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 By Park Baker    Outdoors    June 3, 2019

Outdoor Destination: High Falls In Nantahala National Forest

This week’s outdoor destination is High Falls, also known as Cullowhee Falls, in neighboring Nantahala National Forest. Just north of Cashiers, High Falls marks the beginning of the west fork of...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    May 20, 2019

Destination Hike: Upper Bearwallow Falls

This week’s outdoor destination is Upper Bearwallow Falls in Gorges State Park. Bearwallow Creek meets the Toxaway River after flowing five miles through the state park. In that time it drops...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 9, 2019

2019 Taste of Transylvania

Jared Handle, a chef at Magpie Meat and Three on King Street, serves up ham biscuits with pineapple butter, a crowd favorite Tuesday during the Taste of Transylvania, a fundraiser for the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 25, 2019

Blue Smoke BBQ Food Truck Opening Stationary Location

The owners of Blue Smoke BBQ food truck have purchased the space at the corner of Caldwell and Broad Streets and will soon start offering drive-through meals on one side of the space and a walk-up counter on the other side. Owners Marc and Maggie...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 25, 2019

Jim Reynolds Plans To Keep On Rocking In Retirement

After 20 years of teaching students at Brevard College, Jim Reynolds is retiring, but it won't mean pipe and slippers. The geology professor will attend the 2019 graduation this May, and two hours...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 15, 2019

New BMC Concert Hall Planned

On Friday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Parker Concert Hall at the Brevard Music Center. The indoor concert hall on the lake is scheduled to open in summer 2020 with a seating...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 8, 2019

Bike Bill Impact Unclear

On Saturday, the 20th annual Assault on the Carolina’s (AOTC) drew riders from all over the country, and a few internationally, to ride from Brevard, over the South Carolina state line, and back up over Caesar’s Head. With so many riders coming...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 1, 2019

Bill Calls For Fee Study At DuPont

“Pay to play” might be coming to DuPont State Recreational Forest sooner than anticipated. N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards is the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 390, which was filed in the General Assembly on Thursday, that directs the state Department...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 25, 2019

River Tour Looks At Needs

Sections of the upper French Broad River are being overused, while other sections are being underused, according to local officials. Last week, a group of conservationists, land managers and local...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 21, 2019

Broadband Feedback Needed

More choices for broadband Internet access may be coming to Transylvania County in the near future but more local feedback on the subject is needed. Sara Nichols, a Land of Sky Regional Council regional planner, is currently focusing her energy on a...

 

Destination Hike: Yellow Mountain Fire Tower

This week's destination hike is the Yellow Mountain fire tower above Lake Glenville. About an hour drive from Brevard, this stone foundation fire tower was built in 1934 by the U.S. Forest Service...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 18, 2019

Town Asked To Pay For Dead Wildlife

The Rosman Board of Aldermen voted last week to make a counter offer to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for replacing wildlife killed when 300 gallons of chlorine spilled in the French Broad River. A valve left open in a chlorine...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 14, 2019

Panel Discusses Impact Of Outdoor Recreation Industry

Social, economic and environmental sustainability issues that surround the outdoor recreation industry were the focus of a panel discussion last week. David Knight, the director for the N.C. Office...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 7, 2019

Lawmaker Issued Domestic Violence Order

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson, who represents District 113, was served with a 50B Ex Parte Domestic Violence Order of Protection on Jan. 31, according to court documents. The order, signed by District Court Judge Mack Brittain on Jan. 30, concludes that Hens...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 7, 2019

Power Bill Concerns Voiced On Social Media

Concerns about recent Duke Energy utility bills have lit up local social media groups. Brevard resident Lisa Clark is one of Duke Energy’s 15,387 customers in Transylvania County. During Winter Storm Diego last December she was without power for...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 24, 2019

DuPont Forest Receives Another Land Donation - Transylvania County, NC

The Conservation Fund, an environmental non-profit, has conveyed 778.5 acres owned by the Pickelsimer estate to the state, with the property becoming part of DuPont State Recreational Forest, likely...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 24, 2019

Voices Raised In Celebration, Unity - Brevard, NC

The community celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday night during the annual "Unity in the Community" event that began with a march from Bethel "A" Baptist church and concluded with...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 21, 2019

Officials Concerned By Dead Deer In East Fork Area

Sixteen shot dead deer were found recently, left on the side of the road in the East Fork community, according to David Whitmire. Whitmire, owner of Headwaters Outfitters and chair of the N.C. Wildlif...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 17, 2019

Cooperative Extension Explains Its Role

At the most recent Transylvania County Natural Resources (TNRC) meeting, the council heard about the work of the county Cooperative Extension office. The TNRC has a monthly meeting of public land managers, environ-ment nonprofit members and...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 14, 2019

Shutdown's Impact Being Felt In Transylvania

Over the weekend, the partial government shut-down surpassed the previous 21-day record and its impacts are being felt in Transylvania County, from trail maintenance on public lands to the wallets of...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 10, 2019

New Laws, Including Income Tax Rate, Go Into Effect For 2019

With a new year under way, several new laws have gone into effect in North Carolina, including changes in the personal income tax rate. Starting Jan. 1, the state’s personal income tax rate dropped from 5.499 percent to 5.25 percent. The corporate...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 27, 2018

Shutdown Impacts Forest Service

An automated email reply Wednesday from Alice Cohen, a U.S. Forest Service spokesperson, reads “due to the lapse in federal government funding I am on furlough without access to email. I will return your message as soon as possible once funding...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 17, 2018

Athlete Running To Help St. Jude's - Brevard NC

Local athlete Jessica Dawn Payne is on a mission to raise $5,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through its St. Jude Heroes program. By registering for events, such as the upcoming Rock n'...

 

Public Comment Period Concerning Clean Water Act Open

In its latest legal bout, the Trump administration is attempting to roll back regulations and change the language of the Clean Water Act by redefining "waters of the United States," which could have...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 13, 2018

Wednesday Morning Earthquake Felt In Transylvania - Brevard NC

Locals shaken awake Wednesday morning can fear not, it was just a little earthquake, hitting 4.4 on the Richter scale. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake occurred at 4:14 a.m. A second, smaller quake, registering 3.3 on the Richter...

 

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