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 By Alex Perri    News    October 14, 2019

Dogwood Health Trust Gets Going

The Dogwood Health Trust met at Southwest Community College in Sylva on Thursday morning with local and national health care leaders as a part of a series of community meetings on factors that influence health. The meeting was somewhat of a...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 10, 2019

Forest Festival Carries On Long Tradition– Transylvania County, NC

On Saturday, the Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah National Forest held the 2019 Forest Festival, where visitors gathered to watch the Woodsman Meet, a lumberjack skill competition, and to see old-time cra...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 10, 2019

Building Full Speed Ahead On Asheville Highway – Brevard, NC

Construction projects along the Asheville Highway in Brevard are gaining steam, and soon several new or improved businesses will be open to the public. Cookout Drivers have likely noticed the...

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    October 7, 2019

Destination Hike: Sam Knob, Find High Elevation Fall Color

One of my favorite things about living in Transylvania County is the ability to stretch out fall by seeking out its first signs up at higher elevations and progressively moving further down the...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 3, 2019

August, September Arrests Reported – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests and incidents for September and August. Arrests •Oscar Shelton, 71, was arrested for one felony fugitive count on Sept. 21. He was taken to the county detention center and...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 3, 2019

Version Of Forest Management Plan Could Be Released Soon – Transylvania County, NC

U.S. Forest Service official Alice Cohen recently met with the N.C. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Council (FWCC) to discuss the proposed forest plan update – a process that has been repeatedly delayed and several years in the making. The new manag...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 30, 2019

Deal Reached After Death In Hospital – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County resident Kristen Blake Sheffield has reached an out-of-court settlement with Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) over a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit she filed after her 61-year-old mother, Linda Peters Watkins,...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 30, 2019

Third Case Of Legionnaire's Reported In County – Transylvania County, NC

Health officials have now confirmed three cases of Legionnaire’s disease in Transylvania County in connection with the recent outbreak that occurred among those who attended the Mountain State Fair from Sept. 6-15. Transylvania Public Heath...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 23, 2019

TNRC Backs Reducing Plastic Waste – Transylvania County, NC

A proposed state law to reduce plastic waste and single-use products is being backed by the Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC). During its regular meeting last week, the TNRC unanimously voted to pass a resolution to support House Bill...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 19, 2019

Families Gather For Get Set Dinner, Games – Transylvania County, NC

Families throughout the community gathered Monday night at the library for Get Set Transylvania's family dinner series, a free event designed to bring families together for conversation and fun. The...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 12, 2019

Passenger In Critical Condition After 64 Wreck – Transylvania County, NC

As of Wednesday morning, a Lake Toxaway man was in critical condition after he was ejected Monday from a pickup truck traveling west on the Rosman Highway/U.S. 64 when another vehicle collided with the truck causing it to overturn. Ishmael...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 9, 2019

Museum Launches Campaign – Brevard, NC

Supporters and local leaders – including U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows – packed into the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas last Wednesday to help honor the area's veterans and to raise money for...

 

Locals Attend Snowshoe Mountain Bike World Cup

Thousands of fans descended upon Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia this past weekend to watch the year's final installment of the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and to watch the...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 5, 2019

Graveyard Fields' Movie: A Call To Arms –Transylvania County, NC

Movie goers packed into the DFR room in downtown Brevard last Thursday to watch the Brevard premiere of the Pisgah Conservancy’s new film, “Graveyard Fields: The Call of the High Country.” The film kicks off the Pisgah Conservancy’s campaign...

 

Destination Hike – Cedar Rock in DuPont Forest

Cedar Rock in DuPont State Recreational Forest is one of my favorite hiking/biking trails in the region, and I enjoy both modes of transportation for different reasons. (Horses are also allowed on DuP...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 2, 2019

Magazine Highlights Local Landmarks – Transylvania County, NC

Three Transylvania landmarks and families are featured in the September issue of Our State magazine, including the old Shuford Farm barn on Everett Road, now owned by Clay Sykes and family, the...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    August 29, 2019

Treasure Shop Aids Brother Wolf's Mission

Friends for Life animal rescue is no longer open, but Nancy DePippo wants Transylvania County residents to know that the Treasure Shop thrift store is still operating and donating its proceeds to...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    August 22, 2019

Newman Disputes N.C. Bar's Claims – Transylvania County, NC

District Attorney Greg Newman disputes the N.C. State Bar’s recent reprimanding of him for professional misconduct after its grievance committee reviewed an anonymous complaint that Newman violated...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    August 19, 2019

Database Compiles Opioid Pill Amounts – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County received 10,957,690 prescription opioid pills, an amount that equals roughly 49.1 pills per county resident per year, in shipments from pharmaceutical companies between 2006 and 2012, according to a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)...

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    August 19, 2019

Destination Waterfall – East Fork Falls – Transylvania County, NC

East Fork Falls is a 15-foot waterfall located in the newly designated Headwaters State Forest in Transylvania County near the South Carolina State line, and is the perfect spot to savor the last few...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    August 8, 2019

Forest Service Changes Proposed – Transylvania County, NC

The public comment period for the U.S. Forest Service’s proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the environmental law that requires federal agencies to assess the environmental effects of their proposed actions prior to...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 29, 2019

Transylvania County Rescue Squad 'On A Roll' – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Rescue Squad (TCRS) is "on a roll" after recently receiving four new certifications and setting its sights on becoming a state deployable squad in times of disaster throughout...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 25, 2019

Arrest Made After Alleged Shooting Threat – Brevard, NC

Brevard Police Department arrested a man at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon at McDonald’s after he allegedly made threats to shoot an employee when he was asked to stop dumping trash in the restaurant’s dumpster. Brevard resident George Reynolds, 42,...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 22, 2019

School Board Hears Report On AIG Program Changes

The Transylvania County Board of Education recently approved the 2019-2022 AIG plan and discussed new proposed state education legislation. Heidi Bullock presented her proposal for the Transylvania County AIG (Academically Intellectually Gifted)...

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    July 22, 2019

Visit South Carolina's Highest Peak – Headwaters State Forest

As of Earth Day 2019, visitors can enjoy South Carolina's highest peak, Sassafras Mountain, from a newly constructed observation tower that straddles the North Carolina South Carolina state line. For...

 

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