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 By Alex Perri    News    January 20, 2020 

TNRC Approves Resolution Supporting Ecusta Trail – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) recently voted on a resolution supporting the concept of the Ecusta Hike/Bike Trail, as well as to elect Stephanie Adams as the chairperson to...

 

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 shutdown surpassed the...

 

Woodward: Sediment The Top Pollutant – Transylvania County, NC

Sediment is the number one pollutant in North Carolina, according to Mitch Woodward from the N.C. Cooperative Extension. Woodward recently gave a presentation, “Small Scale Solutions to Protect Water Quality,” at a recent Transylvania Natural...

 

A Nighttime Walk To Hooker Falls To Celebrate The Winter Solstice

To celebrate the winter solstice – the longest night of the year – a nighttime walk to Hooker Falls will be hosted by Conserving Carolina at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Meet at the Hooker Falls parking lot on D...

 

Local Guide Highlights The Joys Of Winter Hiking

When's the last time you experienced the magic of the forest in the winter? For me it was last year. Right now, I'm full of anticipation and excitement about the amazing things the forest will show...

 

Kids In Camp Possible Thanks To Donations – Transylvania County, NC

In 2019, thanks to generous donations from local supporters, Kids in Camp (KIC) was able to provide one-to-three weeks of overnight summer camp to 42 Transylvania County children, whose families...

 

Mountain Sun Launches The Natural Play Project

Backpacking trips, bird banding, paddling 28 miles on the French Broad River, learning primitive skills, and spending a night in a tent: these are some of the things Mountain Sun Community School...

 

Muddy Sneakers To Host Mountainfilm Tour Nov. 23

This fall, Muddy Sneakers will host Asheville's only screening of Mountainfilm on Tour Saturday, Nov. 23, at The Orange Peel in Asheville. The evening will feature a selection of culturally rich,...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 28, 2019

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 Resources Council...

 

TDA Report: Accommodation Revenues Doubled – Transylvania County, NC

In the 2011/12 fiscal year, slightly more than $9 million in accommodation revenues was reported in Transylvania County, while this past fiscal year that number had jumped to more than $18 million....

 

Popular White Squirrel Hiking Challenge Returns

The popular White Squirrel Hiking Challenge is back. Participants are invited to take on eight hikes, all on lands that Conserving Carolina has helped protect. The challenge will take hikers to new trails, dramatic views, famous waterfalls, the...

 

Bridal Veil Falls A Destination For Travelers

Like High Falls featured in last week's Picturing the Past article, Bridal Veil Falls on the Little River in present day DuPont State Recreational Forest has long been a popular destination for...

 

Cedar Mountain News

Flea Market Saturday’s flea market was a huge success. There were so many donations for the community center table that we had to borrow four more tables. Thank you one and all for your generosity....

 

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 Education. The Friends...

 

Picturing The Past: DuPont State Recreational Forest Holds Deep History

High Falls in present day DuPont State Recreational Forest has long been a popular destination. Beginning in the 1850s, the Little River Turnpike ran from the valley through Grange, Buck Forest and...

 

Conserving Carolina Earns National Land Trust Recognition

Americans strongly support saving the natural areas, farmland and forests they love. For more than 30 years, Conserving Carolina has been doing just that for the people of western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. Now Conserving Carolina...

 

Destination Hike – Cedar Rock in DuPont Forest

Cedar Rock in DuPont State Recreational Forest is one of my favorite hiking/biking trails in the region, and I enjoy both modes of transportation for different reasons. (Horses are also allowed on DuP...

 

Time To Talk About Bikes

This Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Brevard College’s Dunham Auditorium, Project Empathy will host “A Time To Talk About Bikes.” It is a timely topic the community needs to address. Bicycling has become a big business in Brevard and...

 

Impact Of County's Strategic Plan Discussed – Transylvania County, NC

Recently, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners held a workshop to discuss the county’s strategic plan, which includes goals and strategies that guide county departments in their day-to-day actions and, in particular, influences budget...

 

Rosenwald News

Nature takes center stage today. Towards the beginning of summer, I stopped by Rise & Shine for a visit. As I was leaving, a group of scholars and volunteers were just coming back from a hike....

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 11, 2019

NCFS Improves Ecosytem At Headwaters Forest – Transylvania County, NC

Headwaters State Forest is coming up on its one-year anniversary since opening to the public, and, according to state forest ranger Michael Cheek, the public is enjoying the new 6,730-acres of public...

 

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...

 

Local Dies On DuPont Road

According to the N.C. Forest Service, at 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 21, emergency personnel responded to a call for assistance in DuPont State Recreational Forest in the area of Fawn Lake Road. When personnel arrived, they found 71-year-old John...

 

Burning CAN Beer Fest Set For Aug. 9-10

Oskar Blues Brewery’s Annual Burning CAN Beer Fest will pop off on Aug. 9-10 at the scenic REEB Ranch. Burning CAN is a weekend-long craft beer throwdown complete with outdoor sports, camping, two nights of live music by internationally touring...

 

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...

 

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