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Case Of Body Found On Parkway Ruled As Homicide

An autopsy by the N.C. State Medical Examiner's Office on the body found Oct. 9 on the Blue Ridge Parkway has been completed, with investigators ruling the incident as a homicide. Investigators have identified the victim as Josue... — Updated 10/15/2021


Body Found Near Blue Ridge Parkway Overlook

On Saturday, Oct. 9, at approximately 1:14 p.m., National Park Service (NPS) dispatchers received a report from a park visitor of a body near an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Law enforcement rangers responded to the scene... — Updated 10/11/2021


Body Found Near Parkway Overlook

On Saturday, at approximately 1:14 p.m., National Park Service (NPS) dispatchers received a report from a park visitor of a body near an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Law enforcement rangers responded to the scene and... — Updated 10/10/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Fall Colors Predicted To Be Good

With the official start of autumn here, leaf-looking season is right around the corner and two local professors are making their predictions for this year's fall colors. Brevard... — Updated 10/7/2021


Trail Closures Remain In Place On Blue Ridge Parkway

Due to a bear attack on park visitors last Wednesday temporary trail closures and food prohibitions are expected to remain in place until Friday, Oct. 8, near the Folk Art Center, at Milepost 382 in Asheville, on the Blue Ridge... — Updated 10/6/2021


Bear Attacks Couple At Folk Art Center

A couple was treated for injuries and released Wednesday evening after a bear attack in the parking area of the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The couple was having a picnic on a grassy hill near the Folk Art Center,... — Updated 10/1/2021


Free Guided Tours Planned At The Cradle

FIND Outdoors, a local 49-year-old nonprofit in Pisgah Forest, is offering free, one-hour guided tours on the historic Biltmore Campus Trail at the Cradle of Forestry each week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 3... — Updated 9/27/2021


Pisgah Inn Owner To Challenge Rep. Cawthorn In GOP Primary

Bruce O'Connell, who describes himself as a conservative owner and operator of the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway since 1979, has announced his candidacy for North Carolina's... — Updated 9/6/2021


Jack Zerby

Jack Zerby, of Brevard, 78, recently left this Earth due to heart failure for his heavenly home, Aug. 17, 2021.He leaves behind his beloved wife and soul mate, Diana Metzinger Zerby... — Updated 9/6/2021


Mountain Skies Jupiter And Saturn Stand Highest At Midnight

The Planets: Last month we noted that both Saturn and Jupiter had gone through their points of opposition, Saturn on July 2 and Jupiter on the 19th. This is a time when these... — Updated 9/6/2021

 By Alex Perri    News

Update Given On Ecusta Trail

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners (BOC) heard an update on the Ecusta Trail progress from Friends of the Ecusta Trail and Conserving Carolina on Monday at its regularly scheduled meeting. Commissioners requested an... — Updated 8/26/2021


Two Storm Closures Remain In Place On The Blue Ridge Parkway

As of Friday, most sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) previously closed due to downed trees and debris from Tropical Storm Fred have reopened, according to a BRP news release. Road status information is updated daily on the... — Updated 8/20/2021


Douglas Gregory "Gregg" Sentelle

Douglas Gregory "Gregg" Sentelle, 68, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Asheville March 15, 1953, to the late Harry... — Updated 8/18/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

DOT Gives Project Updates

Construction to build a roundabout on the Asheville Highway as part of the Davidson Connector Road project is ongoing while other road projects have been put on the back burner, according to N.C. Department of Trans-portation... — Updated 7/28/2021


'Cradle To Grave' Returns Sept. 18

FIND Outdoors will host the annual fundraising event “Hunter Subaru Cradle to Grave 30k and 10k” to benefit the Cradle of Forestry on Sept. 18. “This is the largest fundraising event that FIND Outdoors holds each year for the... — Updated 7/26/2021


FIND Outdoors Introduces New Visitor Center Passport Program

FIND Outdoors, a 49-year-old nonprofit based in Pisgah Forest, is excited to introduce this month the "Visitor Center Passport Program" at all five FIND-managed visitor centers in... — Updated 7/19/2021


Larry Grady Rollins

Larry Grady Rollins, 61, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, June 29, 2021. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosa Marie Queen Rollins. He work... — Updated 7/5/2021


FIND Outdoors Welcomes A New Board Member

FIND Outdoors, a 49-year-old nonprofit based in Pisgah Forest, announced it is excited to welcome Jocelyn Wilson to its growing list of board members. Tad Fogel, board chairman and longstanding FIND board member, Tad Fogel,... — Updated 6/30/2021

 By Alex Perri    Outdoors

Time Again To Highlight 'Leave No Trace' Principles

Every year around this time Transylvania County gears up for it's busy tourist season. Campers, families and other adventurers come to town to enjoy the endless waterfalls, hikes an... — Updated 6/27/2021


Tents, Soft-Sided Campers Prohibited At Mount Pisgah

Blue Ridge Parkway officials announced that through July 1, 2021, tents and soft-sided campers are temporarily prohibited at Mount Pisgah Camp-ground. The campground, located near Milepost 408, has seen increasing bear activity in... — Updated 6/23/2021


Visitor Season Begins On Blue Ridge Parkway

National Park Service officials have announced the opening of the 2021 visitor season on the Blue Ridge Parkway with reminders that park visitors play a key role in protecting the historic 469-mile route. With many of the... — Updated 5/31/2021


Blue Ridge Parkway Announces 2021 Pavement Preservation Work

The National Park Service announced today that over 80 overlooks and parking areas and five picnic areas along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia will be resurfaced as part of the park’s pavement preservation program. The... — Updated 5/6/2021


Sycamore Cycles Trail Report – May 3 – Transylvania County

Closures •A prescribed burn in north Mills River will close sections of Squirrel Gap Trail (from Horse Cove Gap Trail to Laurel Creek Trail) and Horse Cove Gap Trail (from Funnel Top Road to Squirrel Gap Trail) on Monday, March... — Updated 5/3/2021


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


Cradle Of Forestry Back Open-Brevard, N.C.

The Cradle of Forestry is now 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 p.m.,... — Updated 4/22/2021


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