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 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...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 18, 2019

Davidson River School Starting New 'Trauma' Program – Transylvania County, NC

For the new school year, Davidson River Principal Barbara Grimm is promoting a program she believes will increase graduation rates and test scores and, ultimately, heal trauma. Grimm presented details about the program, “Trauma-Skilled School...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 15, 2019

Drivers Injured In Friday Accident – Brevard, NC

A traffic accident resulting in an overturned vehicle on N.C. 280 on Friday morning led to two injured drivers and hour-long traffic delays with up to half-mile backups on either side of the road, according to officials. Both drivers were...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 11, 2019

Roadside Camping Along Catheys Creek Closed – Brevard, NC

Roadside camping along Catheys Creek Road in Pisgah National Forest is now closed in accordance with plans from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the city of Brevard to improve the municipal water intake system. According to District Ranger Dave...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 11, 2019

NCFS Improves Ecosytem At Headwaters Forest – Transylvania County, NC

Headwaters State Forest is coming up on its one-year anniversary since opening to the public, and, according to state forest ranger Michael Cheek, the public is enjoying the new 6,730-acres of public...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 8, 2019

Sheriff's Office June Arrest Reports Released-Transylvania County, NC

The Sheriff’s Office provided the following felony arrest reports: •Laura Nicole Riddle, 29, was arrested June 20 for one felony count of possession of stolen goods. She was placed in the detention center under a $5,000 bail. •Vanessa Lynn...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 4, 2019

River Water Quality Recorded Weekly

Water quality recently failed to meet swim standards in the French Broad River at the Wilson Road and Crab Creek Road public access points, according to the French Broad Riverkeeper. Each Thursday afternoon throughout the spring, summer and fall,...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 4, 2019

Missing Camp Girls Found A Day Later In Jackson County

The two teenaged girls reported missing from the Lake Toxaway area late Sunday night were found safe Monday evening in Jackson County. Law enforcement officials found Gaby Caturano, 14, and Isabella Bianca, 15, around 8:30 p.m. in the mountain area...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 1, 2019

County's Domestic Violence Investigator Faces Challenges-Transylvania County, NC

The issue of domestic violence as a criminal matter is getting a lot more attention in Transylvania County thanks to the funding of a position dedicated to addressing it. The position was created in 2017 to serve as the investigative, law...

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    July 1, 2019

Destination Hike: Cove Creek Falls-Transylvania County, NC

Cove Creek Falls is a 50-foot waterfall located just past Cove Creek Group Campground in Pisgah National Forest. About a 2-miles round trip, the hike offers two “bonus” falls to visit on the way...

 

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