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Overmountain Shelter Closed Because It's No Longer Safe

In order to protect public safety, the Appalachian Ranger District has closed the Overmountain Shelter, which is located in Avery County near the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) and Overmountain Victory...

 

Dunn's Rock News

The last time I saw my neighbor Jayne Fought at a Dunn’s Rock Community Center dinner and program, she was wearing a shirt with an “Island Ford Adventures” logo on it. Curious about her new...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 13, 2019

Academy Students Have 75 Percent Proficiency Rating

Ted Duncan, director of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy, informed the school’s board of directors June 5 that the overall proficiency rate for students on this year’s end-of-grade tests for reading and science is 75 percent. Dunca...

 

Brevard AAUW Explores Outdoor Adventures

Jayne Fought is among several other Transylvania residents who consider Pisgah Forest their backyard. Fortunately, she has discovered and explored many other “back yards” in the United States as an outdoor adventure specialist for almost three...

 

Ladies – Gear Up For Women's Backpacking Course

This September, local women interested in learning more about the great outdoors – from an accomplished outdoors-woman – can sign up with Jayne Fought for her women's backpacking class in...

 

Randal Keith Shelton

Randal Keith Shelton, 61, of Brevard, was called home by his Lord Friday, June 29, 2018. The last thing he did was mow the grass with his new John Deere. Thus, those who knew him are assured he died...

 

Focus On The French Broad – A Paddling Place For All

In both symbolic and tangible terms, the French Broad River is a connective force with a current that sweeps across industry and agriculture, science and wildlife, recreation and sport. It has carved...

 

For WNC Military History Museum: Community Leaders Offer Ideas For Growth

Eleven Transylvania leaders met at the WNC Military History Museum on March 20 for a luncheon roundtable to discuss growth of the museum. The mission of the museum is to honor, educate and preserve...

 

Great Residents

On Aug. 19 an old woman decided it would be great fun to join the younger folks in a canoe trip down the French Broad River. With 50 plus years since my last canoeing effort perhaps that was not my best decision. I climbed in full of enthusiasm, the...

 

Boys & Girls Club Having A Busy Summer - Brevard, NC

School bells may be silent these days, but there are plenty of sounds coming from the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club during its busy summer program. There, crowds of children are having fun and...

 

Lowell A. Steinfeld M.D.

Lowell A. Steinfeld M.D. passed away June 19, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. He was 78. He was born Oct. 1, 1938, in Newark, N.J. to Manuel Steinfeld and Judy Steinfeld (nee Lempert), the first of five...

 

Wildlife Commission Accepting Photo Contest Submissions

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is accepting entries to its 13th annual Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition until 5 p.m., Sept. 1, 2017. The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers of all ages, except for employees...

 

Pack It In, Pack It Out: Enjoy The Outdoors Responsibly

The nice spring weather has everyone out enjoying the forest and rivers. As the number of users in the forest has grown dramatically over the past several years, it is more important than ever that...

 

Teacher Profiles – Transylvania County

Hayley Leland Brevard Elementary – Fifth Grade I was born and raised in Charleston, S.C. I moved to Brevard to play soccer for Brevard College and stayed for a while after graduation. In 2010, I...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    August 4, 2016

Keystone Camp: 100 Years Of Family Commitment - Brevard NC

It was 1916 when a small group of girls from Jacksonville, Fla., led by Miss Florence Ellis and Miss Fannie Holt, came to Transylvania County and marked the inaugural class of Keystone Camp. Today,...

 

Rowe, Daniel Join Looking Glass Realty – Brevard NC

Looking Glass Realty LLC has announced the addition of Heather Rowe and Rick Daniel to its real estate team. Rowe and Daniel will be teaming up to bring an impressive array of skill and experience to...

 

Wallston To Speak To Sierra Club – Brevard NC

May 26 Margot Wallston, statewide coordinator for the Hemlock Restoration Initiative, will speak to the Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club. Wallston, born in Tennessee, grew up attending summer camp in...

 

Organization Works To Send Local Children To Summer Camp – Brevard NC

Terrell, whose favorite activity at camp was to canoe on Lake Jocassee, is a son of a single mom and disabled father. He would not have been able to go to YMCA Camp Greenville if not for the Kids in Camp program. Kids in Camp (KIC) is affiliated with...

 

Outdoor Calendar

If you would like your event, class or series listed, contact Park Baker at pbaker@transylvaniatimes.com. April 18 Intro to Fly Fishing at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education: Learn casting, knots and scouting. All equipment provided. 9 a.m....

 

Outdoors Calendar

f you would like your event, class or series listed, contact Park Baker at pbaker@transylvaniatimes.com. Monday April 4 Nature Nuts at The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education: Fun workshop for kids about our amphibian friends. ncwildlife.org. 9...

 

Blue Ridge Community College Hosts First Camp Job Fair - Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) held is first annual "Connect to Camps" Job Fair on Wednesday, March 16, at its Transylvania County Campus NCWorks Center, where eight local summer camps participat...

 

TDA Launches New Marketing Plan - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) has launched its new multi-year marketing plan, which includes strategies aimed, for one, at having day tourists stay overnight. “Tourism is becoming an increasingly important part of our...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 17, 2015

Public Knows Less About Farming - Brevard NC

One of the greatest changes in America in the past 150 years has been the transition from an agricultural to industrial society. While advances in technology and science have increased farmers’ yields, most Americans know little about farming....

 

Sports Have Played Prominent Role In County

The Smithsonian traveling exhibit, "Hometown Teams," is now up at the library. As part of the Museum on Main Street program, the goal is to bring the Smithsonian to small towns across Amer-ica and to...

 

Transylvania Welcomes New Educators - Nicole McGaha Moman, School Counselor

Nicole McGaha Moman Roman Elementary and T.C. Henderson Elementary School Counselor I am from Transylvania County. I graduated from Rosman High School in 2009. I graduated magna cum laude with a...

 

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