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 By Alex Perri    News

Local Public Lands Under Pressure – Transylvania County, NC

In June, DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) saw an increase of at least 10,000 additional cars visiting its access area parking lots compared to June 2019. Pisgah National... — Updated 7/13/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

MacDonald Moves On After Being At DuPont Forest's Beginnings

Former DuPont State Recreational Forest ranger Bruce MacDonald has worked with the N.C. Forest Service in some capacity since he was a student at Warren Wilson College in the... — Updated 7/9/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Law and Order

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests and incidents from May 28 to July 7. Arrests •Mitchell David Collins, 38, was arrested for one count of failure to appear on July 4. He was placed... — Updated 7/9/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    Features

Annual Duck Race Shown Virtually-Brevard NC

The T.C. Arts Council aired its annual 4th of July Duck Race virtually this year on Saturday. The race, which took place in secrecy recently, was filmed prior to the race's... — Updated 7/7/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Officials Comment On Crime Numbers During Pandemic-Brevard NC

Transylvania County law enforcement are reporting that overall criminal incidents and traffic accidents in 2020 are declining or holding steady but with increases in aggravated assault in the period between March and June when Gov.... — Updated 7/6/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

State To Study Fees For DuPont-Brevard NC

New legislation coming out of Raleigh this month will look at DuPont State Recreational Forest's finances and study the possibility of enacting user fees in the future. Gov. Roy Coo... — Updated 6/30/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Fatality Reported At DuPont State Recreational Forest-Brevard NC

A DuPont State Recreational Forest visitor died Sunday afternoon after suffering a cardiac event, according to officials. Cedar Mountain Fire and Rescue responded to a call of a possible seizure on Triple Falls Trail around 2... — Updated 6/22/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Reunion, March Reject Racism-Brevard NC

It was over 30 years ago that Jvonne Hubbard was told she could no longer see her childhood best friend, Patience Camp. Camp is black. Hubbard is white. Hubbard said her father had... — Updated 6/22/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors

Outdoors Experts Hold Webinar On Pisgah/Nantahala Forest Plan-Brevard NC

The commenting period for the draft Pisgah/Nantahala Forest Plan revision ends on June 29, and local nonprofit MountainTrue held a webinar with recreation experts last Tuesday to discuss the draft plan’s implications on one of... — Updated 6/22/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Event Highlights Racial Injustice, Need To Vote-Brevard NC

The Transylvania Chapter of the NAACP led a public demonstration in front of the Transylvania County Courthouse Monday evening as a part of its "Morality Monday" series to protest... — Updated 6/17/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

TNRC Has Six Ideas For Forest Plan-Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt the Transylvania Natural Resource Council’s (TNRC) recommendations for the draft Pisgah/Nantahala Forest Plan Revision and will send the recommendations to... — Updated 6/15/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors

Flame Azalea And Mountain Laurel

An otherwise ordinary walk in the woods can turn magical when one keeps an eye out for beauty. Throughout the summer, shrubs and wildflowers provide a changing landscape of blooms... — Updated 6/15/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

COVID-19 Impacts Jobless Number – 10 Percent

Transylvania County unemployment claims went from 593 in March to 1,474 in April this year – a jobless rate of 10 percent, according to the latest unemployment data from the N.C. Department of Commerce. The rate increase in... — Updated 6/8/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Emergency Workers Respond To Hiker On Looking Glass Trail-Brevard NC

Multiple emergency medical and rescue agencies responded to a male hiker experiencing a medical emergency Friday afternoon on Looking Glass Trail. According to Transylvania County Emergency Management Deputy Director Cameron... — Updated 6/5/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Arrest, Incident Reports-Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests and incidents from April 15 to May 27. Arrests David Eliseo Alas Mejia, 20, was arrested for one count of possession of marijuana schedule six on May... — Updated 6/3/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Business Responsibilities Unclear In COVID-19 Era-Brevard NC

With varying federal, state and local guidelines in place as different parts of the country begin to “reopen” businesses after COVID-19 related shutdowns, understanding who exactly is responsible for ensuring employee and... — Updated 6/1/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

B&Bs, Inns Say Guests Returning-Brevard NC

The mountains of western North Carolina have a history of drawing in people seeking clean air, health and wellness. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, nearby Asheville drew in several prominent doctors who promoted mountain air as... — Updated 6/1/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Murder Fugitive Could Be In This Area-Brevard NC

Authorities said they have reason to believe that a fugitive wanted by the Greenville, S.C., Sheriff's Office for first-degree murder might be in the Brevard-Asheville area. The... — Updated 5/25/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Judge Knight Hears Pleas During May Court Term -Brevard NC

Transylvania County Superior Court Judge Peter Knight heard the following pleas for felony charges in the May Superior Court Session. Michael Keith Jarrett pleaded guilty to four felony charges: larceny after breaking and... — Updated 5/25/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Restaurants, Bars Preparing For Phase Two-Brevard NC

Many Transylvania restaurants and bars say they plan to open for dine-in service once Gov. Roy Cooper says the state can move forward with Phase Two of COVID-19 reopening, but they... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Officials Watch As Crowds Return To Public Lands -Brevard NC

"We're so excited that things are opening back up," said Carol Doherty, a Pisgah Forest resident, Saturday before her bike ride with friend Bonnie Cauthon at the Pisgah Center for... — Updated 5/19/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Authorities Investigating Puppy Deaths-Brevard NC

Authorities are investigating an incident that occurred in the See Off Mountain community on May 17, where two Dutch Shepard puppies were found dead, with one of the dogs decapitated. According to Transylvania County Sheriff’s... — Updated 5/18/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

First Phase Of Reopening Pisgah National Forest Getting Underway-Brevard NC

Pisgah National Forest has released a new forest order, opening several of the trails and roads that were closed in the previous forest order signed on April 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Camping is still prohibited in the... — Updated 5/15/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    Features

John Buford Wants To Keep On Teaching, Learning-Brevard NC

The last time Brevard College professor John Buford retired, he had no plans of slowing down. The same thing can be said for his second time around as he says goodbye to 11 years... — Updated 5/13/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    Features

Carter: Outdoor Education Needed More Than Ever-Brevard NC

Educators around the country are returning to their schools for the first time in weeks to carry out the chore of cleaning out their classrooms and offices, unsure of when they'll... — Updated 5/11/2020

 

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