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Sycamore Cycles Trail Report: May 18, 2020

Closures •All roadside campsites and group campgrounds remain closed in Pisgah as of May 18. •Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock, Coon Tree picnic area, the Cradle of Forestry, Lake Powhatan picnic and swim area, Sycamore... — Updated 5/18/2020

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

First Phase Of Reopening Pisgah National Forest Getting Underway-Brevard NC

Pisgah National Forest has released a new forest order, opening several of the trails and roads that were closed in the previous forest order signed on April 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Camping is still prohibited in the... — Updated 5/15/2020


FIND Outdoors Launches Free Virtual Forest Bathing/Nature Therapy Program

Staying home never felt so good. FIND Outdoors is bringing the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the world in an effort to foster a sense of calmness and community. Free virtual forest bathing and nature therapy walks... — Updated 5/11/2020


Cradle To Grave Race Moved To Sept. 12 - Pisgah Forest, NC

FIND Outdoors (formerly the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association), one of Brevard’s longest-operating local nonprofits, will reschedule its signature Cradle to Grave race from May 9 to Sept. 12 to adhere to... — Updated 5/4/2020


Glancing Back: Davis Inaugurated As College's Sixth President

(The following briefs are from Thursday, April 30, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times.) An all-out search was launched Wednesday afternoon for a convict, Billy Cornwell, of Murphy, who escaped from a road gang in Transylvania... — Updated 4/27/2020


Updated: More Closures In Pisgah National Forest

In alignment with current federal, state and local guidance for social distancing and to ensure health and safety of its employees, visitors and volunteers, Pisgah National Forest... — Updated 4/15/2020 Full story


Cradle Of Forestry Opening Delayed-Brevard NC

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at https://www.tra... — Updated 3/30/2020 Full story


Mountain Sun Students Explore Local Forests - Brevard NC

A light fog followed behind as the students of Mountain Sun Community School whispered their excitement for another school day spent in the woods. Cool, mountain mornings are best... — Updated 3/16/2020


New Map To Highlight Regional Wilderness Areas – Pisgah National Forest

Editor's note: The following has been updated to include a clarification at the end of the story. Pisgah Map Company is creating a new map for the Shining Rock and Middle Prong... — Updated 2/27/2020


How Many Residents Can Conquer The Pisgah Challenge?

I’ve lived in Brevard for 14 years now, and the whole reason my wife and I moved here was thanks to the large plot of (mostly) green that happily invades my line of site every time I drive to work, head to the grocery store or... — Updated 2/24/2020


Registration Opens for Hiking Challenge

The community is invited to test themselves this spring in the Pisgah Challenge, a series of six free, guided hikes of increasing difficulty in Pisgah National Forest. Registration... — Updated 2/10/2020


Students Benefit With Cradle Of Forestry Collaboration

El Centro and the Cradle of Forestry will again work together to offer enrichment activities to the students and families of El Centro. Bobby King, a volunteer with El Centro who coordinates enrichment activities, and I met with... — Updated 2/6/2020


Chamber Of Commerce Announces 2020 Board Of Directors – Brevard, NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2020 Board of Directors. The board was recently finalized with the election of five individuals for the 2020-2022 term, including newly elected Bill Medl (Connestee Fal... — Updated 1/3/2020


Stories From 2019 Featured In Review – Brevard, NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2019. JANUARY •Over the Jan. 12-13 weekend, the partial government... — Updated 12/31/2019


Many Changes In 2019

While Transylvania County has always experienced some changes every year, 2019 was a year of extraordinary change, particularly in leadership positions throughout the county. Frank Porter, after 34 years of working for Comporium,... — Updated 12/30/2019


Walter Kluge

Walter Kluge, a longtime resident of Southampton, N.Y., and Brevard, passed away peacefully Nov. 14, 2019, at the age of 91, at home surrounded by family. He was raised in Orient, Long Island, and served in the United States Navy a... — Updated 12/2/2019

 By Alex Perri    News

Forest Management Plan Release Date Still Unknown – Transylvania County, NC

It’s still unclear when the long-anticipated new forest management plans for Nantahala-Pisgah national forests will be released, according to Pisgah Ranger District Ranger Dave Casey. During the recent Transylvania Natural... — Updated 10/30/2019


'Legend' Returns To Cradle This Weekend – Transylvania County, NC

The Cradle of Forestry will entertain audiences with the annual outdoor drama, “The Legend of Tommy Hodges,” on Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, with shows at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Audience size is limited this year.... — Updated 10/14/2019

 By Alex Perri    News

Forest Festival Carries On Long Tradition– Transylvania County, NC

On Saturday, the Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah National Forest held the 2019 Forest Festival, where visitors gathered to watch the Woodsman Meet, a lumberjack skill competition, and... — Updated 10/11/2019


Lumberjack Meet Scheduled Saturday At Cradle-Brevard NC

The Cradle of Forestry invites people of all ages to celebrate the forest heritage of western North Carolina during the annual Forest Festival Day on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9... — Updated 10/4/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Nonprofit Partners In New Camping Option – Transylvania County, NC

A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday evening for a new group campground, Cherryfield Creek, a partnership between the nonprofit Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association (CFAIA) and... — Updated 9/26/2019


Public Lands Celebrated

This Saturday, National Public Lands Day will be celebrated with the second annual DuPont Forest Festival, free access at the Cradle of Forestry and the annual National Hunting and Fishing Day at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife... — Updated 9/25/2019


Glancing Back: Lt. Richard Snowdon Is Killed In Vietnam

The following briefs are from Thursday, Sept. 25, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. First Lt. Richard Atwood Snowdon, age 31, of West Columbia, S.C., and Cedar Mountain, was killed near Siagon, Vietnam, on Sept. 17, in a... — Updated 9/23/2019


Chamber Of Commerce Surprises Member Businesses

The Surprise Patrol Team at the Brevard/ Transylvania Chamber of Commerce conducted its second mission of 2019 on Tuesday, Aug. 27. Armed with noise makers, silly accessories and... — Updated 9/9/2019


Graveyard Fields Movie To Premiere At Cradle

To educate and advocate for Graveyard Fields, The Pisgah Conservancy has partnered with Bonesteel Films to produce a 16-minute documentary about the history, beauty and challenges facing the area.  The premiere of the film... — Updated 8/12/2019


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