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Picturing the Past - Long History of Biking In The Mountains

There has been a long history of biking in the mountains of Transylvania County that goes well beyond that of the mountain biking that we think of today. Looking back, we can see... — Updated 9/22/2021


Internal Medicine Physician Joins Pardee Medical Associates

Pardee UNC Health Care announced that Charles Maker, M.D., a board-certified internal medicine physician has joined Pardee Medical Associates, located at 643 Fifth Avenue West, in... — Updated 9/1/2021


Manufacturer Opening Site In Rosman

Custom Tube Products, an advanced manufacturing company based in Edgewater, Florida, will open a second facility in Rosman this fall. The move marks the first expansion for the... — Updated 8/31/2021


Six Tornados Riding At World Mtn. Bike Championships

A school-record six Brevard College Cycling student-athletes will represent their home nations at this week’s UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) Mountain Bike World Championships held in Val di Sole, Trentino, Italy. BC... — Updated 8/26/2021


Purchase Of Rail Line Completed, Ecusta Trail One Step Closer

The Ecusta rail line connecting Hendersonville and Brevard is officially on its way to becoming a rail trail. On Aug. 12, a subsidiary of Conserving Carolina completed the purchase of the 19-mile unused rail line to create the... — Updated 8/18/2021


Purchase Of Ecusta Rail Line Brings Rail Trail Closer

The Ecusta rail line connecting Hendersonville and Brevard is officially on its way to becoming a rail trail. On Aug. 12, a subsidiary of Conserving Carolina completed the purchase... — Updated 8/17/2021


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

 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


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