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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...

 

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...

 

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