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 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

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

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

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...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 14, 2018

Town Of Rosman Strikes Leachate Deal With Gaia Herbs

The town of Rosman has entered into an agreement with Gaia Herbs to take up to two truck loads, about 4,000 gallons, of leachate, Monday through Friday, from its plant and process it through the town’s wastewater treatment system. Leachate is...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 28, 2018

TNRC Gets To See Courthouse Creek Logging Project Up Close

A recent field trip with the Transylvania County Natural Resources Council (TNRC) to the logging project off Courthouse Creek Road highlighted the "active management" that some have been talking...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    May 28, 2018

Celebrate National Trails Day This Saturday

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the National Trails System, and on Saturday the American Hiking Society is celebrating its 26 year celebrating National Trails Day, a...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 17, 2018

Birders Get An Eyeful During Tour

"Chick-bree. Chick-bree. Chick-bree." At the sound, Michael Plauche paused his group of fellow birders who were on the lookout for the scarlet tanager, a medium-sized American songbird. For the past...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 14, 2018

Nora Jane Montgomery Riding 3,000 Miles To Raise Awareness For Affordable Housing

On Wednesday, Brevard resident Nora Jane Montgomery embarks on a 3,000-mile bike ride to raise awareness about affordable housing in the United States. Her journey starts in Key West, Fla., where she...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 10, 2018

Local Panel Has Its Say On Gun Violence

Recently, roughly 130 community members gathered for a discussion about gun control, mental health and legal loopholes present in both the federal government and state laws concerning access to firearms. Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris moderated a...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    May 7, 2018

Weed Patch Mountain Trail Opens For Hikers, Bikers, Climbers

The new Weed Patch Mountain Trail invites people into a stunning backcountry wilderness-traversing a 1,327-acre tract that was recently added to the Town of Lake Lure's Buffalo Creek Park. This land...

 
 By Park Baker    Education    May 7, 2018

Brevard Elementary Enjoys Color Run Fun!

The Brevard Elementary School Color Run took place Friday afternoon during the Health Fair. Students and parents endured laps around the school track while being doused with colored chalk and water...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 7, 2018

Different Perspectives Get Heard During Guns Discussion

Recently, roughly 130 community members gathered for a discussion about gun control, mental health and legal loopholes present in both the federal government and state laws concerning access to firearms. The discussion was put together by Project...

 

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