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 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...

 

Monarchs and Midterms

As my husband and I finish up another season of raising, tagging and releasing Monarch butterflies, it is hard not to feel a sense of sadness at their declining numbers in North America and the part humans have played in their decline. Although sever...

 

'Camping In The Old Style' Re-created At The Cradle Of Forestry

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites the public to explore a re-created campsite of the early 1900s during its “Camping in the Old Style” event, Saturday, Oct. 13. A classic camping interpretive team known as the Acorn Patrol demonstrate...

 

'Mountain Blue' Book Signing At Gra•vy - Brevard NC

Brevard, authors and photographers Les and Janet Saucier will be signing copies of their newly released book “Mountain Blue, the Beauty and Grandeur of America’s Southern Appalachian Mountains” on Friday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gra•vy...

 

Cradle Of Forestry Works To Bring Back Monarch Butterflies

The Cradle of Forestry in America heritage site invites the public to attend the “Bring Back the Monarchs” program on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Forest Discovery Center. Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist Joyce Pearsall will...

 

Cradle Of Forestry To Host National Public Lands Day

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites the community to take part in NEEF's 25th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 22. National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. The...

 

Mountain Skies: Planets Disappear One By One This Fall

The Stars The summertime Milky Way is now high overhead just at sunset. While this beautiful veil in the sky may have been obvious to the casual observer in years gone by, nowadays it takes some planning and effort to enjoy it. However, all one...

 

Diner's Raffle Raises Money For Sharing House Programs

The 14th Annual Diner's Extravaganza raffle raised $11,000 to help Transylvania Neighbors In Need, said Sharing House Executive Director Rev. Shelly Webb after the official drawing Aug. 21....

 

PARI's Hayward To Discuss Night Skies At Library Sept. 6

Discover Natural Transylvania will meet at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, to focus on the skies overhead. Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute’s astronomer and educator Dr. Bob Hayward will discuss what is in the current night sky and why we are...

 

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...

 

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