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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...

 

South Toe Trailhead Parking Area Expanded

The Appalachian Ranger District will close the South Toe Trailhead parking area across from Black Mountain Campground on the Pisgah National Forest for improvements starting March 4, 2019. The South Toe Trailhead is an access point for five...

 

Keep Homes Off Steep Slopes

The Brevard City Council reversed course last week, voting 3-2 against increasing construction slopes from grades of 25 percent or less to nearly 50 percent. It was a prudent reversal. Earlier this month the council had voted 3-2 to support the new...

 

New At The Library: What If Anne Frank Survived The Holocaust?

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Gillham, David R. “Annelies.” David Gillham’s latest novel looks at what it would be like if Anne Frank had survived the Holocaust. After the war, Anne suffers the...

 

Reserve Names Top Local Volunteers

Brevard's Molly Tartt and Lake Toxaway's Paul Cooper have been named as Southern Highlands Reserve's 2018 Volunteers of the Year. Southern Highlands Reserve, located off Summit Ridge Road in Lake...

 

New Traditional Sporting Groups Formed In County

Many state wildlife agencies across the country worry about their future funding sources, with trends in hunting and fishing license sales declining. This problem that state agencies started to...

 

Wildflowers Of DuPont State Forest Talk Set - Brevard, NC

Many interests overlap, and perhaps a common intersection is this area is hiking and wild flowers and gardening. Many people walk extensively in DuPont State Recreational Forest and the Blue Ridge...

 

Parkway Visitor Center To Reopen-Brevard NC

The National Park Service announced Friday that the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center at Milepost 384 will open to visitors using donated funds from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, with additional support provided from Eastern National and the...

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

•1206, 475-B, 477, Wash Creek Rd., Courthouse Creek Rd. all closed in Pisgah •Blue Ridge Parkway is closed •Trees down on Butter Gap Trail •Trees down on Spencer Gap Trail •Tree down on Lower Trace Ridge trail •Trees down on Joel Branch T...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 14, 2019

Shutdown's Impact Being Felt In Transylvania

Over the weekend, the partial government shut-down surpassed the previous 21-day record and its impacts are being felt in Transylvania County, from trail maintenance on public lands to the wallets of...

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

•1206, 475-B, 477, Wash Creek Rd., Courthouse Creek Rd. all closed in Pisgah •Blue Ridge Parkway is closed •Pisgah is a mess from the winter storm. Use caution in the forest. Hundreds of trees down across forest •Trees down on Butter Gap...

 

National Park Fee Money To Operate Parks During Shutdown

The Trump administration has announced that it will reopen areas of the National Park System closed due to the partial federal government shutdown using money collected from visitor fees. National...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 27, 2018

Shutdown Impacts Forest Service

An automated email reply Wednesday from Alice Cohen, a U.S. Forest Service spokesperson, reads “due to the lapse in federal government funding I am on furlough without access to email. I will return your message as soon as possible once funding...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 3, 2018

Emergency Officials Train For Active Shooter - Brevard NC

An active-shooter simulation was held in the Transylvania County administration building on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office, Brevard Police Department, Brevard Fire Department, Emergency Management,...

 

Glancing Back: Grey Repeats As National Champion

The following briefs are from Thursday, Nov. 21, 1968, edition of The Transylvania Times. Three 17-year-old Haywood County youths were found guilty recently of juvenile delinquency in destruction of government road signs in federal court in...

 

Outdoor Destination Hike: Sunburst Falls

This week's outdoor destination is Sunburst Falls, located right off N.C. 215. Sunburst Falls is found on the west fork of the Pigeon River and is named after the logging town that used to be...

 

Mountain Skies: Three Weak Meteor Showers In November

The Planets Slowly, over the past few months, the planets have been disappearing one by one. Well, not exactly. They are still out there but only one, Mars, remains easily visible in the early...

 

TNRC Meeting Focuses On Landslide Dangers - Brevard NC

During the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting, members and guests heard from Rick Wooten, senior geologist with the N.C. Department of Environ-mental Quality. The topic during this council meeting was again landslide...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 25, 2018

German Group Sees U.S. Forest Practices Up Close - Brevard NC

Visiting foresters and scientists from Germany recently took a tour of public lands in Transylvania County, and other parts of the southeast U.S., to learn more about public and private land management. Among them were a count, a baron, a member of...

 

Raffle Of Photograph To Benefit Meals On Wheels

Rob Travis’s photograph “Mountain Majesty” is, in a word, spectacular. It captures an ethereal light streaming over the Blue Ridge Mountains behind a foreground of foliage and wildflowers. If you’re lucky, you just might end up admiring it in...

 

Picturing The Past: Book Offers Picture Of Connestee And Carson Creek Area

In the preface of his book, "Shadows of the Past: Return to Reba," Ed Comer wrote, "Long before the Connestee Falls community existed, its land held pockets of hardy souls that built their homes...

 

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