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Logging Railroads Were Vital To Industries – Transylvania County NC

Logging and tanning were two of the major industries in Transylvania County and western North Carolina in the early 1900s and railroads played an integral role in the success of those industries. The...

 

Board Drops Ecusta Trail From Plan - Brevard, NC

An effort to get language about the proposed Ecusta Trail in the proposed 2025 Comprehensive Plan for the county was again rejected. The county’s Planning Board last Thursday voted 4-3 not to include a direct reference about the proposed Ecusta...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 20, 2016

Ecusta Rail To Trails Ranked Second In Survey - Brevard, NC

The survey for the proposed 2025 Comprehensive Plan may be found on the county’s Planning and Community Development department’s website. Supporters of the Ecusta Trail have pointed to a particular survey question that, they say, shows the level...

 

Ecusta Trail Backers Upset At Board - Brevard NC

The removal of language supporting the Ecusta Trail from the proposed 2025 Comprehensive Plan for the county has upset the trail’s backers. At the same time, language that says the county should promote multi-use trails remains in the plan. Nancy...

 

James Lorenz Running For Commissioner - Brevard NC

James D. Lorenz is one of five Republican candidates running for three seats on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. The youngest of four sons, Lorenz moved to the county in 1981 with his w...

 

Ecusta Trail Is Best Bet

A couple of weekends ago, I had the pleasure of riding a bicycle on the Creeper Trail in Damascus, Va., a Rails-to-Trails bike path. We had a total of 17 people in our group. We spent two nights in cabins, rented some bikes and ate several meals in...

 

Opposes Rails To Trails

This letter is in response to Colleen Murphy’s letter in support of Rails to Trails. Although there are many in support of it, there are also many against the conversion, albeit much less vocally. I am strongly against it and don’t really care...

 

Keep Railroad Tracks

I’ve been reading about the “Rails to Trails” movement here in Transylvania County. A note of caution: once you pull up the railroad tracks, there will never again be rail service here. Do we know for sure there will never be another business...

 

Support Rails To Trails

Many years ago, my husband and I, along with a group of friends in Florida, loaded our bicycles up and went to Tallahassee to bike a nicely paved path next to a long abandoned railroad track. We ended at the Gulf of Mexico in a small town which had...

 

Commissioners Say 'No' Again

The negative position that the Transylvania County Commissioners have taken regarding the Ecusta Trail from Hendersonville to Brevard is yet one more example of our commissioners saying no to progress and economic growth. The city of Brevard, the...

 

Move Forward With The Ecusta Trail

If holding the opportunity for industry that would need the rail service is the issue keeping our County Commissioners back from supporting what could clearly lead to increased commerce in our home, what do they expect will be hauled in/out? Passenge...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 16, 2015

Ecusta Trail Gets Backing, Still Faces Obstacles - Brevard NC

After nearly five years since it became a nonprofit, the Friends of Ecusta Trail has witnessed some momentum in its favor the past few months but still faces obstacles. The nonprofit supports the...

 

Commission Candidates Square Off At Forum - Brevard NC

In front of a standing room only crowd at the library’s Rogow Room Tuesday, four candidates vying for two seats on the Board of Commissioners answered questions and laid out their vision for the county. Two Republicans – Larry Chapman and Kelvin...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    May 1, 2014

GOP Candidates Spar At Forum – Brevard NC

With the primary election Tuesday, six Republican candidates vying for two seats participated in an open forum last Thursday at the Transylvania County courthouse. The forum was sponsored by The Transylvania County Republican Party and the Republican...

 

Republican Commissioner Candidates Answer Questions-Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: The Transylvania Times invited the six Republican candidates seeking their party’s nomination for Transylvania County commissioner in the May 6 primary to answer several questions. The candidates were not given the questions before...

 

No To Naysayers

Jim Wright’s April 14 letter regarding the naysayers to progress in county government and the populace at large was spot on. Imagine our community without the wonderful new library. With the explosion of and national recognition of Transylvania...

 

Yes Or No To Progress?

What are we for and what are we against in Transylvania County? My observation over the years is that we are against more things than we are for. Let me remind you of just a few things that I can recall where there has been a public voice against....

 

Facts About Rails To Trails

After reading a number of articles regarding the Ecusta Trail and attending related cycling meetings, computer searches and one on one conversations, here are a few facts not presented by other writers: 1) Projected costs are $7 million-plus only...

 

Move Forward On Ecusta Trail

It is time for Transylvania County Commissioners to consider seriously the Rails to Trails proposal. Conversion of unused railroad track to recreational pedestrian and biking trails is more than a concept; it has proven beneficial in numerous...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 17, 2013

EDAB Wants To Keep Railway – Brevard NC

Efforts to maintain the railway line between Transylvania and Henderson counties should continue until it’s shown it can’t be used, according to the Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB). The EDAB approved a motion supporting Transylvania...

 

BC Group Completes Second Rails-To-Trails Biking Trip – Brevard NC

A group of Brevard College students and professors recently completed the college’s second annual Rails-to-Trails biking trip. The group, consisting of seven faculty, eight staff, fifteen students...

 

Advisory Board Not Ready To Support Or Oppose Plant- Brevard NC

The county’s Economic Development Advisory Board is not ready to endorse or oppose the proposed biofuel power plant in Penrose. The EDAB held its regular meeting last Thursday morning before the public information meeting about the plant that...

 

A Look Back At Some Of 2012’s Top Stories – Transylvania County NC

Editor’s Note: The following is a look at some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2012. January • The Rev. David Joyce started his new job Jan. 1 as the next president of Brevard College. • Trudi Walend was...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    December 13, 2012

Official Speaks Out On GroWNC — Brevard NC

Transylvania County Commissioner Larry Chapman said Monday he would have voted to remain in GroWNC. Chapman was out of town on business Nov. 26 when commissioners voted 3-1 to get out of GroWNC, a three-year regional planning process by the...

 

Busy Year For Museum To End With 1950s Exhibit – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Heritage Museum has had a busy year.    The museum’s most recent exhibit Roads, Rails and Trails closed Saturday, Nov. 17.  This exhibit brought many visitors to the museum to view never seen before photographs of Brevard. ...

 

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