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Willard Lyman Galloway

Willard Lyman Galloway, 70, passed away July 26, 2018, in Ft. Myers, Fla., after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 11, 1948, to Elmer and Wave Galloway, of Rosman, N.C. He graduated...

 

Arrest Made In Pisgah Inn Murder -Brevard NC

A homicide investigation involving employees at Pisgah Inn led to a second-degree murder charge filed against 20-year-old Derek Shawn Pendergraft, of Asheville, for the alleged murder of Sara Ellis, 29, from Seminole, Fla. Though partially in...

 

Bob Bovee To Perform For The Songcatchers Music Series

Musician Bob Bovee will perform for the Cradle of Forestry in America's annual Songcatchers Music Series on Sunday, July 29. Now in its 16th year, the series is held each Sunday afternoon in July,...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 26, 2018

Park Visitor Numbers Hold Steady -Brevard NC

Visitation numbers to public lands in Transylvania County are up this year, but not by much, according to local land managers. The Davidson River corridor remains one of the most visited areas of the region, according to U.S. Forest Service public in...

 

Cradle To Host Smokey Bear's Birthday Party

The Cradle of Forestry invites children of all ages to Smokey Bear's Birthday Party on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Smokey Bear turns 74 this year. The fire prevention bear will help cut his...

 

Rifkin And Queen To Play For Songcatchers Series

Musicians Carol Rifkin and Jeanette Queen will perform for the Cradle of Forestry in America's annual Songcatchers Music Series on Sunday, July 22. Rifkin and Queen bring to their Songcatchers Music...

 

Cradle Of Forestry To Celebrate The Historical Locomotives That Traveled Pisgah National Forest

The Cradle of Forestry invites the public to enjoy a Saturday, July 21, program about western North Carolina’s logging train history and the 1914 Climax logging locomotive on display at the Cradle. Visitors will learn about the locomotive and...

 

John Doyle To Perform At Songcatchers Music Series

Musician John Doyle will perform for the Cradle of Forestry in America’s annual Songcatchers Music Series on Sunday, July 15. Now in its 16th year, the series is held each Sunday afternoon in July beginning at 4 p.m. It honors traditional mountain...

 

Sauciers Release 'Mountain Blue' Photo Book - Brevard, NC

Early on a beautiful spring morning last year, local photographer Les Saucier stood at Looking Glass Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway with his soon-to-be-wife, Janet Garrity, photographing the huge...

 

Picturing The Past: Key Role The Township Plays In Local Government

Over the last few weeks, Picturing the Past has been looking at the history of Transylvania County through each of its townships. It leads to the questions of, what is a township and what is it...

 

Young Elk Hanging Out In The Area-Brevard NC

The video of the elk crossing N.C. 280 near Turkey Pen a couple of weeks ago has circulated far and wide by now. But can the public expect to see more of them on this side of the Blue Ridge Parkway?...

 

Cradle Invites Nature Enthusiasts To Pink Beds Bioblitz

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites nature enthusiasts of all ages and knowledge levels to the Pink Beds BioBlitz on Saturday, June 16. Be a citizen scientist with naturalists and forest...

 

Woodsy Owl Looking For Club Members

The Cradle of Forestry in America announces their summer nature and educational series, “Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club” every Wednesday and Thursday, beginning June 13 and ending Aug. 2. Programs are held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Curiosity...

 

Gary Kendrick

Gary Kendrick, 66, of Brevard, died peacefully Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Mission Hospital in Asheville following a tragic accident. His family surrounded him at the time of his death. He was born May...

 

Grandfather Mountain Open Despite U.S. 221 Closure

Heavy rains and flash flooding washed out a portion of U.S. 221 between Linville and Blowing Rock, approximately 2 miles north of the Grand-father Mountain Entrance Gate. According to officials, the damaged section of the highway will be closed indef...

 
 By Josh Kelly    Outdoors    April 16, 2018

The Unique Flora, Fauna Of The Southern Blue Ridge

Geographers call the fantastic area where we live the Southern Blue Ridge. The Southern Blue Ridge is narrow near its northern terminus at Roanoke, Va., but broader southwards, and at its broadest on...

 

Participate In Forest Plans

The U.S. Forest Service will soon release the first draft of its plans for the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. These plans will guide forest activites, from wildlife management and timber sales to all forms of recreational activities, such as...

 
 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 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...

 

Siniard's Legacy Is Everywhere

Whether people know it or not, every Transylvanian has been to a place that was directly touched or impacted by Hale “Guis” Siniard Jr., who passed away last week. Those who live in Illahee Hills, Glen Cannon or Thomas Woods travel on roads that...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 22, 2018

'Guis' Siniard Called A 'Gentle Man'

Hale “Guis” Siniard Jr., who passed away Friday, March 16, is remembered as a gentle man who quietly worked behind the scenes in diverse ways to improve the quality of life in Transylvania County. “What a gentleman he was,” said Artie...

 

Hale Siniard Jr., "Guis"

The family of Hale Siniard Jr., "Guis" to most, wants to express their sincere gratitude for and pride in the remarkable life that he lived and his undying love. He was born Aug. 24, 1922, and passed...

 
 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...

 

Parkway Recruiting Volunteers For Spring Cleanup

The National Park Service is excited to announce Project Parkway – Campground Cleanup on Saturday, April 21. The goal of this first-of-its-kind event is to rally Parkway lovers, volunteers, partners...

 

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