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Paddling Pisgah: A Backcountry Gem

Pisgah National Forest is known for its greenery and gradient. Cascading creeks weave between a sea of rocky peaks, only interrupted by the occasional gravel road or forest path, yet otherwise this...

 

Kepler Discovered Thousands Of Exoplanets

The Stars The summertime Milky Way is now high overhead at sunset! While this beautiful veil in the sky may have been obvious to the casual observer in years gone by, nowadays bright urban skies...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 5, 2019

Graveyard Fields' Movie: A Call To Arms –Transylvania County, NC

Movie goers packed into the DFR room in downtown Brevard last Thursday to watch the Brevard premiere of the Pisgah Conservancy’s new film, “Graveyard Fields: The Call of the High Country.” The film kicks off the Pisgah Conservancy’s campaign...

 

Tina Louise Gann Barnwell

Tina Louise Gann Barnwell, 55, of Balsam Grove, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Born Dec. 13, 1963, in Del Rio, Texas, she was the...

 

Georgia Resident Dies On Blue Ridge Parkway

At 6:28 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, National Park Service dispatchers received a report of a single motor vehicle accident near Milepost 306 at the Grandfather Mountain Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. NPS Rangers, along with local law enforcement and...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 29, 2019

Larry Chapman, Theresa McCall Seeking 113 Seat – Transylvania County, NC

Former Commission Chairman Larry Chapman and former School Board Chairwoman Theresa McCall are among those hoping to be chosen to see out the term of N.C. Rep. Cody Henson, who stepped down last week....

 

Nancy Dzick (nee Gurley)

Nancy Dzick (nee Gurley) left us for the bike paths and trails of Heaven at dawn June 23, 2019. After a short stay in hospice, she passed from this life in the arms of her beloved husband, Arnie....

 

Former Transylvania Administrator Elliott Is Regional Superintendent Of The Year

Watauga County Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott was recently named Northwest North Carolina Superintendent of the Year by the Northwest Regional Educational Service Agency (NWRESA), an...

 

Strategic Plan Will Guide County Tourism Efforts-Transylvania County, NC

On June 4, Transylvania County Tourism (TCT) hosted tourism partners and area stakeholders at a community presentation of TCT’s new strategic plan that will guide work for countywide tourism from 2020 to 2024. In October 2018, the plan was develope...

 

Connestee Falls Scholarship Winner Stephanie McCall Pursues Writing Career

If you ask Stephanie McCall, 2004 recipient of a Connestee Falls scholarship, who she is, she would be most likely to answer first, that she is a writer, and second, that she is a person with...

 

Brevard Resident Dies After Parkway Accident

Brevard resident Diane Banther Rice died Monday in a single-vehicle motor accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway, according to a National Park Service news release. At roughly 4 p.m., Monday, Blue Ridge Parkway dispatchers received a report of a motor...

 

Beatrice Ann Miller Denslow

Beatrice Ann Miller Denslow, 87, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Born in Tampa, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Fred Daniel and Anna Storch Miller. In addition to her parents, her husband, Rev. David Ross Denslow, and her...

 

Glancing Back: Pisgah Forest Speedway To Open Inaugural Year

The following briefs are from Thursday, May 1, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Pisgah Forest Speedway, Inc. will officially open its first season this Sunday, May 4. Howard Griffin, promoter, states that the races will get underway promptly...

 

Bike Community Challenged To Make Plan Work

The many cyclists and mountain bikers who helped fill the Board of Commissioners’ chambers Monday were challenged to help the county realize the goals and recommendations laid out in the draft Transylvania County Bicycle Plan. During their regular...

 

Hoisting Of Two State Flags Demonstrates Museum's New Focus

Last Saturday and Sunday, observant passersby in downtown Brevard noticed a fourth flag on the flagpole at the Transylvania County courthouse. Waving in the breeze, beneath the American, POW and...

 
 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 Matt McGregor    News    April 4, 2019

Autopsy: Pisgah Inn Employee Strangled

Sara Ellis, The Pisgah Inn employee who was found deceased in June 2018, died from “strangulation by asphyxia in the manner of homicide,” according to an autopsy report from the N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The autopsy report...

 

Cradle Opens For Season Saturday

The Cradle of Forestry in America historic site will begin the 2019 season on April 6 with a living history event, Opening Day Appalachian Folkways Celebration. The Cradle of Forestry’s living history demonstrators and crafters will bring the Pink...

 

'Project Parkway' Recruiting Volunteers

The National Park Service has announced the second annual Project Parkway on Saturday, April 27. This single-day, park-wide volunteer project will help complete much needed work across the park and is ideal for people interested in learning more...

 

Glancing Back: Morrow, Trent Become Marine Corps Officers

The following briefs are from Thursday, March 20, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. The Board of the Mary C. Jenkins Community Center is seeking applications for the position of teacher for the Kiddieland Day Care School. _______________ The...

 

Please, Stop Climbing Over The Wall

Due to human disturbance on Devil's Courthouse at milepost 422.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, peregrine falcons have yet to nest this year. Once an annual site for males set on attracting a mate, this...

 

Portion Of Bent Creek Road Closed

The Pisgah Ranger District will close a portion of Bent Creek Road, FSR 479, from Ledford Branch Trailhead to the Blue Ridge Parkway for maintenance starting today. Contractors will use large trucks and heavy equipment to gravel and grade the road....

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Welcomed 14 Million Visitors In 2018

The Blue Ridge Parkway’s 469-mile scenic drive, 369 miles of trail, 14 visitor centers, eight campgrounds, 10 concession operations, 15 picnic areas, and numerous other recreation opportunities welcomed over 14 million visitors in 2018. These...

 

New Conference Room To Honor Dr. Barbara Boerner

Last week, dozens of Dr. Barbara Boerner's former colleagues and students crowded into a newly renovated space adjacent to the dining room in Myers Hall at Brevard College. They were gathered to...

 

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