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 By Park Baker    News    November 12, 2018 

The U.N. Settles On Travel Company - Brevard NC

Brevard resident Michael Youngblood's travel company has been named as the best travel startup company in the world out of 3,000 participants in the United Nation's inaugural tourism startup competiti...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 5, 2018

UPDATE: Final Unofficial Elections Results: School Bond Approved; Guice and Cathey Elected to Board of Commissioners; Mahoney Re-elected Sheriff; Griffin and Domokur elected to School Board

Editor's Note: The following are the unofficial election results only for Transylvania County. They are not the final results in the state or Congressional races. Those final numbers will appear in Thursday's paper. •The Transylvania County...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 5, 2018

Film Lover Wants To Start A Conversation - Brevard NC

Brevard resident Philip Henry wants everyone who is passionate about film to join him for the Pisgah Film Project, a series where Henry hopes to not only showcase film as art but to also engage...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 1, 2018

Campaign Funding Looked At - Brevard NC

A look at the campaign donations for the N.C. House District 113 race between Democrat Sam Edney and Republican incumbent Cody Henson shows Edney has almost tripled the number of campaign contributions as Henson. Edney, who is running for the...

 
 By Park Baker    Arts    November 1, 2018

Film Lover Wants To Have A Conversation-Brevard NC

Brevard resident Philip Henry wants everyone who is passionate about film to join him for the Pisgah Film Project, a series where Henry hopes to not only showcase film as art but to also engage...

 

Fire Officials: Brace For A Smoky Winter

Transylvania County residents, get ready for a potentially smoky winter as much of the Blue Ridge Escarpment is slated for controlled burns between now and the spring. Both Gorges State Park and...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 25, 2018

Mail Bomb Suspect Was Former Brevard College Student

Cesar Sayoc, the man suspected of sending mail bombs to prominent Democrats, attended Brevard College in the early 1980s. The 56-year-old Aventura, Fla., resident Cesar Sayoc was arrested this...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 25, 2018

German Group Sees U.S. Forest Practices Up Close - Brevard NC

Visiting foresters and scientists from Germany recently took a tour of public lands in Transylvania County, and other parts of the southeast U.S., to learn more about public and private land management. Among them were a count, a baron, a member of...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 1, 2018

Effort Eyes Collecting $1 At A Time - Brevard NC

Brenda Birrell is just visiting Brevard, but while she is here she is on a mission to raise $6,000 for the One Dollar For Life (ODFL) nonprofit. Birrell, the ODFL’s program manager and media relations director, has only been in town for two weeks...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 13, 2018

Florence's Potential Local Impact Unclear - Brevard NC

As Hurricane Florence approaches landfall, Transylvania County residents might recall back-to-back hurricanes Frances and Ivan in 2004 that brought torrential rains, devastated crops, roads, homes and lives. Ivan, a category 5 storm, brought 17...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 10, 2018

Health Officials Monitor Bugs - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Public Health Department has confirmed one case of La Crosse Encephalitis virus this year, according to Tara Rybka, public health educator. The Centers for Disease Control describes La Cross Encephalitis (LACV) as a virus tran...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 10, 2018

Headwaters State Forest Now Open To The Public - Brevard NC

It's official. Headwaters State Forest is now open to the public. The N.C. Forest Service, state legislators, former Congressman Charles Taylor and his family, community members and local media gathered at the Carolina Point summer camp on Thursday...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 10, 2018

Board Rejects Shooting Range - Brevard NC

The city of Brevard Board of Adjustment unanimously denied the police department’s application last week for a new outdoor firing range located upstream of the city’s water plant on Cathey’s Creek Road. The board, citing a lack of information,...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 27, 2018

Study Looked At River Quality - Brevard NC

A new study recently published about the health of the Davidson River has revealed that some effluent from the Bobby N. Setzer State Fish Hatchery is negatively impacting aquatic life downstream, but as the river flows on, its health improves....

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 13, 2018

Children Learn About Summer On The Fly -Brevard NC

While the summer camp season is coming to end, the memories created for most campers will last a lifetime, and for one local camp owner those memories he hopes will instill a sense of wonder, in...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 9, 2018

Locals Weigh Tariff Impact -Brevard NC

Some local manufacturers, such as Oskar Blues Brewery, say they are taking a financial hit because of the recent import tariffs imposed by the Trump administration, while others aren’t sure what the long-term impact will be. The import tariffs...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 6, 2018

Roundabout Projects Approved For Pisgah Forest Area-Brevard NC

Two roundabouts, one at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest and the other at the entrance to the Forest Gate shopping center, have been approved, according to staff at the Land of Sky regional planning office. N.C. Department of Transportation...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 6, 2018

Local Wins National Mountain Bike Competition -Brevard NC

Brevard resident Beth Hoffmeister won her age group last month at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, an annual event that draws racers from all over the country to compete in the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 30, 2018

Two County Residents Inducted Into Hall Of Fame -Brevard NC

Two Transylvania County residents have been inducted into the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians Hall of Fame. Kevin Howell, owner of Davidson River Outfitters, and Sandy Schenck, owner and director of the Green River Preserve, will be...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 26, 2018

Park Visitor Numbers Hold Steady -Brevard NC

Visitation numbers to public lands in Transylvania County are up this year, but not by much, according to local land managers. The Davidson River corridor remains one of the most visited areas of the region, according to U.S. Forest Service public in...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 23, 2018

Filmmaker Wins Southeast Emmy - Brevard NC

Brevard freelance filmmaker TC Webb won Outstanding Director for a Short Film Category in the Southeast Emmys on Monday. His short film, “Concrete Knows Your Schedule,” was filmed at the Silverstein basketball court using Brevard College ball...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 19, 2018

More Steps Taken To Prevent Waterfall Fatalities In Area

In an attempt to prevent another death at Rainbow Falls, the U.S. forest service and Gorges State Park have installed new signage at the trailhead leading from Gorges State Park to the Horsepasture...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 5, 2018

Thousands Of Fish Dead After Pool Spill In Rosman-Rosman NC

A valve left open in a chlorine tank at the Rosman Champion Park pool Tuesday resulted in 250 gallons of chlorine spilling into the French Broad River, killing thousands of fish, according to Rosman Mayor Brian Shelton. Shelton said that the valve...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 5, 2018

Local Group Wants More Conversations On Guns - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part story about the local chapter of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America. The first part appeared in Monday’s paper Emily Walthall, a member of the local chapter of Moms Demand Action For Gun...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 2, 2018

Moms Taking Action - Transylvania County, NC

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part story about the local chapter of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America. On top of constructive conversation, local attorney Emily Walthall said she just wants some common sense gun reform. As a...

 

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