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Future Plans For Times Building Announced

Wes Dickson, owner of Sycamore Cycles in Pisgah Forest, has announced the current Transylvania Times building will become home to a new Sycamore Cycles' downtown Brevard location.... — Updated 7/26/2021

 

Hein Joins Race For Brevard Mayor

Editor's Note: Each candidate who has filed to run in the upcoming municipal elections in Brevard and Rosman may submit a news release about their candidacy. Each release will be... — Updated 7/21/2021 Full story

 
 By Dawn Rouse    Lifestyles

Ten Indoor Exercises For Seniors When It's Too Hot Outside

The summer of 2021 is shaping up to be a hot one. During a one-week period in mid-June, for example, an estimated 200 million Americans experienced temperatures exceeding 90... — Updated 7/14/2021

 

Major New PNF Trail Completed

The Pisgah Conservancy (TPC) is pleased to announce a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the conclusion of the Joel Branch – Horse Cove Connector Trail Project. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 9, at the... — Updated 7/5/2021

 

Safety Tips Provided For Nighttime Adventures

The long days of summer are finally with us. With more time to get out on our public lands and waters after work or in the cooler temps of evening, late-day outings are very... — Updated 7/5/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

City To Lead Ecusta Trail Project-Brevard NC

Last week, Brevard City Council approved a resolution that places the city at the helm of the Transylvania County portion of the proposed Ecusta Trail project. The city will now take the lead on securing funding, as well as... — Updated 6/29/2021

 

Another Study?

In 2000, the City’s Vision 2020 survey showed strong public support for a walk/bike trail system to connect our neighborhoods and schools. The city created a master plan for a greenway/multi-use path system that would make it... — Updated 6/28/2021

 

New Superintendent Of Gorges State Park Named

Kevin Bischof is the new superintendent of Gorges State Park in Transylvania County, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. Bischof succeeds Robert McGraw, who transferred to serve as superintendent at Mount... — Updated 6/14/2021

 

Find Best Travel Destinations Abroad And Stateside For 2021

The following books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Travel Stateside 2021 Balfour, Amy C. “Great Smoky Mountains National Park.” You don’t have to go far to enjoy a beautiful get-away. Raft the Pigeon,... — Updated 6/14/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    Lifestyles

Popular PNF Trail Receiving Needed Reroute

Pisgah Area SORBA (Southern Off Road Biking Association) began work recently to reroute the popular middle section of Black Mountain Trail in Pisgah National Forest. The trail is open to both hiking and mountain biking, but it has... — Updated 5/26/2021

 

Come And Step Into The Cradle Of Forestry

The Cradle of Forestry is back and open for the 2021 season. The "birthplace of modern forestry," located off U.S. 276 in Pisgah National Forest, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4... — Updated 4/26/2021

 

BA Director Leaving At End Of School Year – Brevard, NC

Ted Duncan, director of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy, is leaving his position at the end of this school year. According to a press release from the school, Duncan and his family are going to embark on a... — Updated 3/24/2021

 

Lake Toxaway Native, Chad Fisher Named National Park Service Chief Of Wildland Fire

Chad Fisher, who has served as the National Park Service's (NPS) wildland fire operations program leader since 2017, has been selected as the NPS chief for the Branch of Wildland... — Updated 3/22/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    Features

New Gorges Campground Set For Fall Opening – Transylvania County, NC

By fall, a new $3.5 million campground in the 7,709-acre Gorges State Park in Sapphire should be open to the public. "We have a new site, RV site and five cabins," said Ranger... — Updated 3/18/2021

 

Forest Service Releases Old Fort Trails Proposal For Public Comment

"Trails for all" are coming to Old Fort in McDowell County. The Pisgah National Forest's Grandfather Ranger District released its final trail proposal for the Old Fort Trails... — Updated 3/17/2021

 
 By Abby Williams    Outdoors

Forest Bathing Is More Than Just A Walk In The Woods

Instead of rushing to one destination – a certain waterfall or mountain lookout – have you ever just moved through the trees slowly, with a noticing eye, and become part of the... — Updated 3/15/2021

 

Community Foundation Of WNC Grants Totalling $156,800 Awarded – Transylvania County, NC

As of March 2021 the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently approved grants totaling $156,800 to nonprofits across the region. The awards were made in CFWNC’s Early Childhood Development, Food and Farming... — Updated 3/8/2021

 

Many Ways To Stay Fit During COVID-19 - Brevard, NC

If someone has resistance bands, some dumbbells and gravity, one can create the ideal home gym for staying fit at home during COVID-19, according to Bill Bailey, a fitness coach at... — Updated 2/24/2021

 

New Multi-Use Connector Trail To Connect Brevard And Pisgah National Forest, Open To Equestrian Use

Conservation nonprofit The Pisgah Conservancy announced recently that the organization has received approval from the US Forest Service to proceed with the construction of the Joel... — Updated 2/22/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Developer Shares Hotel Vision – Brevard, NC

It’s not just made of bricks, pipes and lumber. Tye Warren said, “a hotel is made of experiences, magic moments and unforgettable memories.” On Tuesday, Warren, the developer who plans to build a hotel on the 3-acre property... — Updated 2/10/2021

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

City Council Approves Selling Property For Hotel – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council Monday approved the sale of its 3-acre property off North Broad Street to a developer for the purpose of building an 80-room "boutique" hotel. As previously... — Updated 1/27/2021

 

Oskar Blues Brewery Expands Into Industrial Center – Brevard, NC

Oskar Blues Brewery is the newest tenant of the Sylvan Valley Industrial Center (SVIC) as the company announced its intention to move forward with a lease and upfit of a... — Updated 1/27/2021

 

Courtney (Court) Sims

Courtney (Court) Sims, 71, born in Indianapolis, Ind., to Bettie (Courtney) Sims and Frank Thomas Sims, ended his journey on this earth at his home in Brevard, Saturday, Jan 2, 2021, after a five-year battle with agent orange... — Updated 1/11/2021

 

BC Students Complete Immersion Expedition

Eight Brevard College students recently completed a 21-day immersion expedition canvassing the mountains of western North Carolina. The trip, the culmination of the immersion... — Updated 12/7/2020

 

Good News On Ecusta Trail

The recent announcement that Conserving Carolina has purchased the railroad corridor between Hendersonville and Brevard is good news. If the railroad corridor does become the proposed Ecusta Trail, it could benefit county... — Updated 11/30/2020

 

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