The Transylvania Times -

By Mark Todd
Staff Writer 

Rails To Trails Still Faces Opposition


Travelers Rest in South Carolina has its own example of a Rails to Trails project. (Times photo by Mark Todd)

The proposed Rails to Trails project (see article below) that would connect Hendersonville to Brevard on the right-of-way now owned by Norfolk-Southern Railway faces some opposition in Transylvania County.

For one, Transylvania County commissioners, who hope to lure an industry interested in rail service to the former Ecusta Mill property site, remain opposed.

Some residents who live along the path are also strongly opposed and say the trail would be an invasion of their privacy and their property rights.

Transylvania County Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins said he needs more information b...

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