications and media relations, effective Sept. 1. Replacing Elizabeth Harrison, who resigned to take a position with...

 

New Teacher Profiles

April Brooke Nelson School and grade: Brevard Middle School, 7th grade English/language arts Hometown: I am from Brevard. I went to UNC-Chapel Hill and just finished my master’s degree at Western Carolina University. I have worked in Transylvania C...

 

New Teacher Profiles

Katerina Canter School and grade: Rosman Middle and High School Band, grades 6-12 Hometown: High Point, N.C. I received my undergraduate degree in music education from Mars Hill University. I’m finishing my master’s in music education at...

 

Principal Profile: Pisgah Forest Elementary School: Tonya Treadway

Tonya Treadway Pisgah Forest Elementary School 1076 Ecusta Road Brevard, NC 28712 ttreadwa@tcsnc.org (828) 877-4481 Website: pfe.tcsnc.org Twitter: @PFE_Rangers This year marks the twenty-first year...

 

News of Organizations

Ikebana International Tuesday, Aug. 15, Ikebana International, Asheville Chapter #74, will host a ikebana demonstration, luncheon and silent and live auction at the Country Club of Asheville. The event is open to members and their invited guests. A n...

 

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...

 

Lawrence Grady Weed

Lawrence Grady Weed, 88, of Brevard, passed away Aug. 1, 2017, at Transyl-vania Regional Hospital. A native of Atlanta, Ga., he was the son of the late Lawrence Grady and Pauline Spivey Weed. An accountant by trade, he also served in the Army Nationa...

 

Hiker Going From The Mountains To The Sea

Jennifer Pharr Davis, a renowned adventurer, announced that on Aug. 15 she will begin a three-month, 1,175-mile hike of North Carolina's Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST). Pharr Davis will start from atop...

 
 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 Matt McGregor    News    July 27, 2017

UPDATED: Stroupe Caught-Brevard NC

The McDowell County Sheriff's Department has taken Phillip Michael Stroupe II into custody. According to their report, McDowell County Sheriff Deputy David Jones apprehended Stroupe at approximately...

 

A Costly Week

The past several days have been a gross anomaly when it comes to crime in Transylvania County. Last Thursday, three men were arrested and charged with the first degree murder of an 18-year-old male. This Wednesday a woman also was charged with first...

 

Stay Cool And Hydrated

The past three days have been quite hot here in the mountains, reaching above 90 degrees on Friday and Saturday. While temperatures are expected to cool during the week, the humidity may rise, so people can still have some very adverse effects to 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...

 

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