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 By Park Baker    News    April 5, 2018

Pagano Saying Goodbye To Gorges, For Now

Steve Pagano's career began about 30 years ago with trail building, and at the end of April it will conclude with trail building. The past 19 years were spent as the first superintendent of Gorges...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 5, 2018

TNRC Discuss Landslide Mapping, Invasive Species

Editor’s Note: The following story reports on the conclusion to the recent Transylvania County Natural Resources Council meeting. A story about the first part of the meeting appeared in the March 19 edition. During the last Transylvania County Natu...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 2, 2018

U.S. Forest Service Seeking Trail Feedback

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking the public's input on proposed changes to trails in the Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest. The proposed changes may be viewed on the maps on this...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 2, 2018

Forum Focuses On Forest Revisions

Roughly 200 people turned out for the recent panel discussion at the library concerning the future of both Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. The U.S. Forest Service will soon release the first...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 19, 2018

Forest Land Managers Rely On Science

Science-based predictions for the future of forests and how that science is relayed to land managers were among the topics discussed at the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting. The TNRC, which meets once a month, is a...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 15, 2018

Walkout Held On College Campus - Brevard, NC

Roughly 100 students, faculty, staff and community members huddled in the cold Wednesday morning at Brevard College morning in observance of National School Walkout, a nationwide movement that saw...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 12, 2018

Sliding Rock Fee Set To Increase - Pisgah Forest, NC

When Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest opens with lifeguards on Memorial Day this spring, there will be an increase in the entry fee from $2 to $3 per person. The fee last increased from $1 to...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 8, 2018

New Outdoors 'Czar' Visits Transylvania

David Knight, the state's newly appointed director of Outdoor Recreation, met Tuesday with local industry leaders and elected officials at SylvanSport, the makers of the popular GO trailer in...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 26, 2018

TNRC Continues To Push For 'Natural Resources Specialist

Discussions about Transylvania County government funding a “natural resources specialist” was raised again at the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting. The TNRC is a roundtable meeting held once a month, excluding the...

 

Adlai Marquez Ready To Rock In Salt Lake City

Fifteen-year-old Adlai Marquez, a local rock climber, has made it to the national stage. Marquez, his mom and grandmother leave today for Salt Lake City, Utah, for the 2018 USA Climbing Bouldering...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 1, 2018

Local Takes Home A Grammy - Brevard, NC

Local musician Travis Book and his band The Infamous Stringdusters shared the Best Bluegrass Album award last week at the Grammy's for their latest album, "Laws of Gravity." Book plays upright bass in...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 1, 2018

Rosman Welcomes Wi-Fi - Rosman, NC

The town of Rosman now has four Wi-Fi access points thanks to a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The $5,780 grant, which was matched by local funds from Comporium as a community economic investment, is part of a $272,000 pilot pr...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 29, 2018

New Restaurant, Grocery Store Planned - Brevard, NC

An ALDI grocery store is planned for the former Mr. Pete's Market site on the Asheville Highway in Brevard, while plans for a Cook Out restaurant are moving ahead. Thom Behtz, the vice president of...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 29, 2018

Cherokee Life Was Centered Around Seven Clans

Editor’s Note: During a recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting, Yvonne McCall-Dickson, a local Native American historian and continuing education professor at Blue Ridge Community College, spoke about the impact the Cherokee...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 25, 2018

Origins Of Cherokee Society Discussed At Meeting

Once called “the principled people,” the Cherokee were the largest tribe of the southern Native Americans. About 25,000 strong, the Cherokee were part of the Five Civilized Tribes, along with the Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and the Seminole...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 18, 2018

State Coyote Population To Be 'Managed'

Many have stories about coyotes on their property, or of a cat or dog that has gone missing in the night. Some resolution may be coming across the state, as North Carolina is one step closer to...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 18, 2018

Cyclists To Compete For U.S. In Holland

Two local cyclists, Tristan Cowie and Hannah Arensman, have been chosen to represent the U.S. for the 2018 UCI Cyclocross World Championships set for Feb. 3 -4 in Valkenburg-Limburg, Holland....

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 11, 2018

State Accepts Land Donation For DuPont

On Tuesday, the state officially accepted a property donation that will see DuPont State Recreational Forest grow by 753 acres this year. The late Charles Pickelsimer gifted the parcel to the state...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 4, 2018

Homeless Have Shelter Options

It’s brutally cold. There’s just no escaping it, with temperatures not expected to get into the 40s until Monday. For those without a roof over their heads, it’s a particular trying time. In Transylvania County, Brevard Community Church on...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 1, 2018

Retailers Report Good Local Support

If holiday sales are a measure of success, then “shop local” is more than just a bumper sticker for the county. Across the county, businesses The Transylvania Times spoke with had better numbers than last year, which some shopkeepers attribute...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 18, 2017

Scientists Studying Historic Impact Of Fires On Forests

During the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council meeting, the council and audience heard from Katie Greenberg, an uplands hardwoods ecologist. Greenberg works for the U.S. Forest Service in a branch called research and development,...

 

Young Bat Co. Knows How To Find The Sweet Spot

In an absolute labor of love, the Young Bat Co. (YBC), makers of fine baseball bats, has reopened its doors for business. The YBC was a supplier to some major league players in the 1990; players such...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 7, 2017

Mountain Bikers, Equestrians React To Fee Proposal

Mountain bikers and equestrians could soon be required to pay user fees to use the trails in Pisgah National Forest, according to Dave Casey, head ranger for the Pisgah Ranger district. The proposals were announced during the most recent Transylvania...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 4, 2017

Cradle Group Loses Forest Contract - Pisgah Forest, NC

The Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association (CFAIA), the concession vendor in charge of managing several sites in Pisgah National Forest, lost the bid for the contract, and effective Jan. 1, a new vendor, Pisgah Hospitality Partners, LLC, will...

 
 By Park Baker    Sports    December 4, 2017

Lady Tigers Finish Strong To Earn Win Over Blue Ridge - Rosman, NC

In a back-and-forth contest that came down to the wire, the Rosman Lady Tigers outscored Blue Ridge by 10 points over the final four minutes to earn a 71-65 win in their season opener Friday night. Gr...

 

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